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“Fantastic stay in the new Modern Executive suite”
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Amici Motel
Ranked #5 of 18 Hotels in Hastings
Certificate of Excellence
Tauranga, New Zealand
Level 1 Contributor
2 reviews
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“Fantastic stay in the new Modern Executive suite”
Reviewed December 12, 2012

We travelled to Hastings to enjoy the local vineyards. After struggling to find a motel that I liked in Napier or Taradale. I decided to look for a motel in Hastings and found Amici motel which had just refurbished some of their rooms.

We stayed in the newly refurbished executive suites. I am so glad we decided to stay. The rooms had been decorated with modern furniture and had all new amenities. Loved our stay and the king bed was very comfortable. Looking forward to staying again and having a bbq in the garden.

Room Tip: Book the newly refurbished executive suites. Absolutely gorgeous.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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Janice m, Owner at Amici Motel, responded to this review, January 21, 2013
Thank you for your stay Sarah and Grant. Thanks for being the first people to stay in the newly renovated room. Hope you are enjoying the BOP summer.

Janice and Evan
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Wellington, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed January 2, 2012

would never dream staying here again, service was unfriendly, not all facilities were available and very noisy close to a main road, room should be investigated by Target cos I'm sure a blue light will show up germs, just don't bother not at all what it was worth.

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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
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Wellington, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed December 29, 2011

Grumpy unfriendly man at check-in, We had booked online (prepayed) with Jason's and was told that the room was listed wrong and should be just a double bed. We looked at the room and it was very smelly with lots of flies, hot and no way me and my partner were fitting on the tiny bed. We went back to grumpy man and he offered an upgrade for $30 (upgrade to what was advertised). Room was very noisy (traffic and other guests) Also there was no air conditioning even though sign out front says "Air conditioned units".

Room Tip: Don't even think about budget rooms.
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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed August 27, 2011

Great place to stay if u want value for money. We got a great deal for a 8 night stay was cheaper then kennedy park thats for sure even got free hire on the portacot and high chair. Basic but eclverything u need

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
Reviewed June 6, 2010

Stayed 3 nights in a one bedroom unit with kitchen facilities. Our reasonably sized unit looked to be one of the better ones in the back corner of the property and included a microwave, fridge, tv, double bed in lounge and two singles in bedroom. The bathroom had a shower and separate toilet room. Our room was well heated by fan heaters and electric blankets, however our friends' room was freezing as their oil heaters were ineffective. At this time of year, Hastings is chilly so having good heating is important.

The unit appeared to be quite clean on the surface, however I am prone to hayfever in dusty conditions and needed to take antihistamines to stop the sneezes. I think under the beds and the bedspread may have been the culprit.

Other negatives:

-The lack of smoke alarms and a fire extinguisher - these items should be compulsory.
-The room key had a tag with the name and address of the hotel as well as our room number - not good security.

Management wasn't particularly friendly, in fact the gentleman we encountered was rather "cold" and grumpy. On three occasions when I went to the office for a key for the spa or information no-one came out to attend to me so after 5 minutes I left.

Whilst the room satisfied our needs on this occasion, I would not rush back nor would I recommend this property to our friends.

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled with family
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Kapiti Coast
2 reviews
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Reviewed May 4, 2010

Absolutely not quality for money! Not Clean, not friendly and amenities out of action, with no interest to make this right. Suggest you look around at other places in the area that offer much better service, quality etc and are actually graded.

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled with family
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Hawke's Bay
2 reviews
Reviewed May 26, 2009

We have stayed there twice, as a couple with a baby.The second room was excellent our baby.The staff were great.It was clean and really good value for our money.We made use of the swimming pool outside and felt really comfortable there.There was plenty of room in our unit and the motel is handy to town.

  • Stayed January 2007, traveled with family
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Property: Amici Motel
Address: 207 Pakowhai Road | Stortford Lodge/Frimley, Hastings 4120, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Hawke's Bay Region > Hastings
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 18 Hotels in Hastings
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Amici Motel 4*
Number of rooms: 25
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Amici is a new motel business which has recently seen a refurbishment in our Executive Studios and Executive 2 bedrooms. Also new furniture thru the rest of the property. We have executive, family thru to the more compact budget rooms available for your stay. A garden setting provides a relaxed and quiet atmosphere. Close to wineries, bike trails, city centre, Hawkes Bay Hospital, Lindisfarne College and all that Hawkes Bay has to offer. ... more   less 
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