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Cascades Motor Lodge
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Pakuranga
Auckland Region, New Zealand
1 review
“Dated rooms, noisy”
Reviewed October 20, 2013

Upon sighting the motor lodge we were all let down with it's rundown appearance but hoped that the rooms would be nicer. Unfortunately no.

The only good things I can say are that the lady on reception was absolutely lovely and helpful and the bedding and the kitchenette crockery/cups etc were clean and the shower had good pressure.

Room was small and dark and the décor was hideously out of date (picture horrible floral wallpaper yellowing with age, in different patterns throughout, teamed with floral bed covers). Peeling paint in bathroom and on ceilings. No fan in bathroom other than the 'skylight' that let cold air down throughout the night and looked filthy.

Our biggest problem is that there is absolutely zero sound-proofing between the rooms so unless you want to be able to hear every single word your neighbours are saying, avoid like the plague. Woken at 4:30am by drunken neighbours coming home and then again at 6:20am like they were in the room with us.

A horrible experience and we most certainly will not recommend or stay here again.

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 1, 2013

Stayed in Rm 3 at the Cascades in Pakuranga in June 2013 for a weekend. On arrival, we noted that no gardens were weeded as you drove in making us wonder about care of the rest of the facility. Our fears were soon confirmed. We had booked a family unit and were under the impression we had a full kitchen - this was not the case. We had many pots and a frying pan in the cupboard, but no oven to use them in! There were many ants, even in the fridge. Even though the unit could sleep five, there were only enough plates for 3 people. The bathroom was no better, with peeling paint on the ceiling, a vanity door nailed shut because it was broken, and cracks in the linoleum that water went into when showering - imagine the bacteria under the lino! It is also a unit that had a door adjoining it to another unit. We were woken at 1am by the neighbours talking on the phone - all conversation was clearly heard - obviously no soundproofing between the units/door. On the second morning of our stay, we had no hot water when we showered. I went to the office to discuss this and other concerns we had about the unit, and the owner wouldn't discuss it and walked away from me without offering us another unit to have a warm shower in, or addressing any of the problems. I advise that if anyone is to stay here, please ask to view your room first before handing over your visa card! I travel to Auckland regularly and will never stay at this motel again.

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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Property: Cascades Motor Lodge
Address: 244 Pakuranga Road, Pakuranga, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Auckland Region > Pakuranga
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Number of rooms: 21
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