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ASURE Camelot Arms Motor Lodge
Ranked #1 of 5 Hotels in Manukau
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Reviewed April 30, 2014

We had 2 day stay here waiting to fly out to Australia. David was only to helpful in accommodating us on our early arrival. Our room was clean and tidy with a little court yard to relax in. Shops were very handy.

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  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Michael D, Owner at ASURE Camelot Arms Motor Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded June 3, 2014

Thank you for your comments. Please stay with us again next time you are passing through.

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Reviewed April 23, 2014

My husband and I stayed here for 2 nights during the Easter holiday break. It was relaxing and perfect for our needs with a full kitchen. The sizes of the rooms were descent. The room is very comfortable, big and clean. The location of this motel was very handy, close to airport. Mr. Yang was extremely friendly and helpful, made us feel so at home and like old friends.

No hesitation in recommending the Camelot Arms Motel Lodge. We will be come back again!!

  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Michael D, Owner at ASURE Camelot Arms Motor Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded April 25, 2014

Thank you for your comments. We are always happy to have people from Hong Kong stay with us. As I said when you were here I think of Hong Kong as my second home. I was there for nine and half years as a NET teacher. I still have strong feelings of attachment to there. That is why one of the flags we fly at the front of the motel is a Hong Kong flag!

Please come and stay with us again when you are in Auckland.

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Reviewed April 13, 2014

I've booked by a rellocation company for this motel and found this motel is very nice and clean. The location is handy and close to the shopping mall and Auckland airport. The staff in the motel are very friendly and helpful every time when we need help on that. Also the motel provide Sky and free wifi to the customers that I found other motel didn't have these services.

  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled with family
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Michael D, Owner at ASURE Camelot Arms Motor Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded April 26, 2014

Hi Heather
How are you! We hope you have settled in Wellington okay. Thank you for your comments. We wish you good luck for your future in Wellington and if you’re back in Auckland again please come and stay with us.
Kind Regards

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Reviewed April 2, 2014

I just randomly came to ASURE for booking an accommodation. Because my parents in law just came from Whangarei to come my wife and I. I should arrange accommodation for them. Mr Yang is very kind person to help us to set a suitable room for us. Also he's professional attitude was very impressive. I was so sorry to come on evening time without any booking. But Mr Yang's service just let us feel so unforgetable and appreciated!

Thanks again for the serivce!

  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled with family
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Michael D, Owner at ASURE Camelot Arms Motor Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded April 9, 2014

Hello Grant
Thank you for your comments. We have come a long way since we took over Camelot Arms. We still feel we have some way to go but we feel we’re on the right track to achieve our aims and goals. Last year we achieved Qualmark four star rating and later this year we hope we can improve upon that. You and your parents are very welcome to stay with us again.

Grant 你好
4月4日是我们不能难忘的一天。这一天是可以说是我们宾馆的里程碑。从这天起,我们踏上了健康的发展轨道。 在这喜庆的日子里,能看到你的评论,这对我们的工作是一个很大的鼓舞。我们现在已经是Qualmark的四星级宾馆了,但是我们决不会满足的, 以后我们会取得更大的进步。欢迎你再次光临。

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Reviewed March 25, 2014

We stayed several places in the Auckland area and this was the only one we returned to. We will definitely stay here next time as well! Besides being convenient to the Auckland airport and central Auckland, we felt at home and enjoyed visiting with proprietors David and Michael, so opted to return here on our last night in New Zealand.
David and Michael made us feel like we were coming home, as we had stayed with them for several days during Cyclone Lusi over a week earlier and prior to our trip to the South Island. This was a great place to be "weathered in" as it is close to restaurants and ethnic markets and has laundry facilities and lots of TV channels. Our rooms were quiet and comfortable both times we were there. We had a minor problem with the room we were in initially and David moved us immediately and gave us a free upgrade.
These new owners have upgraded the internet and the TV, which offers every possible channel, along with much more, since purchasing the motel in 2012. They are very attentive, offering to help arrange airport transportation (usual shuttle costs apply), to provide breakfast at cost from local restaurants (really nice for families and anyone without a car) and providing coupons for free admission to a nearby gym, as well as information on local attractions.
If you like Indian or other Asian cuisine, get some restaurant suggestions for one of the many in the area. If on foot, local ethnic food is all around; Asian bakery next door, "Food Junction" with several dozen choices a 10 minute walk away, and Burger King if anyone is homesick for American food! There are also lots of inexpensive ethnic markets within a few minutes walk for anyone wanting to use the cooking facilities available in the rooms.
The rooms are clean, quiet, comfortable and all have partial kitchens...microwave, fridge and plates and silverware, along with coffee and tea. Some rooms have full kitchens with stovetops and additional equipment; others have jacuzzi tubs. The laundry facilities are great for travelers, as is the convenience to the airport.
Since there are apartments, 1 or 2 bedroom, as well as studios available, this is a good place for families or for groups traveling together. There is a large conference room available as well.
Thanks David and Michael! We will be back!
Dawn and Erik from Steamboat Springs, Colorado, USA


Stayed: March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Michael D, Owner at ASURE Camelot Arms Motor Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded April 2, 2014

Thanks Dawn for your really comprehensive review! We are always in a state of continuous improvement and I think your review captures that really well. Please come and stay with us again when your back this way. All the best!

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Reviewed March 9, 2014 via mobile

We needed a last minute place to stay for the night having flown into Auckland airport. We got a good deal on the Camelot so decided to give it a go. The staff were welcoming and friendly and the room was clean and had everything we needed. The only minor sticking point was that the room had no air conditioning. There was a fan but it was very noisy so we had the overnight option of heat or noise - fix that and this would be top notch!

Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Michael D, Owner at ASURE Camelot Arms Motor Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded March 27, 2014

Hi Craig

Thanks for your feedback and comments. Point taken about the air con. It should be pointed out however that most of the motels in our area and perhaps all of Auckland do not have air con. Our climate is too mild to make it economically worth while most of the time.

I suspect another problem is we need to have thinner blankets on the beds which I will look at getting for next summer. I will also check the fans in every room. If any are noisy we will replace them.

In the long term we will also give consideration to air con.

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Reviewed March 7, 2014 via mobile

Stuck ranch slider...couldnt work out how to open.
Allowed a late checkout..thanks for that. Not sure why there where alot of smokers at this hotel..outside. the room was smoke free however. Could be nicer on the phone.
Thanks.

Stayed: March 2014, traveled with friends
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Michael D, Owner at ASURE Camelot Arms Motor Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded March 10, 2014

Thanks very much for your comments. It’s hard to make sense of a lot of what you write. If my answers are off track because of that please accept my apologies. Perhaps it would be better if you wrote in complete sentences about specific instances rather than vague emotional fragments that could mean anything.

All the ground floor rooms have two keys. The big one opens the main door the little one opens a lock at the top of the ranch slider doors. My business partner and I explain the two keys to every downstairs guest. Most people understand and have no problems. If you had any problems we would have been only too glad to help - if asked. None of our ranch sliders are sticking

I don’t think there are too many smokers here. Of course it varies day by day. We do provide out door tables and chairs for guests to sit outside their rooms if they want to. There are six of them on the main side of the units. I've not often seen more than one occupied by smokers - most of the time. Some people like to sit outside and drink some wine others tea or coffee, read the newspaper or work on their computer. Some just like to sit and watch the world go by.

Of course since it is against the law to smoke inside the rooms we do provide ash trays nearby each area.

I don’t know what you mean by your reference to phone etiquette. Once again you are being extremely vague – perhaps deliberately so. Do you mean that because my business partner is a non native speaker of English you had trouble understanding him? I could be wrong but I seem to remember under the Human Rights Act that it’s illegal to discriminate on the grounds of language. If that’s not the case I’m sorry but you need to be much clearer. Can you provide us with a clear specific instance which we can investigate please?

You’re very welcome.

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Address: 525 Great South Road | Papatoetoe, Manukau, Auckland 2104, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > North Island > Auckland > Manukau
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Parking Kitchenette Spa Suites Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 5 Hotels in Manukau
Price Range: $122 - $184 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — ASURE Camelot Arms Motor Lodge 3.5*
Number of rooms: 23
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
ASURE Camelot Arms Motor Lodge is one of Manukau city's best kept secrets. Camelot Arms is part of the ASURE group and has ASURE's four star rating. It is also moderately priced. It was built at a time when motel rooms were roomier and more comfortable than they are today. Many of the rooms have room for king or super king beds. Come and enjoy our old world comfort yet very modern style! We offer a range of accommodation from studios through to 1 and 2 bedroom units including Executive deluxe(Spa bath) to kitchen studio units. We offer competitive corporate rates We are ideally situated close to the airport for tourists arriving and departing. Five minutes drive to:- Manukau Westfield Shopping Mall- Middlemoore Hospital- Rainbows End- Vodafone Events Centre- The Grange Golf Course- MIT (Manukau Institute of Technology)- NZ Victor Badminton Centre. Ten minutes drive to- Auckland's Domestic and International Airports- Botany Town Centre- Sylvia Park Shopping Centre. Camelot Arms Motor Lodge is convenient for both business travelers and holiday visitors. All our Serviced Daily. All units and apartments have either a kitchen with cooking facilities or a kitchenette including tea and coffee making facilities, microwave. All units have bathrooms, hair dryers, some with corner spa bath.Free WiFi Flat screen TV ,Sky 50+ channels TV. Electric blankets, Heaters, Fans, and Cots. Breakfast available (delivered to room)Large private outdoor barbecue area. Guest laundry. Free Off-street parking. Conference room with facilities and full catering for up to 30 delegates. Chargeback facility to local restaurants. ... more   less 
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