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“Perfect end to our holiday”
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Grange Lodge Motel
Ranked #3 of 6 Hotels in Manukau
Gloucester, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Perfect end to our holiday”
Reviewed November 10, 2011

Bernie and Pat gave us a lovely warm welcome (including muffins) after our long drive down the west coast. The unit was spotless, the beds made up with soft cotton sheets, and plenty of fluffy towels for the excellent shower. They gave us good advice on local restaurants and supermarket and even lent us an umberella in case we were caught in the rain. We didn't have time to borrow a DVD as we were on an early flight in the morning. Highly recommended. A quiet, comfortable stay, good value and convenient for the airport. Thank you!

Room Tip: Unit seven has a cute, friendly bear in the bedroom!
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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
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Waipawa Hawkes Bay
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Reviewed November 5, 2011

Big, huge thank you to Bernie and Pat and Mac the Lab.
Your hospitality was absolutely fantastic. This is the first motel we have stayed in where we were greeted with a smile, first names and nice warm muffins. The room was clean, cosy and the beds comfortable. The location of the lodge suited us and we were able to spend alot of time with our mokos. Also the lodge was nice and spread out and it felt like we were at home and your neighbours weren't on your back door step like most motels where everything including is tight. Highly recommend this Lodge to all!!!

Room Tip: Room 6 has a nice, private and sunny courtyard
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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with family
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Tauranga, New Zealand
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Reviewed August 14, 2011

Thanks Bernie and Pat, we had a great stay. The location was just great for our family function, good instructions in getting to the event also helped!!! The bed was very comfortable, the room was very clean, and we will most certainly return when in Auckland again, and will also highly recommend your motel to others. Many thanks for your help with the cake cover and the lemons. Best wishes to you both.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed July 29, 2011

Pat and Bernie were very friendly. The Chocolate muffins were extremely delicious and we loved it. The black lab was so cute. Not too far drive from the city if you go by the highway. The room was very clean and very cosy. Bernie was very nice togo the extra mile and sent me to get my car from the rental store because they were closed when I arrived in Auckland. Pat: I promised no more water battle. haha

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with family
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GrangeLodge, Owner at Grange Lodge Motel, responded to this review, July 30, 2011
Thank you very much indeed for taking the time to write this review. We very much appreciate it! It was so lovely to have met the three of you and you certainly made us laugh about the "water battles!". Mack the Lab sends his best woof to you.
Here's hoping our paths may cross again one day! You will always be welcome here at the Grange.
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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed May 24, 2011

Well what can I say bernie and pat are genuinely wonderful people who looked after our every need, my wife and I travelled both islands and we can say with our hand on our heart that this motel was the only motel with the personal touch. It also was the only motel that had free wifi and we travelled both islands. When we arrived we were greeted as if we were family, nothing was a problem they went out of their way to assisted us in everyway. It also was the only motel that offered a free range of DVD,s to view during your stay. The rooms were very clean and the beds were very comfortable. It is an ideal place to stay for when you get off a 24 hour flight as it is like being at home. My wife and I stated here for our first two nights of our vacation, we were greeted by Bernie and she gave us home made chocolate muffins to my wife's delight. There is a golf course beside the motel and some great running area,s. During our vacation we stayed in over 20 motels but this motel was far the best. After our experience here we decided to stay on our final night, we had laundry to do but Bernie offered to wash and dry and dropped them into our room, she is a very kind lady. This is a family run motel but you don,t leave here with a handshake but you leave here with a heart felt hug. It is an ideal stay for the rugby world cup. You have everything you need in the room.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
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Melbourne, Australia
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25 reviews
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Reviewed April 27, 2011

We chose this motel after reading the positive reviews on Trip Advisor. Our hosts were very welcoming and our room had all we needed. We found being being a fair way south of the city a bit of a problem but our stay was well priced and very comfortable.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled as a couple
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Horsham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed April 24, 2011

Bernie & Pat are two of the loveliest people we met on our tour of the North Island and it made us quite sad that we were only with them two days before flying back to the UK. They were so helpful with recommendations about Devonport, a good shuttle service to use and even some really good food when we didn't feel like going out. The room was comfortable, clean and everything you could need was provided.
The only thing I should mention is that Papatoetoe is a bus ride out from the main CBD but the bus stop is right outside the Lodge so I've given it 4 out of 5 due to the distance you need to go to get to the main CBD. However, there's a explorer bus that 's kind of a hop-on service for $35 daily that stops at 14 of the main Auckland attractions and the Lodge which seemed like great value & we would have probably done if we'd been there longer.
I really wish we'd stayed here at the beginning of our trip rather than the Langham as this would have been the perfect friendly welcome to New Zealand.

Room Tip: 20min from airport & brilliant hosts
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  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
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Property: Grange Lodge Motel
Address: 1 Grange Road, Manukau 2025, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Auckland Region > Manukau
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 6 Hotels in Manukau
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Grange Lodge Motel 4*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
In residential area opposite Grange Golf Course and adjacent to East Tamaki industrial area.5 Minutes drive to Middlemore Hospital 15 minutes to Airport, 20 minutes to CBD Auckland. AA Supreme Host of the Year 2004 and 2005. Runner up 2012 and 2008.Category winners at 2006, 2007 and 2008 Manukau Business Excellence Awards. Qualmark 4 star grading. Enviro Bronze Award ... more   less 
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