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Manukau Motor Lodge
Ranked #2 of 5 Hotels in Manukau
Reviewed October 17, 2012

We stayed in a family unit. It was clean and tidy and the decor was modern. It had a double bed and a single upstairs, with another single downstairs. The motel is on a busy road but we could hear no road noise although you do get the odd aeroplane going over on the way to the airport. It is located close to several fast food/takeaway restaurants and a Cobb and co. The motel does a very good breakfast. The staff were very friendly and I would definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled on business
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manukaumotorlodge, Owner at Manukau Motor Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded November 14, 2012

Hi Fiddy
Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We appreciate your remarks. The "cook" in particular was impressed by your comment!
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Reviewed September 5, 2012

I have stayed here often over the years, when needing to stay in Mankau/airport/papakura area. The staff are always very friendly and helpful. Rooms are clean and decor is really nice compared to many in this part of Auckland. I have stayed in many Motels in wider Auckland and none are this pleasant and clean for this rate. I always ask to be booked here as opposed to any other motels in the surrounding area.
Easy walk to a 'food hall' just up the road, with a huge selection of ethnic styles. Otherwise short drive to other restaurant options.
The owners will be always willing to give advice. They also can get you a CHEAPER option for taxi's if you do not have a rental car. So do ask them.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled on business
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TeamManukau631, Receptionist at Manukau Motor Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded September 23, 2017

Hello,
Thank you so much for taking the time out of your busy day to post a review after your stay with us. We truly appreciate the kind words and the insights you've shared as to how to better improve your experience as we're always looking to better accommodate and anticipate our guest's needs/expectations. It is feedback such as yours that allows us to maintain our standards in customer service and quality accommodation.Thank you for your high recommendation of our motel. We sincerely appreciate your loyalty and will look forward to your return, hopefully in the not distant future. Best Regards Eileen

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Reviewed June 11, 2012

Stayed here during the Rugby World Cup Final weekend 2011. Very good simple hotel that has everything you need. Very close to the airport and with the new motorway system in Auckland (thanks to the RWC), the trip to Eden Park is quick (20 mins).

The cost was well over the top but that was because it was RWC time where all hotelliers in the city took advantage.

  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled with family
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TeamManukau631, Receptionist at Manukau Motor Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded September 23, 2017

Hello,
Thank you very much for your candid review of your stay at our motel. We’re delighted to learn that you truly enjoyed your visit. Thank you for your high recommendation of our motel. We look forward to welcoming you back on your next trip to Auckland. Best Regards
Eileen

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Reviewed June 6, 2012

Spent two nights here. Friendly enough staff, easy to get to (even for a non-Aucklander) and handy location. The unit itself is tired but okay. The shower stall is great if you're petite, but more of a challenge in the XL+ range. It is, however, on the flight path for the Auckland airport.....I never realised how many large jets land early in the morning!

Room Tip: Go upstairs away from the car park, and further back to avoid the road noise. Double check the tv re...
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  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled on business
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TeamManukau631, Receptionist at Manukau Motor Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded September 23, 2017

Hello,
Thank you very much for taking the time to review our property. We couldn’t agree with you more that our prime location is ideal exploring and enjoying the many shops and restaurants within walking distance. Although the windows and doors are kept double glazed in all the rooms to try and reduce the excess noise. we apologize as we can not do much about aircraft noise. Best Regards

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Reviewed May 26, 2012

Recently spent four nights at the Manukau Motor Lodge while in Auckland for business. Great location, walking distance to local mall for a bit of retail therapy and quick eating options.
Staff were all very helpful and the housekeeping team are excellent. Was a pleasure to enter a room that was so clean. As others have said noise is minimal considering the location is on a busy road and not far from the airport.

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled on business
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TeamManukau631, Receptionist at Manukau Motor Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded September 23, 2017

Hello,
Thank you so much for taking the time out of your busy day to post a review after your stay with us. Our prime location is ideal for our guests wishing to explore and enjoy the restaurants, shops and major attractions all conveniently located within walking distance from our motel. We will share your comments with our team. We are sure that this feedback will serve as an encouragement to all of our staff as we strive to continuously improve the quality of our services. Thank you for your high recommendation of our motel. We sincerely appreciate your loyalty and will look forward to your return, hopefully in the not distant future. Best Regards Eileen

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Reviewed April 29, 2012

Stayed here due to it's central location (surprisingly not many central Manukau options) and to have a spa unit.

The price seemed a bit steep, but then again I choose to stay here knowing that. As others have mentioned, you can expect clean & tidy, helpful service, and quiet.

Our room was fairly plain, but good amenities. One hiccup was that when the spa bath was filled and activated, some sort of flaky debris came out of the jets. Not sure what it would have been but enough of it that my girlfriend didn't want to stay in the water. Emptied it out and started again but then ran out of hot water and resorted to boiling water to top up the bath.

That issue aside, very happy with the stay and it would have been a rating of 5 if the cost was less.

Stayed: April 2012, traveled as a couple
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TeamManukau631, Receptionist at Manukau Motor Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded September 23, 2017

Hello,
Thank you for taking the time to share your comments and kind words with us regarding your stay. We’re delighted to learn that you truly enjoyed your visit. Thank you for your high recommendation of our motel. However, we are sorry for the inconvenience you have faced upon the date. Please rest assured that we have forwarded your comments to our management team, and We have done the appropriate measures to address this problem and prevent future occurrence.We sincerely appreciate your loyalty and will look forward to your return, hopefully in the not distant future. Best Regards
Eileen

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Reviewed April 24, 2012

We just came by this hotel by chance. The rooms had just been refurbished and were very clean. The owners very friendly and helpful.A great place to stay if you have an early flight and only 10 mins to airport as we did at the end of our stay.Would stay again!

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled as a couple
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TeamManukau631, Receptionist at Manukau Motor Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded September 23, 2017

Hello,
Thank you so much for taking the time out of your busy day to post a review after your stay with us. We’re delighted to learn that you truly enjoyed your visit. Thank you for your high recommendation of our motel.
Your feedback is greatly appreciated as a tool for us to try to constantly maintain our standards of quality and service. We look forward to welcoming you back on your next trip to Auckland. Best Regards
Eileen

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Address: 631 Great South Road | PO Box 76450, Manukau, Auckland 2104, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Auckland > Manukau
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #2 of 5 Hotels in Manukau
Price Range: $110 - $169 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Manukau Motor Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 36
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our complex is ideally located being an easy walk to Westfield Shopping Centre and Manukau CBD. This centre includes SKYCITY cinema and restaurants. Motorway (State Highway 1) on and off ramps make for easy access to us and to and from the rest of Auckland. Auckland Airport is a 10 minute drive. Our complex includes, Studio, one and two bedroom units, Spa bath units, Swimming and spa pools and sauna. QUALMARK 4 stars rated. ... more   less 
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