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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We were in a 2 bdrm unit. Impressed how well equipped it was incl plunger coffee, beautiful white towels, eco bathroom toiletries, plenty of mirrors, 2 Tvs and dvd in back room, great bed and pillows. Plenty of room and lovely and clean. Water pressure fantastic and loved the shower. Only criticisms would be that we couldnt use the pool... More 

Thank Maree H
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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19 reviews
15 hotel reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed here as we had an event at the Police College to go too. Bed not that comfortable. We had other family staying across from us in the other big building - sadly the police were called at early hours of the morning as some young guys had, had a party & then trashed the room. To the Hotels credit... More 

Thank Ngatiwhatua
2 reviews
Reviewed 9 October 2016

Mostly great service, although little miscommunication on actual prices even though I'd rung with the changes made (when hubby paid the bill he said he had to explain it five times again)! Whoops and we were still overcharged. Can't change it easily but the size of the toilet room/bathroom really lets this place down..little more than the length of an... More 

Thank Julie L
Gisborne, New Zealand
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42 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2016

We have family not to far from this motel so it's handy for us. We have stayed 5 or 6 times in the past. The rooms were reasonably clean and once we go the heater going warm. The staff are friendly and up for a laugh. The swimming poor is very clean and a good attraction for the grand children.... More 

Thank venture992
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14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

Our third time visiting Aotea. Rooms are perfect for our family of 4 and the children absolutely love the indoor pool located conveniently next the restaurant. Affordable and a good location for our needs.

Thank Angela P
Sydney, Australia
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3 reviews
Reviewed 26 May 2016

Really enjoyed my stay. Yes the decor is dated, but all effort is made to provide comfort and there is everything you need. Its like going to stay with long time friends. What I like is the setting. It is has large grounds with a garden area and a feeling of expanse, facing north west for best exposure to the... More 

Thank JanB581
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12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 April 2016

I spent a couple of nights at Aotea Lodge recently and while it's heavy on the 80's vibe and could do with a bit of an update, my room was spotlessly clean and despite its proximity to SH1, was very quiet. The room was large, the staff are lovely and if you don't mind the time warp, I thoroughly recommend... More 

1 Thank TillyHolmes
Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2016

A great place to stay, décor was a little dated (80's) however had everything we needed, units were serviced daily. The units were clean and well catered. The staff were very friendly and went out of their way to assist. We stayed for 3 nights and have booked to stay again later in the year for a longer period of... More 

Thank SteveLeanneD
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40 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2016 via mobile

Air conditioning terrible. Had a shocking headache by end of day. Room for workshop was hot and airless. Staff smoked outside by entrance to Workshop. Disgusting. Food dreadful. Late. Stale. Cafe slow beyond belief. Relish from the supermarket slapped on plate. Food tired, tasteless and boring. Area grubby, table sticky. Staff disorganised. I pray I never have to go back.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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3 reviews
Reviewed 10 March 2016

My family and I stayed for four nights in a unit with three beds. We had a reduced rate of $150 per night which was nice. Laundry/dryer costs $3 each + $1 for washing powder. There is an indoor swimming pool, but we did not use it. The owners were very friendly and kind as were the other staff members.the... More 

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Paid Wifi
  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
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Accommodation, restaurant for in-house guest and public, conference facilities, private functions. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Aotea Lodge

Address: 65 Whitford Brown Avenue | Papakowhai, Porirua, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Greater Wellington > Porirua
Price Range: $193 - $243 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 38
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“'Family units are the best, quiet with great views'.”
 of 5 bubbles , 8 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Every room I have stayed in over the years has been good.”
 of 5 bubbles ADC5022, 20 Dec 2015 | Read review
“Some views of lagoon from upper floors.”
 of 5 bubbles MalcolmW187, 7 Nov 2015 | Read review
“Ask for a room with a view of the lagoon.”
 of 5 bubbles Furry90, 30 Sep 2015 | Read review
“book early for restaurant”
 of 5 bubbles aNTHONY74TONY, 3 Feb 2015 | Read review
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