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new plymouth
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here in 2012 and was lovely so decided to stay again. It is in a great location only minutes to Kohimarama Beach and 10 mins walk to Mission Bay. Off street parking and balcony to sit on a have a few drinks, But for $194 a night for room 4 it wasn't worth what we paid. It has...

Thank DesignerLas
Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Helpful manager, clean room basic facilities, old décor. Well located for our purpose, off street parking. We were just a one night stay and the motel was fully booked. Adequate tea and coffee making facilities. Rooms very tidy but small, good natural light.

Thank david255106
Napier, New Zealand
Reviewed 18 May 2016

This comfortable, homely motel exceeded our expectations! Friendly owner and off street parking. Great cafes and a city beach just a minute or two away, on foot. No problems with traffic noise. It's not the most up-to-date decor perhaps, but we liked it all the same - our room was very pleasant and well-equipped, and it felt cared-for. We had...

1Thank CharityJNorman
Sctnz, Owner at Aarangi Motel, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed your stay , we hope you can come back again soon

Hamilton, New Zealand
Reviewed 16 May 2016

The motel itself was clean and tidy but it was not as portrayed on the web site. There was a rusty old stand up fan in the lounge, very old blinds that need replacing, old wooden framework, and the curtains in the bedroom were off the hooks in places. The bathroom was nice and had been renovated but I have...

Thank 56Irene
Sctnz, Owner at Aarangi Motel, responded to this review

sorry you thought the tiny fountain was a problem , its been there for years and never been a noise problem with anyone else , if you come back we will turn it off for you

Reviewed 3 May 2016

Friendly staff and great location. The rooms were clean and well looked after though looking tired and dated. I stayed here as it is close to an event I was attending. It suited me well for this trip. Pricing was more than I expected. If I did not want to save travelling time I would have stayed in the CBD...

1Thank simono704
Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 25 April 2016

The motel is located a very short walking distance from the road that runs along the ocean right into town. There are a couple of restaurants on the corner of the ocean road and many more restaurants and a movie theatre a short drive away on the ocean road at Mission Bay. There is a bus on the corner of...

Thank Ellen F
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 January 2016

Good quiet location, minutes from the beach and cafes and shops. Clean comfortable room and cooking facilities. Staff went out of their way to advise about visits. Bus into city centre stops at the end of the road.

Thank Ruth L
Sctnz, Owner at Aarangi Motel, responded to this review

Thank you very much , we hope you can come and stay with us again in the near future

Hamilton, New Zealand
Reviewed 6 January 2016

I stayed at Aarangi Motel when I sold my home in Auckland this year. The motel is comfortable, the units are larger than other 'newer' motels I'd looked at, and the facilities are better. It's very clean and safe. Rooms are cleaned every single day. The cleaning staff are part of the Aarangi family and the welcome is extremely warm...

Thank Carolyn0104
Sctnz, Owner at Aarangi Motel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review , the area is great and we try to blend in with the locals very friendly and helpful. We hope you come and stay again in the future.

Tenterden, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 December 2015

Rooms could do with make over and facilities/ bathroom and kitchen dated Lovely location and handy for good cafes and of course the beach Cleaning staff tried to rush us out at 0915 Minor thing but wifi system very poor

Thank J2855DYNick
Sctnz, Owner at Aarangi Motel, responded to this review

Hope you come and stay again in the future

Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 28 November 2015

We stayed at this Motel, as we had a family function to attend in the area. We found it to be a basic 1970’s style of Motel. The rooms were fairly small, & the layout was very dated. Although the facilities were pretty basic we did find the unit to be very clean & tidy, & the bed was comfortable....

1Thank Robert M
rosr258, Owner at Aarangi Motel, responded to this review

thank you for your review , we hope you can come again soon.

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  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
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  • Beachfront
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Parking
  • Shuttle Bus Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Sparkling clean Motel Units in a quiet residential neighbourhood, 1 block to Kohimarama Beach and 1km to Mission Bay. Choose units from upstairs, with a "peep of the sea" or downstairs and enjoy the garden. Walk, jog, bike along popular Tamaki Drive, enjoy scrumptious breakfast/lunch/dinner or just a coffee or wine in neighbourhood cafes and restaurants. Kohimarama beach is a safe beach with popular activities ranging from swimming to stand up paddling, kayaking and kite surfing (wind dependent). It is also home to Kohimarama Yacht Club for juniors, a club that has produced many a top sailor. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Aarangi Motel

Address: 1 Melanesia Road, Kohimarama 1071, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Auckland Region > Kohimarama
Price Range: $184 - $226 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Aarangi Motel 3*
Number of rooms: 9
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“Away from the fountain”
 of 5 bubbles simono704, 2 May 2016 | Read review
“Room 8 is quiet and private, with an outdoor table/umbrella to add to the living space. Right next to the laundry which is handy”
 of 5 bubbles Carolyn0104, 6 Jan 2016 | Read review
“Location great”
 of 5 bubbles J2855DYNick, 20 Dec 2015 | Read review
“Select a room upstairs if you want a view”
 of 5 bubbles 582russellk, 14 May 2015 | Read review
“Request a ground level floor if you don't want to carry luggage upstairs.”
 of 5 bubbles helenhW6391KX, 15 Mar 2015 | Read review
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