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Revesby, Australia
Reviewed 16 January 2017

Motel manager charged us $450 on wetting the carpet due to water that overflowed from the blocked bathroom sink. We arrived late at night and wasn’t aware of the bathroom sink drain being clogged. Unfortunately, when I used the toilet in the middle of the night and accidentally didn’t fully close the tap (ie it was running slowly as the...

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540Motel, General Manager at 540 on Great South Motel, responded to this review

Thanks for your email. As advised by you, you left the tap on in the bathroom for several hours which flooded half of your unit and part of the passageway that drained out from your room through to the Fire Exit. You admitted this and now I see you have changed the sequence of events which is disappointing. As you...

Plimmerton, New Zealand
Reviewed 30 November 2016

We drove in without a reservation and asked if they had a room for the night. We were told the price which surprised us slightly but needed a place to stay so said yes. We were then told that if we had booked on line it would have cost us double!!!. NO WAY!!! Totally overprices if that was the case....

Thank reedwolken
540Motel, General Manager at 540 on Great South Motel, responded to this review

Thanks for the feedback. Unfortunately I need to address t6he following with you; 1. We have sky TV channels and you were advised to use the "arrow down" button. 2. The Guest Information Folder is on the lounge table. We know that you had been looking around Auckland for hours for a Motel and looked very worn out and tired,...

Provo, Utah
Reviewed 13 May 2016 via mobile

Stayed here, arranged and paid for by airline, when flight to Wellington was rerouted to Auckland due to weather. Put me in a room with a queen bed and two twins—relatively large room. Seems well kept, but the age of the hotel is evident. Room is keyed with metal keys. No chain on door. Main road just outside the window,...

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540Motel, General Manager at 540 on Great South Motel, responded to this review

Thanks for your feedback. The Compuetr in the Lobby is $3 for 15 minuets or Unlimited Data on WIFI is $8.00

Rotorua, New Zealand
Reviewed 8 May 2016

We loved staying at this Motel. Staff were friendly and helpful, and was nice to be greeted by somebody who appeared to be a long term NZ'er. No communication issues. Our room was clean and well appointed. No problems with noise from neighbouring units. Will certainly stay here again.

Thank Tricia D
540Motel, General Manager at 540 on Great South Motel, responded to this review

Thank you! We look forward to seeing you again.

Callala Bay, Australia
Reviewed 24 April 2016

I have just arrived back in Australia, having been on a cruise around New Zealand when my mother became ill and needed to be hospitalised in Tauranga. As we were unable to continue with the cruise as planned, we needed to arrange flights back to Australia, which also involved arranging accommodation in Auckland. Below is an email I sent to...

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540Motel, General Manager at 540 on Great South Motel, responded to this review

Thanks for your feedback. We cancel bookings when the Travel Agents request this. Please be advised that some of the booking have a cancellation policy which was explained to you.

Reporoa, New Zealand
Reviewed 27 March 2016

I really have mixed feeling about this place. The rooms were tidy, the bathroom was alright, no air-conditioning, which.... I'm torn, even as I write this to settle on a 2 or 3 rating, but I digress. I the was supposed to be a nice get-away, but for the cost, it was just lacking. You have to sleep with the...

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Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 25 March 2016

I chose this motel to be near the hospital, which was 5 minutes drive away. I cannot think of much else that's positive. At the time it was very expensive for the tired and basic facilities that it offered. I could not find any interesting restaurants nearby and ended up at Burger King (there are several fast food places).

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
Reviewed 23 March 2016 via mobile

I had an unexpected stay over in Auckland following a horrific experience with Jetstar (save yourselves the hassle) and was booked into here overnight. Lovely man at the front desk really put me at ease and even gave me some food for me to have in the morning as the kitchen wouldn't have been open at the time I needed...

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Reviewed 23 March 2016

As alot of places in Auckland were fully booked and due to last minute flight cancellations by our airline, this place was the only one available for us but I wouldn't stay here again during the Summer. There is no aircon and only one fan available to cater for people who slept in the lounge room and in the bedroom....

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Reviewed 19 March 2016

I stayed here for 2 nights in February on business. Seems Auckland was very busy as most CBD hotels were way overpriced. I didn't need to be in the city so this was a good option. Its easy to get to, has off-street parking with comfortable rooms. Despite no a/c in the rooms, I found the supplied fan sufficient -...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Room Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
540 on Great South Motel Located in the heart of Otahuhu only a moment’s walk from cafes, restaurants, bars and shops. We are located just off the southern motorway and very close to the Grange & Auckland Golf Courses, Kings & Otahuhu Colleges, Rainbow’s End, Middlemore Hospital, Auckland International Airport, Sylvia Park shopping centre. Close proximity to Mt Smart Stadium, Manukau Telstra Events Centre and Elleslie Racecourse. Business or leisure 540 on Great South is your perfect accommodation choice. Our 4 star boutique Motel offers a range of excellent accommodation options. Free Airport Transfers; see Airport Transfer Service for conditions. ... more   less 

Additional Information about 540 on Great South Motel

Address: 540 Great South Road, Otahuhu 1062, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Auckland Region > Otahuhu
Price Range: $182 - $559 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — 540 on Great South Motel 4.5*
Number of rooms: 38
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“Check everything in the room to make sure it is working as you might get charged later on when you check out.”
 of 5 bubbles apodera, 15 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Try to go for a room on the back side. Less noise.”
 of 5 bubbles MatthewandBritt, 27 Mar 2016 | Read review
“ask for a room at the back, away from the main road”
 of 5 bubbles Argy14, 24 Mar 2016 | Read review
“"Terrible Attitude, Smelly dark rooms, too far from the city"”
 of 5 bubbles Mmary81, 26 Oct 2015 | Read review
“We chose based on price and you get what you pay for so suggest you spend a bit more to get a better room.”
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