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Tauranga, New Zealand
Reviewed 31 May 2016 via mobile

Stayed for 3 nights on a business trip and found the motel to be clean and tidy with a well equipped kitchen. Separate bedroom and a good sized dining table for working at a bonus. Small lounge area with a chair and tv - chair not that comfy for lounging in but adequate. Spa bath was a nice addition. The...

Thank Tracy H
Portmans, Owner at Portmans Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Many thanks for your feedback and pleased to read they you enjoyed your stay with us. I am sorry that the TV in the bedroom wasn't going for you - however it has been checked and sorted. Glad you enjoyed your breakfasts - Robert does a great job and they are always appreciated. Look forward to hosting you on your...

Reviewed 21 May 2016 via mobile

Stayed for one night to run the Hawkes Bay half. Room was clean and bed comfortable. Reasonably priced too. 4 rather than 5 due to the noise from the roads and rail. I always take ear plugs when I travel and I used them here. The owners let me come back after the run for a shower and a late...

Thank Wayne M
Portmans, Owner at Portmans Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Many thanks for your comments Wayne - pleased to hear that all of the things we have control over were good for you. The marathon weekend was great for Hawkes Bay, so pleased to hear that you enjoyed it. We look forward to hosting you next time you are visiting Hastings.

Waitara, New Zealand
Reviewed 17 May 2016

This accommodation was wonderful. It was well presented, convenient, clean and had wonderful service. The hosts were professional and friendly and went beyond expectations when I needed to do an urgent sewing repair. I would definitely stay there again.

Thank shirlenep2017
Portmans, Owner at Portmans Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Pleased to read that you enjoyed your stay with us and that I was able to help - if not it could have ruined your whole day. We look forward to hosting you next time you visit Hastings.

St. John's, Canada
Reviewed 25 March 2016

Clean, comfortable accommodations with all the necessary facilities for own meal prep. Very helpful proprietor for local information. Well located near wineries in the Hastings area. Good value location.

Thank Steve D
Portmans, Owner at Portmans Motor Lodge, responded to this review

So glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Yes I agree, Portmans is very central, making it so easy to get to your destination in the Hastings area. Look forward to hosting you next time you are in Hastings.

Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
Reviewed 18 March 2016

Have stayed before and loved it. This time our room was infested with ants. Given that the room was 220 p/n I expect that the room would be in great condition and that ants would be nowhere to be seen. Managers response "Hastings has a bad problem with ants" Disappointed that our stay ended with me cleaning up the mess...

1Thank Gina P
Portmans, Owner at Portmans Motor Lodge, responded to this review

We do work very hard at keeping these under control, and every now and again they have a win!!!! Once again our apologies.

Poole, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 February 2016

Good accommodation, well situated near the centre of Hastings. We had a two bedroom unit which was nicely designed, and suited us, travelling as a couple with our adult daughter. There is plenty of space for two couples. The shared bathroom lies between the bedrooms and has doors to each, so a simple protocol needs to be agreed. The living...

Thank David W
Portmans, Owner at Portmans Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Yes our two bedroom units are a great space for two couples travelling together. It allows for your own space quite nicely. We get lots of positive comments about them. Fibre is being connected to Portmans next week so all of our internet worries will be sorted - can't wait. So glad you enjoyed your visit to Hastings.

New Zealand
Reviewed 18 February 2016

Portmans Motor Lodge is in a very convenient location.....within walking distance to Hastings and a short drive to Havelock North, Taradale & Napier. Rooms are decorated tastefully, are spacious, comfortable, exceptionally clean and are well equipped with toaster, ironing board, hair dryer etc. Hosts, Robert & Keren are friendly and helpful and rest assured they do all they can to...

Thank Hauroko
Portmans, Owner at Portmans Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. They are always so helpful in helping us understand the needs of our guests. Yes our staff work hard to ensure your stay with us is comfortable and you can relax and enjoy or in some cases work!!! We look forward to hosting you on your next visit to Hastings..... enjoy your travels

Invercargill, New Zealand
Reviewed 27 January 2016

Portmans is the most beautiful setting , rooms amazing , no room the same and so refreshing ....we were a group of 13 and had 5 rooms , the beds were the most comfortable, even better than our own at home lol...we all spent some time in the pool which was awesum with the hot sun ...the hosts were so...

Thank Trudi N Bj M
Portmans, Owner at Portmans Motor Lodge, responded to this review

We were delighted to host you all. It so nice to hear fun being had in the pool over summer. Glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us - you will now have lots of fond memories of a wonderful holiday. We look forward to hosting you on your next visit.

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 11 January 2016

Hosts were pretty friendly, room was nice and clean , tidy. Everything nice and clean . Everything worked, TV nice and decent. Had a pool that looked good, good car parking . I had no issues and would stay here again . They are a bit miserable on the wifi data allowance

Thank Cameron4611
Portmans, Owner at Portmans Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Pleased to read that you enjoyed your stay with us. Yes the pool is good at the moment - slightly heated - everyone seems to be enjoying it! Robert and I look forward to hosting you, on your next visit to Hastings.

Lower Hutt, New Zealand
Reviewed 10 January 2016 via mobile

Loved this motel...was spacious and comfortable. Was only there one night but would definitely stay again for longer. Close to town, my room had tv in lounge area (which was small) and bedroom. Spa bath and shower and pool. Was a lovely place to stay.

Thank boysmum123
Portmans, Owner at Portmans Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Many thanks for your feed back and we are pleased that you enjoyed your brief stay with us. Hope you had an opportunity to enjoy the large spa bath that was in your unit. We look forward to hosting you next time you are in Hastings.

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  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Public Wifi
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Portmans Motor Lodge features a heated outdoor swimming pool, guest laundry, ample parking in front of your unit, a Conference/Display Room and Wi-Fi access. It is situated just 5 minutes walk from the cafes, restaurants and bars of Hastings City Centre. All units at Portmans Motor Lodge Hastings are ground floor, spacious and modern and feature a kitchenette, hairdryer and ironing facilities. Electric blankets and satellite TV are provided. Some rooms also have a spa bath. Continental and cooked breakfasts can be delivered to the guest rooms. Guests can charge their meals at selected local restaurants back to their room. Hawkes' Bay Opera House is just 750 metres from Portmans Motor Lodge. A 5 minute walk to Hastings Racecourse and Splash Planet water theme park is 8 minutes drive away. Attractions, such as wineries, golf courses, Te Mata Peak Trust Park a 15 minute drive. Hawkes Bay Golf Club and Hastings Golf Club are within a 15 minute drive from the lodge. Hawkes Bay Airport and Napier is a 30 minute drive away. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Portmans Motor Lodge

Address: 401 Railway Road, Hastings 4122, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Hawke's Bay Region > Hastings
Price Range: $136 - $185 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Portmans Motor Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 20
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