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New Plymouth, New Zealand
Reviewed 15 June 2014

My husband and I stayed here with our daughter when we arrived we were warmly greet with hot out of the oven chocolate chip muffins (they were so yummy) our room had been upgraded just because they though we sounded like nice people after we booked by phone and my husband chatted to the owners our room was clean and...

1Thank Soper-Family
Bernie T, Owner at Grange Lodge Motel, responded to this review

Hi Guys. Thank you so much for such a glowing comments..Thank you particularly for mentioning the comfortable beds. The secret is a top quality mattress combined with quilted topper pads. We hope that you can all make it back here again sometime. You would be most welcome.

Reviewed 14 June 2014 via mobile

Stayed 7 June rm #6. Just the best service. This is my second stay with Grange Motel an overnight stay for an early morning flight out. I could have stayed closer to the airport but there is nothing in comparison to this motel. Thanks Pat

2Thank Tania T
Bernie T, Owner at Grange Lodge Motel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your lovely comments. It was really great to see you and your friends again, albeit for such a short time. Thank you for noticing the little extras in the unit, many of our best ideas having come as suggestions from guests. We regularly sleep in the units ourselves to experience what our guests experience, which...

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 31 May 2014

We recently stayed at the Grange Motel Papatoetoe for three nights . We had the friendliest welcome we have ever had at a motel, and the Motel was perfect. Bernie was warm and friendly, and the muffins were very welcome. We shall be returning again before long.

1Thank hemel68
Bernie T, Owner at Grange Lodge Motel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely comments, which are all the more welcome given that you are seasoned travellers. We very much enjoyed meeting you and were delighted to learn that you had a very restful time in the unit. We see that you are coming back again later this year and are very much looking forward to renewing...

Hervey Bay, Australia
Reviewed 15 May 2014

Our later than planned arrival seemed to be no problem. The muffins were warm as was the welcome from Pat. We have been to Auckland many times in the past but this was the first time we stayed here at the Grange Lodge. We cannot recommend this place more highly! Roomy, clean, great owners not to mention "Mack" my wife's...

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Bernie T, Owner at Grange Lodge Motel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely review. We thoroughly enjoyed meeting you and Mack particularly missed calling around to the back of your unit after you left and as you can imagine made short work of the treats you left behind for him. Thank you for your understanding over what was a difficult time for us and your flood...

Napier, New Zealand
Reviewed 9 May 2014

This would have to be one of the best motels for service we've ever stayed at, from the greeting and warm muffins on arrival to coming back late every evening and finding the curtains had been closed as well as the outside and porch lights turned on to welcome us back. They also had all the little touches that made...

Thank Annie544
Bernie T, Owner at Grange Lodge Motel, responded to this review

How nice of you to review us, thank you very much. I'm really glad you appreciated the tea and coffee we have on offer. It's all beverages that I like myself! We regularly sleep in the units to try and experience what you do which is why there are plenty of toiletries. It's the kind of thing that I would...

Perth, Australia
Reviewed 8 May 2014

wow wow and wow. I'm a fussy child and like to know that i'm getting more for my buck. Bernie and Pat are two of the most beautiful, down to earth, relaxed and easy going motel owners that you could ask for. I had intentions of only one night but I stayed for two in the ending. Macca dog came...

1Thank rukuata
Bernie T, Owner at Grange Lodge Motel, responded to this review

Wow! What a very generous review. Thank you so much for taking the time to do it. We were so happy to play a small part in your family reunion. It was lovely to have you all. I hope our paths cross again. Thanks for not feeding the dog!

Reviewed 5 May 2014

The lovely Bernie and Pat were so warm and welcoming when my sister and I passed through briefly on our epic NZ road trip. Bernie even had a plate of muffins waiting for us. I hadn't realised (though a quick check of Google maps would have confirmed this) that the motel is out in the suburbs which are surprisingly reminiscent...

Thank Jessica B
Bernie T, Owner at Grange Lodge Motel, responded to this review

It was so great to have met you both on your epic trip around New Zealand. Thank you so much for taking the time to review us, it is much appreciated. We are so pleased the Wifi lived up to your expectations. Hope to see you both again one day.

Wavendon, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 May 2014

From the start we were made so welcome it felt like home. We stayed 2 nights and were in a very spacious suite so had plenty of room to sort out our 4 weeks luggage from our honeymoon. The laundry was free which was very generous. The rooms have everything you could wish for including very fast free wifi which...

1Thank Geraldine T
Bernie T, Owner at Grange Lodge Motel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your very generous review of your stay. We are so glad the Wifi performed as it should. We have recently upgraded it and are so pleased you appreciated it. It was really nice to have met you both and we wish you both joy and happiness in your lives together.

Canberra, Australia
Reviewed 23 April 2014

We are a family of four who stayed one night here at the beginning and end of our trip. Bernie and Pat are the most welcoming hosts I have ever encountered - it felt like we were staying with family. They made sure we were comfortable, gave us warm delicious muffins on arrival and gave us directions to go to...

3Thank Sairsy
Bernie T, Owner at Grange Lodge Motel, responded to this review

It was so great to meet you both and your wonderful sons who are a credit to you both. We are so glad that your husbands sudden illness didn't detract from the rest of your holiday and I am very impressed that he managed to soldier on despite feeling so unwell. Thank you for your review - it means a...

Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 19 April 2014

A very warm and friendly welcome although it was 9 pm... The bed was comfy with crisp linen, the unit was very clean, lovely fresh muffins on arrival and best of all - real milk for the tea and proper coffee. We will call in again.

1Thank Janewelling
Bernie T, Owner at Grange Lodge Motel, responded to this review

How nice of you to take the time to review our property. Thank you very much. It was very nice to meet you both and we are delighted that you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to welcoming you here again sometime in the future.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
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  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
In residential area opposite Grange Golf Course and adjacent to East Tamaki industrial area.5 Minutes drive to Middlemore Hospital 15 minutes to Airport, 20 minutes to CBD Auckland. AA Supreme Host of the Year 2004 and 2005. Runner up 2012 and 2008.Category winners at 2006, 2007 and 2008 Manukau Business Excellence Awards. Qualmark 4 star grading. Enviro Bronze Award ... more   less 

Additional Information about Grange Lodge Motel

Address: 1 Grange Road, Manukau 2025, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Auckland Region > Manukau
Price Range: $153 - $247 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Grange Lodge Motel 4*
Number of rooms: 12
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