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Darwin, Australia
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5 reviews
Reviewed 18 November 2013

Our first day (and night) in New Zealand after a long flight from the top of Australia. A wonderful welcome from Pat, complete with the much anticipated muffins. And a warm welcome also from Mac. Good dog Mac! Our suite was cosy, comfortable, clean, quiet - and just perfect. We even had a garden view. A great start to our... More 

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

Thank you very much indeed for your review. It's very much appreciated. I hope the rest of your holiday was fantastic and you go home with wonderful memories. Mac sends you his loudest and proudest woof! More 

newcastle england
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58 reviews
27 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 6 November 2013

We arrived after a long flight and transit we got lost it was difficult to find with the hire car map! When we arrive late and were welcome with warm cakes, we then had the frozen meals available took a bit longer to cook than advise but was just what we need. The rooms are clean and compact, if you... More 

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

Thank you so much for reviewing us and I hope you had no further trouble getting lost in Auckland! I'm sorry you thought check out time was 12 noon. All motels in NZ have a 10 a.m check out time but of course, if arranged the night before and we have no booking for the unit, we are very flexible.... More 

Fox Cities, Wisc
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15 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2013

Reading the reviews, I was expecting to enjoy my stay at Grange but it was even better than expected. Arriving in NZ from the states way too early in the morning, we arrived at the motel at 8 in the morning (yes, 8). I had not thought ahead that we would be a bit exhausted from an extremely long flight.... More 

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

How nice of you to review us - thank you so much. We are also glad that the room was available for you after your long flight. Our staff try to get started as early as possible to cater for that very reason. So glad you enjoyed the midnight Markets. It has proved to be very popular and the food... More 

Hamilton, New Zealand
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26 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 31 October 2013

Are there better, more welcoming hosts in New Zealand? We doubt it. Pat and Bernie (and Mac) go way beyond the expected with their warm and friendly welcome, yes including the muffins. The Awards that are proudly displayed on their office wall are testament that our welcome was the norm - they have been doing this for many years now... More 

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

How lovely of you to review us. Thank you very much indeed! It's always so nice to see you and Mac sends his sloppiest lick to you both. More 

Kerikeri
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26 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 8 October 2013

Over the past years, we have been extremely fortunate to be able to stay at the Grange. Pat and Bernie are on top of their game as motel hosts and I can find no fault with this accommodation. A few of the positive aspects are; low level (no stairs), car park right beside room (no need to lug heavy cases... More 

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

How lovely of you to write a review on us. Thank you very much. It is always a joy to see you both when you're in need of accommodation in Auckland. Hope to see you soon. Mack says "woof"! More 

Adelaide, Australia
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28 reviews
18 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 30 September 2013

We stayed there on two occasions on our recent journey. On each occasion we were so warmly welcomed, that we felt like we had known Pat and Bernie as close friends for a long time. Unfortunately we had so little time to spend with them. The room was very good, having 2 bedrooms for the 3 of us travelling, and... More 

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

Thank you very much indeed for such a lovely review. We too would've liked you to have stayed longer! Such is the nature of holidays though. I hope you had the best time during your trip around New Zealand. More 

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24 reviews
13 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 8 September 2013

Pat and Bearnie were delightful hosts and the fresh baked muffins make it an even more homely stay; they even set up a cotbed for our one year old so that we could put him straight to bed as soon as we arrived. We stayed here on our arrival to NZ and decided to stay before our return flight. The... More 

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to review us. We appreciate it very much. So nice to have met you both and your gorgeous son. I do hope our paths cross again one day. All the very best. More 

Jakarta, Indonesia
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 27 August 2013

We arrived in Auckland after a long flight, and we are very glad to choose Grange Lodge as our first stay in the country. We were greeted by Bernie and her wonderful warm delicious muffins, and she was very helpful in showing us around. The unit we had was huge, and probably had the most amenities than any other places... More 

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

Thank you very much indeed for your lovely review. It was such a pleasure to meet you all. Mack and Sunshine enjoyed meeting you too! I do hope you are able to come back to New Zealand again one day. It would be so nice to see you again. More 

Sydney, Australia
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173 reviews
75 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 25 August 2013

We change our hotel accomodation due to a flight change and nothing was too much trouble for our hosts Pat and Bernie. When we arrived they upgraded us to a room with a seperate lounge and bedroom which had everything we needed and also provided warm muffins which were absolutely great after a long drive from Hahei. Although it was... More 

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

So glad you enjoyed the muffins! And thank you very much indeed for taking the time to review us. It is very much appreciated. We hope to see you again when next you're in New Zealand More 

Sebastopol, California
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267 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2013

We stayed at the Grange Lodge twice on our visit to New Zealand, at the beginning of our trip and also at the end. Pat and Bernie were so friendly and helpful, greeting us like long lost friends and really taking time with us to offer us recommendations, directions, anything we needed. The unit we were in had everything we... More 

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

It was so nice to have met you both. Thank you very much for taking the time to review us. Glad you were able to have time to do your laundry before heading home! Both Pat and I do look forward to seeing you again one day More 

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  • Free Parking
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  • Wheelchair Access
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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: $147 - $239 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Grange Lodge Motel 4*
Number of rooms: 12
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“Room 9 was quite alright”
 of 5 bubbles Pipetius, 13 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Rooms away from the street on the east are quieter.”
 of 5 bubbles janett630, 25 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Very clean rooms”
 of 5 bubbles brightonm2016, 16 Jan 2016 | Read review
“Great showers, and clean!!”
 of 5 bubbles Malcs1980, 13 Jan 2016 | Read review
“Studios have little cooking facilities (just microwave, toaster, fridge and kettle). If you want to cook, get at least 1 bedroom unit.”
 of 5 bubbles MoragHughson, 4 Sep 2015 | Read review
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