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Nelson, New Zealand
Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

Run down, rotting bathroom, dirty & mouldy, terrible layout with bed right next to door, no kitchen essentials crappy tv and no Sky. Trains out back that blare there horn every time they go past and heavy traffic out the front. These have to be the worst motel rooms I've ever stayed in, they are literally that run down and...

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GBakker, Manager at AAA Mana Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. All motels undergo continual maintenance and upgrade the units when able. We may be dated, your opinion, but we take exception to your comments about cleanliness as we feel this is simply not so. This is a motel, NOT A RETREAT, so our location and proximity to amenities is essential, as it is to any...

Napier, New Zealand
Reviewed 16 September 2016

We stayed in a 2 Bedroom unit, 2 couples, it was very comfortable, George was very helpful with this as after trying to book on line a unit for 4 and ending up with 2 units priced accordingly he sorted us into a 2 bedroom saving us $, thank you George. The unit was very quiet clean wonderful shower and...

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Reviewed 26 June 2016

A "self-catering" unit - musty, dusty, dated and a bit neglected. There was a TV, hanging on a wire from a hook on the wall, next to the window (free-to-air channels only). An uncomfortable two-seater sofa with a loose cover that kept coming off. Nowhere to hang clothes. A motley (and minimal) fairly grubby-looking assortment of crockery, utensils, etc. We...

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Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 16 May 2016 via mobile

Reminiscent of tacky American motels I had the misfortune of experiencing in the 70's. Very tired, dated and in much need of a refresh. Stained duvet covers are never enticing. On the plus side the rooms was generally clean and tidy and the shower was strong and hot. It's just a pity the rotting wood around the base of shower...

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Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 April 2016

We were to stop for 3 nights. The room we were allocated was musty, dated, had lots of flies and felt damp. Some of the crockery was chipped and the milk came in a small jug, not a sealed carton or 300ml bottle. We opted to move on and asked for a refund which we were given. We were able...

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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 28 March 2016

I will have been here 4 months when its time to go back to Canada. If your looking for fancy high end, don't come here you won't appreciate this place. This is a family, pet friendly location that is cozy, clean and peaceful, even when the train goes by. The hosts George and Hoya along with Sally are so nice...

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Palmerston North, New Zealand
Reviewed 3 March 2016 via mobile

Motel manager was very friendly. Rooms are very dated and smelt musky. We found some of the dishes in the cupboard were dirty. No Internet (wifi) or main Sky channels available such as sports and movies and heated pool was cold. We felt the website was a bit misleading too.

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Reviewed 11 February 2016 via mobile

We stopped over for one night so we could be close to fly out wellington the next day. Easy check in. On state highway one so expect a bit of traffic noise and also the train goes pass. The studio unit we stayed in was well presented with a great shower and comfortable bed. George greeted us in a professional...

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Tauranga, New Zealand
Reviewed 26 January 2016

This motel is absolutely disgusting and they should be ashamed. We booked a ground floor apartm ent due to a recent hip replacement and got a second floor one. he rudely said he stated that when we booked but he most certainly did not. The rooms were missing curtains, holes in walls, missing light bulbs, no housekeeping during our stay,...

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RossMegan, Manager at AAA Mana Motel, responded to this review

1. It is unfortunate that we could not give you a downstairs unit as these were pre-booked by people with dogs and kids who wanted access to the grassed area. What you did not mention was that I spent some time ringing people around the country to see if they would swap with you as it was obvious a man...

Pretoria
Reviewed 2 January 2016

I have not had the greatest experience at AAA Mana Motel. The apartments are very dated for the price paid (compared to other motels/hotels around NZ) and a number of things in the room were not working. The manager was not helpful and after asking for one of the beds to be changed due to being quite worn out, he...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free Parking
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Pool
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Paid Wifi
  • Public Wifi
  • Paid Internet
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  • Free Parking
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Welcome to AAA Mana Motel - Porirua, New Zealand. Relax and enjoy some quiet time in our pleasant sunny surrounds. Our well kept grounds and private upstairs balconies provide the perfect environment for you to relax and unwind. Even better, on a warm summer's evening, put you feet up and chill out around our on-site barbeque and picnic tables. The choice is yours. We are conveniently located just north of Porirua, on the main road to Wellington (SH1). We offer a great combination of nice and sunny units; easy access to town; and a heated swimming pool to relax in. Most importantly we pride ourselves on providing a warm and friendly place to stay. Our clean and sunny, 1,2 and 3 bedroom self-catering units provide a relaxing place to stay, whether for the long-term or short-term. Wireless high-speed internet access is available along with Sky TV. We deliver a great experience of good honest kiwi hospitality with well-kept facilities. Our motel accommodation is conveniently located just 5 mins north of Porirua on SH1. Being so close to Wellington City, you can quickly and easily enjoy the Capital experience, either by car or train; and just 15 mins drive to Cook Strait Ferry. We also offer off street parking outside each unit. ... more   less 

Additional Information about AAA Mana Motel

Address: 41 Mana Esplanade | Mana, Porirua 5026, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Greater Wellington > Porirua
Price Range: $124 - $160 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — AAA Mana Motel 3*
Number of rooms: 17
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“Ask for a room in the middle, furthest from the trains and the motorway. Also, the owners will give directions to restaurants within walking distance. Make sure you have enough heat for comfort.”
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