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Reviewed 13 July 2018

From the moment we arrived to a warm and friendly greeting to the comfy beds we were delighted with our stay here.
We had a 2 bedroom suite and while the decor is dated the rooms are incredibly clean and tidy. The beds and bedding were very comfortable. Extra blankets and electric blankets were available which was good as it was a cold night.
The shower was superb - excellent pressure and plenty of hot water. Plentiful towels and toiletries available.
The location is roadside but the units are set back off the road so it is quiet. I would stay again if in the area.

Date of stay: July 2018
  • Trip type: Travelled on business
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Thank Niki211
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ValdezMotorLodge, Owner at Valdez Motor Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 15 July 2018

Hi Niki211, thank you for taking the time to review, we are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and felt comfortable while you where here. It would be a pleasure to see you back again. Stay safe.
Cheers

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Reviewed 30 April 2018

The room was clean and nicely decorated. Kitchenette was well equipped. The bed was comfy once I removed the electric blanket and rubber under-blanket. The bath was lovely and toiletries very nice. The green sensor light was annoying and the fan window on the door allowed in the bright early morning light. I put a towel over the door which helped.

Date of stay: April 2018
  • Trip type: Travelled solo
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Thank mariaj3
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ValdezMotorLodge, Manager at Valdez Motor Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2018

Hi Maria, thank you for taking the time to review and for your kind words. Glad you enjoyed your stay with us and will look into the sensor lights and someway of covering the door window.
Cheers

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Reviewed 20 February 2018 via mobile

Frayed linen, flat pillow and lumpy bed...spacious room, good air conditioning and free wifi. This motel is hedging its bets. For the money I think it is a bit cheeky. Friendly staff and the pool looks inviting.

Date of stay: February 2018
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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ValdezMotorLodge, Manager at Valdez Motor Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 21 February 2018

Hi Catalina Crew. Sorry you didn't enjoy your stay and hope it was nothing to do with the Catalina crew cancelling through the agent at very short notice. We have only been here for a short time and have started an upgrade of the rooms as very little had been done prior to our arrival which we have had fantastic comments about. There were other pillows in the wardrobe as some guests like flat pillows and some higher, the beds are very comfortable according to other guest reviews??. With cost you booked through an agent which adds a charge over and above ours which you have to pay for and was your choice but glad you enjoyed the spacious rooms, A/C and the Free WiFi (recently upgraded) and the pool is enjoyed by all (getting painted end of the month).

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Reviewed 31 January 2018

From the moment we were greeted we could see the hosts genuinely care about every guest. We have a family of five so sometimes struggle for accommodation, but the suite was huge with heaps of space and really close to Splash Planet. We were far from the road so very quiet and the pool was a bonus too.

Date of stay: January 2018
  • Trip type: Travelled with family
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Thank Bowsey
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ValdezMotorLodge, Manager at Valdez Motor Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 2 February 2018

Wow, thank you so much for this review and for taking the time to write one, it is nice to here what our guests think about our facilities and that it makes a difference to there holiday.
Cheers

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Reviewed 27 January 2018 via mobile

After leaving The Magpie across the road after really horrible treatment from staff we came to the Valdez and the entire place was a Dream!! Friendly staff, lovely rooms with lots of space and the pool was just great. Everything was great while we stayed with The Valdez. Thanks so much!

Date of stay: January 2018
Trip type: Travelled with family
Thank claireEFnz
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ValdezMotorLodge, Manager at Valdez Motor Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 29 January 2018

Hi Claire, you are very welcome, we are happy that you enjoyed your stay with us and for your kind words in this review.
Cheers.

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