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“Value for money, friendly helpful service”
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Sai Motels
Ranked #6 of 8 Hotels in Greenlane
Tauranga, New Zealand
1 review
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“Value for money, friendly helpful service”
Reviewed 30 November 2011

If you are looking for a flash motel, this will not suit you. Value for money and clean rooms, this is the one.

I recently stayed two nights at this motel after scoring an excellent deal on Expedia. When I rang to advise that I was checking in late, I was told that reception is open 24 hours and that what ever time I arrived it would be ok. Much to my delight, even at 8pm I was welcomed with smiles and excellent service during check in.

Although the outside looks fairly old and run down, with the carpet needing an upgrade, the room was clean, as were sheets and bedding. TV, fridge and microwave and even a heatpump. Although I had to pay for internet, I didnt mind a bit, reasonable. Wendys was directly across the road for a convenient dinner and snack. The motorway, gas station, money machine and supermarket were all within close proximity too which was a bonus.

I will definately be returning again and recommend.

Room Tip: Room 22 - upstairs has heat pump / air conditioning
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  • Stayed November 2011, travelled on business
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1 Thank Kim K
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Emerald, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 29 October 2011

We arrived on a winters afternoon, raining and cold. Staff knew we were arriving from the outback, Queensland, so they found out the winter temps back home and had the heater on at 25 for us. It was so cosy and warm for us. Our room was lovely and clean. Did not want for anything. Staff were so friendly and helpful. Bed very comfortable. Even though it was on the main road, it was very quiet in our room. Thank you Sai staff, you made it very relaxing for us.

Room Tip: We stayed on the second floor and had a great view
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  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
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1 Thank Toni B
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Wellington
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2011

Nice bedding and clean and recently redecorated (although DIY-quality in places). Friendly and helpful front desk. In the lower price bracket this is a stand-out.
Good handy location in Greenlane. Unfortunately soon to have a building site next door which may impact the quality of life in the short-term.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled on business
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1 Thank Yhinau
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Clitheroe, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2011

Excellent room - large and well equipped. Helpful staff, room checked daily. Well located for public transport. Good value.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled solo
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 April 2011

We satyed at the sai motel for convenience to one tree hill. If you are looking for a centrally located motel then this is not for you. However, it worked well for us. The room was adequate and was serviced daily. The staff were very helpful providing us with ironing board and iron as well as an emergency needle and thread. The motel is within walking distance to ellerslie train station for trains and buses into the centre in under 1/2hr. There is also a cafe and laundrette next door as well as some places to eat on the other side of ellerslie train tracks.

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank NC-and-JC
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Singapore
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2011

We had planned to be at Sai Motel at around 6pm on New Years Eve, but we had an unfortunate car accident which caused us to arrive at only 10pm that night. When I called to apologise for our late arrival, the motel manager Pradeep assured us that he would make sure that reception was open when we arrived. Upon check-in, we found out that Pradeep had given up going out for his New Year Eve's party in order to welcome us personally. Although one of the ground floor units was available, it did not come with air conditioning and Pradeep assured us that we would be better with a second floor unit with air conditioning. Nevertheless, he helped us carry our luggage to the room. That is excellent service indeed!

Because we haven't had dinner, Pradeep even arranged for his friend to bring my mum-in-law to the nearest Mcdonald's. The next morning, Pradeep insisted on seeing us off at 6.15am and allowed us to use the hotel internet for free while I made some emergency travel arrangements.

The motel rooms were perfectly adequate for our short one night's stay, but what makes this motel stand out above its competition is the human factor which will keep us going back if we visit Auckland again someday.

  • Stayed December 2010, travelled as a couple
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4 Thank WLeong
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Property: Sai Motels
Address: 385 Great South Road, Greenlane 1051, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Auckland Region > Greenlane
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 8 Hotels in Greenlane
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Sai Motels 3*
Number of rooms: 29
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