We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Just what we were after”
Review of Sai Motels

Best prices for -
Check In dd/mm/yyyy Check Out dd/mm/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 6 more sites!
Sai Motels
Ranked #5 of 8 Hotels in Greenlane
Reviewed 15 October 2013

We chose Sai Motel because we were attending a function in the area and wanted the closest possible accommodation (ie walking distance). I wasn't expecting great things because of the LOW price and slightly dodgy looking exterior. However, we were extremely happy with the room and it was exactly what we were after - good sized room which was clean and warm. Lovely shower and comfy bed. Sky TV and tea and coffee. The staff at reception were very friendly.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
6  Thank PoleNZ
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a ReviewReviews (87)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages

62 - 68 of 87 reviews

Reviewed 29 May 2013

For a very reasonable price I got a fairly basic but good-sized, clean and well equipped room (including fridge, microwave, crockery) in the Penrose business area. The staff were extremely friendly and always there to help. Shops and restaurants are a ten minutes walk away near Ellerslie train station which also offers frequent train services to Auckland city center (the train trip to the city takes approximately 20 minutes). Alternatively, a bus to the city stops right in front of the hotel.

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled on business
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
2  Thank 5starbackpacker
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 5 May 2013

I stayed one night. The room was fairly basic but clean and comfortable and the price very reasonable. Parking was a bit awkward, with parks not allocated to rooms, and a bit tight to get into.

Staff were friendly. Location was easy to find and handy for business appointments in Penrose area.

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled on business
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
2  Thank Pyrofly
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 28 April 2013

Good sized rooms with all the basics - very comfotable bed, fridge, microswave, flat screen Sky TV, A/C, little table and two chairs, crockery, and AMAZING shower. They are going through a refurbishment at the moment - Mum's room still had masking tape around the edges. But the finished results (my room) are very classy. The motel is on the odd-numbered side of Great South Road, which is the best side to be on by far! Motles on the even-numbered side of the road are sandwiched between Great South Road and the Auckland motorwway, and as such, are horrifically noisy. It's a matter of less than 10 minutes to city centre, and Great South Road provides a plethora of different dining establishments within walking or a few minutes driving distance. Everything is covered, from all the major junk food chains (Wendys is right across the road) , to takeaways and restaurants providing a huge variety of ifferent cultural flavours, to a large Countdown supermarket. Staff are super friendly, and very helpful. The only drawback is that while we had no trouble connecting to the Wi-Fi with good signal, it ran soooo slow that we gave up trying to get on to any webpages. Also, they tell you it costs $3, but charge you $5.

Room Tip: If you are really worried about road noise, ask for rooms 8, 9, 10, or 11 as they are set furthest b...
See more room tips
  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled on business
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
3  Thank KarolynTimarkos
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 9 March 2013

We stayed for 2 nights and arrived in the wee hours but the staff was still very helpful--I needed a hairdryer and got it even at 2am. We had everything we needed in the room and the bathroom was nicely laid out (but there wasn't shampoo--bottle was empty). The motel was hard to find on our GPS for some reason but telling people to look out for Yellow Pages and Wendy's helped a great deal. We also very much appreciated the staff's direction on where to go etc. Of all the motels we stayed at on our trip to the North Island, this was the only one with a/c which was very much needed during the heat wave we arrived to! The motel may not look appealing from outside but it was a great stay all the same. Don't let its looks deceive you.

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
3  Thank Enqi C
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 20 January 2013

The motel is on the main road (so easy to get to) and from the outside it looked rather unappealing, Having said that it was very reasonably priced and reception was most helpful. The internet access though not free is very reasonably priced. The room was basic but clean though it was a bit 'cosy' and our room was awkward to get to up some steep narrow stairs.

If I could I would have rated this 3.5 out of 5 !

  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
2  Thank jonnystaines
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 16 July 2012

Stayed here for a week, whilst looking for a permanent rental in Auckland (moving from UK), The rooms were good value, good basic accomodation (tv internet, double bed, everything you need, fridge, microwave) , good location (easy bus route to town, close to cafe for breakfast etc, close to motorway, free parking which dont get in city hotels), the service was second to none, Pradeep and his team went out of their way on severl ocasions to be helpful with different things, gave lots of good advice, very frendly and welcoming, service you wouldnt get in bigger name hotels. Great for business visits, relocating, short term accomodation etc, students etc, definatley be back.

Room Tip: The small rooms are good if after basic accomodation but for longer term stays the bigger units are...
See more room tips
  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled solo
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank andrew31derby
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Greenlane
0.8 mi away
Ibis Auckland Ellerslie
Ibis Auckland Ellerslie
#1 of 2 in Ellerslie
707 reviews
3.7 mi away
Kiwi International Hotel
Kiwi International Hotel
#36 of 66 in Auckland Central
727 reviews
0.7 mi away
Best Western Ellerslie Ellerslie International
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
2.2 mi away
Alpers Lodge
Alpers Lodge
#56 of 66 in Auckland Central
103 reviews
1.6 mi away
Knights Inn
Knights Inn
#3 of 8 in Epsom
82 reviews
1.1 mi away
Greenlane Suites
Greenlane Suites
#3 of 8 in Greenlane
85 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Sai Motels? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Sai Motels

Address: 385 Great South Road, Greenlane, Auckland 1051, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Auckland > Greenlane
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 8 Hotels in Greenlane
Price Range: £50 - £111 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Sai Motels 3*
Number of rooms: 29
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Booking.com, Agoda, Ebookers, Hotels.com, TripOnline SA, Evoline ltd and HotelsClick so you can book your Sai Motels reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Sai Motels Auckland/Greenlane

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing