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Astra Motor Lodge
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    Reviewed 3 May 2014

    The hosts are naturally friendly people, rooms are nice and new. Everything was nice and clean. Shower had good water pressure, and plenty of hot water. This was the first time since last August that I have had to pull out my ear plugs to block the constant barrage of noise coming from the express way. Trucks were the worst. I think this hotel could do with better sound proofing in the walls, and this is why I have marked it average. Everything was good but the noise would drive you around the bend in the end. Surprised no one else has mentioned it

    Room Tip: Bring some ear plugs,accidentally rated restaurant and swimming pool and can't seem to reset in TA
    • Stayed: May 2014, travelled on business
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    1  Thank Cameron4611
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    Bronny_61, Owner at Astra Motor Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 5 May 2014

    Hi Cameron,
    Many thanks for your review, much appreciated.
    All comments are of value to the Astra Motor Lodge as we try to make sure we provide that complete service which does include a quiets night stay. You are the first to mention how noisy that room is but we see that you forgot to mention that we up graded you to a Executive Spa Apartment form the slightly cheaper access unit you had booked. Most of our guests have enjoyed and upgrade that came their way.
    We will certainly take into consideration your suggestion on better insulation in the walls for our next units however as the unit is solid concrete (tilt slab) that is the best insulation and noise barrier available so not sure if you knew that.
    Being on state highway 1 there is going to be traffic at all hours however noise will travel through the unit if any windows are left open.
    We do hope that you visit again so we can place you into a unit of your choice which may be quieter.

    Many thanks for your time.

    Steven and Bronny

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    Reviewed 29 April 2014

    The Room:
    Large, clean, and well equipped. The furniture, appliances, and fixtures were all modern and in excellent condition. The bed was outrageously comfortable. The room had everything needed to store and cook food. I have no complaints.

    The Owners/Service:
    The owners were friendly, attentive, and informative. We were especially pleased with their willingness to check in really early (arrived in Hamilton much sooner than expected). They also took the time to explain where everything in town was, including some interesting destinations in Hamilton.

    The Location:
    Everything we needed was within a quick car ride. We walked to a cafe they recommended for lunch; it was delicious. Quick access to town and back to the main highways made this a perfect place for a one-night stopover on our way to Waitomo the following day.

    • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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    2  Thank UWShaun
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    BronnyP, Owner at Astra Motor Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 7 May 2014

    Hi Shaun,

    Many thanks for taking the time to review the Astra Motor Lodge, it is always appreciated. As mentioned this end of town has quick access to all restaurants and to the Waitomo caves. Cafe Fresca has great food and coffee and is only a short walk down the road which provides a great choice for all our guests. Those beds are still getting plenty of comments as they are of great quality (NZ made).

    We hope to host you again next time you are passing through.

    Regards

    Steven & Bronny

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    Reviewed 26 April 2014

    Astra gives new definition to what "motel" is. Yes you park your car in front of the lodging. When you walk into your room - unbelievable. High end furnishings, super comfy bed, modern state of the art appliances and tv. Best of all - literally immaculate. I had read about all the reviews and can personally confirm that this place was cleaner than many of the 4 and 5 star hotels we stayed in in New Zealand. The bathroom was ridiculous. Two person shower full tiled. We had to get up early the next morning and slept nice and sound due to the double pane windows.

    • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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    1  Thank AlT614
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    BronnyP, Owner at Astra Motor Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 7 May 2014

    Hi Boomstick,

    Thank you so much for your kind words. We have enjoyed receiving all reviews from our guests as it lets us know where to improve. We have a fantastic team who take great pride in providing the rooms to the very high standard that our guests have become a custom to.
    We all look forward to hosting you again next time you are in Hamilton.

    Regards

    Steven & Bronny

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    Reviewed 25 April 2014

    Only stayed one night here on the way through to Auckland but wish it could have been longer.The rooms are modern, all finished to a very high standard and very comfortable. Lovely bathroom with huge walk in shower and great water pressure, good kitchenette. Good recommendation for Cafe Fresca at the garden centre down the road.
    Very friendly, welcoming hosts who cannot do enough for you.
    Recommend this place very highly.

    • Stayed: March 2014, travelled with family
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    1  Thank Sarah T
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    BronnyP, Owner at Astra Motor Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 7 May 2014

    Hi Styler98,

    Many thanks for your review, much appreciated. The showers are being enjoyed by many guest who like that extra space as well as our local Cafe - Cafe Fresca, a short walk down the road with plenty of good food choices.

    We look forward to your friendly faces again.

    Regards

    Steven & Bronny

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    Reviewed 20 April 2014

    Excellent place to stay. we had a 9 month old baby with us and the service provided was brilliant. The unit was very clean and well laid out. Was very quiet and the bed was luxurious thank you for a wonderful stay. The breakfast was beautiful.

    • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with family
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    1  Thank wenz50
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    BronnyP, Owner at Astra Motor Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2014

    Hi Williams Family,

    many thanks for your review and kind words. It was an absolute please looking after you all and providing you with the complete "Astra Motor Lodge" service. We look forward to catching up next time you are in Hamilton.

    Take Care

    Steven & Bronny

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