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Manhattan Lodge Motel
Ranked #39 of 63 Hotels in Hamilton
Rainbow, Victoria, Australia
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“Absolutely awful.”
Reviewed 23 October 2013

As a family we are prepared to stay in budget motels and have many times, also places that are tired and need a re-vamp but this place was just horrendous. As soon as we walked in the door my wife, and daughter who had booked another unit here, both wanted to get back in the cars and find another motel.
The cleaners do a poor job. The lino floors were sticky. The fridge was turned off and there was a carton of milk still in there from the last occupants. Also there was a wet towel from previous occupants still hanging on the rail in the wardrobe of the room to be used by my sons. The window sill in their room was also covered by dust and mould. As soon as we put food on the bench in the kitchen ants appeared. We wanted to use a pot to cook tea for my grandchildren and had to wash it first as it had mouse poo in it. Also, we had booked in 4 people but only 2 towels were supplied. Hopeless.
You need to be quite good at backing your car in order to leave the carpark. There is no way to turn your car around outside your unit and I was grateful that I can back up and that our hire car had a rearview camera as I had to reverse back past 8 other units to get out.
I would never recommend this motel to anyone. We chose it because it was one of the cheapest we had see with a 2 bedroom unit but in hindsight I wish that we had just gone with the dearer options available.
Do yourself a favour, find somewhere else to stay. This place may be cheaper than others but it is certainly not cheerful.

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Reviewed 22 October 2013

When arriving at check-in it was noted the bad smell of reception. Then the room we booked for 2 adults and 2 small children only had 1 room. The bedroom was small and had a hot water service in a cupboard. The walls on the bathroom and bedroom were covered in mould. The heater didn't work in our room and could only offer a little portable oil heater. The floors were sticky and the room just smelt dirty. Also the parking was impractical and hard to get out, as you nearly need to reverse out the whole way.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Manhattan Lodge Motel

Property: Manhattan Lodge Motel
Address: 218 Grey Street, Hamilton 3216, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Hamilton
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #39 of 63 Hotels in Hamilton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Manhattan Lodge Motel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Manhattan Lodge motel reopened on early Feb 2014 with new owner. If what you're looking for is a conveniently located hotel in Hamilton, look no further than Manhattan Lodge Motel. The excitement of the city center is only 2.9 km away. With its convenient location, the hotel offers easy access to the city's must-see destinations. Take advantage of a wealth of unrivaled services and amenities at this Hamilton hotel. For the comfort and convenience of guests, the hotel offers free Wi-Fi in public areas, room service, laundry service, express check-in/check-out, luggage storage. Guests can choose from 9 fully self-contained units in ground floor, all of which exude an atmosphere of total peace and harmony. The hotel's recreational facilities, which include garden are designed for escape and relaxation. Whatever your reason for visiting Hamilton, the Manhattan Lodge Motel is the perfect venue for an exhilarating and exciting break away. Handy to Hamilton East Shopping, restaurants & city centre, Lovely riverside walks, Easy access to State Highway 1, Hamilton Gardens, Southern Cross Hospital (500m), Lugton Park (badminton, bowling, tennis), Claudelands Events Centre (2km), University of Waikato (2km), Ruakura Agricultural Research, Waikato Hospital (2km), Hamilton Airport (3km), Mystery Creek Events (10km). ... more   less 
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