This was a good location for me as I was travelling back towards Auckland airport from the Mount Manganui peninsula and needed an overnight stop. The motel is situated on the edge of town, less than 5 mins from the main highway, so you can avoid all the town centre traffic. Also, it is only 5 mins from the Hamilton Gardens which are certainly worth a visit if you have 2-3 hours to spare.
The motel has basic facilities - nothing outstanding, but is clean and comfortable. The apartments are all ground floor, and the lounge has a separate dining area, fully equipped kitchen, and the bedroom is a bit small. Bathroom area has shower and toilet. There is a Pizza Hut ,and McDonalds & other takeaways within 5-10 mins walk, but other restaurants are downtown. But I found this OK for one night. There is a very small swimming pool, which is not heated, and was available, but as the spa pool was being renovated and evidence of the work in process, e.g tools, I chose not to use it.