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Southgate Motor Inn
Ranked #29 of 46 Hotels in Wellington
Dubendorf, Switzerland
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86 reviews
77 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Next to hospital”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2012

We arrived in Wellington shortly before Waitangi Day, not having a reservation for accommodation. Found out that there is this Rugby Sevens event going on on Waitangi Day, so it could become a challenge to get a decent room at an adequate price. We also wanted something near the hospital. We were really happe, that after some searching we ended up in this Motel and that it had a vacant room. At first only for one night, but they set us on the waiting list in case a room gets cancelled, what actually happened.

The room was good, clean and the price was ok. Internet access on the other hand is very expensive. The lady at the front desk was a bit surely, but still helpful.

The motel is not exactly in a central location, but it's not a big problem as there is a bus stop nearby. The bus takes you downtown in a short time.

Would consider this motel again if ever back in Wellington, but might as well stay somewhere else, because of the location.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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Napier, New Zealand
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23 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2012

We needed short notice accommodation close to the hospital for morning appt. booked & arrived at midnight. Everything waiting for us as informed. comfortable and clean. Owners and staff very nice & welcoming. hospital over road. Supermarket, banks, eateries and a few shops 150 mtrs.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Napier, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2011

We recently stayed here in conjunction with a trip to Wellington Hospital. The owners could not have been more helpful and the unit on the 3rd floor was spacious, clean and mostly removed from the road noise. Beds were very comfortable. It is within a 3 min walk to the main Hospital doors and the bus service is nearby and frequent. Only 7 mins ride to the central city. A supermarket is nearby and plenty of eateries also within walking distance. We would thoroughly recommend this place to travellers and hospital patients and thanks to Natalie and Dave for your kindness on our recent visit.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with family
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Nelson NZ
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2011

We stayed at the South gate Motor Inn while my mother was in the hospital across the road, The owners Dave and Nat where absolutely amazing and went out of there way to make our stay stress free .The rooms are very clean and comfortable and the spa and shower are fabulous,beds were so comfy. I could not fault it and would highly recommend staying there .
Thank you Dave and Nat

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with family
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Auckland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2011

Stayed here for 1 night and had the apartment with a spa and it was great. Can unwind prior to sleep. Great location for zoo etc

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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled on business
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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2011

Hosts were wonderful, being able to connect to the internet was great and using the phone in the bedroom for local calls was a plus. There were no problems having my family come and visit any time and park in the complex car park.
The complex is very close to cafe and restaurants just a short walk and your there. The hospital is directly across the road - the bus stop right outside the door and only a few minutes into the city. What more can a person wish to have when away from home, This complex is home away from home and I would highly recommend to any traveller, in fact, I will be booking to stay again at Xmas 2011

Murray Toheriri - Brisbane - Australia

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  • Stayed May 2011, travelled solo
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2 Thank muzzabil
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2010

My daughter (15) said, very relaxing place.

Great location, bus route, close to amenities, nice and clean and I particularly love their generous sized bathrooms with double spa. Nice comfortable beds for a good night sleep! The hospitable hosts are amazing caring people. Thank you Jimaima and Steve!

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled with family
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Property: Southgate Motor Inn
Address: 70-72 Riddiford Street, Wellington 6021, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Greater Wellington > Wellington
Amenities:
Wheelchair access
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Ranked #29 of 46 Hotels in Wellington
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Southgate Motor Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 20
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