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“Best in Wellington” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Southgate Motor Inn

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Southgate Motor Inn
Ranked #27 of 46 Hotels in Wellington
Level Contributor
26 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Best in Wellington”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2013

Fantastic clean and modern rooms with the best beds! Everything you could possibly need. Dave and Nat are great hosts and more than happy to go out of their way. They can certainly recommend some great restaurants! Motor Inn is great location opposite hospital and just up the road from bus stop. Even not a bad walk into central city. Handy to Massey Uni campus too. Thanks so much and will be back soon.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled on business
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2 Thank Claire H
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2013

Our team loved the spacious clean rooms, very & close to WIS centre & airport. Everything we needed in close walking & driving proximity :) Had a lil concern about no locks on the bathroom doors, as a couple of us were caught out lol, but overall a very enjoyable stay. Realy nice, helpfull staff, would definitely recommend to anyone wanting to stay in Newtown or close to the city.
Thank you :) Manukau O30s Flamers

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Flamers
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Whitley Bay, United Kingdom
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377 reviews
116 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 208 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2012

It is superb, I feel as if we are in our own flat so well equipped and so clean. Very friendly and short bus ride to Wellington. Like home from home comfy sofa great tv and lovely bedrooms. Everyone loves spa bath too.

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  • Stayed December 2012, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank gill h
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Melbourne, Australia
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21 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2012

Thanks SO MUCH to Nat & David for looking after me during my short stay in Wellington. The rooms are spacious, clean and the BEST bed that I have slept in, in a Moter Inn ever.
Definitely would have no qualms in recommending any of my family and friends to stay with them.

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Cheri1965
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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2012

Thank you so much to David & Natalie for their amazing service, they took me in at short notice, moved me when I needed to change rooms and were just wonderful. The rooms are large, extremely clean and well kitted out. Bathrooms are huge with fabulous Spa baths and great 'power showers'. Across the road from the hospital, yet very quiet considering they are on a main road. Would definitely go back and reccommend them, especially to anyone having to spend time at the hospital or hospice.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank BillBG
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2012

Only stayed one night and we were really impressed by the size of the rooms, in particular the bathroom. The room was very well equipt and free parking in the city is a bonus.
Unfortunately, when we had to check out early to catch the ferry to the South Island the man at the front desk was really rude and unpleasant and this tarnished the whole visit.

  • Stayed February 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Amylw2
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Dubendorf, Switzerland
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86 reviews
77 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
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
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank patm82
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Additional Information about Southgate Motor Inn

Property: Southgate Motor Inn
Address: 70-72 Riddiford Street, Wellington 6021, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Greater Wellington > Wellington
Amenities:
Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #27 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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