From the minute I was greeted by the desk staff I knew this was an establishment where customer satisfaction came first. The front desk woman gladly showed me the room and noted that the owner believed in providing free internet service since it has become a necessity like telephone service. Later, when I was doing my laundry, I hung out with the front desk woman and the owner's adult daughter and had a great time discussing potential shopping spots, places to visit, etc. Their warmness went beyond the usual polite customer service that most businesses offer. These women really enjoyed what they did for a living. They even booked my next night's stay in Wellington for me.
Like Minnie33 reported in her write-up, the Aotea Motor Lodge was luxurious inside.The more we looked around the more surprised we were about the amenities offered for a reasonable price. Since the facility was super clean we even filmed the toilet flushing for our friends back in the Northern Hemisphere (to prove it flushes the reverse). This place was an unexpected gem which had the friendliest staff we encountered during our six week travels to NZ and AU.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Luxury 5 star central city Wanganui accommodation including free wifi, spa baths, LCD Sky Tv and corporate rates available. ... more less
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