We pre booked here through Agoda.com for one night because of trip advisor, price, location and the free shuttle service.
This was the only booking, other than the return flight home, we made before leaving Australia.
We had decided that next morning my husband would take the shuttle to the airport and obtain a hire car, then return and pick me up from the motel. Warren – the Manager – queried him getting on the airport shuttle and suggested if he waited 20 minutes, Warren would organize one for half the price.
This he did plus spent a copious amount of time with our map suggesting outstanding places of interest and then negotiated and booked ahead two more nights accommodation at Paihia, gateway to the Bay of Isles, the Hole in the Rock and the original settlement of Russell. Not only was our Holiday starting to become extremely affordable because of Warrens negotiating, the generosity of this man in many ways was beginning to make us feel like we were with family.
My summary here is “We were amongst the best of the best in customer service, a team with a genuine love of their fellow man, brilliant advocates and ambassadors of the tourism industry, the country and the people of new Zealand. We were treated like loved and respected family by a generous, thoughtful and willing group of indigenous staff who love and respect their managers Warren & John who themselves exhibit the kindness, generous and most thoughtful qualities that mankind can aspire to.”
I might add that we had intended to stay one night here only – but over the eight days in the north island, we stayed here three nights.
Can you put a price on excellence, kindness & generosity?
Kathy and Lee
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Offering free WiFi, 14 days free parking and a 24-hour reception, Oakwood Manor Motor Lodge is located 10 minutes' drive from Auckland International Airport. Set on 2 peaceful acres, this lodge offers a free courtesy airport shuttle service and laundry facilities. Guests can enjoy a meal at the on-site restaurant followed by a dip in the outdoor swimming pool. All accommodation in Oakwood Manor Motor Lodge offers either a kitchenette with cooking facilities or a London kitchen with tea and coffee facilities. Each comfortable room features a TV and a refrigerator as well as an en suite bathroom. Oakwood Manor Motor Lodge is close to public transport, a hospital and shopping centre. It is 8 minutes' drive from Villa Maria Estate Winery. Central Auckland is 20 minutes' drive away. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Oakwood Manor Motor Hotel Mangere
- Quality Inn Mangere
- Oakwood Manor Auckland, New Zealand