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“A very brief but wonderful stay”
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Grange Motor Lodge
Ranked #3 of 6 Hotels in Manukau
Melbourne, Australia
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“A very brief but wonderful stay”
Reviewed 17 December 2012

The staff are very nice, the rooms are very homely and we felt like we were right at home. The hotel performed well above our expectations and it was conveniently located (near the airport). Comfortable, clean and left us smiling. Recommend it to all.

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled as a couple
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GrangeLodge, Owner at Grange Motor Lodge, responded to this review, 31 December 2012
How nice of you to take the time to review us. Thank you very much. It was lovely to have met you and we look forward to seeing you again. Happy New Year to you both
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Hamilton, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 December 2012

The room was a good size and nicely laid out. The person who welcomed me was friendly and showed me round the room, explaining where things were and the layout of the site (and gave me complimentary muffins!).
it was clean, tidy and nicely furnished - the bed was very comfortable and the shower clean with good temperature control and steady flow.

overall, very good experience

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled on business
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GrangeLodge, Owner at Grange Motor Lodge, responded to this review, 10 December 2012
Thank you very much indeed for your generous review of us. It is very much appreciated. I hope we see you back here again soon.
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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 November 2012 via mobile

Once again we are back to stay in this wonderful motel. On our arrival we were given another heart warming welcome from Bernie and Pat and a friendly catch up since our last stay. The motel is exceptionally clean and the lawns are manicured to perfection. This motel is great value for money as you get the little extras that other motels charge extra like free WiFi. After spending four weeks travelling from Christchurch to Auckland and many nights in alternative accommodation this motel wins hands down as the little extra goes a long way. A stay in this motel will not disappoint.

  • Stayed November 2012
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GrangeLodge, Owner at Grange Motor Lodge, responded to this review, 10 December 2012
Thank you so much for your great review. It was so nice to see you again and hear all your plans for the future. We wish you joy and happiness in your new life.
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Kaikohe, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 November 2012

Stayed at Grange Lodge last night as had Sunday wedding. Pat & Bernie were happy to change my original request & let us check in early as wedding was at 11. Unfortunately they were full as checkout is at 10 we weren't able to. This was beyond their control but I appreciated that they would try. I later had to email to change room type as we had an extra person and they did so happily. We checked in at 5pm Sunday and greated with hot muffins and such a friendly and warm welcome. Rooms were spacious clean and comfy. Bath was luxurious n hot! Breakfast this morning of bacon eggs n hash browns was beautifully cooked and hot and delivered on time.
Their cleaner Lucy has high standards and does an excellent job!
I would recommend this motel to anyone wanting accommodation in the area. Easy to get to & from motorway & well worth the stay. I will be back Pat & Bernie thank you for the excellent experience!

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled with family
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GrangeLodge, Owner at Grange Motor Lodge, responded to this review, 14 November 2012
Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a great review! It was so nice to have met you. Thank you also for your comments about our staff member, Lucy. We are very lucky indeed to have her and we do appreciate the fantastic job she does. So sorry we couldn't get you into your unit earlier but very happy that you understood. We both look forward to seeing you again one day in the future.
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Reviewed 9 November 2012

We recently stayed at Grange Lodge for a family reunion. Pat and Bernie greeted us warmly on our arrival with some home baked muffins and big smiles. We checked in ( per-arranged) one and half earlier than the usual check in time with no extra cost. We were provided a cot for the baby, again free of charge! The place is clean and is well set up with comfortable beds, and a kitchen with utensils etc for those who wish to eat in. There is a family dog Mack visited us several times during our stay, he has been trained not to venture into the unit!
Thank you Pat and Bernie, we are truly impressed and we will come and stay with you again at earliest opportunity! Nyetching and family

Room Tip: Excellent location, walking distance to the shopping Plaza, easy access to motorways
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  • Stayed November 2012, travelled with family
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GrangeLodge, Owner at Grange Motor Lodge, responded to this review, 14 November 2012
Thank you so much for your lovely review. It means a lot to us. Also thank you once again for your very generous donation towards Pat's "Cans for the Sallies". He has now got over 400 canned food to give to the Salvation Army for Christmas. Our back bedroom now looks like a grocery store! It was so great to have met you and your family and we both look forward to welcoming you all back here again one day. Mack sends you his friendliest woof.
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Nelson
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Reviewed 17 October 2012

Once again, Pat and Bernie at the Grange exceeded our expectations on our recent trip to Auckland. The Grange has become a home away from home for our family. We love the genuine smiles of welcome and recognition, the beautifully clean and designed units and the relaxed atmosphere of the whole complex. Even Mac the dog gave us the warmest of welcomes too on our return! When in Auckland, there is no other place we'd ever consider staying. Highly recommended to all.

Room Tip: Love the walk-in shower of Unit 11.
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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
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GrangeLodge, Owner at Grange Motor Lodge, responded to this review, 29 October 2012
Thank you so much for your review. It is always great to have you and your lovely family here. We are looking forward to welcoming you back again this Christmas. Mack sends his best woof to you all.
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Jamberoo, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2012

A very comfortable place to stay with good amenities for the price. Right next door to the golf course. Pat and Berbie were great hosts and looked after us well. Rooms have a microwave for reheating and takeaways are nearby. Golf club does breakfasts, lunches and I think Dinner.

Room Tip: The double room was more than adequate with a microwave.
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  • Stayed October 2012, travelled with friends
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1 Thank John G
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GrangeLodge, Owner at Grange Motor Lodge, responded to this review, 17 October 2012
Thank you so much for your review - we really enjoyed your company. What a great couple of days it was. Hope to see you again.
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Property: Grange Motor Lodge
Address: 1 Grange Road, Papatoetoe, Auckland, Manukau 2025, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Auckland Region > Manukau
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 6 Hotels in Manukau
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Grange Motor Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
In residential area opposite Grange Golf Course and adjacent to East Tamaki industrial area.5 Minutes drive to Middlemore Hospital 15 minutes to Airport, 20 minutes to CBD Auckland. AA Supreme Host of the Year 2004 and 2005. Runner up 2012 and 2008.Category winners at 2006, 2007 and 2008 Manukau Business Excellence Awards. Qualmark 4 star grading. Enviro Bronze Award ... more   less 
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