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Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 19 October 2014

Wow this place is terrific and the owners Bernie and Pat are top of the class as you can see by the wall in their office filled with award plaques PLUS their enviable service skills! This motel which is set in a native bush garden has an easy peaceful feeling and yet it adjoins quite a busy road. Bernie greeted...

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Bernie T, Owner at Grange Lodge Motel, responded to this review

How lovely of you to review us Penny, thank you very much, particularly given that you are such a top reviewer! It's a shame you won't be here in February as we celebrate our 20th year in the motel. It was so nice to have you all to stay and we look forward to seeing you again when next you're...

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 7 October 2014

What an unexpected pleasure it was to end up in this motel during the power cut in Auckland. From the moment Bernie answered the phone to our call where we were seeking a place to rest away from the power cuts, we just knew we were on to a winner. It is seldom that one receives such a warm welcome...

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Bernie T, Owner at Grange Lodge Motel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to review your stay here. We hope you found everything back to normal when you returned home. It was really nice to have met you both and maybe one day our paths will cross again. All the very best.

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 3 October 2014

Being welcomed with a warm home made muffin and a friendly smile, personally walked to our room and treated like family, was a beautiful way to start our stay. There is a little road noise but it is minimal when windows are closed. The kitchenette has everything you need for a basic meal including pots and utensils, just a few...

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Bernie T, Owner at Grange Lodge Motel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to post a review on your experiences at the Grange. We thoroughly enjoyed meeting you all and your daughters are simply adorable. It was great that two of our grandchildren happened to be staying with us when you turned up and it was a real joy to see them playing so well...

Victoria, Canada
Reviewed 1 October 2014

Owners Pat and Bernie very friendly, helpful and enthused. Older property but well maintained and clean and fully equipped for self catering. Easy drive to the airport and the sights in Auckland, near a busy road, but very quiet. Well priced for the free laundry and wifi inclusions. Fresh muffins are provided upon check in. Would definitely stay here again.

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Bernie T, Owner at Grange Lodge Motel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to review our property. It was lovely meeting you both and we are glad you had the opportunity to photograph some of Papatoetoe's historic buildings while you were here.Now that you have had a taste of New Zealand we hope it will not be too long before you pay a return visit...

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 26 September 2014

On arrival we were met by Pat who welcomed us for our 3 day stay with fresh hot muffins. We found the units to be spacious, well-equipped and comfortable. My wife was very impressed with the standard of cleaning (spotless) and even asked Bernie how they got stainless steel so clean. Our hosts were very friendly and helpful and we...

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Bernie T, Owner at Grange Lodge Motel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to give us valuable feedback on your recent stay with us.We have recently taken on a second housekeeper who serviced your unit and she was absolutely thrilled to receive your comments about the standards of cleaning.We are very fortunate to have such excellent cleaning staff. Comments such as these made by you...

New Plymouth, New Zealand
Reviewed 17 September 2014

Stayed here for the second time Owner informed us when we booked that they were away at a conference but that we would be in the very good hands of there friend who where looking after the place again we were greeted with warm yummy Muffins and A teddy bear on our Daughters bed we were again very happy with...

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Bernie T, Owner at Grange Lodge Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for such a wonderful review and we are only sorry that we missed you this time around. We are delighted to learn that our regular minders Brian and Lida looked after you so well. They have been our minders since they sold their own motel and interestingly we were their mentors when they first became motelliers twelve years...

Wilmington, Delaware
Reviewed 1 September 2014

This was the last of the four lodgings we stayed at during our two-week trip to New Zealand. The owners, Pat & Bernie, were the quintessential hosts rather than merely hotel owners! Within minutes of our arrival, we felt that we were long-since-seen friends rather than clients who have arrived for the first time! It was an ideal place for...

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Bernie T, Owner at Grange Lodge Motel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for such a fulsome review. Given that you are a seasoned traveller your comments are all the more appreciated and valued. We were delighted to be a small part of what was a wonderful trip through New Zealand and we hope it will not be too long before you pay another visit to see those parts...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 20 August 2014

Stayed three nights in a self contained unit. Was warmly welcomed with a smile, chat and a couple of freshly home cooked muffins! Warm and cosy with electric blankets, plunger coffee and fresh milk delivered and unit serviced each day. Fridge, microwave, toaster and fully stocked kitchenette. Pat is lovely even offering to turn our heating and electric blankets on...

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Bernie T, Owner at Grange Lodge Motel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to review our motel. It was lovely meeting you and we are glad you were able to spend so much time with your family. We know what it is like to return to a dark unfamiliar place so we do put lights and heaters on when we are aware that our guests...

Gisborne, New Zealand
Reviewed 4 August 2014 via mobile

Stayed 1 night. Upgraded from single room to double at no extra cost. We were presented at check in with warm muffins. Plunger coffee supplied. Comfortable warm beds. Shower over bath. Not modern decor however quite adequate. We will be returning!

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Bernie T, Owner at Grange Lodge Motel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to review your stay with us. We are very happy that our minders looked after you and took the trouble to upgrade your unit. Glad you enjoyed the muffins!

Reviewed 27 July 2014

Pat is by far the sweeetest host ever! I went through a 26 hour trip, lost luggage, and had a massive migraine...Pat's hospitality definitely changed my grumpy mood! The room was spotless.. and the muffins, oh my god soooo good..I refused to share them! Pat kept asking about my lost luggage, and made sure we were perfectly relaxed.. What else,...

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Bernie T, Owner at Grange Lodge Motel, responded to this review

How lovely of you to review us. Thank you so much and also for the terrific photos. They are absolutely superb. We intend putting them on our website. So glad that the temporary loss of your luggage didn't spoil the beginning of your holiday. It was so great to have met you both and to hear that you had such...

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  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Kitchenette
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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 

Additional Information about Grange Lodge Motel

Address: 1 Grange Road, Manukau 2025, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Auckland Region > Manukau
Price Range: $140 - $258 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Grange Lodge Motel 4*
Number of rooms: 12
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“Do not get the room next to the lobby.”
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“New owners apparently. Definitely check to see if they done any updates before booking. They asked for up front payment, no surprise why”
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“Room 9 was quite alright”
 of 5 bubbles Pipetius, 13 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Rooms away from the street on the east are quieter.”
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“Very clean rooms”
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