I would have to rate this as the best place to stay in Wellington, for quietness at least. The reasons I state this are the following... Only thing is I am conscious that upon noting it with others of its appeal, others may commercialise it and otthers flock there, thereby affecting it's cul de sac nature. It's laid back, rustic feel to it / country atmosphere, though in the heart of the Hutt. If yer like me yer want quiet place to stay in Wellington, then this it, as trains prevalent in Wellington area for sat overs, but not there in the hutt, and it's off the main st.
Of course it's not perfect so wish to highlight other points, maybe looking as 'bad' points. I noticed in my room, light/power switches etc, were visibly marked and dirty / unclean from at least the previous guests, though the feel overall for me was that of rusticness. I just cleaned these areas myself. If TV3 NZ Target were there they would've homed in on them. There were no post areas for me to appraise the motel as a guest for the host(s) to consider, nor offered me same. One thing (only my opinion of course) Helen is more amicable in reception than that of her partner. I found him to be somewhat cold as opposed to the friendly warm inviting nature of Helen. I was talking with him before leaving, and he just walked off, saying no more, which I (even if I didn't like me, wouldn't do as a host of a motel to a guest). I could put this down to being the general mentality of the general public of Wellington being different in personal attributes than say Chch or Dn people, etc. It's a good thing to have an opportunity to place feedback at the motel, but no real opportunity to do same by host given oir available. Yet it might be a good idea for them to look into this together, as it's like after sales service which I personally found lacking (once money taken, they leave yer to it). The other thing to bring to the table is there's no negotiating fee, which I rather have available from a consumer point of view for obvious reasons. The night I went there, had no other guests about, so it's not like the competition was high and sought after for a stay there. I had stayed at this motel about 6 years ago, previous owner was negotiable and better suited to the motel industry, but mostly this motel itself ROX given the poor competition elsewhere Well!
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