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Auckland
Reviewed 15 January 2017

I have stayed at the Spinnaker 3 or 4 times a year for probably for at least the past three years. Each time the hosts are friendly and the accommodation is clean, comfortable and convenient. The location is good and allows for beach walks / swimming and there is also a selection of reasonably priced restaurants, cafes and takeaways in...

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ManagerSpinnaker, Manager at Spinnaker Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, which we appreciate very much. We are pleased that you have found all your visits good ones. We look forward to welcoming your back on your next trip down. Safe travelling Zoe. Regards Pat & Gary, Managers

Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

My partner and I decided to stay here because it was close to family in the area. At first we were just looking for a place affordable, practical and comfortable. This place turn out to tick those boxes for us and more. The lady that runs the motel was polite, readily available to assist with any questions or problems and...

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ManagerSpinnaker, Manager at Spinnaker Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, these are very much appreciated. Will pass onto our girls about the cleanliness of the unit, which they are always happy to get. Looking forward to seeing you again in the near future. Cheers Pat & Gary, Managers

New Plymouth, New Zealand
Reviewed 13 November 2016

We stayed at the Spinnaker Motel for one night on the way to Wellington to pick up our daughter who had finished university. The motel is in a great location on the main road for getting into Wellington quickly by car, I've not used the train however it is just across the road. There is very little road or train...

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ManagerSpinnaker, Manager at Spinnaker Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review and we hope that next time you are down this way that you will call in once again. Cheers Pat & Gary, Managers

Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

Room was a good size and very clean . Rooms get cleaned every day which is nice . Was a bit expensive I thought but other wise fine for a quick stop off. Close to shops and everything we needed. We were offered a special price when we booked , But this wasn't given when we paid and had to...

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ManagerSpinnaker, Manager at Spinnaker Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for writing the review and we are pleased that you were satisfied with the cleanliness of the unit, which is one of our newly refurbished 2-bedroom units. Once again, we are sorry about the mix up in the charging, but these things do happen from time to time and we were able to sort it out quickly. Regards...

Reviewed 7 August 2016

This will now be our first choice when staying in the Wellington area. Room has recently been renovated. Comfortable and warm. We could hear some traffic but easily ignored. Better value than many other places nearby.

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ManagerSpinnaker, Manager at Spinnaker Motel, responded to this review

Thank you Richard for a very nice review and it is very much appreciated. We look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit down this way. Regards Pat & Gary, Managers

Reviewed 1 August 2016

$145 for a large room, 1 single and 1 queen bed. Not the best value, given the location. I could hear our neighbours in the other room (from my bathroom) when they were showering or talking. The hotel borders the main highway. Trains and heavy vehicles can be heard throughout the day and night. Not a good place to spend...

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ManagerSpinnaker, Manager at Spinnaker Motel, responded to this review

Thank you David for taking the time to give us feedback, we have taken aboard your comments including upgrading the heating, reviewing the provisions of our internet services and supplies of toiletries. Regards Pat & Gary, Managers

Palmerston North, New Zealand
Reviewed 27 July 2016

It was ok. Not heated before we arrived and only moderately co-operative hosts. Normal room. Clean and tidy. Painted concrete block walls inside. Good strong shower which heated quickly. A very cold day and the room was icy. The heater was a convection heater (no fan) and so we asked for an extra heater to more quickly cut the chill,...

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ManagerSpinnaker, Manager at Spinnaker Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and we are sorry that you felt that the room was icy, but we did find another heater for you and we did it pretty promptly. Pat & Gary, Managers

Polokwane, Limpopo, South Africa
Reviewed 16 July 2016

Booked in very late due to late arrival of the ferry. Very nice accommodation. Laundry room was under construction, so they helped us out and washed and dried our laundry. Has a barbecue area with a play area for children. Carpet on the stairs was scary as one of my children had a fall

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ManagerSpinnaker, Manager at Spinnaker Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and we are pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us, but a little upset that one of your children had a fall on the stairs and we do hope that the child is okay. We hope that the rest of your travels in New Zealand goes well and in the meantime safe travelling. Pat...

Reviewed 26 June 2016

We stayed there for 10 days. Couldn't fault the accommodation! A comfortable, spotlessly clean, well-appointed and up-to-date room with a fully equipped kitchen. Free WiFi and a full basic Sky TV channel selection. They even had a good selection of DVDs on loan free of charge from reception. There is a slot-machine laundry, the clothes line is a bit inaccessible....

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ManagerSpinnaker, Manager at Spinnaker Motel, responded to this review

Hi Anne, thank you very much for the lovely review and we are so glad that your stay with us was so good. We will pass onto our 'angels' about the cleanliness of the unit as they always appreciate feedback. We look forward to saying hello to you again, sometime in the not too distant future. Take care and safe...

Rotorua, New Zealand
Reviewed 22 May 2016

Compact unit which backs onto SH1, despite this, road noise was a minimum, the bed was comfortable and the room well appointed. Only gripe was having to wash dishes in the vanity, and nowhere to sit the dirty dishes or leave them to drain before drying them.

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ManagerSpinnaker, Manager at Spinnaker Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and it is not necessary to do your dishes in our Basic Studio as the units are serviced everyday and dirty dishes are replaced with clean ones. Hope we can welcome you back sometime in the future. Cheers Pat & Gary, Managers

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
About the property
  • Beachfront
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A warm welcome is waiting for you. An older motel that has been extensively refurbished throughout. Local beach which is safe for swimming and lovely for walking along. Close to local facilities. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Spinnaker Motel

Address: Cnr Grays Road and State Highway 1 | Plimmerton, Porirua, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Greater Wellington > Porirua
Price Range: ₹ 5,444 - ₹ 6,654 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Spinnaker Motel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 18
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“An inside room at the back will be quieter.”
 of 5 bubbles anned645, 25 Jun 2016 | Read review
“An Executive Studio Unit would be best for business purposes or for longer stays”
 of 5 bubbles Well-Weathered, 29 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Quieter rooms would be at the back of the motel complex, we were at the front but the road noise did not worry us one little bit.”
 of 5 bubbles 71margarete, 3 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Ask for quieter room away from road”
 of 5 bubbles mousebirdEngland, 20 Dec 2015 | Read review
“The two room Unit has room upstairs to have a view”
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