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All reviews road noise close to the airport free wifi short drive spa pool on arrival fish and chips enjoyed our stay across the road clean rooms bed was comfortable would stay again pleasant stay town centre handy location friendly hosts two nights
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Reviewed 12 August 2018

The location was good, easy access to all amenities

The room was rather small, the bed was very uncomfortable (we could feel the springs coming right through) - it may be time to replace mattresses. No AC in the room, only a wall heater panel and a plug in very noisy heater :-(

The room was very clean and tidy, but decor is quite basic and outdated.

Not real value for the price we paid.

The staff were lovely though.

Room tip: Great location
Date of stay: August 2018
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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    • Cleanliness
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Thank cheryl f
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Reviewed 12 July 2018 via mobile

The view across the estuary was lovely as were the walls around the estuary and beach. The motel was very quiet and close to many restaurants. Staff were very friendly and helpful. I would recommend this motel as a relaxing place to stay.

Date of stay: July 2018
Trip type: Travelled with family
1  Thank Rochelle L
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Reviewed 4 June 2018

Albatross Motel is slightly out of the city but a couple blocks back off a lovely black sand beach, and very close to the airport and the great restaurants on West Quay!

The rooms are small and older style, with 'classic kiwi' yellow glass sliding door panels, and a stainless steel box shower - but charming for that. Effort has been made to make them comfortable, with good beds, made up with lovely touches, warm blankets, a spare heater etc.

Amenities are a little basic - large generic toiletries in wall-mounted dispensers, and instant coffee - but jug microwave and toaster are provided along with a small fridge.

Road noise was noticeable but not excessive; the in-room fridge was also a little noisy.

Rooms and grounds are scrupulously clean, and well-kept. Staff are friendly and helpful.

I would stay again.

Date of stay: June 2018
  • Trip type: Travelled solo
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    • Rooms
    • Service
Thank trudij0y
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Reviewed 4 June 2018 via mobile

Upon arriving approx 30 mins after closing time Gary was more than happy to come down and let me in for the night. (Got my times mixed up!)
Stayed upstairs in a single unit and felt rate paid was fair and probably a little cheaper than surrounding motels. Checked on hotels.com.
Was a little noisy being close to main road however I would certainly stay here again. Good basic facilities inside, hot water pressure a little low.
Appreciated the late check in. Thanks.

Date of stay: June 2018
Trip type: Travelled on business
Thank Sonny B
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Reviewed 28 May 2018

Room was excellent, warm & comfortable. This motel was in a great location near to all amenities for holiday travellers. Great cafe around the corner with excellent food. Great being able to watch sports on sky. Very happy with our overnight stay.

Room tip: All rooms were of excellent quality
Date of stay: May 2018
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Thank KayleneK15
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AlbatrossNapier, Owner at Albatross Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 29 May 2018

hi Kaylene,
thanks for your kind comments and hope to see you again. Glad we could help.

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