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“One of the dirtiest motels in New Zealand”
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Elmore Lodge Motel
Ranked #14 of 18 Hotels in Hastings
Reviewed 21 October 2013

I was put in Room #1, feeling pretty tired after working in the field for more than 12 hours and driving long distances, on 19 Oct 2013. The room was dark. By the time I noticed how dirty the room was it was too late to find a new one. The carpet was very dirty and obviously not cleaned for days if not weeks; the sink faucets had scum around them, the soap dispenser and the soap container were dirty. The shower was dirty, the light switches have obviously not been cleaned for a long time. The string for the light switch was black with dirt. The bed linen seemed clean but I still had to lay my clean clothes on the bed to get some sleep.The room was not worth the $105.00. Perhaps one gets a better room if one Caucasian.

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  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 20 October 2013

Clean, tidy and comfortable. Good service from the very pleasant hosts and the cooked breakfast was very nice. This is not a brand new motel so don't expect brand new facilities. This was our second stay and we will stay again when in Hastings.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 October 2013

Good basic motel. A bit tired but value for money. Not 5 star but hosts gave excellent service. I will go back when next in Hastings. Just on the edge of town made it an easy walk to the shops. Our unit had two bedrooms and full kitchen facilities which was ideal.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled on business
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Thank Lindsay H
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Reviewed 23 September 2013

Hosts were very friendly and accommodating. Room was dated, cold and uninviting with breeze block walls and wind blowing in the gaps and the smell of past smoking was off putting- 1970,s panel heater and the stained carpet needs to go. Hole in the wall kitchenette was a first us and don't count on having much more than toast, a bowl of cereal and a cup of coffee in the studios. You have to wash dishes in the bathroom which is not really acceptable. Bed was on rollers so it moved around a lot. I guess in the end at $105 a night you get what you pay for.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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ElmoreH, Owner at Elmore Lodge Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2013

Thanks for your review. We have an ongoing maintenance plan for our motel which was built in the 70's. We don't expect our guests to wash dishes in the bathroom and always take them to the motel kitchen when servicing the unit. We advertise tea & toast facilities only in our studios

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Reviewed 7 July 2013

Thanks Jan & Bruce for another wonderful stay. I am always impressed by your level of service and how you go out of your way to make my stays enjoyable. I stay at many places and even if the rooms are 5 star, it doesn't count for much if the hosts don't give the service. You do. Keep it up.

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled solo
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ElmoreH, Owner at Elmore Lodge Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2013

Thanks for your kind words, we do try extremely hard to be the kind of Hosts we would like to stay with. I'm glad you enjoyed your visit to Hawkes Bay

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Additional Information about Elmore Lodge Motel

Address: 301 Omahu Road, Hastings 4120, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Hawke's Bay Region > Hastings
Amenities:
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Swimming Pool
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Ranked #14 of 18 Hotels in Hastings
Price Range: €69 - €87 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Elmore Lodge Motel 3*
Number of rooms: 10
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