Grange Motor Lodge

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New Zealand > North Island > Auckland > Manukau City > Manukau City Motels, Motor Lodges & Motor Inns
  • Grange Lodge, Cnr Great South & Grange Roads, Papatoetoe, Manukau City, New Zealand
  • Grange Lodge, Cnr Great South & Grange Roads, Papatoetoe, Manukau City, New Zealand
A very warm welcome awaits you at the multi award winning Grange Lodge Motel, conveniently located within Manukau City in the Auckland region and situated opposite one of New Zealand's premier golf courses, The Grange International Golf Club.

Rated 4 stars by Qualmark they also earned a Qualmark Enviro Bronze Award for their environmentally friendly property. Finalist, AA Tourism Supreme Host of the Year 2012. They have a wide selection of services for their guests, including over 50 SKY TV channels and free DVD Library. Their comfortable accommodation options include 12 ground floor units fitted with queen size beds. 3 studios sleep 2 persons, 6 one bedroom suites which sleep 2 to 3 and 3 spacious 2 bedroom family suites that sleep up to 5 persons. One studio has accessible facilities while 9 units come with a fully equipped kitchen, private courtyards and outdoor furniture. All studios have microwaves plus tea and toast making facilities. You can safely park your car outside your door.

There is free unrestricted Wi-Fi available from all units and a BBQ is available free of charge. If you prefer to stay in for meals the motel has a comprehensive range of heat n eat dinners and can provide cooked or continental breakfast. If you care to eat out the Motel is sited within 2 kms of 18 bars and restaurants plus meals are available 5 days a week at the golf club, which is literally across the road.

The Grange Lodge is handily placed to East Tamaki (#444) and Highbrook (#443) off ramps to State Highway 1 and on the main bus route to Auckland CBD. Manukau City, Rainbows End and Telstra Clear Pacific Events Centre are approximately 3km away. Botany Town Centre and Sylvia Park are less than 6km away while Auckland International Airport is an easy 15 minute drive away.

The motel prides itself on the service it provides its guests and is a preferred accommodation provider for Middlemore Hospital which is situated less than 2km away.

Amenities

  • Access facilities
  • Barbecue
  • Bath
  • Business services
  • Continental breakfast
  • Cooked breakfast
  • Cot/highchair
  • Drycleaning
  • DVD player
  • Electric blankets
  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • Hair dryer
  • In-Room Wireless
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Laundry/laundry service
  • Microwave
  • Secure Parking
  • Sky TV
  • Work desk
  • Jasons verified

    Saturday, 31 January 2015
    "Warm and welcoming"

    We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Grange motor lodge.

    Bernie and Pat were very welcoming and the muffins we received on arrival were wonderful. From now on our cooler bag will always be a "chilly bin".

    The unit was equipped with everything that we required for our stay. Clean and neat.

    Would you recommend to a friend? Yes
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    Wednesday, 28 January 2015
    "Great stay!"

    Hosts: Amazing hosts, friendly and approachable. My family felt very welcomed on arrival and spoilt during our stay. And good that Mac kept an eye on our unit. A+.

    Room: we had everything for my family of 5. And had Sky and not basic freeview Ive had from past motels. Small but accommodated us all. And we got what was advertised.

    Price:Good deal to accommodate my family. Location: close to Rainbows end and markets. Couldn't hear the traffic and we were on the main road. Dairy across the road and town a 2 minute walk.

    Would you recommend to a friend? Yes
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    Wednesday, 31 December 2014
    "Much more than you expect"

    Loved it! Would stay there again in a heartbeat!

    Would you recommend to a friend? Yes
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    Reply from Operator
    Wednesday, 31 December 2014

    Thank you so much for reviewing your stay. It was so lovely to have met you all. I hope we meet up again one day when you next need accommodation in Auckland. Happy New Year.

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    Sunday, 30 March 2014
    "Grange Motor Lodge"

    We stayed 3 nights in total at the Grange Motor Lodge and found it very comfortable, clean and quiet. The parking was very good and the welcome muffins very much appreciated.

    The problem we found was that there is only one source of water, which is in the bathroom. We were not supposed to wash up (which is lovely) but a bit difficult when reusing mugs, plates. etc and filling the kettle. We also found the layout in the room we were given very difficult to manage. Despite this we had a good stay and thank you.

    Would you recommend to a friend? Yes
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    Thursday, 6 March 2014
    "Great place to stay"

    Great place to stay friendly and helpful moteliers - spacious well equipped rooms. Wouldn't hesitate to stay there again, and recommend to anyone looking for accomodation in the area.

    Would you recommend to a friend? Yes
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    Sunday, 19 January 2014
    "First Class"

    This motel is clean , well furnished and well equipped. There are lots of extra special touches like being met with warm muffins on arrival and the washing machine is free for guests to use.

    The hosts are amazing; very friendly and very informative. Also loved the "meet and greet Labrador". Would totally recommend this lodge for a stay in Auckland.

    Would you recommend to a friend? Yes
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    Tuesday, 14 January 2014
    "Useful way to begin NZ holiday"

    Lovely welcome - still warm muffins from the oven. Across the road from golf course. Helpful information about local resturants. In a location where we could quickly take to the highway and head for the Coromandel Peninsular after stocking up with grocery supplies.

    Would you recommend to a friend? Yes
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    Monday, 13 January 2014
    "New Year in South Auckland"

    This is the 3rd (or 4th?) time we have stayed at Grange Lodge Motel and the standard & service remains the same; excellent +5*!

    The two bedroom unit suits us with Grandpa (Father-in-law) and 20-yr old #2 daughter tagging along. Site is ideal with #1 daughter, son-in-law and three grandkids just a couple k's away.

    Tops. We have re-booked for next Xmas.

    Rating 5

    Would you recommend to a friend? Yes
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    Thursday, 2 January 2014
    "Homely Hosts"

    Hosts were lovely...welcomed us with warm home baked muffins...gave us some information about local markets, which we loved...motel was clean and comfortable...only wee suggestion is the shower...bit temperamental between burning hot and freezing cold!!!...and would have loved for a pool and trampoline for the kids, otherwise a homely stay :)

    Would you recommend to a friend? Yes
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    Wednesday, 1 January 2014
    "Grange Lodge Motel"

    Thank you Bernie & Pat for the warm welcome you gave us when we stayed at your motel from the 14 - 28 Nov. Both were very knowledgeable about the entertainment in and around the area. We had a lovely 1 bedroom chalet with a kitchenette, shower and a nice private outside garden. We were pleased with the cleanliness of the chalet. There is also a fully functional laundry which came in very handy. My husband was in 7th heaven as the motel is right across the road from a golf course so every morning at 6.30 he was off for a game of golf - hiring the clubs. Thanks again Bernie and Pat and keep up the good work.

    Would you recommend to a friend? Yes
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    Friday, 15 November 2013
    "A benchmark for other to achieve"

    We booked for 1 night but stayed for 3 and went back again. From the warm welcome and warm muffin to the spotlessly clean and homely rooms we could not find fault. The motel is easy to find, parking outside your room and well situated. Highly recommend.

    Would you recommend to a friend? Yes
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    Thursday, 24 October 2013
    "Lovely place to stay"

    We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Grange Motor Lodge, we had our three toddlers travelling with us and they loved playing outside in the fenced area. The service was outstanding, and the fresh muffins we received on arrival quickly disappeared! This motor lodge is a wee hidden gem and we highly recommend it to all.

    Would you recommend to a friend? Yes
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    Thursday, 17 October 2013
    "Great stay"

    Has everything you need and is very easy to find

    Would you recommend to a friend? Yes
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    Thursday, 3 October 2013
    "Helpful Owners"

    We could not have been made more welcome, owner Bernie and husband extremely welcoming and helpful, nothing was too much trouble. Accommodation was good , clean and well maintained.

    Rating 5

    Would you recommend to a friend? Yes
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    Wednesday, 18 September 2013
    "Loved it so much we booked to stay again"

    Warm welcome with a little surprise of three muffins. Free wifi, clean well equipped rooms. Older style units, but well maintaine and quiet. Owners are lovely people with a friendly cat and dog. Strongly recommend, we booked another night for the end of our holiday.

    Would you recommend to a friend? Yes
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    Friday, 2 August 2013
    "Warm Welcome, Great Stay"

    We wanted to be near the airport, but have been a bit dissatisfied with the hotels we have stayed with in the past. We found Granger Motor Lodge on Trip Advisor. It was close to the airport, reasonably priced and had great reviews. It lived up to all our expectations and all the reviews we read. Warm muffins on arrival, great information on the room and facilities, and easy check in/check out. The room met all of our needs for an overnight stay and would work for longer if necessary. We were very happy to have stayed there, and will definitely do so again.

    Would you recommend to a friend? Yes
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    Wednesday, 3 July 2013
    "Lovely place"

    Was a very lovely and clean motel. Great service, with a friendly cat and dog.

    We enjoyed our stay :-)

    Would you recommend to a friend? Yes
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    Tuesday, 11 June 2013
    "A Great Place to Stay"

    We had originally booked in for 2 nights, but rang Pat & Bernie direct, and booked an extra 2 nights. We were met at reception to the smell of freshly cooked muffins - one for each of us!! Pat showed us around our unit, and offered advice for things to see and do in Auckland. We stayed in a one-bedroom unit, travelling with a 4 year old. The double bed was in the bedroom, and the single bed in the lounge which worked well for us. We could park our car right at the door, which is great for loading & unloading cases.

    The washing machine was free to use, and the dryer took a $2 token - washing powder is even supplied - not many other places offer that kind of service.

    We really liked the location - it is only a 5 minute drive from the Papatoetoe train station, which offers free parking, and we caught the train into the city centre from here for a day trip. There were also plenty of eateries close by, most notably Happy Days - a bit futher up Great South Road, but puts on a great buffet meal!

    If we are ever back in Auckland, we would certainly stay here again - very quiet location (even though it is beside a road), a convenience store directly across the road, and the owners are so friendly and helpful.

    Would you recommend to a friend? Yes
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    Reply from Operator
    Tuesday, 11 June 2013

    Thank you very much indeed for reviewing us. It was so lovely to have met you all and we hope to see you again one day. All the very best

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    Monday, 13 May 2013
    "Great value"

    Decor somewhat dated, but clean and tidy. Friendly and helpful staff. Great value for money. Would definately stay here again.

    Would you recommend to a friend? Yes
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    Monday, 6 May 2013
    "Great"

    Friendly service, great price for the good standard of accommodation!!

    Would you recommend to a friend? Yes
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    Reply from Operator
    Tuesday, 11 June 2013

    It was really nice to have met you - thanks for taking the time to review us. Most appreciated. All the best

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    Thursday, 25 April 2013
    "Simply the best!"

    This is a real gem!!! It has everything you need and more (free unlimited wi-fi, bathroom scales, teddy bear etc.) Spotlessly clean premises.

    Pat and Bernie are the best hosts you could wish for. Genuinely warm, friendly and welcoming couple, who obviously take pride in everything they do. They simply could not be more helpful. No wonder they collected all those awards!

    By the following morning, you’ll feel like you’re staying with friends. A word of warning, though: prepare a tissue if you read about their awards, very touching, but so very true!

    Pat and Bernie really put themselves in travelers’ shoes, so to speak. And it’s often the little touches that make a huge difference in travelers’ experience, which Grange Lodge is full of (beautiful setting despite being close to motorway, Pat’s ‘welcome’ muffins, offer to catch up with laundry, regular visits by lovely Mack (the dog) whilst having our morning coffee etc.).

    We truly wish we could stay longer. Many, many thanks for your hospitality!

    Would you recommend to a friend? Yes
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    Reply from Operator
    Tuesday, 11 June 2013

    So great to have met you. Thank you so much for generous review - it is appreciated. Mack sends you his best behaved woof and we all hope to see you here again. All the very best

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    Wednesday, 24 April 2013
    "2nd Time Around...."

    Second time weve stayed here and everything was the same as the first time....Excellent service and clean comfortable stay!!!THANKYOU!!!

    Would you recommend to a friend? Yes
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    Reply from Operator
    Tuesday, 11 June 2013

    Thank you very much indeed for your review - so nice of you. We certainly hope that there will be a 3rd and 4th time around! All the very best.

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    Wednesday, 27 March 2013
    "Lovely Place to stay!!!"

    Best hospitality EVER!!!!!....Clean,Comfortable and A1 service!!!!!What eles can you ask for....Have already told my friends and family......

    Would you recommend to a friend? Yes
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    Monday, 18 March 2013
    "A warm friendly place"

    I was so pleased to have chosen

    Grange for my stay while my husband was in hospital. I received a very warm welcome and was made to feel safe and secure while staying on my own. The unit had everything I required to make my stay comfortable and it felt like I was staying with friends.

    Would you recommend to a friend? Yes
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    Reply from Operator
    Tuesday, 11 June 2013

    Thank you very much! We hope your husband is well on the way to recovery. Hope to see you back again - this time for a holiday! All the very best to you both

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    Saturday, 16 February 2013
    "Top Drawer +"

    We found the motel one of the best in the country with exceptionally friendly and helpful owners. Pat and Bernie were most welcoming and always remembered our first names. We could not fault any aspect of our unit and although this was our first stay here we can thoroughly recommend it.

    Would you recommend to a friend? Yes
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    Tuesday, 12 February 2013
    "Great service, great stay. Keep up the good work."

    Would you recommend to a friend? Yes
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    Monday, 11 February 2013
    "A great start to our New Zealand vacation"

    Not only is this place very convenient to the airport, but the owners (Bernie and Pat) are the nicest and most helpful people you could ever hope to meet. A championship level golf course, host to a few New Zealand PGA tournaments, is right across the street (so I hit a bucket of balls early one morning with a loaner club, just to stay in practice). The only concerns we had are the inability to plug the hair dryer into a place that is near enough to a mirror and the lack of a counter near the sink. Otherwise, you can't go wrong.

    Would you recommend to a friend? Yes
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    Tuesday, 5 February 2013
    "Great Spot, even better Hosts"

    No complaints at this property. Although we stayed only one night, we were treated like family. Great facilities, laundry, etc.

    Would you recommend to a friend? Yes
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    Saturday, 2 February 2013
    "Excellent stay."

    Lovely warm welcome with helpful advice. Easy to get to airport . Bedroom separate from lounge so good night's sleep.

    Would you recommend to a friend? Yes
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    Thursday, 24 January 2013
    "out standing family accomodation"

    On arrival we were warmly welcomed..... with fresh oven hot muffins.

    The motel room was nicely presented, very clean and catered to all our needs.

    Comfortable beds and great shower water pressure.

    Personal touches included; a teddy bear on the bed, DVD library, DVD player in room, sky TV decoder, fresh milk every day. the room was serviced each day! Free WiFi, the old friendly dog named Mac.

    And was it quiet? YES.

    Would you recommend to a friend? Yes
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    Tuesday, 22 January 2013
    "Excellent stay"

    Lovely, clean and homely. love the family atmosphere, personal feel.

    Would you recommend to a friend? Yes
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    Monday, 21 January 2013
    "Very happy with Grange Motor Lodge"

    This was our second time staying here. The studio was very comfortable and clean and the car was parked right outside our room so it was very secure. The owners are very friendly and welcoming and made us feel very at home. Overall this is a fantastic place to stay - I would be very happy to stay here again and I would certainly recommend it to others.

    Would you recommend to a friend? Yes
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    Thursday, 17 January 2013
    "Great hosts, great facilities, home away from home."

    We've never been made to feel more welcome than we were with Pat and Bernie. From the minute we arrived till the time we left they couldn't d enough for us. The unit was clean, tidy, comfortable and well supplied. We are certainly going to stay there whenever we are in Auckland.

    Would you recommend to a friend? Yes
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    Wednesday, 9 January 2013
    "Overnight stay"

    It was lovely and clean and very welcoming. We loved the muffins on arrival.

    Would you recommend to a friend? Yes
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    Wednesday, 9 January 2013
    "Excellent Stay"

    Bernie and Pat were personable and excellent hosts. The rooms were clean and quaint. We would highly recommend any one booking a stay. We hope to visit again. Craig and Mary

    Would you recommend to a friend? Yes
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    Tuesday, 8 January 2013
    "Wonderful welcome to New Zealand"

    A perfect start to our month in New Zealand. Quiet, well equipped and comfortable and the hosts could not have been more helpful.

    Would you recommend to a friend? Yes
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    Tuesday, 1 January 2013
    "Award winning service"

    It's easy to see why this Motel has won so many awards.

    The friendly welcome and excellent service from Bernie and Pat couldn't be faulted from the welcome muffins to daily supplies of fresh milk, coffee and newspaper.

    We just spent a week there over the Christmas period and enjoyed the little touches that set this Motel apart from most. Nothing was nothing too much trouble to ensure we had a very comfortable stay.

    For people with hearing problems that rely on TV captions this is the place to stay. We were surprised at how few hotels, motels or apartments in the Auckland area don’t have this facility but this one does. Bernie and Pat went out of their way to ensure that the subtitles worked on the TV before we arrived.

    We would heartily recommend Grange Lodge and wouldn’t hesitate to stay there again.

    Susan & Ted Broadhurst

    Would you recommend to a friend? Yes
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    Tuesday, 18 December 2012
    "Nice place - great owners"

    I enjoy staying at this location. Its pleasant and the owners are always thoughtful. The only issue that i have is that it is a bit difficult to work without a proper desk area. You can use the kitchen table but the plugs are all full and it feels cumbersome. I wold rather a desk than have the extra bed in the sitting room area. Other than that it is very nice place to stay.

    Would you recommend to a friend? Yes
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    Tuesday, 11 December 2012
    "excellent stay"

    great hospitality by the owners and friendlly service

    everything was clean especially the kitchenequipment

    Would you recommend to a friend? Yes
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    Friday, 9 November 2012
    "Lovely family unit"

    Our family recently had a weekend reunion in Auckland recently. We decided to stay at Grange Motor Lodge as were attracted by the lovely outdoor and indoor setting and the space it offers. We were greeted warmly by our hosts on our arrival. We checked in one and half hours earlier with no extra costs ( this was per-arranged). They provided a cot for the baby, again no extra charge. Our family had a lovely time and very happy with this place. we would like to say a big thank you. We will stay here again in the future.

    Would you recommend to a friend? Yes
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    Reply from Operator
    Friday, 9 November 2012

    It was so great to meet you and your lovely family and we are glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Once again, thank you very much for your very generous donation to Pat's "Cans for the Salvation Army". He managed to buy 12 cans of food with your donation which has gone a long way towards his target of 400 cans for Christmas.We very much look forward to welcoming you all here again.

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    Friday, 9 November 2012
    "Very welcoming"

    We arrived at The Grange Motor Lodge and were warmly welcomed. thoroughly enjoyed our stay and could not fault the nice people who owned it. Rooms revere nicely presented and would recommend friends and family to stay here.

    Would you recommend to a friend? Yes
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    Reply from Operator
    Friday, 9 November 2012

    How lovely of you to write a review on us - thank you very much indeed. So great to have met you both and we'll look forward to having you stay at our place again.

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    Wednesday, 31 October 2012
    "Great Motel to stay at"

    Very helpful, clean and tidy motel and it was a great stay

    Would you recommend to a friend? Yes
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    Reply from Operator
    Wednesday, 31 October 2012

    We thoroughly enjoyed having you stay and we hope to see you again soon. Lovely to have met you.

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    Sunday, 28 October 2012
    "Staying with friends"

    We had a very pleasant week stay with Pat and Bernie (and Mac). We didn't know them before we arrived but felt as if they were friends when we left. They were very helpful and knowledgeable when asked for advice on activities. Weather in Auckland was not brilliant for our stay and we appreciated the umbrella left at our door for our use. I celebrated a birthday while there and I had left my birthday cards on the table. Next day they had left me a card and birthday present. Lovely touch! We will have no hesitation staying there again when we next visit.

    Would you recommend to a friend? Yes
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    Reply from Operator
    Monday, 29 October 2012

    Thank you very much for taking the time to review your stay with us. It is most appreciated. So glad you enjoyed your birthday! We look forward to welcoming you back again.

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    Tuesday, 17 July 2012
    "Cozy and Inviting"

    We stayed at the Grange Lodge during our layover in Auckland and we so glad we did. After having been on the road for over a week, Bernie welcomed us to the Lodge as if we were long-lost family. It was the first time in our trip that we felt truly welcomed and embraced and it was exactly what we needed. The muffins were as tasty as other reviewers have mentioned and the room was spacious, clean, and cozy. The area is fairly quiet but we did eat at an Indian restaurant down the street that was walking distance and very tasty. Our trip back to the airport was easy as Bernie had arranged transport for us and the price was even better than the taxi we took from the airport the night before! My husband had never been to NZ before and this one visit at the Grange gave him a better sense of the people than he would have experienced at another airport hotel. I can't say enough nice things about our stay and would highly recommend this hotel!

    Would you recommend to a friend? Yes
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    Monday, 16 July 2012
    "Restful retreat"

    We are a family of four who just came off a sleepless long haul flight. The motel staff were friendly, helpful and accommodating, especially as we checked in early. The rooms were clean. We spent most of our days out and when we got home in the dark, the lights and heater switched on for comfort. A very nice and unexpected touch. The rooms were very plain and simple but more than adequate. The hosts were fantastic. As we had family very close by this was a convenient choice. Would highly recommend if your needs are local.

    Would you recommend to a friend? Yes
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    Wednesday, 30 May 2012
    "VERY NICE AND CONFORTABLE ACCOMMODATION LIKE AT HOME"

    THE ROOM ARE VERY CLEAN, VERY WELL EQUIPPED WITH A NICE PRIVATE COURTYARD.

    THE MOTEL IS CLOSE TO A SHOPPING MALL.

    PAT AND BERNIE THE REDIDENT HOSTS ARE ADORABLES, VERY NICE PEOPLE. I STAYED MANY TIMES AT THIS MOTEL AND I WILL COME BACK AGAIN WITH PLEASURE !

    Would you recommend to a friend? Yes
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    Tuesday, 29 May 2012
    "Great place to stay"

    We have come to like Grange Lodge. It is like our home away from home. The services are excellent and hosts superb.

    Would you recommend to a friend? Yes
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    Tuesday, 22 May 2012
    "Glad we booked this motel"

    Tidy place, very clean and new looking inside. A trouble-free place to stay as we had hoped, friendly and accommodating hosts just like the reviews say. Mac the dog also very friendly, yet let out the odd growl at strangers passing by (no doubt suspiciously) - how does he know?!

    An unexpected bonus: Closer to airport so no problems with the inevitable panic when the motorway clogs up.

    Would you recommend to a friend? Yes
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    Tuesday, 10 April 2012
    "Very good!"

    Although I didn't attend personally the girls tell me the people were very caring and the place ideal. They had a great night. Thank you,

    Jan

    Would you recommend to a friend? Yes
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    Thursday, 5 April 2012
    "Fantastic accomodation"

    Brilliant accomodation and very friendly owners, will definitely stay again

    Would you recommend to a friend? Yes
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    Wednesday, 21 March 2012
    "Great place to stay!!!"

    Grange Lodge is a great place to stay when in Auckland. We will surely stay there in future. Please keep up the good work.

    Would you recommend to a friend? Yes
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    Thursday, 23 February 2012
    "Warm bun's!!!"

    What a warm welcome! Grange Lodge was very clean and had every thing we could want. The hosts were very caring and helpful. A lovely start to our holiday.

    Would you recommend to a friend? Yes
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    Friday, 10 February 2012
    "Best choice near the airport"

    Friendly staff and convenient location make it the best choice you can have near the airport. We stayed here two years ago and come back this time without even any hestation. For sure we will come back in teh future.

    Would you recommend to a friend? Yes
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    Friday, 3 February 2012
    "LOVELY"

    Really nice neat and tidy. Lovely people....couldn't do enough for you and so very welcoming. highly reccommend and will use again :-)

    Would you recommend to a friend? Yes
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    Thursday, 2 February 2012
    "A home away from home"

    One of the best motels I have stayed in. Excellent hospitality, you are always made to feel very welcome and the units are extremely clean and well furnished. Have stayed before and already have booked to stay again.

    Would you recommend to a friend? Yes
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    Friday, 13 January 2012
    "Holiday stay in Auckland"

    It was lovely to arrive, after a long car drive, to the cheerful welcome of Pat and Bernie (which included a basket of warm, freshly baked muffins). The facilities were beautifully presented and our comfort ensured through a variety of small, but thoughtful extras: The free powder in the laundry, free wireless internet, books we could 'borrow' for the flight home, a teddy on the bedside table. The beds and chairs were comfortable and great to relax in. Being on a main road made it easy to find, but I found the traffic a little noisy for the first hour or so. It was also within a short drive to Auckland airport, which was handy for our early morning flight home. I will definitely stay at the Grange Lodge next time we are in Auckland.

    Would you recommend to a friend? Yes
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    Wednesday, 30 November 2011
    "Good comfortable friendly place"

    This is a good standard Motel to stay at. The rooms are larger than all other places we stayed so it was great to have that space - especially the lounge area with lounge chairs and coffe table.

    Fresh Milk in the fridge is a nice touch.

    The friendliness and helpfulness is what really stands out here. Bernie came out and met us (even at our very late arrial time) with hot muffins.

    And there is a big selection of dvds to choose from too.

    Worth staying here - and not to far from the airport helps with the early morning flight back home.

    Would you recommend to a friend? Yes
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    Monday, 24 October 2011
    "Had a great time."

    Arrived to warm greetings and freshly baked muffins. I use to live in Auckland and now live in Gisborne, I needed somewhere to stay while I visted my family in Auckland. My wife and I were very happy with our stay. It was tidy, clean and we will be staying again. Thank you for making our stay a ggod one.

    Would you recommend to a friend? Yes
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    Tuesday, 18 October 2011
    "Great extra touches"

    Lovely place to put our heads down for a night. Lots of nice touches you don't expect, especially the fresh muffins. Thanks Pat. Highly recommended.

    Would you recommend to a friend? Yes
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    Tuesday, 11 October 2011
    "Grange Lodge Papatoetoe"

    Friendly and informative hosts!

    Would you recommend to a friend? Yes
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    Monday, 19 September 2011
    "Very friendly service from Bernie and Pat. Rooms clean and serviced well, daily. Quiet location and rooms warm and well insulated from noise. I would definitely stay again."

    (I actually stayed until 17/9.) Very friendly service from Bernie and Pat. Rooms clean and serviced well, daily. Quiet location and rooms warm and well insulated from noise. I would definitely stay again.

    Would you recommend to a friend? Yes
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    Wednesday, 14 September 2011
    "Best Value"

    Grange Lodge was inexpensive yet had everything you need. Lovely hosts, clean well-equipped rooms, heaps of space - will definitely come back.

    Would you recommend to a friend? Yes
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    Sunday, 4 September 2011
    "Great Hospitality, well presented unit."

    Perfect apart from lack of kitchen sink which we really needed because we like to be self catering.

    Would you recommend to a friend? Yes
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    Saturday, 3 September 2011
    "Very pleased with the accommodation"

    We were greeted with a very warm welocme from the Managers. We were impressed with the high standard of the lodge it was lovely and fresh and clean and comfortable. We would definitely go back and stay there. 5.

    Would you recommend to a friend? Yes
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    Wednesday, 17 August 2011
    "Great place to stay"

    We enjoyed our recent stay at Grange Lodge. The location was great, suited our purpose of staying in Auckland. We found the room to be very clean, a warm welcome from the owners, a very comfortable nights stay. We will certainly return there when visiting Auckland again.

    Would you recommend to a friend? Yes
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    Tuesday, 2 August 2011
    "Highly recommended"

    Fautless, home baked muffins on arrival a great touch too

    Would you recommend to a friend? Yes
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    Thursday, 14 July 2011
    "Home form home"

    From the moment of a warm welcome, with blueberry muffins and a personal introduction by the owners, through to our car being cleaned the next morning withiut being asked, this was a 5 star experience in a 3 star motel. We would thoroughly recommend the Grange! Thanks

    Would you recommend to a friend? Yes
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    Thursday, 30 June 2011
    "Friendly Host"

    Very friendly host (Pat and Bernie) that go all out to make your stay and enjoyable experience.

    Would you recommend to a friend? Yes
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    Saturday, 25 June 2011
    "Clean room and new utensils"

    We only stayed a night. If we return to Auckland again we will definitely stay here again. The owners were very friendly, helpful and kind. Helped us get a box and masking tape as we bought too much! :) The welcome muffins were lovely. Room was clean and utensils were new and clean. The stuffed bear on the bed was a surprise.

    Thank you for a lovely stay.

    Would you recommend to a friend? Yes
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    Monday, 20 June 2011
    "Grange Lodge"

    Good old fashioned motel - very clean, reasonably priced, comfortable bed (pillows a bit hard though), friendly and helpful staff, good coffee and generous breakfast

    Would you recommend to a friend? Yes
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    Saturday, 18 June 2011
    "Owners Away At A conference In The South Island"

    This motel did not meet our expectations.

    At first the Relieving Managers were not even sure if they provided breakfast.

    After a short time they found a tired looking breakfast menu & said Yes they did.

    They were unfamiliar with the area and could not tell us where we could find an evening meal - only that we shouldn't go to the Pizza place opposite the motel as they personally had a bad experience with the food.

    Other guests we spoke to experienced the same problem.

    The unit was extremely small & seemed to have a number of doors into the ensuite that had to be closed before the next one could be opened.

    The unit was also rather dark. We did not order the breakfast as we left early the next morning.

    This motel appears to have won a number of awards & it is a shame that the owners choice of releiving managers did not enhance the motel

    Would you recommend to a friend? No
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    Reply from Operator
    Sunday, 19 June 2011

    Thank you very much for taking the time to review our property. We very much appreciate the fact that you care enough to go to the trouble. Needless to say we are disappointed that we failed in this instance to meet your expectations. Our Minders are very experienced ex moteliers and we have used them on four occasions in the past with generally very good feedback. We are very surprised therefore that they gave you the impression that they could not provide breakfast particularly as they have done so for other guests in the past and indeed on several occasions whilst we were away this time. We are also somewhat surprised that when taking you to your unit they did not point out our guest compendium sited on the dining table in which our breakfast and dinner menus are prominently displayed. Similarly we are disappointed that they did not bring to your attention the folder under the coffee table that advertises menus from fifteen local eateries. You can be assured that we will remind them of our expectations when showing a guest into a unit in future. We are a little bemused with your comment that the unit was small as in sixteen years the only comments we have received about this unit is that it is surprisingly spacious. We have stayed at many motels in the past and our unit is more spacious than the vast majority of studios in which we have stayed and indeed commented as such by our Qualmark assessor. We do however take on board your comments about the lighting and thank you for bringing this to our attention. Just before we left we installed Eco saver light bulbs to meet our environmental sustainability commitment however it appears we may need to rethink this. Your comment on the number of doors leading to the en suite somewhat surprises us. There is one door from the lounge to the bathroom and another door leading to a separate WC. This is a Manukau City Council requirement enabling us to comply with building standards. Thank you once again for your feedback. Pat and Bernie

    This response has been made by the operator and is not the opinion of Jasons (2013) Ltd.
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    Wednesday, 18 May 2011
    "Grange Lodge-absolutely gorgeous"

    We only stayed 1 night, but would definitely recommend Grange Lodge to everyone. Beautiful rooms and the owners couldnt have been more helpful and accommodating. Will definitely be going back.

    Would you recommend to a friend? Yes
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    Friday, 13 May 2011
    "Fair Comment."

    Situated directly opposite the gates of the Grange Golf Course, we had a pleasant approach to the motel, plenty of trees on site. On check-in, reception was pleasantly handled and we were shown to unit. We have stayed at many motels over the years but this one surprised ! Comfortable, from lounge furniture to bed, clean, all fittings and kitchen utensils were of excellent quality. Hosts, Pat and his wife Bernie were friendly and sociable and Max, {labrador} was delightful. Above all view, very quiet position. Will revisit for sure....

    Would you recommend to a friend? Yes
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    Wednesday, 20 April 2011
    "Great place to stay"

    A lovely place to stay, handy for downtown. Very well equipped accommodation, very welcoming and friendly hosts and spotlessly clean.

    Highly recommended!

    Would you recommend to a friend? Yes
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    Friday, 15 April 2011
    "The best welcome in Auckland"

    When we first got on Auckland on the 25th March, we were distinctly underwhlemed by everything - the people didn't seem warm or welcoming & the main CBD was very like every other city. Not really what we'd thought Auckland would be like. So it was with a little trepidation that we came back through Auckland on the 9th and stayed at the Grange. What a complete contrast! Bernie & Pat are two of the loveliest people we met in New Zealand and we instantly felt very at home and looked after.

    The Grange itself is a very lovely series of what look like small units from the outside, but are actually much larger inside, well thought out and very comfy and clean. Just exactly the sort of thing you need when you're travelling - a lovely comfy spot to come back to after a hard days sightseeing. The Grange itself is a long way from the cbd which is both good in that the surrounding area of Papatoetoe is much nicer, but obviously then the cbd is either a bus ride/shuttle/taxi/train ride away. However, the bus stop is on the doorstep & there's a daily cheap tourbus that will come to the door & collect you if you want.

    Pat & Bernie are extremely helpful and lovely people who'll help you out with anything you need. Their recommendation of Devonport was exactly up our street and we had a fabulous day out there, plus the shuttle service they recommended were also brilliant. All in all both my husband & I wish we'd stayed at the Grange when we first got to Auckland (rather than the 5-star Langham) as we'd have no doubt got a much nicer welcome and it would have been better in every way. I'd have no hesitation what so ever in recommending the Grange Lodge to everyone.

    Would you recommend to a friend? Yes
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    Monday, 4 April 2011
    "professional,clean and friendly"

    The units are not luxurious but are well appointed and thoroughly serviced on a daily basis. Pat and Bernie, the hosts are extraordinarily friendly and helpful and for us, the location was great for exploring the wonderful golf courses in the area. Thoroughly recommended.

    Would you recommend to a friend? Yes
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    Monday, 28 March 2011
    "Couldn't have asked for more"

    The owners put a lot of effort and thought into their business, and it shows. Even though we were only staying for one night, the owners were very friendly and helpful. The location was very peaceful and quiet despite being in the big city. There were lots of home touches (the muffins provided on arrival were excellent!), and the wifi was free, which was refreshing. The laundry was very easy to use and great value.

    We will be back - it's a question of when, not if!

    Would you recommend to a friend? Yes
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    Monday, 28 March 2011
    "Very nice place to stay near Auckland."

    Very clean, quaint motel. Incredibly friendly owners and flexible with late arrivals and departures. Rating 4.

    Would you recommend to a friend? Yes
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    Sunday, 20 March 2011
    "Friendly and Comfortable for Airport"

    Exceptionally pleasant and friendly owners made our stay memorable. Accommodation is not as modern as some but is tasteful and has appealing character. Could probably find cheaper but with free wifi and laundry it's good value. I would stay again if I needed to overnight near Auckland Airport.

    Would you recommend to a friend? Yes
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    Monday, 14 March 2011
    "Excellent hospitality"

    We where spoilt right from the start with a handshake introduction,freshly backed muffin and supplied plunger coffee. Next sealer was the free Wi-Fi access in our room and the way the room was presented with folded towels in shapes or flowers. Lastly only a 10 minute and 2 left turns to get to the Auckland Airport.

    Would you recommend to a friend? Yes
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    Tuesday, 8 March 2011
    "Excellent motel"

    Quiet, comfortable, immaculate. Pat & Bernie are excellent hosts. You can't get better in South Auckland for this type and class of accommodation unless you are prepared to pay more to have air conditioning - but how many motels have that? (The Grange does have a large fan in the units we have stayed in.)

    Would you recommend to a friend? Yes
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    Friday, 4 March 2011
    "Reasonable, Comfortable Airport Area Motel - Excellent Management"

    We enjoyed our brief stay at the Grange Lodge. The reception was welcoming and efficient; muffins and milk were provided; the 1 bedroom unit was fully equipped/furnished, clean, tidy; the bed was comfortable; wifi and local phone service was free and worked well; the unit's patio/garden were attractive and private; and all units are at ground level with parking in front of them, making it easy for a final evening's packing/loading.

    Check out was efficient.

    The only drawback was our unit backed to the traffic noise on the Great South Road, but that didn't interfere with our slumber as the traffic diminished and the bedroom has double doors separating it from the lounge and the back windows.

    Would you recommend to a friend? Yes
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    Wednesday, 9 February 2011
    "Beautiful"

    Nice and peaceful

    Would you recommend to a friend? Yes
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    Wednesday, 15 December 2010
    "Outstanding and truely unique"

    The welcome we got was quite staggering. Warm, friendly hosts who left no stone unturned to make us feel welcome. Truly outstanding. Unobtrusive yet the ability to make us feel instantly at home. We choose to stay at this motel purely based on thier reviews, and they were flawlessly backed up.

    Would you recommend to a friend? Yes
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    Monday, 13 December 2010
    "A great stay."

    Well maintained quality premises, facilities and extras, spotless presentation, very friendly and helpful hosts, reasonable price and fairly handy to the airport.

    Would you recommend to a friend? Yes
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    Thursday, 2 December 2010
    "Great stay"

    We had a lovely stay here. Pat & Bernie are super friendly & helpful. They make you feel very welcome. Warm muffins on arrival. Spotlessly clean units. This is our third stay and i know we'll be back!

    Would you recommend to a friend? Yes
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    Monday, 15 November 2010
    "Excellent"

    This was our second stay at the property and once again we were treated to the ultimate in service. Nothing is too much trouble and being greeted on arrival with hot homemade muffins is tops. Would definitely recommend anyone to give them a go.

    Would you recommend to a friend? Yes
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  • Thursday, 14 October 2010
    "Wonderful Stay"

    Lovely and clean. Very friendly hosts, and well priced. Quiet and everything we needed was there.

    Would you recommend to a friend? Yes
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  • Wednesday, 13 October 2010
    "Excellent Service and Rooms"

    What a lovely stay compared to others in Auckland we have had.

    We were greeted by Bernie and some delicious muffins. It made all the difference after a long day. Beds were sooooo comfortable. Room was fresh and spacious. I recommend the 2 bdrm for a family. Definitely a home away from home. The kids loved Mack the dog too! See you next time

    Would you recommend to a friend? Yes
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    Friday, 10 September 2010
    "A delightful piece of country in the middle of the city"

    I felt like I had come to a delightful patch of country, even though it is on the Great South Road in South Auckland. When I checked in, I was greeted with freshly baked, warm muffins. My 2 bedroom unit felt like my own little cottage. There were lots of touches of comfort, and every convenience of a fancy hotel. I loved my stay and plan to return.

    Would you recommend to a friend? Yes
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Grange Motor Lodge
Cnr Great South & Grange Roads
Papatoetoe
Manukau City
New Zealand
2025
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