We booked for 2 nights & were excited having seen the website & told that apart from some trains the room was quiet. This small motel is situated directly between a busy highway and a busy train track. All night the noise almost shook the walls and kept us up, we barely slept. Any tap turned on by neighboring rooms creates a loud squeal, not to mention the laundry room noise at 8.30am if you happen to have a room next to it. The bed was uncomfortable and the room average - for the price paid the bathroom facilities were quite old. While trying to explain politely to female owner that we needed to cancel the following night as we we hardly slept we were rudely spoken to, sneered at and lied to about "all hotels have a 48hr cancellation policy". She then offended us and finally accepted our cancellation. I was appalled by her lack of professionalism and it seemed she was used to people cancelling further nights. Overall I have never come across such a dissapointing motel - and we usually don't complain. We found plenty of other pleasant, comfortable and quiet motels in the lovely Wellington:) Definitely not "mana" and definately NOT recommended.
Unique Quality: Right in between a busy highway with Trucks going all night and a busy train track with trains going every half an hour. Rooms next to laundry get a wake up noise at 8.30am.
Directions: On main State Highway 1 in Paremata, Wellington. 40 minutes drive to Wellington City.
I stayed in this motel with my partner and two children.THe couple who own the motel were very welcoming..However.....
Overall the rooms were old, dark and when you had a shower the bathrooms absolutely stunk of mold or something. There were toe nail clippings on the bed cover and floor of the room, not to mention the dust balls in the corners.
After the disappointment of the room we tried out the pool which like the rooms are in terrible condition. The spa pool was luke warm with heaps of floaties - needless to say we got in and got straight back out. They did have a lovely outdoor area for the children to run up and down and a new trampoline for them to use.
The beds are shocking! We paid $175 for the worst night sleep ever. When you sat down on the top end of the bed the bottom shot up.....need I say more.
It was only for the one night and we made the most of it but I would not recommend this motel to anyone staying in or around Wellington.
For that price we could have got a clean, contemporary motel and an enjoyable nights sleep.
Sadly Mana Motel would be a 1 star certainly not 3!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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