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Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

I will give ZERO rating!!! Stay and you WILL regret!! 1. Totally eerie!! Your spa is not part of your unit. It's outdoor under a big tree without a single lighting leading to the spa room. (Pl see pic) 2. It was not facing the lake as I requested when I spoke to hotel.com agent who strongly recommend this accommodation.... More 

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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Reviewed 28 October 2013

This motel looked perfectly located for our needs when I saw it on the AA site on the internet but on arrival we got rather a shock. Gardens needed weeding, our unit had not been cleaned thoroughly (with a past guest's facecloth hanging over the shower, a receipt and plastic bag seen easily under a bed), shabby lino was in... More 

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Reviewed 14 April 2013

very basic, & a bit dated, but very well priced, & a great location. the staff are very great, very friendly & helpful. pillows are a bit thick, but i guess that is personal preference. and the tv remote could do with a clean.

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Nelson, New Zealand
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Reviewed 28 February 2013

Great location but in desperate need of redecorating. Stayed here with 2 overseas friends and was rather embarrassed by the standard of rooms and the standard of room service each day. we were here for 5 days and everyday there were only towels left for two. Bed clothes were pulled up rather than remade. Bathroom towels had to hang on... More 

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acapulco_motel, Manager at Acapulco Motel, responded to this review

Dear Guest We are quite sorry to hear that you were not happy about your staying at Acapulco motel. Our staffs made apology several times for not placing three towels in the unit on the one of days. We are sorry that we could not change new bed sheets everyday. We do change new sheets every third nights unless guests... More 

Palmerston North, New Zealand
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54 reviews
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Reviewed 9 January 2013

This was a no-frills motel in a good location. We paid $200 for a two-bedroom unit, which is probably very reasonable in that area, very handy to Auckland City. The motel is 60s decor but in amazing condition considering its age. So not an aesthetic experience, but convenient. The host was very friendly and helpful to us when we arrived.

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Bexhill-on-Sea
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26 reviews
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Reviewed 29 April 2012

We stayed here when we first arrived in auckland for 3 nights then again at the end of our trip for 2 nights. On both visits the accomadation was clean & comfy. Nice spacious rooms. The hosts were friendly & very helpful. We would recommend this motel to anyone travelling to Auckland.

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Nelson NZ
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Reviewed 10 April 2012

We intended to stay two nights but found the position for walking up Ponsonby Road for meals and access to the buses for trips into town very handy. We stayed three nights. The motel is old and a bit tired in places but the beds were OK and the place was clean and very quiet at night. We would stay... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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69 reviews
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Reviewed 2 January 2012

Looking back at other motels we've stayed in in NZ, this was one of the nicest - featuring a separate bedroom, good kitchen and dining area, and modern furniture. It's a short bus ride from central Auckland; there are shops and bars within walking distance and a supermarket slightly further. The owners were very friendly and helpful, and coped with... More 

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ENGLAND
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Reviewed 29 December 2011

We stayed here for the first time , and it was excellent, daniel our hoste couldn,t do enough for us , in my oppinion it is first class 10/10 thank you for a lovely stay , we will be back . stephanie and ken reader .

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Rarotonga
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Reviewed 28 October 2008

I have stayed at Acapulco motel almost annually for at least 13 years for business trips as well as personal vacations. I have found the place to be excellent value. The rooms are very well equipped and clean and the location is excellent being only a few minutes from the city centre with regular bus services close by. The Management... More 

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  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Room Service
  • Laundry Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Acapulco Motel has a reputation with business people and leisure travelers alike for being a friendly, cosy, clean and comfortable establishment, with a homely atmosphere. Acapulco Motel is situated in the Herne Bay residential area, minutes from the central city.An excellent bus service called "The Link" is about 5-min walk away, which does a circuit around the city. And all the fabulous shops and restaurants on Jervois Rd/Ponsonby area are within walking distance.Acapulco Motel combines the convenience of its location with spacious, well-appointed rooms designed to offer a quiet retreat at the end of the day.Acapulco Motel is located just 1.5km from Auckland's city centre, Wynyard Quarter, Auckland harbour ferries, Auckland Zoo and MOTAT (Museum Of Transport And Technology), Walking distance to Westhaven Yacht Marina, Pt. Erin Park Fun Pool, fashionable Ponsonby restaurants and cafés. Motorway exits at Nelson Street/City Centre from the south and Shelly Beach Rd/Ponsonby from the north.* Recommended by "Been There" ... more   less 

Additional Information about Acapulco Motel

Address: 20 Shelly Beach Road, Auckland 1011, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Auckland Region > Auckland
Price Range: RM373 - RM537 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 15
Also Known As:
Acapulco Hotel Auckland
Acapulco Motel Auckland, New Zealand
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