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Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 17 November 2009

This review is for the two bedroom unit we booked for an overnight stay. The bathroom and kitchen area were clean and the beds comfortable and clean. The Unit generally though is tired and in need of a serious makeover. The living area walls need painting, carpet needs replacing, the aluminium windows and sills all need a really good scrub...

Thank Linden06
WhangareiJoey, Manager at Fountain Lodge Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. Happy you found the beds clean & comfortable, also kitchen & bathroom. The window sills have been dealt with. With many large units, we are systematically updating. For the price of $35 pp including free broadband, we feel you received very good value. Management

Reviewed 4 November 2009

We chose to stay at the Fountain Lodge Motel when we migrated to New Zealand recently. The website clearly shows it's not a new motel, and we found the photos had given a true representation. The unit we stayed in was clean, spacious, comfortable and met all our needs. The price was good value for money. The managers could not...

3Thank movinmumma
WhangareiJoey, Manager at Fountain Lodge Motel, responded to this review

We really appreciated your positive comments re your stay at Fountain Lodge, and glad we could be helpful in your transistion to this beautiful city of Whangarei.

Reviewed 29 October 2009

Difficult to get checked in. Room small and very old fashioned - door consisted of sliding patio door with flimsy lock. Very noisy during night with a number of other units seeming to have all night parties. Having told the owner I needed to leave early (and paid in advance), there was no facility to drop off the key. Had...

2Thank KiwiinEssex
WhangareiJoey, Manager at Fountain Lodge Motel, responded to this review

We appeciate valid feedback. We regret guest had to wait in line for checkin, didn't like the new modern bedspread, furniture & fresh paint after he requested our cheapest room. We didn't hear any parties & weren't notified if there was. A notice & bell on the counter was missed by guest.

Auckland NZ
Reviewed 24 October 2009

I read the reviews on here so thought we would give it go here. We got the three bedroom unit down the bottom. Dont think it had been used for a while and was quite "musty" they did have something plugged in to cover the smell. The unit was definately in need of a make over.. very dated. Place wasnt...

Thank LotsaBlondeMoments
WhangareiJoey, Manager at Fountain Lodge Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. However it's quite surprising considering guest only had positive comments about the unit upon leaving and gave us no inidication at all they were unhappy about anything. If we don't know, we can't fix it! Management

Reviewed 15 October 2009

My husband & I stayed at the Fountain Lodge for two weeks end Sept / beginning of October '09. We both said how clean the rooms were. The owners are very pleasant, helpful people who can't do enough for You. They both were helpful in tips on where to visit, what sights to see & where to eat , even...

3Thank SkippyCardiff
WhangareiJoey, Manager at Fountain Lodge Motel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely review of your stay at Fountain Lodge. We really appreciate your positive comments and are happy to know you had a lovely time exploring the lovely city of Whangarei and its surrounds.

Reviewed 21 May 2009

My husband and I stayed at the Fountain Lodge Motel on two occasions during 08-09. Each time we had an awesome stay the managers are two of the nicest people we have met. Very helpful in terms of finding what we needed in the area, knowledgeable on local information, could not do enough to help us. The motel is charming...

WhangareiJoey, Manager at Fountain Lodge Motel, responded to this review

Your comments are very kind and much appreciated. Thank you for taking the time to write such a positive review of your stay at Fountain Lodge Motel. Hope to see you again soon.

Sailing around the world
Reviewed 15 March 2009

Reserved one of the "refurbished rooms" online for an extended stay in Whangarei. The price seemed right (NZ$130/night) with free WiFi. The first unpleasant surprise came when after submitting the reservation I was immediately charged for the entire stay (10 days), something that I have previously seen only for all-inclusive resorts. To be fair, Webster defines "refurbishment" as "painting and/or...

2Thank zangezi
WhangareiJoey, Owner/Manager at Fountain Lodge Motel, responded to this review

The guests’ complaints were orchestrated when they changed their plans and wanted a full refund. We are happy to accept valid feedback, but did not feel the complaints were at all justified, but gladly gave them a refund, which they received as promised. This guests’ room description is not of this motel, as this motel has solid concrete walls, new...

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  • Free Parking
  • Pool
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Things to do
  • Pool
Room types
  • Kitchenette
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Short walk to downtown Whangarei and beautiful harbour marina. Jogging track and gym/squash courts nearby. Great place to call home while exploring the fabulous Northland. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Fountain Lodge Motel

Address: 17 Tarewa Road, Whangarei 0110, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Whangarei
Price Range: RM288 - RM448 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 13
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