Takapuna Motor Lodge
How has this motel rated in the past?
- Meeting rooms/conference facilities
- Refrigerator in room
- Outdoor pool
- Swimming pool
- Microwave in room
- Laundry facilities (self serve)
TravelPod Member ReviewsTakapuna Motor Lodge
Just loved this stay. Organised. Clean. And Close to a great cafe - The Store - for a wonderful breakfast!
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Travel Blogs from Takapuna
... flying!! Why would I do that to myself on my birthday?!?!? No idea but I did.
By the time we reached the airport I was in need of a fortifying drink to calm my nerves.
The flight was uneventful (or so I thought!) and we landed in New Zealand earlier than scheduled, were picked up by our hotel transfer service as planned, ordered breakfast, had a hot shower and crawled into ...
... over people's gardens every five minutes. Football like this is how it should be. Fun, light hearted and utter dog ****. There was no diving, no conning the ref, no bookings. Just a bunch of guys trying their best and picking up a few bucks in pay before heading off to their 9-5 jobs the following morning. It will never beat the atmosphere of the Lamex stadium in Stevenage where I have gained some of the best footballing memories of my life. I missed the friendly ...
... but yesterday. Furthermore the two year old newcomer immediately involved me in a game of football and thus began a splendid two days in a traditional Kiwi farming town, where we met her family and friends, whilst taking in the sights of Bunnythorpe I.e. The pub.
The small town vibe reminded me of villages in England, where older folk sit in the pub each day with the same drink, on the same chair. The only difference was that rather than stare at newcomers like they don't ...
... not as good as similar Asian airlines where the vocation is viewed in a different light and having a higher status. This is the impression I have gained on Qantas as well on long haul flights where they take their "eye off the ball" at times. The airline industry is like a good restaurant in that it is the little things that count and you need to produce a good packaged product.
Back to the flight the passenger next to me asked for a blanket ...
... our last stop in Nee Zealand. We found an Internet cafe and before we knew it had spent over two hours there. First time we'd used a computer since September! Then we visited the Cadbury chocolate factory where Jona was in his 12-year-old self's version of heaven. We walked around a bit more, saw some churches, learned that the city has a large Scottish influence and that Dunedin in Gaelic means Edinburgh. The Sounds were magical! ...