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Best Western BK's Pioneer Motor Lodge

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Location to airport is perfect yet quiet. The rooms are very spacious and clean. There are recliner armchairs in the room which is a first for me to see. The kitchen was well equipped. The staff were friendly and helpful. No lift if you are on the second floor, that was fine with me but if you have mobility issues, ask for the ground floor.

I would say for early flight and one night stay it's fair. Nothing else. It's 35-45 NZD Uber ride away from downtown. Nothing around. Room size was ok and bathroom too. Decent cleaning. Nothing special. Quite laud at night with parking right next to rooms and busy main road right next to it. Blinds did not fit well and no blackout, do room was half lit all night. Room has one ac unit right above headrest which is uncommon location due to leaks, noise, dust etc... but it did work. Bathroom seem quite cold while there seems to be a heater unit I did not get to use but just be aware you won't get out and back in to a temp controlled room all in all. It's manually operated. May be hard for summer/winter seasons with more defined weather, mid seasons temperature I guess it's ok. They offer complimentary coffee, tea and milk

I don't like writing reviews that aren't flattering but I feel travellers should be aware of our experience. Our room was on the ground floor close to reception, the stairwell and the busy road. Firstly the walls are paper thin and we could hear both rooms (tVs and guests talking) either side and what sounded like elephants above us. Every guest that checked in or went up the stairs, walked past our room so we heard endless rolly cases, footsteps and chattering until well past midnight. The car park was full with only a few free bays outside our room, so add people going out for dinner and returning and more chatter and car doors slamming it was anything but the quiet night we had been hoping for. At one stage it sounded like people were actually in our room. No sooner had we finally got to sleep when the trucks and car noises on the main road started their morning run. As for our room, it was dated, tired and in need of maintenance. We were in awe of our microwave shelf being tied together with a piece of string! The curtains were in serious need of an update. They were thin and not fitting properly which was evident as the outside lights were left on all night , which consequently meant our room was half lit all night. The bed and pillows in particular were the most uncomfortable we had ever experienced. We were given the disabled unit which meant the bathroom became a swimming pool after the first shower. The shower curtain was not long enough so the floor flooded and further trips to the toilet or basin were a paddling affair. Had we been told when booking that the only room available was a disabled room we would not have booked. We were given 500gb of data free but there was no fear of us using that amount as it kept disconnecting and we had to keep logging back in. After about the 10th time we gave up. This was annoying for us but would be a major issue for a business traveller. All in all a very dissapointing stay. I did request a quiet upstairs room as all we wanted was a good nights sleep before flying out. That being said, our room location was only a small factor in our dissapointing stay. I find it hard to believe this motel gets such good reviews as we couldn't find anything positive about our stay. I assume our rooms's decor, furnishings and condition was a reflection of other rooms in the motel. If this is acceptable and warrants a 5 or 4 star rating from other reviewers, then you need to travel more. I think the fact that guests can leave a car at the motel free of charge while they are overseas, and the free shuttle service are a major drawcard, If you don't want to use these services then I would certainly be looking at somewhere else to stay.

BK's Best Western is a very good place to choose to stay when you need to (a) park your car and (b) get to the airport. They offer complimentary car parking (we were away for 11 nights recently) and they also offer complimentary shuttle transfers. The motel room is very clean and tidy and offers everything one needs for a one night stay. The communication by BK's starts from when you first book until after your stay - they are very good at it. We would certainly choose BKs again.

Really good stay here. comfortable. Was a bonus that our car could stay whilst we went to sydney for the weekend at no extra charge. We were also able to use free shuttle service fromthe hotel to the airport. Cant fault it.

Super handy to the airport for an early AM departure the next day. Staff very friendly. It was a cold night and our room was quite cold. Space heaters helped some. All in all acceptable for what we needed but not the most comfortable place we have ever stayed.

We chose this motel because it was close to the airport for our morning flight. The location is good. Restaurants are just across the street. And the Auckland tour bus stops next door at the Holiday Inn. We spent 2 nights here.

We stayed here for one night in a 2 bedroom family unit. We found this unit very clean and comfortable. The parking was not good, cars are parked everywhere. There was a lot of road noise from our unit. It is very convenient if you have an early flight to catch as it is only 10 mins away from the airport. Another positive is that they run a shuttle bus to and from the airport.

We stayed for one night on a stopover. Room was good but be weary that 2 twin beds means 2 single beds. Loved the recliner chairs as we simply wanted to relax. Bit noisy as our room was close to the main road. Great customer service and the free 24/7 shuttle from and to the airport was a real bonus.

Hotel rates good for area, staff extremely helpfull. Appartment well layed out and well stocked with essentials for cooking. Appartment clean, internet free, fast and reliable. Hotel provides free pick up and delivery back to airport which excellent.

205 Kirkbride Road Mangere

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi and wired Internet in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Free airport shuttle
  • Concierge services

Located in South Auckland within 2 miles (3 km) of Villa Maria Estate, Best Western BK's Pioneer Motor Lodge is within a few miles (5 km) of Butterfly Creek. This 4-star motel has 37 guestrooms and offers free in-room WiFi, free self parking, and a free airport shuttle. Ambury Regional Park is also 2.8 mi (4.5 km) from the motel, which is near the airport.


For your convenience, breakfast is available for a fee.


The 37 soundproofed accommodations afford space to spread out with dining areas and sitting areas. 36-inch TVs come with satellite channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi and wired Internet. Bathrooms have hair dryers and free toiletries. Microwaves, refrigerators, and coffee makers are also standard.

Property features

Guests of Best Western BK's Pioneer Motor Lodge enjoy free WiFi in public areas, free newspapers, and laundry facilities. You can take advantage of free parking, along with a free airport shuttle (available 24 hours). Front-desk staff can answer questions 24/7, and assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include a garden and a porter/bellhop.

Room options

Deluxe Room, Multiple Beds, Non Smoking

Queen 1 | Sleeps 4

Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed, Non Smoking, Kitchenette

Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed, Non Smoking, Kitchenette

Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed, Non Smoking, Kitchenette

Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

80% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 415 reviews