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747 Motel

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

The night before arrival I received a text message asking what time I would be arriving. I found this odd. Usually you just arrive after check in is available. I replied that I wasn't sure but I estimated around 2pm - 4pm arrival. So before I even leave for a couple of days holiday I am already feeling the pressure of having to arrive somewhere by a certain time. On the day of my stay ali receive a call at 3.30pm asking what time I will be there, once again this is a very odd thing for accommodation to do. So feeling the pressure i cut my zoo trip short and head to the accommodation to check in. It turns out they wanted to head out to the night markets hence the reason they wanted me there! Really unprofessional. Killbirnie is not a nice town, I didn't feel very safe being in the room alone. The room was okay, the bedding looked nice and clean, and even had an electric blanket. The room was warm. Wifi didn't work at all the first night, second night i went down to see why it wasn't working and I had been given the wrong password at check in. Face cloth had dirty marks on it also, blind had mould on the bottom of it, but the room was cheap so I didn't expect it to be amazing.

Received a strange call enroute querying if we would arrive after 6 pm ish, when the staff would be off duty and some weird complication regarding check in that we ignored...arrived at dinner time and super nice guy in front flat gave us the key, and even changed our room when we requested a double. Room was over perfumed, TV setting a mess, cheap fittings throughout on the verge of causing major problems, power point behind bed smashed...BUT warm, clean and surprisingly quiet.

Stayed here with a group of friends over the weekend. Our room was good for the price and super warm even without the heater on. The electric blanket was a nice surprise and the wifi worked great. Was a bit disappointed with the lack of bench space our room had compared to the others would rather if had one less chair, and the only sink being in the bathroom also wasn't preferred. This meets all basic needs though and we did enjoy our stay.

What stands out when traveling? The welcome and the being made to feel welcome ! I have read the bad reviews but don't think this place deserves them. We arrived exhausted and staff were so understanding and welcoming. Location : under 5 minutes to a major supermarket and literally over road from aquatic centre- The rooms are fine - nothing flash but also not boring but very homely warm clean and welcoming. I would recommend this place to anyone. From central city catch bus 14 up over the hills for an amazing view also

We were very dissatisfied with this motel.. It had very strong smelling diffuser which looked suspect.. Paint was peeling off walls, duvet covers were dirty and stained,(I have photos of this) , the vanity had an unpainted ill fitting panel on the front of it. I would not recommend this motel to anyone...

Our room sadly smelt very badly overnight and the bathroom was mouldy. Pretty noisy outside our room as well. Uncomfortable bed. If your looking for some where cheap to stay it's okay but I wouldn't stay there again if I didn't have to.

Self contained small rooms in handy, but out of the way suburban location.. Staff were friendly and helpful.. nly a short walk to Kilbirnie shopping centre for breakfast, too. close to the airport and at a reasonable price,

Yes, it is tired and badly needs a spruce-up in places, but for anyone who wants a clean place to put their head down for the night, close to the airport and at a reasonable price, this is ideal. Only a short walk to Kilbirnie shopping centre for breakfast, too.

This place was great value for money. $119 for the night 2 adults 2 kids - couldn't find anything cheaper closer to the airport. Staff were friendly and helpful and we kept our car out the front for the 10 days while we were away in auz. Clean and tidy rooms.

Self contained small rooms in handy, but out of the way suburban location. Close to airport, supermarket, beach, bus, with everything you might need, plus free parking. Clean rooms. Highly recommended.

80 Kilbirnie Crescent Wellington

Hotel highlights

  • Close to Wellington Zoo
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Laundry facilities

Wellington Zoo is within a mile (2 km) of 747 Motel, and other popular attractions like Mount Victoria Lookout are within a few miles (5 km). The 9 rooms at this 3-star motel include refrigerators, microwaves, and coffee makers. Near the airport, it's also near Courtenay Place and Te Papa.


Start each morning off right with continental breakfast served for a fee. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service.


All of 747 Motel's 9 individually decorated rooms provide microwaves, refrigerators, and stovetops. Guests can expect free WiFi and 32-inch LED TVs with cable channels. Bathrooms offer free toiletries, and Select Comfort beds with premium bedding ensure a restful night. Coffee makers are also included.

Property features

At 747 Motel, guests have access to a sauna, free WiFi in public areas, and a free grocery shopping service. You can put free parking to good use if you drive. Multilingual staff is on hand to answer questions. Additional amenities include laundry facilities and a garden.

Room options

Family Room, 1 Queen and 1 Bunk Bed, Upper Floor (Unit 8)

Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Double Room, 1 King Bed, Ground Floor (Unit 2)

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Family Room, 1 Queen and 1 Single Bed, Ground Floor (Unit 3)

Queen 1 | Sleeps 3

Twin Room, 2 Twin Beds, Upper Floor (Unit 4)

Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

60% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 63 reviews