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747 Motel

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

From the minute I made a booking with this property I was worried. Tried emailing them 2 or 3 times about late check in process but no answer. Phoned them and sorted that issue. Then had to change my date and was charged an extra $43 as apparently the same room type wasn't available so had to upgrade. When I arrived the room was the worst I've ever stayed in so doubt that I had been upgraded at all. You couldn't have got any lower in category if you tried. Shower was filthy with mould everywhere, based on that didn't even want to sleep in the bed. Lucky I was there for only 6 hours. My room (room 9) also had a cat door into it !!! Anyway needless to say I won't be going back and as a travel agent I will not be recommending to my worst enemy let alone my clients.

My Mum and I stayed here on our WOW trip, we had a twin room which was great for us, we found this spot great, close to town and easy to get to, supermarket around the corner, and the best fish n chips just a block away. The staff were so friendly. This is a budget motel, but it is very clean, so what more could you want.

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.

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.


For your convenience, a continental breakfast is served each morning 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

60.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 65 reviews