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Motel Bar - CLOSED

Forresters Lane | Upstairs, Wellington 6012, New Zealand
+64 4-384 9084
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Terrible Service!

I used to be a regular visitor to Motel especially on Mojito Mondays that would be 3 years ago now... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2017
BenSmith21
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Auckland, New Zealand
What happened to this place?

Went there 5 or 6 years ago and it was awesome. Obviously changed owners since and is just terrible... read more

Reviewed 12 August 2017
Joel B
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Retro Tiki Cocktail Lounge. Hit the white button, wait three seconds, gently open the door. Discretion assured.
  • Excellent41%
  • Very good26%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible30%
Oct 1, 2017
“Terrible Service!”
Aug 12, 2017
“What happened to this place?”
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Forresters Lane | Upstairs, Wellington 6012, New Zealand
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+64 4-384 9084
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Reviewed 2 October 2017

I used to be a regular visitor to Motel especially on Mojito Mondays that would be 3 years ago now. Went back to check it out again and that is the last time i ever go back!! Girl behind the bar with short curly hair...More

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Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

Went there 5 or 6 years ago and it was awesome. Obviously changed owners since and is just terrible now. Cocktails are horrible. Went there after being told library bar was full.. would rather wait 2 hours in the freezing cold to get into library...More

Thank Joel B
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Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

The venue itself was pokey and we ended up sat next to two girls who took non-stop photos with the flash on - though not fully the bars fault it definitely didn't add to the atmosphere. 3 of us all ordered different cocktails and all...More

Thank Adam B
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Reviewed 12 July 2017

Terrible. The childlike doorman (a Harry Potter lookalike) insisted that the place was too busy to allow people in and we would have to wait outside. We waited 5 minutes. Three young females came over to him after we were told to wait. They were...More

Thank contactjonesee
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Reviewed 19 June 2017

Trendy relaxing hidden cocktail bar off Tory Street and up a flight of narrow concrete steps you would be forgiven for thinking you are entering the staff entrance of a factory of sorts – probably was in days gone by. Inside there is a well...More

Thank Max_O6363
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Reviewed 4 June 2017

We arrived to an almost empty bar with only 3 other customers present. We were seated in a friendly manner and brought drink menu's and water but that's where any adequate customer service ended. The waitress came and took a drink order from 2 of...More

Thank FeeFeeNZ
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Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

I went to Motel for their Teenage Dirtbag event, so my review may not be 100% accurate for the everyday. The drinks were strong and (somewhat) reasonably priced (they had a $10 cocktail special when I went). Apparently Wednesday's are bogo cocktail night! Pretty small,...More

Thank kmummer
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Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

An impromptu Friday night drink turned into a fabulous night, after the bell for last orders was rung we went on a search for more. At motel there was an amazing range of cocktails and other beverages as well as a great atmosphere. I would...More

Thank Mel K
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Reviewed 4 February 2017

This bar is a very fun place to visit for one or two drinks; you definitely want to sit back and take in the vibe and chat with friends rather than just drink. The cocktails are around $15-20 with a few special ones - like...More

Thank Dani_F00
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Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

Hard to spot location but awesome tiki atmosphere! 2 for 1 cocktails on a Wednesday and Saturday night makes drinks affordable for students! Love most of there range of cocktails however would not order a "blue mermaid" again, bit too sour for me!

Thank Magdalena R
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