Podium Lodge

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Premium bedding, blackout curtains, soundproofing, iron/ironing board
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Overview of Podium Lodge

Podium Lodge

4.0 star property
Upmarket motel within easy reach of Avantidrome

9.6/10 Exceptional

111 verified Hotels.com guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet-friendly
  • Kitchen
  • Non-smoking
Map
20 Peake Road, Cambridge, 3283
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Air conditioning
  • Garden
  • Microwave in a common area
  • Fridge in a common area
  • Self-serve laundry
  • Meeting room
  • Picnic area
  • Barbecue grills
  • Luggage storage
  • Limited hour front desk
  • Tour/ticket assistance
For families
  • Kitchen
  • Private bathroom
  • Premium TV channels
  • Garden
  • Patio
  • Daily housekeeping
Cleaning & safety
  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • 24-hour vacancy between guest room stays
  • Hand sanitiser provided

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About this area

What's nearby

  • In a regional park
  • Hobbiton Movie Set - 34 min drive

Getting around

  • Hamilton (HLZ-Hamilton Intl.) - 17 min drive

About this property

Podium Lodge

4-star eco-friendly motel in the city centre
Podium Lodge provides amenities, such as a garden and laundry facilities. Guests can connect to free in-room WiFi.
Other perks include:
  • Swimming pool
  • Free self-parking
  • Bike hire, barbecues and luggage storage
  • Smoke-free property, tour/ticket information and a TV in the lobby
  • Guest reviews give good marks for the helpful staff and location
Room features
All guest rooms at Podium Lodge boast comforts, such as premium bedding and air conditioning, as well as amenities, such as complimentary wireless Internet access and soundproofing.
Extra amenities include:
  • Heating and fans
  • Bathrooms with free toiletries and hairdryers
  • Patios, kitchens and fridges

Languages

English

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Guest accommodation is sealed after cleaning
Follows the industry cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC)

Check-in

Contactless social distancing and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place
Contactless room service is available.

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Hand sanitiser provided
At check-in, guests must provide a record of full COVID-19 vaccination
COVID-19 vaccination record requirement applies to all guests aged 12 and older
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 31 rooms

Arriving/Leaving

  • Check-in time from 2 PM until 8:30 PM
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 10 AM
  • Late check-out subject to availability

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions
  • At check-in, guests must provide a record of full COVID-19 vaccination

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 7 AM - 8:30 PM
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • If you are planning to arrive after 8:30 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
  • At check-in, guests must provide a record of full COVID-19 vaccination
  • COVID-19 vaccination record requirement applies to all guests aged 12 and older

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Pets

  • Pets allowed*
  • Service animals welcome
  • Food and water bowls and off-lead area available

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Parking

  • Free on-site self-parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
  • No stag or hen parties

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • BBQs
  • Shared microwave
  • Shared fridge

What to do

  • Hiking/biking trails nearby

Working away

  • Meeting room

Services

  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Bike hire

Facilities

  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Television in common areas
  • Swimming pool

Accessibility

  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Raised toilet seat
  • Low-height worktop and sink
  • Grab bar near toilet

Languages

  • English

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Premium TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning and heating
  • Fan
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Electric kettle
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Blackout curtains
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Premium bedding

What to enjoy

  • Patio

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Kitchen
  • Cookware, dishes and utensils

More

  • Daily housekeeping

Special features

Awards and affiliations

Green/Sustainable Property
This property participates in Qualmark, a programme that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: The Environment, the community, the cultural heritage and the local economy.

Fees & policies

Refundable deposits

  • Deposit: NZD 300.00 per stay

Children & extra beds

  • Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cots/infant beds

Pets

  • Service animals exempt from fees
  • Pets are allowed for an extra charge of NZD 10 per pet, per night

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F; guest room doors are sealed after cleaning.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitiser; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; contactless room service is available.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

At check-in, guests must provide a record of full COVID-19 vaccination.

COVID-19 vaccination record requirement applies to all guests aged 12 and over.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC).

Policies

This property's policy is to refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, including pre-wedding stag and hen parties.

This property does not have lifts.

Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system and a first aid kit on site.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

Also known as

Podium Lodge Motel
Podium Lodge Cambridge
Podium Lodge Motel Cambridge

Frequently asked questions

Does Podium Lodge offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Podium Lodge does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Podium Lodge?
This property confirms that guests must provide documentation related to COVID-19 at check-in. Furthermore, disinfectant is used to clean the property, guests are provided with hand sanitiser and social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Podium Lodge?
Yes, there's a pool.
Are pets allowed at Podium Lodge?
Yes, pets are welcome. There's a charge of NZD 10 per pet, per night. Service animals are exempt from fees. Dog exercise areas and food and water bowls are available.
Is parking offered on site at Podium Lodge?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Podium Lodge?
You can check in from 2 PM - 8:30 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM. Contactless social distancing and check-out are available.
Is there an on-site casino at Podium Lodge?
No, this motel doesn't have a casino, but SkyCity Hamilton (23-min drive) is nearby.
What is there to do at Podium Lodge and nearby?
Have fun during the warmer months with activities nearby such as hiking. Additional recreation nearby includes cave exploring. Enjoy amenities such as a picnic area and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Podium Lodge?
Yes. Nearby restaurants include Bikery Cafe (8-min walk), Alpha Street Kitchen and Bar (2 mi) and Fran's Cafe (2.1 mi).
Does Podium Lodge have self-catered rooms fitted with kitchens or kitchenettes?
Yes, a kitchen is available in every room, and also includes a coffee maker, cookware and a fridge.
Does Podium Lodge have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a patio.
What's the area around Podium Lodge like?
Podium Lodge is in the heart of Cambridge, a short 10-minute walk from Avantidrome. Travellers say that this motel is in a good location.

Overall score and ratings

9.6

Exceptional

9.7/10

Cleanliness

9.6/10

Staff & service

9.3/10

Amenities

9.6/10

Property conditions & facilities

9.2/10

Eco-friendliness

8/10 Very good

It was a good stop over but would have liked a microwave & a toaster
Hilary, 1-night family trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

dean, 1-night business trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Loved the quiet location. Loved the big grass area for the dogs. Very clean room. Roller blind over door made it difficult to come and go through the door. Had to keep rolling it up to get out and back down once in again. No privacy unless the roller blind is completely down.
Jayne, 1-night trip with friends
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Quiet location for us and Podium was happy to accommodate our dog.
Janette, 2-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Helen, 1-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

6/10 Good

Brian, 1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Clean, tidy and quiet
Sunny, 1-night business trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Loved the stay once again, will be back
Sara, 1-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Josephine, 1-night family trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Had a great stay, staff amazing, dog friendly with lots of area for your fur baby to run around, will definitely be back Highly recommended
Sara, 2-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review