We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 30 Blenheim hotels

Admirals Motor Lodge

3.5 of 5 Motel   |   161 Middle Renwick Road, Blenheim 7420, New Zealand
Hotel amenities
Admirals Motor Lodge
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 8 more sites!
You added Admirals Motor Lodge to your Saves list
Ranked #22 of 30 Hotels in Blenheim
A recent review
5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
LincolnshireBilly Lincolnshire
Write a Review

48 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
See reviews for
Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (12)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
  • Mar-May only
  • Jun-Aug only
  • Sep-Nov only
  • Dec-Feb only
All months
Top Contributor
143 reviews 143 reviews
78 hotel reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars NEW

This is a nice motel. Friendly and helpful staff. Room was modern, well decorated and equipped. One of the nicer motels we stayed at in New Zealand and at a reasonable price too. The local pub was a 5 minutes walk away and did excellent food.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Breckenridge, Colorado
Top Contributor
83 reviews 83 reviews
19 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautifully appointed large rooms. Great king bed. Beautiful grounds. The owners were very helpful getting us set up for our bike to wine adventure. Super clean. I think that our suite had been recently remodeled. Very nice.

Was this review helpful? Yes
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I know this place is getting some adverse comments but - we found it adequate for our touring holiday,clean, friendly etc. What made it memorable for us was - My wife left 2 pairs jeans there when we left and they had them sent to Queenstown in time to catch us before we left N. Z. (Admittedly we had to... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Shut this place down. I am 50+, ok, I am not some boring old fart. But I am not sleeping in somebody's bedroom extension, with no soap or proper bathroom. For $110, I can get luxury in the North Island and respect to go with it. OK, parts of the Admirals look ok with motel type rooms. But, to stay... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Very outdated, old fashioned rooms, but comfortable enough. Shower was so high pressure it was horrible! The hosts were lovely, but totally not worth the amount of money that we paid to stay there. Not close to anything apart from the gardens. Walls were very thin in the standard studios.

Was this review helpful? Yes
new Zealand
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
19 hotel reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

this was the worst motel we came across on our south island trip, we had to go up a stair case that had thread bare carpet, our room was off the landing as were several others.....fortunately we were the only ones there, as I dare say it would have been very noisy. The room was so small there was no... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Mandurah, Australia
15 reviews 15 reviews
12 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

Four us spent 2 nights here in April, i must say we were very disappointed in our room it was very tired, we were out the back in a quiet area the room itself was big but very outdated and not cleaned to my standards, we were suposed to have a spa bathroom instead it was a disabled room. The... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Waihi Beach
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Our family of 6 stayed in a 2 bedroom unit for 2 nights in April. We got a discount on arrival, we just came in off the street. Our room was at the back of the complex, which was perfect - near the pool for the kids and very quiet and peaceful. The pool was a bit chilly however. We... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Nelson, New Zealand
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

The hosts were very accommodating of our very short notice walk in off the street style booking. From the outside the motel looks very tidy,modern and well kept. Inside provides a slightly different tale. The rooms although tidy and comfortable they were very dated and not sound proof - we heard our neighbours conversations. we stayed in room 3 and... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014 via mobile

My adult son and I stayed here while we came to the area for a friend's wedding. We stayed in a king studio which had ample space for the two of us to share a room without being on top of each other. The little kitchen was a bonus with an excellent shopping centre within walking distance of the motel.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Been to Admirals Motor Lodge? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Admirals Motor Lodge

Address: 161 Middle Renwick Road, Blenheim 7420, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Marlborough Region > Blenheim
Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #22 of 30 Hotels in Blenheim
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Admirals Motor Lodge 3.5*
Number of rooms: 20
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Booking.com, Agoda, Hotels.com, Travelocity, Despegar.com, Priceline, TripOnline SA, EasyToBook, Odigeo and Tingo so you can book your Admirals Motor Lodge reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Admirals Motor Lodge Blenheim, Marlborough, New Zealand

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Admirals Motor Lodge, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.