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Raymar Motor Inn

3.0 of 5 Motel   |   164 High Street, Blenheim, New Zealand
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Ranked #29 of 30 Hotels in Blenheim
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Christchurch, New Zealand
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

We arrived bright and early yesterday as we were in Blenheim for the Wine & Food festival. We chose this hotel as it was close to town. Upon arrival we were told that we'd been "upgraded" to another hotel approximately a kilometre further out of town, which was no better than we were expecting when we booked the Raymar. No... More

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Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

We booked for a night at this motel nearly 4 weeks ago, with email/phone confirmation. On arrival this evening at 8pm the manager (Dave), who we had spoken to when booking, had no record of the reservation. We showed him the email booking correspondence and he was completely uninterested. The complex was full, he offered no alternative, no suggestions, no... More

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Dave C, Owner at Raymar Motor Inn, responded to this review

The emails show an enquiry, a quote and the requirement to provide credit card details to confirm - he never sent the card details - therefore no booking was confirmed. This person never stayed at Raymar - never saw the units and has no knowledge of our service or facility I was not uncaring - simply had no other rooms... More

Christchurch, New Zealand
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29 reviews 29 reviews
3 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

Easy to book and find, right near to local park, not too far to walk into main centre of Blenheim. Good size room, would easily accomodate a 3rd person. Decent kitchenette in room plus a main kitchen avail to share as well. Good size bathroom, all in together. Owner really helpful in giving local info including special things on that... More

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

Very budget motel. Older style motel room.Clean and tidy though. Close to town.One night ok but would not stay longer. Walls paper thin.A little expensive at $95.Parking a little cramped when motel full. Keys were laid out for us on arrival but manager did appear.

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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49 reviews 49 reviews
17 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

We hv stayed three nights at motorlodge, Rooms are Nice and clean, wifi fast (against costs) Its quiet, other quest seem to be working in the area Fridge, kitchen, bigger kitchen for us at the premises, laundromat 5 min from town walk, 15 from train/bus station ... Owner gave us Nice tips... We hired good bikes with him to check... More

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Masterton, New Zealand
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

Stayed at the Raymar for a night in early April 2013. Used Booking.com to book and was greeted by the manager and shown to the room. Room was clean and tidy. It backed onto the main road and was pretty quiet considering. It is a budget motel so if you are looking for a place to sleep and move on... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013

We also booked in July 2012 for Easter 2013, received an email on the 18th March stating Raymar is no longer able to accommodate you for Easter. I rang and couldn't get a satisfactory answer as to why we were cancelled; their reply was "the public can cancel, so why can't I". We have minded Motels for 10 years and... More

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Dave C, Owner at Raymar Motor Inn, responded to this review

This group of bookings was from a Car Club whose reputation preceeded them. I saw it as a potential problem and elected to give plenty of notice and declined them. Motels are not compelled to take whoever books - that's why they are called Guests and not Tenants. I also have a responsibility to other Motel Guests who would have... More

15 reviews 15 reviews
13 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013

Well if you are felling in a good mood, you might come here. but when you do there will be no one to greet you, and you pick up the key to this 1970's place from the office if you can find it. I let the next three guests in myself after arrived . Don't want Internet unless you are... More

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Dave C, Owner at Raymar Motor Inn, responded to this review

Many inaccuracies in this Reviewers review. Raymar is in the 3 star budget bracket. We advertise as 3 star bracket and do a good job at that level. People like this reviewer see only the price $ 95. No other Motel in Blenheim is that affordable. All the Units have been refurbished in the last two years but don't expect... More

Christchurch, New Zealand
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013

We booked in July 2012 for Easter weekend in 2013 .All seemed o/k until we received an email only 10 days out from booked in date that quoted,"Raymar Motel is unable to accommodate you at Easter " As this is was a long weekend and a Omaka Air show on the same weekend ,we don’t now have a hope of... More

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Dave C, Owner at Raymar Motor Inn, responded to this review

This reviewer has never been to Raymar. Unforseen circumstances meant the booking had to be cancelled. 2 weeks warning and apologies were given. No Motel turns down a 3 day booking unless its unavoidable. Its what we are in business to do. Six booked Guests simply never showed for their stays this month and the rooms were wasted. Guests are... More

Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013

Staying in Blenheim was not something we had planned for our Christmas holiday, but a mechanical emergency changed things a bit. We found and booked the Raymar on an accomodation website an hour before we arrived. I thought that it was a bit odd that there was no one there to check us in etc. When we rang the owner,... More

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Additional Information about Raymar Motor Inn

Address: 164 High Street, Blenheim, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Marlborough Region > Blenheim
Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #29 of 30 Hotels in Blenheim
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Raymar Motor Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Raymar is an affordable single level Motel situated 300 meters or a leisurely 3 minute stroll from the Blenheim town centre. Comprised of Studio units containing a queen bed and either one or two single beds, kitchenette and private en-suite. Two full kitchens and a laundry are situated elsewhere in the motel. The units are warm and dry and parking is available right outside your room. ... more   less 
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Raymar Motor Inn Blenheim, Marlborough, New Zealand

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