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4.0 of 5 Small Hotel   |   9 Grove Road, Blenheim, New Zealand
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Waterfront Motel
Ranked #28 of 46 Blenheim B&B and Inns
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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English first
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98 reviews 98 reviews
43 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

Many of the motels we stayed in during our stay in new Zealand offered a limited view from the room. This one despite being located in town offered a very pleasant view over the river. the location was quiet and the rooms were well equipped and spacious.There was easy car access to shops and foot access to eateries. Recommend.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

The view of the water was delightful to wake up to! We had a room upstairs and the little balcony was adorable. It was a little chilly to spend any time outside but if it were summer then I could definitely imagine morning coffee and a little light reading out there. THe room was clean, HUGE and the bed was... More

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Auckland_New Zealand
14 reviews 14 reviews
13 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

I stayed here for two night for a reunion held around the Combined Marlborough Clubs. This was only a 3 min walk away. Check-in took quite a while but this is a laid back part of New Zealand and I just accepted the delay. I had an upstairs room which was very large, very clean, had a king size bed... More

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London, England, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
18 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013 via mobile

We stayed at Waterfront for one night on our journey south. In such lovely countryside we were very disappointed to be in this motel which is in a back street amongst a light industrial area of town. Nearby is the ocean so you think "waterfront", but water is just a small river running through the park at the rear. A... More

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Irby, United Kingdom
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52 reviews 52 reviews
31 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

My wife and I stayed here for two nights directly after arriving on the south island. Our room was on the first floor and had a good balcony overlooking the river. The rooms were spacious and clean with kitchen, ensuite facilities, flat screen TV. Staff was helpful and friendly. There is a pub next door (The Royal, i think) but... More

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Souris, Canada
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60 reviews 60 reviews
14 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013

Very nice room with doublle size spa tub and lovely little balcony to sit and enjoy cool evening breeze. Short walk to street with restaurant options. Friendly front desk lady. We would stay again and stay longer.

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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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79 reviews 79 reviews
73 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013

Our room was on the first floor and had a good balcony overlooking the river. The room was large as was the bathroom, and fairly modern in its decoration. The settee, kitchen equipment and beds looked new. The bedside cabinets and table were old fashioned, and the shower clearly leaked as paint and plaster beside the door was flaking. But... More

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

After driving up and down the country, the giant bed and equally huge spa bath were a great way to end our trip. We were scared that it was going to be noisy given the pub next door and the complex across the river but we had a completely undisturbed trip. The rooms were lovely and clean and the view... More

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Sydney, Australia
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

We were from Sydney visiting friends in Blenheim. Our tip for accommodation around Blenheim is that it is better to stay outside of the town itself a couple of kilometres outside of Blenheim where there are nice, more country-style retreats which better reflect this famous vineyard region. The Waterfront Motel is located in quite an industrial area and is fronted... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
20 reviews 20 reviews
5 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

On arrival we had a very pleasant greeting from the host Lisa who had booked us in a downstairs room which meant easier access for us with a young baby. Lisa offered us a portacot however we declined as we already had a carry cot with us, but it was good to know we had this option. My partner and... More

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Address: 9 Grove Road, Blenheim, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Marlborough Region > Blenheim
Hotel Class:4 star — Waterfront Motel 4*
Also Known As:
Waterfront Motel Blenheim, Marlborough, New Zealand

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