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71 Main Street, Blenheim, New Zealand
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Montana Lodge Motel
Ranked #21 of 30 hotels in Blenheim
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Ashburton, New Zealand
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

If you dont want a good night sleep then stay here , needs updating for the cost {over priced} On arival we were not impressed with the host, she was upset that we had a different price than the one she was trying to charge us [email was from her husband with the price per night} She had to let... More

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Marg W, Manager at Montana Lodge Motel, responded to this review

We are disappointed with the tenor of this review, and when taken in the context of our other reviews, it does seem a bit disparate. We would like to point out that the person who booked the accommodation, took the last available 2 bedroom unit in the complex on a very busy weekend, The Forrest Estate Grape Ride, over Grape... More

Christchurch, New Zealand
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

You don't seem to get as much for your money in Blenheim - I guess because of the proximity to the ferry port. Nevertheless the welcome here was warm and the unit was clean and comfortable, if a little in need of modernisation. We had a unit at the back of the property which meant we were away from the... More

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Marg W, Manager at Montana Lodge Motel, responded to this review

Points in the review are taken on board. We are in the process of modernizing the kitchens and bathrooms in all units in the complex. The one we have done are really sharp. Appreciate the review. More

Auckland Region, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

We stayed here for the wine festival weekend and we can not thank peter and Margaret enough for their genuine friendliness and hospitality they showed us. They were so accommodating and helpful and made our weekend away incredibly special. We have booked in for next year and can't wait to come back. Thank you marg and pete.

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Marg W, Manager at Montana Lodge Motel, responded to this review

Great guests, a pleasure to host, nice to have people from north of the the Bombay Hills, to view and enjoys a great part of NZ and what it has to offer. More

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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20 reviews 20 reviews
15 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

The hosts were very friendly. The unit is nice and spacious, clean, and tidy in general. Only one small minor thing is that the motel is located on the main room and could hear vehicles driving pass at night and even some late night pedestrians. So might not be for you if you are sensitive to noise when sleeping, but... More

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Marg W, Manager at Montana Lodge Motel, responded to this review

We appreciate all feedback, and acknowledge that the proximity to State Highway 1, could be a detractor for some people. Generally the road front units are filled last. However in consultation with the owners we are taking steps to improve that sound-proofing, with a modernization program. The positive feed-back with regard to service and rooms is appreciated, as we pass... More

Christchurch, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

We were only at this motel for a night, but the room was extremely clean, spacious and comfortable. We arrived on the spur-of-the-moment, but the host was friendly and accommodating. Our room was quiet and had a carport right beside the unit. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend this to travelers. Best motel I've stayed in for a long time.

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Marg W, Manager at Montana Lodge Motel, responded to this review

What can we say, but thank you for taking the time to review us. Feedback is the nourishment of service. More

Christchurch, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
13 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

What wonderful hosts! Upon arrival was given milk, map and friendly advice on how long it would take to get to the ferry in Picton the following morning. The heater had already been switched on in my room which was a pleasant surprise. How many motels do that. The under cover parking at no extra cost was also a bonus.... More

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Marg W, Manager at Montana Lodge Motel, responded to this review

It is really helpful when guests can give an ETA, as it makes service so much easier to provide . We appreciate this guest taking the time to submit the review. The comments are constructive. More

Kaikoura
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

Great value, rooms are lovely and clean. Beds are very comfortable and warm. Units are well equipped, spacious and warm. Hosts are friendly. Kids loved the trampoline. The motel is situated handy to town, as well as a great restaurant across the road.

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Marg W, Manager at Montana Lodge Motel, responded to this review

It is always nice to see families in our complex. Whether it is enjoying the playground equipment, skate-boarding or scootering on our spacious asphalted forecourt, the sounds of young people enjoying themselves pleasant melody. Thank you for taking the time to review us. More

Penzance, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
23 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

Margaret and Peter very helpful hosts, and so sympathetic about our horror experience at our previous motel in Kaikoura. Spotless, roomy and comfortable studios. Nice garden area with a pool. Car port adjacent to the room. Very convenient for ferry at Picton. Although it is next to the main road the unit was very quiet and we had a good... More

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Marg W, Manager at Montana Lodge Motel, responded to this review

We always enjoy hosting and being able to show-case the treasures of Blenheim and the Marlborough province to visitors from abroad. The last thing we want them to do is to go away with a bad taste in their mouth from a distasteful NZ experience. Appreciative guests are a joy to host. Thank you for taking the time to review... More

Belfast, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
17 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

All you need for a pleasant stay. Unit spacious with covered car port ant each unit. Hosts Peter and Margaret very helpful with information about this wine area including pointing us to a fine restaurant close by. A great place to stay in this area

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Marg W, Manager at Montana Lodge Motel, responded to this review

We know we live in one of the best wine regions in the world, and appreciate it. Why would we not share that knowledge with people who travel 1/2 way round the world to see us? It's that local knowledge that adds that special bouquet to your wine sampling experience, and we have heaps of it. It is great to... More

Kurow
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

I came across this motel on a trip North prior top going across Cook Straight. I hadn't booked but was able to get a room at reasonable cost. The rooms are spacious, well designed, and well-equipped. Clean and comfortable, anmd the hosts most helpful. I stayed an extra night as I was not due to catch the ferry immediately. Good... More

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Marg W, Manager at Montana Lodge Motel, responded to this review

Yes the distance to the Picton Ferry terminal is only 20 minutes. At the time this review was written, we were very new to the wifi scene. The policy has changed since then and you now get 200 mb with our compliments. Thank you for taking the time to submit the review More

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Additional Information about Montana Lodge Motel

Address: 71 Main Street, Blenheim, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Marlborough Region > Blenheim
Amenities:
Restaurant Ski-In / Ski-Out
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Ranked #21 of 30 hotels in Blenheim
Also Known As:
Montana Lodge Motel Blenheim, Marlborough, New Zealand

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