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Colonial Motel

4.0 of 5 66 Main Street, Blenheim, New Zealand
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Wellington, New Zealand
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

This motel looks a little dated (but very clean and tidy) from the outside. The units have been updated inside though, and we enjoyed a very comfortable night. The bed and bedding were lovely, the room was extremely clean, as was the small but functional bathroom. There's a small kitchenette in the 1 bedroom unit we stayed in, allowing us... More

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Peter E, Owner at Colonial Motel, responded to this review

Thank you so much Mike for the positive and great review, very helpful to receive such good feedback. We endeavour to look after our guests and make them feel at home. Glad you enjoyed your stay and hope that you return someday. More

Dunedin, New Zealand
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132 reviews 132 reviews
69 hotel reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

We had a great stay in this small and cozy motel. Very convenient location, close to supermarkets and nice restaurant around the corner, and very friendly and helpful owners. Furniture, bedding, and units themselves were nice, some bits a bit older than what you find around the country in similar places, but very clean and very well looked after. We... More

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Peter E, Owner at Colonial Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your very positive and helpful comments. Glad you enjoyed your stay and we do our best to look after people and make their stay enjoyable. We look forward to your return. More

Cheyenne, Wyoming
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

We stayed two nights and can't say enough good things about Peter and his wife. They gave us great recommendations for restaurants in walking distance. Clean rooms and comfortable beds! We stayed at a lot of motels in our travels through New Zealand, but this one was definitely our favorite!!

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Peter E, Owner at Colonial Motel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your wonderful comments. So pleased that we were able to meet your needs and that you enjoyed your stay so much. We really do appreciate the feedback and it is our duty to provide guests with clean and comfortable accommodation and local information. Hope that we see you back sometime in the future. More

Timaru, New Zealand
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44 reviews 44 reviews
15 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

The owners were amazing, right from the first call to book. Lovely lovely people and even booked us a room where we could fit our motorbikes in to, very thoughtful. The pool was amazing, and will be even better when its had its makeover, which I believe is this month ( Feb ), nice and private. Handy to shops and... More

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Peter E, Owner at Colonial Motel, responded to this review

Many thanks Paula for the lovely comments and we really appreciate your positive feedback. So pleased that you both had a neat time and looking after people is what we do. We hope that we see you back here again sometime to experience the refurbished pool. More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

This IS the place you need to stay in Blenheim! We travel extensively, and right now I would change travel plans to stay with Peter and Shoba again. They made us feel like family. The rooms are immaculate and have all the small touches you would expect at a B & B. Comfortable, convenient, clean! Thank you for a great... More

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Peter E, Owner at Colonial Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for the wonderful comments Jim and thrilled that you both had a great stay. It is our pleasure to look after our guests and do hope that you return some day. it is always nice to receive such positive feedback and we do try to maintain high standards and treat people as if it was there 'home away... More

Cummins, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

We only stayed for one night unfortunately would have liked more time here. We had a three bedroom apartment which accommodated our family of 5 easily. The owners were very friendly and helpful with lots of excellent ideas on places to visit while in Blenheim. Not ultra modern but clean and everything you need for a comfortable stay in Blenheim.

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Peter E, Owner at Colonial Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive comments and so pleased that you enjoyed your experience both with us and Blenheim in general. We enjoy looking after guests and hope that your satisfaction will make you want to return to us and the region. More

Westport, New Zealand
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

My husband and I, along with my mum and dad and my brother & his partner all stayed at this motel for New Year's Eve & the next night. We had a 3 bedroom unit which was perfect. It was spacious & very clean and such a great set up for a lot of people. The owners - Peter &... More

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Peter E, Owner at Colonial Motel, responded to this review

Your positive feedback is very much appreciated and thank you for your kind comments. It was a pleasure to host your family and pets and we are glad that you had a great experience. Also many thanks for leaving the unit in such a spotless state. It made it so easy to clean. It is our job to look after... More

Geraldine, New Zealand
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38 reviews 38 reviews
8 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

We stayed at this motel for two nights. The owners are lovely and cant do enough for you. We had a moto x trailer which takes up a lot of room in the car park but Peter and Shona had that all sorted out for us... really nothing is a problem for this couple!! The rooms are very clean and... More

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Peter E, Owner at Colonial Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind and helpful review. It is a pleasure to host people and we are fortunate to have a good driveway to cater for larger vehicles. It is always great to receive such nice comments and we do appreciate the feedback. Look forward to having you back. Have a great Xmas and New Year. More

Christchurch, New Zealand
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
20 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

Great place to stay the night on a recent trip through Blenheim. Quite central (walking distance) to town, quiet though. Dairy very close. Rooms were great, clean, large and very tidy and tastefully decorated. Good price too. The owners went out of their way to accommodate our needs (great, especially as we were towing a boat) they made plenty of... More

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Peter E, Owner at Colonial Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your very kind comments. We enjoy hosting people and try as much as we can to accommodate their needs so we are very happy that we were able to help you. We look forward to hosting you again and providing parking for boats and trailers is not a problem. More

London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

Booked in here last minute and I was not dissapointed at all! Lovely staff, the couple at the front desk (owners?) gave us great recommendations for dinner and our room was spotless! It was a little chilly for us to use the pool unfortunately so maybe next time!

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Peter E, Owner at Colonial Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words and so glad you enjoyed your stay. We do endeavour to explain to guests what they can do in the area and it is a pleasure to host people and make them feel at home. We appreciate your comments regarding your stay and the quality of the accommodation and we will continue to maintain... More

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Address: 66 Main Street, Blenheim, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > South Island > Marlborough Region > Blenheim
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Colonial Motel 4*
Number of rooms: 7
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Colonial Motel Blenheim, Marlborough, New Zealand

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