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Colonial Motel

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66 Main Street, Blenheim, New Zealand
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Wellington, New Zealand
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62 reviews
30 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Stayed at the Colonial Motel during our stay in Blenheim. The motel is in a convenient location along the SH1, only a short distance from the town centre. The welcome was very friendly and we got excellent tips for our stay, both regarding things to do and where to eat. Parking was easy and the grounds well-kept. We had a... More 

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Perth, Australia
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53 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our party of five stayed here for one night. Our accommodation included three bedrooms and another single bed in the living area. This was clean and included a good range of kitchen utensils. The lounge area was comfortable. The less appealing issues included a lot of traffic noise at night and the rooms were quite stuffy when the weather was... More 

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

Thank you for your helpful and positive review and we are pleased that we were able to assist with information. We are on a state highway so can't do much about the traffic noise as the windows are not double glazed and there is no air conditioning. The heater which is relatively new and works fine does have a cool... More 

Southampton, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In general New Zealand seems to have nailed the warm welcome. At least, that's what I thought until I met Peter. He efficiently made sure I had everything I needed in the room but then went on to enthusiastically explain the must visits and also a restaurant recommendation which turned out to be perfect for my taste. He explained how... More 

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

Thank you so much Colin for your effusive praise and recommendation. So thrilled that you enjoyed your stay and that everything was to your satisfaction. We enjoy looking after our guests and endeavour to make their stay as comfortable and pleasant as possible and provide information to help them. Thank you again for your stay and your most positive comments... More 

Sydney, Australia
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19 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here for two nights earlier this month and were immediately impressed by the warm reception we received from Peter. He was keen to provide lots of helpful information about the local amenities and offered to carry our bags to our first floor unit. Our accommodation was large and comfortable, providing us with a welcome sense of being 'at... More 

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

Thank you for your wonderful comments and for staying with us. We enjoy looking after our guests and do endeavour to make the motel ' A home away from home'. We are are so glad that you enjoyed your stay here and we hope that you return to us someday. It is great to receive such positive feedback which shows... More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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20 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

We have stayed here twice in the last month. Both times in two bedroom unit. The hosts are very friendly and helpful, rooms clean and comfortable. There is an outdoor fenced pool, small fenced play area and DVDs to borrow. Can't fault the motel at all.

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

Thank you for your wonderful review and we really appreciate the positive feedback. Thank you for returning and we are so pleased that we are able to meet your expectations. Have a merry Xmas. More 

Chorley
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78 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015 via mobile

Wow what a welcome, what a wonderful place to stay at a good price point. I can't fault this place family run ,clean ,tidy , and passionate about Blenheim they showed me everything I needed to know on the map when I got here and everyday cleaned up after me.... They've covered everything off and even had a roll of... More 

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

Thank you Steve for such a wonderful review and the positive feedback which is greatly appreciated. We always endeavour to provide quality service and informative advice and we look forward to seeing you again. Thank you for staying with us and look forward to seeing you again. S glad that you enjoyed your stay. More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

Loved the customer service ! Also very welcoming as soon as we arrived ! chocolate fish in the fridge was a nice treat, Very nice and clean, needs some power points beside the beds though ! Spacious rooms. We weren't arriving home until late that Friday night and the host said we can sleep in as long as we wanted... More 

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

Thank you for your great review and it was a pleasure to host you. We enjoy looking after people and hope that we see you again in the future sometime. We appreciate the feedback and suggestions. The actual power point is behind the bed in that room but we do need to have the multi- plug more visible to guests.... More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015 via mobile

Fantastic place to stay. Very clean modern rooms with lovely little personal touches. Shona & Peter are lovely hosts who made us and our dog feel very welcome. Located on the main road the motel is within walking distance to shops with a good variety of places to eat,

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

Thank you so very much for your kind comments. So pleased that you enjoyed your stay and that you found everything to your satisfaction. All the very best for your relocation and hope to see you in the future sometime. More 

Dunedin, New Zealand
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015 via mobile

We stayed here when travelling to Blenheim for a funeral, the hosts were very friendly and helpful, especially as I booked at short notice. They provided a high chair, portacot and large baby bath for my 10 month old (just showers in the units), which was much appreciated and made our stay much easier. Warm units, comfortable beds, well equipped... More 

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

We were only too pleased to help especially with the sad circumstances of your visit. Thank you for your kind review, much appreciated. It is always so helpful to us to have feedback and your positive and nice comments just help to reinforce how important it is to cover all aspects of hospitality. Hope we see you again in more... More 

Nelson, Nelson, New Zealand
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12 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015 via mobile

Right from time of booking the hosts were both professional and incredibly helpful, just lovely people. We stayed here as it was pet friendly and were absolutely rapt with the accommodation, room was immaculate, spotlessly clean and warm. We will return and would recommend this Motel to anyone

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

Thank you for your lovely comments and we are always happy to look after peoples needs. So glad that you enjoyed your stay and look forward to your return. We do appreciate your feedback and helpful response. More 

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