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Colonial Motel

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66 Main Street, Blenheim, New Zealand
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 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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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

Christchurch, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

My husband and I stayed a couple of nights at The Colonial Motel. We were so happy that they accommodated our little dog as well. Peter and Shona were very welcoming and catered for our every need. We will certainly be back again. Thank you once again. Carol & Steve

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

Thank you Carol & Steve for your kind comments and only too happy to look after you all. Appreciated your stay and response and hope to see you again sometime. More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

We stopped here for one night. Arriving late from Picton we got there at 10.30 PM. All the rooms were waiting for us heated and ready to go to bed. The very friendly owner show us the four rooms we booked.it os not the most updated motel , but still beats the accommodation options in Picton. Could the bathroom and... More 

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

A pleasure to look after your group and thank you for the kind review and comments. We do the best we can to look after our guests and make them as comfortable as possible and put them at ease. The unit you stayed in has recently been painted and is only one of two units left that will have a... More 

Wellington New Zealand
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

We had a two bedroomed unit which was very convenient for the four of us. This was the third time we had stayed there for a regular sporting event.One of our party was unwell on the day of departure and our friendly hosts let us use the rooms until it was time to leave for the Picton Ferry back to... More 

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

So pleased that we were able to help out when a person is sick. We appreciate the nice comments and do endeavour to look after our guests as best as we can. Thank you also for returning to us and yes we are very fortunate to have shops and restaurants close by. More 

Northampton
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We stayed here for two nights before leaving for the North Island. This motel was easy to find, quiet and comfortable. Unfortunately we missed staying in a fully refurbished unit by one day - these rooms looked really impressive. Our unit was upstairs was ok with everything we needed and the very helpful hosts had met our requirements. Pub and... More 

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

So glad that your stay with us was comfortable and quiet and we enjoy helping people with their plans. 9 out of the 10 units have all been painted and looking really nice and fresh. Thank you for your helpful and positive comments and look forward to your return visit. More 

Taupo Town District, null, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

This Motel is small and friendly. I'm disabled and stayed in the disabled room. Parking is right outside the room. Inside there'a a large double bed with plenty of room to get a wheelchair around. Large TV on the wall, microwave, kitchenette and heater. The bathroom is a large wet room, non slip floor, safety bars shower, wash basin and... More 

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

Thank you Pete W for your extremely helpful and positive comments and description regarding the motel and especially the access studio unit. Any feedback is worthwhile and we endeavour to keep up our standards and act on any advice. More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Arrived a little early, no problem. The owner Peter was very obliging, took me up to my room, and let me know the closest and best places to eat. Very helpful and very friendly. Now, whilst the outside of the motel is clean and tidy, the inside is even better. Huge, extremely comfortable bed with quality coverings, sheets and pillows.... More 

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

Thank you so much for your wonderful review and so pleased that we met all of your expectations. Great to receive so much positive feedback which drives us to maintain our hospitality standards. Would be great to see you again here so that we can provide the same standard of service. We enjoy looking after our guests and providing information. More 

Wiltshire
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30 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We were on a fact finding mission to decide where, if we are lucky enough to obtain a visa, we would like to settle. We booked this motel because of its position, the facilities and the reviews on trip advisor. Peter and Shona were great, from their welcome to their help and advice as to where to eat, visit whilst... More 

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

Thank you so much for those lovely comments and so glad that you enjoyed your stay from the accommodation and service to the area in general. We endeavour to look after our guests to the best of our ability and your generous and positive feedback is very much appreciated. We look forward to your return. More 

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