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Colonial Motel

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66 Main Street, Blenheim, New Zealand
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Rating summary
  • 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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Northampton
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38 reviews 38 reviews
28 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 

Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
18 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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29 reviews 29 reviews
6 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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 

Adelaide, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We were on a holiday from Australia, driving from Auckland down to Christchurch. All our accommodation was pre-booked and when we arrived at the Colonial Motel we were really impressed with the presentation of the place and also the super friendly host Peter. We were early as we'd driven from Picton after an early start but luckily our room was... More 

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

Thank you guys for your wonderful comments which are very much appreciated and we do enjoy looking after people and telling them about the area. So glad that we were able to enhance your experience of NZ and look forward to your return some day. We try to maintain a high standard of cleanliness, service and hospitality and the reviews... More 

Wellington, New Zealand
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015 via mobile

We booked this motel given that we needed an extra room for kids and the rate was excellent. Arriving after 11.30 pm from the ferry the check in could not have been easier. Rang that day to let them know when we would arrive, the bill was already taken care of, heater was on and all we had to do... More 

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

Thank you for your review and positive comments which are very much appreciated. To provide the after service is not a problem, just part of what we do. So glad that you enjoyed your stay and do hope that you are able to come our way again. We pride ourselves on being a clean and friendly family motel. More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

We stayed here for 1 night having just flown in from the North Island. The motel is easy to find, and not far from the main road. The units are clean and well appointed. The owners are friendly and extremely helpful. Probably the best motel we've stayed in on this trip!

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

Many thanks for your positive and helpful comments,they are much appreciated. So pleased that you enjoyed your stay and we were only too happy to look after your needs. Hope that you can make it back here sometime. More 

NewZealand
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
10 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

We arrived around 10.00pm with no booking .The owners were very helpful ,we were in a very comfortable motel room within minutes complete with milk for a much needed cup of tea. The motel was basic but very clean and spacious ,all you need for a good nights sleep. Very well set up ,everything you need is there. Well located... More 

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

Thank you for your positive and kind remarks. Hospitality should always be to the fore no matter what time of the day. Glad that you enjoyed your stay, the room and location and hope that you are able to return to us someday. We really appreciate your helpful comments which assist us to continue to provide the level of service... More 

Leoben, Austria
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
44 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

We, my boyfriend and I, stayed here just for one night - unfortunatly. Our room was very spacious and the kitchen perfectly equipped, the rooms are clean and homely. The hosts were so friendly and courteous - we had such a nice stay here, that we can recommend the motel in any case. The city centre is within walkable distance... More 

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

Thank you very much for your wonderful comments and they are very much appreciated. So glad that you enjoyed your stay and we do enjoy looking after people. It seems that you also enjoyed Blenheim and the wineries and your remarks will be much appreciated. Hope that you are able to return someday and once again thank you for your... More 

Palmerston North, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Incredibly friendly hosts, was travelling with 2 kids and had booked a room with 2 queen beds, and hosts emailed be shortly before coming, offering to add an extra single for the kid's comfort. Rooms are spacious with kitchen, nice and clean and with free wifi.

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

Thank you Henning for your great comments and so glad you enjoyed the experience. We enjoy looking after people and do all we can to make their stay as comfortable as possible. More 

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