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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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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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25 reviews
22 hotel reviews
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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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12 reviews
4 hotel 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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40 reviews
29 hotel reviews
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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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49 reviews
21 hotel reviews
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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
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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
3 hotel reviews
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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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33 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 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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5 reviews
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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 

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