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Bavarian Motel

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444 North Rd, Invercargill 9810, New Zealand
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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Brisbane, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We only stayed for one night due to time constraints but wish we had been able to stay longer. The unit was well set up with all mod cons and Annabel and John went out of their way to make our stay very comfortable including a very tasty breakfast including bacon and eggs. We would gladly recommend this motel as... More 

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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5 hotel reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 via mobile

Stayed there just one night, but the place is spotlessly clean and the towels and linen are of excellent quality. The team there were tremendously helpful. Would happily recommend this place to anyone visiting Invercargill.

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Waikato Region, New Zealand
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36 reviews 36 reviews
13 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

We stayed here for 4 nights on the recommendation of a fellow traveller. It is an older style motel but the owners have done everything they can to provide for guests. Its the first one I have encountered in 2 weeks that actively practices and encourages recycling and environmental concerns. The unit had a separate toilet and bedroom and was... More 

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JohnHorn, Owner at Bavarian Motel, responded to this review

It is good to know that we are looking after our guests. We also like to think we can help look after our environment, by encouraging our guests to recycle, & compost food scraps. We do live in a beautiful part of the world, & would like to keep it that way. Thank you for staying with us, and reviewing... More 

Wellington, New Zealand
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53 reviews 53 reviews
31 hotel reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

We stayed in an older style one-bedroom unit with some walls painted concrete block and décor generally a bit run down and shabby although everything very clean. There is a basic kitchenette suitable for breakfast or heat and eat evening meals. Somewhat awkward bathroom arrangement. Comfortable bed. Some problems screening out light at night. The main drawback was that we... More 

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JohnHorn, Owner at Bavarian Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for staying & reviewing Bavarian Motel, we are sorry to hear that you did not have a great experience. The unit that you stayed in is one that has not yet been renovated, we are about to review our maintenance schedule so will take your points into consideration. Your suggestion of air plugs is noted & have them... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

The unit I was in had a separate bedroom from the lounge/kitchen which was a surprise as from the outside it looked quite small. The room was very clean and well appointed and the owners were very welcoming and helpful. I had a great stay here. The only small fault was that the couch in the lounge was uncomfortable to... More 

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JohnHorn, Owner at Bavarian Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for staying at the Bavarian Motel, it is great to hear that you enjoyed your stay. We pride ourselves that we give a great experience to our guests. Thank you for pointing out that the couch was not very comfortable, we will look into upgrading the couches in the future. Look forward to seeing you again. More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

We are travelling New Zealand, and this is a very good motel which we Can only rekommand. Clean and comfortable with fine service provided by the owners. It also was an excellent base for our tour to the Catlins.

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JohnHorn, Owner at Bavarian Motel, responded to this review

Thank you, it is great to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. Invercargill is a great base to explore the Catlins area, with wonderful waterfalls, wildlife & beaches. We hope you enjoy your NZ holiday! More 

Saskatoon, Canada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 via mobile

just stumbled into this motel in our travels and felt very fortunate. Very clean with lots of space. Did two loads of laundry in the most immaculate laundry room ever and payment was on the honour system! Kitchen was terrific and the owners are so friendly and helpful. Excellent value .

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JohnHorn, Owner at Bavarian Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us, it is great to know that our service & facilities are excellent. We trust that you have a wonderful holiday in NZ! More 

Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

What a pleasant suprise. this would be the only motel I've stayed at that has had sky sport.It was like stepping into the Tardis.From outside, it looked small ,but once inside ,the living area's where huge, incredibly clean and supper warm.There is a great selection of free dvd's.The owners had that special southern hospitality and can understand why they get... More 

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JohnHorn, Manager at Bavarian Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for staying at the Bavarian Motel, we are pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay. We have over 50 channels of Sky TV (including the Sports Channels) so there is a great selection to watch plus our DVD collection to entertain you. There is plenty of room to make yourself at home & a work table if you... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

We stayed for two nights with three people. The hotel was very clean and has everything you need. A double and a single in the bedroom. Bathroom was nice, good shower and a bath. Free wifi and sky tv were a bonus. Great to have a separate lounge! The double bed was quite soft which we didn't like.

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JohnHorn, Owner at Bavarian Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us, and reviewing Bavarian Motel. We pride ourselves in offering a clean & comfortable Motel, with Free WiFi & 50+ Sky TV channels. The queen sized beds have mattress toppers which does give a 'soft layer'. We hope you enjoyed your stay in Invercargill. More 

Hamilton, New Zealand
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

This is an older motel but very clean and tidy. We stayed in a 1bedroom executive twin. The beds were lovely and comfortable with lovely linen. Good value and the service was great. It was very cold in Invercargill but the motel has great heating. It is bit out of town so a car is necessary to get around. Would... More 

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JohnHorn, Owner at Bavarian Motel, responded to this review

Hi Vonda, Thank you for staying at our motel, and taking the time to review our property. It is always good to hear of our guests experiences & pleased you enjoyed your stay. The beds have mattress toppers so you feel like sleeping on a 'cloud'. Thank you again. More 

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