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Colonial Motel

143 Mary Street | Richmond, Invercargill 9501, New Zealand
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Ranked #27 of 35 hotels in Invercargill
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Stayed in a one bedroom unit when visiting Invercargill. Off the main road in a quiet street. The outside of the motel was nice and clean and well maintained, however, the interior of the unit was dated and in much need to some TLC. The bed was comfortable and gave for a good nights sleep. The shower pressure was not... More

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Kerri M, Owner at Colonial Motel, responded to this review

Hi Thank you for your review since your visit we have new bedcaps which look great and new lighting fixtures with fresh paint on walls for a more modern look. Over the past year we have been upgrading our rooms, I am sure you would like our new look. More

Victoria, Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014 via mobile

Although this motel looks bright and new on the outside, it is dated on the inside. The bedroom is small and cramped, very little room around the bed. The lounge has no reading lamps, only a glaring and unattractive chandelier overhead. However, the kitchen and bathroom were very clean and the bed was comfortable. The location is quiet. We paid... More

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Kerri M, Owner at Colonial Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, since your stay we have new light fittings and a standard lamp for reading by. Over the past year we have been upgrading our units and I am sure you would be most happy with our changes. More

Hope Island, Australia
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90 reviews 90 reviews
61 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

On a recent visit to NZ we stayed 9 nights at the Colonial Motel with our 3 grandaughters. Having recently been spruced up gave the units a very homely & fresh feel. The units are extremely comfortable, very clean & also very quiet because of where they are located. Kerri & her team of helpers are very friendly & will... More

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Kerri M, Owner at Colonial Motel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely review Speeden Family, and it is always great to see you all when staying. Yes we have done a lot of redecorating and enjoying our new look and happy guests. More

Dunedin, New Zealand
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64 hotel reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

It is a nice place, reasonable value for money, the reception staff welcomed us very well and we had what we wanted, which was easy access for people that don´t know Invercargill very well, easy access to supermarkets and a nice nearby pub where we could watch an All Blacks game where to live the atmosphere. We were pretty satisfied... More

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Kerri M, Owner at Colonial Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, we are upgrading our rooms and soon to replace the older kitchen's with new ones, since your stay we have new lighting, bedcaps, carpet, drapes. The list goes on but it is all looking much more modern. More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2012 via mobile

Nice place. Stayed only one night, staff were helpfull and very nice. Older room but tidy and clean. Would stay again for sure. Only a couple of minutes drive from the centre of town. Unfortunately did not see much of the town.

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Sydney, Australia
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2012

They say that visiting the Bluff Oyster Festival is in many people's top 10 bucket list of things to do. To get there we flew from Sydney to Christchurch and then on to Invercargill. First reflections on the town weren't much to start with but it grew on me. Our first stop was at the Colonial Motel which is only... More

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Kerri M, Owner at Colonial Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for such a great review our aim is to have all our guests very satisfied with all our new renovations. More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2012

A light, airey and warm motel. We had a 2 bedroom unit which felt very homely.

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Hope Island, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2011 via mobile

This very spacious motel is excellently located close to Invercargills CBD. It is very well presented, well serviced, very warm with great owners

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Queenstown, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2010

Would recommend this place. Clean, nice motel. Can park right outside. Kitchen well stocked with all the utensils you need. Free paper in the morning. Very good water pressure. Couldn't hear anything from other rooms. We stayed for 2 nights and room was cleaned in between. Separate bedroom (with tv), extra bed in lounge. We paid a little extra for... More

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Kerri M, Owner at Colonial Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review, since your stay we have upgraded the unit with new recliner chairs and foot stools, new flat screen tv's, modern side tables, mattres toppers and repainted with new drapes. More

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Address: 143 Mary Street | Richmond, Invercargill 9501, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Southland Region > Invercargill
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Invercargill Best Western
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10 North facing one and two bedroom units.Spacious and clean.Off street parking outside your unit.Ideal for families/groups/corporate.Quiet location on Mary Street just off main roads.10/15 minute walk to Town/Parks/Splash Palace and lots more.Free NewspaperInternet available in all rooms.Charge back/deliver from most restaurants. ... more   less 
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