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Colonial Motel

143 Mary Street | Richmond, Invercargill 9501, New Zealand
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Ashburton, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On first impression the motel was homely and welcoming, easy to find and in a good location away from the main road. The unit was large and spacious with everything needed for a good stay. Shower pressure not good and walls rather thin, but all in all a couple of good nights rest.

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Wetherby, United Kingdom
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11 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We found the Motel easily, located close to the centre. We stayed just the one night between driving round the Catlins and heading on to Te Anau so didn't really explore the town itself. Our unit was very clean and spacious with a separate bedroom. Bed was comfortable, and it was nice and quiet. The manager did recommend various places... More 

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Parksville, BC
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35 hotel reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

This motel is well situated near downtown. The host was very helpful with recommendations for places to eat and visit. Our room was close to the street (fairly busy) but the road noise was not excessive even with the windows open. The room was clean and the beds comfortable. We had no complaints during our 3 night stay.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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
19 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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89 reviews 89 reviews
59 hotel reviews
51 helpful votes 51 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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132 reviews 132 reviews
69 hotel reviews
84 helpful votes 84 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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88 reviews 88 reviews
31 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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 

Auckland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Address: 143 Mary Street | Richmond, Invercargill 9501, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Southland Region > Invercargill
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 10
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Also Known As:
Invercargill Best Western
Colonial Motel Invercargill, South Island

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