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Monarch Motel

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   633 Tay Street (State Highway 1), Invercargill, New Zealand
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Ranked #7 of 35 hotels in Invercargill
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
Neil S Pukekohe East, Auckland, New Zealand
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Pukekohe East, Auckland, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely hosts. A nice simple motel. A real effort has been made to modernise elements of the rooms and they are fabulously clean. The shower ran either very hot or very cold and the TV would not hold a channel, otherwise the room was great. The downside was some very inconsiderate neighbours in adjoining rooms who did not seem to... More

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monarchm, Manager at Monarch Motel, responded to this review

Thank you Neil for taking the time to review the Monarch Motel. We appreciate your feedback and for bringing to our attention the issues raised with the shower & the television - we have already addressed these. We apologise and are disappointed that your neighbours weren't considerate of other guests and caused you a poor nights sleep. We do appreciate... More

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

Made welcome when we checked in, great blockout curtains in both rooms. Rooms were lovely at warm when arrived on a cold night which was great. Small issue with bathroom being of children's room but you can work around that. Kids enjoyed the swing set.

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monarchm, Manager at Monarch Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing to stay at the Monarch Motel & for your positive review. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay. Kind Regards Kerry, Karl & the team at the Monarch Motel. More

Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Fantastic hosts offering clean, bright units that are well equipped and great value. We stayed here for over two weeks through a very hard and sad period. Our hosts were exceptionally flexible kind understanding and tried to assist us in every possible way they could. We would not hesitate in recommending either the accommodation or the hosts.

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monarchm, Manager at Monarch Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review the Monarch Motel. We are pleased that you found the units suitable for your stay. We look forward to seeing you again if you are returning to Invercargill. Regards, Kerry, Karl & the team at the Monarch Motel. More

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

We had a great stay here in February. The motel was extremely well equipped, clean, quiet and comfortable and the owners were very pleasant, helpful and informative. The spa was a terrific addition and just made our stay. Although a little way from the city centre it is still a convenient place to stay. would definitely stay here again!!

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monarchm, Manager at Monarch Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review Robert. We appreciate that you chose the Monarch Motel for your Invercargill accommodation. We make do try to make every effort that are guests enjoy their stay in our clean, warm units. Best wishes for the remainder of your travels. Kerry & the team at the Monarch Motel. More

Christchurch, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

It was just wonderful! Thank you! The only thing I would improve in the room are the lights: in the bathroom, its more blue and strange and in the living room and kitchen the lights are not separated so it was always very bright in the room and getting into sleep was hard! There was also no long dressing mirror!... More

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monarchm, Manager at Monarch Motel, responded to this review

Thank you Ruth for your positive review and for choosing to stay at the Monarch Motel. We appreciate your comments & we do have full length mirrors on the inside of the wardrobe doors on all of our units (except for one) - which we have now added thanks to your review. We appreciate your feedback. More

Christchurch, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

The Monarch Motel in Invercargill is an excellent place to experience the best of South Island care and hospitality. The accommodation is comfortable and generous. Our needs were very well catered for. The motel is well situated and the proprietors Kerry and Karl could not have more helpful.

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monarchm, Manager at Monarch Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive review. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay at the Monarch Motel & Southland. We hope you are able to return. Best wishes - Kerry, Karl & the team at the Monarch Motel. More

Christchurch, New Zealand
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167 reviews 167 reviews
79 hotel reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

Had I limited experience in staying at various accommodations, I would have easily given the Monarch an Excellent rating. However, I am mindful that I have experienced the entire range (of ratings as provided by tripadvisor), and for consistencies sake, I have to make comparisons. With this in mind, I would really place the Monarch at 4+. Very welcome reception... More

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monarchm, Manager at Monarch Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing to stay at the Monarch Motel & for taking the time to review us on trip advisor. We appreciate your positive comments. We also appreciate that you were able to keep such a well-trained dog in the car for the duration of your stay - I am sure that he will earn his champion status soon... More

Plymouth, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
12 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

We had 2 very good nights at the Monarch. The owners are great, so helpful and always very pleased to help in any way. The motel is a little way out of the centre of town but this isn't a problem as its nicely located on one of the main routes in and out. A very pleasant stay!

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monarchm, Manager at Monarch Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review the Monarch Motel. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay & hope that you enjoyed the rest of your trip around NZ. More

Plymouth, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013

What a lovely place. Set quite a distance from the town centre, this place has all you need for a great stay in Invercargill. The owners are VERY friendly and welcoming and will give you help or advice on places to go etc. We asked about motorcycle hire and before we knew it, they rang different places and even emailed... More

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monarchm, Manager at Monarch Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive comments. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay at the Monarch Motel & we hope that you are able to return for the Burt Munro rally one day. More

Brisbane, Australia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

We stayed one night: management were friendly and helpful, Rooms were very clean, tidy and quiet. Bed was comfortable. The free internet worked well. Short walk from the room to the nearby shops. A little gem.

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monarchm, Manager at Monarch Motel, responded to this review

Thank you Deb for your positive review. We appreciate your comments and returning to stay with us again. Best wishes for your future travels - the team at the Monarch Motel. More

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Address: 633 Tay Street (State Highway 1), Invercargill, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Southland Region > Invercargill
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Monarch Motel 4*
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Amenities

Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette
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#4 Luxury Hotel in Invercargill #5 Family Hotel in Invercargill #5 Romantic Hotel in Invercargill
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
If outstanding service and inviting surroundings set in a park-like location are what you're looking for, then experience a little bit of Southern Hospitality with your hosts Karl & Kerry Mariu at the Monarch Motel. With 22 spacious units available, the Monarch Motel suits the corporate traveller or those planning to base themselves in the South while visiting the Catlins, Stewart Island, Riverton, Queenstown & Te Anau. Relax in our Sauna & Spa pool at the end of your busy day. Situated on State Highway 1, just a short walk to Stadium Southland/ Cycling Velodrome, Surrey Park sports facilities, Ascot Park raceway & convention centre. We have clean, modern facilities designed with you in mind. We hope to see you soon. ... more   less 
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