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Monarch Motel

633 Tay Street (State Highway 1), Invercargill 9810, 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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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were booked into this motel by I-site Invercargill, as a place to stay while visiting from the North Island to attend the Bluff Oyster Festival and were more than satisfied. Our stay was for five nights so a well equipped kitchen,including a full stove was much appreciated, along with the free Wifi. The unit was very clean and tidy,... More 

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Naracoorte, Australia
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73 reviews 73 reviews
30 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015 via mobile

We were so, so pleasantly surprised by this motel! We were kind of just expecting a room to lay our head for the night but ended up disappointed we weren't staying longer! The room has been renovated and it is just super!! We walked in to new carpet, a lovely kitchenette with full stove top, oven, microwave and any thing... More 

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monarchm, Manager at Monarch Motel, responded to this review

Thank you Lou for your positive comments. We are pleased you enjoyed the facilities and your stay at the Monarch Motel. We would love to see you back. Kind Regards Kerry, Karl & the team at the Monarch Motel. More 

Waikato
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49 reviews 49 reviews
14 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Have just travelled from up in the north island to way down here in Invercargill and I have to say that this is the best so far by a long shot. From the friendly and informative check-in to the impressive rooms. Spacious, modern, clean, great facilities and excellent Internet. Quiet, good parking, A little way from centre of town

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monarchm, Manager at Monarch Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive review. We are pleased that the staff & facilities were to a high standard. We love our wee town and hope you are able to return again. Best wishes Kerry, Karl & the team at the Monarch Motel. More 

Ottawa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

We had an enjoyable one night stay at this motel. The motel was quiet and easy to locate. The room was very clean, well appointed and very comfortable. Wifi was included. The staff was extremely helpful and welcoming. All round great value!

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monarchm, Manager at Monarch Motel, responded to this review

Thank you Sylvie for your wonderful review. We are pleased that you found the facilities to your liking. Our team work hard to ensure that everything is clean & that you are informed of what to see in the area. We wish you safe travels for the remainder of your visit to NZ. Kerry, Karl & the team at the... More 

Waipu, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Its all good with this motel , quiet,clean, friendly owner/operators and staff , a bit outside the center and fair priced . The wifi was especially satisfying . We did stay two nights and will stay there again if we return to Invercargill, the most underrated city of New Zealand!

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monarchm, Manager at Monarch Motel, responded to this review

Thank you Bob for your review of the Monarch Motel. We are very proud of the work our staff do to keep the facilities sparkling clean for your stay. We love our city and we are pleased you took the time to stay a few days and enjoy it too. We would love to see you back. Regards Kerry, Karl... More 

Upper Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand
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46 reviews 46 reviews
24 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

The hosts couldn't be any more accommodating. Fantastic service and incredibly friendly and accommodating hosts. I was in a downstairs room which was very comfortable. Great value. Only complaint would be the shower which was average. It didn't ruin my stay and I would happily stay there again.

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monarchm, Manager at Monarch Motel, responded to this review

Thank you TerylC for taking the time to review the Monarch Motel. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. We have had the water pressure looked into by a plumber who advised us that there is low pressure throughout Invercargill & we are getting the most possible. Sorry for your discomfort. Our team do there utmost to... More 

Israel
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30 reviews 30 reviews
26 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

This hotel is extremely comfortable. Our car parked adjacent to our room. The room was very clean, large, comfortable and fully equipeed with all necessities.The staff was very cooperative and helpful. We stayed for only one night but this was a very enjoyable stay.

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monarchm, Manager at Monarch Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful positive comments on the Monarch Motel. We are pleased that you were comfortable & enjoyed your stay. Safe travels. Kerry, Karl & the team at the Monarch Motel. More 

Surfers Paradise, Australia
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89 reviews 89 reviews
42 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015 via mobile

We stayed here as a couple with my partners son. Had 3 motorcycles with us, stayed for 5 nights. But pre-booking it was no hassle to change our dates. We were able to use the garage and were even leant tools to do repairs. Stayed while the Burt Munro Challenge was on. It's a little way out of town but... More 

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monarchm, Manager at Monarch Motel, responded to this review

Thank you Queensland Man for choosing to stay at the Monarch Motel when you were in Invercargill, Our staff do a very good job cleaning the units to a high standard. We would be happy to host you if you return again for the Burt Munro challenge. Best wishes Karl, Kerry and the team at the Monarch Motel. More 

Perth
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

The monarch motel in Invercargill, is wonderful. Kerry and Karl are very helpful and friendly. Nothing was a problem. Very down to earth and welcoming. I certainly will recommend the Monarch to family and friends. The rooms were spotless and everything you need is provided. All the staff are very helpful.

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monarchm, Manager at Monarch Motel, responded to this review

Kerry, Karl & the team at the Monarch would like to thank you for choosing to stay with us & for taking the time to write a review. We are pleased that the rooms had everything that you required. We hope to see you again if you are ever back in Invercargill. More 

singapore
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106 reviews 106 reviews
42 hotel reviews
186 helpful votes 186 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

We drove straight to Monarch Motel as we had stayed here before in Sep 2011. This time round (Sep 2014) we brought along some friends (another 2 couples). All our friends enjoyed their stay here. Everything met our needs and we had a wonderful stay. Thanks to Kerry the host and her family. Cheers !

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monarchm, Manager at Monarch Motel, responded to this review

Hi Maggie, it is such a compliment to us when guests return - and bring your friends!! Thank you so much. It was lovely to see you again & amazing to see how much my girls have grown from your photos. Thank you for your lovely review & we hope we get to see you in Invercargill again!! Kind Regards... More 

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