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Colonial Motel Twizel

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36 / 38 Mackenzie Drive, Twizel 7901, New Zealand
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Colonial Motel Twizel
Ranked #5 of 6 Twizel B&B and Inns
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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70 reviews 70 reviews
22 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Broke our journey to Christchurch by staying at Twizel for 2 nights. Our first choice of town/village was Tekapo but we could not find accommodation. So glad we went to Twizel as a good base for visting Mount Cooke. The accommodation was good, a spacious room with all the amenities for self catering that we needed, Including a cooker. It... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

Well equipped and comfortable. Loads of space, great heat (on this cool May evening) and a kitchen, to boot! Complimentary coffee and tea. Warm host (Stu). Well groomed property. First hotel I've encountered that invites travellers to please come in and inspect rooms. Now, that's confidence!

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Timaru; New Zealand
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44 reviews 44 reviews
19 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

No complaints at all. The photo of this place just does not do it justice! The owners were lovely. We were let into our into at 11am instead of the usual 2pm which I thought was brilliant. One minute walk to eating places and shops. Clean, tidy, roomy, lots of parking, easy to find, very comfortable, definately cheap for five... More 

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Bromsgrove, UK
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

We stayed here for two nights as a base for visiting Mount Cook. Our room was spacious, very clean, comfortable and very well equipped even having a full cooker. It was great to have 'proper' broadband access without having to bother with annoying usernames, passwords and time or data limits. The owners Stu & Chris are very friendly and helpful.

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Coffs Harbour, Australia
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53 reviews 53 reviews
29 hotel reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

Instead of staying in the expensive Mt Cook village, my husband and I chose to stay at the Colonial Motel Twizel, driving up to Mt Cook the following day. We were greeted by a lovely lady at reception who was so friendly and welcoming. Good start. Our room was very spacious, clean and comfortable. The bed was however a little... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
20 reviews 20 reviews
11 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

Stayed there with my family. Nice big two bedroom unit 4. Comfortable and near show. Stu and Chris and helpful and hospitable. Free WiFi available but rather limited connection. Sufficient for email. We will stay there again because of facilities and beautiful lakes

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Christchurch, New Zealand
12 reviews 12 reviews
9 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

Three of us shared the Motel which had two spacious bedrooms and very pleasant lounge etc. Very clean & quiet and Manager was extremely friendly & obliging. Close to Twizel Township. Highly recommend.

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34 reviews 34 reviews
9 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

I spent one night here during a weekend. The owners were friendly and helpful, the room was spacious, tidy and clean. A bit dated in the bathroom, which was on the small side, but fine for one person. It would take you one minute, two if you're slow to walk to the main square. Quiet in the evening.

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Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand
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103 reviews 103 reviews
25 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

stayed here again last night,this time a different unit,which had a seperate bedroom,we were in among other units and you could not hear a thing,the room was appointed the same as our normal unit,with a full kitchen,the hosts will have aged 1 year since we have been coming here,but has not altered there friendliness or helpfulness,the number 1 place to... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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56 reviews 56 reviews
16 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

We had taken our young family to this place years ago, and were impressed, so decided to give it another goe, now childless. We had a nicely appointed studio room, which was very clean and tidy, and so quiet! It is great being off the main road, yet so accessible to all the town amenities, as they are just around... More 

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Address: 36 / 38 Mackenzie Drive, Twizel 7901, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Mackenzie District > Twizel
Number of rooms: 8

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