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Colonial Motel Twizel

36 / 38 Mackenzie Drive, Twizel 7901, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I stayed one night on the Alps to Ocean bike trail, the motel was booked by the bike tour company. The room was good, we could cook a decent meal in the kitchen, it was spacious and clean with comfy queen and single beds. all rooms look out onto the courtyard carpark so no views but it's... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

We stayed a couple days here in December, 2015 as a base for hiking in the area around the beautiful mountain lakes. The motel is comfortable, clean and has modern internet. The host is very helpful about local resources, and the place is located in a small community not (yet) overrun by tourist groups. Highly recommend!

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

Spacious room with 5 people, well equipped, clean and centrally located in Twizel. We were with a family and had a unit with 2 bedrooms. The unit was well equipped and provided ample space for all of us.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

Stu and Chris are hospitable. Colonial is well maintained with clean, good facilities such as kitchen, flat screen TV etc. My family and I had a great time and will be back. There are also laundry facilities available. It's close to the shops that are well stocked. We will be back.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

With returned to this motel for 5 nights as we had enjoyed our stay here previously. Once again we weren't disappointed. It was clean, well equipped and comfortable and a good supply of tea, coffee etc. The owners are friendly & helpful. We would definitely recommend this motel to others.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

Heading back to ChCh and decided to have a stop over. Drove around Twizel and found this place. Had the front studio unit. Very good 4 star accommodation. Faced west so got the benefit of a sunny afternoon. Spacious unit, queen bed (a bit of roll together though) plus a single bed, kitchenette with fridge and full oven, dining table... More 

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 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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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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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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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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