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Colonial Motel Twizel

36 / 38 Mackenzie Drive, Twizel 7901, New Zealand
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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126 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
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 

2 Thank Jane J
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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85 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 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 

2 Thank Rosebud388
Toronto, Canada
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 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!

1 Thank Psarvos
Timaru; New Zealand
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84 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 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 

1 Thank sherbsfamily
Bromsgrove, UK
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10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 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.

1 Thank Keith T
Coffs Harbour, Australia
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62 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 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 

1 Thank 21girlie
Singapore, Singapore
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27 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 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

1 Thank 1stPaladin
Christchurch, New Zealand
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21 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 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.

2 Thank Edlyn710
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53 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 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.

Thank BelChch
Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand
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154 reviews
43 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 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 

2 Thank Yvonne K
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