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Scenic Route Motor Lodge

4.0 of 5 Motel   |   28 Waihi Terrace, Geraldine, New Zealand
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Ranked #1 of 4 hotels in Geraldine
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014
Patricia G Salmon Arm, Canada
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Salmon Arm, Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

This unplanned stop gave us a decent clean room with a king bed, but at $140, we found it pricier than others we stayed in that were similar. Perhaps that's what we get for walking in off the street rather than booking ahead. Location convenient to walk into town for supper.

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Terrace28, Owner at Scenic Route Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Patricia, Patricia thank you for your comments. I am sorry that you felt that we were overpriced. We are a 4 Star Qualmarked property, and believe that our pricing is in line with other similar 4 Star Qualmarked motels. We do have some lower priced Studios (not Spa or the larger two bed Studios). Our policy is to offer... More

Christchurch, New Zealand
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

I stayed here with my two teenage daughters after selecting the accommodation through Trip Advisor. The hosts are a lovely couple who recently took over this motel but are not new to the motel industry and their experience shows. Everything was just as it should be, clean with comfortable beds, close to the Geraldine township, warm, free wifi, modern, and... More

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Terrace28, Owner at Scenic Route Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. We enjoy providing hospitality for our guests, and we appreciate that accidents do happen. We would love to have you all to stay again. Many thanks More

New Plymouth, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Very modern and immaculate motel within walking distance from the town centre and restaurants. Friendly staff keep this facility top notch, and they are obviously proud of it. Unit had king bed, sofa, dining table as well as business desk. Usual immaculate kitchen facility, and bathroom had spa bath. Quality at an affordable price, we'll be back

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Terrace28, Owner at Scenic Route Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Many thanks Kevin we appreciate your comments. Kind regards. More

Christchurch, New Zealand
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

We stayed overnight. The location was convenient for walking around Geraldine. The room was clean and tidy. There was free wifi, and plenty of parking. Good value. We couldn't have asked for much more.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
10 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

The rooms are clean and modern and sound proofing is very effective. Comfy beds and a large clean bathroom.Being just a short walk into town for the evening meal was very handy as we didnt need to use the car.Visited on 6th February and I felt sorry for the owner who had serious internet problems. He couldn't even get on... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

We stayed overnight on our way back to Christchurch from down south. The room we had was comfortable and well-appointed. The bed was comfy and we slept really well. The Scenic Route was handily placed for all the places we wanted to see in Geraldine township and it was a great stopping off point. The welcome was warm, and it... More

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Akaroa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014 via mobile

Had a very nice stay here, room was spotless and well designed, lovely staff, great location. Our six week old baby wasn't charged for, I have found some motels charge for infants even though no bedding I used, this Is not the case here. Well done! Great to see its not all about a dollar in the back pocket at... More

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eftpos, Owner at Scenic Route Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, we appreciate the time that guests take to have input into our business. We hope that baby is well, and we look forward to having you to stay when baby is a little older. Kind regards More

Fareham, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
187 reviews 187 reviews
33 hotel reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Stopped enroute ChCh to Queenstown. Met by very helpful staff who provided local map and ideas of where to eat. Room was fairly large compared with some we stopped in and had all that was needed for a comfortable stay. Bed was med firm and very comfortable - shower room was tidy and spacious. All in all a good stay... More

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eftpos, Owner at Scenic Route Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review on Trip Advisor. We appreciate your input. We do have free Wifi available, and I am sorry that you were not aware of this service. More

Cheshire, UK
Top Contributor
131 reviews 131 reviews
49 hotel reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

Our room was clean, tidy, well equipped and the bed was comfortable. The motel is well placed for access to everything Geraldine has to offer. The soundproofing of the rooms is very effective although we had to open the windows as there is no air con which obviously negated the effect. The only downside - but quite a big one... More

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eftpos, Owner at Scenic Route Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments Last week we had a new WiFi system installed. When some guests commented that they were unable to access our system we went back to our provider who assured us that our system was running correctly, and that the problem was with the guest and the way that they were endeavouring to access the system.... More

Perth, Australia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

We are a family of four and stopped here on the way from christchurch to queenstown. Looks like a brand new establishment. Very clean, neat and tidy and there is fresh feel to this place. The staff were very friendly and our one night stay was lovely. We would stay again.

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Address: 28 Waihi Terrace, Geraldine, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Geraldine
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Hotel Class:4 star — Scenic Route Motor Lodge 4*
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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
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4 Star self contained quality accommodation, newest motel in Geraldine. Continental breakfast available. 5 Minute walk to restaurants and shopping centre. 1Hour 45 from Christchurch airport. Make us your first or last stop when exploring the south and lakes area. Tekapo an easy drive. ... more   less 
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