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Scenic Route Motor Lodge

4.0 of 5 Motel   |   28 Waihi Terrace, Geraldine, New Zealand
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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12 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Stayed a few weeks ago (room 11) on route from Wanaka to Christchurch whilst travelling the South Island. Room was spotlessly clean, spacious, heating worked very well, bathroom quite large (could do with shelf) with lovely thick towels and great shower. The room had everything that you would need. Wifi was free but couldn't get it to work. Once tv... More

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Picton, New Zealand
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7 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have stayed in many Motels etc over the years but this was the darkest Room we have ever stayed in. We arrived around 2.30 in the middle of a suny day and we had to put all light on to unpack our bags etc. Found the rooms to be spacious, very clean, beds very comfortable, well set out and... More

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

Greetings Marie Marie thank you for staying with us at Scenic Route Motor Lodge, we had an enjoyable weekend with lovely guests who all had beautiful cars, but we are sorry that we failed to meet your expectations. At this time of the year our rooms may appear dark, because of the tinted glass windows, however the tinted glass is... More

Wellington, New Zealand
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had booked what I thought was a nice room (No 15) but it is right by the road and is noisy. Worse than that, the bathrooms have these horrible noisy fans which the traveller in the room next to me got up to use at 2.30 in the morning and it stayed on until 5am..... It was like sleeping next... More

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

Greetings We are sorry that your stay with us was not an enjoyable experience for you. We have checked the fan in the next door unit, but cannot account for the noise that disturbed you. Unfortunately not all guests are respectful and considerate when staying in apartments and motels etc, and I regret that this had a significant impact on... More

Hobart, Australia
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62 reviews 62 reviews
19 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We enjoyed out one night stay travelling through. We stayed in a larger spa room. The bed was comfortable, bathroom large and well designed and there was a well appointed kitchenette. We were taken with the quality of the fit out. Recommended

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

We are pleased that our rooms met your expectations. We hope that you have had a pleasant journey around the South Island. Many thanks More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 via mobile

We decided to stop for a couple of nights in this pretty village. The motel was clean and well equipped. The shower blows your head off and it's only a couple of minutes walk to the main town. Although the motel is on the main road it wasn't noisy at all. The owners have two friendly cats and the owners... More

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

Thank you for your kind review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us. Sheba and Misty are always excited when we have guests arrive. We hope that you will have an opportunity to visit Geraldine in the future. Take care More

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

2 couples stayed here in August 2014. Hosts were very accomadating and friendly. Rooms were clean, tidy and well appointed . Free wi if available had room to rear of complex that we're quiet and no road noise Would stay again

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

Thank you for your review. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. All our units are double glazed, and we find that this helps protect our guests from external noise, and also keeps our units at a comfortable temperature both winter and summer. We hope to have you back again when you are travelling south. Kind regards More

Christchurch, New Zealand
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Delightful motel on the main road into Geraldine. Hosts very friendly and helpful, we hade a very spacious and clean room, which was lovely and quiet. Easy walk into town. Would definitely stay again and would recommend to all.

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

Thank you for your kind review. We are relatively new to Geraldine and we love the ambience of Geraldine and the community. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us. Each year in mid July Geraldine has a Winter Lights Festival (during the school holidays). The town is well decorated and lights up for this period - maybe... More

Salmon Arm, Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
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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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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

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Address: 28 Waihi Terrace, Geraldine, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Geraldine
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Scenic Route Motor Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 14
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