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Equestrian Lodge Motel

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2 Avalon Court | Off Tudor Street, Motueka 7120, New Zealand
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Atlanta, Georgia
2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great motel. Super friendly staff. Clean, big, kitchenette. Movies for rent (free). Free WiFi. Close to walking trails and estuary. Nice beds. Convenient. Close to our next destination in Abel Tasman. Overall a great stay and great value. Booked via expedia.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Travel a lot for business reasons and this would have to be one of my favourite places I stay nice rooms and nice and friendly family that own and operate would highly recommend I make sure I stay in Motueka every time I have to travel to the top of the South Island also would have to say Motueka is... More 

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Bribie Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Perfect in all ways run by a lovely couple who could not do enough for us. Super quiet location well off the main highway but still close to all amenties in town. Very nice gardens & lawns. We will definitely be back here.

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Chicago, IL
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

My 21-year-old daughter, my wife, and I stayed at the Equestrian on the night of Monday, March 9. The bedroom had a queen bed and a large living area with a single bed (-- more comfortable than a pull-out.) Very clean. We found the owner/operator Alan very pleasant and helpful, with much useful advice about Abel Tasman National Park, which... More 

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Healdsburg, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

This place is a jewel. From the garden like setting that attracts song birds, to the location (walking distance to everything) and finally the outstanding accommodations and hosts!!! This place just can not be beat! Alan and his wife blew us away with their helpful assists...which wasn't easy because we were a grubby group of 19 trampers! This is truly... More 

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Geelong, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

We really enjoyed our two night stay at this motel. The room was spacious and clean, with a very comfortable couch (a rare treat) and looked out to a lovely and well maintained garden. Very comfortable bed. The owner was most friendly and helpful. The use of the well appointed laundry was much appreciated after we got drenched walking in... More 

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Perth, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

This is a really nice motel - from the moment you drive in and see the expansive well-kept lawns and neat surroundings, you know that you are in a very nice and peaceful place. The managers are very, very good at what they do and have put a lot of effort into renovating the motel. They can also provide lots... More 

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Whangarei, Northland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We chose this motel because of its high rating on TripAdvisor - the owners were very friendly, the rooms immaculately clean, fairly newly renovated, well equipped and the gardens were great for the kids. However, this is still an 'old style' New Zealand motel, with thin walls (can hear next door) and very 'block-like' in appearance. There was a lot... More 

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ladytrady
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

We stayed for a few nights and the owners and staff helped with anything we needed, from tourist advice to fixing the clothes dryer. Very pleasant, clean rooms and the gardens and pool were great fun with our two-year old. Also a great location for heading off everywhere else around the are. Thanks, we'll tell other people about it!

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NEW ZEALAND
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Grounds contained swimming pool with deck chairs etc. Also a Spa pool. Well kept, open property. Spacious, airy unit. Well equipped. Nice Veranda to sit out on in the afternoon sun. Good laundry facilities and a line to dry your clothes outside if you wished. Handy to town Centre.

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