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Blenheim Palms Motel
69 Charles Street, Blenheim 7301, New Zealand   |  
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Ranked #3 of 29 Hotels in Blenheim
Certificate of Excellence 2014
New Zealand
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Always great!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

We stay at the Palms every time we are in Blenheim and it has never faulted us. Rooms are spacious and super clean, bed is comfy, utensils in the kitchen ample, nice environment and right in the middle of town, hosts Heather and Martin always lovely. This must be one of the best motels in NZ.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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8 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014 via mobile

Great location, clean rooms, good hosts, comfortable beds. The only area of improvement could be the bathroom... could do with longer curtains to keep the whole bathroom floor from becoming wet.

Very helpful host, called up several wineries to check if they were open on Easter Sunday, was knowledgeable of the town and gave good recommendations on dining options and prioritizing what to do first.

as luck would have it, there was this great group of locals, all proud owners of their own vintage cars staying there... good laughs and great camaraderie witnessed. Overall a good experience.

There is a hidden jewel, India restaurant close by... Maharaja, owned and operated by Roger... an Indian migrated from Delhi.... worth a visit if you are craving for some curry.

Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

Stay here when in Blenheim, Comfortable, clean rooms and friendly hosts. Quiet place to stay, ye right in the middle of town. Heather and Martin are also very accommodating for late arrivals. recommended as long as it isn't booked out when I'm in Blenheim

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

We only spent one night but it was a very comfortable stay. The room was well laid out, beautifully furnished, exceptionally clean, and the kitchen area was great. On arrival we were welcomed by the owner who was friendly, approachable and made us feel welcome. The lights were on in our room (as we arrived late) and a candle burning ;a nice homely touch. It nice to stay in a place owned by people who care.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service

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Wotton-under-Edge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

This motel really is excellent in every respect. The rooms are big, bright, beautifully furnished and equipped and faultlessly clean. Beds are very comfortable, and we had very little traffic noise, despite the good central location. Generally much more like a luxury hotel than a motel. Martin and Heather are the best of hosts, friendly and knowledgeable, always ready with a recommendation for a restaurant or winery visit. Best place we stayed in during our 6 weeks in NZ!

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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blenheimpalms, Owner at Blenheim Palms Motel, responded to this review, April 8, 2014
"Exceptional" - Thank you, you have made our day, it is so lovely to open the Review page with our morning coffee. We hope to be here for your next trip. Thank you for taking the time to write a review. Until next time.....

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Have a stunning summer!

Heather & Martin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

Martin and Heather go above and beyond to make your stay a pleasant one. Greatly appreciated their recommendations regarding wineries, shopping and restaurants. Great room that was very well appointed.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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blenheimpalms, Owner at Blenheim Palms Motel, responded to this review, April 8, 2014
We are delighted you enjoyed where we enjoy going, hard to choose sometimes...when there are so many fantastic wineries on our doorstep. We look forward to seeing you again, thanks again for sharing your Marlborough stay with the Trip Advisor community.

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Have a wonderful day

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014 via mobile

What can we say apart from wow! This was well above our expectations. Everything about this place was faultless. We unfortunately only had one night here as we were catching the ferry early the next morning. The bed was super comfortable, the wet room excellent, all details had exceptional attention. Hosts were super helpful, recommending an awesome restaurant- Raupo. I would highly recommend this motel to anyone wanting accommodation in Blenheim.

Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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blenheimpalms, Owner at Blenheim Palms Motel, responded to this review, April 8, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to share your stay with us on Trip Advisor, we are always happy when our guests have had an "outstanding" stay. Raupo is a perfect restaurant and highly recommended, just walking distance. We look forward to welcoming you again soon.

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Have a fantastic day

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Additional Information about Blenheim Palms Motel

Address: 69 Charles Street, Blenheim 7301, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Marlborough Region > Blenheim
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Blenheim
#2 Business Hotel in Blenheim
#4 Family Hotel in Blenheim
#5 Romantic Hotel in Blenheim
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 17
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
FREE WIRELESS INTERNET ACCESS, 50+ SKY CHANNELS.Modern,Clean,Centrally located motel within walking distance of restaurants, cafes and bars.Offering FREE wireless internet. Close proximity to Clubs of Marlborough ,Conference centre, Civic theatre and Stadium 2000. ... more   less 
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Blenheim Palms Motel Marlborough, New Zealand

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