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Comfort Inn Tayesta
3.5 of 5 Motel   |   343 Tay Street, Invercargill 9810, New Zealand   |  
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Ranked #14 of 33 Hotels in Invercargill
Lake Macquarie, Australia
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“What a surprise!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

I would definitely stay at this place again. The room was so much larger than we had expected, extremely clean, all the amenities you need even sky tv. Also the lady at the reception was a darling and made it very easy. Looking at this place from the road may not thrill you but, it's quite a nice comfortable hotel.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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ComfortInnTayesta, Owner at Comfort Inn Tayesta, responded to this review, September 21, 2013
We are delighted to have surprised you and made you comfortable. We continually review and modernise the interiors of our units to ensure that they are at a good standard and that the amenities include those relevant to our guests, such as Sky Guest Select and free WIFI.
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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English first
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

Stayed there recently for 3 nights during a work trip. Room was quite large with all the amenities you would expect from this standard of motel. The bed was super comfy. As it is at the bottom of New Zealand the winters can be quite cold. There was ample heating in the rooms and bathroom.
Reception was very friendly and helpful.

The only minor beef was the lack of free wi-fi. This is becoming critical for many people when booking accommodation anywhere.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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ComfortInnTayesta, Owner at Comfort Inn Tayesta, responded to this review, August 14, 2013
Thank you for your review Joe R, and I am delighted that we made you comfortable during your stay. Feedback is important to us and we have taken your comment about free wifi on board and have increased our data allocation so that we can offer our guests free wifi.
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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

I was in Invercargill from 16 - 20th June 2013 with a group of ladies from W.I. for AGM. Our stay at the Tayesta was very comfortable. It was an exceptionally cold week and we were delighted to find the heaters had been switched on before we came in from our meetings to find the rooms warmed.
The staff were very helpful and when we had to stay an extra night because of cancelled flights they were prepared to find space for the 7 of us. Mike & Jan offered to take us to our meetings when required. Would recommend the Tayesta to anyone travelling to Invercargill.

Denise Gavin, Eketahuna, NZ

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
    • 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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ComfortInnTayesta, Owner at Comfort Inn Tayesta, responded to this review, August 14, 2013
Thank you for your review, Denise, we enjoyed having the lively and gregarious WI teams here to brighten up the week!
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Queenstown, New Zealand
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9 reviews 9 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

Tiny rooms and a smaller toilet than you get on a cruise ship. The 2 bedroom unit???? was very cold and 1of the electric blankets did not work. It was a great disappointment after having read other trip adviser comments.

Room Tip: Cottages seem to be a better option for south island of NZ
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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ComfortInnTayesta, Owner at Comfort Inn Tayesta, responded to this review, May 28, 2013
Thank you for your comments. I can only apologise that the faulty electric blanket has coloured your view of your stay - if we had known it was faulty, we would have instantly replaced it to make you more comfortable. We have checked the heater in the unit and it is working so can only assume that the thermostat was turned low.
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Whakatane, New Zealand
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113 reviews 113 reviews
44 hotel reviews
Reviews in 47 cities Reviews in 47 cities
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

My husband and I stayed one night here after visiting Bluff. We arrived around 5pm and the friendly desk staff gave us a large studio room at a really good rate. I was also given a couple of recent magazines to read and keep if I wanted them. This Inn has a shop around the corner to walk to, or short drive to fast food and restaurants. We enjoyed our room which had table & chairs, full kitchen and also a sofa to sit on to watch TV instead of the usual propping oneself up on the bed. Would definitely stay again.

  • Stayed January 2013, 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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Maroochydore, Australia
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

Having travelled extensively in Oz and N.Z. you have a lot of " at the front desk" experiences. Some don't deserve to be in business, having no people skills or personality at all. It was lovely to walk into Comfort Inn after a long drive and be greeted by Dianne. She was simply gorgeous and full of information about not only the local area but about everything. So nice to talk too. a bit of a rarity these days. The Motel itself was so very clean and showed that they really cared. Little details of care were everywhere. My wife and I were really impressed by this little Gem. Our room was very spacious and cosy. We just loved it. Don't make an opinion out front, go in and enjoy their hospitality. It really is a nice place to stay and the bed was to die for.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Martin City, Montana
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33 reviews 33 reviews
15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2013

Very friendly at check-in. Large living room and separate bedroom with super large, bed. The rooms, especially the bathroom were very clean and relatively modern. The location is very convenient, supermarkets and town center are easily reached on foot. The Comfort Inn Tayesta is thoroughly recommended.

Room Tip: Parking right in front of your door.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Comfort Inn Tayesta

Address: 343 Tay Street, Invercargill 9810, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Southland Region > Invercargill
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#10 Business Hotel in Invercargill
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Comfort Inn Tayesta 3.5*
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
14 Mostly ground-floor apartment-style units all with Free WIFI and LCD TVs with 50+ channels (Sky Guest Select service). The units are warm and quiet (double glazed). The 1 and 2-bedroom units have kitchens and the Studios have kitchenettes. All have complimentary tea and coffee, sparkling bathroom facilities and Guest controlled heating. Free parking. Extras include Cooked and continental breakfast, access to the guest Hot Tub (spa pool), restaurant charge-back and delivery, guest laundry, children's play area. DVD player cot and highchair by arrangement. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Best Western Invercargill
Comfort Inn Tayesta Invercargill, South Island

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