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“True southern hospitality” 5 of 5 stars
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Tower Lodge Motel
4.5 of 5 Hotel   |   119 Queens Drive, Invercargill, New Zealand   |  
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10% of rate and free wifi
Ranked #1 of 33 Hotels in Invercargill
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Hillcrest
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“True southern hospitality”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2012

We arrived in Invercargill late in the day, it was raining, we were tired and we didn't have a booking. Barb was kind and helpful, and she rearranged her bookings so that we could stay three nights. The motel was spotlessly clean, well equipped, warm and comfortable. We had a very happy stay there. And we loved Invercargill!

Room Tip: The cleaners are a bit heavy handed with the air freshener spray, so ask them to hold back if you do...
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  • Stayed March 2012, 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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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Bay of Plenty
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2012

This motel was so clean and tidy and everything in it was just lovely. We stayed in a bigger unit which was originally a house. Was great for 4 of us, but the smaller units we had a look at were finished so nicely and very very up to date. Owners were very fussy and just lovely. Handy to town and courtesy van to airport. Would stay again and recommend it to anyone.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Canandaigua, New York
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24 hotel reviews
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68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2012

We spent one night at the Tower Lodge Motel while passing through the area - from the Catlins to Fiordland. I wish we could have stayed longer! The hosts were so welcoming and friendly, and had lots of suggestions for dining and things to see and do in the area. The room was spacious and well decorated, with a great sitting area, a small table for working and/or eating, and an oh-so-comfortable bed! Loved the smart purple touches, too! The place looks pretty ordinary from the outside, but the inside is really quite nice.

The kitchen was well-organized and had lots of amenities, including two burners with pots and pans, which increases your options if you're cooking for yourself. Electric kettle, toaster, fridge, microwave - the room had everything we needed. Lots of room for luggage, too, and a nicely put together bathroom.

Highly recommended!

  • Stayed March 2012, 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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Queenstown, New Zealand
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9 hotel reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2012

We picked Tower Lodge because it has a pet friendly motel room.

The lodge has a great reputation and totally lives up to the reviews it has been given here on Trip Advisor.

The host Ray was incredibly friendly and we loved the free cookies on arrival!

The motel unit was tidy, modern and spotless and delivered exactly what the photos promised. We'd certainly stay here again.

  • Stayed April 2012, 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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Sheridan, Wyoming
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6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2012

The room was very clean, complete, great access and excellent location.

  • Stayed February 2012, 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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cheshire
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41 reviews 41 reviews
30 hotel reviews
Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2012

Without doubt, the Tower Lodge Motel, Invercargill was our best stop of our entire trip in NZ. Spacious, tasteful, well equipped, with excellent hosts, it barely missed a beat. From the car park it doesn't look that special, but the first thing that hits you is the depth as it goes back a good 30ft+. The first section is shared by a dining table and chairs opposite a generous settee. Then comes a good sized double bed. At the foot there's good passing space between bed and wardrobe. Finally the room splits into bathroom and kitchen area. In the bathroom there's a jetspa attachment and over bath shower, and the lights double as heat lamps. You've just gotta have a bath! The kitchen section has double stove burner, microwave and large fridge. The whole room is tastefully decorated in rich burgundy and purple and the wood units blend in well. There's no external seating but, that aside, nothing's missed. Internet access is provded free and we were upgraded to accommodate our need to Skype UK. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would have no hesitation in recommending for anyone.

  • Stayed March 2012, 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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Maple City, Michigan
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
17 hotel reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2012

Apartment- like room with kitchenette, living room, bed and bath. Wireless Internet, convenient parking, laundry on site. Outstanding personal attention from front office -- over and above what we expected.

Close to Queen's Park and Southland Museum (don't miss it!)

  • Stayed January 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Tower Lodge Motel

Address: 119 Queens Drive, Invercargill, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > South Island > Southland Region > Invercargill
Amenities:
Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Room Service Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Green Hotel in Invercargill
#1 Business Hotel in Invercargill
#1 Romantic Hotel in Invercargill
#1 Luxury Hotel in Invercargill
#1 Family Hotel in Invercargill
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Tower Lodge Motel 4.5*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Your hosts Dawn & Ray Clark offer true Southern Hospitality in comfortable surroundings at the Tower Lodge Motel, Invercargill. Centrally located and just a few minutes walk from everywhere, including the city centre, Queens Gardens, golf courses, swimming pool, sports facilities and the home of Southland rugby - Homestead Stadium. Honeymoon Suite, units with private courtyard, spa bath units and wheelchair access. Studio units (sleep 2), 1-bedroom units (sleep 4), 2-bedroom units (sleep 5). Cots and highchairs available. DVD & flat-screen TV in most units. Courtesy vehicle by arrangement. ... more   less 
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