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“Model T mecca” 5 of 5 stars
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Monarch Motel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   633 Tay Street (State Highway 1), Invercargill 9810, New Zealand   |  
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Ranked #6 of 33 Hotels in Invercargill
Feilding, New Zealand
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16 hotel reviews
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Model T mecca”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2013

We stayed at this motel as part of the National Model T Vintage Car Club Rally, along with many other "T" enthusiasts. The motel hosts were very accommodating with allowing all the vintage cars to be parked in the grounds for security purposes and there was still enough room for trailers. The 2 bedroom unit we had was very spacious, quiet and scrupulously clean, with an enormous, comfortable double bed, modern decor and facilities. Very good laundry facilities with laundry powder for $1, outdoor clothes line, basket and clothes pegs for use. Easy walking distance to a bakery and four square store and a short drive to a major supermarket complex (that includes an ATM and chemist), bottle store, and petrol station.

  • Stayed January 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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monarchm, Manager at Monarch Motel, responded to this review, March 4, 2013
Thank you for your wonderful comments. It was our priviledge to have so many beautiful Model T's (and their owners) stay with us for your national rally.
We were thrilled to be able to fit you all in with the additional parking required for the extra cars & trailers.
Thank you for choosing to stay at the Monarch Motel.
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2013

My wife and I spent two nights at the Monarch and found everything to be spotless and in good working order. The room remained warm despite rain and wind outside, no doubt somewhat due to the double glazed windows in the kitchen and bathroom. Karl and Kerry were wonderfully helpful. Not only was the unit just right, but the parking spots are wide and the internet reliable and fast.

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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monarchm, Manager at Monarch Motel, responded to this review, February 18, 2013
We appreciate your positive review and also taking the time to review some of the other attractions & eating places in Invercargill. We hope you enjoy the remainder of your time in NZ and we thank you for choosing to stay with us.
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Hamilton, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013

I stayed at the Monarch from 18th to 29th of Jan. I was down to check out Invercargill before moving there later in the year. Initially I was booked for 3 nights, however ended up extending my stay. The Monarch was fully booked during the 2nd part of my stay due to a Model T Ford show on in the area, because of this, and my stay being longer than expected, I had to change rooms. The rooms were spotlessly clean and very comfortable. I will definitely be staying again on my return to Invercargill in June. Kerry and Karl were very accommodating and friendly, they even let me borrow their car and dropped me off at the airport.
Thank you Karl and Kerry for your wonderful hospitality, I look forward to seeing you again in a few months.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled solo
    • 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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monarchm, Manager at Monarch Motel, responded to this review, January 30, 2013
Thank you for your positive comments. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay & were able to take part in some of the many local events & make the most of these wonderful summer days. We look forward to seeing you later in the year.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

Our stay was over a weekend for a 7yr-14yr old athletics competition....everything was perfect the kids had room to run around while the parents caught up.....karl and kerry are very relaxed and accomodating which made our weekend awesum....rooms are lovely and clean the spa room is great and location is perfect WE WILL BE BACK GREAT JOB KARL AND KERRY :-) XX

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 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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monarchm, Manager at Monarch Motel, responded to this review, January 21, 2013
Thank you for choosing the Monarch Motel for your group booking. We are thrilled you enjoyed your stay & were pleased you were able to make the most of the spa & outdoor space for your children. It was our pleasure to host you.
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Ashburton, Canterbury, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012

A stopover on our way to Bluff for an early ferry to Stewart Island. We received a friendly greeting and were allocated clean rooms. The stay was quiet and plenty of parking. We would stay here again !

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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monarchm, Manager at Monarch Motel, responded to this review, January 21, 2013
Thank you for choosing to stay with us. We hope you enjoyed your stay on Stewart Island too & are able to return again.
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Singapore, Singapore
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2012

Enjoy my stay at Monarch.. This time I am a returning with my family. Room is comfortable and value for money. Good to return.

Some thing negative is the early morning biker noise which woken the family . (PS: there is a bike race at Invercargill at that time) , and that is no fault of the hotel.

Room Tip: Family room which have enough bed for everyone ..
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012

We stayed over night in Invercargill on a cold and miserable night during the winter, but we were warm and cosy in one of the refurbished rooms at the Monarch Motel, the room was decorated in a modern but contempory style, and the room was very comfortable and good value for money.

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  • Stayed September 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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monarchm, Manager at Monarch Motel, responded to this review, October 28, 2012
Thank you for your positive review. It was our pleasure to host you. We would love to see you again if you are back in Invercargill.
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Address: 633 Tay Street (State Highway 1), Invercargill 9810, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Southland Region > Invercargill
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
#2 Family Hotel in Invercargill
#4 Romantic Hotel in Invercargill
#5 Luxury Hotel in Invercargill
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Monarch Motel 4*
Number of rooms: 22
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
If outstanding service and inviting surroundings set in a park-like location are what you're looking for, then experience a little bit of Southern Hospitality with your hosts Karl & Kerry Mariu at the Monarch Motel. With 22 spacious units available, the Monarch Motel suits the corporate traveller or those planning to base themselves in the South while visiting the Catlins, Stewart Island, Riverton, Queenstown & Te Anau. Relax in our Sauna & Spa pool at the end of your busy day. Situated on State Highway 1, just a short walk to Stadium Southland/ Cycling Velodrome, Surrey Park sports facilities, Ascot Park raceway & convention centre. We have clean, modern facilities designed with you in mind. We hope to see you soon. ... more   less 
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