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Helensborough Motor Inn

  • Excellent44%
  • Very good50%
  • Average2%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“stayed here”(6 reviews)
“next door”(6 reviews)
“the main road”(4 reviews)
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Non-Smoking Rooms
Laundry Service
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Reviewed December 1, 2017

On a trip through New Zealand in October, we stopped for the night in Balclutha, and found ourselves at the Helensborough Motor Inn. It was a very brief stay, but we found the room to be clean, comfortable and reasonably priced. The owner/manager was very...More

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Reviewed June 12, 2017

I am a Travel Agent and confirmed a booking with Pauline who works at the Helensborough Motor Inn on 12/06/17. The stay was for a corporate client to stay from 13-16 June 2017. I even called Rachel on the day of the booking to confirm...More

Thank Nesha C
Reviewed April 21, 2017

We stayed here as wanted to go to Curio Bay. When we arrived, we were given directions to go to Nugget Point Lighthouse, which also meant we got to see seals and Yellow-Eyed Penguins from the hide. This is something we had wanted to do,...More

Thank vannsandra
Reviewed March 5, 2017

I stayed here just on my way through from the Catlins to Dunedin. It is a moderate place, however the interior is a bit aged. In toto the price/value ratio is right. The hosts was very nice and welcoming.

Thank Meike V
Reviewed January 16, 2017 via mobile

Stayed here on way to Caitlins..very nice place..bed a bit too soft for my liking but extremely clean..had french press for coffee which was great..lots of light..lady who runs the place very nice..would recommend....all utensils pots pans etc with cooktop microwave and fridge..very nice..

Thank canthinkofone
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Top amenities
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Free Parking
Laundry Service
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Refrigerator in room
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Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms
Room types
Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms
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"If you are in Balclutha make the effort to visit Nugget Point lighthouse. Amazing"
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"Units are also at the back, so those bothered by traffic etc may want to request one of these units."
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"rooms at back of complex quiet."
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"The rooms at the rear would have to be quieter as they are set back from the road abit more."
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