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Colonial Motel

#12 of 31 Hotels in Blenheim
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Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I made a last minute decision to make a trip to Blenheim to visit family and friends. It was just me and my 4 month old son as the rest of my family were away in Wellington. Peter and Shona were very warm and welcoming. It felt like I was staying with family. The rooms are very clean and modern... More 

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Thank Sarah M
Peter E, Owner at Colonial Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your glowing review Sarah and it was a pleasure to look after you and the wee one. We appreciate your great comments and are so pleased that you would return to us. We do class ourselves as a family motel and like to think of it as a home away from home. More 

Brisbane, Australia
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57 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We had 2 nights here at Blenheim. Then staff at the Colonial Motel we great to say the least. Everything inside the room was there to make a comfortable stay....kitchenette with the lot. Heaters, electric blanket, car park, wifi.... The room was a little small by comparison, and the shower was absolutely tiny. So much so that i could not... More 

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Thank Tom S
Peter E, Owner at Colonial Motel, responded to this review

Sorry that your stay both at the motel and in Blenheim was not to your satisfaction. We were away on holiday when you stayed so we were not there to explain the things that Blenheim has to offer such as the wineries, World class aviation museum of WW1 aircraft and sets and the WW2 display has just opened, the Queen... More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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18 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2016 via mobile

I stayed in unit 9 upstairs. It had lovely views of the wither hills and the room itself is beautifully furnished. Spotlessly clean. Good shower pressure. Enjoyed well presented continental breakfast . Staff very friendly . Would happily stay here again.

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Thank Vanessa W
Peter E, Owner at Colonial Motel, responded to this review

Thank you Vanessa for your wonderful review and great positive comments. So pleased that you enjoyed your stay and especially the room with a view. We like to think of our place as a home away from home. We look forward to your return and we do enjoy looking after our guests. More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2016

Very nice motel, the owner was more than accommodating for us. We needed an extra fan for our room as it was a roasting hot evening and the owner went out of his way and actually went out and bought a brand new one within an hour of us asking if he had a spare fan! Very helpful for local... More 

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Peter E, Owner at Colonial Motel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your great and positive comments. We really appreciate the feedback and we like to look after our guests as much as we can.So pleased that you enjoyed your stay and thank you for the recommendation. It is nice to have the responses that show that we must be doing something right. More 

Bucks
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119 reviews
49 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2016 via mobile

We stayed here for one night to visit the wine areas around Blenheim. We arrived early and the owner gave us some good advice on finding hire bikes and which vineyards to visit. The room was comfortable with everything you need for a short stay. The location is close to town so it's easy to walk to shops and restaurants... More 

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Peter E, Owner at Colonial Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and the generally positive comments however we are sorry that you did not enjoy your stay with us because of the hot night. However the hot nights like that are not common and are generally more pleasant. More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016

A one night stay and wished it had been longer. Very pleasant accommodation, spotlessly clean, lovely decor. Owners, Peter and wife very welcoming and made sure that we had everything we needed for a restful night. Bed very comfortable and we both enjoyed a good nights sleep. Highly recommend to all travellers and will definitely stay here in future when... More 

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Thank Ngaere C
Peter E, Owner at Colonial Motel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your wonderful comments and so glad that you enjoyed your stay and found the unit very much to your liking.It is always great to receive such positive feedback and we do enjoy looking after our guests and giving them information about the area. We look forward to your return and thank you again for your... More 

New Zealand
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80 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2016

Stayed at the Colonial Motel during our stay in Blenheim. The motel is in a convenient location along the SH1, only a short distance from the town centre. The welcome was very friendly and we got excellent tips for our stay, both regarding things to do and where to eat. Parking was easy and the grounds well-kept. We had a... More 

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Perth, Australia
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58 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2016

Our party of five stayed here for one night. Our accommodation included three bedrooms and another single bed in the living area. This was clean and included a good range of kitchen utensils. The lounge area was comfortable. The less appealing issues included a lot of traffic noise at night and the rooms were quite stuffy when the weather was... More 

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Peter E, Owner at Colonial Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your helpful and positive review and we are pleased that we were able to assist with information. We are on a state highway so can't do much about the traffic noise as the windows are not double glazed and there is no air conditioning. The heater which is relatively new and works fine does have a cool... More 

Southampton, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2016

In general New Zealand seems to have nailed the warm welcome. At least, that's what I thought until I met Peter. He efficiently made sure I had everything I needed in the room but then went on to enthusiastically explain the must visits and also a restaurant recommendation which turned out to be perfect for my taste. He explained how... More 

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Thank CJG2014
Peter E, Owner at Colonial Motel, responded to this review

Thank you so much Colin for your effusive praise and recommendation. So thrilled that you enjoyed your stay and that everything was to your satisfaction. We enjoy looking after our guests and endeavour to make their stay as comfortable and pleasant as possible and provide information to help them. Thank you again for your stay and your most positive comments... More 

Sydney, Australia
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19 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2016

We stayed here for two nights earlier this month and were immediately impressed by the warm reception we received from Peter. He was keen to provide lots of helpful information about the local amenities and offered to carry our bags to our first floor unit. Our accommodation was large and comfortable, providing us with a welcome sense of being 'at... More 

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Peter E, Owner at Colonial Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful comments and for staying with us. We enjoy looking after our guests and do endeavour to make the motel ' A home away from home'. We are are so glad that you enjoyed your stay here and we hope that you return to us someday. It is great to receive such positive feedback which shows... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Pool
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Colonial Motel is a 10 unit accommodation provider with a 4 star Qualmark rating. We have 3 Studios, 4 Two bedroom units, 2 One bedroom units and a Three bedroom unit, all of which are fully self contained with full kitchens. Guests can enjoy free WiFi,free DVD library,Sky TV,a swimming pool as well as a playhouse for the children. A portable BBQ can be placed outside your unit. A laundry is available for guest use. Continental and cooked breakfasts can be ordered and delivered to your room along with a complimentary newspaper. Within a short walking distance you will find a Restaurant,Dairy,Fish & Chip Shop,New World Supermarket,Stadium and CBD. We supply you with maps and information to help you with your exploration of the area. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Colonial Motel

Address: 66 Main Street, Blenheim 7201, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Marlborough Region > Blenheim
Price Range: $99 - $121 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Colonial Motel 4*
Number of rooms: 10
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Also Known As:
Colonial Hotel Blenheim
Colonial Motel Blenheim, Marlborough, New Zealand
Hotel Style:
#8 Luxury Hotel in Blenheim
#8 Family Hotel in Blenheim
#9 Romantic Hotel in Blenheim
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