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Lugano Motor Lodge

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Christchurch
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2016

We found the owners Roger and Judy to be wonderful hosts. We stayed there for the weekend of the Grape Ride The rooms were spotless, comfortable and ideal for our family. Our bikes were safely stored in Rogers garage. This is a great place to base yourself. If you need anything Roger and Judy are more than happy to help.... More 

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Thank Piltcher
Lugano_11, Owner at Lugano Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Words can not express how delighted Judy and I felt when we heard the good news that a full recovery was expected. Hopefully, we will see you soon, and if not then next year at the Grape Ride. Thank you for letting us know and also for for taking the time to write the review, Roger & Judy More 

Wirral, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2016

We stayed here for two nights after travelling on the coastal train from Christchurch on our way to Nelson. The motel is situated in the centre of town with easy access to the station and shops. The motel is spotlessly clean and very well equipped and very comfortable rooms. Roger was extremely helpful and made us feel very welcome. We... More 

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Thank davidesau
Lugano_11, Owner at Lugano Motor Lodge, responded to this review

We strive to give every one of our guests a positive experience and are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and in Blenheim. Thank you for the recommendation and also for taking the time to write a review. More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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20 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2016

Booked and stayed 3 nights at this motel as I was competing in the UCI cycling qualifying event at the Graperide. It was in a good location, clean and tidy. However after the first night I was asked by a person who didn’t introduce himself(I now understand him to be Roger the owner)if I had kept my bike in our... More 

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Lugano_11, Owner at Lugano Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Since purchasing this business four months ago my wife and I continue to learn a lot about expectations of guests relating to the hospitality trade, and as a result we have instigated a number of steps to improve and refine how we go about running this business. The previous owners did not allow bicycles to be kept in the motel... More 

Sydney, Australia
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24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2016

We stayed one night and the Manager was extremely helpful. The rooms have plenty of room and the Motor Lodge is located right in town with an easy walk to shops and restaurants. Originally we were by passing Blenheim but decided to do a wine tour and read reports about the Lugano and decided we would stay there..it was a... More 

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Thank Ray P
Lugano_11, Owner at Lugano Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for the review, it was a pleasure to have you stay, and we appreciate that you decided to stay with us. More 

Bawtry, England, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2016

Stayed for one night at the beginning of March. My wife and I really enjoyed our stay here. Roger was extremely helpful with suggestions and recommendations for places to visit and eat. The accommodation was spotless and very well appointed, the air con was very welcome. The location of the motel is excellent being in walking distance of the town... More 

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Thank Kim G
Lugano_11, Owner at Lugano Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and found everything to your desired standard. We agree air-conditioning is now almost a necessity in Blenheim during the summer and autumn months. More 

Toronto, Canada
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105 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2016

We only decided to stay in Blenheim to break up the long drive from Christchurch to Picton. What a great decision and stop! This is a hidden little gem. We have been travelling Australia and New Zealand for 3 months - and have covered thousands of kilometers and stayed in several different accomm's - from caravan parks to luxury hotels... More 

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Thank Sharon C
Lugano_11, Owner at Lugano Motor Lodge, responded to this review

We are embarrassed by your endorsement Sharon, although, of course it is greatly valued. Since buying this business at the beginning of summer we are constantly looking for ways of improving the guest experience, such as installing the new privacy blinds, new art work and furniture. Although our internet is working well we are in the process of upgrading to... More 

Sydney
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36 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2016 via mobile

I had originally booked another hotel but reading the reviews changed my booking.What a fortuitous action!.Hosts Roger &Judy are absolutely delightful & bend over backwards to help ranging from suggestions for dinner to drying clothes. They should be classified as a hotel because the term motel does not do them justice.The executive room is large airy & aesthetically appealing.The easy... More 

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Thank Taveaholic
Lugano_11, Owner at Lugano Motor Lodge, responded to this review

We are lost for words in how to respond appropriately, as thank you doesn't seem quite appropriate. It was a delight to have you stay with us and enjoy what Blenheim has to offer our guests. We try hard and are so pleased that you chose to stay with us. Till next time. More 

Vancouver
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263 reviews
45 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2016 via mobile

We had #3 a nice studio. Exceptionally clean, comfortable king bed, kitchenette, comfortable chairs a beautiful suite. Everything was perfect. Roger was an excellent host and he recommended some nice places to eat. This is the place in Blenheim.

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Thank Brian021
Lugano_11, Owner at Lugano Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to write a review, Brian. We are of course delighted you enjoyed your stay and found the studio very comfortable. We do try hard to please. More 

London, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed staying in a very comfortable family room. The access to free bicycles was particularly welcome as it is a great way to visit the town particularly riding along the riverbank. The advice on places to eat was excellent as we had a super meal. Thank you

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Thank Bradley M
Lugano_11, Owner at Lugano Motor Lodge, responded to this review

You are very welcome Bradley, and thank you for taking the time to write the review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and made good use of our free mountain bikes, which normally cost $40 each, for a half day hire at the shops. Look forward to your return and good luck with everything. More 

Bargara, Australia
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141 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2016

The Lugano has new owners, Judy and Roger but Effie, their dog, thinks she runs the place. It is well equipped for short stays (the cooking facilities are limited and cramped), clean, spacious, comfortable and very close to the shops. Plans are afoot to modernise some units and make minor changes which were discussed with us and we agreed they... More 

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Thank Jim M
Lugano_11, Owner at Lugano Motor Lodge, responded to this review

As only as she thinks she runs the place then we should be ok :-). Thanks for the great review and we look forward to welcoming you again same time next year. More 

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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Well priced luxury accommodation in Central Blenheim, overlooking the lovely Seymour Gardens. The Lugano Motor Lodge is just a 2 minute walk to Blenheim's cafes, shops, restaurants and conference centre. Unlimited Free WiFi ... more   less 

Additional Information about Lugano Motor Lodge

Address: 91 High Street, Blenheim 7201, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Marlborough Region > Blenheim
Price Range: $97 - $124 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Lugano Motor Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 15
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Also Known As:
Lugano Hotel Blenheim
Lugano Motor Lodge Blenheim, Marlborough, New Zealand
Hotel Style:
#3 Romantic Hotel in Blenheim
#5 Business Hotel in Blenheim
#5 Family Hotel in Blenheim
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