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Colonial Motel

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143 Mary Street | Richmond, Invercargill 9810, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

i loved the look of the room,was a nice looking set up.had a spa bath but sadly the bath and shower weren't very clean,still had someones hair in it...bed was comfortable.the lady at the office was very friendly though

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed for one night as I'm traveling around New Zealand. Sam (owner) is incredibly nice, took the time to tell us about everything we should do in the city and even upgraded the room. The room was recently renovated and it's clear that they're putting in a number of renovations throughout the motel. The room was big, wifi was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed for 4 nights in a family unit. The motel is older, and unfortunately had a slight musty smell, but was spacious and had plenty of hot water. It was very cold in Invercargill this week, but the motel has several heaters, and electric blankets, so we were comfortably warm. Free wifi and daily servicing were great, and the motel... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Early check in was allowed. Place is spacious and clean. Free parking. Free WiFi. Free laundry washing. Dryer nzd3. Kitchen is well equipped. Sam is very good in giving information on where to dine and where to go.

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1 Thank jentmy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016 via mobile

We stayed in a bedroom apartment, it was super clean and very roomy. We were told the room was rencently renovatied, and a smart TV was just put into the room on the same day we checked in which made us feel so lucky. BEST WIFI EVER! I have to say the internect connection in this motel is even faster... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

This motel was a great place to stay. We have no car, but it was in walking distance of everything yet was quiet, too. We also had the best free, unlimited WIFI connection during our whole trip! The reception lady was really helpful, suggested good restaurants, attractions. Also the transport world which is located on the main street was amazing!

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1 Thank yzwilla
Lake Macquarie, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

With it being school vacation in NZ we wanted accommodation in a quieter location. We found the ideal spot with the Colonial Motel. We had a spacious 1br unit with a well equipped kitchen and sleeping accommodation for three. The unit lighting was great with no dark spots. The unit was kept spotless by the daily servicing by staff and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

What a lovely young couple in Sam & Danielle are. The rooms are sound but not elaborate, the ceilings are high and the feel is spacious. Ideal for me. good heating and Sam has made sure the internet is excellent. I will definitely be staying there from now on.

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1 Thank TonyEveritt
Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016

A warm welcome from the hosts, large, well- equipped rooms perfect for my family. The location is off the main road yet quite close to the town center. Took about 15 minutes to walk there. The host couples are very helpful, provided us with everything and suggestions about spots of interesting, they were very patient as I asked quite a... More 

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1 Thank Lichuan123
Invercargill, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

The hosts are very friendly and helpful. But the best thing is it's QUIET; it's off the main road. I was in Invercargill on business and by coincidence, my business partner had stayed here, unbeknownst to me, a few weeks prior. He too recommends this motel.

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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Business Center with Internet Access
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
10 North facing one and two bedroom units. Spacious and clean. All ground floor. Off street parking outside your unit. Ideal for families/groups/corporate. Quiet location on Mary Street just off main roads. 10 to 15 minutes walk to Town/Parks/Splash Palace and lots more. 1GB Free Internet available in all rooms every day. Charge back,deliver from most restaurants. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Colonial Motel

Address: 143 Mary Street | Richmond, Invercargill 9810, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Southland Region > Invercargill
Price Range: $79 - $100 (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:
Invercargill Best Western
Colonial Motel Invercargill, South Island
Hotel Style:
#11 Luxury Hotel in Invercargill
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