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Collingwood Park Motel
Ranked #2 of 6 Collingwood B&B and Inns
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Reviewed March 10, 2012

The motel is OK, close to everything in town (its a small town!) and what you would expect from an average Kiwi motel.
BUT I was charged NZ$25.00 to check my emails via Wifi, which is the biggest rip so far in New Zealand, So if you stay here don't even think of using any wifi devices unless you have a very deep wallet.

  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled with family
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Ann B, Owner at Collingwood Park Motel, responded to this reviewResponded March 13, 2012

Thank you for your comments. We have totally reorganised our WIFI. After viewing usage we now offer free WIFI.

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Reviewed March 9, 2012

We travelled to Golden Bay at the top of the South Island for some relaxation and to visit Farewell Spit. We found Collingwood Park Motel which had great street appeal. The owners Ann and Alan are terrific hosts and their attention to detail was appreciated.

The rooms were spotlessly clean and had been recently upgraded with a new kitchen. The room met all of our needs for our short, but comfortable stay in Collingwood. Being located in the centre of the small village, we found ourselves in easy access to both the beach (about 100 metres) and Farewell Spit Eco Tours office (across the street). With the motel broadband internet and great new laundry facilities, Ann and Alan are constantly thinking of their guests' needs.

There are a couple of good restaurants worth a visit and they are The Mussel Inn and The Naked Possum. The Mussel Inn was particularly good and a favourite in this region. Our trip to Farewell Spit was delightful with numerous varieties of bird life and sun bathing seals on the beach. The ride along the beach for 30kms is unique.

Many thanks Ann and Alan and we hope to return again one day.

  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 3, 2012

We had an amazing stay here. This was the beginning of our vacation and could not have asked for more. The rooms were very spacious, had a small kitchen that included all the utensils, cookware, and a small refrigerator. we enjoyed the charm of this very small town. If you are looking to slow down and enjoy the scenery, this is a great place.

The motel had a full house & we did not notice any noise intrusion. The owner was vey accommodating and helpful. Had great recommendations for place to go & eat. We would absolutely stay here again :)

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  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 20, 2011

We stayed here because we could not find anything else available in other areas of Golden Bay. The owners are nice and helpful and the room was very clean, though it did smell strongly of bug spray when we arrived. The motel was built in the 70's and has had some updates but could use more. In particular the walls between rooms are very thin. We could clearly hear a spoken conversation next door and could clearly tell the other guests were watching Robin Williams. The shower sprayed water in quite a few directions other than what we wanted. It also has soap dispensers mounted on the walls instead of little soaps and shampoo which I don't like.

Collingwood the place is very basic food options are limited and basic and the beach there is good for walking but not somewhere you would play in the water.

I see this as the sort of place you might stay for a night if you were doing the track or the spit tour. Between the noise between rooms, and the fact that with two young kids we felt we had to constantly keep them quiet, we cut our visit short and stayed near Nelson instead which gave us better quality and value accommodation and more to do.

  • Stayed: January 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed January 19, 2017
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  • Stayed: January 2017, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 13, 2017 via mobile
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Stayed: January 2017, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 11, 2015
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  • Stayed: July 2015, traveled with friends
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Address: 1 Tasman Street, Collingwood 7073, New Zealand (Formerly Collingwood Beachcomber Motel)
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Location: New Zealand > South Island > Nelson-Tasman Region > Golden Bay > Collingwood
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service
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Ranked #2 of 6 B&Bs / Inns in Collingwood
Price Range: $96 - $132 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Collingwood Park Motel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This property borders the estuary and is 2-3 minutes walk from the beach. Offering a range of self-contained studios, family studio units, economy rooms and powered motorhome sites, with garden and estuary views, Collingwood Park Motel is located in Collingwood's town centre. Local shops, cafes, and tavern are all within a 2-minute walk. Collingwood Park Motel is well located in Collingwood's town centre, there are 2 good cafe’s adjacent (the Courthouse and NgArt Gallery Cafe), the local tavern has a fully licensed bistro. The Farewell Spit Tours office is located across the road, and our local beach is just a 3 minute walk away. ... more   less 
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