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Lugano Motor Lodge
Ranked #6 of 32 Hotels in Blenheim
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed December 20, 2012

You would normally expect a motel this close to the centre of town to be a little noiser , however I was most pleasantly surprised at how quiet , clean , and comfortable the room was. Murray and Jenny were very helpful and friendly even with a couple of "out of the ordinary" requests I had.
When travelling for buisiness it is not easy to find somewhere that provides the value and comfort that the Lugano does !! Well done to Murray and Jenny .

Room Tip: Any of the rooms would be great , those on the 1st floor slighty better views over a lovely park.
  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled on business
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Lugano_11, Owner at Lugano Motor Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded December 22, 2012

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Reviewed November 30, 2012

I spent five days at the Lugano. The owners, Murray and Jenny, are exceptionally friendly, though discreet and unobtrusive. You get the feeling that they are focused on providing the service that they would expect to be provided with themselves. The room was spotlessly clean, and the bed and other furniture was very comfortable. My unit was spacious for the price. The location is also excellent, two minutes' brisk walk into town, very close to the local river park (excellent for running along), and even closer to Seymour Square, a pleasant local garden square. And finally, I must mention the excellent cooked breakfast on my first day at extra, but very reasonable, cost.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled solo
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Thank Bryan S
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Lugano_11, Owner at Lugano Motor Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded December 5, 2012

Thank you for your positive review on your stay with us. We hope the rest of your time in NZ went well for you. We hope to see you back here again sometime in the future. Kind Regards
Jenny & Murray

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Reviewed November 20, 2012 via mobile

The rooms are great, owners friendly and helpful, location is good for walking to dinner. My only complaint (and this is the same all over NZ and not just this hote)l is that the internet service is expensive, use a local SIM and set your smartphone to be a Wi-Fi hotspot instead, way cheaper.

  • Stayed: November 2012
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Thank Tim L
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Lugano_11, Owner at Lugano Motor Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded November 25, 2012

Thank you for your review of your stay with us. We are pleased you had an enjoyable stay in Marlborough. We hope you and your family enjoyed the rest of your trip south. Kind Regards
Jenny & Murray

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Reviewed November 15, 2012

Highly recommended. Friendly staff, clean, comfortable and modern accommodation. Close to shops and restaurants, with a beautiful park opposite. Thank you for a great time in Blenheim! I would definitely stay here again when visiting the Marlborough region.

Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
Thank Kessaf63
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Lugano_11, Owner at Lugano Motor Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded November 17, 2012

Thank you for your great review of your stay with us. We are glad your stay was enjoyable and we hope to see you back with us again in the future. Kind Regards Jenny & Murray

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Reviewed November 11, 2012

Located just minutes walk from downtown across from a beautiful park. Very clean and comfortable with large sitting area with two love seat (one is a fold out single bed).. Good kitchenette with dining table...Separate bedroom with king bed and single... Large bathroom with shower. 65 minute walk to an excellent restaurant in 'boutique' Hotel D'urville ($$$$). Very friendly and supportive staff.

Room Tip: All rooms appeared to be excellent.
  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed October 14, 2012

Our room at Lugano Motor Lodge was on the top floor and was very clean and tidy with separate bedroom. The kitchenette was ample with enough room to move. The shower was large and the temperature of water was nice and warm. We also had a very good heater in the lounge area. Park across the road was full of beautiful blooms.
Motel is close to town centre and although on main road is very quiet. We would stay there again.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Chris K
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Reviewed October 11, 2012

We werent expecting much but this accommodation far exceeded our expectation. It is in a fantastic location - walking distance to CBD. We had a 2 brm ground floor family unit for our family of six. Lugano had everything we could want (including 3 TVs). Lugano was comfortable, well equiped and absolutely spotlessly clean. Would love to have the opportunity to stay here again. Have already recommended Lugano to some family members.

Room Tip: Ground floor was really convenient. Just parked the car outside and it made carrying bags easy. Th...
  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with family
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Thank Tanya D
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Additional Information about Lugano Motor Lodge

Address: 91 High Street, Blenheim, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Marlborough Region > Blenheim
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Romantic Hotel in Blenheim
#3 Best Value Hotel in Blenheim
#5 Family Hotel in Blenheim
#5 Business Hotel in Blenheim
Price Range: $100 - $137 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Lugano Motor Lodge 3.5*
Number of rooms: 15
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 
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Lugano Motor Lodge Blenheim, Marlborough, New Zealand

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