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Lugano Motor Lodge
Ranked #6 of 32 Hotels in Blenheim
Certificate of Excellence
Hamilton, New Zealand
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28 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Absolutely the best!!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2013

We stayed for two nights on our way from Oamaru up to Auckland. This would be the BEST accommodation that we have stayed in. The owners were lovely, friendly and the room was PERFECT, very clean and they had thought of everything that a travelling family would need. On our return back down from Auckland to Oamaru, we had a bit of hiccup and could only get on the late night ferry crossing from Wellington to Picton, which meant that we wouldnt be back in Blenheim until after midnight, we had not booked in anywhere, so I emailed the Lugano Motor Lodge and Jenny answered straight away and confirmed our booking and orgainised to leave the room light on and the key out. The service that Jenny and Murray give is second to NONE. We will definitely be telling everyone that if they want the best accommodation in Blenheim they need to only book in at the Lugan Motor Lodge. Thank you Jenny and Murray!!
Sonja & Gary Williams

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
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Thank Sonja W
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Lugano_11, Owner at Lugano Motor Lodge, responded to this review, February 16, 2013
Thank you for your review of your stay with us. We appreciate you taking the time to write a review. We pride ourselves in the cleanliness of our units and will pass your comments on to our cleaners. Thank you again.
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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southampton
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8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 11, 2013

Over the past 8 years or so whenever we are in Blenheim we always stay at the Lugano. As a B&B owner myself I can appreciate the work that goes into running their business and would not return here if the quality was not to a good standard. The rooms are very clean, comfortable, well presented and very good value for money and is so convenient for the town centre. Keep up the good work and we will be seeing you again next year.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank J1myd
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Lugano_11, Owner at Lugano Motor Lodge, responded to this review, February 16, 2013
Thank you for the review of your stay with us. It is great to know we have met your expectations. We look forward to hosting you again next year.
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 28, 2013

What a lovely place to stay! Everything was clean and tidy and well presented! Such a convienient location being a couple of minutes walk to town and with the lovely Seymour Gardens over the road. Happened upon this place by chance when booking, but will definately make it our #1 choice of accommodation when in town next!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Jessie G
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Lugano_11, Owner at Lugano Motor Lodge, responded to this review, January 31, 2013
Than you for the great review you have given us at Lugano Motor Lodge. We appreciate you taking the time to write a review for us. We hope you will be back to stay with us sometime in the future. Regards Jenny & Murray
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Nelson, New Zealand
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48 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 26, 2013

Please refer to my previous reveiw. We stay here often and it is still the only place we consider staying at. This is the first time we have stayed at Lugano since the new hosts Murray and Jennie took over and it is still the most friendly, welcoming and happy place to stay. Rooms are absolutely clean and comfortable and nothing is too much trouble for your hosts. Location is close to town and restaurants with a wonderful park across the street. You will enjoy a very peaceful and comfortable stay here at Lugano.

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
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Thank Philygumbo
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Lugano_11, Owner at Lugano Motor Lodge, responded to this review, January 31, 2013
Thank you for another great review of your stay at Lugano Motor Lodge. We are pleased we have been able to maintain the high standard the previous owners set. We hope to see you back with us again inthe future. Regards Jenny & Murray
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Perth
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28 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2013

Our second stay at this wonderful property. Jenny & Murray are wonderful hosts. Nothing is too much trouble. Beds are super comfortable, property wonderfully clean. Great location for walking to restaurants for meals. Thank you for your hospitality.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Mary H
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Lugano_11, Owner at Lugano Motor Lodge, responded to this review, January 7, 2013
Thank you for review of your stay with us. It was great to have you with us again. As you say it is such a handy location it is good to be able to just wander into town. We look forward to having you stay wit us again sometime. Cheers Jenny & Murray
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Whanganui, New Zealand
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12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2012

Wonderful hosts, greated with the feeling that we were the most important guests they had to cater for. Given Cheeries and Christmas cake on arrival. Well done everything we wished for and more, very central and wouldn't hesitate to stay again would like to of stayed longer. Very comfortable and clean, lovely and cool as it was a very hot day. Recommend the bathroom showers for someone that is not very mobile excellent.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank M and P S
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Lugano_11, Owner at Lugano Motor Lodge, responded to this review, December 31, 2012
Thank you for the great review of your stay with us it is very much appreciated. We are pleased you had an enjoyable stay and enjoyed the cherries and christmas cake. We hope you will be back to stay again sometime in the future. Kind regards Jenny & Murray
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Palmerston North, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 26, 2012

Brilliant hosts who catered to every need. Close to town centre but very quiet in the rooms, very clean and comfortable. The room was nice and cool even though it was a very hot couple of days. A great choice of breakfasts. Wouldn't hesitate to stay there again. Most impressive and an enjoyable stay.

  • Stayed December 2012
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Thank SandraD884
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Lugano_11, Owner at Lugano Motor Lodge, responded to this review, December 28, 2012
Thank you for writing a great review for us. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to see you back to stay again sometime in the future.
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Property: 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
#5 Family Hotel in Blenheim
#5 Business Hotel in Blenheim
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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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