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Balmoral Lodge Motel
Ranked #6 of 33 Hotels in Invercargill
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Level 4 Contributor
36 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Friendly and handy owner.”
Reviewed January 2, 2014 via mobile

Stayed with family here for 1 night on our around the South Island trip. We were greeted by the manger herself and she was very pleasant and helpful.the rooms were clean and tidy, worth every dollar. Easy drive to bluff from here as well. The only 1 downside was the next door neighbors made a lot of noise and was hard to get proper sleep, not the motel owner fault. Could have been a 1 of thing.will stay here again if ever in invercargil again.

Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
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Alexandra, New Zealand
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Reviewed December 22, 2013

We spent 1 night here during a weekend trip to Invercargill. Good sized room, comfortable bed, what else could you ask for? On previous trips to Invercargill, we have stayed further out from the central part of the city. We were surprised at how quiet the room was, (except for the noisy extraction fan in bathroom) considering the motel was on a main road.

As we had a large list of things we wanted to do, we thought being closer to town would be much better. Close to restaurants, bars etc.

Staff were great. Would we stay there again? Yes, I think we would.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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50 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed November 29, 2013

I stayed here 1 night during a work trip (and my first visit to Invercargill). The staff here are friendly and welcoming and the stay was very comfortable. While the room was large with a comfortable bed, the styling was quite old and the bathroom in particular very 60's. The shower fittings in particular look to be from a bygone era, and the shower head itself was at the height of my shoulders (I'm tall....but not THAT tall).

Over all - a very comfortable and affordable stay, however the bathrooms could probably do with an update

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
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Jo-anne H, Receptionist at Balmoral Lodge Motel, responded to this review, February 3, 2014
Hi,

Thank you for the review. It is great to hear all sorts of feedback about how you found the room. we will definitely take into consideration your thoughts on the room being a little dated and perhaps could do with a renovation in the future. its always helpful to hear what guests think.

We are pleased however that you did enjoy your stay.

Janine
Receptionist
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Sydney, Australia
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78 reviews
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Reviewed October 5, 2013 via mobile

We stayed here for one night on our way around the South Island of NZ and were provided with the corner 2 bedroom apartment. Very old and dated but roomy enough for ourselves and our 2 teenage sons to move around in. Friendly staff and quite location.

  • Stayed September 2013
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Akaroa, New Zealand
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Reviewed August 23, 2013

We always stay here while working in Invercargill, roomy units, desk in every room with good light, free wifi access that works well, full kitchen so you don't need to eat out - but fabulous cooked breakfast if you want to treat yourshelf.

Room Tip: All units are great, this place is always warm - underfloor bathroom heating a luxury as is having a...
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
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Western Australia
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31 reviews
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Reviewed August 13, 2013

This is a comfortable and tidy motel. We were drawn in by the sign on the sidewalk saying free breakfast. On checking in the room tariff it was +$$s for breakfast so a bit dodgey on that front. The breakfast arrived on time and was great. One suggestion for the management is to make the curtains blackout style as the security lighting outside penetrated the current drapes.

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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New Zealand
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53 reviews
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Reviewed July 13, 2013

So we had booked this room as part of a school trip to Invercargill.
We had a nice "upstairs downstairs" room. We were upstairs and our son downstairs.
Cosy place to stay bearing in mind this is mid July in the deep south!
We were pleasantly surprised that our room was serviced after the first of two nights, with fresh towels etc.
A friendly manager / owner and his wife deserve every success, and our sincere thanks to them.
Andrew & Val Jackson.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Balmoral Lodge Motel

Property: Balmoral Lodge Motel
Address: 265 Tay Street, Invercargill 9810, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Southland Region > Invercargill
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 Luxury Hotel in Invercargill
#6 Business Hotel in Invercargill
#9 Family Hotel in Invercargill
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Balmoral Lodge Motel 4.5*
Number of rooms: 38
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