Located just out of the city centre (a 10 minute walk or so), our motel unit was light, airy and clean. It was well appointed and spacious, with a separate bedroom and an additional bed in the living area. Had we been staying more than one night, we could have eaten in as the unit had a stove, electric frypan, toaster, good sized fridge, and so on.
With temperatures around 12 degrees C (or less), we were very appreciative of the fast working effective heating system in the main room, plus the blower heater in the bedroom, and heater in bathroom.
Going on a recommended from the helpful staff, we had a great meal at the local suburban restaurant, the Saucy Chef (cnr Andrew and Sydney streets), a 5-10 minutes walk away from the motel. The food was sophisticated and gratifyingly included sweetbreads, venison, pork and wild hare, with the meals substantial in size, well cooked and delicious. It was very well patronised by the locals.
Re access, the Tower Motel was a bit hard to access as road works were in progress on Queens Drive re broadband installation, a temporary hiccup that should be sorted by February, if not before.
Re summer, don’t forget to draw the blinds if you want a good sleep. This far south, twilight is prolonged, with light in the sky still at 10 pm, and the first light the next morning around 3.30 am and the dawn chorus in evidence.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Your hosts Emily offer true Southern Hospitality in comfortable surroundings at the Tower Lodge Motel, Invercargill. Centrally located and just a few minutes walk from everywhere, including the city centre, Queens Gardens, golf courses, swimming pool, sports facilities and the home of Southland rugby - Homestead Stadium. Honeymoon Suite, units with private courtyard, spa bath units and wheelchair access. Studio units (sleep 2), 1-bedroom units (sleep 4), 2-bedroom units (sleep 5). Cots and highchairs available. DVD & flat-screen TV in most units. Courtesy vehicle by arrangement. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Tower Lodge Motel Invercargill, South Island