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“Thirty years behind the times”
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Coachman's Inn
Ranked #31 of 33 Hotels in Invercargill
Reviewed October 5, 2012

Sorry guys but what was acceptable 30 years ago is no longer acceptable. Let's start with WiFi - there is none, which is totally unacceptable today. The rooms, though clean and reasonably comfortable, are cramped and tired. No shampoo, no hairdryer, heating operated on a timer, less than basic kitchen ware, a big step to the shower (one of our party had a fall as a result of the step). Our party (about 50) had a set meal which was, at best, bland and uninteresting. There are many other motels in the Tay St area. Surely most of them are better.

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  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed March 7, 2012

I had a problem with this motel. They were extremely professional and helpful to me.

Stayed: February 2012, traveled as a couple
1  Thank Matthew44
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Reviewed March 22, 2011

Here just for overnight stay. We arrived about 6pm to find no one in reception and had to go looking, not a great start in the pouring rain. Nice friendly welcome though. Large studio with queen and single bed, sofa and t.v. Microwave was on dressing table, fridge, kettle (tea/coffee etc) and toaster by sink unit. Shower room with separate toilet, a very big step up to shower which we thought not great with a slippy floor. This was perhaps the least appealing of our motels, it needs a refurbishment but having said that it was very clean and tidy and was well equipped. The only motel we stayed however which didn't have a hairdryer. Rather disappointed that the restaurant was closed as this was one of the reasons we booked here, but were given advice on local places to eat and went Ziffs Restaurant a few miles away which was excellent.

  • Stayed: February 2011, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Mazza-500
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Reviewed March 17, 2011

We stopped here for one night in January, we were touring the south island and found this Hotel a very handy stop off point.
We were made to feel very welcome, and the owners were very helpful.
There is plenty of parking and the meal at night was very nice.
The rooms were very big and clean.
We paid $115 for the room and we would recommend this Hotel.

  • Stayed: January 2011, traveled as a couple
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Thank John P
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Reviewed April 26, 2009

A group of us stayed here for two nights while our children were competing in an equestrian event in Invercargill. We found the owners and staff to be friendly and helpful, and the rooms were warm, clean and comfortable. Because we were only there two nights we didn't expect our beds to be made for us after thr first night.Also , we were travelling in large horse trucks and finding suitable parking can sometimes be difficult, but the owner was very accommodating and provided off street parking. We will return here and recommend this place to others.

  • Stayed: April 2009, traveled with family
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1  Thank marsc
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Reviewed April 20, 2005

We spent one night here in March 2005. We stayed in a one-bedroom unit for NZ$75. Though not much to look at from the outside, the interior was a warm, pleasant space. There was ample space, it was quite clean, and it exceeded our expectations.

The one-bedroom unit came a master bedroom with double bed, with a second bed in the living room/TV area. See photos. Fully equipped kitchen. Fresh milk provided at check-in. There is a restaurant onsite, and delivery to the room is available, but we did not take advantage. It is a short drive into the town center. Groceries, fuel, etc., are right at the doorstep.

Considering the motel's location on a busy road, it was surprisingly quiet. No complaints of road noise.

This motel was a Lonely Planet recommendation, and one we would heartily endorse.

Coachman's Inn
705 Tay Street
Invercargill
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Additional Information about Coachman's Inn

Address: 705 Tay Street, Invercargill, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Southland Region > Invercargill
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #31 of 33 Hotels in Invercargill
Price Range: $74 - $95 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Coachman's Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 21
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to Coachman's Inn Motor Lodge — “Our Place is Your Place”, so come right in — you'll feel welcome the minute you arrive.We offer clean, unpretentious and reasonably priced accommodation in Invercargill, and you'll feel right at home with our relaxed hospitality.We have accommodation options to suit all budgets – self catering apartments, motel studios, cabins, powered sites and tent sites! Our boutique family restaurant, The Stables, makes us a one-stop-shop for all visitors to Invercargill. Our popularity and massive repeat business are built on great hospitality and real customer service. Word of mouth recommendations consistently brings us new guests.WiFi is available in Reception and the Restaurant - 50Mg free per day. So easy to find – Coachman's Inn is the first motel on your left as you come in from Dunedin on SH1. We look forward to welcoming you to our motel.Rhian Cotter and the staffCoachman's Inn Motor Lodge, Invercargill ... more   less 
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