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“Monarch Motel, A great place to stay.”
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Monarch Motel
Ranked #13 of 33 Hotels in Invercargill
Kerikeri, Northland, New Zealand
1 review
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“Monarch Motel, A great place to stay.”
Reviewed June 5, 2012

We recently spent 3 nights at the Monarch Motel. It was spotlessly clean, spacious and very comfortable. If we need a motel in Invercargill again I would definitely stay at the Monarch.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
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monarchm, Manager at Monarch Motel, responded to this review, June 7, 2012
Thank you for your positive comments. It was our pleasure to host you & we hope you are able to return.
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
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Reviewed June 2, 2012

Recently stayed based on tripadvisor reviews.The customer service was less than satisfactory,
the managers were more interested in upgrading and renovating than to attend to simple requests , trying to order a cooked breakfast , directions to a nice restaurant- the office is always most times unattended and when their is someone present very non -helpful .(Rude).
Wireless internet worked Ok when you went outside of your motel unit .
Rooms were very basic , cleanish , and tidy .
Very Disappointing Stay

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank 727bcc
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monarchm, Manager at Monarch Motel, responded to this review, June 4, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to post your review. We too are very disappointed that our service was not satisfactory to you as this is extremely important to us. While our upgrades are continuing, we still place customer satisfaction first. Thank you for bringing the internet to our attention -this has now been addressed.
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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4 reviews
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Reviewed May 21, 2012

We stayed at the Monarch whilst attending a conference in Invercargill. Our room was great, the service spot on and the owners very friendly and helpful.

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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with friends
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Thank Lyn S
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monarchm, Manager at Monarch Motel, responded to this review, June 4, 2012
Thank you for your positive comments.
It was our pleasure to host you.
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Rotorua, New Zealand
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Reviewed May 7, 2012

We recently spent three nights at Monarch and were very pleasantly surprised. The owners have been upgrading and the renovating and doing a very good job of it. Rooms were spacious, bathroom facilities more than adequate but more importantly, the place was absolutely spotless.
Service at the front desk was very friendly and helpful, offers were made when we did the booking to collect us from the airport with a courtesy car.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled on business
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Thank Beckyboo03
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monarchm, Manager at Monarch Motel, responded to this review, May 8, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to review the Monarch Motel.
We appreciate your positive comments. It was our pleasure to host you.
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Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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Reviewed May 7, 2012

The unit was very clean, warm and cosy. The kitchenette had everything we needed for our family of 4. It was our base for 3 nights and served this purpose well. The owners couldn't be more welcoming, friendly and helpful. Would happily stay there again

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
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Thank Leanne K
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monarchm, Manager at Monarch Motel, responded to this review, May 8, 2012
Thank you for choosing to stay at the Monarch Motel.
It was our pleasure to host you.
We appreciate your positive comments.
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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed April 17, 2012

Good accommodation, if a little basic. Very clean, spacious and coupled to friendly service made this a pleasant stay at the southern most city in NZ.

  • Stayed April 2012
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Thank chrishwhelan
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monarchm, Manager at Monarch Motel, responded to this review, May 5, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to review the Monarch Motel.
We are pleased you enjoyed your stay here with your family.
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed March 27, 2012

Owners very helpful and friendly. Gave good advice on where to eat. Very helpful when I had trouble connecting to wifi, but it worked fine.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Russell W
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monarchm, Manager at Monarch Motel, responded to this review, March 29, 2012
Thank you for taking your time to review the Monarch Motel.
We are pleased you enjoyed your stay with us.
We hope you are able to return again one day.
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Additional Information about Monarch Motel

Property: Monarch Motel
Address: 633 Tay Street, Invercargill 9810, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Southland Region > Invercargill
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
#3 Romantic Hotel in Invercargill
#4 Family Hotel in Invercargill
#12 Luxury Hotel in Invercargill
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Monarch Motel 4*
Number of rooms: 22
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
If outstanding service and inviting surroundings set in a park-like location are what you're looking for, then experience a little bit of Southern Hospitality with your hosts Karl & Kerry Mariu at the Monarch Motel. With 22 spacious units available, the Monarch Motel suits the corporate traveller or those planning to base themselves in the South while visiting the Catlins, Stewart Island, Riverton, Queenstown & Te Anau. Relax in our Sauna & Spa pool at the end of your busy day. Situated on State Highway 1, just a short walk to Stadium Southland/ Cycling Velodrome, Surrey Park sports facilities, Ascot Park raceway & convention centre. We have clean, modern facilities designed with you in mind. We hope to see you soon. ... more   less 
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