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“Just OK”

Colonial Motel Twizel
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Colonial Motel Twizel
Ranked #6 of 6 Twizel B&B and Inns
Hayward, California
Level 6 Contributor
254 reviews
47 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
“Just OK”
Reviewed December 13, 2012

The Colonial Motel was decent and clean, but the place could use some updating. It was near a shopping center which was convenient. We only stayed one night, opting to find a nicer place for our second night.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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English first
Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand
Level 6 Contributor
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48 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed October 12, 2012

these units are large and this is 2nd time here and we have unt 1 by the road which is not noisy at all as we are talking sleepy twizel at night,they are very clean and well appointed the hosts are very friendly,these motels are right in at the shopping centre so can walk if want

Room Tip: any unit here would be fine as town sleeps at night and hardly any traffic if any are around
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
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Bristol
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed March 7, 2012

The walls between units were a little thin, so hope that you don't have a noisy neighbour! But otherwise a good motel with a full cooker and good facilities. Spacious, very soft bed and friendly host.

Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank Matthew44
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Scotland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed January 1, 2012

We'd driven quite a long way and turned up in Twizel as darkness was fast falling. We found this place by chance at the side of the road. We had really made an excellent choice and received a warm welcome. We had a super room which was well equipped and spotlessly clean. All facilities were close at hand including a supermarket and petrol filling station. We cooked ourselves our evening meal and breakfast in the dedicated, well equipped kitchen area. We were able to use the laundry which was excellent. We had the room beside the road, but Twizel is so quiet and rural that we had no problems with noisy traffic. We would really like to go back and would recommend it to others.

Room Tip: The room beside the road is good as it has windows on all 3 sides. There is little or no noise from...
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  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
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2 Thank AaaaandEeee
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Waihi
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed December 28, 2011

Spent a night here on our way north. One of the best medium priced motels we've used, modern, warm and well appointed. Our room was next to the street, but was still quiet at night. Good parking right by the door.

Close to the centre of town with a supermarket and several cafes and restaurants just 5 minute's walk away. Welcoming and helpful staff. I would definitely reccommend this place to anyone.

Room Tip: I suspect any room would be fine.
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  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
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Melbourne
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Reviewed June 14, 2010

We arrived for a one night stopover after a long, cold day to a friendly welcome and a large warm room with a clean kitchen. We were very comfortable, with 2 supermarkets and several eating options nearby. We would have no hesitation in returning.

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank KimG2
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Christchurch
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed March 1, 2010

Paid cash upfront for 2 nights but when plans changed the following morning we called front desk by 9:15 AM to inform in time to release room for new bookings. This was at a time and location when area rooms were booked out and within hours the motel showed no vacancy sign indicating they had indeed rented out the room. But we were accused of being "dodgy" and were reimbursed only $50 of the $140 booking. What was galling though was having us derided by the owners and yelled at in a manner unbecoming any hotelier. Shame on you folks, you give a good area(Twizel) a bad reputation. Besides your beds were the only dodgy thing about our stay.

  • Stayed February 2010, traveled with friends
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Thank kiwi2B
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Property: Colonial Motel Twizel
Address: 36/38 Mackenzie Drive, Twizel 7901, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Mackenzie District > Twizel
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Ranked #6 of 6 B&Bs / Inns in Twizel
Number of rooms: 8

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