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“Quiet clean refurbished motel” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Colonial Court Motel
Ranked #4 of 7 Hotels in Cambridge
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60 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Quiet clean refurbished motel”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 20, 2012

The hosts/ownwers of the Colonial Court are friendly and helpful. This motel is a nice size, is quiet and is located 150m back off SH1 at the northern end of town. It is across the road from the soccer grounds are nearby to the race course. Very clean refurbished rooms with good bathroom and new flat screen TV with Sky. Comfy bed, a nice swimming pool and plenty of parking space.

Room Tip: All rooms are good as they are set back off a quiet road.
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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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23 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 5, 2012

I have an aversion to cockroaches so when a large one popped out from behind the microwave oven as we were cooking, it slightly ruined what had been a good experience in this motel.

We stayed for one night to break our journey from Napier back to Auckland. The motel units are well equipped and quiet.

As I have written in other NZ motel reviews, the vinyl and tiled floors need to be wet mopped from time to time as well as vacuumed and Colonial Court's kitchen floors are in need of this treatment.

Despite the above I would have to say that it was value for money and well appointed.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Wellington, New Zealand
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85 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 2, 2012

Four adults stayed here for one night on our way up North. Everywhere else in Cambridge seemed booked out due to a local event. We spotted a sign saying "Quiet Motel" and were lucky enough to get a room due to a cancellation. Motel owners were very friendly and we received a free wifi voucher. Motel was clean and very tidy. Design was the basic 'block' type of many similar motels. Lovely swimming pool, which was much appreciated after a hot day driving. Motel had everything we needed without being ostentatious or luxurious. Being off the main road, where many motels normally are, meant it was quiet, which I really liked. Beds could have been firmer for our tastes.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank KiwiTraveler23
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Brisbane, Australia
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61 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 26, 2012

Friendly and helpful staff, nice flatscreen tv, plenty of channels, wi-fi by voucher,(given free as a favour), reasonable rates and overall a great stay.Wouldn;t hesitate to recommend this motel to anyone.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank JimandDee
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llanelli
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2011

My wife and I spent 3wks at this motel. Greg and Sylvia were very helpful and nothing was too much trouble. The accomodation was excellent i.e Beds, cooking facillites and bathroom features, the cleaning staff were most helpful. The Motel is only 5mins from the towncentre and 20 mins from Hamilton. It is also centrally located for the Waikato area. I would highly recommend this quiet motel. There is also a large swimming pool.

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Room Tip: room with spa facillites
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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank graham e
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Ohope, New Zealand
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22 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2011

Their website says "clean" and "stylish" ...Room 8 was far from it. Black mould spores galore on curtains, windows, and rotting timber in the shower. (Google 'black mould health problems' and hold your breath). Inadequate ventilation in the bathroom so the mirror fogs up (which was in front of the hand basin, so I had to lean over it to apply my makeup, and with terrible lighting), and there is no other mirror anywhere. Antique TV with terrible reception. Dirty floors (I wiped them to convince myself that I was not imagining it). Horrible 'trampoline' bed (everytime my husband rolled over I became somewhat airborne). Desert plate had food stuck to it. The outdoor hanging plants are too low, so prepare to duck if you are over 5'7" (which my busband is). To avoid confusion, parking spaces should be numbered for each room. The uneven tiles around the pool are a hazard. This is not value for money as we can stay at the Millenium in Rotorua for the same price with top class rooms. The positive side... Sylvia was lovely, and it was "quiet" as advertised. Sylvia...please get new cleaners.

Room Tip: Don't choose room 8.
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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Tina V
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New Zealand
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2011

Substandard with minimal facilities, poor TV, poor internet and needed a good spring clean and full makeover. Curtains and windows dirty and moldy. Reasonably quiet.

Room Tip: Low budget facilities with high prices.
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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank CK K
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Property: Colonial Court Motel
Address: 37 Vogel Street, Cambridge 3434, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Cambridge
Amenities:
Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 7 Hotels in Cambridge
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Colonial Court Motel 3*
Number of rooms: 15
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