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Carrick Lodge Motel
Ranked #1 of 9 Hotels in Cromwell
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Reviewed June 5, 2013

I have enjoyed staying at Carrick Lodge roughly every 6-8 weeks for 2-3 years now and every time is perfect. Very comfortable beds and it's great to have some super comfy armchairs to sit back and relax in, catch up on work and enjoy a local wine. So close to the Cromwell Mall and restaurants and for in-room dining it's nice to have a proper dining table and chairs.
The rooms, kitchen and bathroom are spacious,nicely decorated, always spotlessly clean and warm. Great shower.
If you're after a really good breakfast, Rob and Joan "Miners Shovel" will set you up for the day and beyond!
Rob and Joan are terrific hosts. Can't wait to hear how the Ghanian wedding went and see the photo's!
If you're staying in Cromwell, look no further. You will not be disappointed

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled on business
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1  Thank Andrew S
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Carrick_9, Owner at Carrick Lodge Motel, responded to this reviewResponded October 6, 2013

Thankyou for the great report Andrew. Our trip over to the wedding in West Africa confirmed our belief that "it is all about Relationships!" - We had a mighty time with friends and family in Ghana and have returned with a respect the people and the vibrancy of life. Not only a land of extremes but of surprises and expansive wonder. An African village maintains so much of what we in the West seem to have given away. The reality of holding on to it will be a challenge for the future. Much respect Africa.
Cheers Andrew.

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Reviewed April 13, 2013

Stayed one night to break up the journey from Te Anau to Christchurch. Hosts were absent the afternoon I arrived but clear (and cheerful) instructions were left to direct me to my room. I was impressed by the quality of the rooms furnishings. Extremely comfortable bed and great shower. Despite proximity to the main road and people arriving back late from the speedway there was relatively little noise.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled solo
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1  Thank Tamora_12
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Carrick_9, Owner at Carrick Lodge Motel, responded to this reviewResponded October 6, 2013

Thankyou Tamora for your great comments. Yes, the construction of the building, size of the studio rooms and double glazing keeps outside noise very low. This and our comfortable beds are often commended by our guests. We know that the relationships we develop with our guests not only creates interest between us as travellers but it is part of what sustains us in our work here. It keeps us relational and careful that we as a couple and individually take time to "smell the Roses" or rather "taste the coffee"! Got to have a few laughs every day... Many thanks. Rob.

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Reviewed March 1, 2013

Would definitely stay here again. Arrived late in the evening and all was set up for my buddy and I upon arrival. Host was very helpful and friendly. Room was spacious and clean and great location. Definitely can't go wrong staying here.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank Jason N
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Carrick_9, Manager at Carrick Lodge Motel, responded to this reviewResponded March 3, 2013

Thankyou for your kind comments. We will always try to accommodate travellers as we are fully aware of the kind of stresses which can afflict those trying to meet deadlines, or travelling long hours.
If we know people are likely to be late , we make their rooms comfortable and inviting, so that they can immediately relax upon arrival.

Many thanks for your coments.
R & J

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Reviewed February 22, 2013

Another great stay at Carrick Lodge. We are fast becoming frequent guests and this place never fails to impress. Rob and Joan are excellent hosts and we are always well looked after. Rooms are spotless, very spacious and include kitchenettes with stoves. The motel is walking distance to the shops and the local pub. Speaking of the local pub..... Highly recommend you stop into 'the pub' (which I think is called Ale House Bar and Grill) for a meal and a handle of speights!
If anyone is heading through Cromwell and is looking for a place to stay please make Carrick your first choice, you will not be disappointed.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Carrick_9, Manager at Carrick Lodge Motel, responded to this reviewResponded March 5, 2013

It is great to see return guests - some after many years and from different parts of the world. This is one of the great pleasures of this hospitality business - developing longterm relationships.
I'm glad you agree with our slogan that Central Otago "never fails to impress". It isn't difficult to be very confident when we suggest places to visit for our guests. A varied landscape with another slogan filling the mind - walk in the hills, or park up, turn off the engine, and "let the earth speak for itself". Hope you come back an visit us again soon. R & J

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Reviewed January 19, 2013

Not surprising to find this fine motel just as comfortable, clean and professional as ever. Ask Rob if he's got his wormery up and running yet! Bikes are available and there is plenty to see in the area. Summer temperatures are hot and a great place to taste fresh NZ fruit. Plenty of wineries too. Never known my washing dry so quickly! Fully recommended by a fussy Scot. Happy travelling.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled solo
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1  Thank RaibeartAlba
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Carrick_9, Manager at Carrick Lodge Motel, responded to this reviewResponded March 5, 2013

"Lang may your lum' reek" Rob... always a pleasure to see return guests and renew old acquaintances. I've got the systems in place but just need to get the worms to feed - and we will improve our footprint to be less obvious. One thing about central otago - it is quietly confident of its natural heritage and is making good progress in maintaining it with dignity. It is definitely a place where you can find solitude if you want it - and always best when noise is kept to a minimum, and you hear the landscape speaking for itself.

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Reviewed January 6, 2013

3 days based in the friendliest little place in the country. The room is sunny and comfortable. The motelier is knowledgable about the area and gave us great pointers as to the places to visit. He regularly checked to see that all was good with the room, that we were enjoying our stay, well appreciated.
Cromwell is the perfect location to base yourself if wanting to visit the many vineyards in the area, a short drive to Bannockburn, Alexandra, Clyde and Arrowtown.
The Town and Country Club is right on the lakefront with astounding views and all the people are very friendly and welcoming.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank SteffAuckland
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Carrick_9, Owner at Carrick Lodge Motel, responded to this reviewResponded January 8, 2013

Those who take time to explore the area do experience the difference that is Central Otago. It is unique in so many ways. Presentation of our rooms and support of our guests remain a major focus of our business, and we love encouraging others to explore the area. Central Otago never fails to inspire and surprise. Your great feedback inspires us to continue. Many thanks and all the best.

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Reviewed January 6, 2013

Just returned from spending Christmas and New Years in Cromwell New Zealand. This is the without a doubt the place to stay. I had a beautiful executive room. The room was ready for me early in the morning, spotlessly clean and large.

The owners are super friendly and helpful. This is an ideal place to stay as an alternative to the craziness of Queenstown. During spring, summer and fall you are right in the middle of the Central Otago winery area and during the winter ski fields are handy.

I have no hesitation in recommending this motel to anyone. Will stay there again on my next visit to New Zealand

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled solo
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Thank Elvira R
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Carrick_9, Owner at Carrick Lodge Motel, responded to this reviewResponded January 8, 2013

It is always a pleasure to meet people and part as old friends. We cherish the relationship side of hosting people from all walks of life and parts of the world. We gain inspiration from each person and enjoy their stories as they explore this area of Central Otago. Cromwell is the hub of the wheel.

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Address: 10 Barry Avenue, Cromwell 9310, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Central Otago > Cromwell
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 9 Hotels in Cromwell
Price Range: $94 - $140 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Carrick Lodge Motel 4.5*
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Carrick Lodge Motel is Cromwells Premier Accommodation annd offers a selection of Room Types to the discerning guest, from Spa-bath Executive Suites to Deluxe Units and Studio's, some with Access Facilities for varying disabilities. 90% of our suites are ground floor with extensive views. All units have modern cooking facilities, with dining table and large soft arm chairs in which to relax and unwind. Carrick Lodge has been constructed with the guest requirement for privacy and quietness in mind. Be Calm, Quiet and Relaxed at Carrick Lodge Motel which is directly opposite the Mall for all Shopping, Cafes, Restaurants and Bars. Enjoy the Unique Flavour of Central Otago at Carrick Lodge Motel. Relax and Unwrap your Senses.Central Otago Never Fails to Impress. A"Must See" for the traveller. ... more   less 
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