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Equestrian Lodge Motel
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Motueka
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London
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13 reviews
12 hotel reviews
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“If only every motel was like this”
Reviewed March 18, 2013

The motel is both close to the centre of town and also an oasis of calm and quiet with well-equipped and comfortable units that look out onto a green lawn where we could, if we had wanted to, use the barbeque. Instead we took Alan's restaurant recommendation and had a great meal just a few minutes walk away.

The buildings are far from new but our two bedroom unit (12) had a very fresh feel to it and everything worked just as it should.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed March 17, 2013

We stayed at this motel for 4 nights while we visited Abel Tasman and the surrounding area. The room was extremely clean, bed comfortable and the grounds spectacular. We took the opportunity to BBQ and eat on our little porch overlooking the gardens and pool. It was an easy walk into town and visiting the little local museum was a nice surprise. Alan and Lisa are very friendly and accommodating. Not only is there a laundry available, but a clothes line as well! Alan told us that they are slowly updating the motel. Their care and dedication to making their guests comfortable is evident.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 14, 2013

This is a fabulous motel. Beautiful grounds, wonderful setting for a wedding, The unit was sparkling and there was no smell of cleaning products. As we sat in the sunshine, on the verandah we could see the team cleaning a recently vacated room. At least 3 very efficient cleaners and every surface was cleaned. The service was friendly and helpful. I would have loved longer than the 2 nights we stayed. Very quiet surroundings.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Llangollen, North Wales
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Reviewed March 12, 2013

By far the best motel we stayed in on our travels round New Zealand. Alan was fantastic, he couldn't have done more for us. For our first two nights there were no rooms available so he started ringing round other places for us. When we did eventually stay he gave us a great deal. The rooms are lovely and comfortable and very clean and Lisa is very much hands on with her staff making sure everything is perfect. The motel has lovely gardens and unlike many a great pool. Within the garden there is also the facility to BBQ.
I would highly recommend this great place and if we visit this area again would love to stay there again. Customer service from Alan & Lisa is brilliant.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Bristol
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Reviewed March 4, 2013

We stayed here the nights before and after hiking the Abel Tasman track.
An excellent choice! Good spacious and very clean units in very pleasant grounds.
Walking distance to centre of town. Able to pick up, 5mins away, a bus transfer to the National park. Very helpful hosts. Nothing was too much trouble. Would have been happy to stay longer, but had next stage of trip already booked.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed February 26, 2013

we stayed at the motel a day before heading into Abel Tasman National Park for our kayaking trip. it was absolutely fantastic, and we could not have asked for a better place to rest and prepare. tranquil, beautiful environment with gardens and well maintained flowers made it all the better!
The location is off the main road in Motueka, but only by a 5 mins walk. It is also near the supermarket.
The 7 of us were given a 3 bedroom unit with a foldout bed in the living room. The unit was clean and comfortable, with a fully equipped kitchen. we were also given complimentary bottles of milk which was pleasant (: there is free wifi at the lodging - however it was limited to 200MB.
There is a nice pool to hangout by, outdoor bbq pits, a jacuzzi spa, laundry facilities.

all in all, a great option in Motueka! would definitely recommend and return if possible! (:

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
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Christchurch
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Reviewed February 24, 2013

Great location next to a nature reserve and only 5 minutes walk from town. Friendly and helpful hosts. This place is well laid out with a nice lawn and pool and barbecue area placed out of the way. We would all happily stay here again.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
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Property: Equestrian Lodge Motel
Address: 2 Avalon Court | Off Tudor Street, Motueka 7120, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > South Island > Nelson-Tasman Region > Motueka
Amenities:
Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Motueka
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Equestrian Lodge Motel 4.5*
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Relax and unwind in our peaceful oasis just 5 minutes short stroll from Motueka high street. Our 15 ground floor units open out to our 2 acres of landscaped gardens. There is plenty of off-street parking for cars, boats and trailers. BBQ, dine or picnic in the shade of trees and sun umbrellas. Our facilities include children’s play area, solar heated swimming pool (seasonal) and private spa. ... more   less 
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