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“After Rain comes Sun Shine” 5 of 5 stars
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Equestrian Lodge Motel
Ranked #1 of 5 Hotels in Motueka
Certificate of Excellence
Beek, The Netherlands
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6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“After Rain comes Sun Shine”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

What a lovely place! When we traveled to Motueka on a rainy day but upon our arrival the sun started shining but next to that I would really compliment the owner how he welcomes you as a guest! No questions raised only answers given, nice comfortable spacious apartment with all the equipment needed. Indeed a peaceful oasis with nice and clean BBQ facilities and the only disappointed part was that we only stayed for 2 days!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
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12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

I cannot describe my feelings enough with words. It's a perfect place for my family. It's definitely the best accommodation we've ever experienced, super friendly and helpful staff (Alan&Lisa), super clean and comfortable rooms, super value for money, and super handy to everything. This is my first time to write a review, because I'm usually a bit lazy and cannot be bothered to write. Now, I'm sitting in the lounge and so impressed. I feel that I need to write it down to appreciate. Thank you for the bottom of our hearts for everything you have offered to us!!!

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank Graciexiao
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Scottdale, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

The motel is perfect for being convenient to Abel Tasman Park and the activities there. We went on a kayak trip that was fantastic. The room was large, clean and quiet. It's a short walk to restaurants, groceries, etc. The owner was friendly and very helpful.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank JAMESG883
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Madison, Wisconsin
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6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

We stayed in 10 different hotels on our 3 week trip to New Zealand and this was one of our favorites. The rooms were great and we really liked all the features in the room and hotel. We liked have a full kitchen (with dishes and cookware). The room was also a nice size and really liked the porch with sitting area. The hotel is in a nice location, close to downtown, but nestled in a nice residential area. The owners are also one of the highlights of this hotel. Incredibly, nice, personable and professional. If we ever get back to New Zealand, we would absolutely stay here again and recommend it!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Frederick, Maryland
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16 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

We recently stayed at the Equestrian Lodge Motel in a room arrangement with two bedrooms. The sitting area was the biggest of all the places we stayed in NZ. It came with an efficiency kitchen that was fully furnished. The beds were the best we encountered on our 17 day trip in NZ. Alan was one of the owners of the motel and could not have been more helpful or accommodating. Upon arrival he helped us schedule a sea kayaking trip for the very next day. This motel was very clean and convenient to town and to the Abel Tasman National Park area. We would absolutely stay here again.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank RAE913
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Coventry
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20 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013 via mobile

We had the most enjoyable stay here while touring NZ. The hosts were extremely friendly and welcoming and the rooms very comfortable. The facilities offered were above what could be expected for the price. This is an excellent base for visiting Able Tasmin national park and the surrounding area. Well deserving of the top ratings given.

Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Moscow, Russia
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37 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

Pros: Appartments are located in a quiet part of Motueka and this is a great point to plan a day trip to Abel Tasman national park. The appartments are clean and comfortable for a family with children. Outside is a big shared garden where you can let your childs to play. Very green and well-maintained. In fact they do have an extra charge for children/infants but as soon as we have not used any extra beds or cot, it was free for us, much appreciated.

Cons: The frying pan provided had no cover. Well, unless you are using a shared barbeque facility in the garden, this is a bit frustrating as we had to use large plate as a cover. Otherwise you may expect fat everywhere around the pan if you are doing steaks inside. - Complimentary internet access was limited to 300mb per stay (2 nights). If you need more, charges are applicable.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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Thank Marina_Gen
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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 5 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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