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Equestrian Lodge Motel
Ranked #1 of 5 Hotels in Motueka
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Tonbridge, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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“Try and get in here before looking elsewhere”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 11, 2014

With 2 friends we were doing a tour of Northern Newzealnd South Island and staid in many motels. I would say this was the best, the location is quiet, the room quality very high, the facilities are well maintained and the pool and gardens make the location ideal. It is perfect for touring the Abel Tasman region.

Lisa and Alan are great hosts and very attentive and nothing seemed too much trouble. We had a 2 bedroom Apartment which was really comfortable.

We would wholly recommend this property.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 5, 2014

The motel is situated in a peaceful setting very close to the main shopping centre. Although it is an older style motel it was very comfortable and clean and had a very nice balcony looking over towards the swimming pool. The hosts were very friendly and helpful. Would recommend the property.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Greenwich, CT
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2014

As far as I can tell, the Equestrian Lodge Motel is about as perfectly situated as one can be when visiting the Abel Tasman region. Located in the very heart of Motueka this attractive property is equidistant from the small city of Nelson and the Abel Tasman National Park. We used it as a jump off point for fly-fishing on the Motueka River, kayaking/hiking in the park, and shopping for crafts in Nelson. The husband and wife team who run the motel are Allan and Lisa and they are consistently of good cheer and perfectly knowledgeable about what is possible locally. The rooms were clean, comfortable and of sufficient size that four of us didn’t fall over each other. A full laundry, beautiful grounds with a pool and spa and an easy walk to town round out all of the reasons to stay here. A fantastic breakfast place is a 5 minute walk, as is the center of Motueka.

Room Tip: We were in #1 which is furthest from the laundry but no matter, seemed all of the rooms were great.
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with family
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inverlussa, Owner at Equestrian Lodge Motel, responded to this review, February 14, 2014
Hi John & Leslie,
Thank you for your great review - our 200th!! Also a massive thank you to everyone who has taken time to leave us reviews, we don't take ANY for granted, we'll try harder to make time to reply to more! As our regular guests already know, as each year goes by more improvements are made and this winter is no exception - there's no room for complacency here!!
Happy travelling!
Alan & Lisa :o)
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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 6, 2014

My family and I recently stayed at the Equestrian Lodge and it was fantastic! The unit was clean, tidy and well presented and Lisa and Alan were lovely hosts! Our kids LOVED swimming in the pool and playing on the grass, trampoline and swings. Motueka is close to the start of the Able Tasman National Park and a lovely area to be. We would highly recommend this accommodation.

Room Tip: Our room faced onto the grass with the pool across the other side - perfect for families!
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 2, 2014 via mobile

We booked 3 nights at the Equestrian but after arriving and finding this perfect place we quickly booked to stay another 3 nights. Alan was so accommodating and it meant we got to try out a few different rooms. All rooms were spotlessly clean, the grounds and pool well maintained there is absolutely nothing to fault on this place amazing hosts we will definitely be back next year

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Redcar, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 31, 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed our 3 day stay in this perfectly located Motel if you want to experience the Able Tasmin and easy access into Mouteka.
Alan & Lisa were very helpful and nothing was too much trouble.
Good pool and free BBQ to use.
Will always be in our memory since we saw in 2014 there.

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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 29, 2014

We booked three rooms as we had 11 in our party (6 adults / 5 children). From the time of our initial enquiry to the time of our departure the hosts, Alan & Lisa, were extremely friendly and helpful. Nothing was too much trouble and they always went the extra mile to make sure our needs we're taken care of.

The units were spotlessly clean upon our arrival and maintained to this level during our 5 night stay. The pool was clean, safe and warm. The grounds are very spacious and it was good to know that while we relaxed we knew our children were safe and secure either playing on the spacious lawns or bouncing on the trampoline.

Location wise, it's perfect with the supermarket less than 5 mins away, along with all the other attractions of Motukea's Main Street.

This motel was recommended to us and we recommend it others.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
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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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