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Equestrian Lodge Motel
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Motueka
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oldham
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54 reviews
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“Great place”
Reviewed March 21, 2014

This is our 2nd visit and we picked this for friendly owners and helpful. Excellent accommodation in a lovely setting. Quiet location yet close to main centre and shops. Several cafés and restaurants close. Parking outside units.

Room Tip: All rooms are good and face garden and pool
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 16, 2014 via mobile

We stayed at the Lodge last week meeting up with our daughter in New Zealand. The accommodation was first class with everything you needed for an enjoyable stay. I am sure if there had been a problem it would have been sorted straight away as Lisa and Alan couldn't have been more helpful. Thank you again - this was one of the highlights of our trip and certainly the best accommodation.

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Upper Hutt, New Zealand
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Reviewed March 14, 2014

Thank you Lisa and Alan you guys are awesome.
beautifully clean apartment with everything we could possibly need. Fantastic grounds with fab BBQ area that we made good use of by the pool. Great location with a nice easy walk to the shops & restaurants. Excellent laundry facilities, off street parking and a under cover spa pool are just a few of the perks of staying at the Equestrian. Was most impressed with the information and local knowledge provided and your "nothing is a problem" attitude. I was delighted to have the opportunity to stay with you twice within a few weeks and sincerely hope to be able to stay again in the near future.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled on business
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Caledon, Canada
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Reviewed March 13, 2014

We spent a couple of nights at this very quiet and secluded lodge motel, set back from busy roads, we were pleasantly surprised. The proprietors were friendly and helpful in providing advice and ticketing. We had good use of the common barbeque area, and grounds within the complex. We also partook in a long walk on trails just adjacent to the motel.

Room Tip: We had a room at the farthest point from the entrance, which was ideal.
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Tonbridge, United Kingdom
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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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Christchurch
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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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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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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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