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Colonial Motel

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Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

About the 5th time I have stayed at this Motel. Great place to stay. Pet friendly and very friendly and helpful owners nothing is a problem. Very clean and quiet. Easy to get to early sailing of Interislander and Bluebridge. Would recommend to anyone traveling to the area.

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Peter E, Owner at Colonial Motel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your wonderful review. We do endeavour to maintain our high hospitality standards and to make our guests accommodation as comfortable as possible. Thank you for your recommendation and look forward to your return.

Cromwell, New Zealand
Reviewed 22 September 2016

Once again we are travelling with a big trailer and our pets. Colonial motel is a drive thru place which makes it easy for big vehicles. I explained our pet (3 little dogs And Cat who sleep in cages) needs to our host Peter and he placed us in a downstairs motel where we could easily park the car and...

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Peter E, Owner at Colonial Motel, responded to this review

Wow and thank you for that glowing review which we appreciate very much indeed. Always a pleasure to make each person's stay as comfortable as possible. Thank you for choosing to stay with us. Looking forward to your return.

Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

I made a last minute decision to make a trip to Blenheim to visit family and friends. It was just me and my 4 month old son as the rest of my family were away in Wellington. Peter and Shona were very warm and welcoming. It felt like I was staying with family. The rooms are very clean and modern...

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Peter E, Owner at Colonial Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your glowing review Sarah and it was a pleasure to look after you and the wee one. We appreciate your great comments and are so pleased that you would return to us. We do class ourselves as a family motel and like to think of it as a home away from home.

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 24 June 2016

We had 2 nights here at Blenheim. Then staff at the Colonial Motel we great to say the least. Everything inside the room was there to make a comfortable stay....kitchenette with the lot. Heaters, electric blanket, car park, wifi.... The room was a little small by comparison, and the shower was absolutely tiny. So much so that i could not...

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Peter E, Owner at Colonial Motel, responded to this review

Sorry that your stay both at the motel and in Blenheim was not to your satisfaction. We were away on holiday when you stayed so we were not there to explain the things that Blenheim has to offer such as the wineries, World class aviation museum of WW1 aircraft and sets and the WW2 display has just opened, the Queen...

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 11 March 2016 via mobile

I stayed in unit 9 upstairs. It had lovely views of the wither hills and the room itself is beautifully furnished. Spotlessly clean. Good shower pressure. Enjoyed well presented continental breakfast . Staff very friendly . Would happily stay here again.

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Peter E, Owner at Colonial Motel, responded to this review

Thank you Vanessa for your wonderful review and great positive comments. So pleased that you enjoyed your stay and especially the room with a view. We like to think of our place as a home away from home. We look forward to your return and we do enjoy looking after our guests.

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 27 February 2016

Very nice motel, the owner was more than accommodating for us. We needed an extra fan for our room as it was a roasting hot evening and the owner went out of his way and actually went out and bought a brand new one within an hour of us asking if he had a spare fan! Very helpful for local...

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Peter E, Owner at Colonial Motel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your great and positive comments. We really appreciate the feedback and we like to look after our guests as much as we can.So pleased that you enjoyed your stay and thank you for the recommendation. It is nice to have the responses that show that we must be doing something right.

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Reviewed 21 February 2016 via mobile

We stayed here for one night to visit the wine areas around Blenheim. We arrived early and the owner gave us some good advice on finding hire bikes and which vineyards to visit. The room was comfortable with everything you need for a short stay. The location is close to town so it's easy to walk to shops and restaurants...

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Peter E, Owner at Colonial Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and the generally positive comments however we are sorry that you did not enjoy your stay with us because of the hot night. However the hot nights like that are not common and are generally more pleasant.

Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 18 February 2016

A one night stay and wished it had been longer. Very pleasant accommodation, spotlessly clean, lovely decor. Owners, Peter and wife very welcoming and made sure that we had everything we needed for a restful night. Bed very comfortable and we both enjoyed a good nights sleep. Highly recommend to all travellers and will definitely stay here in future when...

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Peter E, Owner at Colonial Motel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your wonderful comments and so glad that you enjoyed your stay and found the unit very much to your liking.It is always great to receive such positive feedback and we do enjoy looking after our guests and giving them information about the area. We look forward to your return and thank you again for your...

New Zealand
Reviewed 10 February 2016

Stayed at the Colonial Motel during our stay in Blenheim. The motel is in a convenient location along the SH1, only a short distance from the town centre. The welcome was very friendly and we got excellent tips for our stay, both regarding things to do and where to eat. Parking was easy and the grounds well-kept. We had a...

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Perth, Australia
Reviewed 30 January 2016

Our party of five stayed here for one night. Our accommodation included three bedrooms and another single bed in the living area. This was clean and included a good range of kitchen utensils. The lounge area was comfortable. The less appealing issues included a lot of traffic noise at night and the rooms were quite stuffy when the weather was...

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Peter E, Owner at Colonial Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your helpful and positive review and we are pleased that we were able to assist with information. We are on a state highway so can't do much about the traffic noise as the windows are not double glazed and there is no air conditioning. The heater which is relatively new and works fine does have a cool...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Pool
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Pool
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Colonial Motel is a 10 unit accommodation provider with a 4 star Qualmark rating. We have 3 Studios, 4 Two bedroom units, 2 One bedroom units and a Three bedroom unit, all of which are fully self contained with full kitchens. Guests can enjoy free WiFi,free DVD library,Sky TV,a swimming pool as well as a playhouse for the children. A portable BBQ can be placed outside your unit. A laundry is available for guest use. Continental and cooked breakfasts can be ordered and delivered to your room along with a complimentary newspaper. Within a short walking distance you will find a Restaurant,Dairy,Fish & Chip Shop,New World Supermarket,Stadium and CBD. We supply you with maps and information to help you with your exploration of the area. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Colonial Motel

Address: 66 Main Street, Blenheim 7201, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Marlborough Region > Blenheim
Price Range: RM457 - RM621 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Colonial Motel 4*
Number of rooms: 10
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Also Known As:
Colonial Hotel Blenheim
Colonial Motel Blenheim, New Zealand - Marlborough
Hotel Style:
#8 Family Hotel in Blenheim
#9 Romantic Hotel in Blenheim
#11 Luxury Hotel in Blenheim
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“Our room and bathroom was perfect for wheelchair access.”
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“We had room 8, a ground floor room and very nice, no noise from other rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles NgaereC, 17 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Super friendly and helpful owners!”
 of 5 bubbles finntastic, 9 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room at the back as the traffic noise at the front went all night.”
 of 5 bubbles Patricia1209, 29 Jan 2016 | Read review
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