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Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

My partner and I arrived here from the Picton ferry quite late in the day but Roger was here to great us. Roger provided lots of information about Blenheim and also suggestions for further afield. The room was immaculate with everything you could need. It was a delight to stay and we wished we could have stayed longer. Thank you...

Thank Lesley C
Lugano_11, Owner at Lugano Motor Lodge, responded to this review

We would have liked it if you had stayed longer as well. Thank you for your great review, we hope to see you again

Reviewed 6 February 2017

What a fantastic 2 day stay. the rooms were awesome and roomy and great outdoor areas for a wine gathering. Awesome managers who went out of their way to make our stay great! 10/10 MUSTSTAY! MUSTDO! in walking distance to all restaurants.

Thank chris_cairns
Lugano_11, Owner at Lugano Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Wow, thank you so much for your review and strong recommendation of our business. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and the various spaces our guests have available to them here. Thank you again.

San Francisco, California
Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

Pros: friendly welcome, comfortable room, strong and steady wifi signal (maybe because our room was closer to the office?), and very convenient location right in the center of town. Cons: bathroom needed some updating. The sink was so low I actually strained my back a bit while bending down to the sink. Very child friendly, on the other hand! Overall...

Thank LAguy888
Lugano_11, Owner at Lugano Motor Lodge, responded to this review

We are very sorry to hear about your back, the height of the bathroom cabinets are as far as we understand a standard height. We have being constantly upgrading all our rooms since buying the motel 12 months ago. In your room this included new air-conditioning (heat pumps) and new carpet throughout along with some bathroom fittings. In the previous...

Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

Nice spacious rooms and living areas. TV in every room with individual channel switching. Very friendly hosts who where open to some of our feedback and hence the good rating. Location ideal for walking to the town centre. Semi-self contained kitchenette with hot stove top and a variety of cooking utensils and appliances.

Thank Drew H
Lugano_11, Owner at Lugano Motor Lodge, responded to this review

First of all thank you for your review and the great feedback you have provided. Our kitchens in both family apartments as you found are completely stocked with everything our guests could need right down to egg cups. We are constantly striving to improve our guest experience and the feedback provided is invaluable. Thank you and we hope to see...

Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 17 January 2017

This motel was one of the better places that I have stayed at. I was delighted to be given an upgrade to an Executive Suite as some people had cancelled their bookings due to recent earthquakes. Didn't feel any of those while I was staying there! My room was well-appointed with a very comfy king-size bed, two nice chairs for...

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Lugano_11, Owner at Lugano Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks Tracey for a great review, we appreciate you taking the time. Thankfully, the earthquakes are now very few and far between. The double glazing combined with air-conditioning makes our rooms both beautifully quiet and very comfortable for sleeping especially during summer when night-time temperatures often stay around 20 degrees. Look forward to you coming back.

Reviewed 16 January 2017

After staying here in April 2016 we decided to stay again this trip. When originally looking to book on their website it showed as nothing available for the consecutive nights that we required. However a quick phone call to Roger and everything was sorted. Nothing is too much trouble when dealing with Roger and Judy and the improvments that they...

Thank tezza52
Lugano_11, Owner at Lugano Motor Lodge, responded to this review

It was a delight to have you stay with us, so soon to your last trip to N.Z. Judy and I couldn't believe it that you drove all the way from the south of the island just to revisit us and Blenheim. Enjoy your cruise on the Baltic Sea.

Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

We had a wonderful time at the Lugano and cannot say enough about the outstanding hospitality of Roger. A great place to stay in Blenheim! The hotel is centrally located and close to many restaurants and shops. I would highly recommend to anyone looking for a great hotel at a reasonable price.

Thank Jason V
Lugano_11, Owner at Lugano Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for review and strong recommendation Jason. Judy and I try really hard to provide superior service levels and are delighted that we met your expectations

Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

We booked Blenheim to reduce the drive after arriving in Picton. Our only regret was not booking longer. The Lugano was a lovely motel with everything we needed and being across the road from the park made sitting on the balcony drinking wonderful NZ wine very pleasant. The room was on the small size but also excellent value for money....

Thank KimberleyMelbourne
Lugano_11, Owner at Lugano Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks Kimberley for the great review and strong recommendation. Our 1 bedroom units at approx. 38sqm, are a good size, however, if more space is required next time stay in our 2 bedroom apartments that are approx. 50sqm. As you have found our park like gardens with trees that surround our property combined with the unobstructed views across to the...

Canberra, Australia
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

On our one night stay we booked one room for our family of four and one room for our niece and partner. Roger greeted us warmly and arranged adjacent ground floor rooms. The rooms are modern and comfy. He offered the use of mountain bikes and helmets, so my 12yo son and I went exploring around town. Oh yes...lots of...

Thank Stephen N
Lugano_11, Owner at Lugano Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Stephen, thank you for your excellent review and kind words. It was great that you were able to enjoy our free bikes, and as you now know we have recently purchased another quality mountain bike for our guests. Renting a mountain bike elsewhere will cost $45 per bike (for 1/2 day) so this is a great service and as...

Bodrum City, Turkey
Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

We walked in to a spotless well laid out modern room. Roger was super helpfull and even offered to drive us to a wedding we were attending. Had a great sleep in a very comfy bed and quiet surroundings. For fussy worldwide travellers we cant fault Lugano or the hosts. We will be back !!

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Lugano_11, Owner at Lugano Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Pleasant surprises are always welcome. In this industry, we understand it is very hard to please everybody, and as you are self-confessed 'fussy worldwide travelers' we are delighted that your expectations were exceeded. To give our guests a great nights sleep in Blenheim's prime and unbeatable location is why we purchased this business just over a year ago. To satisfy...

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Well priced luxury accommodation in Central Blenheim, overlooking the lovely Seymour Gardens. The Lugano Motor Lodge is just a 2 minute walk to Blenheim's cafes, shops, restaurants and conference centre. Unlimited Free WiFi ... more   less 

Additional Information about Lugano Motor Lodge

Address: 91 High Street, Blenheim, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Marlborough Region > Blenheim
Price Range: RM431 - RM519 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Lugano Motor Lodge 3.5*
Number of rooms: 15
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Also Known As:
Lugano Hotel Blenheim
Lugano Motor Lodge Blenheim, New Zealand - Marlborough
Hotel Style:
#3 Romantic Hotel in Blenheim
#3 Best Value Hotel in Blenheim
#5 Family Hotel in Blenheim
#5 Business Hotel in Blenheim
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“We stayed in room 6, and slept like babies.”
SteveHill0, 6 Mar 2017 | Read review
“You would be delighted with any room.”
Jasper1944, 15 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Double glazing allows complete privacy when you need it and air conditioning is available in all units.”
Tracey1902, 16 Jan 2017 | Read review
“in the middle of the complex”
EH1852, 19 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Upstairs has lovely balcony to sit out and look at Park Gardens and Xmas lights at present”
pauldeb_13, 6 Dec 2016 | Read review
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