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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Five nights late November 2016 for the Burt Munro challenge, seven of us all up. Great accommodation, spacious, comfortable & close to town. The best part was the willingness of the owners to go the extra mile & make our stay as easy & as pleasant as possible, thank you. Highly recommended, would definitely stay again.

Thank Barn R
Red Cliffs, Australia
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Three wonderful nights stay, clean comfortable older style building tastefully renovated. Sufficient kitchenette, huge lounge area, big screen TV. Laundry on site. Good position close to city and tourist activities. Would definately book again.

Thank biglizzie
Wellington, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very happy with my two day stay in Invercargill for a conference We stayed in a two bedroom apartment, there were four of us staying, my girlfriend and two other conference attendees, TV with Netflix, Spa Bath, and unlimited WiFi Great Value for Money! Regards Tim

Thank walmit
Exeter, United Kingdom
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22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Comfortable and clean rooms. Kitchen area equipped with micro wave,fridge, and full size cooker. Large lounge area with TV, radio heater. Seating consisted of two seater settee and small armchair. If three sharing would suggest changing armchair for another settee. Bathroom fine with large shower cubicle. Bed room fine electric blanket if chilly. We stayed in November found rooms quite... More 

Thank Michael A
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Reviewed 21 October 2016

This was a disappointing stay and it is with some reluctance that I write this review because I appreciate that the young owner is very keen to please clients; however . . . The room was newly renovated in what was, apparently an older motel that had bay windows, high ceilings and intricate cornices. Sadly, modern minimalism has been taken... More 

1 Thank GreyD
Vashon, Washington, United States
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5 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 26 September 2016

Lovely young couple manage this small motel near the center of town. Comfortable beds and nicely appointed. Room was cold due to type of heat so it took awhile tow arm up but otherwise very nice for the price. used their great laundry facilities too.

Thank eamiad
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9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 26 July 2016

i loved the look of the room,was a nice looking set up.had a spa bath but sadly the bath and shower weren't very clean,still had someones hair in it...bed was comfortable.the lady at the office was very friendly though

Thank Nikilee M
224samz, 经理 at Colonial Motel, responded to this review

Dear Guest Nikilee Please accept our sincerest apologies for the inconvenience. An official meeting has been held regarding the cleaning quality in our motel. We will make sure the bath and shower will get cleaned perfectly and spotless. It will be our pleasure to have the chance to welcome you again to offer you a more memorable stay. Thank you... More 

San Francisco, California
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Reviewed 7 July 2016

I stayed for one night as I'm traveling around New Zealand. Sam (owner) is incredibly nice, took the time to tell us about everything we should do in the city and even upgraded the room. The room was recently renovated and it's clear that they're putting in a number of renovations throughout the motel. The room was big, wifi was... More 

1 Thank jacobd1982
224samz, Owner at Colonial Motel, responded to this review

Dear Guest jacobd1982, Thank you for taking your precious time to write such wonderful recommendations! I hope that our future guests find your review nothing but valuable! Kind regards from Sam Zhao Owner of Colonial Motel More 

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86 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

Stayed for 4 nights in a family unit. The motel is older, and unfortunately had a slight musty smell, but was spacious and had plenty of hot water. It was very cold in Invercargill this week, but the motel has several heaters, and electric blankets, so we were comfortably warm. Free wifi and daily servicing were great, and the motel... More 

Thank Stormie C
224samz, Owner at Colonial Motel, responded to this review

Dear Guest Stormie C, Thank you for such a kind review and recommendations! We are So pleased you enjoyed your stay with us! We truly apologize for the slight musty smell in the unit. We have started renovating the units entirely with new carpet, wall deco, TVs, Lights etc. Thank you again and please, allow us to welcome you back... More 

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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57 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

Early check in was allowed. Place is spacious and clean. Free parking. Free WiFi. Free laundry washing. Dryer nzd3. Kitchen is well equipped. Sam is very good in giving information on where to dine and where to go.

1 Thank jentmy

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
10 North facing one and two bedroom units. Spacious and clean. All ground floor. Off street parking outside your unit. Ideal for families/groups/corporate. Quiet location on Mary Street just off main roads. 10 to 15 minutes walk to Town/Parks/Splash Palace and lots more. 1GB Free Internet available in all rooms every day. Charge back,deliver from most restaurants. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Colonial Motel

Address: 143 Mary Street | Richmond, Invercargill 9810, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Southland Region > Invercargill
Price Range: RM354 - RM474 (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:
Invercargill Best Western
Colonial Motel Invercargill, South Island
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#11 Luxury Hotel in Invercargill
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“We stayed on the road side of the complex. It's a quiet street so we had no problems at all.”
 of 5 bubbles , 29 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Spa bath a must”
 of 5 bubbles walmit, 22 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Free Unlimited WIFI”
 of 5 bubbles yzwilla, 23 Jun 2016 | Read review
“This is quiet residential area a short distance from the city centre. Any room is OK.”
 of 5 bubbles JANDK2265, 15 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Its on the back streets so it's quiet and you park outside the unit.....bliss”
 of 5 bubbles TonyEveritt, 26 May 2016 | Read review
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