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171 On High Motel

171 High Street Corner High and Percy Street, Blenheim 7201 New Zealand
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4.5
#3 of 19 motels in Blenheim
4.7 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.9 of 5 bubbles
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4.8 of 5 bubbles
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4.6 of 5 bubbles
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We welcome you to 171 on High Motel in Blenheim. We are the only 4.5 star rated South Island accommodation to have been awarded TripAdvisors Top 25 hotels for service. Whether you're a business traveller looking for short-term accommodation, a soon-to-be-married couple looking for a place to spend your honeymoon, or a holidaymaker exploring the length and breadth of New Zealand, we've got you covered. We understand YOUR unique needs and are here to help make your stay in Marlborough an enjoyable and memorable one! Please note there is a credit card surcharge of 2% when paying with Visa and Mastercard and 4% when paying with American Express.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast available
Books, DVDs, music for children
Highchairs available
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Self-serve laundry
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Room features
Dining area
Housekeeping
Telephone
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Electric blanket
Bath / shower
Iron
Private bathrooms
Kitchenette
Microwave
Refrigerator
Stovetop
Electric kettle
Kitchenware
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Green
Modern
Languages Spoken
English

Location

171 High Street Corner High and Percy Street, Blenheim 7201 New Zealand
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waynehannah2018 wrote a review Sept 2020
Christchurch, New Zealand49 contributions49 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We pre-booked via the hotels own website and got an immediate confirmation. On arrival Donna (owner) gave us a good rundown on the local area and had taken extra time and effort in providing an "information pack" for us to refer to while tiki-touring around.
The room was a 1 bedroom apartment and had heaps of space. The owners had made an extra effort to appoint the rooms with artwork and top notch soaps and coffees etc. We had at TV in the lounge and bedroom which was good.
The hotel is about an 8 minute walk into town so no need to drive if you want to have a few beers. We stayed a couple of nights and could have done with a couple more.
I would stay here again.
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Date of stay: September 2020
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Upstairs gets a nice view of the ranges
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Response from Donna Whakatiihi, Owner at 171 On High Motel
Responded 29 Sept 2020
Thank you very much for taking the time to review 171 on High Motel. Were very pleased you enjoyed your stay with us & look forward to you staying again another time. Kind regards Donna & Paul Whakatihi
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silverthreads101 wrote a review Mar 2020
Palmerston North, New Zealand411 contributions194 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
This motel is close to the centre of town so quite convenient to most things. It was comfortable and clean although we felt the nightly rate was a bit expensive. It was good to be able to borrow a couple of dvds to play in our room as the selection of TV channels was limited. Enjoyed the toiletries provided.
The units set back from High Street would be less noisy with street traffic than the upstairs unit we had right next to the road.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from 171onhighmotel, Manager at 171 On High Motel
Responded 30 Mar 2020
Kia ora silverthreads101 Thank you for taking the time to write a review during Covid-19 Lock down. As our New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has said many times. Be kind, Be safe,Stay at home : ) Kind regards Donna & Paul Whakatihi
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Helenjen wrote a review Mar 2020
Brisbane, Australia849 contributions425 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This motel ticks ALL the boxes for an excellent place to stay! Location, comfort, facilities, size, cleanliness, shower pressure, soft, fluffy towels and wifi all excellent in our one bedroom apartment and bonus....my own TV and remote! :) Donna couldn't have been more helpful and it really does make a difference....such as phoning us in Oz to make sure we got the quietest room, after explaining my light sleeping in special requests. Almost the best customer service we have ever received...(that award goes to Maria in our hotel in Heraklion Crete, but that's another story) big thank you Donna. Highly recommend this is THE place to stay in Blenheim.
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Date of stay: February 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from 171onhighmotel, Manager at 171 On High Motel
Responded 8 Mar 2020
Wow many thanks for all your Positive comments........Location, comfort, facilities, size, cleanliness, shower pressure, soft, fluffy towels and wifi all excellent in our one bedroom apartment and bonus....my own TV and remote!..........Highly recommend this is THE place to stay in Blenheim.*****Kind regards Donna
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Doug H wrote a review Mar 2020
Highland Park, Illinois5 contributions3 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
First, adjust your expectation as this is a motel with outside entrances where you need to close the curtain all the way to assure privacy and half the rooms are on the ground level. With that out of the way, it is a clean motel and it is first in its class in the quiet, but lovely picturesque town with great wineries.

We asked Donna the best way to tour the wineries and we decided that the best way was to drive around. Donna was great in assessing what we wanted to do and advising the wineries to visit and where to go and eat.

Note that in this region, the wineries are plentiful and in many cases they are yards from each other. If you are in New Zealand and want to sample the wineries there, this is absolutely the place to be.
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Date of stay: February 2020
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: If you want a higher floor, prepare to drag your bags up. We would rather keep our curtains shut...
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Response from 171onhighmotel, Manager at 171 On High Motel
Responded 22 Mar 2020
Thank you very much for a great review : )
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N0npr0fitGuy101 wrote a review Oct 2020
Christchurch, New Zealand8 contributions6 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Very friendly and helpful owners. While the building is a little older, the fit out and facilities are fresh, clean and comfortable. Everything in good condition, All you would need in kitchenette, including plunger - but would have been helpful to have plunger coffee to put in it (not just instant). A little trouble connecting to wifi. Otherwise nothing else missing. Reasonable walking distance of town centre, restaurants etc
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Date of stay: October 2020
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled on business
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ronjulz wrote a review Feb 2021
Taupo, New Zealand28 contributions19 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed in this motel last Friday for a night and it was amazing.......We arrived to a friendly welcoming face after a long day of travelling, which was very refreshing.
Donna the owner gave us a free upgrade to a lovely 2 bedroom unit, which was large,
well equipped, and very quiet, the upgrade was much appreciated.
This motel looks immaculate and the couple that run it obviously work very work to keep it like this. We rated it a 10/10. We will definitely recommend to other people, and will be back here to stay next time in Blenheim. Thanks guys, keep up the good work...
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Date of stay: February 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: We had a 2 bedroom unit in the corner which was lovely.but all the rooms looked pretty good.
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David E wrote a review Apr 2020
Leicester, United Kingdom600 contributions404 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
In general a pretty decent motel. We had the ‘disabled’ room which was quite roomy. There was a separate bedroom with a double bed, and the main room had a single bed, two tables and the kitchenette. The kitchenette was reasonably equipped If rather small. Being adjacent to High Street there was a fair amount of traffic noise during the day, but it was not a problem in the bedroom at night. One downside was that there was no air conditioning which we would have appreciated on a couple of nights.
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Date of stay: February 2020
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from 171onhighmotel, Manager at 171 On High Motel
Responded 21 Jun 2020
Thank you for taking the time to write a review.We are pleased you enjoyed your stay.Regards Donna
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Wendy Harnett wrote a review Dec 2020
Wellington, New Zealand21 contributions6 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My husband and I stayed 3 nights over Christmas 2020 - a repeat visit. Donna and Paul are wonderful, helpful hosts who always go the extra mile for their guests. They are real Kiwi travel ambassadors and know all the best places to visit in the region.

We were in a downstairs studio unit for this stay and the unit was spotlessly clean, comfortable and a relaxing place to stay. The motel location is fantastic, with a large supermarket 5 minutes walk away and the main town shops are only a few minutes walk away too. Plus its walking distance to the beautiful riverside walking/cycling paths and 2 minutes walk from Seymour Square.

You won't regret staying at this great Blenheim motel.
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Date of stay: December 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Stephanie M wrote a review Mar 2024
Sechelt, Canada430 contributions166 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We have stayed here a number of times and it is clean and comfortable and provides easy walking distance into the CBD and also to the local New World grocery store. On this visit it felt as if this place was as usual but a little bit tired. It is a quiet place to stay and we appreciate it as a good location when heading into Picton for the ferry.
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Date of stay: December 2023
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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ChristchurchGeorgie wrote a review Apr 2022
Christchurch21 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed two nights here in a one bedroom unit which was very clean and comfortable. A couple of things which were impressive was the heated towel rail and decent toilet paper ( not that thin stuff that is public places).
Close to centre and sunny. Would definitely stay here again.
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Date of stay: April 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Sanket Sali, Owner at 171 On High Motel
Responded 8 Apr 2022
Thank You for such a wonderful review! See you soon again!!
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No we do not have air conditioning as such but portable fans are available & opening windows in all units.
JMQ47 asked a question Aug 2015
Palmerston North, New Zealand4 contributions1 helpful vote
Is wifi available and is it free?
Megan C wrote a tip Jul 2021
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"1 bedroom Superior apartment was very spacious, large bathroom with a super king sized bed"
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Michelle C wrote a tip May 2021
Wellington, New Zealand6 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"We were ground floor, this was very easy access."
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ronjulz wrote a tip Feb 2021
Taupo, New Zealand28 contributions19 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"We had a 2 bedroom unit in the corner which was lovely.but all the rooms looked pretty good."
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waynehannah2018 wrote a tip Sept 2020
Christchurch, New Zealand49 contributions49 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Upstairs gets a nice view of the ranges"
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Doug H wrote a tip Mar 2020
Highland Park, Illinois5 contributions3 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"If you want a higher floor, prepare to drag your bags up. We would rather keep our curtains shut and stay on the ground floor"
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PRICE RANGE
$153 - $199 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
New ZealandSouth IslandMarlborough RegionBlenheim
NUMBER OF ROOMS
12
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Frequently Asked Questions about 171 On High Motel
Which popular attractions are close to 171 On High Motel?
Nearby attractions include Pollard Park (0.5 km), Seymour Square (0.3 km), and Blue Penguin New Zealand Gifts (0.9 km).
What are some of the property amenities at 171 On High Motel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and reduced mobility rooms.
Which room amenities are available at 171 On High Motel?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at 171 On High Motel?
Guests can enjoy breakfast, barbeque facilities, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at 171 On High Motel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to 171 On High Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Herb + Olive, The Tamarind 2017, and Eat Thai Restaurant.
Is 171 On High Motel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.4 km away from the centre of Blenheim.
Is 171 On High Motel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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