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193 High Street, Blenheim 7201 New Zealand
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#30 of 30 hotels in Blenheim
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Our four star accommodation units are all ground floor and several are stand-alone units. All of our one bedroom and two bedroom units have very spacious lounge / dining room areas that give you plenty of room to relax. We have a variety of wireless broadband options. Enjoy a quiet nights sleep in a choice of queen, king beds. We also have convenient off street parking for your vehicle close to your unit.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Leila Hewetson wrote a review Dec 2021
Kaikoura, New Zealand2 contributions1 helpful vote
Shocking cold reception as we were wanting to check in 2 hours early on CHRISTMAS DAY. There was literally one other car so they were not busy at all but the grumpy old man at reception told me off.Then!...one of my children vomited and got some on the sheets. We cleaned up a little off the floor and had it all tidy and sheets stripped off ready for cleaning. We even left a sorry note under the door...he said he did not see this...then went on to charge me $350 for cleaning!!!!!! Outrageous . I'm very sad and extremely gutted they charged me that much, and also said they had to block the room off for 2 days, which is total rubbish. Doesn't take2 days to clean sheets. Horrible person, and made us all very sad as its money also that I definitely don't have.
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Do not stay here. Ever.
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DebL wrote a review May 2019
Blenheim, New Zealand15 contributions17 helpful votes
Stayed here for one night only. Very brusque service on checking in, not a lot of customer service here. Rooms dated and very tired but clean - although there are similar motels which are cheaper in Blenheim with superior rooms. After checking out we realised we had left some things in the fridge - tried to call ahead but no answer. Called in and got a very stern telling off from who I presume is the owner in reception. We saw the room we had been in was being serviced so we went to ask the attendant if she had our items- this is a big NO NO -apparently you have to report to reception once you’ve checked out. Don’t worry we won’t be back!
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Date of stay: May 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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SteveB wrote a review Feb 2019
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On arrival the host said "I don't have to sell these units" and "I get paid the same regardless". I am not sure what the reason behind this was. We are a group of motorcycles but always have a smile to greet any one and are not the imposing bikey gang type. There was a question regarding EFTPOS not being available and only being able to pay by credit card, I said I understood the need for a credit card for security. I made a joke about my friend from overseas only making transactions in Swiss Francs or pies... as a joke. The host asked me if I wanted to stay there, the others said yes he's with us... the host said..." I don't like him and I don't like his sarcasm". I stepped outside so as to not compromise my friends stay. I know it's not my fault but it leaves you feeling bad regardless.
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Date of stay: February 2019
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Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from 193aorangi, Owner at 193 Aorangi Manor Motel
Responded 21 Feb 2019
Hello Steve, Thank you for your review. I'm sorry that you felt your treatment was less than you deserved. Unfortunately when your large group arrived and were made aware of the terms and conditions of payment, your attitude was unfortunately not well received. Having never met you before, you have said you were making jokes with your friends, however what you said and how you said it was not taken as a joke. Perhaps more polite communication would have saved a tense situation.
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Sharyn&Zahra wrote a review Dec 2018
Christchurch, New Zealand9 contributions1 helpful vote
This would not be one of the most popular motels in Blenheim. It is old. Dated. Way over-priced and in need of a great deal of refurbishment(s) If you like the 70's era, then you will appreciate what you find here. If you are interested in modern facilites then you will be dissapointed.
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Date of stay: December 2018
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Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from 193aorangi, Owner at 193 Aorangi Manor Motel
Responded 28 Dec 2018
Thank you for your review. Unfortunately the Motel was built in the 1980's and as such that can't be changed, however, the rooms are refurbished on a regular basis, other than fully functioning full ovens, with new beds, bedding, carpet, televisions, furniture etc. I'm sorry that you were disappointed, however as I am unsure exactly what fell short, I would welcome an email from you. Kind Regards,
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Tim H wrote a review Aug 2018
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Stayed for two nights while catching up with friends in town. I travel multiple times a week for work and have stayed in many motels and hotels around the country. I was very impressed with the level of cleanliness and maintenance of the motel. The cleaning was the best I have come across with the unit being faultless - no signs of any once over jobs or quick vacuum jobs etc. Everything was well presented and the unit was well stocked with a full and proper kitchen facility. While the rooms aren’t as new as some other motels they are better prepared and cleaner than the industry standard. The grounds of the facility were also very tidy and clean which I usually observe elsewhere to be neglected. All the small aspects which are often left untouched (eg: cigarette butt rubbish outside) were accounted for here. This showed me how the newest motel/hotel in town is not always your best choice. Would certainly stay here again.
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Date of stay: August 2018Trip type: Travelled with friends
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ptcbrizzle wrote a review Aug 2018
Hastings, New Zealand19 contributions29 helpful votes
The place is very clean and tidy (and the cleaners are very FRIENDLY AND HELPFUL ) a shame about the owner a very grumpy man indeed!!! But on the plus side close to town ( but others are closer.) Good parking and spacious inside units.
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Date of stay: July 2018Trip type: Travelled with family
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TravellingGolferNZ wrote a review Mar 2017
Auckland, New Zealand21 contributions9 helpful votes
a nice enough we motel that seems to have been left in the past, pink walls, green bedding and brown carpets all made the place feel very dated despite a sign at the front saying there was a side entrance for taller vehicles i was told to park my van outside on the main road - not prepared to do this with the gear im carrying, so this was a contentious point - but solved by very carefully driving an oversize vehicle under the 2.2m awing at the front - sure would have been easier to open the side gate - but that meant opening a padlock ! Laundry overstrached to the level that it crunched when using they eother need to up the quality or drop the prices as currently levels just dont stack up
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Date of stay: March 2017
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Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: Check the rooms out before booking to avoid that "gulp" moment on walking in
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Katy wrote a review Jan 2017
Sydney, Australia13 contributions1 helpful vote
We booked a two bedroom place. Very spacious and clean however it is a bit old and run down. 15mins walk to town centre or about a 3 minute drive. One downside was the Internet. Was given 1GB for the whole stay but you can only connect three devices and we are a family of 4 so wasn't enough internet for us and not enough devices.
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Date of stay: January 2017Trip type: Travelled with family
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sbdrep wrote a review Dec 2016
Ashburton, New Zealand43 contributions5 helpful votes
Room was dated and in serious need of renovations. However, bed was very comfortable and service was excellent. Kitchen facilities were ok except no frypan (which I didn't find out until after I had bought steak for dinner) and the utensils looked to be from the early 80s. Probably a little over priced given the options in town but still a pleasant stay.
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Date of stay: December 2016Trip type: Travelled on business
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kebab077 wrote a review Nov 2016
Western Australia, Australia60 contributions12 helpful votes
We chose this motel as we were told by the tourist information centre that most hotels would be booked out due to flower festival, this motel still had vacancies and it was close to Main Street. I got a strange vibe from the motelier right away and I was reluctant to stay but didn't know if we would find anything else. He was nice enough but seemed totally perplexed that every other motel was booked out! The rooms were average with small kitchenette in room. The large glass sliding door leading into the room was very open to other people and guests around the motel and didn't offer any privacy unless you closed the curtains right across then you had to put the lights on. The unit across was only about 12 feet away and we could see into each other's rooms. Outside each of the units was a small table and chairs and a pot with sand in it that indicated it was for cigarette butts. My partner who is a smoker checked some of the others and there were butts in there so he sat outside to have a cigarette. Within 5 mins the motel owner came out and asked my partner to move away as he didn't want cigarette smoke going in the rooms. It was as if he had been watching us from his unit because he could not have seen this otherwise. The wifi was a joke and we were too scared to use it in case we got charged for extra usage. He told us we would go through the allowed 500mb just by going on Facebook for a minute so it seemed too much hassle. I wouldn't recommend this place and there are plenty other places to stay.
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Date of stay: November 2016Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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PRICE RANGE
US$93 - US$100 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
New ZealandSouth IslandMarlborough RegionBlenheim
NUMBER OF ROOMS
18
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Frequently Asked Questions about 193 Aorangi Manor Motel
Which popular attractions are close to 193 Aorangi Manor Motel?
Nearby attractions include Pollard Park (0.6 km), Seymour Square (0.5 km), and Blue Penguin New Zealand Gifts (1.0 km).
What are some of the property amenities at 193 Aorangi Manor Motel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at 193 Aorangi Manor Motel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at 193 Aorangi Manor Motel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to 193 Aorangi Manor Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Herb + Olive, The Tamarind 2017, and Eat Thai Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at 193 Aorangi Manor Motel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is 193 Aorangi Manor Motel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.6 km away from the centre of Blenheim.