Waterfront Motel
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Waterfront Motel

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4.0
#2 of 5 small hotels in Blenheim
4.2 of 5 bubbles
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4.2 of 5 bubbles
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4.0 of 5 bubbles
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4.0 of 5 bubbles
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Non-smoking hotel
Self-serve laundry
Room features
Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
Safe
Sofa
Kitchenette
Flatscreen TV
Extra long beds
Bath / shower
Telephone
Clothes rack
Iron
Microwave
Refrigerator
Kitchenware
Electric blanket
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Mid-range
Great View

Location

9 Grove Road, Blenheim 7201 New Zealand
Getting there
Good for walkers
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Grade: 86 out of 100
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Blenheim Airport
Picton Aerodrome
18.6 km
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869adriennep wrote a review Nov 2020
Papamoa, New Zealand
5.0 of 5 bubbles
What a great spot for a two night stop on our way to the West Coast. After a lovely trip on the ferry it was a breeze to drive 30 minutes to the motel so we could be ready to get out around the wineries the next day. The Waterfront had everything we needed and we appreciated the spacious room with a great view and the location was brilliant. The pub next door served great steaks! We drove round the wineries the next day and decided on Wither Hills for a long lunch. We actually returned to the motel and taxied back to Wither Hills. We fitted in the Wine Station late in the afternoon then strolled back to the motel. A very friendly and welcoming team thanks Lisa 🌟
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Darren A wrote a review Jun 2023
Brisbane, Australia
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We booked an Executive Studio for four nights. The room was very large and clean, as was the bathroom. Staff were very helpful and friendly. There were also some basic self catering facilities in the kitchenette area. The motel is a short walk from a number of restaurants and cafes. There was also free parking as we has a hire car to explore the local area. There is also a very small balcony in this room which was a nice way to finish off the day with a glass of wine !!
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Date of stay: March 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Karen L wrote a review Mar 2020
Cardiff, United Kingdom
3.0 of 5 bubbles
The motel is right in the centre of Blenheim town, so very industrial. It was nice to have a view of the river from the apartment on the other side. Only a short stroll into town to get food or go to the shops. Ammenities were a little basic but they did the job and was only a short trip into the main wine region to visit some of the vineyards.
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Date of stay: February 2020
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
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BHayes wrote a review Jan 2020
1.0 of 5 bubbles
No milk offer on arrival. No book about motel. Lady to interested telling us the internet doesn’t work in every room, bathroom has cobwebs and shower not clean, not enough seating for three let alone cutlery. As we were packing to leave taking bags to car the cleaner entered our room while our bags were still in room wasn’t even 9am. Check out is 10am. No option to say not to service our room when staying more than one night, no recycling option. Not friendly, office area untidy.
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Date of stay: January 2020
1.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: Maybe ask for downstairs room. Honestly don’t believe it be any better
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Response from lisah8416, Manager at Waterfront Motel
Responded 17 Jan 2020
Thank you for your feedback, I'm sorry to hear that your stay was not an enjoyable one, but all feedback is appreciated and enables us to see what we are doing right or in cases such as yourselves what we are not doing so well.
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diva763844 wrote a review Apr 2024
Traralgon, Australia
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We arrived at the Waterfront Motel in Blenheim New Zealand and were pleasantly surprised to discover that the Motel was attached to a Hotel. Bingo!
The weather had turned inclement and rain was most welcome to the thirsty soil in the districe. It rained for three days, the whole time we were there. It didn't dampen our spirits because we were warmly welcomed by the host Lisa and the hotel staff and we felt like a part of their family. Everyone was wonderful. Our room was large, very comfortable and warm. the hotel was a very short walk from our room. The menu was imaginitive, well presented, full of old fashioned home cooked flavour and delicious.
The beer was cold, the Marlborough wine choices were excellent. Nothing was ever any trouble to them.
The bar staff remembered our drink choices, our names and wanted to know about us!! We were just two little 80 plus year olds holidaying on their magnificent Island and we were treated as if we were very important people, not just a number in the rank and file of travellers who passed their way. .

A big shout out and THANK YOU to Lisa and the staff at Waterfont Motel Blenheim.
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Date of stay: April 2024
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Tracey G wrote a review Oct 2020
Christchurch, New Zealand
5.0 of 5 bubbles
If you want a modern, clean motel that’s centrally located this is the place for you.

The staff are friendly and the beds comfortable.

There is a pub next door which convenient for meals and they offer a continental breakfast
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Date of stay: October 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from lisa hart, Owner at Waterfront Motel
Responded 3 Oct 2020
Hi Tracey Thank you so much, was a pleasure have you stay with us
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brucemartin14 wrote a review Jan 2023
Napier, New Zealand
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed at this motel between Xmas & New Year, absolutely amazing motel Owners & staff. They were very welcoming. The rooms were massive with so much space & very comfortable beds & VERY clean. The rooms are so well equipped.
The rate themselves as 3.5 star but I can assure you they definitely underrate themselves. In my opinion the Waterfront motel is far superior to 5 star motels I have stayed in. Well done to Lisa & her team.
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Date of stay: December 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: Great views over the river from all rooms
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Janine wrote a review Nov 2020
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Lovely, one night stay at this beautiful motel. We stayed upstairs and had a beautiful view of the river and the weather was gorgeous!
Modern, clean and reasonably priced, we would definately stay here again if we are ever in Blenheim and would recommend to others.
Thanks for a lovely stay!
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Date of stay: November 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: Lovely view from upstairs rooms.
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ngaire m wrote a review Apr 2021
Auckland, New Zealand
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed at the Waterfront Hotel not really sure bout the waterfront part, but our room had a lovely outlook towards the river and green space. The hotel was very close to everything we needed in town. The rooms were large and very clean and comfortable. The office lady was so lovely and accommodating. Would highly recommend this place
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Diane C wrote a review Jul 2021
Dunedin, New Zealand
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Spent 6 nights in an upstairs unit and couldn't fault it.
Nice out look, unit was very spacious and clean. Great location, easy walk to shops and cafes etc.
Parking could be tight at times, but it all worked out.
Lisa was so friendly - always smiling and helpful.
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Date of stay: July 2021
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Upstairs unit for the view
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Liz G wrote a tip Apr 2024
Perth, Australia151 contributions84 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"The view from upstairs rooms is lovely. "
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Bea T wrote a tip Jan 2024
Wellington, New Zealand389 contributions100 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"We liked room 12"
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brucemartin14 wrote a tip Jan 2023
Napier, New Zealand8 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Great views over the river from all rooms"
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Diane C wrote a tip Jul 2021
Dunedin, New Zealand22 contributions21 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Upstairs unit for the view"
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Janine wrote a tip Nov 2020
3 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Lovely view from upstairs rooms."
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PRICE RANGE
$160 - $169 (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 Waterfront Motel
Which popular attractions are close to Waterfront Motel?
Nearby attractions include Seymour Square (0.4 km), Blue Penguin New Zealand Gifts (0.2 km), and ASB Theatre Marlborough (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Waterfront Motel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and self serve laundry.
Which room amenities are available at Waterfront Motel?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Waterfront Motel?
Guests can enjoy free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Waterfront Motel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Waterfront Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Herb + Olive, Eat Thai Restaurant, and Watery Mouth Cafe.
Is Waterfront Motel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.3 km away from the centre of Blenheim.
Are pets allowed at Waterfront Motel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Waterfront Motel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the river view available here.
Is Waterfront Motel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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