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66 Main Street, Blenheim 7201 New Zealand
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#13 of 30 hotels in Blenheim
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Colonial Motel is a 10 unit accommodation provider with a 4 star Qualmark rating. We have 3 Studios, 4 Two bedroom units, 2 One bedroom units and a Three bedroom unit, all of which are fully self contained with full kitchens. Guests can enjoy free WiFi,free DVD library,Sky TV,a swimming pool as well as a playhouse for the children. A portable BBQ can be placed outside your unit. A laundry is available for guest use. Continental and cooked breakfasts can be ordered and delivered to your room along with a complimentary newspaper. Within a short walking distance you will find a Restaurant,Dairy,Fish & Chip Shop,New World Supermarket,Stadium and CBD. We supply you with maps and information to help you with your exploration of the area.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Breakfast in the room
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Self-serve laundry
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Desk
Room service
Safe
Seating area
Coffee / tea maker
Kitchenette
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Iron
Microwave
Refrigerator
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
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English
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Sammy wrote a review Jan 2022
6 contributions7 helpful votes
From the phone call to book through to our departure, the hosts were fantastic, friendly & made us feel very welcome. The room was really nice & clean, the kids loved the pool and we will define stay again next time we are passing through. Was also great to be able to have our wee dog stay with us in the room.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Kathy wrote a review May 2020
573 contributions40 helpful votes
Our two-night stay at the Colonial Motel was very pleasant. The hosts were exceptionally friendly and likable and the accommodations were ultra-clean and comfortable. We especially liked the modern decor. It was peak tourist season when we stayed, and although the place was full up, our room was quiet and peaceful for a good night's sleep. We will definitely stay again, if foreign travel ever becomes a thing again....
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Nigel S wrote a review Mar 2020
Lightwater, United Kingdom5233 contributions264 helpful votes
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Very friendly welcome from Peter in this classicly styled motel when we arrived for a one night stay. Reasonable size room with living, dining and kitchen areas plus two double bedrooms. The bathroom is small with shower. Kitchen has a hob, kettle, toaster, electric frying pan and fridge. The internet is very slow @ 9Mbps / 12 which was just enough for emails, but not streaming. There is however 52 Sky channels. There is a small pool next to reception and parking is outside the room. As we were nearest to the road it was quite noisy with heavy vehicles, even through the night.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Response from Peter Etheredge, Owner at Colonial Motel
Responded 27 Mar 2020
Thank you for your review as it is always helpful to us to have feedback. It is appreciated. We are next to the main highway so it does get quite busy especially during grape harvest time. The old router has been replaced and things have improved. We do have the ultra fast broadband. Bathrooms may be small but they are functional and the lounges are spacious. great kitchens and bedrooms are reasonably sized. Thank you for your stay and comments.
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Richard E wrote a review Mar 2020
Middleton Stoney, United Kingdom957 contributions125 helpful votes
We stayed at this hotel for two nights whilst visiting Blenheim, We received a very warm welcome and were given a couple of recommendations for wine tours and chose one of them for our spare day. We were staying in one of the disabled adapted rooms which had a parking space right outside for your convenience.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Peter Etheredge, Owner at Colonial Motel
Responded 17 Mar 2020
Thank you very much Richard for your very kind and positive review which we appreciate very much. You seem to have enjoyed your stay and the room so thank you for your visit. We hope that you will be able to return to us one day.
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TonynLynnda wrote a review Feb 2020
Wellington, New Zealand33 contributions6 helpful votes
Peter and Shona are very nice hosts. We first stayed about 12 years and ago and have been back many times. They are so friendly and helpful. This time we stayed for four nights and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The place is very clean.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Response from Peter Etheredge, Owner at Colonial Motel
Responded 25 Feb 2020
Thank you Tony & Lynnda for your stay and your great review and comments.We really enjoy hosting and catching up with you and look forward to your return. Your feedback is certainly very important to us.
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steve619 wrote a review Aug 2019
Te Awamutu, New Zealand102 contributions31 helpful votes
We went on a mission north to south and back in a couple of days and we ended up booking in Saturday night. Well the owners of this motel went way beyond for us I was towing a large trailer he organized parking left lights on and set our room up heater and blankets on he even left us some chocolate fish. I cant say thank you enough for them letting us check in so late and they offered to let us drop the trailer while we went into town. We have done a lot of travel in NZ and around the world and this has to be the cleanest room we have seen along with the best service we have had
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Date of stay: August 2019
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Room Tip: If you are in Blenhiem dont go past this place
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Response from Peter E, Owner at Colonial Motel
Responded 30 Aug 2019
Thank you so very much for this wonderful review and great comments. It was a pleasure to do this for you and is what we try to do all the time. It is what one would call old fashioned hospitality.Hope you do come our way again and experience the same standard of service.
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DebDawkins wrote a review May 2019
Nelson, New Zealand8 contributions2 helpful votes
Very clean well maintained units.Rooms are a good size not small .Good facilities.. Very friendly owners. Close to supermarket. 10 minute walking distance to town and Restaurants. Because on main road can be a bit noisy at night .
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Date of stay: May 2019
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Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Peter E, Owner at Colonial Motel
Responded 15 May 2019
Thank you very much Deb for your great review and comments. We do appreciate the feedback. Glad you enjoyed your stay and do hope that you are able to return to us in the future.
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Dallas R wrote a review Feb 2019
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We had a team needing accommodation in Blenheim recently. Peter and Shona were an absolute pleasure to deal with and could not have been more helpful. Their understanding and attention to detail was much appreciated. The team had a very successful weekend and we believe the comfortable ‘homely’ accommodation helped them achieve their desired results! Highly recommended thankyou!
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Date of stay: February 2019Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Peter E, Owner at Colonial Motel
Responded 25 Feb 2019
Thank you Dallas and we thoroughly enjoyed hosting you and thank you for choosing us. Your group were polite and tidy and well behaved and under great management. So pleased that you enjoyed your stay and thank you again for the efficient way that you and your team looked after the party.
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Craig H wrote a review Feb 2019
Brisbane, Australia208 contributions188 helpful votes
In town for the recent Marlborough Food and Wine Festival, we spent two comfortable nights at the Colonial Motel in Blenheim. Located about 500 metres from the centre of Blenheim, the motel is a good base for your time here and for any driving you may want to do around some of the amazing wineries in the Marlborough region. We were in room 10 for our stay. There is a good size bed and small kitchen area in the room as well as a little table and chairs on a deck outside, which was very pleasant to enjoy the great weather we had during our stay. There is no air conditioning in the room, but two fans were provided, which we found sufficient, even thought it was the height of summer during our stay, Finally, the hosts at the motel are just lovely. They struck the perfect balance between being friendly and charming without being intrusive at all. Overall, we had a lovely few days in Blenheim with the Colonial Motel being a good base.
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Date of stay: February 2019
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Peter E, Owner at Colonial Motel
Responded 13 Feb 2019
Thank you so much Craig for your wonderful review and great comments which we appreciate very much indeed. It was a pleasure to host you and what an amazing advertisement for our motel and the Marlborough region. Thank you once again and hope that you are able to stay with us again.
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Mike Y wrote a review Feb 2019
Witham, United Kingdom57 contributions14 helpful votes
Stayed in a family room which was comfortable and roomy. Has free parking and a small swimming pool. Hosts and very friendly and helpful. Ideal place to explore the Blenhiem area, especially the vineyards.
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Date of stay: January 2019
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Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Peter E, Owner at Colonial Motel
Responded 12 Feb 2019
Thank you for your stay Mike and your positive comments which are very much appreciated. We do hope that you return to us sometime and it was a pleasure to host you.
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US$96 - US$105 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
New ZealandSouth IslandMarlborough RegionBlenheim
NUMBER OF ROOMS
10
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Frequently Asked Questions about Colonial Motel
Which popular attractions are close to Colonial Motel?
Nearby attractions include Seymour Square (1.1 km), Blue Penguin New Zealand Gifts (0.9 km), and The Wine Station (0.8 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Colonial Motel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Colonial Motel?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Colonial Motel?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Colonial Motel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Colonial Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Gramado's, Herb + Olive, and The Tamarind 2017.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Colonial Motel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is Colonial Motel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 1.0 km away from the centre of Blenheim.
Are pets allowed at Colonial Motel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Is Colonial Motel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.