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Surrey Court Motel

400 Tay Street Turnball Thomson Park, Invercargill 9810 New Zealand
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#14 of 24 motels in Invercargill
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Your hosts Daryl and Lee warmly welcome you to enjoy your holiday or business trip with them at Host Accommodation’s Southern-most Motel in Invercargill Surrey Court Motel is a perfect base to explore the Catlins and Southern scenic route, or plan a trip to Stewart Island. The motel offers large, well appointed ground-floor units in a beautiful garden setting. Features include free unlimited Wi-Fi, a guest laundry, barbeque facilities, DVD library and plenty of off-street parking, set back from the street. Our rooms are clean, comfortable and warm, and have everything you need at a reasonable price; come see for yourself.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast available
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Baggage storage
Newspaper
Express check-in / check-out
Self-serve laundry
Car park
Breakfast in the room
Non-smoking hotel
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Air conditioning
Dining area
Housekeeping
Seating area
Kitchenette
Cable / satellite TV
Electric blanket
Bath / shower
Sofa
Telephone
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Iron
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Microwave
Oven
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
Kitchenware
Flatscreen TV
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Mid-range
Family
Languages Spoken
English
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Ocean Breeze R wrote a review May 2023
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Hi Very friendly place and lovely hosts, I was able to get my washing done which is a bonus when you are travelling. Would recommend if you are in Invercargill and need a place to stay Thanks heaps Louise :)
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Date of stay: May 2023
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Vergeandtina wrote a review Aug 2021
Te Anau, New Zealand17 contributions3 helpful votes
A great stay, Darryl and Lee are always so welcoming, nothing is a bother. Room was very clean and warm with new heat pump in lounge room, rooms were very spacious and comfortable, everything to have a great stay. Highly recommend to travellers
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Din wrote a review Oct 2020
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The rooms are great with everything you need, a modern heat pump and decent shower pressure are big points! Nice and comfortable for relaxing in the evenings. Daryl was an absolute lifesaver this morning when my taxis didn’t arrive on time, leaving me with 10 minutes to get to the airport! He walked out of the office at 0530 to get on his way to work, and didn’t blink an eye when I asked him for help getting there. Made my flight with 2 minutes to spare - this is the kind of hospitality that is genuine and exceptional. I couldn’t recommend Lee and Daryl’s place more.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Lee Greig, Owner at Surrey Court Motel
Responded 19 Oct 2020
Thank you :) we enjoyed hosting you, and hope to see you again in the future :) ka kite ano
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Extraordinary520986 wrote a review Aug 2020
Wanaka, New Zealand3 contributions
Everything was perfect in this motel! It was spotless, had everything I needed for traveling for myself and my dog and the staff were wonderful. Wouldn't stay anywhere else now! Also so close to everything I needed to see and do. Thank you so much!!
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Date of stay: August 2020
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Judy J wrote a review Nov 2019
26 contributions8 helpful votes
Older style motels currently being renovated. New heatpump, neutral decor and very clean. Beds cosy and safety latches on all windows. Lovely large dinner table with matching chairs for cosy meals in. Well worth the money spent. So comfortable I have booked two more nights. Warm, friendly welcome by lovely owners.
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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Maria H wrote a review Nov 2019
232 contributions84 helpful votes
Not the cheapest motel but it's worth the money clean and tidy good size sitting room and kitchenette with cooker and a microwave comfy separate bedroom. Desided to stay for two nights just a 15 minute walk to the main shops and it's a 7 minute walk to the Richardson museum and a 25 minute walk in the other direction to the motorbike museum.
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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gunnfam wrote a review Nov 2019
Christchurch, New Zealand178 contributions77 helpful votes
Thank you for your place to stay. Comfy beds 🛏 good shower 🚿 and good parking 🚙 Love that we can travel with our wee dog 🐕 and stay at Surrey Court! 🐾 A most helpful feature is that you fly a flag out the front which makes you easy to find 🚩
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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rodjudy255097 wrote a review Jul 2019
Hobart, Australia9 contributions1 helpful vote
The owners Lee & Darryl are THE most helpful people you will ever meet in the motel industry. WE stayed here for 4 weeks looking for housing to live in. The motel is set up perfectly for us with a small but well equipped kitchen and large bedroom , great tv with sky satelite and very good wi-fi. Would recommend to anyone.
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Date of stay: July 2019
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Quiet, well maintained, great owners
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BraeNZ wrote a review Apr 2019
Auckland, New Zealand36 contributions3 helpful votes
Great place to stay. My unit was at the rear of the property, clean and comfortable. Every amenity (including TV in the lounge and another in the bedroom, kitchen with stove and microwave, comfortable lounge. Great parking, plenty of space and neighbours were quiet. Hosts very pleasant and helpful - but not intrusive. Would definitely stay here again. Highly recommended.
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Date of stay: April 2019
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Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: I imagine all rooms would be equally acceptable.
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Kris s wrote a review Feb 2019
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I felt like I was sharing the complex with the British travelling family - the notorious one. Noisy bogan vehicles coming and going til quite late, the other guests were odd - not sure if they are guests or residents but I have never stayed in a place with other guests like it and I have stayed in many motels. When booking through Booking.com it was not clear that this was a place that allowed pets - I would not have stayed had I realised that. Dishes in the cupboard were dirty and the place hadn’t been vacuumed plus stuff from the previous guests was in the fridge. All left me feeling queasy. On top of that the place was $145 a night for one person which is quite steep taking in to account all of the above and the fact that it is quite dated. The woman who greeted me was, however, lovely. Pity the rest of the experience didn’t live up to it. On reflection I would have preferred to pay a little more and feel safer rather than living in the middle of a bunch of people that didn’t leave me feeling particularly safe.
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Date of stay: February 2019
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Response from Lee G, Owner at Surrey Court Motel
Responded 14 Feb 2019
Thank you for your feedback, we appreciate your comments and are sad that your experience wasn't up to our usual standard. We urgently reviewed our cleaning practices following your email, as were disappointed that our own expectations haven't been met either. Kindest regards your hosts.
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$172 - $181 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Surrey Court Motel
Which popular attractions are close to Surrey Court Motel?
Nearby attractions include Dig This Invercargill (1.0 km), Bill Richardson Transport World (0.5 km), and Invercargill Water Tower (1.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Surrey Court Motel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and self serve laundry.
Which room amenities are available at Surrey Court Motel?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Surrey Court Motel?
Guests can enjoy breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Surrey Court Motel?
Yes, free parking and a parking garage are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Surrey Court Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Saucy Chef on St Andrew, The Grille, and Northern Tavern.
Are pets allowed at Surrey Court Motel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Surrey Court Motel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Demolition World (4.6 km).
Is Surrey Court Motel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.