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388 Tay Motel

388 Tay Street Turnbull Thompson Park, Invercargill 9810 New Zealand
Lounge in Executive 1 bed unit
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Room & Suite (31)
Dining (2)

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#5 of 24 motels in Invercargill
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.9 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.9 of 5 bubbles
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4.8 of 5 bubbles
Value

Everyone needs a place to lay their weary head. For travellers visiting Invercargill, 388 on Tay is an excellent choice for rest and rejuvenation. Well-known for its family-friendly environment and proximity to great restaurants and attractions, 388 on Tay makes it easy to enjoy the best of Invercargill.

Rooms at 388 on Tay provide a kitchenette and a refrigerator, and getting online is easy, with free wifi available.

And, as an added convenience, there is free parking available to guests.

While staying at 388 on Tay, visitors can check out South African War Memorial (0.2 mi) and First Presbyterian Church (0.8 mi), some of Invercargill's top attractions.

While you’re here, be sure to check out some of the pubs, including Speights Ale House, Invercargill Workingmen's Club, and Waxy's Irish Pub, all of which are a short distance from 388 on Tay.

During your visit, be sure to check out popular attractions like Southland Museum and Art Gallery (1.0 mi), Burt Munro Statue (0.9 mi), and Invercargill Water Tower (0.6 mi), which are all within walking distance of the motel.

388 on Tay is sure to make your visit to Invercargill one worth remembering.

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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast available
Children's television networks
Highchairs available
Airport transportation
Non-smoking hotel
Clothes dryer
Parking
Wifi
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Self-serve laundry
Washing machine
Room features
Soundproof rooms
Dining area
Housekeeping
Seating area
Kitchenette
Flatscreen TV
Sofa bed
Walk-in shower
Separate dining area
Separate living room
Sofa
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Clothes rack
Iron
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Microwave
Oven
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
Kitchenware
Electric blanket
Whirlpool bathtub
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL STYLE
Family
Languages Spoken
English
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Carole K wrote a review Feb 2020
Mildura, Australia51 contributions18 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Fortunately due to a mixup with our bookings we were given the last room at this property which we decided must be Invercargill's best kept secret. Firstly I cannot understand the profile pic of garden gates as to my recollection is some distance to the park entrance. That being said 388 is central to most attractions on offer. Although it is not within easy walking distance of dining, there is list of an order in choices and the popular Saucy Chef and adjacent bistro provides a courtesy transport service for patrons, thanks Debbie at reception for this advice. The 388 accommodation was up with the best of NZ hospitality we have experieced thus far. At $144 per night, the bathroom was well appointed and immaculate as was the kitchenette. Also lovely to have a coffee pot and gounds provided. The bed was huge and comfy, so much so that we took a pic of the mattress so we can get one like it. We had parking outside our unit, would certainly stay there again and would highly recommend to others.
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Date of stay: February 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Ours was on the road and we couldn't hear the traffic.
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Unhappy Customer wrote a review Nov 2021
7 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We really loved staying here. Our studio suite was immaculately clean and tidy. The care and thought that was put into our room shows these hosts really do care about others comfort. The shower was absolutely amazing, the bed even more so. I don't sleep very well as I have back problems but I have never slept so well! I woke up after a good full nights sleep and I was not sore at all. The host was helpful, friendly and recommended us to the best restaurant called the Spicy Chef. I cannot rate this place high enough. If I am down in Invercargill again this is the place I will be staying every time.
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Date of stay: November 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Sunshine04201139548 wrote a review Nov 2023
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Vicky and Geoff are fantastic host. They were very helpful as it was my first time in Invercargill for Work. The rooms were serviced everyday, nice comfortable bed just felt like home away from home. Geoff was very kind to drop me off to the airport to catch my flight. overall experience was great, highly recommend it to anyone who is passing through.
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Date of stay: October 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Vicki Foote, Owner at 388 Tay Motel
Responded 14 Nov 2023
Thank you for the positive feedback. It was a pleasure to have you stay with us and we look forward to you next visit.
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Pauline Smither wrote a review Mar 2022
Palmerston North, New Zealand5 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had a relaxing stay here, the hosts were very helpful and friendly. The unit was spacious, the bed extremely comfortable, serviced daily and clean.
The only suggestion would be to maybe looking at shampooing the lounge carpet and seating.
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Date of stay: March 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Ask for a unit with a super king bed.
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Lee-Anne K wrote a review Sept 2023
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I can't fault this place at all. Spotless, spacious rooms, well appointed kitchen and so very warm. Thoroughly enjoyed my two night stay here in the peace and quiet. Would highly recommend to anyone wanting an affordable and very comfortable stay in Invercargill. Would absolutely stay here again any time.
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Date of stay: September 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from Vicki Foote, Owner at 388 Tay Motel
Responded 28 Sept 2023
Thanks Leanne for your wonderful review. We are pleased you enjoyed your time with us and look forward to your next visit.
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Elizabeth W wrote a review Nov 2022
Wellington, New Zealand23 contributions6 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Really enjoyed our couple of days there. Clean units, and had everything we wanted, plenty of room in the living area, also the bedrooms were a good size. Easy parking, handy spot to get to places. Owner was lovely. Would recommend to stay there.
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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MrGreening wrote a review Mar 2011
melbourne32 contributions71 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This would without a doubt have the cleanest rooms I have ever seen.Great value and good spacious rooms,great location.
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Date of stay: February 2011
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 as a couple
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Blair A wrote a review Jan 2017
New Zealand9 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Having stayed in a lot of motels and hotels this motel would rate up there with the best of them. A cleaner motel you would be hard pressed to find and this aspect is highly important to us. Easily recommended and we will stay there again.
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Date of stay: January 2017
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Patricia W wrote a review Aug 2013
Gainesville, Florida975 contributions1,135 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This was our last stay in NZ after more than 3 weeks. The motel was neat and clean with an amazingly spotless bath. We got one of the corner suites (only 2) that has a very large room and large living area with kitchen. Dianna was very helpful about suggesting restaurants (Little India -best Indian food in NZ and 3Bean Cafe for breakfast) and several sights for us to see. We will definitely stay here again.
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Date of stay: August 2013
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 as a couple
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Cranmorebelfast wrote a review Mar 2013
Belfast, United Kingdom22 contributions24 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dianna and Keith were most entertaining hosts. 50+ TV which allowed us to watch 6 Notions Rugby. Room spotlessly clean and comfortable. Car parking easy. Room quiet despite being near to main road. good value.
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Date of stay: February 2013
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 as a couple
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Pauline Smither wrote a tip Mar 2022
Palmerston North, New Zealand5 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Ask for a unit with a super king bed."
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sunshine54904170409 wrote a tip Aug 2020
Auckland, New Zealand47 contributions33 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Tay is a main street, but there was no noticable road noise"
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Carole K wrote a tip Feb 2020
Mildura, Australia51 contributions18 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Ours was on the road and we couldn't hear the traffic."
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cjh252014 wrote a tip May 2019
Auckland Central, New Zealand11 contributions4 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"We had unit 10. Lovely bathroom with huge spa bath. Very spacious bedroom & lounge. Spoltlessly clean. Highly recommended."
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supagrantka wrote a tip Mar 2019
Timaru, New Zealand26 contributions2 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"we had the two bedroom unit which was great"
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PRICE RANGE
$176 - $186 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about 388 Tay Motel
Which popular attractions are close to 388 Tay Motel?
Nearby attractions include Dig This Invercargill (1.0 km), Bill Richardson Transport World (0.6 km), and Invercargill Water Tower (1.0 km).
What are some of the property amenities at 388 Tay Motel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and airport transportation.
Which room amenities are available at 388 Tay Motel?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at 388 Tay Motel?
Guests can enjoy breakfast, complimentary tea, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at 388 Tay Motel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to 388 Tay Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Saucy Chef on St Andrew, The Grille, and Northern Tavern.
Does 388 Tay Motel have airport transportation?
Yes, 388 Tay Motel offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at 388 Tay Motel?
Yes, self serve laundry and a clothes dryer are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to 388 Tay Motel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Demolition World (4.6 km).
Is 388 Tay 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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