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335 Tay Street, Invercargill 9810 New Zealand
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#21 of 33 in Invercargill
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Colonial on Tay is an excellent choice for travelers visiting Invercargill, offering a family-friendly environment alongside many helpful amenities designed to enhance your stay. While staying at Colonial on Tay, visitors can check out South African War Memorial (0.0 mi) and First Presbyterian Church (0.6 mi), some of Invercargill's top attractions. As your “home away from home,” the motel rooms offer a refrigerator, a kitchenette, and a seating area, and getting online is easy, with free wifi available. Guests have access to baggage storage and newspaper while staying at Colonial on Tay. In addition, Colonial on Tay offers breakfast, which will help make your Invercargill trip additionally gratifying. And, as an added convenience, there is free parking available to guests. During your visit, be sure to check out one of Invercargill's popular filet mignon restaurants such as The Rocks Cafe and Paddington Arms, all a short distance from Colonial on Tay. Looking for something to do in Invercargill? E Hayes and Sons - The World's Fastest Indian (1.1 mi), Southland Museum and Art Gallery (0.9 mi), and Burt Munro Statue (0.7 mi) are some popular attractions that are within walking distance of Colonial on Tay. Enjoy your stay in Invercargill!
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Baggage storage
Newspaper
Self-serve laundry
Non-smoking hotel
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Seating area
Iron
Private bathrooms
Coffee / tea maker
Kitchenette
Walk-in shower
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Wake-up service / alarm clock
Microwave
Oven
Refrigerator
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Electric kettle
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Centrally Located
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English
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Andy wrote a review Apr 2022
Auckland Central, New Zealand3 contributions
Repeat visit and the property goes from strength to strength Denise and Roger make you feel so welcome and cannot do enough for you They are quietly redecorating units to make stays even more pleasant. Location great and place is not on the boy racers usual circuits so sleep is possible
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Response from Colonial On Tay, Owner at Colonial on Tay
Responded 4 weeks ago
Thank you so much for you comments, we really appreciate it. We do look forward to seeing you again soon. Take care. Denise & Rog
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Dene wrote a review Nov 2020
Dunedin, New Zealand2 contributions
Booked out 2 x 2 bedroom units with family. Both units were large (one bigger than the other) clean, tidy and warm. I'm really fussy so was pleased that they were so clean. The units were a great size and more like having a house to stay in. The bonus is that the bedrooms are separated from the lounge by a hallway so you can make noise and not keep the kids awake. While built in the 70s, the units have been upgraded and featured modern appliances, new bathrooms, comfortable beds, a nice flat screen TV, and everything needed for a comfortable stay. One unit had an older, but clean and functional kitchen. Great value for money and enough space for a family,and close enough to walk to amenities.
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Date of stay: November 2020
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Room Tip: The 2 bedroom units are huge
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madryn wrote a review Sep 2019
Otago29 contributions29 helpful votes
Sure, it is getting a little old but our room was gleamingly clean and cheap. On the main drag - but quiet. Close enough to the centre to walk everywhere. We were only in town for the weekend and I don’t think the kitchenette would have done us for longer. But if you want a simple unpretentious place to sleep then the Colonial on Tay was more than ok.
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Date of stay: September 2019
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Kym D wrote a review Aug 2019
Rolleston, New Zealand38 contributions16 helpful votes
We booked the 2 bdrm apartment and I have to say that the rooms were very spacious and warm that was because the proprietor had the heating on when we arrived. As it was a very bleak day with it being ranining and extremely cold. We were impressed by standard of this motel especially for the very reasonable tariff. We will certainly stay here again.
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Date of stay: August 2019
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Room Tip: We stayed in the two bdrm apartment and it was very roomy and warm
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Responded 16 Aug 2019
Many Thanks Kym. Glad that you enjoyed your stay.
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Hillsflat168 wrote a review Mar 2019
Timaru, New Zealand99 contributions55 helpful votes
Booked a basic unit for two but ours had the bedroom separate from the kitchen/lounge area. This gave us so much space. the bathroom was by comparison quite small but all beautifully clean. Really comfortable bed and no traffic noise. TV in both living space and bedroom. Good kitchen with all you would need to cook a meal if you so wished. Good location handy to city. The proprietor had the heating on when we arrived. We were impressed by standard of this motel especially for the very reasonable tariff. We will certainly stay here again.
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Date of stay: February 2019
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US$90 - US$103 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
New ZealandSouth IslandSouthland RegionInvercargill
NUMBER OF ROOMS
10
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Frequently Asked Questions about Colonial on Tay
Which popular attractions are close to Colonial on Tay?
Nearby attractions include Bill Richardson Transport World (0.8 km), Invercargill Water Tower (0.8 km), and First Presbyterian Church (1.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Colonial on Tay?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and kids activities.
Which room amenities are available at Colonial on Tay?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a refrigerator, and an oven.
What food & drink options are available at Colonial on Tay?
Guests can enjoy breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Colonial on Tay?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Colonial on Tay?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Saucy Chef on St Andrew, The Grille, and Fat Bastard Pies.
Are there any historical sites close to Colonial on Tay?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Demolition World (4.5 km).