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Colonial Motel

143 Mary Street Richmond, Invercargill 9810 New Zealand
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#14 of 33 hotels in Invercargill
Colonial Motel is in easy walking distance to CBD, Velodrome/Stadium, Queens Park. information centre, Southland Stadium & Transport World. Stopover for Stewart Island, Fiordland and Southern Scenic Route, Catlins. 13 comfortable north-facing units serviced daily. Enjoy our newly renovated units and find your home away from home. Our facilities include Fast UNLIMITED FREE WiFi, Smart TVs, full kitchen facilities, guest laundry. Free onsite parking. Whether travelling for business or leisure, our units offer an abundance of space, separate lounge area, fully equipped cooking facilities and much more. All units are equipped with unlimited Free Ultra-Fast Fibre Internet and Smart TVs with Freeview & Netflix. Colonial Motel is located in a quiet residential area. Walking distance to all major attractions in Invercargill that includes Stadium Southland, Transport World, Invercargill Museum, iSite and CBD. Colonial Motel is a great place to stay and explore all that Invercargill has to of
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hot bath
Books, DVDs, music for children
Taxi service
Meeting rooms
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
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Self-serve laundry
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Air conditioning
Seating area
Flatscreen TV
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Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
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English, Chinese
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crazyjo73 wrote a review Oct 2020
Christchurch, New Zealand31 contributions1 helpful vote
We got the two bed motel into. It was dated but lovely and clean and allot bigger then expected. The beds were very comfortable, staff were friendly and helpful and the rooms well appointed. The icing on the cake was Connie the beautiful cat who spent the evening with us. I would stay here again.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
Iain S wrote a review Sep 2020
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We found the two bedroom apartment to be surprisingly roomy accommodation, clean, warm and comfortable. There's a full size cooker, big dining table and loads of room for a family to stay. Thanks for a really pleasant stay!
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Date of stay: September 2020
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muzzman45 wrote a review Sep 2020
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This motel has made little progress since I stayed here eight years ago. The paint is still chipped round the doorstep, paint is flaking from the ceilings, wind whistles through the shut door. Two of the four dining chairs were downright dangerous, being very wobbly. The other two weren't much better. Shower only barely adequate with water pressure. The tissue box had only one tissue! The drawers and a cupboard did not have knobs. Cutlery very large in size. No heatpump but existing heater was effective. I don't know why so many places don't install external thermostats, which would provide an even temperature and be cheaper as well! The staff were friendly and helpful. I like the Colonial but for a for little cost, the units could be much much better.
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Date of stay: September 2020
Svmj wrote a review Mar 2020
Brecon22 contributions1 helpful vote
Liked · A lovely property with a view of the water tower with kind helpful staff. Despite the close proximity to other units and the road (we were in unit 1) it was quiet and peaceful except Saturday morning when all the little ballerinas and dancers arrived for their lessons in a dance school that must have been nearby. The lounge area was huge and light & airy, but the bedroom and bathroom were really tight. The bedroom door wouldn’t close due to the size of the very comfortable bed in the room. In the bathroom, getting into the shower was a mission because the door opened the wrong way. As with most other properties we’ve stayed in we could have used more hangers and a teapot! Why give the property 5 stars with the faults above? Because it was immaculately clean and the staff were a delight and all the above will require structural change costing a fortune, and it didn’t spoil our stay. I would highly recommend this motel.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
GMFB wrote a review Feb 2020
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We selected the Colonial based on the trip advisor reviews. It surpassed all expectations - large, comfortable rooms, spotless, all the amenities we could ask for including kitchen, teas and coffee, access to a washing machine and a TV with Netflix. The manager was incredibly helpful and provided outstanding service. Highly recommended!
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
US$74 - US$98 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Colonial Motel
Which popular attractions are close to Colonial Motel?
Nearby attractions include Invercargill Water Tower (0.4 km), Burt Munro Statue (0.6 km), and The Seriously Good Chocolate Company (1.0 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Colonial Motel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and a hot tub.
Which room amenities are available at Colonial Motel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, 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 The Batch Cafe, The Saucy Chef on St Andrew, and Fat Bastard Pies.
Are any cleaning services offered at Colonial Motel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Colonial Motel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Chinese.
Are there any historical sites close to Colonial Motel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Demolition World (5.1 km).