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143 Mary Street Richmond, Invercargill 9810 New Zealand
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#15 of 33 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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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hot bath
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Books, DVDs, music for children
Taxi service
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Room features
Air conditioning
Seating area
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Hair dryer
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English, Chinese
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Mika B wrote a review 10 May
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Was a great stop, nice rooms, looks less appealing from the road, but is really nice on the inside. Very good service provided by the owner, they were very helpful organising my late night check in. Would stay again.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Trip type: Travelled
CAF57 wrote a review Apr 2022
Mosgiel, New Zealand8 contributions1 helpful vote
After recommenation from workmate. We stayed in Unit 3 for two nights after Easter, although a bit in need of sprucing up. Nice clean linen and bedding. Facilities well appointed and tidy. The only major down was the bed. We would have made it known if we were there longer, so uncomfortable, old and no support. Major roll together. Second night I ended up in the single, far superior to the queen, my partner has back issue, he didn't sleep much at all. Shower rose small and pressure average. Did raise problem of bed oh, and no forks in drawer, with staff upon leaving and have emailed (no response) would think twice about rebooking here unless quarentee bed was much better. Sorry, but if you are not told about issues, (you don't sleep there,) you will never know.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled
Ruth wrote a review Apr 2022
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Really lovely room. Spacious and comfortable and very well appointed. We were surprised that we could get such quality for the modest price we paid. The staff were lovely, but we had some trouble finding them at the start. The only niggle, and it's a little one, is that the shower head was a bit low on pressure. Otherwise couldn't fault it. We would happily come again.
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Date of stay: April 2022
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: We booked the two-bedroom suite which was lovely. Highly recommend it. Piles of room.
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Keitha R wrote a review Mar 2022
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The Motel looked lovely, the bed was comfortable and the shower was great with good pressure. The bathroom and toilet were tiny but adequate. Our host Sam was helpful. I was able to do our washing in the laundry which was clean and tidy.
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled
EYNZ wrote a review Feb 2022
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On early morning of 23rd, I got up from the bed and accidentally hit the chest drawer. The 32 inch TV fell and hit the surface of the chest drawer before I managed to grab it. There is only around a 40cm gap between the corner of the chest drawer and corner of the bed. When I walked through narrow space between two corners, it was very easy to hit the chest drawer. Also the 130cm (estimated), 5-layers-chest drawer was completely empty, light and sitting on carpet, which was soft. This meant that the chest drawer was unstable and extremely susceptible to falling over. The TV on the chest draw was worse. Even when you gently pushed the chest, the TV would be wobble and I feel it would easily have fallen in any circumstances. I had bruise of stomach because hitting the drawer, the owner said he DID NOT care and ACC would cover it. I also complained that if my 8-year-old daughter hit the chest drawer, the TV could fall on her and cause a big problem. When I brought this up with the owners, they did not care at all. The owners of the motel did not have an ounce of sorrow or worry and blatantly refused to improve the safety. Instead, they immediately requested for me to pay the full price of a new TV despite the TV being 5 years old. I disagreed with it and suggested solving this issue by Booking.com and tourist authority. However, the owners threatened us, saying that they had the ability to remove any negative comments on booking.com no matter what we complained. In order to prevent things from further escalating I had to pay $300. We have been traveling around New Zealand. This is the worst motel experience ever. It was 4-star motel but the pressure of the hot water was so low, one of electronic blankets did not work, hair dry did not work, one of dining chairs was wobble. They state that we did not follow their policy, how did we not follow their policy and what was their policy in the first place? They never disclosed anything to us and were just focused on getting their compensation which they were very open and blatant about.
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Date of stay: December 2021
US$78 - US$89 (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 and free instant coffee 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).