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Colonial Motel

143 Mary Street Richmond, Invercargill 9810 New Zealand
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#11 of 24 motels in Invercargill
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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
Babysitting
Books, DVDs, music for children
Taxi service
BBQ facilities
Parking
Wifi
Baggage storage
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Seating area
Sofa
Microwave
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Telephone
Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Kitchenware
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Business
Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English, Chinese
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Excursion24637668513 wrote a review Feb 2024
Auckland, New Zealand3 contributions
Great, comfortable, freshly renovated property with modern interior design. We had a pleasant stay and having separate bedrooms was great for a family with teenagers. Stayed only 1 night but would have stayed longer if we had more time in Invercargill.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Culture54415660302 wrote a review Jan 2024
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Me and my family felt at home 3 bedroom accomadation all amenities incl. Big size Tv, Washing Machine etc...was modern, Top of the line Appliances, New feel and loved the Shower. Rooms decent size loved everything about it would love too get my house done like that. Only downfall was King Size bed was Hard not my comfort overall lovely even the Reception lady.
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Date of stay: December 2023
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TTT wrote a review Nov 2023
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Excellent place to stay in Invercargill. The rooms are very clean and quite spacious. And the owners are friendly and incredibly kind. Can't recommend it enough and it's just a five minute drive into town.
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Date of stay: November 2023
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Trip type: Travelled on business
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Ellen M wrote a review Nov 2023
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What a beautiful surprise. The owner is so helpful and our room is huge and like brand new. My husband found this one and it was like finding a little gold mine. Very happy . I would definitely recommend this motel to anyone . Being a two night stay there is so much room and it's fully equipped kitchen lets you save money on take away
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Date of stay: November 2023
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Lynette R wrote a review Nov 2023
Masterton, New Zealand63 contributions58 helpful votes
The rooms here were very spacious, clean and tidy. The manager was very helpful and allowed us to leave our car parked while we visited Stewart Island for a couple of nights. We had two different rooms and both were large and comfortable. I would certainly stay here again if visiting Invercargill.
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Alyson B wrote a review May 2023
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Staff friendly and easy process to book in. Super clean unit. Bed and pillows very comfy. The location was central to our needs and the price was excellent. Would highly recommend this place to stay at. Cheers for a most comfortable stay👍
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Date of stay: April 2023
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Response from Sam Zhao, General Manager at Colonial Motel
Responded 3 Aug 2023
I would like to personally apologize for the series of unfortunate incidences that you experienced during your stay with us. We continually try to do our very best for all of our guests, but unfortunately, sometimes we do fail. We have looked into each issue that you have noted, many thanks for your feedback to correct and improve our hotel facilities. Thank you again for sharing your feedback. We truly appreciate your words. Kind regards, Chris
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Marty D wrote a review Mar 2023
Oamaru, New Zealand45 contributions50 helpful votes
The room was very nice. Great size with separate lounge, bedroom, bathroom and toilet. Nice location for the city centre. Car park right outside the room. The front door would not stay closed unless locked. Overall, a great motel and would stay there again.
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Date of stay: February 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Sam Zhao, General Manager at Colonial Motel
Responded 1 Apr 2023
Thank you for a wonderful review! We are so happy to hear that you found our services to surpass all of your expectations. Kind regards, Chris
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Tom-Shearman wrote a review Jan 2023
Christchurch, New Zealand43 contributions7 helpful votes
Ultra clean (my number 1 requirement), comfortable bed, quiet, convenient location and easy walking distance to town and other amenities, check in and check out v easy, good off street parking and friendly greeting on arrival. Great place to stay.
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 1 Apr 2023
Thank you for a wonderful review! We are so happy to hear that you found our services to surpass all of your expectations. Kind regards, Chris
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Janis P wrote a review Jan 2023
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Very spacious and comfortable accommodation. We were traveling with our three adult children and the 3 bedroom apartment had room for us all. Well equipped with dishwasher and washer dryer. Location was good, near the park and a selection of shops.
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 1 Apr 2023
Thank you for a wonderful review! We are so happy to hear that you found our services to surpass all of your expectations. Kind regards, Chris
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Mike M wrote a review Dec 2022
Canada6 contributions
This is an older motel but updated and well furnished and very comfortable. Well equipped kitchen with quality cookware and dishware. Very satisfied. Walking distance to grocery stores and restaurants
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Date of stay: December 2022
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Response from Sam Zhao, General Manager at Colonial Motel
Responded 29 Dec 2022
Thank you for a wonderful review! We are so happy to hear that you found our services to surpass all of your expectations. Kind regards Chris
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$124 - $139 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
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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).
Is Colonial Motel accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.