Shelby Motor Lodge
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Shelby Motor Lodge

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4.5
#2 of 24 motels in Invercargill
4.4 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Value
Finding an ideal family-friendly motel in Invercargill does not have to be difficult. Welcome to Shelby Motor Lodge, a nice option for travelers. For those interested in checking out popular landmarks while visiting Invercargill, Our Motor Lodge is located a short distance from South African War Memorial (0.1 mi) and First Presbyterian Church (0.5 mi). 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 Wi-Fi available. Guests have access to room service while staying at Shelby Motor Lodge. There is free parking available to guests. We look forward to welcoming you on your visit to Invercargill.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Non-smoking hotel
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
Room features
Desk
Seating area
Sofa
Iron
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Extra long beds
Bath / shower
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Kitchenette
Microwave
Refrigerator
Kitchenware
Electric blanket
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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4.5 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Trendy
Mid-range
Languages Spoken
English, Filipino

Location

295 Tay Street, Invercargill 9810 New Zealand
135Reviews0Q+A19Room tips

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Rosietravel12 wrote a review Feb 2020
Brisbane, Australia11 contributions7 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We got stranded in Invercargill due to a severe flood event in Southland and the manager saved us an uncomfortable sleep in the car! The 2 bedroom suite was great with everything you could want including a fire, fully fitted out kitchen, spa bath, easy parking, Netflix and Wifi that worked. And even though the motel is on the main road it was quiet. The owner was very helpful and turned on the fire so we could warm up and dry out. This motel is highly recommended.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from 295OnTayMotel, Owner at Shelby Motor Lodge
Responded 19 Feb 2020
Hi Rosie Thank You for your fantastic review we are pleased you enjoyed our excellent facilities.
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Reina wrote a review Feb 2020
Auckland Central, New Zealand3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Booked in late on 15th February and was directed to a large unit with three single beds and one double. Beautifully clean, roomy, sunny in the afternoon, with everything needed to make a weary traveler feel comfortable. Although next to a busy road the outside wall was high enough to block most of the noise. It was not a problem. TV had all the channels I like to watch and everything worked perfectly. No one bothered me and the moment I turned my back the unit was cleaned. I will definitely stay here again and I travel often to Invercargill to be with my whanau.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Response from 295OnTayMotel, Manager at Shelby Motor Lodge
Responded 22 Feb 2020
Hi Reina Thank you for your fantastic review, we are glad you enjoyed your stay with us and are looking forward to seeing you again soon. Kind Regards Issie
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Keryl C wrote a review Oct 2020
56 contributions26 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Lovely stay for two nights in an accessible ground floor unit. The unit was quiet, bed was comfortable and parking outside the unit was handy. The lounge area had good sized couches and the kitchen was set up with everything needed for us to cook. The unit was very clean. Countdown was within walking distance so we made our own meals.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Geoff Shepherd, Owner at Shelby Motor Lodge
Responded 11 Feb 2021
Hi Thank you for your fantastic review we are pleased you enjoyed your stay
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John wrote a review Jul 2023
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Great place to stay.

Modern, comfortable, well-equipped and close to everything. Staff all really friendly and happy to help. Good parking and room has everything you may need whether you're just passing through or staying a few nights. Recommended.
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Date of stay: July 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Ginny Z wrote a review Mar 2020
West Chester, Pennsylvania427 contributions171 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
The best thing about 295 is the !ocation. The hotel is !located within walking distance to town and on the Southern Scenic Route. Reception was friendly. We were given a coupon to use at the Saucey restaurant;an easy drive up Mary street.

The bed was a bit hard, there was only one window above the toilet, and only all over body wash/shampoo provided. We found that the room got very stuffy overnight as there was no ventilation. Leaving the window open in the bathroom just made that room very cold.
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Date of stay: March 2020
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: There are newer rooms located across the street.
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Response from 295OnTayMotel, Owner at Shelby Motor Lodge
Responded 5 Mar 2020
Hi Ginny Thank You for your review we appreciate your feedback. Cheers Geoff
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SeanJ wrote a review Jan 2022
Papamoa, New Zealand7 contributions8 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The host was friendly and helpful. The unit was spacious and exceptionally clean and comfortable. We had an upstairs two bedroom unit which could easily sleep six people. A great place to stay in Invercargill.
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Date of stay: December 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Andrew M wrote a review Nov 2022
Ashford, United Kingdom32 contributions13 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We needed a place to stay at short notice ... Geoff couldn't have been more helpful.

Room was great ... the Spa Bath was an unexpected bonus.

Very convenient for the 2 museums (MotorcycleMecca and Bill Richardson Transport World).
If you are planning to stay in Tay Street area we would highly recommend
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Good location plenty of parking
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Response from Geoff Shepherd, Owner at Shelby Motor Lodge
Responded 28 Nov 2022
Hi Andrew Thank you for your fantastic review we are pleased you enjoyed your trip to Invercargill Cheers Geoff
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Ben B wrote a review Feb 2023
22 contributions2 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Our accommodation was in one of the adjoining houses - which was very well specced! Very modern and clean and spacious - it was like having a huge house to ourselves. Location also very convenient.

Staff were super helpful too, allowing us to store some gear with them for a few days while we visited Stewart Island (we returned and stayed another day following our return to Invercargill).
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Date of stay: January 2023
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Geoff Shepherd, Owner at Shelby Motor Lodge
Responded 10 Feb 2023
Hi Thank you for your review we are pleased you enjoyed your stay. Cheers Geoff
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Julie C wrote a review Feb 2023
Mandurah, Australia153 contributions41 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed in a unit at the back of the motel complex. King size comfy bed, separate lounge/kitchen, all the amenities you could need like a dishwasher, washer/dryer combination. Very quiet and very clean.
Shout out to Issie who was warm and welcoming and made our stay a pleasure. Many thanks!!!
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Date of stay: December 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Stay in an apartment at the back to avoid any road noise.
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Response from Geoff Shepherd, Owner at Shelby Motor Lodge
Responded 9 Feb 2023
Hi Julie Thank you for your fantastic review we are pleased in enjoyed your stay in our one bedroom apartment. Cheers Geoff
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Sai Kung Lulu wrote a review Jan 2020
Sai Kung, China17 contributions32 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
3 bedroom suite fantastic - way surpassed our expectation. Large spacious bedrooms, modern, fully equipped kitchen, comfortable living space, large bath and very comfy all round. All super clean and very new. Just excellent and highly recommended. I can’t think of a single piece of negative feedback!
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Response from 295OnTayMotel, Owner at Shelby Motor Lodge
Responded 16 Jan 2020
Hi SaiKungLulu Thank You for your fantastic feedback we are pleased you enjoyed your stay. Looking foward to seeing you next time you are in Invercargill
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Julie C wrote a tip Feb 2023
Mandurah, Australia153 contributions41 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Stay in an apartment at the back to avoid any road noise."
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Andrew M wrote a tip Nov 2022
Ashford, United Kingdom32 contributions13 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Good location plenty of parking"
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Ginny Z wrote a tip Mar 2020
West Chester, Pennsylvania427 contributions171 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"There are newer rooms located across the street."
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Lynne E wrote a tip Feb 2020
33 contributions41 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Lovely big rooms on the ground floor"
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13Neel13 wrote a tip Jul 2018
Dunedin, New Zealand104 contributions17 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Choose any room, its very quiet"
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PRICE RANGE
$154 - $170 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
New ZealandSouth IslandSouthland RegionInvercargill
NUMBER OF ROOMS
24
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Frequently Asked Questions about 295 On Tay Motel
Which popular attractions are close to 295 On Tay Motel?
Nearby attractions include Bill Richardson Transport World (1.0 km), Invercargill Water Tower (0.6 km), and Burt Munro Statue (1.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at 295 On Tay Motel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and laundry service.
Which room amenities are available at 295 On Tay Motel?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at 295 On Tay Motel?
Guests can enjoy free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at 295 On Tay Motel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to 295 On Tay Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Elegance At 148 On Elles Restaurant, The Batch Cafe, and The Saucy Chef on St Andrew.
Are any cleaning services offered at 295 On Tay Motel?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to 295 On Tay Motel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Demolition World (4.5 km).
Is 295 On Tay Motel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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