Garden Grove Motel
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Garden Grove Motel

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4.5
#21 of 24 motels in Invercargill
4.1 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.4 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.4 of 5 bubbles
Value

Welcome to Garden Grove Motel, your Invercargill “home away from home.” Garden Grove Motel aims to make your visit as relaxing and enjoyable as possible, which is why so many guests continue to come back year after year.

Close to some of Invercargill's most popular landmarks, such as St Pauls Presbyterian Church (1.7 mi) and Invercargill Water Tower (2.0 mi), Garden Grove Motel is a great destination for tourists.

Garden Grove Motel offers guests an array of room amenities including a refrigerator, a kitchenette, and a seating area, and getting online is possible, as free wifi is available.

The motel offers room service, to make your visit even more pleasant. Guests arriving by vehicle have access to free parking.

While in Invercargill be sure to experience local bangers and mash favourites at Waxy's Irish Pub.

Looking to explore? Then look no further than Queens Park (0.8 mi), Otakaro Park (0.8 mi), and All Saints Anglican Church (0.5 mi), which are some popular Invercargill attractions – all conveniently located within walking distance of the motel.

Garden Grove Motel puts the best of Invercargill at your fingertips, making your stay both relaxing and enjoyable.

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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Beach
Babysitting
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Airport transportation
Non-smoking hotel
Parking
Wifi
Laundry service
Room features
Room service
Seating area
Separate dining area
Telephone
Kitchenette
Refrigerator
Bath / shower
Hair dryer
Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Kitchenware
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Charming
Modern
Languages Spoken
English
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gunnfam wrote a review May 2017
Christchurch, New Zealand172 contributions77 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Family style motel where dogs are welcome to stay. The service we received was very efficient and friendly. The motel room was fresh and tidy with good amenities. Free WiFi.
Totally recommend this dog friendly motel.
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Date of stay: May 2017Trip type: Travelled with family
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Jean M wrote a review Oct 2016
Dunedin, New Zealand8 contributions4 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed for a couple of nights to attend a friends wedding. Very comfortable and the hosts, Anne and Brian, made us feel most welcome, even making our small dog feel welcome.The homemade biscuits on arrival were a lovely touch. I totally recommend the cooked breakfast too. Order the night before and it arrives at the designated time hot and fresh and yummy! Lovely garden to sit and while away some free time too.
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Date of stay: December 2015
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: I've only stayed the once but we had a ground floor unit with carport, which was great for...
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HunnybunnyKate wrote a review Feb 2015
Katikati, New Zealand9 contributions5 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed here with my 3 children as it was a really good price and the room arrangement was good. Unit was clean and tidy and kitchen and bathroom were modern. Good facilities - microwave, hob, fridge, ironing board, small playground. 2 single beds in one room and queen in lounge. Staff very friendly and helpful and we were given some delicious home-made biscuits on arrival. We were allowed to check out a bit later than 10am as my children overslept after a late night out at a wedding! All in all fantastic value for money.
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Date of stay: February 2015Trip type: Travelled with family
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TravellerNanaimoB_C_ wrote a review Dec 2013
Nanaimo B.C.210 contributions231 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This is a lovely older style hotel/motel on the road into Invercargill. While it is right on the highway the units are tucked away a bit in the back of the property so you really don’t hear the traffic. It is very well maintained. The rooms are spacious, very clean and comfortable. The unit we stayed in had a full kitchen and dinning area. This place was one of the few places that advertised Wi-Fi that actually worked!
The hosts at the Garden Grove were exceptionally friendly and helpful with information about Invercargill. I’ve found that most hoteliers are just pleasant enough to get by but there are a few like these folks who are genuinely friendly and it does make a big difference to your stay if you feel welcomed. Highly recommended.
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Date of stay: October 2013
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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FyingKiwi wrote a review Nov 2013
Christchurch, New Zealand1,072 contribution359 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Anne and Brian make you feel very welcome upon arrival, and treat you more like a house guest rather than a travelling guest.
While the units are reasonably spacious and in the style of studios, my own room felt a little cramped due to the (unrequired) addition of an extra bed. Vanity unit in the bathroom was also a little on the small side. However, there were many positives which diminish considerably any negatives. Refreshments are resupplied daily, which includes hot citrus drink sachets and chocolate. Two television screens (independently operated) allows for either separate viewing if there is a desire to watch two separate channels at the same time or watching a programme of choice either in the “lounge” or bedroom. Unit is also well supplied with amenities including both a oven/stove and microwave, and plenty of heating. The (slightly) sunken shower is also quite novel.
Off street parking is plentiful, and in some cases, even under cover.
One further bonus is that it is pet friendly.
While located on a major road, the units are surprisingly quiet, and the Motel even has its own little garden retreat (which also provides vegetables for guests on occasion).
It is located a little away from the city centre (about 3 kilometres), but one would also assume that if you were staying here, you would be doing so with a car.
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Date of stay: November 2013
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled on business
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Lynn R wrote a review Mar 2013
Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand3 contributions3 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Enjoyable stay. Booked in as two families, we had 2 units connected by an adjoining door. Rooms were very clean and tidy, beds were fine, rooms were warm, and they had sky tv. Overall we enjoyed our stay, the price was reasonable and the motel was close to town and the local.
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Date of stay: April 2012
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Catherine C wrote a review May 2018
Feilding, New Zealand70 contributions13 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We needed an emergency night in Invercargill and I had to be at the hospital until late, when I arrived back at the Motel, the lights/heater and even the electric blanket had been turned on for me - I was so appreciative, such a sweet gesture 💖
The Motel was great and I also noted a number of mirrors in the unit which was great! Thanks heaps Garden Grove for a never to be forgotten memory 💖
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Date of stay: May 2018
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Diane W wrote a review Apr 2018
Nelson, New Zealand190 contributions37 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We arrived on a very windy, cold day but we were made to feel very welcome by a chatty lady manager. Shown to our unit we were provided with extra blankets. This was very roomy with an interesting shower that you stepped down into. Plenty of grab handles for elderly or disabled people. An older style motel it had obviously been renovated with everything resource needed including a TV in the bedroom. We spent two comfortable days here. Despite being close to a main highway it was very quiet.
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Date of stay: April 2018
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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GingePalmy wrote a review Jun 2017
Dunedin30 contributions14 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed at Garden Grove with our Bichon pup. Unit was warm, spotlessly clean, spacious, fully equipped. Furniture and fittings all comfortable and modern. Our hostess was very welcoming, helpful, we appreciated the chocolate muffins on arrival! All in all, one of the best stays we have had in Invercargill.
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Date of stay: June 2017
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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C K M wrote a review May 2017
Wairarapa53 contributions5 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed in two bedroom unit for two nights. Ideal for what we needed. Beds very comfortable with electric blankets that were turned on for us while we were out -this was really appreciated. There was plenty of space for four adults. Great service, very helpful with well presented and looked after facilities. Would stay here again.
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Date of stay: May 2017
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Jean M wrote a tip Oct 2016
Dunedin, New Zealand8 contributions4 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"I've only stayed the once but we had a ground floor unit with carport, which was great for those of us with limited mobility."
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Splash135 wrote a tip Sept 2012
Christchurch, New Zealand95 contributions91 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"If you have a dog try to get the last unit near the garden!"
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Garden Grove Motel
Which popular attractions are close to Garden Grove Motel?
Nearby attractions include Dig This Invercargill (4.5 km), Classic Motorcycle Mecca (3.4 km), and Bill Richardson Transport World (3.9 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Garden Grove Motel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and airport transportation.
Which room amenities are available at Garden Grove Motel?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a refrigerator, and a seating area.
Is parking available at Garden Grove Motel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Garden Grove Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Elegance At 148 On Elles Restaurant, Pinch of Spice, and The Batch Cafe.
Does Garden Grove Motel have airport transportation?
Yes, Garden Grove Motel offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are pets allowed at Garden Grove Motel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Garden Grove Motel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Demolition World (8.1 km).
Is Garden Grove Motel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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