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Black on Grey Motel

868 Winchester/Geraldine Road, Geraldine 7991 New Zealand
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A Queen size Unit
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5.0
#4 of 6 motels in Geraldine
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Location
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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4.9 of 5 bubbles
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4.8 of 5 bubbles
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Black on Grey offers Stand Alone Units near the quant township of Geraldine (30 Minute easy walk) we are just on the outskirts of town, with the loveliness of fantails & other native birds joining us on a regular basis We are also right next door to the very popular Wedding Venue 'Stonebridge". Since we took over on December 1st 2022 we have had alot of guests who have Celebrated the Love Connection there :-) Built in 2017, every unit is equipped with a flat-screen TV, full kitchen / cooking facilities, ensuite bathroom and separate car parks for each vehicle Our 4 out of 5 Units have Fast Free WIFI, 2X Recliner Chairs, a dining table, Large Fridge, Queen/King Bed with Electric Blankets, Heating/Air Con, Great (walk In) Shower & a smallish basin (we are working on that :-)) free toiletries and a hairdryer that is not free :-). Outdoor Dining table & chairs to enjoy the sunset or have a cuppa in the a.m before you go onto your next leg of your journey . Our 5th Standalone Unit Family Unit is able to sleep 4 Comfortably, if you have a 5th person we do offer a rollaway bed for a small 1 off fee of $30.00 (1X Queen Bed & 2 Single Beds in 2nd room) Good sized lounge with a Corner Couch, 4 seater Dining table, Large Fridge & washing machine & Clothes Line It is suitable for guests with a possible disablity i.e In a wheelchair or on crutches. Outdoor seating area Please have a look at the pics on our website We look forward to hopefully hosting you sometime in the future, we are only a phonecall away Kind regards, Angeline & Paul
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Free parking
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3.0 of 5 stars
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Phil B wrote a review Jun 2020
44 contributions5 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed in large accessible unit. Modern tidy and well designed.
unit had an excellent heatpump worked well
gas used to heat water great modern feature.
smart tv and netflics nice feature also good wifi

Also has a washing machine in the unit and an oven plus a microwave oven.

2 bedrooms one next to the other kids stayed in that.
There is a deck however not big enough for the table supplied and all the chairs to be used on the deck for a meal or drink etc. Nicely private with a surrounding hedge.

The carparking a minor issue in that you have to execute a 3 point turn for this unit with the wheelchair ramp etc. I know this in unavoidable.

Reasonable equipment but a pizza tray or coffee plunger would be nice. The instant coffee was nothing to write about. Bed also OK but not large for such a large unit. I personally give the place 5 stars if it had a superking bed, coffee plunger, seating on deck matched better and better parking access. Would also be prepared to pay a bit more it is good value off peak at the moment.
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Date of stay: June 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: probably go for non accessible in future
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Response from Angeline Welch, Owner at Black on Grey Motel
Responded 7 Jan 2022
Hi Phil B. Thank you for sharing your thoughts & suggestions. we have just taken over Black on Grey, just thought I would let you know that since your stay the previous owners must of taken the table off the deck & put it near the BBQ area on the grass & there is a plunger & coffee for the guests. The parking is what it is, I personally love doing 3 point turns (maybe you had a bigger vehicle) & of course it is a Disability Unit for one that is not as fortunate as us to be able to walk for whatever reason. We hope to see you again in the future-when you book with us please ask for Unit E so you can experience :) P.S As I said we just took over on Dec 1st so we haven't got to changing the Queen Bed to King or Super as yet..we will get there :) Happy New Year to You & your Family
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DanO68 wrote a review Apr 2022
Alexandra, New Zealand660 contributions474 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We spent a night at Black on Grey while passing through Geraldine. We chose this place as it is dog friendly and we like to travel with our 2 wee dogs. Be warned – we were charged an additional $60 “deep cleaning” fee for the dogs, so it made an otherwise economically priced motel quite expensive. The location is decent if you have a car, just a couple of km south of town. The front units are rather close to the road, copping a bit of road noise, however it was nothing major (very quiet at night). We received a very warm welcome from the owner/managers – very friendly. The units are clean, modern, newly built, and very comfortable and roomy. Our studio unit contained a small but functional kitchenette and appeared to have a decent heating/cooling system, though we didn’t need to use it. The TV comes with Netflix and the Wifi connection was very strong and speedy. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here and will stay here again when next in Geraldine. Highly recommended!
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Date of stay: April 2022
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Black on Grey Motel, Owner at Black on Grey Motel
Responded 15 May 2022
We are happy you chose to stay at Black on Grey. You will find most accommodation providers will have a charge of accommodating our K9 friends if they are in the unit with you & no doubt that price would be alot more reasonable than putting your fur babies into a Boarding Kennel for a night, which I am sure they wouldnt enjoy as much. We also have a high standard of cleanliness that we take pride in & want to keep at that level for our next potential guests. I am sure you understand. Thank you for taking the time to share all of your thoughts & we hope to see you (& possibly your furry friends) sometime in the future, until then take care Kind Regards, Angeline & Paul
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pcarlaw wrote a review Mar 2023
Jacksonville, Oregon42 contributions18 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed here for two nights to explore the area. It’s squeaky clean and comfortable with a fully stocked kitchen, comfy bed and lounge chairs.

Even though we had one of the units by the road, the sound proofing and insulation is good and we weren’t bothered by road noise at all.

It was cool the few days we were here, but we didn’t need to worry. There’s a nice, quiet wall heater instead of an annoying heat pump, an extra blanket and even an electric bed warmer.

Black on Gray is now our favourite place to stay when we’re in the lovely town of Geraldine
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Date of stay: March 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Black on Grey Motel, Owner at Black on Grey Motel
Responded 5 Sept 2023
Hi Peggy, My apologies for not responding to your lovely review before now. Thank you so much for taking time out of your busy schedule to write your "Positive Stay" words. Much Appreciated from Ange, Paul & The Team @ Black On Grey :-)
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KiwiVideo wrote a review May 2022
1 contribution1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
An unsolicited free upgrade gave us a large, separate studio unit with king size, comfortable bed, recliner chairs, full kitchen, including large fridge, with all other necessary facilities. Tastefully decorated, and spacious enough to make it easy to stay for multiple days.

The bathroom basin is small, and the double glazed windows do not block out all the road noise, but we found it very relaxing and enjoyed it greatly, just as our daughter, her husband, and two kids had done in their family unit previously.

Thanks so much to Angeline, our host, who went out of her way to set this up, and turned the heater on early for us. Friendly, personalised service. We'll be back!
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Response from Black on Grey Motel, Owner at Black on Grey Motel
Responded 14 May 2022
Thank You for taking the time to write your thoughts Kelvin. We look forward to you coming to stay again sometime. Kind regards, Angeline & Paul
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willynda wrote a review May 2022
Christchurch, New Zealand9 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We recently spent 4 nights at Black on Grey and had a very enjoyable stay. Angeline was welcoming and helpful and we appreciated the little touches like chocolates on our pillows. The setting is great and we enjoyed being just a little out of town, which is an easy half hours walk away. Our 2 bedroom unit was very sunny, spacious, warm, clean, and quiet. The beds were extremely comfortable and the shower was great. It was also lovely to have a private outdoor area. If you are staying in Geraldine this is a great place to stay. While you are there Peel Forest and Mt Peel station are well worth a visit.
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Date of stay: May 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Black on Grey Motel, Owner at Black on Grey Motel
Responded 5 Mar 2023
Thank you so much for the positive feedback, You can come back any old time :-) Apologies for such a delayed response to your awesome review Kind regards, Angeline & Paul
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Patrick F wrote a review Nov 2021
Picton, New Zealand135 contributions47 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
A newish build. The bed was comfortable and the room was tastefully appointed.

Unfortunately the roar of passing trucks did not make for a good night's sleep. After a short lull in the traffic noise we finally managed to doze off only to be awakened by the raucous crowing of a nearby rooster.

The bathroom design was a disaster! The basin was the width of my hand, and there wasn't a vanity, meaning that your toiletries had to be placed on the floor. The mirror was next to the showerbox, rather than over the basin, so unless you could perform a brisk "two-step", shaving wasn't an option. The only way to brush your hair was to open the shower door to prevent your elbow from going through the glass.

We won't be staying there again.
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Date of stay: November 2021
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Response from Angeline Welch, Owner at Black on Grey Motel
Responded 5 Jan 2022
Hello. We have just taken over here at Black on Grey, one of the reasons we bought it is because we love the way its set out & the style, privacy & location. Yes there are a couple of things out of our control-sorry cant control a rooster crowing or move the road (we do have units further back & no one else has ever complained like you have- good thing we are all different!! The last thing we want is unhappy guests. Happy New Year.
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RobChristina wrote a review Jan 2022
Christchurch, New Zealand112 contributions18 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed a week here at New Year in a studio unit. All the units are separate, modern with double glazing, spacious, comfy and super clean! It’s semi rural, so expect the odd truck to pass by at night but that didn’t bother us at all. It’s an easy 3 min drive or 25 min walk into town with so many lovely cafes and shops! Excellent value here with very friendly & helpful owners. A big thanks, we will definitely stay again.
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Date of stay: December 2021
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: Studio A & B are nearer the road but have a nice garden outlook. Studio C & D are behind,...
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Response from Angeline Welch, Owner at Black on Grey Motel
Responded 5 Jan 2022
Thank you Rob & Christina, we look forward to you comimg to stay with us again sometime.
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Mary G wrote a review Apr 2021
Paraparaumu, New Zealand160 contributions40 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This motel has several luxury cabins with everything you could possibly want. It was very clean and confortable and Tee (the hostess) was delightful with nothing being too much trouble. We had a large studio unit with a superking bed and two comfy leather chairs. When travelling, we like top accommodation and this place ticked all the boxes.
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Date of stay: March 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Angeline Welch, Owner at Black on Grey Motel
Responded 21 Mar 2022
Hi Mary, Apologies for taking so long to reply, but since Tee was here ( we didnt have the pleasure of meeting her) my partner & I took over on the 1st Dec 2022. Just wanted to say Thank you for the lovely compliments & hopefully we can meet you one day. Take care & stay safe out there Kind Regards, Angeline, Paul & The Team @ Black on Grey :)
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Suzanne O wrote a review Nov 2023
Gold Coast, Australia148 contributions147 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This modern, spacious, comfortable studio was just what we were looking for, but we also wanted to enjoy “semi-rural” views from the front porch on arrival. Unfortunately there are no views. We were in B (the best location of the 4 cabins) which at least looked out on a small sheltered garden strip.
It was disappointing for us as Geraldine is such a pretty place, but if it’s just for a good overnight sleep you’ll be more than happy at Black on Grey.
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Date of stay: October 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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DavidFlorence wrote a review Dec 2020
Auckland, New Zealand141 contributions79 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed one night. Big roomy cabin. Very clean & new. Big lounge, kitchen offset along the wall, laundry facilities, double bed in nice sized room & two single beds in the second bedroom. There was a private garden area to sit out in but it was raining. There are 5 units there, ours was unit E at the back, very quiet.
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Angeline Welch, Owner at Black on Grey Motel
Responded 21 Mar 2022
Hi David, Apologies for taking a wee while to reply-better late than never huh haha. My man & I just purchased this lovely property on Dec 1st this year. We appreciate the comments you shared & we hope to keep the standards as high as the previous owners. Please come & stay again, & we can possibly put you back in the happy place of Unit E :) Kind regards, Angeline & Paul
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Murray F wrote a tip Jun 2023
Dunedin, New Zealand58 contributions7 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"On the way to lots of places"
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pcarlaw wrote a tip Mar 2023
Jacksonville, Oregon42 contributions18 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Call before booking to discuss room options."
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RobChristina wrote a tip Jan 2022
Christchurch, New Zealand112 contributions18 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Studio A & B are nearer the road but have a nice garden outlook. Studio C & D are behind, maybe a bit quieter."
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Phil B wrote a tip Jun 2020
44 contributions5 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"probably go for non accessible in future"
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Robyn W wrote a tip Apr 2019
Hobart, Australia5 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Less street noise at rear of property."
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$203 - $225 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Which popular attractions are close to Black on Grey Motel?
Nearby attractions include Geraldine Vintage Car and Machinery Museum (1.1 km), Geraldine Cinema (1.4 km), and Talbot Forest Scenic Reserve (3.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Black on Grey Motel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and kids activities.
Which room amenities are available at Black on Grey Motel?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a refrigerator, and a seating area.
What food & drink options are available at Black on Grey Motel?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Black on Grey Motel?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Black on Grey Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Verde Cafe, The Running Duck, and Royal India.
Is Black on Grey Motel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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