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Geraldine Motels

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4.5
#5 of 6 motels in Geraldine
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.7 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.5 of 5 bubbles
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4.5 of 5 bubbles
Value
As owner operators, Thorsten and Carolin welcome you to Geraldine Motels, situated on the south side of the Geraldine town centre. Geraldine Motels offer warm hospitality together with clean, comfortable, self-contained accommodation within 200 metres of restaurants, cafés, a movie theatre and shops. We offer free WiFi to guests and pets are welcome by arrangement. Geraldine is located in South Canterbury along the Scenic Touring Routes. Enjoy the unique country village atmosphere and the wide range of cafés, galleries and shops. Geraldine Motels are just a short walk to the bowling green, tennis courts, heated swimming pool, parks, domain, museums, and bush and river walks. Two golf courses are just 5 minutes drive away. We are situated 1.5 hours drive from Christchurch airport and 1.5 hours drive to the skifields. The large park-like garden behind the units borders the Waihi River and is an excellent place to relax.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast in the room
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
BBQ facilities
Non-smoking hotel
Wifi
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Room features
Housekeeping
Seating area
Sofa
Iron
Kitchenette
Cable / satellite TV
Electric blanket
Walk-in shower
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Microwave
Refrigerator
Stovetop
Electric kettle
Kitchenware
Flatscreen TV
Radio
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English, Japanese
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Jill wrote a review Mar 2024
Porirua, New Zealand34 contributions2 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Clean and tidy, reasonable priced and a very friendly, obliging host. We had an upstairs unit which was extremely hot! Decor is pretty dated but sort of quaint! The unit had everything we needed, and we were able to do our laundry very cheaply. Good parking available, and close to local shops.
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Oskar_Baxter wrote a review Dec 2020
Canterbury Region, New Zealand296 contributions86 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This is a class-style Kiwi motel. My room was immaculate and very quiet. The location is walking distance (or a very short drive) to anywhere in Geraldine you might wish to be. Prices were reasonable. Highly recommended.
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Date of stay: December 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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travellerMelbourne wrote a review Feb 2023
Melbourne19 contributions11 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Prefect for an overnight stop in Geraldine. Large spacious two rooms, 3 beds (2 singles and a queen) bed was very confortable, slightly dated building but bright and airy with lots of opening windows. Fully equiped kitchen with everything you need. Undercover parking at the door. Shower rose was a little on the low side for average height and the bathroom ceiling was messy. Sky channels on the tv which was in an awkward palce to watch from the queen bed but we managed. Very close to the centre of town and eateries. Great value for $120 NZD per night!
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Date of stay: February 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Great meal up in the town aty the Village Inn.
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Journey45359712766 wrote a review Mar 2021
92 contributions18 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nice place to stay, not flash but extremely adequate. Very clean and tidy and price reflects this. All the usual things that motels do were done and the complex was within a very easy walk to the centre of the village.
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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drliz wrote a review Dec 2023
5 contributions5 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Great room, great location, BUT NO HOT WATER in the morning for a shower.
So I had the quickest coldest shower of my life.
The other 2 people staying couldn't face it.
Manager refused even a partial refund and told me I should have just waited around until they fixed it
That wasn't an option as we needed to get going.
Hot water shouldn't be a luxury - especially when paying $164 a night!
Really disappointing that an otherwise good stay was ruined by the attitude of the manager.
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Date of stay: November 2023
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: See if there's any hot water early so you can get it fixed before you want to leave in the morning!
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Response from Thorsten Dautermann, Owner at Geraldine Motels
Responded 9 Dec 2023
Dear Liz, we are really sorry for your experience at the Geraldine Motels. Since you stayed here, the Motel has had a change of Ownership and we have fixed this issue. Please get in touch with us next time you are in Geraldine and in need for accommodation, we would like to offer you a discounted rate.
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Barney & Imogen wrote a review May 2021
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This is a great spot, backing onto and with easy access to the Garden River Walk. The room we had was a studio unit, spacious, very clean, warm, very comfortable bed, quiet and a terrific shower! Joseph and the team are friendly and were happy for us to have a small dog with us. Easy walk down the main street into town and all the wonderful shops. The best wifi so I was able to also do a little bit of work on my laptop. This is the perfect, cozy place to stay, we will definitely be back. Thank you all.
Imogen & Barney
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Date of stay: May 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Megan W wrote a review Aug 2022
New Zealand39 contributions34 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had a great 2 night stay - two teenagers, two adults and our dog in the two-bedroom unit. Friendly and very clean with a lovely large outside area that backs onto the creek. Very warm. Easy walk into the town and cafes.
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Date of stay: August 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Andrew N wrote a review Mar 2020
Katikati, New Zealand150 contributions38 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
This is an older style motel and the rooms are large and clean and tidy .
A big bonus is that it is an easy walk to the village, and facilities.
One of those places where you feel at home. Certainly not overly flash but would come bach again.
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Date of stay: February 2020
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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764delwynb wrote a review Nov 2023
Mount Maunganui, New Zealand47 contributions3 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Older motel - spacious rooms - wee bit tired.
Comfortable beds, good bathroom facilities.
Walking distance to town and the riverside walkway/rhododendrum garden.
Reasonable price for a family especially in the family unit
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Date of stay: October 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
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trotts2021@gmail.com wrote a review Mar 2021
36 contributions1 helpful vote
4.0 of 5 bubbles
This place is good value for money. Place was clean, tidy and warm. All the facilities were as expected and the location to all places in the village , was great. Only thing against this place was the large amount of Mosquitos that invaded the property. I think that this is only a seasonal thing.
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Date of stay: March 2021
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Motel not a Hotel.
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drliz wrote a tip Dec 2023
5 contributions5 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"See if there's any hot water early so you can get it fixed before you want to leave in the morning!"
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travellerMelbourne wrote a tip Feb 2023
Melbourne19 contributions11 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Great meal up in the town aty the Village Inn."
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Lynne wrote a tip Dec 2021
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"We stay in Unit 1 or Unit 2 and have a deck out on to a large grassy area."
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trotts2021@gmail.com wrote a tip Mar 2021
36 contributions1 helpful vote
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Motel not a Hotel."
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Linda F wrote a tip Sept 2018
Wellington50 contributions28 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Try to get one of the newer units that are further from the street."
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PRICE RANGE
$142 - $164 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
New ZealandSouth IslandCanterbury RegionGeraldine
NUMBER OF ROOMS
12
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Frequently Asked Questions about Geraldine Motels
Which popular attractions are close to Geraldine Motels?
Nearby attractions include Geraldine Historical Museum (0.3 km), Louk NZ Clothing (0.3 km), and Susan Badcock Studio (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Geraldine Motels?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and kids activities.
Which room amenities are available at Geraldine Motels?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Geraldine Motels?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Geraldine Motels?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Geraldine Motels?
Conveniently located restaurants include Verde Cafe, Barker’s Foodstore & Eatery, and House Of Hop.
Is Geraldine Motels located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.3 km away from the centre of Geraldine.
Are any cleaning services offered at Geraldine Motels?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Geraldine Motels?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Geraldine Motels?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Japanese.
Is Geraldine Motels accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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