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Reviewed 24 March 2018

This is a lovely motel. The unit was very clean and extremely spacious. The service is great and the amenities very good. The rooms are quiet. I would have rated this an excellent, except the beds were too hard and not comfortable. Everything else is excellent.

  • Stayed: March 2018, travelled as a couple
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Thank 32brucebeach
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Peter E, Owner at Colonial Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 26 March 2018

Thank you for your great review and we do appreciate the feedback. So pleased that you enjoyed your motel stay but sorry about your bed experience. However we do have many guests who like hard beds and do not wish to have a soft one so rather difficult to please all in that area.
We look forward to your return.

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Reviewed 26 February 2018

We pulled in way early and although our room wasn't ready Shona was extremely helpful in giving us tips on things to do and places to eat. When we came back a couple hours later the room was ready and spotless. Again Shona was most helpful and we were impressed with the size and amenities. A real upside for us was that the motel had a laundry and Shona advised us just to use the clothesline and save money on the dryer. It was a perfect dry windy day so why not. The room was comfy and the motel is well located.

When were leaving Cyclone Gita had just begun hitting the island and highway 1 was already closed so we were wondering what to do. The motel was now fully booked and we had onward reservations but were a bit worried about getting there. Shona and Peter checked for us on other hotel availability in the area and also travel options taking the interior route. They said they would make room for us one way or the other and I fully believe they would have. In the end we decided to head towards Christchurch but we were so grateful for their help. When we phoned them from the highway they said they did have a late cancellation and had held the room for us just in case. Really first class folks.
Oh and we hadn't realized it but they had a breakfast option. We were sorry we didn't check this out.

  • Stayed: February 2018, travelled as a couple
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Thank Roadees
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Reviewed 14 February 2018

The room was a warm friendly space with attention to small details that are appreciated in a New Zealand Motel. Full kitchen and appliances and service ware. Just like home. Thanks to Shona and Peter Therredge for a warm welcome.

Room Tip: We liked the ground floor
  • Stayed: February 2018, travelled as a couple
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Thank Susie C
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Peter E, Owner at Colonial Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 16 February 2018

Thank you for your wonderful comments and we do like to present a homely motel feel.Glad you enjoyed your stay and we do appreciate your positive feedback.hope you can come back to us at some time.

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Reviewed 2 February 2018

We were greeted by our delightful, friendly and helpful hosts, Shona and Peter. Our studio room was very comfortable and clean. The kitchenette was well equipped. The bed was comfortable. The bathroom had a good shower, plenty of hot water and lovely locally produced toiletries. We had a seating area on our balcony upon which we enjoyed drinks and meals. Although the road outside was busy it was only 10 minutes walk to the beautiful riverside track. The Colonial motel also had a small pool which was clean and provided an ideal chance to cool off

Room Tip: On the opposite side to the local chippy!
Stayed: January 2018, travelled as a couple
Thank Annie B
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Peter E, Owner at Colonial Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 6 February 2018

Thank you Annie for your wonderful review and it was a pleasure to host you. We take pride in looking after our guests and we are so thrilled that you had such a nice stay at the motel.We look forward to hosting you again.

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Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Awesome place to stay. We would definitely recommend this place. Espically the pet friendly option good area for the dog to use too.
The owners wmare lovely very helpful. And the Cooked breakfast was just amazing.

Stayed: August 2017, travelled with family
Thank Sonya M
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Peter E, Owner at Colonial Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 9 September 2017

Thank you for your wonderful recommendation and so pleased that you enjoyed your stay. We always endeavour to maintain our hospitality standards.
Look forward to seeing you again.

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