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Mike Y
Witham, United Kingdom

Friendly and comfortable with a small pool

Review of Colonial Motel
5.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed 11 Feb 2019
Stayed in a family room which was comfortable and roomy. Has free parking and a small swimming pool. Hosts and very friendly and helpful. Ideal place to explore the Blenhiem area, especially the vineyards.
Date of stay: January 2019
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Peter E, Owner at Colonial Motel, responded to this review
Responded 12 Feb 2019
Thank you for your stay Mike and your positive comments which are very much appreciated.
We do hope that you return to us sometime and it was a pleasure to host you.
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Reviewed 3 December 2018

Not all motels can provide a big enough space for people to stay together but the Colonial Motel could. With 3 bedrooms and a bed in the lounge it was perfect for a girls weekend away. Damn good value for money as well. Our hosts were great on arrival, telling us about the awesome Brazilian Restaurant just down the road and suggesting a visit and mention of the celebration rather than just a phone call. The accommodation was clean and well equipped. Not particularly modern, but I'm not into modern/sterile look, so was quite happy. Totally recommend anyone to stay here. A short walk on the flat from town.

Date of stay: November 2018
  • Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Reviewed 24 November 2018 via mobile

Enjoy our stay here. Made very welcome on arrival and had a early check in. Very close walk to the town center. Room was clean and quite modern. Good to have sky sport on the TV. Road at front can be a bit loud but OK for us. Would highly recommend and will stay here again when passing

Date of stay: November 2018
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Peter E, Owner at Colonial Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 26 November 2018

Thank you for your generous and positive comments. It was a pleasure to host you and we are so pleased that you did enjoy your stay and that we were able to make your stay comfortable and convenient.

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Reviewed 29 October 2018

When a good sleep, an acceptable shower, warm accommodation and a roof over your head is your brief for a place to stay, then the flashiest place in town is going to do nothing more than lighten your wallet unnecessarily. The Colonial is very clean, warm, well appointed and extremely good value for money. With host that are very approachable, helpful, and professional. With a Night & Day dairy and a fish & chip shop at the entrance, it couldn't be better appointed. We will be back and thoroughly recommend it.

Room tip: Rear rooms for quietness.
Date of stay: October 2018
  • Trip type: Travelled with family
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Peter E, Owner at Colonial Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2018

Thank you very much Kevin for your great comments and we do try to provide a home away from home feeling.
looking forward to your return.

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Reviewed 22 April 2018

We were a late arrival but Peter the owner met us with a big smile and a warm greeting. We were led to our hotel room that was clean, fresh and we'll taken care of. Before leaving for our next destination, Peter provided us with a lovely breakfast of eggs, bacon, toast and coffee all made by his wife. Before we left we walk around the hotel grounds where we found several orange trees, roses and other lovely flowering plants well taken care by the owner. A great homey experience. We were sorry to have to leave so quickly.

Date of stay: April 2018
  • Trip type: Travelled with family
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Peter E, Owner at Colonial Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 23 April 2018

Thank you so much for your wonderful review and your appreciation of our facilities and garden. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay and hope that you return to us someday. It is a pleasure to host people and we do endeavour to provide a home away from home.
Thank you again for your kind comments.

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Reviewed 30 March 2018

We stayed for 3 nights at the beginning of February in a one bedroomed upstairs unit.
The unit was clean comfortable and had all that we needed. We had a view of the hills nearby ,there was a table and chairs on the balcony but unfortunately although it was sunny and warm it was very windy so didn't get an opportunity to use these.
Laundry facilities were good and because we were going on a wine tour for my husbands birthday the manger offered to hang my washing out. When we got back it was all dried and in our unit .
I would certainly stay here again.

Date of stay: February 2018
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Peter E, Owner at Colonial Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 1 April 2018

Thank you so much for your generous comments and it is a pleasure to help our guests.
Glad you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to your return.

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