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DebDawkins
Nelson, New Zealand

Great motel

Review of Colonial Motel
5.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed 14 May 2019
Very clean well maintained units.Rooms are a good size not small .Good facilities.. Very friendly owners. Close to supermarket. 10 minute walking distance to town and Restaurants. Because on main road can be a bit noisy at night .
Date of stay: May 2019
Trip type: Travelled with friends
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Responded 15 May 2019
Thank you very much Deb for your great review and comments. We do appreciate the feedback.
Glad you enjoyed your stay and do hope that you are able to return to us in the future.
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Reviewed 25 February 2019 via mobile

We had a team needing accommodation in Blenheim recently. Peter and Shona were an absolute pleasure to deal with and could not have been more helpful. Their understanding and attention to detail was much appreciated. The team had a very successful weekend and we believe the comfortable ‘homely’ accommodation helped them achieve their desired results! Highly recommended thankyou!

Date of stay: February 2019
Trip type: Travelled on business
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Peter E, Owner at Colonial Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 26 February 2019

Thank you Dallas and we thoroughly enjoyed hosting you and thank you for choosing us. Your group were polite and tidy and well behaved and under great management. So pleased that you enjoyed your stay and thank you again for the efficient way that you and your team looked after the party.

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Reviewed 12 February 2019

In town for the recent Marlborough Food and Wine Festival, we spent two comfortable nights at the Colonial Motel in Blenheim.

Located about 500 metres from the centre of Blenheim, the motel is a good base for your time here and for any driving you may want to do around some of the amazing wineries in the Marlborough region.

We were in room 10 for our stay. There is a good size bed and small kitchen area in the room as well as a little table and chairs on a deck outside, which was very pleasant to enjoy the great weather we had during our stay.

There is no air conditioning in the room, but two fans were provided, which we found sufficient, even thought it was the height of summer during our stay,

Finally, the hosts at the motel are just lovely. They struck the perfect balance between being friendly and charming without being intrusive at all.

Overall, we had a lovely few days in Blenheim with the Colonial Motel being a good base.

Date of stay: February 2019
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Peter E, Owner at Colonial Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 14 February 2019

Thank you so much Craig for your wonderful review and great comments which we appreciate very much indeed.
It was a pleasure to host you and what an amazing advertisement for our motel and the Marlborough region.
Thank you once again and hope that you are able to stay with us again.

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Reviewed 12 February 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 reviewResponded 13 February 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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