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TonynLynnda
Wellington, New Zealand

Our Seventh Stay - A Great Place

Review of Colonial Motel
5.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed 24 Feb 2020
Peter and Shona are very nice hosts. We first stayed about 12 years and ago and have been back many times. They are so friendly and helpful. This time we stayed for four nights and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The place is very clean.
Date of stay: February 2020
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Responded 25 Feb 2020
Thank you Tony & Lynnda for your stay and your great review and comments.We really enjoy hosting and catching up with you and look forward to your return.
Your feedback is certainly very important to us.
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Reviewed 30 August 2019

We went on a mission north to south and back in a couple of days and we ended up booking in Saturday night. Well the owners of this motel went way beyond for us I was towing a large trailer he organized parking left lights on and set our room up heater and blankets on he even left us some chocolate fish. I cant say thank you enough for them letting us check in so late and they offered to let us drop the trailer while we went into town.
We have done a lot of travel in NZ and around the world and this has to be the cleanest room we have seen along with the best service we have had

Room tip: If you are in Blenhiem dont go past this place
Date of stay: August 2019
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Peter E, Owner at Colonial Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 31 August 2019

Thank you so very much for this wonderful review and great comments. It was a pleasure to do this for you and is what we try to do all the time. It is what one would call old fashioned hospitality.Hope you do come our way again and experience the same standard of service.

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Reviewed 15 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
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Thank DebDawkins
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Peter E, Owner at Colonial Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 16 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
Thank DallasR89
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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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