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Reviewed 14 January 2017

A very comfortable place to stay. Clean, well-equipped motel units with nice fluffy towels. The owner is a lovely lady...very warm, friendly and welcoming. Seven of us stayed here in two units during the Colgate Games and it was perfect. Thoroughly recommended.

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John M, Owner at Colonial on Tay, responded to this reviewResponded 16 January 2017

Thank you for your positive feedback from your stay with us. Glad you enjoyed staying with us, apoligise that the weather wasn't better - unfortunately that's one thing we cannot change. See you again
Regards
Christine

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Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Stayed here for 2 nights. The rooms were very comfortable and clean. It pretty much had everything you needed, including cooking facilities. There was also a laundry available for use, which was handy. The owners were very friendly and helpful. Definitely recommended.

Stayed: December 2016, travelled with friends
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John M, Owner at Colonial on Tay, responded to this reviewResponded 5 January 2017

Thank you for your review of our Motel. It is good hear peoples views, hearing about their travels and where they are heading next. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and hope you have enjoyed the rest of your travels in NZ.

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Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

The Colonial on Tay is warm and welcoming. I had a 1 bedroom unit and it was clean and comfortable with a good sized lounge area and good facilities to self-cater. The motel is very reasonably priced and the proprietors are friendly and helpful. It is excellently situated for swim meet accommodation - very close to Splash Palace.

Stayed: August 2016, travelled solo
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John M, Manager at Colonial on Tay, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2016

Thank you Anna, It was a busy weekend with swimming and great to know your accommodation with us was enjoyable. See you next time

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Reviewed 10 April 2016

We stayed at the Colonial Motel for one night in February. The room was big, everything you could need was there.
The management gave us some advice where to eat, quite nearby - dinner there was delicious!

  • Stayed: February 2016, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 March 2016 via mobile

Colonial on Tay Motel does seem a bit old compared to some I have stayed at. However my room had been kept tidy and clean the whole week I was there which is a must for a fairly frequent traveller like myself. Wifi connection can be a bit temperamental and signal sometimes a bit weak (only one bar in the bedroom I was in), but the great customer service by the lady at reception (possibly the owner?) completely overrules it. She just kept giving me different passcodes which means more data to use. Very friendly owners. Ordering breakfast was also not a problem. Delivered the night before (for continental) so I could eat at my own pace in the morning. My room was also quite big for a one bedroom. And there were two heaters available plus an electric blanket. The motel is also very close to centre of town which made going to work much more convenient. Great for those business trips where you need to work in the town centre.

Stayed: March 2016, travelled on business
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John M, General Manager at Colonial on Tay, responded to this reviewResponded 29 March 2016

Thank you for your comments. We appreciate you taking the time to respond to your stay with us.
Look forward to see you again the next time you are visiting Invercargill

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