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Andrew F
Christchurch, New Zealand

good for families, groups or couples

5.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed 15 Feb 2023
This was my second stay at the Tower Lodge Motel. The first was with my family and we were treated very well. The second was with a group of mates, making our annual pilgrimage to the Burt Munro Motorcycle rally. We were made to feel just as welcome on the second stay as the first. Val & James are excellent hosts, full of useful information, suggestions for places to eat (and that offer discounts to guests :-) ) and when I told them of our planned route via Te Anau and Milford Sound, James gave us the names of some great places to see, cafes, viewing spots etc. Yes it's on a busy rd so it can get noisy, but earplugs fixes that, and the location is perfect...walking distance from Queens Park and close enough to town. Would highly recommend.
Date of stay: February 2023
Room Tip: Book early...it's very popular
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Responded 16 Feb 2023
Thank you for your feedback drDro, we are pleased that we could help make your stay with us, a pleasant one.
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Reviewed 20 January 2023 via mobile

Friendly greeting on arrival, shown our unit, with an enjoyable short chat afterwards!

Given discount cards for local restaurants (we were going to these anyways, as they are some of the best), helpful information give re things in the area!

Units clean and tidy, even though short staffed, our unit was cleaned daily! Exceptional!

Will return and highly recommend!

Room tip: Good off street parking (single vehicles). Entry from Queens Drive and exit via automatic electric gate onto McMaster road…
Date of stay: January 2023
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Tower Lodge Motel, Owner at Tower Lodge Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 21 January 2023

Thank you for your feedback, Robyn, it is much appreciated. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay and look forward to seeing you in the future.

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Reviewed 13 January 2023

Very big rooms with a nice longe area and kitchenette .I have been touring NZ for two months and these rooms are the best I have come across exceptionally clean everything you need is there great hosts who offered lots of helpful information as to where to go and what to see I can’t recommend this motel highly enough

Date of stay: December 2022
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Tower Lodge Motel, Owner at Tower Lodge Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 15 January 2023

Thank you for your feedback, Rufgruff, it is very much appreciated and we are pleased that we could help make your stay with us, a pleasant one.

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Reviewed 3 January 2023

After 28 hours traveling from America, we were overcome with joy to find this gem nestled is the heart of Invercargill. Incredibly friendly management (James). Could not be more centrally located, just minutes from the Bluff!! Service was excellent!!!! The bungalow was clean and sizable. Food is tasty and everything is very homey feeling. Overwhelmed by the hospitality! 10/10 would stay again! Highly recommend!!!

Date of stay: January 2023
Trip type: Travelled with family
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James Neylon, Owner at Tower Lodge Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 3 January 2023

Thank you for your review of Tower Lodge, Winter Wolf Flame, it is much appreciated and we are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. We do hope to see you again.

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Reviewed 31 December 2022

Our room was the perfect 1 bedroom apartment with everything that we needed. It was so comfortable, and in a convenient location. The owner who checked us in was super helpful with suggestions. The Queens Park nearby is a MUST-SEE!

Date of stay: December 2022
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James Neylon, Owner at Tower Lodge Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 3 January 2023

Thank you for your feedback and rating of Tower Lodge, Nezia, we are pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and also the magnificent Queens Park across the road.

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Reviewed 9 December 2022

Although the motel is pretty basic, we were blown away by how pleasant and nice the people in the reception office were, first with recommending the nearby beautiful Queen's Park and a drive to Bluff, and then the next morning showing us on a map the places to stop at on the scenic route to Te Anau - we took the advice and loved every place we visited! We liked Invercargill and had the best Chinese food at a place in the CBD. It was fun seeing a school group riding their bikes on a treasure hunt along the beach. A fun visit. The little bottle of milk for our tea was appreciated :-)

Date of stay: November 2022
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Tower Lodge Motel, Owner at Tower Lodge Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 12 December 2022

Thank you for your feedback, it is much appreciated. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us, along with some of what Invercargill has to offer and also the wonderful Southern Scenic Route.

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