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Downunder55er
Hamilton, New Zealand

Well-appointed motel with friendly helpful owners

5.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed 12 Apr 2023via mobile
Enjoyed our 3-night stay in a very comfortable 1-bedroom unit with everything we needed plus a laundry facility. Walkable distance to the Gardens and CBD.
Friendly and helpful hosts including info on best Catlins places. Would definitely stay here again.
Date of stay: March 2023
Room Tip: Easy parking
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 15 Apr 2023
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Reviewed 27 March 2023

The Tower Lodge was a typical older style country motel, clean with all that was required. The internet worked well, the place was quiet and reasonably comfortable. Location was adjacent to Queens Garden (and the water tower) and a short walk into town. Overall pretty much as expected and as good as it might get.

Date of stay: February 2023
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Thank you for your feedback, Oldjack. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us.

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Reviewed 22 March 2023 via mobile

TripAdvisor ranks this the top hotel in Invercargill and it is not difficult to see why. The rooms are clean. The bed is comfy. The toilets are also huge. Thanks for the enjoyable stay! It is also near to Queens Park, E hayes and Bill Richardson Transport world is not too far away either.

Date of stay: March 2023
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 15 February 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.

Room tip: Book early...it's very popular
Date of stay: February 2023
  • Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Thank drDro
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Tower Lodge Motel, Owner at Tower Lodge Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 17 February 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
Thank Robyn S
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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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