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Great hosts and good value

5.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed 26 Mar 2024
My husband and I were on a driving holiday in NZ and stayed overnight here before travelling on the South Scenic Route.
James made us very welcome on our arrival, checking us in to a Compact Studio before giving us a map of the area and pointing out places of interest. The room was very clean and quite enough room to put our luggage. The bathroom was an older style with the shower over the bath, a vanity with storage and a toilet, all of which were spotless. The attention to detail was evident.
The photo on the website depicted our room perfectly.
The lighting was good with wall lamps over the bed, a centre ceiling light and down lights over the kitchen area.
We were self catering so the fridge, microwave, glasses, crockery and cutlery were adequate for our needs as well as the small table and 2 chairs.
The nice heavy curtains blocked out the light and the bed was comfortable for a good night's rest.
Val and James appear to take a lot of pride in managing this motel. It is good value and a great spot to stay while in Invercargill.
Date of stay: March 2024
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 January 2024

Nice clean motel room, very large and a good kitchen.
We only stayed one night en-route to Stewart Island, so where not really there that long.
Short walk the the park and that water tower, and not too far into town.

Date of stay: November 2023
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 19 December 2023

An excellent motel, very clean, spacious and all that is needed for a stay. We only intended one or two nights but decided to stay 3, including our 40th wedding anniversary. Really enjoyed our visit to Invercargill. The owners/managers were very friendly and helpful with advice.

Room tip: we asked for a rear unit, no issues with traffic noise, and a very handy rear gate option for exiting
Date of stay: December 2023
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Tower Lodge Motel, Owner at Tower Lodge Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 26 December 2023

Thank you for your review of Tower Lodge, Beverly, it is very much appreciated, and we are pleased that you enjoyed your time enough with us, to extend it.

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Reviewed 18 December 2023

Tower Motel was top notch. We were welcomed by James, the manager, who gave us great restaurant suggestions, discount coupons, and wonderful suggestions on where to stop on our drive from Invercargill and Te Anau. The room was spacious, with a separate living room, big comfy bed, well stocked kitchenette, and a spot to park the car right outside the door. It had a great location next to the Queen’s park and many shops and restaurants.

Date of stay: November 2023
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Tower Lodge Motel, Owner at Tower Lodge Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 19 December 2023

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

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Reviewed 18 December 2023

What a great motel! Unfortunately I only stayed one night arriving at night and leaving early in the morning. Still had the best service at check-in and check-out! And the room was huge!!! Location is exactly as it says- just across the road from the Water Tower! We arrived by bus and got dropped off at Burger King so only had a short walk, slightly longer since we stopped for photos every 10 steps… through the park, to the motel. If I ever get a chance to properly visit Invercargill this will be where I’ll hope to stay.

Date of stay: October 2023
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Tower Lodge Motel, Owner at Tower Lodge Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 19 December 2023

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Reviewed 13 December 2023

We stayed for 2 nights for the SIT graduation ceremony. The location is perfect for getting to the campus and other CBD locations (either a short drive or flat and easy walk). The motel has high rating on Tripadvisor so I had high expectations, but they still managed to surpass that. If I ever find myself back in Invercargill, this is where I will stay.

What I liked about this place:
- the unit is spacious, tidy and well equiped. We could have prepared all our meals if we wanted.
- fast internet allowed me to work without issues and comfortably stream movies
- the spa bath and a shower with decent water pressure
- extra towels in the bathroom vanity - this alone warrants a 5 star rating for a long haired girl always struggling with just one towel for body and hair
- they actually serviced the room after just one night (you don't see that much nowadays)
- discount vouchers for good eateries within walking distance
- quiet location despite being close to the CBD
- fabulous green space just across the road for walking, running, just being in nature

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

Thank you for your feedback, Keralaspicegirl, it is very much appreciated and we are pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and we do hope to see you again.

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