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Martyn B
Blenheim, New Zealand

Ok Accomadation but customer service needs work

3.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 Mar 2019
Arrived at reception in evening to a sign that said closed, so tried booking on line. Once we had booked the reception opened for someone else, so we went in and were commented on that we should have book direct as on line costs more then were charged for bedding. Room was tidy enough but small.
Date of stay: February 2019
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Reviewed 24 February 2018

We booked here last minute as a family and were greeted by friendly staff. The unit was clean, tidy and although very basic and a bit tired, all the amenities were there as described. These included full cooking facilities, off street parking, quiet units and Sky tv.

Room tip: A one bedroom unit will comfortably sleep and cater for 3 adults.
Date of stay: February 2018
  • Trip type: Travelled with family
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Thank BillieC145
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Reviewed 20 November 2017

Stopped for a couple of nights while in town for a stage performance. Booked through internet - on arrival were met by one of the owners (Marion) who chatted and signed us in. She made sure we were happy with room which was basic but clean, tidy and had all we needed. Enjoyed our night at The Dark Room Improv presentation and had a nice restful night in a comfortable bed. Met another owner next morning and had a pleasant chat. Overall the motel is fine for what we wanted - maybe not if you want 4 or 5 star accommodation but we were very happy with the room

Room tip: Ask nicely if you want sun in morning or evening - depends on which side of the motel you will have your room
Date of stay: November 2017
  • Trip type: Travelled with family
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Thank Grant N
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Reviewed 13 March 2016

Room was dirty and shabby. Bathroom old and dilapidated even though it was huge the vanity was tiny with no bench space. Plastic curtain in old shower. .Advertised with a hairdryer but there was none in any room. Lounge suite was dirty as was the floor. Would not recommend at all.had a courtesy vehicle in some advertising and was parked outside and we asked of we could be dropped at a venue and was told no it isn't used now.Restaurant was closed.Not a happy experience.

Date of stay: March 2016
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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2  Thank Carolyn N
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Reviewed 17 December 2015

Stopped a night on business. booking was easy. Owners were nice. Accommodation was pretty basic stand motel rooms and although a bit tired were clean and comfortable.

I guess my only gripe is that there were no services within walking distance so if you want a meal or a drink you would either need to eat there or get in the car.

The night I stayed (Tuesday) is the only night of the week the restaurant / bar is not open so not ideal.

Date of stay: December 2015
  • Trip type: Travelled on business
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Thank Shayne M
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Reviewed 17 October 2015 via mobile

Bare minimum maintenance with high range prices. Restaurant is way over priced at $30 for a main which is just the size of an entre. The Owner's have been here 8yrs and are in their 70's, which explains why this motel is 80's style. At $90 pr night for 1 person is a reach. I've stayed at better back packers. But if you're stuck for accommodation & no where else to stay, a one night stay is fine. Would I come back? No 😡

Date of stay: October 2015
Trip type: Travelled with friends
1  Thank kickassu
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