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11 reviews
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Reviewed 27 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.

Thank Anna H
John M, Manager at Colonial on Tay, responded to this review

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

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75 reviews
49 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
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!

Thank doroPfalz
Auckland, New Zealand
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114 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 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... More 

Thank Poos0411
John M, General Manager at Colonial on Tay, responded to this review

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 More 

Dunedin, New Zealand
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16 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2016

This Motel is quite basic but for the price it was excellent. It was very clean, very warm and had everything we needed. We stayed here for a swim meet over 4 days so spent a lot of time here. Every time we came back after morning racing, usually between 10 and 11, our room had been serviced which was... More 

1 Thank Paula D
John M, General Manager at Colonial on Tay, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Your comments about our motel are appreciated. See you for the next swim meeting More 

Brisbane, Australia
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124 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2016

Can't believe how people reviewed this place ..... Must be two classes of rooms at this place??? Very grubby place.... Dirty towel left on table, took to reception not bothered? Shower curtain discussing ...

Thank Pgjoh
John M, General Manager at Colonial on Tay, responded to this review

We pride ourselves on the standards we offer our guests and always respect our guests comments. This review has left us stunned. All linen is changed at the end of guests stay/also on servicing so can only assume our cleaner has left her cleaning cloth behind and this was missed in the final check at end of clean. Shower curtains... More 

Hong Kong, China
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49 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2015

Invercargill is a pretty deserted town, but the motel more than compensated during my two-day stay over the New Year. You get a large living room/dining area, kitchenette, separate bedroom and bathroom, and outdoor parking. The fixtures and gadgets are more numerous than many better quality hotels, and the cupboards are stacked with all the utensils self-catering travelers might need.... More 

Thank 453danyalf
John M, Owner at Colonial on Tay, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and feedback. We appreciate what people have to say about their stay with us. More 

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Reviewed 15 June 2015 via mobile

Best Motel in Invercargill! Very well appointed rooms with heated floors, central heating & electric blankets! Plenty of room to spread out. Very comfortable furniture & bed. The Manager very helpful. Would definatley stay here again!

Thank Merron D
Perth, Australia
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292 reviews
68 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 180 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2015

We were delighted by our stay here, which was just long enough for us to realise a much longer stay would be in order. The welcome which we received from our host was friendly and helpful. We were given fresh milk to drink- full cream, which we did like. Our room was comfortable and we were provided with enough cooking... More 

1 Thank Gabriel11
Millom, United Kingdom
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230 reviews
120 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2015

The hotel is situated about a fifteen minutes walk from the town centre, but if that is not a problem, this is a good choice. The price of rooms is very reasonable and the staff extremely friendly and helpful. They advised us on the best place to eat - about 15 minutes walk - and this was spot-on. The rooms... More 

1 Thank Bob K
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60 reviews
59 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2015

I took a chance on booking this motel for the night on the way to Invercargill after a quick internet check for reasonably priced accommodation in a quiet area. I booked by phone and was greeted in a very friendly manner by the owner. There was an equally friendly and easy going welcome on arrival. We had a one-bedroom unit... More 

1 Thank irishrover

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Additional Information about Colonial on Tay

Address: 335 Tay Street, Invercargill 9810, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Southland Region > Invercargill
Price Range: £64 - £73 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Colonial on Tay 3*
Number of rooms: 10
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