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“Comfortable and friendly” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Highway Lodge

Highway Lodge
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Highway Lodge
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Balclutha
Hamilton, New Zealand
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Comfortable and friendly”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2014

Very comfortable. Lovely friendly service. Main road is close by but not at all noisy. TV took a bit of working out but soon found buttons down the side and then all was well! Wi-Fi was free and worked well.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Hazel S
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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west auckland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2014

Enjoyed our stay, and always great to support a local community. As a midway stop over, from Queenstown to Dunedin, its fantastic to get out of the hustle and bustle of city life. NZ is beautiful place

  • Stayed January 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank gsrgtr
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Melbourne, Australia
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195 reviews
95 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2013

This is a basic motel on the side of SH1 - although it is on the main road it is not overly noisy depending on the hours you keep. This is a rural area so trucks are on the road earlier than in some areas of the country. Units are have basic furnishings, there are no niceties, a sofa would have been nice in unit 7 instead of 2 "sit up and beg" chairs. Easy to walk in to town to get some food or go to the supermarket, plus good walk through the Naish Park and along the river walk. This is a place you would not really choose to stay at if on holiday, I view it as more for business travellers who need a place to stop off to rest before hitting the road again. NZD120.00 for unit with a double bed in a separate room to the lounge/dining/kitchen area which also had a single bed in it.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled on business
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Diddicoy
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Napier, New Zealand
Level Contributor
23 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2013

We arrived about 5pm on a wet day and were greeted by a blunt speeking woman when we requested a unit for the night. She pointed out a unit which would be suitable for us second unit in on the end of a wing. When my husband asked if it is quiet (as we had noticed two roads ran down both sides of the motel complex), her reply was "I don't know, I have never slep in them. Not the kind of comments you make to paying guests. When asked for interenet service, there was a cost required. They were the ONLY MOTEL THAT CHARGED on our whole four week tour through the south island. The unit is full of signs asking paying guests to seperate rubbish, wash and dry dishes, on top of paying a premium for the night. Dissapointed

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled on business
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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3 Thank 1Chinagirl
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Wellington, New Zealand
Level Contributor
76 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2012

Arrived late 9.30pm with my sister a wee grandson. Paid $150.00, was never given a receipt. Place was basic, so very over priced. The tv didnt work, and it was too late to return to the office. The room we were in was noisy, so the sleep was horrid. Were pleased to leave in the morning.

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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled with family
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Megan O
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Tauranga, New Zealand
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2012

Unfortunately rate this place very average - amenities are basic - no outlook and roads on both sides. The place was clean but apart from that doesn't have anything going for it. Ok if you need a bed. Unfortunately we didn't get the size unit I had booked one month before - got downsized and still paid full price - had to sleep on an old sofa bed in lounge - not much sleep. Very disappointing as there just aren't many other options around and I feel they're cashing in on it. Next time will stay in Dunedin where its way better value and just drive to Balclutha every day.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with family
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank S B
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Motueka
Level Contributor
32 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2011

Overpriced. Charged me extra for a 6 month old even though we bought our own portacot. Wifi apparently only works in two of the units, even though it is advertised. Grumpy check-in man. Unit good, don't understand why motels provide ovens, and no overn proof cookware..

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Becca_Monsta
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Additional Information about Highway Lodge

Property: Highway Lodge
Address: 165 Clyde Street, Balclutha 9230, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Balclutha
Amenities:
Kitchenette Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Balclutha
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 16

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