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Helensborough Motor Inn
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Helensborough Motor Inn
Ranked #1 of 3 Balclutha B&B and Inns
Reviewed 27 July 2013

We have been staying here for 3 years now, we come for 2 weeks in the July school holidays and is perfect for us. We are a family of 6 and we stay in the cottage. The cottage is at the rear entrance of the motel and has its own section with a walkway thru to the motel. Also has a large section for the kids to play, own driveway, and even a trampoline. A 1 minute walk to a kids park. It is like a home away from home. When we arrive the coal fire has been lit and so when we arrive it is lovely and cosy. There are 3 bedrooms which 2 consist of a double bed with a single bunk bed above. The 3rd room has a double bed with heaps of shelving for storage. They have recently installed aluminium windows, and a heat transfer system. James and Pauline are wonderful hosts and always friendly. Daily we receive clean towels, tea towels etc. The kitchen is huge which has the dining table and couch. The lounge is big also.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 24 February 2013

Wonderful,clean comfortable units.
Really comfortable bed,great,friendly host who was very helpfu with the local information.Beautiful,well kept lawns and gardens. A credit to the owners.Also,very reasonaly priced.

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank Margaret B
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Reviewed 16 December 2012

The Helensborough Motor Inn is very 1970ish but so so clean and everything you need. The bed was very comfortable. A Convenience store is close by. Friendly hosts make for a pleasant stay. A good place to use as a base if travelling round South Otago lots of intersting things in area.

  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank Faye B
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Reviewed 9 March 2012

The owner was great! He told me about Kaka pt and the lighthouse that was nearby that I would not have known about. It was the most beautiful coast that I have ever seen. The room was nice and very clean. They also gave me complimentary cards for the internet which was a definite plus. Very cool people who run this place!

Room Tip: I would recommend a room in the back to avoid any road noise.
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Stayed: March 2012, travelled solo
2  Thank TexHouston
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Reviewed 7 March 2012

Clean, comfortable and ticking all the boxes. We travelled around New Zealand for 7 weeks and this is one of the best motels. Simple things: comfortable, spacious, good shower, good heating, lots of light, good kitchen facilities, etc.

Stayed: February 2012, travelled as a couple
1  Thank Matthew44
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Reviewed 22 January 2012

Great little motel in Balclutha. We stayed in a studio unit for a night which was clean and comfortable, it had a a small kitchen unit, comfortable bed. We stayed in unit 11 which is near the rear of the property so no road noise from the highway. Would recommend with confidence.

  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank KATDAV23
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Reviewed 30 November 2011

We've now stayed at the Helensborough Motor Inn twice this year and it's great. Very friendly and helpful hosts, clean, fast and easy wifi. The only reason I haven't given them 5 stars is that on our last stay we were put in a room where someone had smoked. When I asked for a different room they said, yes we know it's smokey. I wish they had thought of that before putting us in there.

  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled with family
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1  Thank WLnz
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Address: Main North Road, Balclutha, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Balclutha
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Kitchenette
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Ranked #1 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Balclutha

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