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Helensborough Motor Inn
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Helensborough Motor Inn
Ranked #1 of 3 Balclutha B&B and Inns
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17 reviews
11 hotel reviews
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“would recommend”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2014 via mobile

Arrived early morning and were able to check in. Very good value for money. Extremely clean units. Helpful local hosts. Excellent free wireless. Excellent pressure in shower. Overall really enjoyed and would highly recommend.

Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank Joanne T
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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Perth
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2014

We stayed for one night in the cottage with our three children. The cottage is quite old, but well maintained and extremely clean. The kitchen is fully functional, there is large backyard for the kids to play and it is located close to town. The owners were lovely and helpful.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
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Lower Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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Thank Allison B
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Hastings-New Zealand
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42 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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Queenstown, New Zealand
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110 reviews
21 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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Houston
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14 reviews
14 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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
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2 Thank TexHouston
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Bristol
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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
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1 Thank Matthew44
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Property: Helensborough Motor Inn
Address: Main North Road (State Highway 1), Balclutha, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Balclutha
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Ranked #1 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Balclutha

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