At the last leg of our week-long honeymoon, we'd decided to stop by Blenheim for the night, after a long drive from Kaikoura, before heading off to Picton the next day. Having not pre-booked any accommodation in Blenheim, we drove around the little township looking for one. This motel stood out amongst the rest we'd seen. It is easily the newest & after inspecting the grounds and our room, the neatest & cleanest of all places we'd seen & stayed in. The rooms are adequately spacey & modern in its furnishings. The kitchenette is squeaky clean, tidy & well equipped. Love the spa bath!
The area is quiet & handy to the town centre and nearby vineyards. The hosts were very helpful in recommending to us places to wine & dine & have kindly supplied us with maps of vineyards that we could visit, including the hours of operation of each vineyard, which is extremely handy as our time was limited (oh, if you are a chocolate & confection lover, don't miss out on the Makana chocolate factory & its divine "Very Berry Toffee Crunch" ~ corner of Rapaua & O'Dwyer's Roads!!!).
For what we're getting & having taken into account the facilities, hygiene & cleanliness of this motel, it's really good value for money! For those of you who value cleanliness, rest assured that the hosts put extra effort in keeping the place tidy & hygienic. Your sheets are always freshly laundered & all washed dishes, cutlery etc in the kitchenette are re-cleaned by your hosts after the guests have left. Having spoken to them & if my memory serves me correctly, they apparently invest 15% of their revenue in cleaning, where such businesses usually invest a prescribed standard 8% in cleaning.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Expect a warm welcome from one of Blenheim's newest motels in the heart of Marlborough. The Blenheim Spa Motor Lodge, offering superb corporate and family accommodation just a few minutes walk from the town center, is the ideal base for visitors to Marlborough. It has a range of units to suit businesspeople, families or travelers, with Superking beds, and spa baths in most units. An excellent restaurant/bar is also located next door. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Blenheim Spa Motor Lodge Marlborough, New Zealand