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Admirals Motor Lodge
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Admirals Motor Lodge
Ranked #21 of 32 Hotels in Blenheim
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Reviewed 1 May 2013

This motel is very spacious and reasonably priced for the five of us. We only stayed a night, much to the disappointment of the 14 year old who enjoyed having his own room complete with double bed and television! We had the bed in the living room which enabled us to have the tv and kitchenette after the kids had gone to bed.
Our host was extremely friendly and helpful.
Good value for money.

  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 28 April 2013

A very warm & friendly welcome from the owner, with great tips on shopping & other details.We stayed in a upstairs unit which was very clean & roomy.Very quite, so we both had a good nights sleep.It was a budget room but was good value for the money.

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 4 April 2013

Not as modern inside as outside appearance suggested but there were two good-sized bedrooms, a further double bed in the sitting room area, two bathrooms of reasonable size with quite good showers and a kitchen with good facilities and a variety of teas and coffees. Very clean and comfortable and very reasonably priced. Hosts were very helpful and friendly. Wifi didn't work in our room but hosts let me use my laptop in the office without charge.

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 23 January 2013

Have stayed in room 18 and 19, both rooms were clean.

The hosts are very welcoming, but the room are very dated.

The showers were good but overall bathroom size too small with tiny bathroom sink along the side of the toilet.

The bathrooms need to be double the size and these rooms could accomodate that given the overall size of the rooms.

The WIFI scheme (through Zenbu hotspot) is a total rip-off as mentioned by other reviewers and difficult to log onto.

When I complained the owners also let me use a cable to their internet and provided log in codes for free, I am happy with how they responded to difficulties with WIFI but really this system needs to be improved.

Value for money? I expect more for the $105-$110 per night.

  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 21 January 2013

We purposefully chose a budget room at this motel - the cheapest studio room at $105. We were not disappointed with the service and value. The room was very spacious and well served with facilities. The hosts were at pains to explain it was the budget room but there was nothing lacking from our perspective. And we were delighted with the helpfulness of the hosts too. They stored our bikes in one of their meeting rooms. And they pointed out lots of places of interest.

  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 21 January 2013

We stayed in one of the king studios (number 5) which had a spa bath as well as a separate shower. From the outside the units all look very modern, but I shouldn't think they have been updated for 15 years. Having said that, they were clean and spacious. There was parking right outside, a good shower and a full kitchen, which these days is getting more and more difficult to find. This is budget accommodation, so if you are looking for something fancy, you are in the wrong place. The WIFI scheme (through Zenbu hotspot) is a total rip-off - $5 lasted for 15 minutes, but when we complained the owners let me use a cable to their internet so I could book further accommodation for the next leg of our journey. All in all - you get what you pay for. There is a 24 hour petrol garage next door and we could hear doors slamming as cars pulled up for petrol, as the back windows of the unit overlooked the garage forecourt.

  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank MCB21
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Reviewed 14 January 2013

We had the three bedroom unit which has a large living space and kitchen as well as the three bedrooms. Can comfortably sleep 7. For the price we paid we think we got excellent value. The kids loved the pool, swing and gold fish pond. We had other family members staying at this motel and another one nearby at the same time. We were all able to meet up in our large unit to have a family dinner (there were 18 of us altogether). The location was good for visiting local attractions. The staff were helpful - giving directions and maps. They also stored our luggage before we checked in as we arrived early.

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  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Admirals Motor Lodge

Address: 161 Middle Renwick Road, Blenheim 7201, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Marlborough Region > Blenheim
Amenities:
Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #21 of 32 Hotels in Blenheim
Price Range: £57 - £96 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Admirals Motor Lodge 3.5*
Number of rooms: 20
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