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“Comfortable but dated”

Admirals Motor Lodge
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Admirals Motor Lodge
Ranked #21 of 32 Hotels in Blenheim
Certificate of Excellence
Christchurch, New Zealand
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19 reviews
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“Comfortable but dated”
Reviewed 27 February 2014

Perhaps Ive been spoiled, but this lodge left me feeling a bit back in the '90's. The unit was roomy but dated. Everything I needed was supplied (although only champagne flutes to drink my good Marlborough Sauvy from).
Slightly out of town centre so transport required. If your on a strict accommodation budget then absolutely fine.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled on business
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Invercargill, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2014

For 3 nights the average motel can be tiresome but this one was excellent. Very spacious, large bed, comfy couch and a million tv channels. the only drawback is the quite busy main route location into Blenheim but sometimes we can't tick every box. I would certainly stay here again.

Room Tip: Ask for a room not right on the street, there is a lot of options at Admirals.
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Isle of Man, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 11 February 2014

We stayed one night on the first leg of a trip to Marlborough with our pregnant daughter, who we were visiting from the UK. A very clean, spacious unit, everything we needed. Owner was very welcoming and gave us lots of information about where to shop, eat etc. Only there one night so didn't get the chance to try out the pool or spa.

Room Tip: Two bed unit has ample space for six adults, in full size beds.
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2014

We stayed 3 nights at this motel whilst visiting the Blenheim Wine and Food Festival. The room could not be faulted for comfort and space. The staff are helpful and friendly and Andrew the cat is a character not to be missed.We were slightly worried that we were in unit 1 which is right next to the main State Highway 6 but there was no noise problem at all.The only critiscism I would make is that the shower is the smallest i have ever encountered and the controls are so old fashioned in that you have to turn it on via cold , through lukewarm to eventually get to hot. The bathroom is huge so a larger more up-to-date shower would be easy to fit.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Christchurch
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2014

Stayed overnight here, booked via booking .com
Reception staff was very helpful and the room was large and clean, TV's in both rooms. The kitchen was clean and well equiped
handy to the shopping and resturants, on a main road but no problem getting in and out
We would stay here again no problem

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
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Manila, Philippines
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 January 2014 via mobile

Great room, very clean, spacious and well equipped. Owners were very helpful. Location is good if your plan is to do winery tours, but not close to town centre (20 min walk). Excellent value for money.

  • Stayed December 2013
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Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2014

We had booked a 2 bedroom unit but as our other couple did not come with us we asked to be downgraded . They were full so we had heaps of room and that unit out near the pool would be ideal for a family.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
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Property: 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 (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Admirals Motor Lodge 3.5*
Number of rooms: 20
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