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“Raymar Nightmare” 1 of 5 bubbles
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Raymar Motor Inn
Ranked #32 of 32 Hotels in Blenheim
Christchurch, New Zealand
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Raymar Nightmare”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2013

We booked in July 2012 for Easter weekend in 2013 .All seemed o/k until we received an email only 10 days out from booked in date that quoted,"Raymar Motel is unable to accommodate you at Easter "
As this is was a long weekend and a Omaka Air show on the same weekend ,we don’t now have a hope of any other accommodation.
After a heated phone call to them ,no help or answers why were given .Since I have found out that others were told the same .
Couldn’t even give them any rating and wouldn’t even book my dog in there ,would most likely give room to someone else anyway .

Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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3 Thank BSD255118
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Dave C, Owner at Raymar Motor Inn, responded to this review, 22 March 2013
This reviewer has never been to Raymar. Unforseen circumstances meant the booking had to be cancelled. 2 weeks warning and apologies were given. No Motel turns down a 3 day booking unless its unavoidable. Its what we are in business to do. Six booked Guests simply never showed for their stays this month and the rooms were wasted. Guests are able to cancel without penalty 24 hours prior to a stay. Motels are allowed to cancel too. This Reviewer threatened a bad review if I didnt accommodate him.
Since then two other Guests have cancelled for the same dates this reviewer was to stay I had suggested to him I could call him if such a thing happened - he rudely refused. Those newly vacant spots have now been booked by others.
Dave - Owner

The review says he stayed Mar 2013 as a couple - he has never stayed.
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2013

Staying in Blenheim was not something we had planned for our Christmas holiday, but a mechanical emergency changed things a bit. We found and booked the Raymar on an accomodation website an hour before we arrived. I thought that it was a bit odd that there was no one there to check us in etc. When we rang the owner, he essentially talked me through checking us in myself, over the phone! I admit to being a bit concerned about security over that, but he was very nice and friendly. Our room was clean, if a bit cramped, with room for up to 6 people to sleep. The owner came round a few hours later to make sure everything was fine and to apologise for not being there when we checked in. The only complaint I have is that there was no air conditioning - and the two days we were in Blenheim were stinking hot!
The place is a 2 minute stroll from the centre of town, it is basic, quiet,clean and cheap. The owner is lovely - very flexible when it comes to helping people out - he allowed us to check out, but leave our bags in the room while we sorted our car out, without charging extra. I would happily stay there again

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank Shane_and_Louise
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Wellington, New Zealand
Level Contributor
31 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2013

Walls are paper thin, so don't expect to get any sleep during the night.
The unit was clean, but dated, and the fridge is one of the many noises that will keep you awake during the night.

Bed was comfortable.

Not worth the price.

Room Tip: Choose a room away from the road.
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  • Stayed December 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank C O
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2012

Recently refurbished, Raymar was a comfortable, central two day stay for us. The Owner was pleasant and helpful and the facilites clean and warm. We travel extensively and know whats good or bad. We found this Motel in the Lonely Planet as a recommended stay and were not disappointed.

Room Tip: All the rooms are ground level. Rooms nearer the office get the most early morning sun.
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  • Stayed November 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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7 Thank Peter F
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Dunstable
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114 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2012

The room was basic very nice and good value for money. The owner was friendly and informative. TV was a bit old and small but hey, it was just an overnighter

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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7 Thank am231058
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Wellington
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2012

Where do I start, we arrived and no one was here called the number provided and was told to take keys off the hook and let ourselves in. Was also less than pleased to see my credit card details sitting on the desk pad for anyone to see.
Rooms were not overly clean, linen was awful and it was so basic.. I realize for $95 a night you should not expect much but I have seen much better.

His rules were also awesome "Dave says no driniking, no smoking, no drugs, no guests no fun, no noise

Room Tip: Avoid and book somewhere else
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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Andrew A
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San Francisco, California
Level Contributor
28 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2012

Stayed here for Marlborough Wine and Food Festival as this was the cheepest option for that weekend. $95 is their set static rate. Very basic, level of clenliness was at par level but nothing exceptional. Upon check in there was no one in sight. All keys with each persons name checking in had been left on the reception counter, with a note saying any issues to call this cell number on ther green phone. So....Secure not really, could have taken any room even if i was not meant to be there. Great for one night stay over if price was lower. Just not worth $95.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank dyl2dyl22
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Property: Raymar Motor Inn
Address: 164 High Street, Blenheim 7201, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Marlborough Region > Blenheim
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #32 of 32 Hotels in Blenheim
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Raymar Motor Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Raymar is an affordable single level Motel situated 300 meters or a leisurely 3 minute stroll from the Blenheim town centre. Comprised of Studio units containing a queen bed and either one or two single beds, kitchenette and private en-suite. Two full kitchens and a laundry are situated elsewhere in the motel. The units are warm and dry and parking is available right outside your room. ... more   less 
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