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Colonial Motel
Ranked #17 of 32 Hotels in Blenheim
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24 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 19 February 2014 via mobile

This IS the place you need to stay in Blenheim! We travel extensively, and right now I would change travel plans to stay with Peter and Shoba again. They made us feel like family. The rooms are immaculate and have all the small touches you would expect at a B & B. Comfortable, convenient, clean! Thank you for a great stay!

Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Jim E
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Peter E, Owner at Colonial Motel, responded to this review, 20 February 2014
Thank you for the wonderful comments Jim and thrilled that you both had a great stay.
It is our pleasure to look after our guests and do hope that you return some day.
it is always nice to receive such positive feedback and we do try to maintain high standards and
treat people as if it was there 'home away from home'.
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Cummins, Australia
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 7 January 2014 via mobile

We only stayed for one night unfortunately would have liked more time here. We had a three bedroom apartment which accommodated our family of 5 easily. The owners were very friendly and helpful with lots of excellent ideas on places to visit while in Blenheim. Not ultra modern but clean and everything you need for a comfortable stay in Blenheim.

Stayed December 2013
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Peter E, Owner at Colonial Motel, responded to this review, 8 January 2014
Thank you for your positive comments and so pleased that you enjoyed your experience both with us and Blenheim in general.
We enjoy looking after guests and hope that your satisfaction will make you want to return to us and the region.
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Westport, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 January 2014 via mobile

My husband and I, along with my mum and dad and my brother & his partner all stayed at this motel for New Year's Eve & the next night. We had a 3 bedroom unit which was perfect. It was spacious & very clean and such a great set up for a lot of people.

The owners - Peter & Shona - went out of their way to make our stay enjoyable. We were going to have to cancel as we couldn't get our dogs into a kennel but they kindly let us bring all 3 to the motel. Given that only 1 of the 3 was a small dog we really appreciated this.

On arrival we were given a genuinely warm welcome & Shona made great suggestions as to what we could do for New Year's Eve & places where we could eat.

The motel is well located being a short walk to Blenheim town centre and on the same road as a supermarket & we didn't notice any road noise. Would definitely recommend this motel & would not hesitate to stay again.

Stayed January 2014
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Thank Stacey M
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Peter E, Owner at Colonial Motel, responded to this review, 6 January 2014
Your positive feedback is very much appreciated and thank you for your kind comments.
It was a pleasure to host your family and pets and we are glad that you had a great experience.
Also many thanks for leaving the unit in such a spotless state. It made it so easy to clean.
It is our job to look after guests and help them with their plans.

Hope to see you again sometime.
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Geraldine, New Zealand
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Reviewed 5 December 2013

We stayed at this motel for two nights. The owners are lovely and cant do enough for you. We had a moto x trailer which takes up a lot of room in the car park but Peter and Shona had that all sorted out for us... really nothing is a problem for this couple!!
The rooms are very clean and the beds were comfy. We had a two bedroom unit and also had a bed in the lounge. The bathroom is a little dated but thats just being a little fussy. This is a very nice place to stay, and we would definateley stay here again.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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Peter E, Owner at Colonial Motel, responded to this review, 6 December 2013
Thank you for your kind and helpful review. It is a pleasure to host people and we are fortunate to have a good driveway to cater for larger vehicles. It is always great to receive such nice comments and we do appreciate the feedback. Look forward to having you back.

Have a great Xmas and New Year.
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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 27 October 2013

Great place to stay the night on a recent trip through Blenheim.
Quite central (walking distance) to town, quiet though.
Dairy very close.
Rooms were great, clean, large and very tidy and tastefully decorated.
Good price too.
The owners went out of their way to accommodate our needs (great, especially as we were towing a boat) they made plenty of space for us to park.
They were also helpful with restaurant recommendations. Gramados is about 3 mins walk away.
They have an outdoor pool, it was a bit cold for us at this time of the year but others braved it OK.
We will stay here again.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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Peter E, Owner at Colonial Motel, responded to this review, 29 October 2013
Thank you for your very kind comments.
We enjoy hosting people and try as much as we can to accommodate their needs so we are very happy that we were able to help you.
We look forward to hosting you again and providing parking for boats and trailers is not a problem.
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London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
12 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 20 October 2013

Booked in here last minute and I was not dissapointed at all! Lovely staff, the couple at the front desk (owners?) gave us great recommendations for dinner and our room was spotless!
It was a little chilly for us to use the pool unfortunately so maybe next time!

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Peter E, Owner at Colonial Motel, responded to this review, 21 October 2013
Thank you for your kind words and so glad you enjoyed your stay.
We do endeavour to explain to guests what they can do in the area and it is a pleasure to host people and make them feel at home.
We appreciate your comments regarding your stay and the quality of the accommodation and we will continue to maintain our standards.
Hope we see you back here at sometime in the future.
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Nambour
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10 reviews
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Reviewed 27 August 2013

Our group of 5 stayed at the Colonial Motel in Blenheim on the 13 August 2013. We arrived about 10 minutes before our half day tour left for the famous Marlborough wineries. Our room was very spacious, comfortable and warm. The owners Peter and Shona were very friendly and welcoming hosts.

We had been on the road for 4 days prior to getting to the Colonial Motel. Most of our clothes needed to be washed. On checking if they had a laundry on site for us to utilise Shona offered to both wash and dry our clothes while we were on the wine tour.

After the winery tour we got comfortable in our room drank some great wine, put out a cheese platter and watched The Hobbit (the Motel has a good range of DVDs to borrow).

On check out in the morning I asked Peter if I could say thanks again to Shona but I was unable to as she had left early that morning and she was on her way to Singapore. Yet the day before her international trip she had made time to wash and dry our clothes.

I cannot recommend this motel more.


“It was like discovering a wine-cellar filled with bottles of amazing wine of a kind and flavour never tasted before. It quite intoxicated me.” - J.R.R Tolkien

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with friends
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Peter E, Owner at Colonial Motel, responded to this review, 29 August 2013
Thank you Guys for your wonderful review. We just think that it is part and parcel of the hospitality business to look after all of our guests just as we did for you.

Glad you enjoyed your stay both in our motel and in Marlborough. We did enjoy your company and look forward to hosting you again.
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Property: Colonial Motel
Address: 66 Main Street, Blenheim 7201, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Marlborough Region > Blenheim
Amenities:
Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#8 Family Hotel in Blenheim
#9 Romantic Hotel in Blenheim
#12 Luxury Hotel in Blenheim
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Colonial Motel 4*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Colonial Motel is a 10 unit accommodation provider with a 4 star Qualmark rating. We have 3 Studios, 4 Two bedroom units, 2 One bedroom units and a Three bedroom unit, all of which are fully self contained with full kitchens. Guests can enjoy free WiFi,free DVD library,Sky TV,a swimming pool as well as a playhouse for the children. A portable BBQ can be placed outside your unit. A laundry is available for guest use. Continental and cooked breakfasts can be ordered and delivered to your room along with a complimentary newspaper. Within a short walking distance you will find a Restaurant,Dairy,Fish & Chip Shop,New World Supermarket,Stadium and CBD. We supply you with maps and information to help you with your exploration of the area. ... more   less 
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