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“Great central location, great hosts”
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Lugano Motor Lodge
Ranked #5 of 32 Hotels in Blenheim
Certificate of Excellence
Christchurch
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5 reviews
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“Great central location, great hosts”
Reviewed 25 May 2013

Having booked our rooms a year in advance of our stay in Blenheim we had several phone calls with Jenny leading up to it. She was always extra friendly, professional and willing to assist in any way possible. Upon arrival she was exactly the same. All of our group were very happy with their rooms and the service. We will be back next year!

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with friends
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Lugano_11, Owner at Lugano Motor Lodge, responded to this review, 26 May 2013
Thank you for the review of your stay with us. We are glad you all had a great time and look forward to seeing you again next year. Kind regards Jenny & Murray
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Hamilton, New Zealand
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 12 May 2013

Jenny & Murray are fantastic hosts. We arrived earlier than we expected to be meet with a welcome smile and a friendly chat. We were able to get ot our room early which was hugely appreciated. Our room was exactly what we were after. It was lovely and clean and tidy. Our hosts were really helpful when we were looking for somewhere to eat and a wine vineyard tour. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay with Jenny & Murray and highly recommend to anyone looking to stay in Blenheim.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with friends
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Oamaru
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 May 2013

This motel is an ideal overnight stopping point for Inter Island Travellers. This motel is 20 minutes from the Picton Ferry Terminal and is very close to the main Blenheim shopping centre. The motel is quiet, very clean and meets all 'very fussy persons' requirements. I also used the same motel for my return trip from the North Island and this allowed for a daytime trip down the length of the East Coast of the South Island.

Room Tip: If you don't like outside stair cases select a ground floor room.
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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled solo
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Reviewed 30 March 2013

I was impressed by the helpfulness of the owners / managers nothing was a problem, a bucket and vase for flowers were I'm sure their own.
The cleaners who had been there for some time were again cheerful and thorough. Again they fitted to our requirements, well done. It makes a difference.
The motel was well situated and only 5 minute walk from a great pool complex Blenheim has.
Cheers Paul

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with family
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Lugano_11, Owner at Lugano Motor Lodge, responded to this review, 31 March 2013
We really appreciate you taking the time to write a review of your stay with us. You mentioned our cleaners who are great and go the extra mile for us. We will pass on your comments to them.
As you say the location is great and very handy to the local amenities such as the town pool and stadium. Thank you we hope to see you again sometime. Regards Jenny & Murray
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Auckland NZ
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Reviewed 23 March 2013

Spouse and self stayed here 2 x nights while touring Marlborough area. This has to be the better stay of our tour as very little could have been bettered. The 1/brm suite was very good, spacious, excellently furnished and clean. Proximity to shops was very good and with a delightful park opposite.
This Lodge is very well cared for with guests welcomed and offered every assistance. If again in Blenheim we would certainly stay here again.
Eating was a problem due to nearby restaurant variety. Dinner at the next-door Chateau Marlborough was expensive and lonesome while 1 km along the street towards out-of-town is a lower cost and fairly full Tavern offering a large roast-of-the-day at $9.90. We did both during our stay.

Room Tip: First floor is probably the better as parked vehicles obscure on ground floor
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  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Lugano_11, Owner at Lugano Motor Lodge, responded to this review, 25 March 2013
Thank you for the review of your stay with us. We appreciate you taking the time to write one for us. We are happy you found your say enjoyable and your unit clean and well presented. We will pass your comments on to our team of girls who contribute hugely to your saty being enjoyable. Having the park accross the road makes for a lovely setting and it is great to be able to walk into town in just a few minutes. Kind regards Jenny & Murray
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Dunedin, New Zealand
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Reviewed 22 March 2013

I left a an expensive designer label blouse behind and notified them I would collect next trip, however due to a number of reasons the weeks past and I didn't get back. I phoned to have it sent by courier and they advised they threw it out two weeks earlier! It would be different if it was unclaimed but phonecall to say, 'hey wer're going to throw it out', would have been nice considering I have stayed many times before, they had my details and knew I wanted it back.. Very mean sprited I feel.
I won't be staying again needless to say. The accomodation was fine.

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled on business
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Lugano_11, Owner at Lugano Motor Lodge, responded to this review, 25 March 2013
Thank you for the review. We apologise for having disposed of your item of clothing, we were unaware it was a designer label when we gave it, along with other clothing items left behind to a local charity shop. Our policy is to hold on to items for two months - in this case it was three months before we cleaned out our lost property and we had offered to post it to you when it was first left behind. We understand you being upset about this and once again offer our apologies.
Kind regards Jenny & Murray
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Havelock North, New Zealand
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Reviewed 17 February 2013

Stayed over the Marlborough wine festival weekend and we couldn't have asked for a better location to catch the bus there and back and also easy walking distance to great restaurants in town.
Rooms serviced to a high standard and Jenny and Murray were superb hosts and have definitely chosen the right profession for ones so new to the industry.
Well definitely be returning on our next visit to Blenheim and also recommending to those that wish to stay also.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled with friends
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Property: Lugano Motor Lodge
Address: 91 High Street, Blenheim, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Marlborough Region > Blenheim
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Best Value Hotel in Blenheim
#3 Romantic Hotel in Blenheim
#5 Business Hotel in Blenheim
#5 Family Hotel in Blenheim
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Lugano Motor Lodge 3.5*
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Well priced luxury accommodation in Central Blenheim, overlooking the lovely Seymour Gardens. The Lugano Motor Lodge is just a 2 minute walk to Blenheim's cafes, shops, restaurants and conference centre. Unlimited Free WiFi ... more   less 
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Lugano Motor Lodge Blenheim, Marlborough, New Zealand

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