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“Perfect for the Wine Country”
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Lugano Motor Lodge
Ranked #5 of 32 Hotels in Blenheim
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Buena Vista, Colorado
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“Perfect for the Wine Country”
Reviewed 7 May 2014

It's about location, spacious rooms, and hospitality of the innkeepers. When booking our stay at Lugano from 8,000 miles away, I was skeptical of its in-town location rather than "in the vineyards". As it turns out, it is perfect for the wine country touring (centrally located) and for walking to dinner downtown after an afternoon of sampling the wines of Marlborough.

The room was spacious -- separate bedroom and living room -- and super clean and tidy.

Jenny and Murray are the consummate innkeepers. I was basically a pest for about 30 minutes trying to get our days planned and organized -- each time I came into the office, Jenny greeted me like it was the first time and always with a smile and kind word. These folks treat you as they would want to be treated -- as a guest in someone's home. New Zealanders are always friendly, but Jenny and Murray take it to a higher level.

I highly recommend the facility and the innkeepers. We preceded Will and Kate by about three days -- they appeared in the lovely town park just across from the Lugano; if their advance staff would have asked me, I would have suggested they stay at the Lugano. They would have been pleased with everything.

Dan from Colorado

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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Lugano_11, Owner at Lugano Motor Lodge, responded to this review, 18 May 2014
Thank you for the great review of your stay with us. We are really pleased you found the room to your liking. As you say the location is great being so close to the town centre and also across the road from the beautiful Seymour Gardens where the young Royals came to visit. We really appreciate you taking the time to review your stay with us. Kind regards Jenny & Murray
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Reviewed 21 April 2014

Lovely hotel in the centre of town. This place has all the facilities you could ask for at reasonable prices. It's easy to collect a few provisions from the nearby supermarket and eat in if you prefer.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Lugano_11, Owner at Lugano Motor Lodge, responded to this review, 18 May 2014
Thank you for reviewing your stay with us. As you say it is close to a supermarket and the town centre so easy to dine in or go to one of the many restaurants close by..We really appreciate your feedback. Kind regards Jenny & Murray

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Reviewed 10 April 2014

We stayed only one night but wish it had been more. The accommodation was clean and comfortable central and reasonably priced.
The hosts Murray and Jennifer were very helpful and nothing was to much of a problem just great people, would recommend to anyone wanting a pleasant break away.
B&C

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Lugano_11, Owner at Lugano Motor Lodge, responded to this review, 11 April 2014
Thank you for taking the time to do a review of your stay with us. We appreciate your feedback. As you say it is very a central location and handy to cafes and restaurants. We hope to see you again if you are back in Blenheim sometime. Kind regards Jenny & Murray
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Taunton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 31 March 2014

Very smart motel with welcoming atmosphere. It was clean with up to date décor, wonderful bed and good facilities. We enjoyed our 2 nights here and it was within an easy walk of the town, but far enough away to be quiet. It overlooks a Remembrance Garden which gave us a decent view and it is also within an easy walking distance of the riverside walks which go for miles in either direction.
Excellent recommendations from the lady in charge for wineries (Brancott Estates was superb!) and eateries.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Lugano_11, Owner at Lugano Motor Lodge, responded to this review, 2 April 2014
Thank you for reviewing your stay with us. As you say it is a great location being so close to the town centre, beautiful Seymour Gardens and the Taylor River walkway. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and found your unit to your liking. Marlborough has many great wineries and eating places to visit and we are glad you enjoyed the ones you visited. We appreciate you taking the time to do a review for us and hope we will see you again if you are back this way to visit. Kind regards Jenny & Murray
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Reviewed 30 March 2014

We stayed here for two nights on March 11 and 12, 2014 in an executive one bedroom suite on the ground floor. It was comfortable and tastefully decorated, Good amenities, and loved the spa tub. Great after a day of touring some of the many local vineyards. The Managers were very friendly, accommodating and helpful and made you feel very welcome. Just across the street from a beautiful park, and walking distance to large grocery store and restaurants. Recommended for Blenheim!

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Lugano_11, Manager at Lugano Motor Lodge, responded to this review, 2 April 2014
Thank you for the review of your stay with us we appreciate you taking the time to do a review for us. As you say it is a great location being so close to the centre of town. Having the beautiful Seymour Gardens across the road and the Taylor River walkway so close is an added bonus for us. We look forward to seeing you again if you are back in Blenheim. Kind regards Jenny & Murray
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Reviewed 30 March 2014

Convenient location. Small, compact room with a "kitchenette I a closet". Not much space to move around if you opened your suitcases on the floor. Facilities all modern, clean, and adequate. Parking space in front of unit. Entrance through a slider door which is not particularly convenient. Two story arrangement - we were on bottom level and had people walking around above us. No problem for us this time, but might be if you had inconsiderate guests above. Shower was handicapped equipped with no defined tub area.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Lugano_11, Owner at Lugano Motor Lodge, responded to this review, 2 April 2014
Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us we appreciate your feedback As you say it is a great location being so close to the town centre. Thanks to our team of hard working girls we pride ourselves on the cleanliness of the units. We have recently doubled glazed all our Studio units and replaced the Queen beds with King beds. Hopefully we will see you again if you return to Blenheim. Kind regards Jenny & Murray
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Reviewed 15 March 2014

Every year we stay at Lugano in a studio and every year we are delighted with the motel room and the management and relief manager - very friendly and welcoming and 'on the ball'


Motel is clean and rooms gets service daily.

Please note that in the studio there are no cooking hobs just a microwave. However if you are staying a couple of days it is fine as there is a fish and chip shop 3 blocks away [called "The Codfathers" - walking distance] and a Countdown supermarket two blocks away and restaurants about 10 mins away in the town centre.

Therefore the location is perfect - overlooking beautiful Seymour Square.

This is our motel of choice.

Thanks Lugano - we love staying with you and providing top class motel accommodation. See you again in March 2015.

Julie

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Lugano_11, Owner at Lugano Motor Lodge, responded to this review, 16 March 2014
Thank you for the great review of your stay with us we really appreciate you taking the time to do one. As you say the location is great being so close to the town centre, restaurants, supermarkets etc. Having the beautiful Seymour Gardens across the road is an added bonus. We look forward to seeing you again next year. Kind regards Jenny & Murray
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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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