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
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Lugano Hotel Blenheim
- Lugano Motor Lodge Blenheim, Marlborough, New Zealand