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Lugano Motor Lodge
Ranked #7 of 32 Hotels in Blenheim
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Reviewed 12 May 2014

Great service. Thanks for going that extra mile with the extra padding for the bed:). Very handy to the lovely park with the neat fountain. Quiet and comfortable. Clean and well appointed. Just what we need on our last night in the south island.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Lugano_11, Owner at Lugano Motor Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 21 May 2014

Thank you for reviewing your say with us. We are glad you found it comfortable (especially with the topper on the bed). As you say the fountain in the gardens across the road is just beautiful with the lights on at night. We hope you had a good trip north and home. Hopefully we will see you back with us again sometime. Kind regards Jenny & Murray

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Reviewed 11 May 2014

We spent one night at the Lugano and it was very pleasant. The motor lodge is attractive and located across the street from a lovely park. It's a short walk to the downtown area and there is a supermarket close by. Our studio unit was not large but had what we needed including a small kitchen behind closed doors, kind of like a closet. The place was very clean and the staff were friendly and helpful. There is Wifi however it didn't work to connect from my tablet. The lady at the desk tried to help and called their internet support desk who were quickly able to diagnose the problem as being caused by their internet provider so hopefully it will get fixed for future guests. However there is free WiFi in the downtown area where I was able to connect without a problem so there was no real problem for me. We enjoyed out stay and slept well in this pleasant quiet area of town.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Lugano_11, Owner at Lugano Motor Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 18 May 2014

Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us. As you say it is a great location being across the road from the beautiful Seymour Gardens and close to the town centre. We are sorry you had problems connecting to our Wifi - hopefully it is sorted again as we haven't had any more problems with it. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your stay in NZ. Kind regards Jenny & Murray
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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 reviewResponded 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.

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Lugano_11, Owner at Lugano Motor Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 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.
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Lugano_11, Owner at Lugano Motor Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 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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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.

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Lugano_11, Owner at Lugano Motor Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 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!

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Lugano_11, Manager at Lugano Motor Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 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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Additional Information about 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:
#3 Romantic Hotel in Blenheim
#3 Best Value Hotel in Blenheim
#5 Family Hotel in Blenheim
#5 Business Hotel in Blenheim
Price Range: £73 - £111 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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