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Lugano Motor Lodge
Ranked #6 of 32 Hotels in Blenheim
Certificate of Excellence
Nelson, New Zealand
1 review
“Once Again great”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2014

Good location. Friendly Booking, Check in and Check out.
Highly recommend. Managers exceptionally helpful and accommodating. Rooms very comfortable, good variety from Studios to 2 bedroom family units. We will be back, our home away from home!

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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Lugano_11, Owner at Lugano Motor Lodge, responded to this review, 18 July 2014
Thank you for reviewing your stay with us we really appreciate you taking the time to do a review for us. As you say it is a great location being so close to the town centre and all Blenheim has to offer. We look forward to seeing you again sometime in the future. Kind regards JEnny & Murray
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
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Wellington, New Zealand
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102 reviews
39 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2014

Stayed here with my wife over the Queens Birthday weekend, while attending a conference in Blenheim. Very pleasant hosts, with clean and tidy rooms. No road noise and within five minutes walking distance of the CBD of the town, even less to the nearest cafe. The park opposite was very nice to walk through, even at night with the fountain lit up with lights. Recommended place to stay. Would stay here again without thinking about it.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank APRS
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Lugano_11, Owner at Lugano Motor Lodge, responded to this review, 5 June 2014
Thank you for reviewing your say with us. We appreciate your comments. As you say it is a great location and so handy to the centre of town. Having the beautiful Seymour Gardens opposite is an added bonus. Hopefully we will see you back for another stay with us sometime in the future. Kind regards Jenny & Murray
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masterton
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2014

very inviting unit warmed prior to arrival after very cool ferry crossing. little traffic noise rooms comfortable furnishings modern nice sun catching location, we had a ground floor unit which stayed warm into late afternoon even in late may early june nice surroundings would stay again

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  • Stayed May 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank puppydubbs
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Lugano_11, Owner at Lugano Motor Lodge, responded to this review, 5 June 2014
Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us. We are thrilled to hear you were pleased with your room. We have doubled glazed all our studio units and are in the process of doing our other units which certainly helps retain the warmth. As you say we are very handy to town and all the great restaurants and cafe's Blenheim has. We hope to see you back with us sometime. Kind regadrs Jenny & Murray
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Tweed heads South
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2014 via mobile

Lugano is a great place to stay-immaculately clean with excellent facilities. It is also located in a great spot close to town and a park, but it was the friendliness of the staff that really stood out. Full of helpful advice, they really made us feel welcome. They even lent me a set of golf clubs to have a game on the Blenheim course!

Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Lugano_11, Owner at Lugano Motor Lodge, responded to this review, 21 May 2014
Thank you for your wonderful comments. We love it when our guests have an enjoyable stay with us. As you say the location is great being so close to the town centre and having the beautiful Seymour Gardens across the road from us. We hope the rest of your holiday was as enjoayable. Kind regards Jenny & Murray

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London, United Kingdom
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74 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2014 via mobile

I quite like this place for the location and the bathrooms are big, the beds are comfortable. What struck me as odd was the kitchen in a cupboard. The end ground floor room I stayed in last time didn't have the aforementioned kitchen and was really nice and tastefully decorated. This time it was good, but odd.

Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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Lugano_11, Owner at Lugano Motor Lodge, responded to this review, 21 May 2014
Thank you for doing a review of your stay with us. We appreciate your feedback. As you say it is a great location. You have obviously stayed in one of our Studio units on your last visit. Some people do find it rather odd to have the kitchenette in a cupboard others find it intriguing. We do get a lot of comments on them. Hopefully we will see you back for another stay sometime in the future. Kind regards Jenny & Murray
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Seattle
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20 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2014

Here in the good old USA, the classification of "motor lodge" can run the range from middle-of-the-road to downright sleazy. So, when booking a room for a night at the Lugano, we had some mild concerns (excellent reviews notwithstanding).

I'm pleased to report that any concerns we may have had melted away with the bright smile and warm welcome that owner Jenny presented to us upon our arrival at this spotless, attractive and centrally located facility.

Upon reaching our room, we found it to be absolutely fine for a one-night visit (we had come down from the North Island to do a day-long wine tour). The room was well-appointed, immaculately clean and had a comfortable bed (actually five beds in the two-bedroom suite we'd rented, but we only needed one - it was the only room left at booking time and whilst large for us would be ideal for a family).

That evening we walked around the town and ate at Hotel D'Urville nearby. It was a pleasant walk there and back through the quiet town. We were served a delicious in-room breakfast by Jenny and her husband the next morning...evrything as ordered and delicious.

I knew this wasn't going to be the Ritz, but nonetheless I was pleasantly surprised how nice it really was - in no small part owing to the warmth and kindness of the proprietors. I would most certainly stay here again and will urge others to do so, too.

Room Tip: If you need plenty of beds, ask for a family apartment. All the rooms were quiet - it's a small...
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Lugano_11, Owner at Lugano Motor Lodge, responded to this review, 21 May 2014
Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us. We were pleased to hear you were pleasantly surprised with our accommodation offered. As you say it is a great location and an easy stroll to the town centre and many excellent restaurants. Hotel d'Urville being a one of the best. Hopefully we will see you back to stay with us again sometime. Kind regards Jenny & Murray
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Hamilton, New Zealand
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26 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Hamiltonian38
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Lugano_11, Owner at Lugano Motor Lodge, responded to this review, 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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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:
#3 Romantic Hotel in Blenheim
#3 Best Value Hotel in Blenheim
#5 Family Hotel in Blenheim
#5 Business 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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