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388 on Tay
Ranked #7 of 33 Hotels in Invercargill
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 20 August 2014

We stayed here for 2 nights, and we're very impressed with the quality of the rooms. We had a 1 bedroom unit, it was warm and cosy, with a very comfy bed, large spa bath and good kitchen facilities. The staff were great giving us lots of ideas of where to go and what to see in Invercargill. They also recommended a great place to eat :)

  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Anne M
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Reviewed 14 August 2014

Our family enjoyed using one of their two bedroom town houses located straight across the road from the main complex. It is spacious & includes a washer & dryer which is great if you are away from home for a while & need to catch up on washing. The owners are lovely. & the little house we rented was spotless. What more could you ask for?

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
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Thank Natasha W
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Reviewed 14 July 2014

I stayed here with my family of four. This is a clean tidy motel that is well laid out. The location is good and the motel was quite. The managers were friendly and very helpful. Many thanks see you next time.

Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
Thank Kingston4
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Reviewed 30 April 2014

I have stayed at "388 Tay Street" on many occasions over the years and the quality of the rooms and service has never faltered. The rooms are immaculately clean and well-maintained. The owners/staff always welcome you with a friendly smile, and nothing is a bother to them (they even remember 'preferences' for regular customers :-). I have no hesitation in recommending 388 Tay Street....

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  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank 5starhols
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Reviewed 25 April 2014

The motel is located on one of the main road arteries going through Invercargill so it’s straightforward to find although it wasn’t quite within the easy walking distance of the CBD I had expected (it‘s a short drive). Invercargill was a larger town than expected - it’s quite spread out.

We booked a one bedroom Executive unit in advance for NZ$155. The motel itself was a standard looking property however unlike a typical motel the accommodation was very spacious - our unit was in the corner at the rear of the courtyard and therefore well back from the main road. Dianna, the hostess, was welcoming and knew us by name (we were the last of the pre-booked guests to check-in and the others were regulars so it was by deduction!). We were shown around, Dianna explained the television controls and left some fresh milk.

The unit consisted of a large lounge with kitchen and dining area, a very good sized separate bedroom and a huge bathroom.

The lounge was comfortably furnished with a settee and two armchairs, a small dining table and chairs and had a flat screen television with satellite channels. The kitchen area had a fridge, microwave oven, kettle, tea & coffee, crockery and cutlery so self catering or bringing in a take-away meal to eat would have been perfectly possible. (Guests are sensibly asked not to have food which may have strong odours). There was a large patio door which let in lots of light and led to a small seated area at the back of the property and although this wasn’t private from neighbouring units it was not overlooked by neighbouring properties.

The bedroom was large with a huge comfortable bed, plenty of storage and a wall-mounted television.

The bathroom also was very spacious, had a huge corner Jacuzzi bath and a stand alone shower which had very good water pressure. The toilet was separate, just off the bathroom. There were plenty of decent quality towels.

The overall impression was that there was space to move around within the unit and we could quite comfortably have stayed longer if it wasn’t for our pre-booked flight the next day to Stewart Island and the fact that we didn‘t find Invercargill a particularly interesting destination. The airport is not far away from the motel incidentally.

Invercargill was very quiet on a midweek evening and although there is a guest guide within the unit it would be a good idea to ask for suggestions of the hosts if you’re planning to eat out somewhere.

Room Tip: If you're looking for lots of space go for a One Bedroom Executive
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  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Rantin rover
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Reviewed 11 April 2014

Family of 7 from Christchurch and Auckland booked 2 rooms for wknd.
Very impressed with our emasculate, clean, warm and very spacious rooms. Thank you so much to the owners for making us feel welcome, We will definitely stay there next time we visit.

Stayed: April 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 29 March 2014

We crashed at 388 on Tay for three nights, and it was our most pleasant stay in a month and a half of travelling around the sound island.

This motel has everything we needed and expected:
* The room was quiet (there was a large group on the adjacent room, and we didn't hear them),
* The bed was large and comfortable
* Top-end toilet and shower, truly free Wi-Fi (not just 'first 2 mega free, after that leave your paycheck at reception).
* Well equipped kitchenette.
* Free laundry and drier.
* Well isolated from the elements; It was raining half the time we were there, and yet inside the room it was nice and cozy.

And last but not least, the owner was super-friendly and made us feel at home.

We stayed at similarly-priced motels at Te Anau, St. Arnaud, Christchurch, even Invercargill itself - this is a best in class, and if you're considering spending a night or more at a motel around Invercargill this certainly should be your first choice.

Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
Thank Oded M
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Additional Information about 388 on Tay

Address: 388 Tay Street, Invercargill 9810, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Southland Region > Invercargill
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Invercargill
#7 Business Hotel in Invercargill
Price Range: £58 - £84 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 13
Also Known As:
388 On Tay Invercargill, New Zealand - South Island

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