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Colonial on Tay
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Reviewed 13 December 2009

This motel is extremely clean and tidy. We arrived without notice due to a cancellation with another motel and could not have got a nicer reception. They went out of their way to ensure we were all comfortable and throughout our stay were consistently helpful and friendly. The location is great - very handy to town and a great fish shop down the road that sells fresh crayfish and cooks them for you. Next time we come to Invercargill this is where we will stay.

  • Stayed: September 2009, travelled with family
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2  Thank SharonNewZealand
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Reviewed 8 March 2009

A family suite with 5 beds for NZ$120 - this was one of the bargains of our NZ tour! Lots of space for the 2 of us, very helpful proprietors who guided us to a super restaurant (Elegance at 148 on Elles), and to a nearby church on the Sunday morning. Not too far to the town centre as well.

  • Stayed: December 2008, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 11 May 2008

We stayed here for one night enroute to Stewart Island. The cottage we got was the 2 bedroom unit (room number 5 from memory).

It was a clean, comfortable neat little unit. Unit was tastefully decorated and the ambience felt like you were at Nana's home.

The bedding was comfortable the shower/toilet was clean. This unit had a kitchen facility (which we requested on booking) and the hotel hosts were terrific.

Hotel was just off the main highway and it was close to service stations and grocery shops. This was ideal as we were cooking our food that night rather then going to a restaurant.

The night we stayed there, Invercargill was cold due to it going into the winter season. But the room was warm and the beds had electric blankets - which was excellent!

Room was also reasonably priced - and would highly recommend this hotel to other travellers. I would definately stay there again

  • Stayed: April 2008, travelled with friends
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1  Thank Prince_nz
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Reviewed 17 October 2007

I have nothing but good things to say about The Colonial Motor Inn and its management.

I, my two young sons, a friend and my mother stayed here in a two bedroom unit during a very sad time in our lives, and upon finding out what had happened to us, the management pulled out all the stops for us. Christine (the owner and manager) allowed me to use her personal computer to pay bills online, they brought breakfast to our room, everything was spotless, comfortable and functional. Christine also helped me with everything from the washing, directions and food recommendations to finding packing materials for sentimental items that needed protecting on the flight home.

There was plenty of space for five people, and the beds are clean, comfy and have electric blankets. There is a large cupboard space and bedside tables. It's a perfect home away from home, with a fully equipped kitchenette, bathroom and everything a person could ever need.

I only regret not having written this review sooner and I hope that Christine gets to read it.

I would recommend the Colonial for anyone wishing to stay in Invercargill and I will never stay anywhere else.

  • Stayed: August 2007, travelled with family
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3  Thank badjellymum
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Reviewed 11 February 2018 via mobile
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Stayed: February 2018, travelled as a couple
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