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“OK for short stay.” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Homestead Villa Motel
Ranked #5 of 33 Hotels in Invercargill
Certificate of Excellence
New Zealand
Level Contributor
64 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“OK for short stay.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2012

Small Beds- fancy curtains and bedcovers, large lounge diner- dark furniture pretty basic, big comfortable sofas. adequate kitchen facilities other than the kettle, which would not have seemed out of place in a 1* backpackers unit. It wasn't just dirty outside but inside. > some attempt had been made to clean it but the cost of a replacement one would not have been prohibitive.
Toilet floor and skirting boards dirty.
Laundry for our block -out of order - had to walk through rain to another block and sit and wait for it, as there was an obvious demand for the machines being the only ones serving so many units. Long walk from city centre- in the more light industry area. Buses infrequent. Need to use car.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Ayeuplass
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HomesteadVillas, Manager at Homestead Villa Motel, responded to this review, 7 March 2012
Thank you for your comments.

All our units have standard queen and single size beds with other units having king and super king beds. We recognise the need to replace some of the kettles and we are currently in the process of doing this throughout the complex.

We are disappointed to hear about the toilet floor and skirting boards as we have an experienced cleaning crew plus quality control supervisors to ensure our motel stays at the highest possible standard.

Unfortunately we had to wait for a replacement washing machine over in our east wing and as our laundry services are free of charge, they do come under high demand.

Again, we thank you and appreciate your feedback.
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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English first
Perth, Australia
Level Contributor
21 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2012

We recently stayed at this motel as part of a wedding party.

The motel was clean, comfortable and roomy. We booked a Suite which was the size of an apartment. It had a fully equipped kitchen, separate lounge area, huge bedroom and massive bathroom with a spa bath. There was definitely more than enough room for 2 people!

The staff were very accommodation and let us check into our room early so that we were able to get ready the day of the wedding. Breakfast was delivered to our room the next morning, and I was surprised at how fresh and yummy the breakfast was, as room service can often be a little lacking in quality.

The only negative part of our stay was that the motel is right on Dee Street and therefore the traffic can be a little noisy on that side of the motel.

Room Tip: Try request a room as far away from Dee Street as possible as it can be a little noisy
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank cat-aaron
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HomesteadVillas, Manager at Homestead Villa Motel, responded to this review, 7 March 2012
Thank you very much for your comments and once again congratulations on your wedding!
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Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2012

Having used a number of motels in New Zealand this one stood out for overall value for money and the rooms. Our room had a large lounge kitchen dinner with modern television a large separate bedroom with a double and large single bed and with its own television and of course a separate bathroom. The kitchen area had a hob and microwave where most other motels only have a microwave. We paid less for this room than we did anywhere else and it was the most spacious and confortable. It also had a nice garden and a couple of good restaurants just across the road. It is a bit far to walk into town but not a problem if you have a car.

Room Tip: the ground floor rooms at the back have direct access to the garden but don't be surprised if ot...
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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank fairviewbob
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HomesteadVillas, Manager at Homestead Villa Motel, responded to this review, 7 March 2012
Thank you very much for your comments, glad to hear you enjoyed your stay!
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Surrey
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60 reviews
57 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2012

We were warmly welcomed by Debbie who had a lively, bubbly personality.

The motel is situated about a 20 minute stroll from the centre of Invercargill. There was a pub/restaurant opposite the motel but it was not open for breakfast. Alternatives for eating out were in the centre.

We had an upstairs one bedroom apartment with a spa bath. The main room was large and had two sofas, table & chairs, and a kitchenette. The toilet was in a separate room accessed via the bathroom. The spa bath was good. The shower was over the bath with a unidirectional lever to control both water pressure and temperature. You could not adjust one without changing the other. The showerhead had very limited movement and the water temperature always started at cold. Whilst acknowledging the safety feature of starting at cold it was difficult to avoid a cold shower initially.

The bedroom had two double beds but personally I found the mattress too soft for my liking. There was adequate storage space if you wanted to unpack.

A hair dryer was on a shelf under the basin. Both items were covered in dust and had never been cleaned for weeks. Indeed, moving the hair dryer left a white patch on the shelf. We did not raise the matter with any staff to see if it was picked up during the daily clean but it was the same when we checked out. The rest of the apartment was clean.

In general the staff were friendly and helpful.

Not sure if we would stay there again as we would like somewhere closer to the centre of town.

  • Stayed January 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Iantravelsalot
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Northwich, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2011

This Motel is very clean, has great rooms and a very convenient location. All this is good and the Motel represents good value - but its most important features are the friendly and helpful staff. Everyone was so welcoming and helpful (including some great sightseeing tips), especially Debbie who adopted us English folks so far fromhome! We will recommend the Homestead Villa to all our friends who come this way and to anyone else who asks us - or reads this!

Room Tip: Ask what is available, give your budget - as simple as that.
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  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank trevor_rawling
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Wellington, New Zealand
Level Contributor
14 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2011

The staff were extremely friendly, welcoming and helpful. We stayed in a huge room with a spa bath. Good resources were provided in the room to guide people toward the motel facilities and local sights. This was great value for money and we liked the way that ecological and community values were expressed in the business.

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank surprised02
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Huntingdon, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
93 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2011

This motel is right on the main road to Te Anau and we had a beautiful spa suite - the room was huge with a TV in the lounge, bedrom & bathroom!! Very comfortable night there. The breakfast was freshly cooked and the staff were very friendly. Would recommend.

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Sharon W
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Property: Homestead Villa Motel
Address: Cnr Avenal and Dee Streets, Invercargill, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Southland Region > Invercargill
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Business Hotel in Invercargill
#5 Luxury Hotel in Invercargill
#10 Romantic Hotel in Invercargill
#10 Family Hotel in Invercargill
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Homestead Villa Motel 4.5*
Number of rooms: 35
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Homestead Villa Motel offers you premium accommodation and location, only minutes to Invercargill’s major recreation spots, sporting facilities and city centre. Only a block to our picturesque, feature packed Queens Park, golf course, museum and art gallery. Just 10 minutes stroll to the city centre. Short drive to Stadium Southland & the Velodrome, Splash Palace, Rugby Park, hospital and airport. Adjacent Cobb & Co restaurant and bar and within walking distance to many fine dining options. Spacious, comfortable rooms offering stylish, modern decor. Quality amenities with all the extras, including our special breakfast menu to tantalize your taste buds.Ideal for the business traveller at the hub of Invercargill’s commercial district, the leisure/family travellers for activities and sightseeing plus the convenience and facilities suitable for all sporting, recreation and performing tour groups. ... more   less 
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