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“Hard to beat!”
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Tower Lodge Motel
Ranked #1 of 33 Hotels in Invercargill
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Christchurch, New Zealand
2 reviews
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“Hard to beat!”
Reviewed 10 November 2013

Workwise I stay regularly in a number of motels throughout New Zealand and in my experience the Tower Lodge is hard to beat. Nice and quite units close to Queens Park and town centre. The owners radiate true Southern hospitality and are very helpful: 'nothing is a problem'.
Would recommend it to fellow business travellers anytime.
Wybe K

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled on business
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TowerLodge, Owner at Tower Lodge Motel, responded to this review, 3 December 2013
We enjoy having you to stay and are lucky that your work brings you South on a regular basis as we have the privilege of having you stay at Tower Lodge. Thankyou for taking time in your busy day to place feedback, it is really appreciated
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Carlingford, New South Wales, Australia
Level 4 Contributor
36 reviews
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Reviewed 25 October 2013

We found the Tower Lodge Motel by chance and were surprised at the quality and the quietness made the stay so much better. The room was big enough for both of us to spread out a bit and not trip over one another. The inclusions were great and the bathroom excellent. The pillows wonderful and the bed was first rate. Special thanks to the owners who went out of their way to tell us about the Hayes/Hammer Hardware store where Burt Munro's "World's Fastest Indian" is on display plus other local attractions like Bluff. Their local knowledge of places to eat and other things was a great help. Thanks folks!

Room Tip: Check the pillows.
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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TowerLodge, Owner at Tower Lodge Motel, responded to this review, 29 October 2013
We believe having a good pillow can affect the quality of your sleep and for that reason we try to have a selection to accommodate all guests.
Thankyou for your feedback and we are pleased that you enjoyed your stay and look forward to hosting you again.
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Melbourne, Australia
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 8 October 2013

Stayed a total of 3 nights in this lovely motel on the fringe of the business district in Invercargill. Our room was lovely, but we did score an up-grade to the Honeymoon Suite, which was possibly a little more spacious than the other rooms. However we had a full kitchen, very adequate bathroom well appointed with bath, separate shower, adjacent W.C. in a separate room, my wife thinks that's important, good quality appointments throughout. The bed was really comfortable, a Queen size, but it did have a vibrator or some such gizmo, didn't get that to work, being "technically challenged"'.
Very friendly owner operators, with good local knowledge about local highlights.

Room Tip: If you can get the "Honeymoon Suite" for same cost, best in the house.
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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TowerLodge, Owner at Tower Lodge Motel, responded to this review, 11 October 2013
Thankyou for placing feedback on your recent visit to invercargill. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay in the honeymoon suite. it is always important to get a good sleep, especially when travelling. Our units are all spacious and most of them have full kitchens so hopefully we will see you again to experience a stay in another unit.
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Wellington, New Zealand
1 review
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Reviewed 29 September 2013

Just wanted to say we had an excellent stay at the Tower Lodge, unit 17. Wheelchair access was good, and the unit itself was clean, well appointed, and super spacious - with two bedrooms separate to the lounge and kitchen, there was ample room for four adults, as well as great privacy. We were kindly allowed to check in early, enabling us to get off the plane, drop our bags and freshen up before going about our holiday. The staff were helpful and friendly and the room service was excellent. Thanks so much for making our stay so pleasant. Big thumbs up from Wellington.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
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TowerLodge, Owner at Tower Lodge Motel, responded to this review, 3 October 2013
It is always nice to be able to freshen up after a long flight. We are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay and that you were happy in your unit. Having plenty of space is always good for relaxing.
We look forward to seeing you again in the future and thankyou for placing feedback.
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Wollongong, NSW, Australia
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39 reviews
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Reviewed 28 September 2013

We stayed here with 2 children in a 2BR room.
Invercargill left a bad taste in our mouths (actually a very bad smell under our car), and we felt abit uneasy in some of the outer suburbs, however had nothing to do with this motel, it was excellent. The room we had was in a converted house. it was like being in a holiday home, not a motel. Large and spacious it was very good for a family to have some space! My only criticism would be that it did get a little cold in it and the heating would need to be constantly on to make keep it at a comfortable temperature. I felt guilty about using so much power on the heating. Maybe you don't have to sell your first born in NZ to pay for electricity like you do here in Australia.
Hosts were very friendly, infact probably the best over our 2 weeks and 10 places we stayed at.
Once the bad experiences (and smells) of Invercargill are forgotten, we would stay at this motel again.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
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1 Thank cba81
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TowerLodge, Owner at Tower Lodge Motel, responded to this review, 3 October 2013
Thankyou for conserving our power, we appreciate your thoughtfulness. We realise that our weather temperatures can fluctuate in Spring and would rather that our guests were warm and used the heating so they have a memorable stay. We do make every effort to conserve power in other ways. Thankyou for taking the time to place feedback.
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United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
73 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2013

There's a reason why this motel is No 1 in Invercargill on trip adviser. Comfy, clean room which looked newly renovated. Very friendly and helpful owners, who recommended a great restaurant close by, The Saucy Chef. Restaurant and CBD within walking distance.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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TowerLodge, Owner at Tower Lodge Motel, responded to this review, 17 September 2013
We love dining at the Saucy Chef to and it is nice and close to our property. Thankyou for taking the time to place feedback. We do appreciate your comments and are pleased that you enjoyed your stay.
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Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
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Reviewed 30 August 2013

I have stayed here a number of times for work trips to Invercargill and have never been disappointed. The rooms are updated, warm, spacious and always clean. The hosts are very friendly and helpful as well. Highly recommended!

Stayed August 2013, travelled on business
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1 Thank Anna H
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TowerLodge, Owner at Tower Lodge Motel, responded to this review, 2 September 2013
Thankyou Anna for your lovely feedback.
It has been our pleasure to have you stay with us and we are pleased that you enjoyed your accommodation. Hopefully we will see you again in the near future.
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Property: Tower Lodge Motel
Address: 119 Queens Drive, Invercargill 9810, New Zealand
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Region: New Zealand > South Island > Southland Region > Invercargill
Amenities:
Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Room Service Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Invercargill
#1 Romantic Hotel in Invercargill
#1 Green Hotel in Invercargill
#1 Luxury Hotel in Invercargill
#2 Business Hotel in Invercargill
#2 Best Value Hotel in Invercargill
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Tower Lodge Motel 4.5*
Number of rooms: 17
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Your hosts Emily offer true Southern Hospitality in comfortable surroundings at the Tower Lodge Motel, Invercargill. Centrally located and just a few minutes walk from everywhere, including the city centre, Queens Gardens, golf courses, swimming pool, sports facilities and the home of Southland rugby - Homestead Stadium. Honeymoon Suite, units with private courtyard, spa bath units and wheelchair access. Studio units (sleep 2), 1-bedroom units (sleep 4), 2-bedroom units (sleep 5). Cots and highchairs available. DVD & flat-screen TV in most units. Courtesy vehicle by arrangement. ... more   less 
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