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“We miss not staying here weekly due to our retirement” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Tower Lodge Motel
Ranked #1 of 33 Hotels in Invercargill
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Port Motueka, Nelson, New Zealand
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35 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“We miss not staying here weekly due to our retirement”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2013

Ray & Dawn, the awesome owner operators and the fabulous team of staff, housemaids relieving receptionists, were all like family we knew them so well. It did not matter which unit we would end up in, although being such regulars, we had main regular units. The beds are so comfortable, the kitchen and lounge facilities just like home. And so spotlessly clean. Nothing was a problem. Courtesy car always available. Which means a lot when at times staying for 2 or 3 nights. Such a short walk to the beautiful Queens Gardens, and everything else for that matter. No vehicle is too big spacious parking for all. Miss you guys.

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  • Stayed January 2013, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Miriam G
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TowerLodge, Owner at Tower Lodge Motel, responded to this review, 3 December 2013
Thanks Miriam and Peter, it was always a pleasure to have you stay and we miss your regular visits. It is lovely when you have guests who become your friends and we are fortunate to have had the opportunity to make lovely friends all around the world.
Thankyou for placing feedback on your stays.
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Gosford, Australia
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33 reviews
13 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2013

We were recommended to stay at the Tower Lodge Motel and upon arrival the owners were very friendly. Nothing wa a problem - advising us of a great place to eat (the Saucy Chef) and giving us vouchers for a free drink. The quality and the quietness of the motel made our stay much better. The room was big enough for both of us to spread and not trip over one another. The cooking facilities and inclusions were great and the bathroom excellent. The pillows and the bedding were first rate. A special thanks to the owners who acted as our Information Centre - telling us about the "World's Fastest Indian", Bluff and Queens Park, where the botanical gardens.are located.
Would recommend it as a nice clean convenient place to stay that doesn't cost the earth.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank LDF237
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TowerLodge, Owner at Tower Lodge Motel, responded to this review, 3 December 2013
Thanks Miriam and Peter, it was always a pleasure to have you stay and we miss your regular visits. It is lovely when you have guests who become your friends and we are fortunate to have had the opportunity to make lovely friends all around the world.
Thankyou for placing feedback on your stays.
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17 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2013 via mobile

The motel was in a great location close to Queen's park. The room was nice, comfortable, and clean. The owners were friendly and helpful. King sized bed was comfy, but in a small room. Convenient kitchen facilities.

  • Stayed November 2013
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1 Thank JandaMartin
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TowerLodge, Owner at Tower Lodge Motel, responded to this review, 3 December 2013
Queens Park is located in the centre of the city and is a must for all visitors as it has amazing walkways, animals, birds and beautiful gardens. We are lucky to be so close to the Park and are very pleased you enjoyed your stay.
Thankyou for taking the time to place feedback on your stay. We do appreciate it.
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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Thank wybe K
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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
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33 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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!

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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank John T
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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
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank peterandheike
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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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5 of 5 bubbles 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
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Joss P
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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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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 Green Hotel in Invercargill
#1 Luxury Hotel in Invercargill
#1 Romantic Hotel in Invercargill
#1 Family 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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