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“Home away from Home”
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Monarch Motel
Ranked #13 of 33 Hotels in Invercargill
Cromwell, New Zealand
1 review
“Home away from Home”
Reviewed 21 May 2013

My Girlfriend and I are from Cromwell and stayed 2 nights at this motel on April 26th and 27th, We chose this motel because of the price $98 per night and proximity to the local Squash Club. I had entered a squash tournament and me and my girlfriend also wanted a weekend away. The studio unit was clean and spacious, the moteliers friendly and chatty. It was awesome coming back to the motel after playing squash to relax on the comfortable bed, and watch Sky TV and use the free internet.Also Recommend the Rocks restaurant in city center to anyone!

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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monarchm, Manager at Monarch Motel, responded to this review, 8 June 2013
Thank you for taking the time to review the Monarch Motel. We appreciate your positive feed back & choosing to stay with us. We are pleased you enjoyed your tournament & your stay in Invercargill.
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Bengaluru, India
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Reviewed 25 April 2013

My wife & I stayed at this hotel for one night on April 15, 2013 during our tour of New Zealand. A good motel for a reasonable price. We liked th clean room & bath room. Parking is available. Next to Mcdonalds & gas station. Close to city centre.Good location. Friendly staff. Internet is available.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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monarchm, Manager at Monarch Motel, responded to this review, 1 May 2013
Thank you for your wonderful review. We are pleased that you enjoyed your unit & your time in Invercargill & at the Monarch Motel. I must point out that we are not so close to McDonalds but we are very close to a great Chinese Takeaways & Fish & Chip shop - that sells Bluff oysters. We hope the remainder of your trip went well.
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Feilding, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 March 2013

We stayed at this motel as part of the National Model T Vintage Car Club Rally, along with many other "T" enthusiasts. The motel hosts were very accommodating with allowing all the vintage cars to be parked in the grounds for security purposes and there was still enough room for trailers. The 2 bedroom unit we had was very spacious, quiet and scrupulously clean, with an enormous, comfortable double bed, modern decor and facilities. Very good laundry facilities with laundry powder for $1, outdoor clothes line, basket and clothes pegs for use. Easy walking distance to a bakery and four square store and a short drive to a major supermarket complex (that includes an ATM and chemist), bottle store, and petrol station.

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled as a couple
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monarchm, Manager at Monarch Motel, responded to this review, 4 March 2013
Thank you for your wonderful comments. It was our priviledge to have so many beautiful Model T's (and their owners) stay with us for your national rally.
We were thrilled to be able to fit you all in with the additional parking required for the extra cars & trailers.
Thank you for choosing to stay at the Monarch Motel.
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Wollongong
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Reviewed 13 February 2013

My wife and I spent two nights at the Monarch and found everything to be spotless and in good working order. The room remained warm despite rain and wind outside, no doubt somewhat due to the double glazed windows in the kitchen and bathroom. Karl and Kerry were wonderfully helpful. Not only was the unit just right, but the parking spots are wide and the internet reliable and fast.

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  • Stayed February 2013, travelled with family
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monarchm, Manager at Monarch Motel, responded to this review, 18 February 2013
We appreciate your positive review and also taking the time to review some of the other attractions & eating places in Invercargill. We hope you enjoy the remainder of your time in NZ and we thank you for choosing to stay with us.
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Hamilton, New Zealand
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Reviewed 29 January 2013

I stayed at the Monarch from 18th to 29th of Jan. I was down to check out Invercargill before moving there later in the year. Initially I was booked for 3 nights, however ended up extending my stay. The Monarch was fully booked during the 2nd part of my stay due to a Model T Ford show on in the area, because of this, and my stay being longer than expected, I had to change rooms. The rooms were spotlessly clean and very comfortable. I will definitely be staying again on my return to Invercargill in June. Kerry and Karl were very accommodating and friendly, they even let me borrow their car and dropped me off at the airport.
Thank you Karl and Kerry for your wonderful hospitality, I look forward to seeing you again in a few months.

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled solo
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monarchm, Manager at Monarch Motel, responded to this review, 30 January 2013
Thank you for your positive comments. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay & were able to take part in some of the many local events & make the most of these wonderful summer days. We look forward to seeing you later in the year.
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Reviewed 14 January 2013

Our stay was over a weekend for a 7yr-14yr old athletics competition....everything was perfect the kids had room to run around while the parents caught up.....karl and kerry are very relaxed and accomodating which made our weekend awesum....rooms are lovely and clean the spa room is great and location is perfect WE WILL BE BACK GREAT JOB KARL AND KERRY :-) XX

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monarchm, Manager at Monarch Motel, responded to this review, 21 January 2013
Thank you for choosing the Monarch Motel for your group booking. We are thrilled you enjoyed your stay & were pleased you were able to make the most of the spa & outdoor space for your children. It was our pleasure to host you.
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Ashburton, Canterbury, New Zealand
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Reviewed 30 December 2012

A stopover on our way to Bluff for an early ferry to Stewart Island. We received a friendly greeting and were allocated clean rooms. The stay was quiet and plenty of parking. We would stay here again !

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled with family
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Thank Kieron G
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monarchm, Manager at Monarch Motel, responded to this review, 21 January 2013
Thank you for choosing to stay with us. We hope you enjoyed your stay on Stewart Island too & are able to return again.
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Property: Monarch Motel
Address: 633 Tay Street, Invercargill 9810, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Southland Region > Invercargill
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
#3 Romantic Hotel in Invercargill
#4 Family Hotel in Invercargill
#12 Luxury Hotel in Invercargill
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Monarch Motel 4*
Number of rooms: 22
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
If outstanding service and inviting surroundings set in a park-like location are what you're looking for, then experience a little bit of Southern Hospitality with your hosts Karl & Kerry Mariu at the Monarch Motel. With 22 spacious units available, the Monarch Motel suits the corporate traveller or those planning to base themselves in the South while visiting the Catlins, Stewart Island, Riverton, Queenstown & Te Anau. Relax in our Sauna & Spa pool at the end of your busy day. Situated on State Highway 1, just a short walk to Stadium Southland/ Cycling Velodrome, Surrey Park sports facilities, Ascot Park raceway & convention centre. We have clean, modern facilities designed with you in mind. We hope to see you soon. ... more   less 
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