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“Shame about the neighbours”
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Monarch Motel
Ranked #13 of 33 Hotels in Invercargill
Reviewed 17 June 2014

Lovely hosts. A nice simple motel. A real effort has been made to modernise elements of the rooms and they are fabulously clean. The shower ran either very hot or very cold and the TV would not hold a channel, otherwise the room was great.
The downside was some very inconsiderate neighbours in adjoining rooms who did not seem to understand the concept that they were in a public facility where some may be sleeping.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled on business
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monarchm, Manager at Monarch Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 19 June 2014

Thank you Neil for taking the time to review the Monarch Motel. We appreciate your feedback and for bringing to our attention the issues raised with the shower & the television - we have already addressed these.
We apologise and are disappointed that your neighbours weren't considerate of other guests and caused you a poor nights sleep. We do appreciate a quick call to reception in these circumstances so that we can deal directly with the matter.
Thank you for choosing to stay with us -we appreciate your feedback.
Regards Kerry, Karl & the team at the Monarch Motel.

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Reviewed 23 April 2014

Made welcome when we checked in, great blockout curtains in both rooms. Rooms were lovely at warm when arrived on a cold night which was great. Small issue with bathroom being of children's room but you can work around that. Kids enjoyed the swing set.

Stayed: April 2014, travelled with family
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monarchm, Manager at Monarch Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 18 May 2014

Thank you for choosing to stay at the Monarch Motel & for your positive review. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay. Kind Regards Kerry, Karl & the team at the Monarch Motel.

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Reviewed 16 April 2014

Fantastic hosts offering clean, bright units that are well equipped and great value. We stayed here for over two weeks through a very hard and sad period. Our hosts were exceptionally flexible kind understanding and tried to assist us in every possible way they could. We would not hesitate in recommending either the accommodation or the hosts.

Room Tip: Stay here the units are warm, tidy, bright and quiet. What more can you ask for?
  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with family
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Thank Pete D
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monarchm, Manager at Monarch Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 18 May 2014

Thank you for taking the time to review the Monarch Motel. We are pleased that you found the units suitable for your stay. We look forward to seeing you again if you are returning to Invercargill. Regards, Kerry, Karl & the team at the Monarch Motel.

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Reviewed 7 March 2014

We had a great stay here in February. The motel was extremely well equipped, clean, quiet and comfortable and the owners were very pleasant, helpful and informative. The spa was a terrific addition and just made our stay. Although a little way from the city centre it is still a convenient place to stay. would definitely stay here again!!

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Robert G
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monarchm, Manager at Monarch Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 8 March 2014

Thank you for your review Robert. We appreciate that you chose the Monarch Motel for your Invercargill accommodation. We make do try to make every effort that are guests enjoy their stay in our clean, warm units. Best wishes for the remainder of your travels. Kerry & the team at the Monarch Motel.

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Reviewed 19 February 2014

It was just wonderful! Thank you!
The only thing I would improve in the room are the lights: in the bathroom, its more blue and strange and in the living room and kitchen the lights are not separated so it was always very bright in the room and getting into sleep was hard! There was also no long dressing mirror!
But the kitchen was great, the bathroom very big, the rooms were renovated, the staff very friendly, the bed comfortable...Its a good choice to book there!
And you also get the milk in a packaged bottle and shortbread:)!

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Ruth S
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monarchm, Manager at Monarch Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 5 March 2014

Thank you Ruth for your positive review and for choosing to stay at the Monarch Motel. We appreciate your comments & we do have full length mirrors on the inside of the wardrobe doors on all of our units (except for one) - which we have now added thanks to your review. We appreciate your feedback.

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Reviewed 7 February 2014 via mobile

The Monarch Motel in Invercargill is an excellent place to experience the best of South Island care and hospitality. The accommodation is comfortable and generous. Our needs were very well catered for. The motel is well situated and the proprietors Kerry and Karl could not have more helpful.

Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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monarchm, Manager at Monarch Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 10 February 2014

Thank you for your positive review. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay at the Monarch Motel & Southland. We hope you are able to return. Best wishes - Kerry, Karl & the team at the Monarch Motel.

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Reviewed 15 January 2014

Had I limited experience in staying at various accommodations, I would have easily given the Monarch an Excellent rating. However, I am mindful that I have experienced the entire range (of ratings as provided by tripadvisor), and for consistencies sake, I have to make comparisons. With this in mind, I would really place the Monarch at 4+.
Very welcome reception on arrival, with information provided pertinent to my own reasons for being in Invercargill. Having a dog with me, they were also very accommodating in providing a unit whereby on-going supervision of my dog (in the car) was possible, and in a location where it would not disturb others staying.
Unit gave a basic feel, but was quite functional, providing all that would be required for a short stay over.
Guests were provided with a very detailed guest book, and considerable additional material on various activities and attractions were readily available in the reception area.
While a little away from the centre of the city, anyone staying here is likely to have their own vehicle anyway, and rather than being a negative, provides an opportunity to reside in a quieter environment, yet still only a couple of kilometres from the city centre. One really wonderful advantage (again having a dog), was the very large empty space of an abandoned school next door, which my dog gave an excellent ++ rating for.
Absolute excellent value for money.
Have very definitely earmarked the Monarch as the place to return to on my reasonably frequent trips to Invercargill.

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled solo
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monarchm, Manager at Monarch Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 20 January 2014

Thank you for choosing to stay at the Monarch Motel & for taking the time to review us on trip advisor. We appreciate your positive comments. We also appreciate that you were able to keep such a well-trained dog in the car for the duration of your stay - I am sure that he will earn his champion status soon as he certainly was a champion for his stay here - he gets an excellent rating from us too!! Thank you for staying.
Kerry & the team at the Monarch Motel.

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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: £56 - £82 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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