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Colonial Court Motel
Ranked #4 of 8 Hotels in Cambridge
Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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12 reviews
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“Quiet tidy motel”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2014

Old style motel with plenty of space in the family room. Very clean , tidy and well maintained. TV in lounge only. Vodafone 3G coverage kept dropping in and out perhaps due to our room location. Good location for access to velodrome.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2013

In a nice secluded quiet location. Studio unit very large but a little dated but all necessary amenities provided. Very friendly host. Nice big swimming pool although we didnt have time to make use of this

Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2013

Good quiet location, great pool. Rooms were clean and tidy it quite dated. Need a fan at least in rooms for sticky Cambridge weather.
On the expensive side for just a very standard room.
Hosts lovely and very friendly.
Awful wifi that's impossible to get working.

  • Stayed November 2013
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New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2013

This motel is located on a side street off the main road at the northern end of Cambridge. I stayed in a one-bedroom unit that had a queen bed and single bed in the bedroom and a single bed in the lounge. The kitchen had a microwave and also a stove so there was an oven for cooking. Bathroom has a shower box.
Although this is an older motel, it has everything needed and is very pleasant, clean and well maintained. The lounge is small, but certainly adequate.
Being away from the main road was a bonus for us.
Would definitely stay again.

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled with family
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Wellington, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2012

This is Glynis from Kapiti 4 Seasons Tours. On our first night going up to the Bay Of Islands our senior group had nine units at the Colonial Court Lodge in Cambridge. A charming lodge in a beautiful city, our stay was quiet and very comfortable with spacious rooms on ground level. Very good value, modern and clean, our hosts made us very welcome and we do plan to return...

Room Tip: New large units by the pool are great (too cold for pool when we visited in Oct :)
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  • Stayed October 2012, travelled with friends
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Rarotonga, Cook Islands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2012

Cambridge was the last stop on our road journey from Christchurch, and my family stayed for one night before returning to our home up north. Cambridge is a delightful town with its pretty parks, central lake and leafy streets. Colonial Court is located on spacious site, amidst a well established northern suburb, and is convenient to both the main road north through Hamilton, and the alternative route north through Gordonton.

Our motel unit was the 1 br corner one that I had read some remarks about by a previous reviewer. However, the central skylight and extra large kitchen window does provide plenty of light to make up for the lack of windows along the front of this particular unit. The motel unit was well equiped, although the lounge area is a little restricted in size to accommodate a couch, a single bed and a dining table as well. As we only stopped for the one night, the confined space was a minor issue only. Besides we are tidy travellers anyway.

The motel grounds are delightful, and the owners take a lot of pride in presentation and customer focus. Although it was late April, and the pool wasn't heated, my son declared it to be wonderfully refreshing and a decent size for swimming. We enjoyed our stay at this motel, and will return for a future visit. Thankyou Greg and Sylvia for your friendly hospitality.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2012

The hosts/ownwers of the Colonial Court are friendly and helpful. This motel is a nice size, is quiet and is located 150m back off SH1 at the northern end of town. It is across the road from the soccer grounds are nearby to the race course. Very clean refurbished rooms with good bathroom and new flat screen TV with Sky. Comfy bed, a nice swimming pool and plenty of parking space.

Room Tip: All rooms are good as they are set back off a quiet road.
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled solo
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Property: Colonial Court Motel
Address: 37 Vogel Street, Cambridge 3434, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Cambridge
Amenities:
Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #4 of 8 Hotels in Cambridge
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Colonial Court Motel 3*
Number of rooms: 15
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