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Colonial Manor Motel
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Colonial Manor Motel
Ranked #4 of 9 Hotels in Cromwell
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 11 February 2014

We booked in here based on previous Trip Advisor reviews but have to admit to being a bit disappointed. We had a good welcome and the managers were very friendly and helpful. However, we felt our unit (6) was let down by a few things - 1. The freezer in the fridge didn't work (this wasn't a surprise to the manager when we mentioned it) 2. The hot water generally wasn't hot enough (we had to boil water in the jug to get the water hot enough to wash the dishes) 3. The soundproofing between our unit and the unit above us was non-existent (we could hear every foot step taken - and there were plenty!) 4. We think the description "fully equipped, modern, self catering kitchen" is a bit excessive when there is no oven - just a hob, microwave and frypan. The unit was clean and well serviced each day and we had a thoroughly enjoyable long weekend in Cromwell and the surrounding area.

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  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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barrycolman, Manager at Colonial Manor Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 6 March 2014

Thank you for your review. At this time of the year it is perfect weather to make use of the grounds to eat outside. We have 2 barbeques for guest use and several table and chairs setups which we encourage guests to use.

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Reviewed 22 January 2014

We made a last minute decision to travel to Central Otago and managed to find accomodation at Colonial Manor. New and clean room with a well-functioning kitchen. Great hospitality. Would definitely stay again.

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled as a couple
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barrycolman, Manager at Colonial Manor Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 23 January 2014

Thank you for your review. This is a busy time of the year and we were pleased to welcome you to our part of the world. With the stone fruit season in full swing and several motorsport events at Highlands we have been extra busy this month. Hope you get to come and see us again soon.

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Reviewed 27 December 2013

Immaculately presented rooms and so quiet.I was moved at no extra cost to a downstairs room which was available due to that day being so hot.Price was very fair and reasonable and so close to centre of town.I would definitely stay again.

  • Stayed: December 2013
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barrycolman, Manager at Colonial Manor Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 23 January 2014

Thank you for your review. It was a particularly hot Cromwell summer day and as we weren' t particularly busy we were able to move you. Most things are a short walking distance and that is a feature of the motel.

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Reviewed 5 April 2013

My wife and I were touring NZ from January to March and this was the best motel we
experienced. The facilities,cleanliness,and attention to every detail were perfect. An excellent cooked breakfast was also good value.That is based on NZ costs which with the current exchange rates we found to be expensive everywhere.

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barrycolman, Manager at Colonial Manor Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 7 April 2013

Thanks for reviewing our property. Our cooked breakfasts are becoming more popular especially as we move into Autumn but we also offer a continental breakfast which is delivered the previous evening which is handy for those guests wanting an early start to their day. We have tried to keep our prices as fair as possible considering we offer a 4 star experience with many extras which our guests appreciate.

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Reviewed 5 April 2013

We spent one night here in early April and had a very pleasant stay. The people on Reception were very friendly and informative. The Motel room was fine, well equipped and clean and we also got free Wifi. The Motel is situated close to Cromwell Centre so within easy reach of shops and places to eat. Happy to recommend it to others

  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled as a couple
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barrycolman, Manager at Colonial Manor Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 7 April 2013

Thank you for reviewing our motel. The free Wi-Fi has been very popular with our guests and incidently is available at all Host Accomodation properties throughout NZ. We trust you enjoyed the rest of your holiday in NZ and come back one day to see some more of Central Otago.

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Reviewed 24 March 2013

Little things really do count.. make you feel wanted :) ~ good supply of tea, coffees, hot chocolate.. and a little treat :)
Great to have real milk! (so sick of the little tubs supplied at other places!)
Clean & comfy.
(We stayed in the studio unit..I see comments about a need for a sink... now they have a bin supplied for our convenience :) )
Friendly hosts
Handy to the shops.

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled as a couple
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barrycolman, Manager at Colonial Manor Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 27 March 2013

Thank you for making the time to post a review. We get a lot of satisfaction from making our rooms as special as we can for our guests and it is great when the extras we provide are appreciated. These days it is all to easy to cut costs wherever possible but we find the little extras help to keep our guests coming back.

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Reviewed 23 January 2013

Stayed here two nights with my wife,very lovely location,and host very helpful,very clean studio unit 5,is nicely set out we note a beautiful set of dishes Were supplied ,but where were we to wash up after using as studio has no cooking facilities ,except microwave,also no sink we had to wash up in handbasin in bathroom studio need a small electric frypan and sink for washing dishes,this is essecial,we purchased small electric frypan to use for cooking breakfast, but overall stay was pleasant.

  • Stayed: January 2013
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barrycolman, Manager at Colonial Manor Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 5 March 2013

Thank you for taking the time to post a review. We have taken on board your comments and changed our on line description to make it clearer what the upstairs studio room offers. Unfortunately is not possible due to space configuration to have either a sink or cooking facilities in those 2 less expensive rooms. We can lend guests an electric frypan and have done so in the past. Please just ask ,we are happy to help our guests wherever possible.Hope to see you back at some time in the future.

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Additional Information about Colonial Manor Motel

Address: 14 Barry Avenue, Cromwell 9310, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Central Otago > Cromwell
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 9 Hotels in Cromwell
Price Range: £76 - £98 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Colonial Manor Motel 4.5*
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
4 Star quality motel is set in park like grounds with stunning views of the Central Otago landscape. All our spacious units have double glazing for warmth and quietness.The refurbished units are fitted out with large comfortable beds and each room has a new LCD TV with USB and HDMI inputs. You can enjoy your chance to relax and unwind. Sit outside your unit or in the garden in the evening with a glass of fine local wine or cider. Visit one of our excellent local Cromwell or Bannockburn restaurants.Rates include all Taxes.500MB of FREE wifi per room per day.FREE level off street parking outside units. ... more   less 
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