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Equestrian Lodge Motel
Ranked #1 of 5 Hotels in Motueka
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Lyndhurst
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18 reviews
15 hotel reviews
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“High quality property friendly helpful service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2013

Only stayed one night but this is a very nice place to stay. The rooms are set around a very nice garden with a pool and spa. All well equipped very clean and comfortable. The owner/managers offer a friendly helpful service and run an excellent motel. I should have asked them where the name comes from, there isn't a horse in sight.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2013

We were impressed when we first met Alan as we checked in. He could not have ben more helpful. Very comfortable accommodation with lovely gardens and a pool. The unit was well maintained with a very comfortable bed. All the equipment was of good quality. Lisa, Alan's wife, was very friendly and eager to please. The unit was quite large and bright. Located just off the Main Street.
We would stay there again. It had been recommended to us by a friend and we in turn would also recommend it.
An excellent location for Abel Tasman.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2013

Right in the centre of Motueka but in a quiet backwater the Equestrian Lodge is a real gem. In comfortable walking distance from shops, cafes etc. We stayed either side of a Trek on the Abel-Tasman coast. Lisa and Alan could not have been more friendly and welcoming. They were happy for us to leave our car whilst on the trek and even offered to store our luggage - we elected to leave it in the car....no problems. The rooms are large and spotlessly clean, and are in tip top decorative order. Lovely well maintained gardens with a great swimming pool...again well looked after and very clean. We tried the spa pool...an absolute must, the best we have had during our stay in New Zealand. I cannot recommend this too highly.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Lyn C
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53 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2013 via mobile

Where to start? In a nutshell this was the best place we stayed at during our 3 week visit to NZ. The owner/managers gave us the warmest of welcomes and ensured we had everything we needed during our stay (including access to a local dentist when we had a dental problem in our party). The lodge was spotlessly clean, the grounds immaculately maintained and the whole place had a charm that was extremely relaxing. The location was perfect and I genuinely cannot recommend the equestrian lodge highly enough!

Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
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Hobart, Australia
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22 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2013

As soon as we opened the door, I wanted to stay longer, but we only had time for one night!

The room was big and absolutely fabulous! It was spotless and I mean spotless! The kitchen was fully equipped and everything in it was also spotless - nothing even slightly dodgy! The room looked as if they had just done it up it was that clean! The bathroom was big and really clean too. Would I stay again? Sure would, only next time I'd stay for at least 4 nights, if not for a week!

It is an older-style motel complex, but beautifully refurbished. It is back from the main street, but easy walking distance to the big New World supermarket and the main street. The owners are lovely, so helpful. The grounds are park-like gardens. We didn't swim in the pool, but would have liked to if the weather was a bit warmer.

The guest laundry was very useful. We were able to do our washing and chose to dry it on the clothes libe rather than use the dryer as it was such a nice day!

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2013

Alan & Lisa run a lovely motel close to the Abel Tasman park.
Nice large rooms with full amenities.
Both Alan & Lisa made us extremely
welcome and gave us lots of info for the local area.
Comfortable accommodation in extensive well maintained grounds and just a few minutes walk from local amenities and restaurants.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Smurf747
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Houston, Texas
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182 reviews
69 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2013

This is a cheery motel-style spot with pretty garden-like grounds, run by a helpful couple who appear to live onsite. Clean with kitchenettes. Nice spot. Wifi was pretty fast, too. Has an onsite laundry. No breakfast, but McDonald's is 2 minutes away. Alan was helpful on planning my hikes, too.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Equestrian Lodge Motel
Address: 2 Avalon Court | Off Tudor Street, Motueka 7120, New Zealand
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Region: New Zealand > South Island > Nelson-Tasman Region > Motueka
Amenities:
Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 5 Hotels in Motueka
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Equestrian Lodge Motel 4.5*
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Relax and unwind in our peaceful oasis just 5 minutes short stroll from Motueka high street. Our 15 ground floor units open out to our 2 acres of landscaped gardens. There is plenty of off-street parking for cars, boats and trailers. BBQ, dine or picnic in the shade of trees and sun umbrellas. Our facilities include children’s play area, solar heated swimming pool (seasonal) and private spa. ... more   less 
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