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Equestrian Lodge Motel
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Motueka
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Reviewed 22 April 2014

I stayed at Equestrian 2-bed room unit for two nights with my elderly parents. This is the most spacious, peaceful and clean motel I've ever stayed. The design of the unit is very considerate and convenient! Big bedrooms, big lounge with good furniture! There's a big well maintained green space in the middle, and all the units look out to the garden. The utensils in the kitchen are very convenient. We found all we need to make simple cooking. My parents would love staying here for the whole trip. So we look forward to staying here again! The hosts Alan and Lisa are very helpful and friendly.

Room Tip: the two bed room unit at the end is very quite and spacious, and have good privacy.
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  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 17 April 2014

We stayed 2 nights here which were organised by friends who had stayed before. The motel is in the middle of a residential street but is lovely and quiet with beautiful gardens and quite central to the towns main street. The accommodation was very clean although,as the rooms are like "pods" you can hear people moving about next door very easily. Continental breakfast is also supplied in your rooms on request. The hosts - Lisa and Alan- were lovely and friendly and I'm sure they would have helped with any query. It's still a bit of a drive to the Abel Tasman park but there are various transport options available in the town.

Room Tip: Most rooms look onto the gardens and are accessed from ground level
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Reviewed 14 April 2014

We really enjoyed our stay, Lisa and Alan were very friendly and welcoming. The two bedroom room was very spacious and comfortable, and modern. Would very highly recommend staying here! There is plenty of space in the grounds and a nice view to the gardens from the rooms.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 13 April 2014

We were welcomed by the very friendly owners, with a big smile and ansering all questions we had. Units are great, very modern, well maintained, very well looked after and very clean. The place doesn´t have a landscape to look at (like many of the other motels around the country), but they have managed to create a landscape for the motel, with a very beautiful garden, a nice swimming pool, beautiful lights at night and a very quiet and relaxing atmosphere. We had a great BBQ the night we stayed there, and sleeping quality was perfect (quiet and relaxing). We will definitely be back, a big THANK YOU! to the owners

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 10 April 2014

The very high standard of the accommodation and the gardens reflects the commitment and attitude of Lisa and Alan. They are constantly working to enhance what is already a lovely place to stay, but our strongest memory is of just how helpful and friendly they were.

As has been said by others already, the rooms are of a very good size and beautifully equipped, the grounds are spacious and very attractive and there is an excellent swimming pool and a spa. The shops are very close, as are restaurants.

Our stay at the Equestrian Lodge Motel was a highlight of our holiday in New Zealand and, along with all the other reviewers, we would thoroughly recommend a stay here.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 5 April 2014

Amazingly friendly, easy going and serviceminded staff/owners! Even for the friendly NZ this was exceptional and quite a contrast to "laughing kiwi /YHA motueka" (that we cancelled all together due to that). Super nice rooms and at a very good price. Definately recomend this to all!

Stayed: April 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 3 April 2014

We have stayed at the Equestrian Lodge Motel on numerous occasions over the last four or five years . Alan and Lisa have always made us most welcome and have gone out of their way to ensure we are comfortable and everything is running smoothly.
The units are well appointed , and with a choice of studio , one bedroom or two bedrooms we have stayed by ourselves or with family , our grandchildren especially enjoying the attractive swimming pool and barbeque area and also the trampoline .
The garden is delightful with plenty of space in lawn and trees. Parking is at the back of each unit and at the front sliding doors give access to the deck area and garden which makes it very pleasant and relaxing .
Thank you Alan and Lisa . We can thoroughly recommend The Equestrian.

Room Tip: We have stayed mainly in rooms 10 ,11,4 or 5 and these have worked very well for us . 10 and 11 hav...
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  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled with family
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Additional Information about 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 4 Hotels in Motueka
Price Range: £72 - £125 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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