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Colonial Motel Twizel

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Perth, Australia
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27 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very central to restaurants etc, helpful and courteous staff. Very comfortable and value for money rooms with heaps of space. Cooking facilities are in the room but we didn't use them. Would stay here again

Thank GregWA
Invercargill, New Zealand
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124 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2016

We stayed three nights in this lovely Motel. It was really spacious, comfortable, quiet, very clean with very good amenities. It is very handy to the town centre and eating places. Friendly host. It was only about a thirty minute drive to Mt Cook and just minutes from the pretty Lake Ruataniwha.

1 Thank Hottees
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39 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2016 via mobile

Stayed 1 night with a friend on holiday. Very spacious and clean room. Twizel where motel is located has good access to local attractions such as Mt Cook, Lake Ruataniwha Dam, Lake Ohau a bit further out but well worth seeing!

Thank binajimster
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34 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2016 via mobile

My wife and I stayed one night on the Alps to Ocean bike trail, the motel was booked by the bike tour company. The room was good, we could cook a decent meal in the kitchen, it was spacious and clean with comfy queen and single beds. all rooms look out onto the courtyard carpark so no views but it's... More 

Thank Gerard B
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2016

We stayed a couple days here in December, 2015 as a base for hiking in the area around the beautiful mountain lakes. The motel is comfortable, clean and has modern internet. The host is very helpful about local resources, and the place is located in a small community not (yet) overrun by tourist groups. Highly recommend!

1 Thank Elizabeth K
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2016

Spacious room with 5 people, well equipped, clean and centrally located in Twizel. We were with a family and had a unit with 2 bedrooms. The unit was well equipped and provided ample space for all of us.

1 Thank Jurgen V
Singapore, Singapore
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46 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 December 2015

Stu and Chris are hospitable. Colonial is well maintained with clean, good facilities such as kitchen, flat screen TV etc. My family and I had a great time and will be back. There are also laundry facilities available. It's close to the shops that are well stocked. We will be back.

1 Thank 1stPaladin
Christchurch, New Zealand
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25 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 December 2015

With returned to this motel for 5 nights as we had enjoyed our stay here previously. Once again we weren't disappointed. It was clean, well equipped and comfortable and a good supply of tea, coffee etc. The owners are friendly & helpful. We would definitely recommend this motel to others.

1 Thank Edlyn710
Christchurch, New Zealand
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186 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2015

Heading back to ChCh and decided to have a stop over. Drove around Twizel and found this place. Had the front studio unit. Very good 4 star accommodation. Faced west so got the benefit of a sunny afternoon. Spacious unit, queen bed (a bit of roll together though) plus a single bed, kitchenette with fridge and full oven, dining table... More 

2 Thank Jane J
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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110 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2015

Broke our journey to Christchurch by staying at Twizel for 2 nights. Our first choice of town/village was Tekapo but we could not find accommodation. So glad we went to Twizel as a good base for visting Mount Cooke. The accommodation was good, a spacious room with all the amenities for self catering that we needed, Including a cooker. It... More 

2 Thank Rosebud388

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service

Additional Information about Colonial Motel Twizel

Address: 36/38 Mackenzie Drive, Twizel 7901, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Mackenzie District > Twizel
Number of rooms: 8
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“centrally in twizel, no views”
 of 5 bubbles 585jurgenv, 6 Jan 2016 | Read review
“All rooms seem to be quiet even though they're on the roadside”
 of 5 bubbles Edlyn710, 30 Nov 2015 | Read review
“Rooms facing the street have the best views.”
 of 5 bubbles Xarekto, 11 Oct 2015 | Read review
“One of the rooms closest to the road has a little bit of garden which is nice to sit out in in the evening.”
 of 5 bubbles KeithT985, 13 Mar 2014 | Read review
“any unit here ok as twizel goes to sleep on the fall of darkness”
 of 5 bubbles YvonneK874, 8 May 2013 | Read review
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