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Renton, Washington
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Best motel I have ever stayed at. Being from the United States, motels there are typically off of busy roads or highways and not very desirable in many ways. The Equestrian Lodge Motel is hands down the best motel I have ever seen, no competition. After cutting our five day tramp through the Abel Tasman National park a day short... More 

Thank jessebra
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24 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Having travelled in many countries in the world, I would say that the Equestrian Lodge at Motueka is up there, dollar for dollar, with the best I have experienced. Set in an idyllic garden with beautiful open spaces and places to relax, it is still only 5 minutes walk to all the amenities of Motueka. A lovely little patio is... More 

Thank Michael W
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20 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Some days I don't mind my job... Just drove up from Christchurch towing a trailer (got a speeding ticket which put me in a grump!) Got to the Motel, genuinely warmly greeted, shown my room and pointed out a place to park with the trailer still connected to my ute. Go into the room, Clean, modern and inviting. Lovely Woodend... More 

Thank deang243
Palmerston North
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Arrived on Friday 11th. Very welcoming reception. Reasonable rates and the room was well presented and well worth the rate. Would recommend and stay again. It is well situated to main street and supermarkets, cafes etc. Thanks very much

Thank amaron2016
Strathpeffer, United Kingdom
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120 reviews
54 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Spent a couple of days here and happy to have chosen this Lodge Hotel. Lisa and Alan make you feel so at home in their well maintained and appointed apartments. This is also very handy for shops/ stores and all the area has to offer.

Thank michaelfleming687
Bli Bli, Australia
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3 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We cannot recommend a stay at this establishment highly enough. Both Alan and Lisa the proprietors were very welcoming, accommodating and very hospitable. The motel is an older establishment but very well maintained. Room was very spacious and the location is within easy (flat) walking distance to shops, cafes and restaurants BUT still very quiet. The surrounding gardens are magnificent,... More 

Thank LG130259
South Coast.
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22 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed four nights and found the Equestrian to be very comfortable, spacious and well equipped. It is centrally located for the Abel Tasman area, close to shops for food but very quiet (though this may be different in school holidays with a playground on-site).

Thank Karen J
Takaka, New Zealand
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21 reviews
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Reviewed 30 October 2016

We had a great stay , we changed our room at book in due to 2 family members being sick , our Host was more than happy to do this for us . Alan was very friendly and helpful. We were thankful that Alan had gone and turned our heat pump on and pulled all the curtains for us while... More 

Thank judez1961
Christchurch, New Zealand
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82 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Kindness - Alan and Lisa are the loveliest couple and their values transfer to their management of the Equestrian motel. We experienced genuine care from them when a member of our party required assistance. Cleanliness and comfort - The accommodation is a gem in Motueka- clean, comfortable easy walking distance to town. The gardens are beautiful and well maintained -... More 

Thank plum_persey
Centennial, Colorado
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10 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 October 2016

We stayed 3 wonderful and comfortable nights at the lodge, the beds very comfortable. The pictures are very accurate but the suites are actually larger than they appear. The kitchen is perfectly supplied and the cleaning crew are fun, happy group of ladies! The owners are gracious and extremely helpful in that they scheduled our aqua taxi for Abel Tasman... More 

Thank NEB303

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Pool
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
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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 

Additional Information about Equestrian Lodge Motel

Address: 2 Avalon Court | Off Tudor Street, Motueka 7120, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Nelson-Tasman Region > Motueka
Price Range: €92 - €188 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Equestrian Lodge Motel 4.5*
Number of rooms: 15
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“They all look good”
 of 5 bubbles JohnS1935, 9 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Choose a unit depending on whether you want all day sun on the deck or afternoon sun with early morning sun through the kitchen window.”
 of 5 bubbles helenandjim2016, 25 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Heat pump were great in winter months”
 of 5 bubbles 236gavl, 25 May 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are ground floor and open onto the garden .”
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