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Hamilton & Waikato Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 week ago

Ideally situated motel, walking distance from cafes and shops and across the road from lovely big park. Our room was very nicely furnished, comfortable beds, lovely print and quirky cow ornament on the coffee table. We were there for a conference and golf and on the last night had a BBQ and putting competition around the minute lawn. Roger was...

Thank brianmP9935TF
Lugano_11, Owner at Lugano Motor Lodge, responded to this review

We appreciate you taking the time to write a review, and that you found the motel's location fantastic and standard of furnishing to a very good high level. Many of our guests comment that it is like a home away from home when staying in the executive one bedrooms like you stayed in. Thank you.

Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Lugano Motor Lodge is ideally located for business or pleasure trips to Blenheim. It is within easy walk of the entire Blenheim CBD, with a number of restaurants and bars close by, and yet the beautiful Seymour Square directly over the road. A tranquil place to spend some time on a lovely day. Mein host Roger is accommodating and...

Thank Grant B
Lugano_11, Owner at Lugano Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Obviously we are delighted that you found everything to your complete satisfaction. Our location despite being so close to the town centre is as you have put it, tranquil. The location combined with the soundproofing double glazing and privacy glass makes for a very comfortable stay.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A very warm welcome on arrival from Roger and his dog. A spacious lodge that graves us all we required after the long journey from Christchurch. Maybe it was us, but the room was hot and we struggled to work the air conditioning - perhaps we should have asked. Ideally situated to stroll into Blenheim for a meal or just...

Thank MJKP
Lugano_11, Owner at Lugano Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, and for staying with us. I am assuming the remote was set to a heat function rather than a cool function. Adjusting the temperature down on the remote if it was set to heating would provide no cooling. We are one of the few motels in Blenheim that have air-conditioning and even fewer have double...

Mountain View, California
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This HAS to have been the most comfortable bed we have slept in, including ours back home! Very homey and well equipted with one bedroom (plus a single, if needed) plus another single in the family room. TWO comfy couches, one TV in that room, and another back in the bedroom, for those members of families that simply can't agree...

Thank SteveHill0
Lugano_11, Owner at Lugano Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so very much for your very kind and flattering review. However, I had to look up what garrulous meant before I responded :-). It was a pleasure to have met you and we hope that your further stay in the N.I. continues to be as enjoyable as your time in the South Island.

Warragul, Australia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were fortunate to have chosen the Lugano motor inn for our two night stay. We were made to feel very welcome by Roger, our host and his wife. The surrounds were beautiful as was the room we had. Facilities such as kitchen, bedding and Wifi were excellent. One of the best experiences while in New Zealand.

Thank Toshorama
Lugano_11, Owner at Lugano Motor Lodge, responded to this review

We are delighted we met your expectations regarding your stay with us. Like you, we love the surrounds our motel is situated in. Thank you for choosing to stay with us, and also for your humbling review.

Belwood, Canada
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed one night. Central location in town close to shops and restaurants. The unit was a one bedroom unit. Clean. Comfortable bed. Bathroom fixtures a bit odd but functional. Roger is the manager in the office. He was was very nice and helpful. He gave us advice on wineries and restaurants and also booked us a 2-hr kayak tour...

Thank Ray519
Lugano_11, Owner at Lugano Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for reviewing us, we very much appreciate it when people take the time to write. We are delighted that you enjoyed your short stay and got to experience some activities at very short notice.

Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 19 February 2017

This place is remarkably good. Very friendly owners, I was given an umbrella to use during my stay as the weather was pretty wet. The units were clean , big and comfy bed and a good shower. Double glazing and good insulation meant the unit was totally soundproofed. An added touch was a fragrant candle and a scent diffuser.

Thank lmhooper
Lugano_11, Owner at Lugano Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, sorry about the rain, however, the countryside desperately needed the moisture. The comfort our guests enjoy through the benefits of soundproofing and double glazing combined with our great location satisfy the vast majority of our discerning guests. Look forward to your return again.

Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Nothing was too much trouble for Roger - the perfect host. Everything about the lodge was immaculate and Roger gave us all the information we needed to enjoy our stay in Blenheim to the full. If you are visiting Blenheim this is the place to stay.

Thank Jasper1944
Lugano_11, Owner at Lugano Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your positive review and endorsement of our property. It was great to meet you and to be a small part in your enjoyment of your holiday in NZ.

Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

My partner and I arrived here from the Picton ferry quite late in the day but Roger was here to great us. Roger provided lots of information about Blenheim and also suggestions for further afield. The room was immaculate with everything you could need. It was a delight to stay and we wished we could have stayed longer. Thank you...

Thank Lesley C
Lugano_11, Owner at Lugano Motor Lodge, responded to this review

We would have liked it if you had stayed longer as well. Thank you for your great review, we hope to see you again

Reviewed 6 February 2017

What a fantastic 2 day stay. the rooms were awesome and roomy and great outdoor areas for a wine gathering. Awesome managers who went out of their way to make our stay great! 10/10 MUSTSTAY! MUSTDO! in walking distance to all restaurants.

Thank chris_cairns
Lugano_11, Owner at Lugano Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Wow, thank you so much for your review and strong recommendation of our business. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and the various spaces our guests have available to them here. Thank you again.

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Well priced luxury accommodation in Central Blenheim, overlooking the lovely Seymour Gardens. The Lugano Motor Lodge is just a 2 minute walk to Blenheim's cafes, shops, restaurants and conference centre. Unlimited Free WiFi ... more   less 

Additional Information about Lugano Motor Lodge

Address: 91 High Street, Blenheim, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Marlborough Region > Blenheim
Price Range: $139 - $185 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Lugano Motor Lodge 3.5*
Number of rooms: 15
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Also Known As:
Lugano Hotel Blenheim
Lugano Motor Lodge Blenheim, Marlborough, New Zealand
Hotel Style:
#3 Best Value Hotel in Blenheim
#3 Romantic Hotel in Blenheim
#5 Family Hotel in Blenheim
#5 Business Hotel in Blenheim
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“We stayed in room 6, and slept like babies.”
 of 5 bubbles SteveHill0, 6 Mar 2017 | Read review
“You would be delighted with any room.”
 of 5 bubbles Jasper1944, 15 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Double glazing allows complete privacy when you need it and air conditioning is available in all units.”
 of 5 bubbles Tracey1902, 16 Jan 2017 | Read review
“in the middle of the complex”
 of 5 bubbles EH1852, 19 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Upstairs has lovely balcony to sit out and look at Park Gardens and Xmas lights at present”
 of 5 bubbles pauldeb_13, 6 Dec 2016 | Read review
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