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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed two nights and used it as a base to visit Bluff and Steward Island. Both well worth a look. Not sure about Bluff oysters. The owners John and Barb were super helpful as i had left my mobile in Te Anau and helped guide me to get it delivered by courier.

Thank annette231
Hindhead, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 January 2017

A very comfortable place to stay. Clean, well-equipped motel units with nice fluffy towels. The owner is a lovely lady...very warm, friendly and welcoming. Seven of us stayed here in two units during the Colgate Games and it was perfect. Thoroughly recommended.

Thank HarshButFair51
John M, Owner at Colonial on Tay, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive feedback from your stay with us. Glad you enjoyed staying with us, apoligise that the weather wasn't better - unfortunately that's one thing we cannot change. See you again Regards Christine

Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Stayed here for 2 nights. The rooms were very comfortable and clean. It pretty much had everything you needed, including cooking facilities. There was also a laundry available for use, which was handy. The owners were very friendly and helpful. Definitely recommended.

Thank DodgeyAus
John M, Owner at Colonial on Tay, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of our Motel. It is good hear peoples views, hearing about their travels and where they are heading next. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and hope you have enjoyed the rest of your travels in NZ.

Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

The Colonial on Tay is warm and welcoming. I had a 1 bedroom unit and it was clean and comfortable with a good sized lounge area and good facilities to self-cater. The motel is very reasonably priced and the proprietors are friendly and helpful. It is excellently situated for swim meet accommodation - very close to Splash Palace.

Thank Anna H
John M, Manager at Colonial on Tay, responded to this review

Thank you Anna, It was a busy weekend with swimming and great to know your accommodation with us was enjoyable. See you next time

Reviewed 10 April 2016

We stayed at the Colonial Motel for one night in February. The room was big, everything you could need was there. The management gave us some advice where to eat, quite nearby - dinner there was delicious!

Thank doroPfalz
Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 27 March 2016 via mobile

Colonial on Tay Motel does seem a bit old compared to some I have stayed at. However my room had been kept tidy and clean the whole week I was there which is a must for a fairly frequent traveller like myself. Wifi connection can be a bit temperamental and signal sometimes a bit weak (only one bar in the...

Thank Poos0411
John M, General Manager at Colonial on Tay, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. We appreciate you taking the time to respond to your stay with us. Look forward to see you again the next time you are visiting Invercargill

Dunedin, New Zealand
Reviewed 17 March 2016

This Motel is quite basic but for the price it was excellent. It was very clean, very warm and had everything we needed. We stayed here for a swim meet over 4 days so spent a lot of time here. Every time we came back after morning racing, usually between 10 and 11, our room had been serviced which was...

1Thank Paula D
John M, General Manager at Colonial on Tay, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Your comments about our motel are appreciated. See you for the next swim meeting

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 27 February 2016

Can't believe how people reviewed this place ..... Must be two classes of rooms at this place??? Very grubby place.... Dirty towel left on table, took to reception not bothered? Shower curtain discussing ...

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John M, General Manager at Colonial on Tay, responded to this review

We pride ourselves on the standards we offer our guests and always respect our guests comments. This review has left us stunned. All linen is changed at the end of guests stay/also on servicing so can only assume our cleaner has left her cleaning cloth behind and this was missed in the final check at end of clean. Shower curtains...

Hong Kong, China
Reviewed 31 December 2015

Invercargill is a pretty deserted town, but the motel more than compensated during my two-day stay over the New Year. You get a large living room/dining area, kitchenette, separate bedroom and bathroom, and outdoor parking. The fixtures and gadgets are more numerous than many better quality hotels, and the cupboards are stacked with all the utensils self-catering travelers might need....

Thank 453danyalf
John M, Owner at Colonial on Tay, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and feedback. We appreciate what people have to say about their stay with us.

Reviewed 15 June 2015 via mobile

Best Motel in Invercargill! Very well appointed rooms with heated floors, central heating & electric blankets! Plenty of room to spread out. Very comfortable furniture & bed. The Manager very helpful. Would definatley stay here again!

Thank Merron D

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service

Additional Information about Colonial on Tay

Address: 335 Tay Street, Invercargill 9810, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Southland Region > Invercargill
Price Range: ₹ 5,018 - ₹ 6,491 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Colonial on Tay 3*
Number of rooms: 10
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“All the rooms are fine. it is a quiet location with good parking.”
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“No tips but I would stay there again.”
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