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Warragul, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago NEWvia 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.

Puslinch, Canada
Reviewed 1 week 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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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.

San Francisco, California
Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

Pros: friendly welcome, comfortable room, strong and steady wifi signal (maybe because our room was closer to the office?), and very convenient location right in the center of town. Cons: bathroom needed some updating. The sink was so low I actually strained my back a bit while bending down to the sink. Very child friendly, on the other hand! Overall...

Thank LAguy888
Lugano_11, Owner at Lugano Motor Lodge, responded to this review

We are very sorry to hear about your back, the height of the bathroom cabinets are as far as we understand a standard height. We have being constantly upgrading all our rooms since buying the motel 12 months ago. In your room this included new air-conditioning (heat pumps) and new carpet throughout along with some bathroom fittings. In the previous...

Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

Nice spacious rooms and living areas. TV in every room with individual channel switching. Very friendly hosts who where open to some of our feedback and hence the good rating. Location ideal for walking to the town centre. Semi-self contained kitchenette with hot stove top and a variety of cooking utensils and appliances.

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

First of all thank you for your review and the great feedback you have provided. Our kitchens in both family apartments as you found are completely stocked with everything our guests could need right down to egg cups. We are constantly striving to improve our guest experience and the feedback provided is invaluable. Thank you and we hope to see...

Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 17 January 2017

This motel was one of the better places that I have stayed at. I was delighted to be given an upgrade to an Executive Suite as some people had cancelled their bookings due to recent earthquakes. Didn't feel any of those while I was staying there! My room was well-appointed with a very comfy king-size bed, two nice chairs for...

Thank Tracey1902
Lugano_11, Owner at Lugano Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks Tracey for a great review, we appreciate you taking the time. Thankfully, the earthquakes are now very few and far between. The double glazing combined with air-conditioning makes our rooms both beautifully quiet and very comfortable for sleeping especially during summer when night-time temperatures often stay around 20 degrees. Look forward to you coming back.

Reviewed 16 January 2017

After staying here in April 2016 we decided to stay again this trip. When originally looking to book on their website it showed as nothing available for the consecutive nights that we required. However a quick phone call to Roger and everything was sorted. Nothing is too much trouble when dealing with Roger and Judy and the improvments that they...

Thank tezza52
Lugano_11, Owner at Lugano Motor Lodge, responded to this review

It was a delight to have you stay with us, so soon to your last trip to N.Z. Judy and I couldn't believe it that you drove all the way from the south of the island just to revisit us and Blenheim. Enjoy your cruise on the Baltic Sea.

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • 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: $132 - $247 (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 Romantic Hotel in Blenheim
#5 Family Hotel in Blenheim
#5 Business Hotel in Blenheim
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“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
“A room overlooking the park would be a good choice”
 of 5 bubbles 13out, 1 Sep 2016 | Read review
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