Colonial Manor Motel
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Colonial Manor Motel

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4.5
#2 of 7 motels in Cromwell
4.9 of 5 bubbles
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4.9 of 5 bubbles
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Set in park like grounds with stunning views of the Central Otago landscape you could be mistaken for thinking you are far out of town. However that is far from the truth, Colonial Manor Motel is located in the very heart of Cromwell township. All our spacious rooms feature large comfortable beds, reliable Wi-Fi and flat screen TV's with Sky 50 Channels and double glazing. Kitchenette facilities are provided in all but two rooms (these are the upstairs studios where a microwave and toaster are available). All rooms are fitted with fridges. Guest laundry facilities are available with a washer and a dryer, or for those with an environmental mindset an outdoor clothes line is located between rooms 8 & 9. We pride ourselves on offering spacious, clean and comfortable smoke free rooms accompanied with a caring attitude and desire to provide a quality service to ensure an all round enjoyable guest experience.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast available
Complimentary Instant Coffee
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Self-serve laundry
Complimentary tea
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Room features
Soundproof rooms
Housekeeping
Iron
Private bathrooms
Coffee / tea maker
Kitchenette
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Microwave
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
Kitchenware
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Romantic
Family
Languages Spoken
English

Location

14 Barry Avenue, Cromwell 9310 New Zealand
Getting there
Somewhat walkable
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Grade: 69 out of 100
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Junelle E wrote a review Jan 2020
Oamaru, New Zealand
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed 2 nights and Cheryl very kindly upgraded us to an executive spa room - we were very happy with that I must say.
The room was very spacious and comfortable, had all we needed - apart from an ice cube tray. When we asked, Cheryl was amazing - gave us a container of ice from her own fridge and then the next day on our return, we found a large container on the bench with even more ice. How wonderful. We will definitely stay again
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Date of stay: January 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Rooms upstairs and toward the back probably better
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Response from CMM-Cromwell, Owner at Colonial Manor Motel
Responded 9 Mar 2020
Hi Junelle What a lovely weekend it was and we're glad that we managed to look after you, even with out an ice tray in the room. The spa rooms are lovely especially with the balcony, high ceilings and views. We hope to you see you back real soon, feel free to check availability with us, just call. Stay well and we look forward to your return, ice trays ready. Warm regards Cheryl & the Team @ Colonial Manor Motel
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JennieLiz wrote a review Sept 2020
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We spent three nights at this well situated, immaculately clean hotel . The room was spacious and had all that we required. It even had a bath, which on our road trip around the South Island was a rare find in this price bracket. The best part though was the friendly and helpful nothing -is-a-problem attitude of Sheryl and her staff. We thoroughly recommend the Colonial Manor and would definitely stay there again
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Date of stay: September 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Mary366 wrote a review Feb 2022
New Plymouth, New Zealand
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed in an upstairs studio unit. It was very comfortable with two beds and a good size bathroom. The motel is very close to the main shopping mall in Cromwell so it's in a convenient location. The service was very friendly and I was able to make use of the guest laundry and clothesline. One aspect that could be improved on is there is no sink for doing dishes although you are provided with a washing-up bowl that you can use in the bathroom. It worked but it was slightly awkward.
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Date of stay: February 2022
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Southlander wrote a review Mar 2021
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Tried to book a room over the Easter period for 1 night, which they had 1 available, wouldn't accept unless we stayed the 3 night requirement for this period. Only got 2 days off for the weekend, so would have been in Cromwell for 2 days, spent money for tea, breakfast, fuel for boat and car, so other businesses would have benefited. See advertised on television for Kiwi's to support tourism, because of COVID-19 - we tried to do our bit but looks like not good enough for this motel.
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Date of stay: March 2021
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Paul E wrote a review Jan 2020
Melbourne, Australia
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Instead of staying in Queenstown, we opted to stay in Cromwell. It’s naturally much quieter while still being within reasonable driving distance of everything we wanted to do. This place was very good and the owners very helpful. Our room was tidy, spacious and fully equipped, which gave us meal options. Cromwell’s main centre was just a short walk away with a good selection of places to eat.
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Date of stay: February 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from CMM-Cromwell, Owner at Colonial Manor Motel
Responded 9 Mar 2020
Thank you Paul for taking a minute to review our property. We agree we are very central to all the action of Queenstown and Wanaka yet also have our own action here in Cromwell, depending on what you are looking for. We're glad you were able to self cater whilst on holiday, always nice to have a meal in. Thanks again and hope you will return to our shores soon and maybe to Cromwell. Kindest regards Cheryl & the Team @Colonial Manor Motel
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Maureen S wrote a review Feb 2020
Worcester, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
What a lovely motel! We only stayed here for one night as we were passing through on the Inter-city bus from Mount Cook to Dunedin and the bus schedules meant that we had to spend a night in Cromwell. But our brief stay at Colonial Manor was most enjoyable. It is only about a 3-minute walk from the bus station, so extremely handy. We were given a warm welcome and were impressed with the room (super comfy bed) and facilities. After catching up with washing and having a pleasant meal on our patio, we then walked to the Heritage Precinct (a 25-minute walk). Thank you for a very comfortable stay.
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Date of stay: February 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from CMM-Cromwell, Owner at Colonial Manor Motel
Responded 9 Mar 2020
Hi Maureen We are so glad we could look after you even if only for a brief interlude between bus trips, the lucky thing is you now know where we are, Cromwell the heart of Central Otago. We hope you enjoyed Dunedin and your south island tour was everything, if not more, than you expected. Thank you again for your time to respond and we hopefully look forward to your return, Spring is a lovely time to visit with all the cherry blossom around. Until we meet again. Warm regards Cheryl & the Team @ Colonial Manor Motel
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Heather P wrote a review Feb 2021
Wellington, New Zealand
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A great place to stay in Cromwell. Our one night stay started with a warm and friendly welcome from Cheryl who was a wonderful host.

Our room (#3) was spacious and spotlessly clean (not a speck of dust anywhere!) The room had a desk area for working at as well as two comfortable arm chairs and a dining table with chairs. The bed was very comfortable.

There was a bath and the shower was good with plenty of hot water.

The room had lots of unexpected extras i.e a multi power box for the numerous electrical gadgets that we all travel with these days.

There was a lovely well maintained grassed area with BBQ and large picnic table.

Out of the eight places that we stayed on a South Island road trip (all with similar ratings) the Colonial Manor Motel was by far the best.

I would definitely stay at this well situated motel again.
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Date of stay: February 2021
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regalcourtmotel wrote a review June 2020
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Another great stay at our Cromwell favorite. New owner doing a great job in a good location close to local amenities. Good advice on meals, free wifi and although it was -2 deg outside the heat pump kept us very cozy. Thanks for the stay Cheryl
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Date of stay: May 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Upstairs with a spa bath will help you thaw out after the cold of a Central Otago Winter.
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Response from ColonialManorTeam, Owner at Colonial Manor Motel
Responded 2 June 2020
Dear Kathy & Garry Thank you for your lovely words, personally being new to the motel industry it is always lovely & valuable to meet those that have been down this path before, and supportive to receive such comments, I'll also share them with the team, which will make their day. :-) We enjoyed having you stay and It's guests like yourselves that make owning a motel an absolute pleasure so thank you. Lovely that you also got to chat up with other friends, thanks for sending them our way also. Stay well and until next time all the best. Warm regards Cheryl & The Team @ Colonial Manor Motel
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Strickes wrote a review Aug 2022
Rotorua District, New Zealand
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We spent a night here recently while travelling in the area. Last minute booking as they had a cancellation. Very friendly host, helpful and welcoming.

The motel has a great position across the road from a mall area with shops and restaurants in a few minutes walking distance.

Very clean and a large room. We were upstairs so had good views over the ranges in the distance.
Would recommend for all to stay here
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Date of stay: August 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Rohan wrote a review Oct 2020
Auckland Central, New Zealand
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed here with my friends. It was an amazing experience staying at this place. Sparkling clean, neat & tidy. They provided exactly what anyone requires such as comfy bed, TV etc. and last but not least is the view from the balcony. It just made our day. Cheryl is really generous host. She was personally making sure if we need anything. She explained us about the town, weather etc very well and gave some tips about where to visit, where to eat too. I'd definitely consider visiting this place next time I go to South Island.
Regards,
Rohan
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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kevinX2345GC asked a question Feb 2018
Wellington, New Zealand
Hi, do you do a cooked breakfast and cost please? kevin
Answer from Cheryl Noah
Cromwell, New Zealand
Yes we do and the cost starts from $10.00 (build your own breakfast)
cee b wrote a tip June 2023
Hamilton, New Zealand97 contributions42 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Go the continental breakfast option."
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Noel b wrote a tip Sept 2022
Christchurch, New Zealand7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Enjoyed the upstairs Executive spa room with a deck"
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regalcourtmotel wrote a tip June 2020
8 contributions4 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Upstairs with a spa bath will help you thaw out after the cold of a Central Otago Winter."
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Junelle E wrote a tip Jan 2020
Oamaru, New Zealand6 contributions4 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Rooms upstairs and toward the back probably better"
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JDL000 wrote a tip Dec 2019
Sydney, Australia166 contributions76 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"All rooms face pleasant garden but maybe one on the end, away from office end, if you seek extra quiet"
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PRICE RANGE
AU$155 - AU$177 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
New ZealandSouth IslandOtago RegionCentral OtagoCromwell
NUMBER OF ROOMS
14
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Frequently Asked Questions about Colonial Manor Motel
Which popular attractions are close to Colonial Manor Motel?
Nearby attractions include Cromwell Heritage Precinct (1.1 km), Cromwell Fruit Sculpture (0.3 km), and marie velenski (1.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Colonial Manor Motel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and reduced mobility rooms.
Which room amenities are available at Colonial Manor Motel?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Colonial Manor Motel?
Guests can enjoy breakfast, barbeque facilities, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Colonial Manor Motel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Colonial Manor Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Wild Earth Outdoor Kitchen & Cellar Door, The Stoaker Room Bistro & Bar, and Fusee Rouge Cafe.
Is Colonial Manor Motel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.2 km away from the centre of Cromwell.
Is Colonial Manor Motel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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