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Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is our 4th holiday at the Equestrian Motel and has been perfect yet again.Clean,spacious modern rooms and now with air conditioning,Free 1GB internet per day & full Sky including all movie & sports channels.The rooms are also serviced everyday if you wish. The location is off the main road so is very quiet with lovely gardens,pool setting and plenty...

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Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

We had three days exploring the Abel Tasman National Park and wanted a base close to town to do it from. The Equestrian lodge was perfect for the job. Modern, clean, well equipped, walking distance to a supermarket and the pool! The owner was fantastic and clearly cares about his place and his guests. We were there with our 12...

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AlanLisaOwners, Owner at Equestrian Lodge Motel, responded to this review

That's really kind of you. I told Lisa that I was fantastic but she thought I was talking rubbish again! We're pleased you can see that we genuinely care about our guests, we think it makes all the difference between a good stay and a great stay. Thank you.

Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

We did a three night stay at the Equestrian Lodge Motel and I loved it there, the ginormous garden and beautifully kept grounds were the highlight, and the pool was very good too. The room itself was good, but nothing particularly spectacular, but still very nice. The WiFi was limited to 1GB per person per day, and was of pretty...

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AlanLisaOwners, Owner at Equestrian Lodge Motel, responded to this review

We're really pleased you enjoyed your stay and thank you for taking time to leave a review :-)

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 7 January 2017

I do a lot of TA research before making overseas accommodation bookings and Equestrian Lodge fully met all of my high expectations. Very pleasant and helpful owner managers, well kept spacious grounds, no highway traffic noise and a very clean and modern room. The town is an excellent base for exploring the top end of the North Island and a...

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AlanLisaOwners, Owner at Equestrian Lodge Motel, responded to this review

Well that just about covers everything - thank you very much! :-)

Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 6 January 2017

The Equestrian was a welcome change from some of the places we stayed in NZ. The property has been very well maintained and Alan was very nice in showing us where everything was. The laundry room onsite was clean and a nice convenience. When we checked out we had a kayaking day trip planned and the Equestrian allowed us to...

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AlanLisaOwners, Owner at Equestrian Lodge Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. Leaving luggage and valuables with us while you are away before moving on is no problem. Quite a few of our guests take the opportunity to store their belongings with us :-)

Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Reviewed 6 January 2017

We loved staying at the Equestrian. Alan and Lisa are wonderful hosts - friendly, helpful, accommodating. We booked two stays - a one night, then a 3 night. During our time away, they offered to store our luggage (we were going on a 2 night sea kayaking trip). The location of the motel is excellent - tucked away from downtown...

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AlanLisaOwners, Owner at Equestrian Lodge Motel, responded to this review

Thanks Millie, it was great having you stay with us. We're glad you liked the 'delivery' of the chocolates and mince pies on Christmas Day! Don't leave it so long before you come back to Motueka! :-)

San Diego, California
Reviewed 5 January 2017

PROS: Location is great, just off main strip (walk-able); grounds are beautiful, spacious and relaxing; room was modern, clean, and well equipped. BIG windows out to patio which was great sitting area and over-looked the grounds/courtyard (which is large grassy area with pool, bbq, trees). Owners were very friendly and helpful. CONS: none TIP: If you have dinner and wine...

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AlanLisaOwners, Owner at Equestrian Lodge Motel, responded to this review

Yes, many of our guests love sitting outside on the patio enjoying a glass of wine and the gardens. We're pleased you made the most of this and hopefully you'll come and relax with us again sometime :-)

Wiesbaden, Germany
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

This was our first hotel on our trip across South Island, and what a start! Very spacious unit in a large garden estate with pool The host is very friendly and talky, we felt most welcome Wifi was good, kitchen well equipped; We were sorry to stay only for two nights

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AlanLisaOwners, Owner at Equestrian Lodge Motel, responded to this review

Oooh, I hope I wasn't too talky! Lisa's always telling me I talk too much. Hopefully if you come back to stay it will be longer than 2 nights :-)

Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

We've been really spoilt for motel accommodation on this New Zealand trip and the Equestrian Lodge Motel is no exception. The facilities are very well maintained. It is easy to see that the owners take pride and care in their management. The grounds are groomed, the units are very, very clean, fresh, and tidy. The units are large. Ours had...

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AlanLisaOwners, Owner at Equestrian Lodge Motel, responded to this review

Phew, now that's a review and a half! I couldn't have said it better myself! thank you very much for spending so much time leaving such a comprehensive review!

Kawana, Australia
Reviewed 29 December 2016

Comfortable motel with good size rooms in walking distance to main shopping area. Motueka is a good base for Abel Tasman National Park being approx 20 minutes drive. Reception very friendly and helpful. Motel included well maintained gardens. We stayed in one bedroom unit which was very large.

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AlanLisaOwners, Owner at Equestrian Lodge Motel, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review. More guests have realised what a great location we're in. Motueka as you say is only 20 minutes to the Abel Tasman, it's also only 40 minutes to Nelson and just an hour to Golden Bay with all the facilities you would expect from a great town.

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Laundry Service
  • Self-Serve Laundry
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: $129 - $324 (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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Equestrian Hotel Motueka
Equestrian Motel Motueka
Equestrian Lodge Motel Motueka, New Zealand - Nelson-Tasman
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“Nice pool if it were just a bit cooler. Park near by. Very comfortable.”
 of 5 bubbles 177leslieg, 29 Jan 2017 | Read review
“all rooms are lovely but if you are looking for quite I would suggest the ones along the back”
 of 5 bubbles dophinblues, 21 Jan 2017 | Read review
“1 bedroom can sleep 3 people; the bedroom has a queen bed and a real single bed is in the living room. This is also not the sofa/couch.”
 of 5 bubbles workingmom919, 5 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Accessibility to town centre, clean, friendly and quiet”
 of 5 bubbles abderr2016, 23 Dec 2016 | Read review
“All rooms have patio and plenty of parking”
 of 5 bubbles elonap337, 15 Dec 2016 | Read review
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