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Raymar Motor Inn
Ranked #31 of 32 Hotels in Blenheim
Reviewed 15 March 2016

From the rude and argumentative way that front desk staff advise foreign visitors that they must pay in cash, to the cavalier explanations that only some rooms have WiFi, the front desk staff are unpleasant, They assure visitors that the cash only policy was on the reservation, in fact I reserved through Expedia and received NO such warning, The window locks were broken, there is no air conditioning and only a hopeless little plug in room heater for chilly evenings. The shower was damaged and there was no facial tissue (Kleenex) or shampoo, only a tiny bar of soap. The rooms are noisy and you will hear snoring, talking and parties for the three rooms on either side of your room. Drapes are too small for the entry patio door and the drapes do not block the lights in the parking lot. There are not enough parking spaces to have one for every guest,

Room Tip: The only good rooms are in other hotels. There are many lovely hotels nearby.
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  • Stayed: March 2016, travelled solo
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Reviewed 14 March 2016

The rooms do not have air conditioning and are very dated. The motel does not supply shampoo. A number of the cups were dirty. Parking is a problem as there is very little space and it is extremely difficult to get in and out of the motel. Two positives - the room was quite big and the internet was free and unlimited.

  • Stayed: March 2016, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 14 March 2016

I guess you get what you pay for, but here it's even difficult to pay. The place only accepts cash or a NZ debit card - which is tricky if you are from overseas.

The facilities are basic to say the least and it's the first hotel I've stayed in for many years that does not even offer shampoo. Just a single, slim bar of soap! Even the toilet paper is frugal: single ply!

It advertises free wifi - which is true - but only if you are in room 1 or outside next to the reception. Any further away the signal from the hotel over the road is stronger.

Room Tip: If you want wifi, get a room next to the reception. Bring your own shampoo.
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  • Stayed: March 2016, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 19 January 2016 via mobile

This is a great motel - it's not a flash motel but it's tidy and clean and super affordable. It is a lovely short walk to town and great cafe's. It has good laundry and kitchen facilities. The owner and staff are very freindly

Stayed: January 2016, travelled with friends
Thank Deidre R
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Reviewed 19 January 2016 via mobile

This is not a five star motel - its an older style BUT it has everything you need when staying away from home. It is clean, tidy and very affordable. The owner and staff are lovely and very obliging. Great laundry and kitchen facilities. Easy walk to town.

Stayed: January 2016, travelled with friends
Thank Dick W
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Additional Information about Raymar Motor Inn

Address: 164 High Street, Blenheim 7201, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Marlborough Region > Blenheim
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #31 of 32 Hotels in Blenheim
Price Range: $92 - $105 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Raymar Motor Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Raymar is an affordable single level Motel situated 300 meters or a leisurely 3 minute stroll from the Blenheim town centre. Comprised of Studio units containing a queen bed and either one or two single beds, kitchenette and private en-suite. Two full kitchens and a laundry are situated elsewhere in the motel. The units are warm and dry and parking is available right outside your room. ... more   less 
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Raymar Motor Inn Blenheim, Marlborough, New Zealand

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