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Camrose, Canada
Reviewed 13 February 2016

My husband and I are touring New Zealand using the public trains and buses so we need to be mindful of the location of our accommodation. The Lugano is located an easy 12 minute walk from the train/bus depot. Upon our arrival, Roger, one of the very friendly new owners of the motel, greeted us. We soon met the other,...

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

We are delighted that you had a great stay with us and in Blenheim, and made good use of the facilities here. We believe our location, attention to customer service and the quality of the property sets us apart in Blenheim, which the other accommodation providers find hard to match. Thank you for referrals we do appreciate it very much.

Reviewed 7 February 2016

From the warm welcome on arrival to neat, well presented rooms, this is a great value for money venue. Owners Roger & Jude could not have been more friendly, helpful or accommodating throughout my visit. Lugano is located opposite the beautiful Seymour Square Gardens which offer nice views day - or night (the fountain is beautiful at night). It is...

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

Thank you for your very gracious review Michael, we appreciate you taking the time to express your thoughts. It was a delight to have you stay with us, and we would welcome your return any time. Roger & Jude.

Shropshire, UK
Reviewed 5 February 2016

We were only there for one night and it was fine. The location is excellent, and at NZ$155 it is good value. It is clean but all looking a bit tired now. Needs a refresh. Roger, on reception, was extremely helpful and polite.

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

Hattiepops, thank you for your review, we are delighted that you found the location and value to be excellent and our service helpful. The motel in the last eight months underwent an independent and rigorous assessed by Qualmark, which is New Zealand tourism's official quality assurance organisation, as a 4 star plus (max 5 stars) motel. Notwithstanding that assessment, since...

Winter Park, Colorado
Reviewed 5 February 2016

We loved this lodge. The owners were there to greet us, helped us with our luggage and showed us our room. They also made great recommendations for food and itineraries while we were there. They have one room with two balconies that we happened to get. Everything was spotless. We had a great night's sleep. The bed was outstanding, and...

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

Hi Margaret, wow! what a glowing review, thank you so much for sharing your story during your stay with us.

Reviewed 4 February 2016

This place is very central. It is very easy to go out for dinner by foot and enjoy the tows. The rooms have big beds (king size), big bathrooms, and the hosts are nice and welcoming... I would stay there again.

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

Thank you Leandro, for your review. We are delighted you enjoyed the generous size of our rooms, our location and hospitality. Roger & Judy

Blenheim, New Zealand
Reviewed 3 February 2016

Roger and Judy were wonderful hosts for our stay at Lugano. We had just arrived in Blenheim and were there for 3 nights. The suite was spacious, with 2 bedrooms, and the kitchenette had everything we needed. Roger and Judy and their staff made sure it was clean, and everyone was super friendly. Also, the location is perfect - right...

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

What a lovely review, thank you very much. Like ourselves our staff enjoy meeting our guests and endeavour to make their stay a more personable and enjoyable experience. Thank you also for the recommendation we do appreciate your support.

Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 29 January 2016

The service at the Lugano was second to none. Roger even drove us to our lunch destination! The location so close to shops and restaurants was great with a family tactic view of the park from our room.

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

It was our pleasure to host - our special Welsh guests. The winery I booked (and took you to) is certainly worth the drive and is one of the reasons why Blenheim is a great tourist destination. Thank you also for your kind words and taking the time to review our business.

Harrogate, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 January 2016

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. After quite a lot of travelling it was a pleasure to find such a friendly and helpful welcome from Roger and Judy. We stayed 2 nights this January and cycled round the vineyards one of the days. Our room was extremely comfortable with plenty of space, a large shower room and also a well stocked...

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

A great part of this job is the opportunity to meet such lovely people as yourselves. We certainly appreciate the recommendation, and are delighted that you had a lovely and enjoyable stay. This is always our primary goal which we are constantly striving to achieve. Thank you Peter and Sue for the review and choosing to stay with us, it...

Rotorua, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
Reviewed 23 January 2016

Recently had a one night stay whilst touring the top of South Island. Never been to Blenheim - first impression was perfect. Sunshine, lovely shopping areas, plenty of 'eateries' and comfort in a spotless motel run with such enthusiasm by relatively new owners Roger and Judy. So close to town centre but off the main roads (SH6 / SH1) so...

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

Thank you for your very favorable review. We love nothing more than to learn that our guests have had such a wonderful time in Blenheim. Certainly in many respects the town and Marlborough in general exceed many people's expectations of a location to have some down time in, and yes it s really important to have a great night's sleep....

Reviewed 11 January 2016 via mobile

We stopped here for one night (in Unit 2) on our way back to Wellington. The accommodation was clean and spacious; living/kitchen are, 1 bedroom and spa bathroom. The location so near to all the amenities was great as were the extremely friendly and helpful owners. Just a short ride to or from the ferry too.

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

Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback on your positive experience, we very much appreciate hearing from you. The ladies that undertake our cleaning (as Judy and I do) take immense pride in delivering our guests with flawlessly clean rooms, and I happily will pass that feedback onto them. Like you, we love this location and are delighted...

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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
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  • 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: $133 - $248 (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
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#3 Romantic Hotel in Blenheim
#5 Business Hotel in Blenheim
#5 Family Hotel in Blenheim
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