4.4 out of 5

"Nice place to stay. Great price with full kitchen. Lovely host who assisted with a specific late checkout request. Would definitely stay again. It was ... " More

By a verified traveller on Mon 28 Aug 2017

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Hotel Description

At Colonial Motel Invercargill you'll be within a 20-minute stroll of Southland Museum and Art Gallery and Rugby Park Stadium. Highlights at this property include free self parking and a spa tub.

You can enjoy free WiFi, free weekday newspapers, and desks, featured in all 10 apartments. In-room dining is easy with amenities like microwaves and room service.

This smoke-free property offers free WiFi in public areas, barbecue grills, and dry cleaning/laundry services. Additionally, you'll find laundry facilities, tour/ticket assistance, and luggage storage.

Sights within a 20-minute walk of this 4-star Invercargill property include Splash Palace and Queens Park.

Standard Apartment, 1 Bedroom

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$110 per night

Family Apartment, 2 Bedrooms

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Executive Apartment, 1 Bedroom

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Colonial Motel Invercargill ratings based on 98 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.4 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0
4 out of 5

Quiet Comfort

Nice place to stay. Great price with full kitchen. Lovely host who assisted with a specific late checkout request. Would definitely stay again. It was off the main road so we road noise.

Posted by , from Wellington NZ on 28 Aug 2017

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5 out of 5
Great location away from the main road, spacious room for a family. Had everything for a comfortable stay. Reasonably priced.

Posted by , from Christchurch on 17 Aug 2017

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4 out of 5

Good service, nice warm rooms

Pros: Warm
Cons: Updated amenities
Location: Handy to town, easy walking distance
Pleasant stay, rooms warm and clean. Pleasant customer service & greeting.

Posted by , from NZ on 26 Jul 2017

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5 out of 5

Great place to stay.

Great place to stay. Plenty of room. Would definitely stay again.

Posted by on 30 Apr 2017

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2 out of 5

Tired Motel in need of some TLC

Pros: Good location, close to town. Good parking,
Cons: As per above
Our unit (unit 8) was quite tired, it was in need of a through clean (it had been cleaned in the obvious places but not much further than that), there was a light in the lounge with 5 bulbs and only one bulb worked. Towels were tatty, at best, one of them looked more like a cleaning rag than a guest towel. Main bed only had two pillows that were very thin and no spares. We hired the unit with five beds for 5 people and the dining table only had four chairs and the lounge area had two, 2 seater couches. The T.V in the main bedroom worked but the Lounge one didn't. Our friends stayed in the unit next door and had a bathroom window that they couldn't shut. Overall the unit would benefit from a bit more attention to detail and a good spring clean.

Posted by , from Balclutha on 22 Jul 2016

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3 out of 5

Great wifi and big rooms

Finally a motel with a great internet connection and usable daily data allowance. The rooms are very big and clean. Kitchen and bathroom are dated but do the job.

Posted by on 29 Feb 2016

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4 out of 5

Southland hospitality

Pros: Welcome,even though I was way too early for normal hours.
Location: Most places in Invercargill are within walking distance.There is a good restaurant within walking distance.
I arrived off ship after a long voyage in rough seas.My room was not ready given my early arrival,but I was welcomed,sat down,given coffee and a bun,and room cleaning was expedited. The owners went out of their way to assist me.The place was pleasant,quiet and well equipped.I would recommend this motel to any traveller.

Posted by , from Australia on 12 Feb 2016

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5 out of 5
Very nice and clean. Bedroom and bathroom are not huge but more than adequate for the price.

Posted by , from Temuka on 30 Nov 2015

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1 out of 5


Booked this motel as had a spa bath and was at a tournament and thought would be nice at end of day... Instead they shifted me to a different motel when I went to book into room at 230pm.. They said was a better room ... Turns out it wasn't , cold shower and very basic .. Very disappointed

Posted by on 13 Oct 2015

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Comment from Hotel Management

6 Dec 2015 by Owner Sam & Danielle

Sorry for the inconvenience. We had to shift you as the guest stayed in that room request for another night because his wife just had her surgery and are unable to move. We are very sorry that you didn't enjoy your stay with our choice of the accommodation replacement.

4 out of 5
Cons: sky sport and movies
comfortable stay, close to town, quiet location ideal for quick business stay

Posted by on 12 Aug 2015

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About the Colonial Motel Invercargill

Location 143 Mary Street, Invercargill, Southland 9810

Property Features

As a guest of Colonial Motel Invercargill, you'll find a hot tub, tour or ticket assistance, and a BBQ. WiFi is free in public spaces. Colonial Motel Invercargill also features on-site laundry facilities, dry cleaning/laundry services, and room service (during limited hours). Self parking is free. This 4-star Invercargill apartment is smoke free.

  • 10 guestrooms or units
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Microwave


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking


  • Airport: Invercargill (IVC) (4.8 km / 3 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Colonial Motel Invercargill offers 10 forms of accommodation with complimentary newspapers. Invercargill's apartment provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Microwave
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Weekday newspapers (free)
  • Desk

Food & Drink

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the apartment include a spa tub.

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time ends at 9 PM
  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open during the following times:

  • Monday-Saturday: 8 AM-9 PM
  • Sunday-Sunday: 8 AM-6:30 PM


  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.


  • No pets allowed


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available

Hotel Names

  • Colonial Motels Mary Street Apartment Invercargill
  • Colonial Motels Mary Street Apartment
  • Colonial Invercargill
  • Colonial Motel Invercargill South Island
  • Colonial Motels on Mary Street

National Rating

This property does not have a Qualmark® rating. For the benefit of our customers, we have provided a rating based on our ratings system.