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10 Best Motels in Invercargill

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Motel Accommodation in Invercargill

Get all the essentials you need by staying in one of the motels in Invercargill. The southernmost city in New Zealand offers a vast array of motel accommodation to choose from, from budget stays to luxurious options to family-friendly apartments. Enjoy the convenience of your own kitchen facilities and other common features like free WiFi, on-site parking and space to work/dine/relax. We’ll go through some of our top picks in this list of the best motels in Invercargill.

Find more accommodation in Invercargill in 10 Best Hotels in Invercargill. Plus, get inspired for your visit with The Complete Guide to Invercargill.

1. Balmoral Lodge Motel

A homely motel located close to town on Tay Street, Balmoral Lodge Motel is well worth considering for that home-away-from-home experience. The motel offers studios, as well as one and two-bedroom apartments with an interesting mezzanine layout. Decor and furnishing are classic-meets-contemporary with useful features like kitchens, Sky TV, central heating and on-site parking. Some rooms have added luxuries like spa baths should you seek a bit of pampering.

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2. Bella Vista Motel Invercargill

Offering a standard similar to a 4-star hotel, Bella Vista Motel Invercargill is well worth considering for the traveller who usually prefers to stay in hotels. Bella Vista Invercargill features modern rooms, some with a kitchenette and a separate lounge area. Alternatively, go for their Compact Queen Room for a budget-friendly and simple room. Facilities at the motel include free unlimited WiFi, continental breakfast delivery, guest laundry and more.

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3. Homestead Villa Motel

One of the more luxurious motels in Invercargill, Homestead Villa Motel is a 4.5-star motel located just a short walk from the city centre. Choose from a range of units, from their versatile studios to the “Luxury Suite”. Suites, studios and multi-bedroom apartments are stylishly-appointed, with some featuring a double spa bath and an espresso machine in the kitchen. See more accommodation like this in 5 Best Luxury Accommodation in Invercargill.

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4. 45 on Avenal Motel

Enjoy quiet, spacious and affordable accommodation at 45 on Avenal Motel. The motel, located a 15-minute walk from Queens Park, has four two-bedroom units, making it a top choice for groups and families. There’s also a limited choice of studio apartments and a one-bedroom motel unit for couples or business travellers – so get in their quick! Facilities at the motel include free DVDs, a book exchange, free use of cot and/or highchair, guest laundry and a children’s playground. See more accommodation like this in the 7 Best Family Accommodation in Invercargill.

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5. Monarch Motel

A brightly painted motel that captures the sun, Monarch Motel makes an attractive place to stay in Invercargill. While a little out of town, the motel is still located just a short walk from the Ascot shopping centre and Stadium Southland. There are 22 spacious and stylishly-decorated motel studios, one and two-bedroom units with amenities including free WiFi, on-site parking, a spa pool, five Sky TV channels, breakfast delivery available and more. See more recommendations like this in 8 Best Budget Accommodation in Invercargill.

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6. Bavarian Motel

Bavarian Motel is a motel that ticks all the boxes. It caters to business and leisure travellers, featuring quiet double-glazed rooms, free unlimited WiFi and a wide range of rooms with upgrades to superior and executive available. Stay in one of the affordable standard one-bedroom units with a full kitchen and a cosy bed with electric blanket and feather down pillows. Amp up the experience by staying in the Executive one-bedroom unit with a luxurious mattress-topper, a bathroom with your choice of shower and bath, and a Smart TV with Netflix. Family rooms are also available.

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7. Admiral Court Motel & Apartments

Offering some of the largest motel apartments in the city, Admiral Court Motel & Apartments is a top choice for large groups and families. There’s a three-bedroom house sleeping up to seven guests and a four-bedroom house for up to 11 guests, all modernly-furnished and fitted for a home-like experience. There’s also something here for couples, friends and smaller families too in the studio, one and two-bedroom units with “deluxe” upgrades available for more stylish decor and king beds. Find this motel just a short drive from the city centre alongside State Highway 1.

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8. Tower Lodge Motel

The location of the Tower Lodge Motel couldn’t be easier thanks to its walking distance from the city centre, Homestead Stadium and Queens Park. All your essential motel rooms are here, as well as a few special additions like the Spa Units and the Honeymoon Suite. Cooked and continental breakfasts are available to order, while other facilities include seven Sky TV channels, free WiFi, on-site parking, kitchens in most units and a small playground for the kids.

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9. Yarrow Motel

Offering character and convenience Yarrow Motel is a stylish motel located 500m away from the city centre. Each groundfloor motel unit is uniquely decorated and features additions for ultimate comfort like La-Z-Boy recliners, central heating and spa baths in some units. Studios, one, two and three-bedroom units are available, with fully-equipped kitchens, breakfast and meal delivery service, free WiFi, Sky TV and more.

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10. Invercargill Top 10 Holiday Park

Offering a huge range of accommodation types, motel units are part of the package at the Invercargill Top 10 Holiday Park. The holiday park offers budget cabins, ensuite units and self-contained units for budget travellers with the option of using the communal kitchens and bathrooms. Full motel units are also available with king beds, Sky TV, kitchenette facilities plunger coffee. Other features at the holiday park include a barbecue area, free limited WiFi, laundry, a children’s playground and more.

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Laura S.

This article was reviewed and published by Laura, editor in chief and co-founder of NZ Pocket Guide. Since arriving solo in New Zealand over 10 years ago and with a background in journalism, her mission has been to show the world how easy (and awesome) it is to travel New Zealand. She knows Aotearoa inside-out and loves sharing tips on how best to experience New Zealand’s must-dos and hidden gems. Laura is also editor of several other South Pacific travel guides and is the co-host of NZ Pocket Guide’s live New Zealand travel Q&As on YouTube.

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