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15 BEST Motels in Invercargill šŸ˜ļø [2023]

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Where to Find the Best 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 accommodations 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 alternative accommodation types in Invercargill in the 20 Best Hotels & Places to Stay in Invercargill. Plus, get inspired for your visit with The Complete Guide to Invercargill.

1. Balmoral Lodge Motel – The Best Motel in Invercargill

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 – Invercargill Motel on Tay Street

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 – Luxury Motel in Invercargill

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 accommodations like this in the 12 Best Luxury Accommodations in Invercargill.

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4. 554 Moana Court Motel – Pet-Friendly Motel in Invercargill

Simple yet modernised, 554 Moana Court Motel is a good go-to for motel accommodation in Invercargill. With affordable rooms, layouts ranging from studios to three-bedroom units and pet-friendly rooms, you can’t go too far wrong. All the mod cons are here, including TVs with streaming and free WiFi, while kitchen facilities are available in all units. The motel is also well located by Bill Richardson’s Transport World, the Surrey Sports Grounds, Stadium Southland and The Velodrome. A quick drive or bus ride will get you into town.

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5. 45 on Avenal Motel – Affordable Invercargill Motel with Two-Bedroom Units

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 there quick! Facilities at the motel include free DVDs, a book exchange, free use of cots and/or highchairs, guest laundry and a children’s playground.

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6. Monarch Motel – Cheap Motel in Invercargill

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 and 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 the 10 Best Budget Accommodations in Invercargill.

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7. Admiral Court Motel & Apartments – Family-Friendly Motel in Invercargill

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. See more accommodations like this in the 10 Best Family Accommodations in Invercargill.

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8. Tower Lodge Motel – Motel Near Invercargill Hospital

The location of the Tower Lodge Motel couldn’t be easier thanks to its walking distance from the city centre, Homestead Stadium, the hospital 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. Invercargill Holiday Park & Motels – Holiday Park with Motel Units

Offering a huge range of accommodation types, motel units are part of the package at the Invercargill Holiday Park & Motels. The holiday park offers budget cabins, ensuite units and self-contained units for budget travellers with the option of using 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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10. Birchwood Manor – Closest Motel to Invercargill City Centre

Looking for a stay with an indulgent spa bath in your accommodation? Birchwood Manor is the king of spa bath accommodation in Invercargill! But that’s not all this upscale motel has going for it, as all units are kitted out with dazzling kitchens, while some have their own balcony. Rooms have a contemporary design, however, the accommodation lags a bit behind with only 500Mb of free WiFi and only Sky TV with DVD players. Nevertheless, Birchwood Manor is one of the most central motels in Invercargill. For more stays with couple-centric facilities, like spa pools, check out theĀ 10 Most Romantic Accommodations in Invercargill.

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11. Heritage Court Motel – Invercargill Motel Near Queens Park

This no-nonsense motel might not be the flashiest on this list, but it’s perfectly clean, comfortable and convenient. Heritage Court Motel has an enviable position just a stone’s throw away from Queen’s Park, while also within walking distance of the town centre. Rooms are extremely affordable but limited to just studios sleeping two to three people. Although there are kitchenettes, they are only kitted out with a microwave, kettle (with drink supplies) and a toaster. Look elsewhere for full self-catering.

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12. 295 on Tay Motel – Invercargill Motel with Spa Baths

Another popular motel on Tay Street, 295 on Tay Motel has a real mix of rooms from modernly renovated to older rooms, some with a spa bath and some with a shower; so be sure to ask if you’re looking for something in particular. What all rooms do have, however, are some sort of cooking facilities, TVs with Sky and streaming services, double-glazing, heaters, electric blankets and heated towel rails. Rooms also have snacks and alcoholic drinks to purchase and continental breakfast is available to order.

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13. ASURE Townsman Motor Lodge – Motel Near Invercargill Central

27 modern motel units await moments away from the city centre at ASURE Townsman Motor Lodge. The popular motel does a bit of everything, including studios, one studio with a double spa bath, one-bedroom units with options to upgrade, and two-bedroom units. Although you’re across the road from a supermarket, the self-catering options here are very limited, but at least you’re also within walking distance of restaurants and cafes. Otherwise, enjoy access to free WiFi, TVs, high-pressure showers, electric blankets and more.

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14. Bavarian Motel – Invercargill Motel in Waikiwi on North Road

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 an 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 streaming services. Family rooms are also available.

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13. ASURE Townsman Motor Lodge – Motel Near Invercargill Central

27 modern motel units await moments away from the city centre at ASURE Townsman Motor Lodge. The popular motel does a bit of everything, including studios, one studio with a double spa bath, one-bedroom units with options to upgrade, and two-bedroom units. Although you’re across the road from a supermarket, the self-catering options here are very limited, but at least you’re also within walking distance of restaurants and cafes. Otherwise, enjoy access to free WiFi, TVs, high-pressure showers, electric blankets and more.

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15. Beach Road Holiday Park – Holiday Park with Motel Units at Sandy Point Domain

Who says you need to stay in the city at all? Beach Road Holiday Park is close to all of the action at the Sandy Point Domain – one of the highlights we list in the 20 Best Things to Do in Invercargill. With nearby access to the beach and plenty of facilities for kids, for example, your entertainment is sorted. As for accommodation, all of the options are extremely affordable including basic cabins where guests can use communal facilities and tourist flats (similar to motel units) with all of the essential amenities at your fingertips. Of course, you can camp here too. See more ultra-cheap recommendations like this in 5 Best Backpacker Hostels in Invercargill.

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[CLOSED] 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.

More About Motels in Invercargill

Now that you have found the best motels in Invercargill, plan more of your visit to New Zealand’s southernmost city:

Finally, if there’s anything we’ve missed, you’re likely to find it in The Complete Guide to Invercargill.

Author

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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