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Iron/ironing board, free cots/infant beds, free WiFi, linens
Iron/ironing board, free cots/infant beds, free WiFi, linens

4.1/5 Very good

Guests rated this property 4.2/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Air conditioning
  • Restaurant
  • Kitchen
  • Breakfast Available

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Hand sanitiser provided

Explore the area

    Popular LocationMarlborough Convention Centre4 min walk
    Popular LocationMillennium Art Gallery5 min walk
    Popular LocationSeymour Square7 min walk
    AirportBlenheim (BHE-Woodbourne)8 min drive
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  • Standard Studio

    Room amenities

    • 30 sq m
    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 King Bed and 1 Single Bed
    More detailsStandard Studio
  • Superior Studio with Spa Bath

    Room amenities

    • 30 sq m
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed
    More detailsSuperior Studio with Spa Bath
  • Executive Studio

    Room amenities

    • 30 sq m
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed
    More detailsExecutive Studio
  • Studio, Accessible

    Room amenities

    • 30 sq m
    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 Queen Bed and 1 Single Bed
    More detailsStudio, Accessible

About this area


Located in Blenheim, Waterfront Motels is in the city centre and on the riverwalk. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Pollard Park and Awatere Valley, while Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre and Omaka Classic Cars are cultural highlights. Guests love the motel's central location.
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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Marlborough Convention Centre - 4 min walk
  • Millennium Art Gallery - 5 min walk
  • Seymour Square - 7 min walk
  • Pollard Park - 17 min walk
  • Lawson's Dry Hills - 4 min drive

Getting around

  • AirportBlenheim (BHE-Woodbourne) - 8 min drive


  • WATERFRONT BAR & GRILL — 1 min walk
  • BV Gourmet - 6 min walk
  • 23 Grove Road Coffee House - 7 min walk
  • Sagai Japanese Restaurant - 8 min walk
  • Eat Thai Restaurant - 8 min walk

About this property

Waterfront Motels

Rivewalk motel with restaurant and bar/lounge
Along with a restaurant, this smoke-free motel has a bar/lounge and laundry facilities. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Other amenities include ATM/banking services. All 12 rooms feature kitchens with fridges and microwaves, plus complimentary wireless Internet access and flat-screen TVs with satellite channels. Coffee makers and electric kettles are among the other amenities that guests will find.
Waterfront Motels offers 12 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with coffee/tea makers and a hairdryer. Accommodation at this 3-star motel has kitchens with fridges and microwaves.

This Blenheim motel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Flat-screen televisions come with premium satellite channels. Additionally, rooms include an iron/ironing board and free toiletries. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Hand sanitiser provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Individually wrapped food options available for breakfast
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Free self parking
  • Limited parking spaces

Food and drink

  • Continental breakfast available for a fee daily: NZD 12 per person
  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar

Things to do

  • Billiards/pool table

Family friendly

  • Free cots/infant beds
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry facilities
  • Microwave
  • Fridge


  • ATM/banking services
  • No lifts

Guest services

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage

Languages spoken

  • English


  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Grab bar near toilet
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning
  • Free cots/infant beds
  • Linens
  • Portable fan


  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels


  • Flat-screen TV
  • Premium channels
  • Satellite channels

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Electric kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Fridge


  • Iron/ironing board



Check-in from 2 PM - 9:30 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 10 AM

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 7:30 AM - 10 PM
If you are planning to arrive after 10 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk, key retrieval


Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Kids stay free! Children stay free when using existing bedding
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Free cots (infant beds)

Payment types

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Fee for continental breakfast: NZD 12 per person (approximately)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit may be 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
This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector and a first aid kit

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.

Property is also known as

Waterfront Motels Motel Blenheim
Waterfront Motels Motel
Waterfront Motels Blenheim
Waterfront Motels Motel
Waterfront Motels Blenheim
Waterfront Motels Motel Blenheim

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Waterfront Motels and receive a full refund?
Yes, Waterfront Motels offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Waterfront Motels cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
How much does it cost to stay at Waterfront Motels?
As of 24 Nov 2020, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Waterfront Motels on 25 Nov 2020 start from NZ$155, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
Is Waterfront Motels pet-friendly?
No, only service animals are welcome at the property.
How much is parking at Waterfront Motels?
Self-parking is free at this property.
What time is check-in at Waterfront Motels?
Check-in is from 2 PM - 9:30 PM.
What time is check-out at Waterfront Motels?
Checkout is at 10 AM.
Where is Waterfront Motels located?
Located in the heart of Blenheim, this motel is within a 5-minute walk of Marlborough Convention Centre and Millennium Art Gallery. Seymour Square and Pollard Park are also within 1 mile (2 km).
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4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Poor
1 - Terrible




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

3/5 Okay

Business traveller
Not cheap and not that cheerful
After reading other reviews I knew this was located in a rather unusual spot which first put me off but once in the room the view from the room over the river was very nice. The room is a very generous size which was great. However the room decor is a bit tired (the new curtains were nice though) and furnishings appeared a bit grubby probably because they were old and well worn. I did however find the cups supplied to look dirty (probably because old too) so I went and brought 2 cups from the local warehouse (for only $3 so I think the motel should consider investing in new ones too as not a huge outlay). Another issue was the limited parking and the fact the motel people parked their large van in one of the few easier to get to parks which made it not great for guests - The motel own the pub in front so could have easily parked their large van in the free parks there instead of making motel customers park their car on the street. Room rate was too high for the standard of accommodation given but Blenhiem has a bit of a trapped market so to be expected I guess. With a bit of a refresh with new couch, bedspread and crockery this place could be a much nicer place to stay.
Stayed 2 nights in Mar 2020

3/5 Okay

Travelled with partner
Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service
Bit tired bed was really uncomfortable. Was fine for a one night stay
Stayed 1 night in Mar 2020

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Very helpful pleasant receptionist. Bright clean welcoming bedroom and bathroom. Ideal location
Stayed 2 nights in Mar 2020

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Location and good conditions of the facilities Nice welcoming
Stayed 1 night in Feb 2020

3/5 Okay

Sad face IconDisliked: Cleanliness
Ok for short stay
The motel is in a good location to walk to town and has a few shops and a restaurant nearby. We catered for ourselves while staying here and found the lack of a sharp knife and decent sized frying pan a problem. The hotel looks nothing from the front but most rooms have a lovely view down the river and over the mountains. The general cleanliness was ok but the bedside cupboards had not been cleaned for a while especially inside. The table was also a little dirty. The outside furniture, on the balcony, was very dirty. The room was huge, as was the bathroom. The staff were friendly. The room lacked storage if you were wanting to unpack, as there was a large wardrobe but only hanging space and no drawers or shelves to put things on. As we were only staying a couple of nights this did not bother us. It was a good location to visit Blenheim and the wineries for a couple of nights.
Stayed 2 nights in Feb 2020

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