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Colonial on Tay

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Front of property
Two Bedroom Unit | 1 bedroom, premium bedding, iron/ironing board, free WiFi
Large 2 Bedroom Unit | 1 bedroom, premium bedding, iron/ironing board, free WiFi
One Bedroom Unit | Bathroom | Shower, free toiletries, hair dryer

Overview of Colonial on Tay

Colonial on Tay

3.0 star property
3-star motel in Turnbull Thompson Park
8.8 out of 10 Fabulous
8.8/10 Fabulous

140 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Non-smoking
335 Tay Street, Invercargill, 9810
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Breakfast available
  • Garden
  • Self-serve laundry
  • Barbecue grills
  • Luggage storage
  • Limited hour front desk
  • Tour/ticket assistance
For families
  • Kitchen
  • Private bathroom
  • Separate bedroom
  • Living room
  • Premium TV channels
  • Garden

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Turnbull Thompson Park

Getting around

  • Invercargill (IVC) - 6 min drive


  • The Batch Cafe - 19 min walk
  • The Cheeky Llama Cafe - 3 min drive
  • Burger King - 9 min walk
  • The Saucy Chef Restaurant - 16 min walk
  • Kfc - 16 min walk

About this property

Colonial on Tay

A great choice for a stay in Invercargill, Colonial on Tay is only 2.9 mi (4.7 km) from the airport. Free perks include WiFi and self-parking. The helpful staff and location get good marks from fellow travellers.



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
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 10 rooms


  • Check-in time from 2 PM until 9:00 PM
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required


  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free on-site self-parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Continental breakfast (surcharge) each morning 8:00 AM–9:00 AM
  • BBQs


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage


  • Garden


  • No lift (single-level property)

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen television
  • Premium satellite channels

Home comfort

  • Heating
  • Electric kettle
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Premium bedding

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Kitchen
  • Stovetop
  • Toaster
  • Cookware, dishes and utensils
  • Free tea bags/instant coffee


  • Daily housekeeping

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Continental breakfast is offered for an extra charge of approximately NZD 15 for adults and NZD 15 for children

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.


This property does not have lifts.
Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a fire extinguisher and a smoke detector on site.
This property accepts major credit cards and debit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

Colonial Tay Motel Invercargill
Colonial Tay Motel
Colonial Tay Invercargill
Colonial Tay
Colonial On Tay Invercargill, South Island
Colonial on Tay Motel
Colonial on Tay Invercargill
Colonial on Tay Motel Invercargill

Frequently asked questions

Does Colonial on Tay offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Colonial on Tay does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Colonial on Tay?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Colonial on Tay?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
Is parking offered on site at Colonial on Tay?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Colonial on Tay?
You can check in from 2 PM - 9:00 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM.
What is there to do at Colonial on Tay and nearby?
Colonial on Tay has a garden.
Does Colonial on Tay have self-catered rooms fitted with kitchens or kitchenettes?
Yes, a kitchen is available in every room, and also includes a toaster, cookware and a fridge.
What's the area around Colonial on Tay like?
Colonial on Tay is a short 10-minute walk from Bill Richardson Transport World and 12 minutes' walk from Surrey Park. Travellers say that this motel is in a good location.







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Property conditions & facilities




10/10 Exceptional

We had the best stay at Colonial on Tay. Denise was so lovely and helpful, the rooms were beautiful and the beds support comfortable. Would love to stay again
Verified Wotif guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Good sized facilities and comfy bed. Quiet location and helpful staff. No complaints. 😀
Martin, 1-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Great location and very friendly welcome.
Neil, 2-night romance trip
Verified Wotif guest review

10/10 Exceptional

We booked this property last minute and were very pleasantly suprised. The rooms felt clean, no strange smells and the staff were friendly. If we were going to Invercargill again we would definitely stay here.
Brooke, 2-night trip
Verified Lastminute guest review

10/10 Exceptional

It was clean & tidy. Great friendly service.
Paula, 1-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

enjoy our time there
Sue, 1-night trip with friends
Verified Wotif guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Really enjoyed our nite here, the rooms were spotless, and the bed and linen were the best we’d been in all year, the staff were very helpful, if we have go down there again, this is where we’d stay
1-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Very friendly awesome kind people that made us feel welcome
1-night trip with friends
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Warm, clean, comfortable with very friendly service.
3-night trip
Verified Wotif guest review