Located on the main road into Invercargill, Colonial on Tay offers spacious ground-floor units with unlimited free WiFi and free parking outside your room. All units include satellite TV and kitchen facilities.

Colonial on Tay Motel is a 5-minute drive from Invercargill city center and Queens Park. Stadium Southland is 0.8 mi away and the Bill Richardson Transport World is 2,800 feet away.

Each apartment includes heating and electric blankets. All have a flat-screen TV and kitchen or kitchenette with separate living and dining areas. A selection of coffee, tea, hot chocolate and orange juice are provided.

Guest laundry and barbecue facilities are available. A continental breakfasts is available daily.

This is our guests' favorite part of Invercargill, according to independent reviews.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.3 for a two-person trip.

Colonial on Tay has been welcoming Booking.com guests since May 2, 2012

Property Highlights

Located in the top-rated area in Invercargill, this property has an excellent location score of 9.0!

Free Private Parking Available On Site


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4 reasons to choose Colonial on Tay

  • Prices you can't beat!
  • Booking is safe
  • Manage your bookings online
  • The staff speaks English
Property questions and answers
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The property usually replies within a few hours
  • Hi, do you accept dogs in the rooms. We are travelling with 2 well behaved spoodles with their own beds. They won't be left alone. Andy
    Hi Andy. Sorry no pets but thanks so much for your enquiry. Cheers Denise
    Answered on September 21, 2022
  • possible to take me to the hospital and back again in the afternoon on thursday please
    Hi. Yes we most certainly can
    Answered on August 31, 2021
  • Can the large beds be split in two?
    Hi there. Only the King size beds
    Answered on February 23, 2021
  • Hi there do you offer sly sports tv?
    Hi there. We have Sky sports 1, 2 & 3 and the Sky Premiere Movie channel.
    Answered on November 9, 2021
  • Hi I am travelling with my 2 kids 10 and 13 year old in January for the coalgate games. Does this have two bedrooms? Regards Georgia
    Hi Georgia. The One Bedroom Unit has 1 Queen bed in the bedroom and 1 single bed in the lounge area. Regards. Denise
    Answered on September 20, 2021
Area info *
Guests loved walking around the neighborhood!
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Amenities of Colonial on Tay
  • BBQ facilities
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Accessible parking
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Private check-in/out
  • Baggage storage
  • Fax/Photocopying
  • Tour desk
  • Laundry Additional charge
Front Desk Services
  • Invoice provided
Safety & security
  • Smoke alarms
  • Key access
  • Designated smoking area
  • Heating
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
Languages Spoken
  • English
Sustainability initiatives
This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and eco-friendly travel

House rules Colonial on Tay takes special requests – add in the next step!


2:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card at check-in


8:00 AM - 10:00 AM


Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.


The entrance to the property is closed between 9:00 PM and 8:00 AM

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

Children 2 and above are considered adults at this property.

To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

Crib and extra bed policies

0 - 1 year
Crib by request

Additional fees are not calculated automatically in the total cost and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.

This property doesn't offer extra beds.

The maximum number of cribs allowed depends on the room you choose. Double-check the maximum capacity for the room you selected.

All cribs and extra beds are subject to availability.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18


Pets are not allowed.

Mastercard Visa Eftpos American Express Colonial on Tay accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

Please inform Colonial on Tay of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

FAQs about Colonial on Tay

  • Colonial on Tay offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Room options at Colonial on Tay include:

      • Apartment

    • Check-in at Colonial on Tay is from 2:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM.

    • Colonial on Tay is 1 miles from the center of Invercargill.

    • Yes, Colonial on Tay is popular with guests booking family stays.

    • From the nearest airport, you can get to Colonial on Tay by:

      • Taxi 10min

    • The prices at Colonial on Tay may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.