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Ashburton, New Zealand
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7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Very well priced rooms. Good amenities and modern decor. Room was very comfortable and well laid out. Room had entry at front that was covered and also a covered patio area out back by the courtyard. Everything you need at a good price. Definitely staying again

Thank sbdrep
Diana J, Owner at Buller Court on Palmerston, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive response. We appreciate the time taken out of your day to write a review. We look forward to seeing your again in the future! More 

Wellington, New Zealand
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32 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed here 2 nights with a group and it was the night of the Earthquake. We had no power the next morning and Diana came around with a thermos of hot water for our coffees. In the afternoon I decided to make cookies but when I got back to the hotel, I realised no oven. Diana kindly took my... More 

Thank kipa74
Diana-Ray, Owner at Buller Court on Palmerston, responded to this review

Well, you will always remember your first night in Westport, chatting in the courtyard with torches and cell phones for light, after rocking and rolling with the earthquake! You were such a wonderfully cheerful and positive group in spite of the uneasy experience! I am so pleased that you enjoyed your stay in spite of the circumstances and we just... More 

Kaikoura, New Zealand
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123 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Everything about this motel was perfect, lovely hosts, beautiful fit out of rooms, great big bathroom, excellent quality hair, shampoo, body wash and body moisturiser products, usually found at a lot more expensive accommodation. Good hair dryer and towels. Great fit out of kitchen, nice magazines to read and good outdoor seating area. The bedroom unit could have slept 5.... More 

Thank Sidari14
Diana-Ray, Owner at Buller Court on Palmerston, responded to this review

You certainly have an eye for detail! Thank you so much for your generous comments, we are delighted to know that you had a good experience here. Best Wishes. More 

Adelaide, Australia
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28 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2016

We stayed here for 1 night only in a new/refurbished 2 Bedroom Apartment which was clean, modern and comfortable. The kitchen area was fabulous...everything you could wish for was provided, even a step stool for shorter guests so they could reach the upper storage shelves. The bathroom was excellent and a large size. This would have to be the best... More 

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Diana-Ray, Owner at Buller Court on Palmerston, responded to this review

It was lovely to have you stay with us! Thank you for the positive response - we get such a buzz when guests enjoy themselves and notice the little extras in the rooms. In the meanwhile new attractions are gradually being added to our little town, making it worth a second night to fit in some amazing experiences! Do drop... More 

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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

Family trip of the West Coast with 2 families. Great hosts and very clean and tidy. Very accommodating people. Shortbread was a nice touch after a day in the car. Easy to find and close to everything.

Thank Andy L
Diana-Ray, Owner at Buller Court on Palmerston, responded to this review

Although your stay was only one night the two families managed to see lots of what Westport had to offer! Great to see you enjoying the BBQ and choosing DVDs to watch together in the evening. Hope to see you again some day! More 

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31 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

We stayed only one night, but the owner was so lovely and welcoming. We were absolutely exhausted when we arrived after a long day of travelling and adventure caving in Charleston but the staff were so nice and made us feel right at home. The room was nice, clean and comfortable, though I found the bed a little hard, my... More 

Thank KateEmma91
Diana-Ray, Owner at Buller Court on Palmerston, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your stay, we know how hard it is to find time while travelling! We're so pleased you could relax and feel at home after your energetic day enjoying the unspoilt beauty and great activities here on the coast. Perhaps you will come this way again in the future...you would be more than... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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18 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 July 2016

Diana and Ray have a great venue for your stay in Westport. We needed an overnight stay for the first night of a round trip from Rangiora to the West Coast & return. Some people choose to go straight to Greymouth then down to the Glaciers, but I wanted to see the scenery between Westport and Greymouth. I wasn't disappointed,... More 

Thank kaybwilson
Diana-Ray, Owner at Buller Court on Palmerston, responded to this review

I'm so pleased you chose the route up the coast road - it is wonderful, isn't it? More and more travelers are discovering the beauty of the coast after Lonely Planet described it as one of the 10 best drives in the world! Thank you for staying with us and writing a review. We really appreciate it. More 

Centennial, Colorado
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12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviewed 30 April 2016 via mobile

We spent the night at Buller Court in Westport. A lovely motel. Reception was efficient & welcoming. The room was exceptionally nice with kitchenette, very modern updated bathroom, comfy bed, nice linens, and all was very clean. If in Westport again I would definitely stay here. One more thing, we received a very good recommendation for dinner - maybe a... More 

Thank Barbara G
Diana J, Owner at Buller Court on Palmerston, responded to this review

Lovely to have you stay and so pleased you enjoyed your time here. Thank you for taking the time to write a review. More 

Thames, New Zealand
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14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2016

We stayed for one night as we were booked on a cycling trip for the following days. The owners are lovely, friendly people who go out of their way to make you feel welcome & comfortable. Highly recommend staying here.

Thank Barbara H
Diana-Ray, Owner at Buller Court on Palmerston, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to review us. Lovely to have you stay on your way off to cycle the Old Ghost Road! So glad you had a great few days in the wilderness. More 

London, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2016 via mobile

Only reason I didn't give this place 5* is because I couldn't get my head around the "house-keeping". They came in, cleaned the room fully and left it spotless but would not make the bed. I don't think I've ever stayed somewhere where they didn't make the bed each day..... Random. Ray and his wife who manage it are so... More 

Thank muffworm
Diana-Ray, Owner at Buller Court on Palmerston, responded to this review

As you say...random! I am at a loss to understand why your bed was not made up. It is definitely expected, unless the guest has already done so, in which case we prefer not to interfere. I wonder if it was "pulled up" and interpreted as "guest has dealt with own bed"? We have had a chat about making sure... More 

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  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Refrigerator in room
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Ray and Diana welcome you to Buller Court on Palmerston in Westport, top of the West Coast. With the convenience of main road location, our accommodation of 5 x 2-bedroom apartments and 8 studios is set away from the road, enjoying a sunny, peaceful garden setting, yet within an easy walk of cafes, restaurants, galleries and shops. Cooked/continental breakfast service. Undercover parking at your door. LCD TVs, Sky Guest Select, DVD players in all rooms with a comprehensive selection of DVDs. Wireless broadband in all unit with 500MB free. BBQ available. Guest laundry. Cot, highchair available.. Courtesy car to airport or bus. Relax with us while you enjoy the unique beauty of the wonderful West Coast! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Buller Court on Palmerston

Address: 235 Palmerston Street, Westport 7825, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > West Coast Region > Westport
Price Range: $131 - $155 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Buller Court on Palmerston 4.5*
Number of rooms: 13
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“I had room 9 which was absolutely fine.... all rooms seemed to be of similar standard.”
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“one facing the garden”
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“This is a motel. It is very comfortable and quiet. Very suitable for an overnight stop.”
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“Awesome Chinese at the top of town”
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“No bad rooms”
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