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    Southern Secret Motel

    Papatowai, Owaka, New Zealand
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    04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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          Overview
          • Excellent30%
          • Very good26%
          • Average21%
          • Poor13%
          • Terrible8%
          Travellers talk about
          “lost gypsy” (2 reviews)
          “craig” (4 reviews)
          Free Parking
          Non-Smoking Rooms
          Kitchenette
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          Reviews (23)
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          1 - 5 of 23 reviews

          Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

          Papatowai is a tiny spot on a remote road. And Southern Secret is no Ritz Carleton with Egyptian cotton towels. I give it 3 stars, but that's an "I'd stop and stay there again" 3 stars. We were tired after a long day of driving,...More

          Thank AnOregonFamily
          Reviewed 19 February 2017

          My partner had been here before and loved it. Nestled in the trees, lovely bird song. However, self service arrival. We made reservations for the last minute at a restaurant 20 minutes away. The manager walks up and demands card processing right then because"he is...More

          Thank Igorcrook
          Reviewed 14 February 2017

          Perfect location for cycle tourists overnighting in Papatowai. The only place to buy hot food -- or any food, for that matter-- is just across the street. Apartment four was beautifully appointed, with complete privacy and quiet, with wilderness views from all windows and the...More

          Thank DMon707
          Reviewed 6 May 2016

          Southern Secret Motel is in the central part of the Catlins, very handy to attractions like Cathedral Caves, McLean Falls, the Whistling Frog restaurant, and the fascinating Lost Gypsy gallery. The rooms are clean, comfortable and spacious, and Craig the host is a mine of...More

          Thank tonystraw
          Reviewed 28 March 2016

          We arrived at the Motel where we had booked a room for 4 days. When I asked where the guest laundry was I was told there wasn't one as the motel was on tank water. I was told I should have done the laundry in...More

          Thank Dodo432016
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          About
          Amenities
          • Top amenities
          • Free Parking
          • Hotel Amenities
          • Free Parking
          • Room amenities
          • Refrigerator in room
          Details
          • Room types
          • Kitchenette ,
          • Non-Smoking Rooms
          • Number of rooms
          • 4
          • Location
          • New Zealand >
          • South Island >
          • Southland Region
          Nearby
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          1.08 km away
           
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          Nearby Attractions
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          The Lost Gypsy Gallery
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          18.15 km away
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          Room Tips
          "#4, with the bum kitchen light and broken bathroom fan is the most private."
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          "Avoid the Motel"
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          "All rooms were beautiful. All very quiet."
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          "They were all lovely!"
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