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Reviewed 20 December 2016

My husband and I spent one night here in late November, and were upgraded to a 4 person room. Unfortunately it was raining heavily when we arrived, but we quickly dried out. The room was clean and I loved the good range of toiletries provided. We also made use of the laundry and had no problems with the Wifi.

Thank gertrudesurrey
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 December 2016

Found this excellent well run motel after white water rafting. Lovely gardens and peaceful surroundings. Clean and modern units. Friendly and helpful staff. Would certainly stay here again if in the area.

Thank Gill G
Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 December 2016

A friendly welcome was a good start! We stayed in a nicely appointed studio which opened out onto a lovely garden area. The motel is in a peaceful location but it's an easy walk into the little town. A positive experience!

Thank HMR2014
Reviewed 21 November 2016

My wife and I stayed here as part of a group tour and were pleasantly surprised. We pulled into thjis "motel" in the tiny town of Murchison and expected a very basic overnight accommodation. What we got was a well-appointed suite that was very large and very comfortable. Not a luxury hotel, but by far the nicest "motel" we've ever...

Thank scurryman
Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 25 October 2016

A clean tidy and well furnished motel room. A lovely quiet location, with a beautiful native garden area. Would definitely stay here again. It is just a short walk to the "town" and the service was friendly and efficient.

Thank pbtravel2014
Reviewed 25 September 2016

Beautiful setting and well appointed rooms.Very comfortable beds.Within walking distance to shops and eating places.A very quiet place.Would be perfect for families. Didnt get a chance to try the pool as it wasnt really warm enough weatherwise. A lovely stay.

Thank Gail M
Ulverston, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 September 2016

We stayed here in August when weather was a bit chilly. It was very quiet and for most of our three days, we were the only ones there. The room was warm and cosy with a huge comfortable bed. Sky television was available and good free Wi Fi. The hosts were lovely and took time to tell us about the...

Thank YE55
Hamilton, New Zealand
Reviewed 25 April 2016 via mobile

We travelled north part of South Island for our kids' school holiday. For some tourists, Murchison is kinda somewhere in the middle of nowhere where we stopped over before it got dark, and we didn't expect too much in such a small town. We were firstly impressed by the NZ Qualmark four plus sign at the reception. Then we were...

Thank XeroysArmy
Reviewed 28 February 2016

Stayed 1 night on our way to Nelson from Christchurch. Very nice, big motelroom. Very clean and all in all comfortable. Im sure the breakfast and the pool is nice too although we dont have time to try either:) OH and the WIFI is free and actually working and fast!!!

1Thank Katrine H
Upper Hutt, New Zealand
Reviewed 17 January 2016

Good quality rooms and furnishings, very comfortable beds, relaxing spa-bath, good equipped kitchen, utensils (even a food grater), enough saucepans to cook a full meal. Stayed in Unit #1. - ample living space for 4 people to relax without getting in anyone’s way. Very clean, fresh and tidy and free Wifi. Best feature – peace and relaxing environment with views...

2Thank Bowker71

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
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  • Pool
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Situated within a few steps of Murchison's eclectic selection of pubs, cafes and restaurants. Murchison Motelsis the perfect place to rest for a night or stay for a week. Our new studio units are decorated in clean uncluttered style, with bathrooms to relax in and beds to dream in. Our family units offer fully self-contained comfort for old and young, with full kitchen facilities and generous bathrooms. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Murchison Motels

Address: 53 Fairfax St., Murchison 7049, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Nelson-Tasman Region > Murchison
Price Range: $172 - $185 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Murchison Motels 4.5*
Number of rooms: 10
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“Private and quiet”
AndreB194, 26 Feb 2017 | Read review
“We had unit 10 at the end of the complex.”
elsthorpe, 7 Jun 2014 | Read review
“Avoid room 1 next to the laundry”
Geoff_Heather, 4 Jan 2014 | Read review
“Beware of rooms next to the laundry (i.e room 1)”
NickGates, 16 Dec 2013 | Read review
“All the units face north.”
angw362, 7 Mar 2013 | Read review
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