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#2 of 2 Papatowai B&B and Inns
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Reviewed 22 December 2017
Homely but standards falls short

Stayed in the ensuite in the lower cottage. No other residents so had place to ourselves. It was a homely cottage, but somewhat tired and shabby. Cleanliness not great. WI-FI appalling. Location was... more

Reviewed 8 May 2017
Great location!

Although Hilltop was very central to The Catlins and the view magnificent on a clear day, we found sharing the kitchen facilities and the size of the twin room was not what we expected. The open fire... more

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77 Tahakopa Valley Rd, Papatowai, New Zealand
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  • Free Wifi
  • Free Parking
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Great base for Catlins activities

Stayed here two nights while visiting the various Catlins attractions. Had one of their motel units. Well equiped, clean and comfortable. Needs a bit of up keep and is a bit 70s in decor. very... more

Reviewed 14 July 2017
Helpful shopkeeper

We were looking for a motel and the motel was full but the helpful store owner told us of a little home stay down the road called Carols place What a delightful little cottage . It had everything... more

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2501 Papatowai Highway, Papatowai 9586, New Zealand
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  • Room Service
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USD 81*
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19.3 km from Papatowai
  • Free Wifi
  • Free Parking
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Reviewed 1 week ago
Lovely owner, very decent place.

Just needed a bed for the night. Got in pretty late. The lady had already checked on us whether we're alright. Really sweet. Had a good night's sleep and went off the next day. The small apartment... more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Just needed a bed for the night

We stayed here for one night in January. Hosts were very friendly and managed to arrange an early check in for us. Bed was comfy. Didn't use the kitchen but looked very convenient. Muffins were a... more

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12 Ryley Street, Owaka 9535, New Zealand
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  • Free Wifi
  • Free Parking
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USD 90*
Agoda.com
USD 86*
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31.0 km from Papatowai
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  • Free Parking
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Reviewed 1 January 2018
Clean and Tidy Units

The unit we stayed in were very tidy and clean. It's not far to stroll to the beach and the town's only cafe. There was off street car parking. The units have a small stove top, fridge and all the... more

Reviewed 15 December 2017
NOT MODERN BUT CLEAN & COMFORTABLE.

We have stayed at this motel a couple of times before and it is still good value for money. It is situated not far from the local pub which based on past experiences serves very good... more

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11 Rata Street, Kaka Point, New Zealand
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  • Free Wifi
  • Free Parking
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USD 117*
Agoda.com
USD 104*
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62.4 km from Papatowai
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Reviewed 11 December 2017
Very tidy

Stayed here with a couple of friends in their 2 bedroom unit. Very tidy and plenty of room to sit around and have a chat. Had a pull out sofa which one of us slept on. Was very comfy. So really... more

Reviewed 18 July 2017
Very average experience

Where do I start? A heater that only works for 2 hours at a time. No iron and ironing board, but instead you need to go a very cramped and untidy Laundry room to use an iron and ironing board that... more

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167 Union Street, Milton 9220, New Zealand
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  • Free Wifi
  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Spa
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USD 95*
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64.7 km from Papatowai
  • Free Parking
  • Free Internet
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Reviewed 26 April 2017
Great value and a wonderful surprise

We booked here last minute as a stopover on our way home. We had the 2 bedroom unit as we are a family of 5 and the price was very reasonable, so much so that we were a little scared that perhaps it... more

Reviewed 5 December 2016
Great room with great service!

On the 3rd December I checked in for one night with a friend. The lady was lovely on arrival and very professional. We requested a later checkout of 12pm and that was accepted with no problems. We... more

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9 Charlton Road, Gore 9710, New Zealand
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  • Free Parking
  • Free Internet
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USD 99*
Travelocity
USD 96*
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65.3 km from Papatowai
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  • Free Parking
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Refurbished motels

To be honest this was going to be a 3 until two things happened: (1) I slept on the bed, which was great. A good night's sleep is one of the main reasons for getting a room when away from home; (2... more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Best motel we have stayed at

The establishment would have scored 10 if trip advisor allowed that score. We could not find a single thing to complain about. The room was of a quality we would expect in a 4 to 5 star hotel... more

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35 Railway Esplanade, Gore 9710, New Zealand
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USD 120*
Expedia.com
USD 116*
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65.8 km from Papatowai
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Reviewed 2 January 2018
There is a reason this place has no bad reviews

Light airy and friendly is what I would describe this place as. Tony is very welcoming on arrival and accommodating to needs. The unit itself is very clean, large and light. Bed very comfy with... more

Reviewed 7 June 2017
Warm Friendly Motel

Down for Gold Guitars Motel was well equipped very clean motel and warm it was freezing weather Great showers plenty of hot water Motel located in a quiet area easy walk to town shops and... more

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46-48 Hokonui Drive, Gore 9710, New Zealand
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USD 103*
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USD 96*
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67.1 km from Papatowai
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Reviewed 30 October 2017
Solo business stay

I stayed here a little over a year ago when they were doing the Reno’s on the rooms. I’ve got myself a deluxe room and it’s a great room. Maybe a little on the expensive side due to it being in Gore... more

Reviewed 9 September 2017
Pleasantly surprised

I wasn't sure what to expect but .. it was great. Rooms have just been refurbished to a high standard, restaurant was good and staff were friendly. Would definitely stay here next time I'm in Gore... more

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100 Waimea Street | Croydon, Gore 9776, New Zealand
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  • Free Wifi
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
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66.0 km from Papatowai
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Reviewed 11 January 2018
Exactly what you'd want in a motel

A great place to stay - extremely clean and tidy - owners friendly and helpful - bed firm and lovely to sleep in - shower had great pressure - well equipped kitchen - plenty of room. Great... more

Reviewed 3 January 2018
Comfortable, quiet and friendly!

My partner and I stayed in a one bedroom unit over our holiday period, we found our unit very clean, bed was lovely and comfortable, high quality bedding, with a decent shower and nice clean self... more

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70 Hokonui Drive, Gore 9710, New Zealand
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  • Free Wifi
  • Free Parking
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Reviewed 27 October 2011
Awesome Hostel!

We originally simply wanted to rent kayaks and we discovered that Waikawa lodge had some for free, the price of the room being the same as renting the kayaks...the decision was quickly made. We then... more

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PO Box 20, 3850, New Zealand
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    40.9 km from Papatowai
    • Free Wifi
    • Free Parking
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    Reviewed 28 July 2017
    Comfortable Stay

    Very friendly and helpful staff. Was travelling with an 8 month old baby, clean and comfortable room with everything I needed. Didn't notice any road noise despite being in room closest to a main... more

    Reviewed 7 March 2017
    Good Motel

    We had a one bedroom unit. It was spacious and very clean with a nice big bathroom. The hosts were very welcoming and facilities good. Wifi limited but ok for basic contact. The bed was clean and... more

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    165 Clyde Street, Balclutha 9230, New Zealand
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    • Free Wifi
    • Free Parking
    • Room Service
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    Reviewed 1 week ago
    Lovely one bedroom unit and very friendly hosts.

    We enjoyed our stay here. Susan was very helpful and welcoming. The unit was excellent; really clean and comfy. Nice shampoos, sewing kits, etc if you need them. Good fluffy towels. Great location... more

    Reviewed 17 October 2017
    Maintaining the Tradition

    Motels go back a long way in New Zealand - on the rare occasion we travelled as a family, we'd stay in one. In those days, it was candlewick bedspreads, bottles of milk and wee boxes of cornflakes... more

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    4 Lancaster Street, Lawrence 9532, New Zealand
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      #1 of 1 Hotels in Papatowai
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      Reviewed 18 March 2017
      Flying visit

      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... more

      Reviewed 19 February 2017
      great location, terrible host.

      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... more

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      2510 Papatowai Hwy., Papatowai 9586, New Zealand
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      29.9 km from Papatowai
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      • Beachfront
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      Reviewed 2 days ago
      Excellent beachfront studios

      Excellent, spacious and very comfortable beachfront studio with stunning views. Well equipped with twin hob, microwave and gas bbq. Has a full laundry which is shared between the two studios. This is... more

      Reviewed 3 weeks ago
      Amazing views and then there are the dolphins

      Ok, so we did have the best weather since.....a long time. 30 degrees. The Hector dolphins were with us for hours, sometimes only a few centimetres away. Absolutely magical. The most southern point... more

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      501 Waikawa Curio Bay Road, Tokanui 9884, New Zealand
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      • Free Parking
      • Beachfront
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      19.4 km from Papatowai
      • Restaurant
      • Bar/Lounge
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      Reviewed 2 weeks ago
      Good value

      Called in again, after a drive through the Catlins. Bright, welcoming and busy. Service good, food excellent, really fresh fish, well cooked. A very pleasant friendly feeling about the place and... more

      Reviewed 25 June 2017
      Catlins inn

      Value for money dining and a friendly welcome at the Catlins inn. Just off the beaten track, sports bar and a good selection of beer. Say no more you have a good kiwi country pub here. Think the... more

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      21 Ryley Street, Owaka 9535, New Zealand
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      • Restaurant
      • Bar/Lounge
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      19.4 km from Papatowai
      • Free Wifi
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      Reviewed 6 January 2018
      Great people,great motel

      This was a brilliantly tidy,freshly painted motel. It was superb value for money and was very comfortable and a most enjoyable stay. The owner/staff were fantastic. They were so relaxed,friendly and... more

      Reviewed 31 December 2017
      A nice motel with everything you need.

      Our room was spacious and clean and provided us with everything that we needed. The room comfortably fitted our family of five. The owners were friendly and helpful at check in. The only issue was... more

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      Cnr. Main Rd - Royal Terrace, Owaka, New Zealand
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      • Free Wifi
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      19.6 km from Papatowai
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      • Free Parking
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      Reviewed 2 days ago
      Perfect motel at a great price

      What a great experience - lovely, fully landscaped motel. Nothing fancy, but spotlessly clean, and fully stocked with everything we would need. Tessa and Tony were the best thing about this place... more

      Reviewed 30 December 2017
      Fantastic

      We stayed here one night while visiting the Catlins, as there was three adults and three kids we booked two rooms. On arriving into the town we commented not to expect much as we had been staying in... more

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      35 Ryley Street, Owaka 9535, New Zealand
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      • Free Wifi
      • Free Parking
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      21.4 km from Papatowai
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      • Free Parking
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      Reviewed 14 May 2017
      Cute tranquil paradise off the beaten track

      What a divine place. Wish I had stayed longer. Cute, clean apartments with everything you needed and lovely helpful hosts. Well equipped and even fresh eggs supplied for breakfast. At first wondered... more

      Reviewed 23 March 2017
      A real gem

      We were unsure from the ad if this would suit. Turned out to be a fabulous place to stay. Jack and Esther were the most welcoming hosts. Esther spent 2 hours on our final day walking with us on the... more

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      9 Surat Bay Road, Owaka 9585, New Zealand
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      • Free Wifi
      • Free Parking
      • Breakfast included
      • Beachfront
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      31.0 km from Papatowai
      • Free Wifi
      • Free Parking
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      Reviewed 4 March 2017
      Amazing stay!

      We had a wonderful stay at Kenthurst! Heather and John were great hosts and very welcoming. Heather planned a few activities for us including the penguin viewing, which was the highlight of our... more

      Reviewed 11 December 2016
      Comfortable, B& B in a wonderful location

      We had one night with Heather and John. When we left we felt we had been staying there for several days. We were made so welcome. The home is modern with views to the north. The gardens are a... more

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      36 Rata Street, Kaka Point, New Zealand
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      • Free Wifi
      • Free Parking
      • Breakfast included
      • Beachfront
      Agoda.com
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      31.0 km from Papatowai
      • Free Parking
      • Beachfront
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      Reviewed 3 days ago
      Fabulous hospitality & studio at Kaka Point

      My husband and I spent 2 nights in Unit 2 studio apartment at Cardnos and really wish we could have stayed longer. Wonderful, stylish studio and you are even able to cook your own meals if you ask to... more

      Reviewed 1 week ago
      One of the Nicest Spots We Have Ever Stayed

      If you are in The Catlins in New Zealand (South Island), do yourself a favour and stay at Cardnos Cottages. There are only 2 (plus the owner's in the middle) and they are absolutely sweet. They are... more

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      8 Marine Terrace, Kaka Point 9271, New Zealand
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      • Free Parking
      • Beachfront
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      31.0 km from Papatowai
      • Free Parking
      • Beachfront
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      Reviewed 2 weeks ago
      Catlins gem!

      Mike & Jenny's is just outstanding! Great value for the comfortable, spacious, self-contained Unit 1 (garden level downstairs with private entrance), which includes all the things you need for a nice... more

      Reviewed 12 January 2018
      Wonderful Place to stay

      Spotlessly clean, Comfy King sized bed, well equipped kitchen, quiet location with awesome views over the ocean and a wonderful hostess - what more can you ask for? The area has so much to do... more

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      7 Marine Terrace | 1 Rd, Kaka Point 9271, New Zealand
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      • Free Parking
      • Beachfront
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      31.3 km from Papatowai
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      • Free Parking
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      Reviewed 11 November 2017
      Absolutely Wonderful Stay!

      It is by far the Best place to stay when visiting the Catlins! We stayed for three nights. The room is just lovely, the bed so comfortable and the view ... Wow!! Our hosts Joan and John could not... more

      Reviewed 3 September 2017
      Amazing place

      Thank you Joan and John for the perfect night! Lovely music, cosy and warm room and the best view in Kaka Point. All the details make your place special, from the complimentary port wine to the... more

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      2 Rimu Street, Kaka Point, New Zealand
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      • Free Wifi
      • Free Parking
      • Beachfront
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      31.3 km from Papatowai
      • Free Wifi
      • Beachfront
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      Reviewed 4 weeks ago
      Relaxing stay with amazing views.

      We were wowed by the apartment as soon as we arrived. Big windows giving panoramic views over the ocean and a luxury double spa bath just right at the end of a long day out. We were in the Port room... more

      Reviewed 8 January 2018
      Great accommodation in amazing spot

      Loved my 2 nights here, I was in the Starboard room and the views over the bay were just amazing. A perfect spot to sit and drink your morning tea and relax...hours could be lost here watching the... more

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      26 Esplanade, Kaka Point 9210, New Zealand
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      • Free Wifi
      • Beachfront
      • Spa
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      41.8 km from Papatowai
      • Free Wifi
      • Free Parking
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      Reviewed 1 November 2017
      Good location

      This is an old hotel but if you're looking for a cheap rate and a convenient location as well as just somewhere to sleep then this is for you. The down side you have to run the hot water for 12... more

      Reviewed 18 September 2016
      Terrible is even a good rating for this place - I was appalled

      This is past dated, its in a appalling state. If it hadn't have been so late in the evening and we weren't so tired from a full day driving we would have asked for our money back and tried to find... more

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      13 Clyde Street, Balclutha 9230, New Zealand
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      • Free Wifi
      • Free Parking
      • Restaurant
      • Bar/Lounge
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      Reviewed 3 April 2011
      A special place to stop when on the road.

      We had a lovely two nights here recently when we went to the gold discovery celebrations in Lawrence. On the first night we arrived late, thinking we would drop our bags and head into Milton for... more

      Reviewed 3 March 2009
      Very nice hotel, great service and excellent food

      We were planning to stay in Dunedin but because of uni starting much was booked out, we spotted Garvan from the road on the way so decided to travel back and request a room. We were meeted by the... more

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      Lovell's Flat | Milton, 1097 SH1, New Zealand
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        Reviewed 28 August 2016
        Friendly Staff - Great Modern Motel

        Very Friendly Staff - I had a problem with my travel arrangements which was going to see me arrive later than expected. The staff provided me with a meal which was waiting in the unit for when I... more

        Reviewed 14 March 2016
        Very new

        Stayed here recently, was a bit hesitant but when I arrived was clean, new and staff were friendly. Locals were friendly too. Comfy bed. Convenient with the pub in front. Very quiet. Thanks for a... more

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        9 Morton Street, New Zealand
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          Reviewed 4 November 2016
          Experience History in Style and Comfort

          It was a real pleasure to stay in a home that still retains its original features and history so beautifully, like stepping back in time. The hospitality and warmth shown by hosts Graham and Sandi... more

          Reviewed 2 May 2016
          Quaint Country Lodge with Old World Charm

          My father and I recently had the pleasure of staying with Sandi and Graham at their fabulous Mainholm Country Lodge. We had just flown in from the U.S. and were in need of rest and relaxation... more

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          592 Pomahaka Road | RD 1 Gore 9700, Dunedin, New Zealand
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          • Restaurant
          • Bar/Lounge
          • Free Internet
          64.4 km from Papatowai
          • Free Wifi
          • Free Parking
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          Reviewed 14 February 2016
          Fabulous Falconers

          Falconers lodge is an example of the best of friendly Southland hospitality. Murray and Zena were so welcoming - nothing was a problem. The lodge was beautifully clean and homely. Murray's brekkies... more

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          40 Charlton Lane | Southland, Gore 9772, New Zealand
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          • Free Wifi
          • Free Parking
          • Breakfast included
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          Reviewed 18 February 2009
          Very welcoming

          Quite by accident we found the old bakery. We were on the bike trail in this reqion of the south island and as we were tired, decided not to go on. We rode thru the town and came upon the old... more

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          Main Street | Omakau, New Zealand
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            * Prices are provided by our partners, and reflect average nightly room rates, including taxes and fees that are fixed, known to our partners, and due at time of booking. Please see our partners for more details.