Located in Owaka, Catlins Area Motel features a garden. There is a terrace and guests can make use of free WiFi and free private parking. At the motel each room is equipped with a seating area, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, a kitchen, a dining area and a private bathroom with a hairdryer, a shower and free toiletries. Guest rooms will provide guests with a wardrobe and a kettle. The nearest airport is Dunedin Airport, 88 km from Catlins Area Motel.
Pros: Very clean and comfortable. The room was serviced each day which was great. Friendly staff.
Pros: Simple but complete. Near to supetmarket and some restaurants
Cons: Place is inland sibyou have to drive to see the coast
Pros: The cleanliness of this motel was outstanding
Pros: Great location, service and value for money. They were awesome to deal with and super helpful. Definitely recommend staying here
Pros: Great motel in a quiet spot away from the main highway. Spacious 1 bedroom apartment with cooking facilities. Warm welcome from Tessa with tips for the area. Good place to base yourself to explore the area.
With a stay at Catlins Gateway Motel in Owaka, you'll be within a 5-minute drive of Teapot World and Catlins Lake. Free self parking is available onsite.
Pros: The surrounding was beautiful nice clean units
Cons: The only thing was that the walls were a bit thin
Pros: Friendly and helpful hosts Very clean rooms good facilities
Cons: Maybe a coffee table in front of the sofa
Pros: Trevor, the owner was very friendly and obliging. Even gave us a dozen fresh farm eggs for our breakfast. Top place.
Cons: Home away from home.
Pros: Very clean and tidy units, with lovely, friendly hosts. Handy to everything in Owaka!
Pros: Very pleasant stay at this motel. We were travelling around the Catlin area and decided to stay in places we had not been to - and we were pleased we did. Rooms spacious, bed comfortable, shower hot, facilities clean. There was a pleasant picnic table area outside our rooms - just the thing for a relaxing pre-dinner snacks before heading off on a pleasant stroll (past the tea-pot house!)to the pub for dinner.
Pros: Very clean, tidy and comfortable
Pros: Great staff and fab location
Pros: The operators of the motel were wonderful - providing update information about sight seeing, road conditions, and other local attractions. Also Trev climbed over the back fence and collected farm fresh eggs from their hens for our breakfast - thank you.
Cons: Bed was a little soft for us but that’s life.
Boasting a garden, Owaka Lodge Motel is set in Owaka. The motel offers both free WiFi and free private parking. At the motel, all rooms have a desk, a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom. All guest rooms will provide guests with a wardrobe and a kettle. Guests at Owaka Lodge Motel can enjoy a continental breakfast. Guests at the accommodation will be able to enjoy activities in and around Owaka, like hiking, golfing and fishing. The nearest airport is Dunedin Airport, 88 km from Owaka Lodge Motel.
Pros: Great host, lovely lady. Made us feel very welcome, even fed us home made muffins. Charming!
Pros: Very friendly and made you feel welcome. Muffins where very good
Cons: Curtain over the door when morning came it was very light in the room.
Pros: Excellent host, good location clean
Pros: Our unit was spotless and the host went out of her way to be helpful at all times. We were even greeted with chocolate muffins! There is plenty to see in the beautiful Catlins and all the information needed is in the unit. Happy to recommend the Owaka Lodge Motel to anyone.
When you stay at Surat Bay Lodge & Backpackers Hostel in New Haven, you'll be on the beach and 10 minutes by car from Teapot World. Free self parking is available onsite.
Pros: Super friendly staff and right on the beach, loved how cosy it felt on a rainy day looking out at the ocean wish we'd stayed longer!
Pros: Very clean accomodation with comfortable beds in great location.
Pros: Beautiful location, friendly owners and off road parking supplied. plenty of blankets and slippers supplied to keep you warm in the colder months.
Pros: Gorgeous location, staff was very nice and welcoming, facilities overall very comfortable.
Cons: Going from the bedroom to the kitchen/communal area requires going through a quick outdoor passage, which was not ideal considering how cold it was at the time (september)!
Pros: All of it... Friendly staff, good location,
Pros: Clean and Feels like home! no line at all but moderate speed WiFi is available
Cons: Good that the common area is kept clean ie no shoes allowed, but it is very cold so we had in the cold to the common area, only a few steps but still freezing. Staff could have more knowledge and share with us on what time or when the sea lions appear ie high tide low tide? Time?
Pros: The place is awesome pretty and quite. Beach just beside the lodge. Room, kitchen and living room is tidy. Feel like home.
Cons: A bit expensive for the room. Location is a bit for from main road. Bathroom with toilet is a bit too small.
Pros: Like the view from the living room
Cons: Have to take off the shoe when go into the room, toilet, kitchen and living room.
Located in Chaslands, Whistling Frog Cafe & Accommodation is a 1-minute drive from Cathedral Caves and 6 minutes from McLean Falls. Featured amenities include multilingual staff, laundry facilities, and a library. Free self parking is available onsite.
Cons: Shower was terrible
Cons: No cell phone reception, unable to connect to the internet
Pros: Great location ,great facilities friendly and knowledgeable staff and excellent food
Pros: The room was great
Cons: The showers could be better
Pros: Surroundings .peaceful with bird song , nice cabins ,
Cons: The meal was expensive .
Pros: Beds were super comfy with electric heating :) an ideal to recoup after a long day of hiking
Cons: Nothing I didn’t like!
Pros: Cosy, had self catering facilities , clean
Cons: WiFi was poor, didn't have any supermarkets nearby
Pros: Great spot, great location
Cons: Restaurant closed at 6:00 pm Breakfast not until 11:00, check out at 10:00 am, so not sure what to do to fill I in hour , after stating there , every year for last five years, won’t be going back, Kaka point next year
Located within a 105 year old converted hospital building, the unique Thomas's Catlins Lodge and Camp Ground is located in Owaka. Guests can relax next to the fireplace in the shared lounge, or read a book from the library. Free WiFi is provided and continental breakfast is included for most room types. Local attractions include the sea lions at Cannibal Bay and Purakaunui Falls, which are both within a 20-minute drive from the property. An array of beach and bush walks are available in the surrounding areas. On-site facilities at Thomas's Catlins Lodge include a dining room and a shared kitchen with a refrigerator, oven and a microwave. There is a large games room with billiards, darts and a piano. Other shared facilities include bathrooms and a guest laundry. Each heated guest room is equipped with bed linen. Some rooms feature a private bathroom and garden views. You can prepare a meal using the barbecue facilities provided under a large undercover dining area, walk in the grounds or visit the fish pond. Free parking and free DVD hire are included.
Pros: The place is clean yet dated. The room is very small for two people, and the WiFi never work.
Cons: The garden, and parking.
Pros: Beautifully restored with comfortable rooms and facilities..friendly and welcoming staff.
Cons: Unfortunately the heating and hotwater was not operating very well so got rather cold and a lukewarm shower
Pros: The old-hospital-charme really got me. For some it might be somehow a little bit morbid, but I really enjoyed thinking about the hostel's past as a real hospital. Plus the lounge area was really nice and just being in that historic building felt right.
Cons: At this time of the year it was somehow lonely, as there were not many guests staying. This is something that the hostel has no influence upon. I would have enjoyed some more kitchen facilities (like a blender) but that is just my personal standards.
Pros: Spacious and clean
Cons: Outdated and weird smells
Pros: Awesome place an old hospital. Hisress really knowledgable and gave us good info and travel advice.
Pros: The overall feel of the place was really comfortable and tidy. I highly recommend it :)
Pros: Jan was so helpful and friendly, offering use of a bike to get myself around to local attractions (even drawing a map!). It was much appreciated and made my stay in Owaka lots of fun!
Pros: Central heating in our room, free chocolate fish and biccies!
Cons: The shower over the bath needed a bar to hang onto to avoid overbalancing.
Located in Owaka, Catlins Inn features a bar. There is a restaurant serving local cuisine, and free private parking is available. All units in the hotel are fitted with a flat-screen TV. With a private bathroom equipped with a shower and free toiletries, rooms at Catlins Inn also provide guests with free WiFi. The nearest airport is Dunedin Airport, 88 km from the accommodation.
Pros: Beds comfortable. Food at hotel excellent - freshest salad and good value for money. Friendly locals.
Cons: We were kindly able to make breakfast in the lounge and store food in fridge.Thank you. However a bit dirty in kitchen area,no cloth to wipe down bench when we were finished. It did save us time in the morning to have a quick breakfast before exploring.
Pros: Every thing was in walking distance. Had every thing we needed. My husband loved the bar.
Cons: A lounge to sit in would have been nice. Found the lounge on our last morning.
Pros: Had a minor issue on arrival however the staff and manager resolved this within minutes, providing exemplary customer service! Location good. Staff polite and helpful. Good choice of food on menu. Would strongly recommend to others.
Pros: Nice very warm room which was welcome. TV was good.
Cons: Bed had broken spring & sqeaked. Not much bench space.
Pros: We liked the rural outlook.
Cons: The website didn’t describe the sleeping options very well.