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Torlesse Motels

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8 Kotare Place, Little Kaiteriteri Beach | RD2 Motueka, Kaiteriteri, New Zealand
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Hindhead, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was the first port of call on the South Island having crossed the Cook Strait earlier in the day. I was travelling in an organised (motorcyle) tour goup and the welcome we received here was fantastic and set the tone for the remainder of our trip. The owners made their double garage available so that as many bikes as... More 

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Wales UK
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61 hotel reviews
154 helpful votes 154 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This motel is set back a few feet from a beautiful sandy beach. This is a fabulous base while visiting the Abel Tasman National Park. The welcome from the owner was very good. and made you feel at home straight away. Our first and lasting opinion was that this is a first class place. The motel is in exceptional good... More 

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Christine G, Manager at Torlesse Motels, responded to this review

Thankyou so much for wonderful feedback about your stay with us and this beautiful area. It is a pleasure to be able to share some opportunities with our guests so that they have some great memories of their time here. We are truly in one of the most spectacular places in NZ. We hope many more people elect to experience... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

We just came back from holiday in New Zealand. Our highlight of our 2 weeks holiday was Abel Tasman, and staying at Torlesse Motel has contribute great deal of it! I'm not going to repeat other reviews of how great location and service are. I would say that quality of this motel is as good as a 5 star hotel... More 

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Christine G, Manager at Torlesse Motels, responded to this review

Wow what great comments, thankyou. A very special place to visit....Our washing machines are very well received by most of our travellers but even more so, the views and 'The Beach' maybe we will see you back here one day. Thankyou for taking the time to share your experience with others. Christine & Lance ,Managers More 

Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

New Zealand accommodations never match my expectations based on their labels. I've been to "lodges" that are actually B&Bs and "lodges" that are actually motels. This "motel" is actually much nicer than a motel; it's like a set of timeshare condos. So a very pleasant surprise when we arrived for the last few days of December. Large & clean suites,... More 

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Christine G, Manager at Torlesse Motels, responded to this review

Thanks so much for these comments. We are very pleased to be able to accommodate guests in such lovely units and especially in this fabulous area.So close to the beach and Abel Tasman National Park. We are pleased you found time to travel to Golden Bay and Takaka. People reading this review should if possible stay and extra day so... More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

We have stayed at the Torlesse motels most years for the last decade and keep coming back because of the location. With a 2 minute walk down to a wonderful beach at Little Kaiteriteri and lots to do within an hour or so by car in any direction - vineyards, seaside, Able Tasman National Park, Farewell Spit and so on.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Brilliant location, about a 15 min walk to kaiteriteri, and only a few minutes walk to little kaiteriteri. The cabins are all neat and tidy, and there's a good feel about the accomodation. Highly recommend!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Our 2 bedroom Torlesse Motel in Kaiteriteri was by far the best Motel we have ever stayed in. Location, quality, service, size, view we really could not fault anything. We can't wait to go back. Christine was fantastic to deal with.

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Grass Valley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

The Torlesse Motels are a collection of small buildings on a hillside with fully equipped rooms overlooking Tasman Bay. They're part of a residentital neighborhood with an easy walk to Kaiteriteri Beach. The location is perfect for exploring Abel Tasman National Park. Christine and Lance, the managers were fantastic, ensuring that we had everything to enjoy our stay. Our room... More 

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Bad Homburg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

We stayed in Torlesse Motels in 2011 and were so happy with it that we choose it again in our 2nd New Zealand holiday in 2014. In the meantime the owners have changed - but they even improved the place! Owners Christine greeted us upon arrival and she really had done a good job! She knew all the details from... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Super helpful receptionist will help you get the most out of absolutely gorgeous parts of the island. The room was clean and fully equipped with kitchen supply, iron and even laundry machine. Great for long or short stay. The room also comes with a wonderful view of the ocean and birds singing around you morning and night.

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