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Torlesse Motels

3.5 of 5 Small Hotel   |   8 Kotare Place, Little Kaiteriteri Beach | RD2 Motueka, Kaiteriteri, New Zealand
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Ranked #5 of 7 Kaiteriteri B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Cypress, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We reserved this motel through the i-site in Nelson and, while we thought the motel expensive, were very happy with the spacious 1-bedroom unit, which included a washing machine! (We used the provided drying stand, but drying time could have been purchased in the motel dryer through the front office.) While the inside furnishings were sparse, the balcony on this... More

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Nelson, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a fantastic stay, family with 2 boys in a very nice warm clean and comfortable unit with seaviews. Never experienced a sky full of stars and so silent during the nights and mornings. Great spapool and service from the manager was excellent. We did a nice day of sailing and hiking in the park and the boat departs... More

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

Thankyou so much for the Great comments..The Abel Tasman area is a perfect spot to visit in Winter.We often offer some great accommodation specials so the timing could not be better along with enjoying the National Park with fewer people..Coming back to relax in a Hot spa pool is a great way to end the day..We hope your travels have... More

Picton, Marlborough, New Zealand
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56 reviews 56 reviews
7 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

The units are extremely clean with plenty of room and You could not ask for better hosts. I do not need to say more I would suggest if you are reading this review book a unit and stay for a relaxing break in little kateriteri at torlesse motel and also check out shoreline cafe food is spot on.

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

Thankyou so much for the wonderful comments about your stay with us and also our local Restaurant. We are certainly working in a lovely environment and such a pleasure to share with our guests....We are constantly striving to ensure every guest has a unique experience here which includes having a clean place to return to after spending the day exploring... More

Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Our unit was super clean, freshly painted and warm, with a wonderfull view of the bay. Christine was very welcoming and supplied extra towels when requested. We enjoyed waking up to birdsong and hearing the waves on the beach at night. The winter weather was spectacular for us this weekend and we would love to come back again in the... More

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

Thankyou for great comments and we are pleased that you enjoyed your 'Mini Break' away. Even Winter is a fabulous time to explore the Abel Tasman Region especially with some great winter prices on our Website!!! This time is always a good opportunity for us to complete Annual maintenance for which painting all of the units inside was our Major... More

Zurich, Switzerland
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43 reviews 43 reviews
38 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014 via mobile

Big units, some of which have good views on the Tasmanian sea, well equipped with everything we hoped for, even a washing machine and kitchen items that were in a good condition. A helpful managing couple. Very clean and tidy. We booked on very short notice and did not expect to find a place that suits us that well. We... More

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Mid Canterbury
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33 reviews 33 reviews
11 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

My wife and I called in at the Torlesse Motels, very last minute. We met a very nice lady who said they only had one room available which was a little plainer than the rest of the complex, so "please have a look". Perfectly fine was our opinion and we took it in a flash. Lovely, clean and fresh. Plus... More

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

Hi Andrew & Val. Thankyou so much for your great comments. The unit you stayed in certainly is well appointed. We just like to be sure that as it is next to our office,potential guests will be happy staying there as in this instance it suited you both fine.We are very focussed to ensure that all guests have a great... More

Colfax, Washington
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

We have just spent three nights at Torlesse and cannot say enough good things. The unit was immaculate, well equipped, with a laundry in the unit. The host was very helpful in providing ideas for things to do, and went out of her way to make our stay very enjoyable. She also helped you to find motels for future stays.... More

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

Thankyou so much for your complimentary comments. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us and hope that the remainder of your travels have been enjoyed aswell.Have a great time with what is left with your stay in NZ..Christine & Lance More

palmerston north
13 reviews 13 reviews
12 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

This was the second time we have stayed at Torlesse. We werent disappointed the first time and nor were we disappointed the second time. We only stayed two nights again but are looking forward to coming back again and again. I definitely recommend this motel to all my friends when i wax lyrical about kaiteriteri and how it is my... More

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

Thankyou for such great comments. We are truly in a special location and are pleased to be able to offer comfortable and welcoming accommodation so close to the beach. We look forward to having you and your friends to stay with us again... Christine and Lance More

Pleasant Hill, California
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

We stayed two nights in this lovely motel/apartment. It has a rustic cabin feel, yet luxurious with everything you would need. Super comfy bed and great views. The hosts could not have been more nice and accommodating. Walking distance to beach and restaurants. Kaiteriteri is not to be missed, and staying here is the icing on the cake!

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

Thankyou for taking the time to comment on your stay with us. It is pleasing to hear that you enjoyed your accommodation selection and the area of Kaiteriteri and Abel Tasman. We aim to offer a warm welcome to all our guest and meet any needs or requests during their stay.There is so much to see in this wonderful area... More

Humboldt, Canada
19 reviews 19 reviews
9 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

Really enjoyed our stay here and the breakfast provided made it easy for early morning activities. We really enjoyed our stay and would recommend this establishment. The deck and view were beautiful. Thank you.

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

Hi Charli.Your comments are very much appreciated. We enjoyed meeting you both and glad that your time here was memorable. We hope that the rest of your travels in the South Island were enjoyed aswell. Thanks for taking the time to share your experience with us. Christine and Lance More

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Address: 8 Kotare Place, Little Kaiteriteri Beach | RD2 Motueka, Kaiteriteri, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > South Island > Nelson-Tasman Region > Kaiteriteri
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Hotel Class:3.5 star — Torlesse Motels 3.5*
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TORLESSE MOTELS- Little Kaiteriteri . 8 Kotare Place 200 metres to Golden Sandy Beach, Gateway to Abel Tasman National Park,1Kilometre to Tour operators,Cruises, Kayaking, walking,Paddle Boarding,Wineries.Accommodation: 11 modern studio, 1 &2 brm apartment syle units .Most have sea views. Self contained with laundry, kitchen, bathroom, TV and free WIFI on arrival.Features: Continental breakfast available, Covered spa pool adjacent to undercover BBQ . 1km to Abel Tasman boat cruises , walks, kayaking, sailing and local dining out.Nelson airport 50mins, Motueka 15mins. Picton Ferry 2.5 hrs . ... more   less 
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