We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 1 Karamea hotels

Last Resort

Save Saved
You added Last Resort to your Saves list
71 Waverley Street | PO Box 42, Karamea, New Zealand
Hotel amenities
Last Resort
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Karamea
Certificate of Excellence 2014
We can't find prices for this hotel
Our online travel partners don't provide prices for this hotel, but we can search other options in Karamea
Check In Check Out
Write a Review

87 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
See reviews for
Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (20)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
  • Mar-May only
  • Jun-Aug only
  • Sep-Nov only
  • Dec-Feb only
All months
Auckland Region, New Zealand
18 reviews 18 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Staying at the Last Resort was a dream for about 5 years since it had been promoted in the AA Magazine. We liked the play on words and also wanted to see where the Heaphy Track started from the West Coast end. Health problems postponed getting there but eventually got there in June this year. Being winter there was maintenance... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Christchurch, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
23 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We only stayed one night but did enjoy the stay. Our room was a two bedroom unit, double bed in one room,another double bed in another, single bed in the lounge. Bathroom had a shower,bath,single vanity and wall hung toilet. This bathroom would have to be the biggest bathroom in NZ. It was the size of a bedroom. Kitchen area... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Blenheim, New Zealand
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

We had planned to stay in Westport and travel into Karamea for the day and are so pleased we made the choice to stay at The Last Resort. Very warm comfortable ensuite studio room. The owners were extremely hospitable and the service was exceptional. We really enjoyed an evening drinking by the fire and the dining experience was awesome. Wholesome... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Tel Aviv, Israel
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Actually its been awhile since we stayed at the Last resort (it was our honeymoon :) Like the majority of the people that visit this place, we also a stayed couple of nights before and after the heaphy track. On the first night we were surprised to see the chocolate & strawberry & wine waiting for us as a welcome... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
London, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We ended up in Last Resort as a true last resort because there was a mix up with our hostel booking up the road and after leaving the rude owner there we came to this place. The staff were so lovely and we immediately felt like it was meant to be. The rooms are clean, simple but everything you need.... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Brisbane, Australia
Top Contributor
112 reviews 112 reviews
37 hotel reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

OK, this is not one of my normal reviews. We were stranded in Karamea by the ferocious storms that ravaged the West Coast during Easte,r 2014. My wife and I were unable to stay at the hotel where we had booked a room as the staff were unable to get into the township when all the roads were blocked by... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Glen Innes, Australia
16 reviews 16 reviews
8 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

and its little wonder when you have the likes of Ed and Tania running the show along with their brilliant staff, they do everything with seemingly effortless ease, nothing is a problem. The Last Resort is one of the best establishments l have had the pleasure of staying in, full stop. The conviviality starts at Ed's Bar and spreads its... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Gisborne, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
18 hotel reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We had just come off the Heaphy Track - one of NZ's Great Walks - and needed to rest up before taking the bus back to civilisation - Nelson airport. We were greeted warmly ( a booking had been made) and reception took our tramping backs while we enjoyed our first beer at the bar.with a group of mountain bikers... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Chula Vista, CA
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
15 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

My husband, adult son, and I spent 1 night here prior to a day of rafting on the Karamea River with Ultimate Descents. We rented a 2 bedroom, 1 bath unit. The master bedroom had a queen bed with an inner spring mattress that was OK in comfort, a small night stand, nice lighting, and a luggage rack. The second... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Tauranga, New Zealand
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014 via mobile

The last resort is not what it seems by name or from the road. To me... It will be the first resort and I would book to stay next time I'm up that way. From the outside it seems to be a sleepy motel. But inside there is a well stocked bar and the bar is run by "Ed". He... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Do you own or manage Last Resort?
Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.
Manage your listing

Been to Last Resort? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Last Resort

Address: 71 Waverley Street | PO Box 42, Karamea, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > West Coast Region > Karamea
Number of rooms: 211

14 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

All traveler photos (14)
Hotel & grounds (3)
Dining (3)
Room/suite (3)
Other (5)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

All management photos (1)
Other (1)