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Karamea River Motels

31 Bridge St | RD3, Karamea, New Zealand
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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57 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed three nights and absolutely loved the nature and peacefulness of Karamea. We had a one bedroom unit which was spotless and well-equipped. We actually only kept our luggage in the bedroom 'cos the lounge had a double bed, nicer views, the TV, and we just had just lots of space. This motel is just outside (before entering) Karamea village,... More 

Thank SuMaLe
Toronto, Canada
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10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

We stayed in a spacious one bed suite. Tiny fridge, microwave oven and kettle. Lovely sunny patio. Fields next door but no view of the river. Short walk to Karamea resort for dinner. Long walk to the historic Karemea Hotel, which is the other restaurant in town. Karamea is a fabulous place to get away from it all with many... More 

Thank AnonTorontoToronto
Timaru, New Zealand
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11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

Spotlessly clean, spacious unit. Excellent service. Thoroughly recommend. Handy to township of Karamea. Slightly over an hours drive north of Westport. Friendly, helpful host. Many outdoor activities in this locality.

Thank Mark L
Whitianga, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

Lovely place, nice Motel owner who talked to us about our best options for activities in the area, which are immeasurable. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Without any hesitation with recommend to anyone.

Thank Wendy G
Alberta, Canada
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169 reviews
46 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

There are just a few bungalows at the Karamea River Motel, each bungalow divided into semi-detached suites, in a rural setting with well-maintained gardens. The interior of our suite was spacious. We enjoyed the natural light flooding in through the picture windows in the living area. Several cows in the surrounding field, enjoyed looking in at us! Our suite was... More 

Thank amigadelmondo
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Having some time on our side, we decided to head to Karamea . Its about 1 hour 20 min from Westport, and a lovely drive at that. Pleasant destination and not millions of people. Heaps to see in the area so book it in before everyone finds out. The Karamea River Motel was very nice. Arriving late was not an... More 

Thank Peter M
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36 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015 via mobile

We stayed at the motel which is a 10 minute walk to town. We stayed in a studio unit. We were on a motorbike trip and the owner offered us the use of his 6 month old ford ranger! Wow what hospitality. The unit was clean and tidy and quite roomy. Also well appointed and comfortable. Great price also. Cheers

Thank delbilly
Masterton, Wellington, New Zealand
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

This motel provided us with the most restful, quiet and peaceful 4 days we had experienced for a whole year. The owner host was generous and friendly and with an upgrade and the arrival of 2 whitebait fritters he had cooked for us, just demonstrated true South Island hospitality. The one bedroom apartment was roomy and had everything we wanted... More 

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Preston, Lancashire
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349 reviews
197 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 306 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Karamea is the most northerly settlement on the western cost of South Island and is wonderfully tranquil. We had a one bedroom apartment which was one half of a semi detached bungalow with lovely views over surrounding countryside and as it is some distance away from the small village centre, there are lovely dark skies in the evening, perfect for... More 

Thank T-SGlobetrotters
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11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Karamea is a small township literally the last stop on the line driving north on the West Coast. We did not have high expectations, so were pleasantly surprised to arrive at a clean and comfortable motel which we noticed was up for sale. We were welcomed by a cheerful lady owner. The bed was comfortable and the fittings up to... More 

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