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Karamea River Motels

31 Bridge St | RD3, Karamea, New Zealand
Karamea River Motels
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Alberta, Canada
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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 

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 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 

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NewZealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

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

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Masterton, Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 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 

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Auckland
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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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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2013

After a wonderful trip up the coast from Greymouth we arrived at this beautifully appointed motel. From the picture window the scenery was just stunning. The hosts warm and friendly, nothing too much trouble. Highly recommended, would love to spend a week here exploring the surrounding countryside.

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Putaruru, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

Stayed here for two nights.The one-bedroom accommodation had everything you could wish for, being spacious, and spotless, with bathroom and kitchen facilities of a very high standard. The scenic view from our big picture window was perfect. The hosts are warm and friendly. If you are planning a trip to the Karamea area, this is the motel you should stay... More 

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Martin City, Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013

Our tour of New Zealand included Karamea, which is as far as you can drive on a paved road on the West side of the South Island. As this motel was out in nowhere, I was not excepting to find what we did. The one-bedroom accommodation had everything one could wish for, being spacious, and spotless, with bathroom and kitchen... More 

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Greymouth, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

My extended family stayed at the Karamea River Motels to participate in a family occasion. We stayed for three nights and we were treated with care and generosity. The motels are spacious, clean and excellently serviced. The outlook is just beautiful - peaceful and relaxing. The hosts are warm and friendly nothing is too much trouble. Accolades to you Highest... More 

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