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Catlins Area Motel

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35 Ryley Street, Owaka 9535, New Zealand
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Catlins Area Motel
Ranked #3 of 6 Owaka B&B and Inns
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Dunedin, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

Booked in for a night. We were met by our host, a delightful lady named Dallas, She was so friendly and helpful and really made us feel at home.My wife is very ill and our hostess could not help us enough. My meeting was a business one and i had to leave my wife on her own for at least... More

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Dunedin, New Zealand
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013

Having prebooked we arrived at 2pm when the office was supposed to be open. We had to get changed for a wedding and leave by 2:40. When the motelier arrived 25 minutes late she couldn't care less and was very rude to us. While waiting we talked to other guests who had a similar experience. We have never been treated... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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30 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2013

Although in a quiet location, was within easy walking distance of the town's facilities. The accommodation was clean, spacious, value for money with helpful staff. We recommend trying the Lumberjack Hotel in town for a meal, well furnished, massive log fire and lovely food.

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Santa Cruz, California
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7 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2012

I was very pleased with the "Catlins Area Motel". The rooms are very clean, bright and roomy, with cable tv, ample parking, etc. The only thing missing was internet access, but it is located in a very remote area. Lastly, it was priced well in comparison to similar places I've been staying at.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2012

This is a great motel - clean, well appointed and an excellent design. The service was friendly, most helpful, and efficient. I would happily stay there again, and am very happy to recommend it. Adrienne, Auckland, NZ

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Invercargill, New Zealand
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4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2011

A small but very clean and modern complex, very warm and comfortable in a good location off the main street, with next to no traffic noise whatsoever. A great nights sleep, and the radiator heating makes it toasty warm. An undercover carport was definitely a bonus which was greatly appreciated. Also we enjoyed a great meal at the Lumberjack Restaurant... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2010

Looks like a pretty standard place although we didn't actually end up staying here as we had a date mix up and the person we delt with (presumably owner / operator) was so unneccessarily rude we didn't bother going back for our prepaid night.

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Address: 35 Ryley Street, Owaka 9535, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Owaka
Also Known As:
Catlins Area Motel Southland Region/Owaka, New Zealand

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