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Smylies Accommodation

4.0 of 5
15 Main West Coast Road, Springfield 7681 , New Zealand
Smylies Accommodation
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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51 reviews 51 reviews
48 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a great stay here. The owners are really friendly and helpful, and the hostel meals are brilliant value. We had one dinner, which was 3 courses and tasty homemade food. Dinner is $20pp and breakfast is $7.50 continental / $13 fry up (we didn't have either). The main hostel building has a good kitchen, lounge, piano room, and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Stayed recently on a trip across to the west coast. The staff were really welcoming and the accommodation was clean and well presented. Great for an overnighter if your travelling across to the coast or would most probably be great for a longer stopover if that was your plan.

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76 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015 via mobile

Stayed on a Thursday before the start of the Cricket World Cup. This was the only place available outside of Christchurch. We're glad it was. A bit worn but very comfortable, a big bed a couple of leather armchairs and a reasonable kitchen. This hotel is a backpackers but was better than many other motels we stayed at in NZ.

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Nelson, New Zealand
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3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

What a find, accommadition was cosy, very clean, large room, king size bed, so so comfy just like being at home, we had dinner with the other guests, delicious NZ meal. What a wonderful family to host you, all hands on. Would recommend a stay here to everyone. Nothing flash but clean and very comfortable just like staying at home... More 

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Haifa District, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Its tttthe chipest place in springfieldto rent climbing gear! But instead of getting the normal horrible hired shoes we got the new nitro la sportiva (they have maybe 7-8 pairs) and a new crash-pad (mat). They rent also guidebooks for Castle hill. And you can return the gear late after a long day of bouldering cuase they are a hostel... More 

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Porirua, Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 via mobile

Charming venue spotlessly clean great facilities Nice hosts Pet friendly Quirky and Kiwi place, with real charm. It a faceless "factory" hostel. It's on the highway but we didn't notice much traffic noise

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

It was a great place, really cosy and great family atmosphere too. Lots of fun things to do like watch movies, play board games and sports too. Would recommend to anyone looking for a good place to stay in New Zealand

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Great place to stay, good food, real cozy, the family that runs this is friendly and approachable. Lots of things to do ranging from board games to sports. Overall fantastic experience. (You can skip the part after this) As the review must be 200 characters, I'll talk about how the radio in the toilet turns on once you step inside,... More 

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New Zeakand
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4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Having spent a good part of the winter staying at Smylies I can't recommend it highly enough. If you are wanting simple affordable accommodation in the area this is your place. It's full of character and a lovely cosy place to return to at the end of a day adventuring. You won't find friendlier hosts and my daughter loved feeding... More 

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10 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013

Lots of interesting memorabilia to peruse as you unwind from your day. Warm, with a nice fire and hot japanese showers. The cat is child friendly. I would not say the place is super polished but by the same token it sure isn't lacking feel. Not much to do in the actual town of Springfield however.

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