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Makarora Tourist Centre

Makarora, New Zealand
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Greymouth, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good spot to break the long journey from the West Coast to Queenstown. Food is adequate. Nice warm place to relax. Petrol available if needed. Some easy short walks close by for a bit of a stretch in the middle of a long journey. One of our regular stopping places.Did not stay here but have done so in the past.

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We didn't plan to stay in Makarora, but ended up getting stranded here when Haast Pass was closed and we didn't want to drive back to Wanaka. They were able to get a us a cheap room with no problem which was very much appreciated. We didn't check out any of the facilities except for the kitchen, which had all... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Stopped here for lunch break. Terrific food. Fuel stop as well Middle of nowhere. Fantastic views Very welcoming staff, very informant, Wet day but made it more interesting. Will return, lots of memorabilia, interesting!!!

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Kiama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Five of us stayed in a a frame for a night on the 30thApril and found them to be very roomy and very clean, restaurant and bar were great, the only hitch was that we wanted to fill the cars the next morning ,we asked the girl on duty and she said she was not going to open till 8:30,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Those looking for cozy budget accommodation in the area should give this place a go. It has a great range of accommodation options a good communal kitchen area and a great bar and restaurant as part of the complex. The staff are friendly and helpful and the wilderness is very close, no cellphone coverage.

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Sunshine Coast
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

The staff are friendly, the facilities cheap. And most importantly the beer is good. The view is amazing, and it has a very relaxed atmosphere. We were in a camper, and there was plenty of room. Wish I was there now!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

I stayed there for 1 night and found: - very friendly staff - beautiful mountain & valley views - basic but clean & well functioning - good restaurant with friendly waitress and bartender - tasty jaeger schnitzel chicken with enormous portions

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taree
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41 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Stayed here in early February on our way to Queenstown. The A frame cans are really well presented and were very clean and tidy. They are a bit dated but are great value. The park is really quiet after the traffic stops passing for the day. A great little place.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

We arrived here after driving through from Franz Josef - a stunning drive that we took all day to do as there was so much to stop and look at. Just do it! Anyway, we had booked here because we didn't want to go into Wanaka during the Christmas holidays (you have been warned). Well this was a perfect choice.... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

I have been staying here regularly over the last few years, but was a bit disappointed on this last visit. Our request for a particular cabin was 'not received' and so we ended up near the road. They didn't seem too bothered. Power cut on last night meant we couldn't cook (or see anything!), yet it wasn't even mentioned as... More 

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