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Makarora Tourist Centre

Makarora, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
MinxyMeg Oldham, United Kingdom
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Oldham, United Kingdom
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96 reviews 96 reviews
43 hotel reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great stay in a wonderful area. We had a cabin with no facilities but showers and kitchen were close by. The beds were comfortable and we met some guys from Invercargill, a Dutch man, a young backpacker from Seattle and 2 French girls who all shared their food in the communal kitchen so made our stay really memorable. As... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

We stayed in an A frame bungalow. It was clean and comfortable with plenty of space, a good shower and comfortable bed. The bungalows were nicely spaced so you had lots of privacy. Great food in the cafe and bar. The location is really beautiful and probably the most beautiful place out of more than 10 places we stayed while... More

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Sydney, Australia
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6 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

We stayed overnight on the way from Queenstown to Franz Josef in an ensuite cabin. The service on check-in at the cafe was friendly enough.The cabin was a decent size and nestled amongst the trees out the back although the front faces the main driveway so there isn't much privacy unless all the blinds are drawn down. The cabin interior... More

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Markham, Ontario
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16 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

We stayed in an ensuite cabin and it was great. Lots of room, good kitchenette and decent bathroom with another great view. The food at the lodge was fine...good basic fare and good service. Internet is terrible...expensive and only available in the lodge so don't expect to catch up on posting photos or email during your stay. Laundry facilities weren't... More

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New Zealand
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22 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013 via mobile

This place might not be everyone's cup of tea. But if you like middle of nowhere places it is perfect - sitting on the alpine boundary between the south island west and east coast with all the anticipation of the great drive ahead regardless of which direction you are heading in (assuming one is driving of course). So it is... More

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Mosgiel, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

My daughter and I were on a 'road trip' to Franz Josef from Dunedin to view a potential horse purchase. We had traveled for about 5 hours non stop. When we arrived we were greeted by a lovely, friendly British lad who had only been in NZ for about three months. He checked us in, gave us a map and... More

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Nelson, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

Really beautiful experience. Great clean well equipped rooms, with everything u need. Heaters and hot water bottles supplied also, so easy to keep warm. Great bar/restaurant/gift shop area. Friendly & helpful staff. Highly recommend. Birds in the trees in the morning were amazing. Definitely walk to the blue pools up the road too. Lots of other tramping options in the... More

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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

Stayed here for one night on the way to the glaciers. Very isolated, rural setting. Stayed in a A-frame chalet. The chalet was comfortable but very warm after being in the mid-summer sun, but soon cooled down overnight. There is no phone coverage between Wanaka and West Coast, fortunately the centre has wifi available for a very reasonable price. The... More

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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

Last July, were were travelling down the West Coast of the South Island, and had Pre-booked a Night's stay at the Makarora Tourist Centre. We had been travelling all day, and arrived at the Tourist Centre after dark. The Office was closed, but a Map and a Sign with our Name on it left on the front door soon drew... More

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Winsford, England, United Kingdom
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

we got here mid evening, found our room, went to the bar and had an enjoyable drink. the toilets were separate from the rooms (your own triangular building!) but they did a good job of keeping them clean and bug free (until morning!) it was a nice enough stay for a passing through nights kip.

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Address: Makarora, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Makarora
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Ranked #2 of 3 Specialty lodging in Makarora
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