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Pounawea Grove Motels - The Catlins

5 Ocean Grove | Pounawea, North Catlins, 9535, New Zealand
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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River Forest, Illinois
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32 reviews 32 reviews
11 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were traveling through the Catlins on the way from Fiordland to Dunedin and needed a place to stay. We found Pounawea Grove Motel and were so glad we did. The room was gorgeous, with great decorating. The common room had a great view of the water. We enjoyed sitting there after dinner, watching the waves. This is definitely a... More

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54 reviews 54 reviews
27 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed in this lovely little motel as part of our trip through the Catlins. The rooms are clean, well appointed and the owner Anne very helpful. We were very fortunate to have amazing weather, so sitting on the verandah with a good book in the afternoon sun was just beautiful...the only noise was the chatter of the birds, very... More

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Brisbane, Australia
19 reviews 19 reviews
8 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

This is a lovely, quiet motel, situated right on the beach. The rooms are comfortable and clean. The owners are friendly and helpful and offer suggestions on what to do in the area. The guest lounge is stacked with books and maps and with a view over the water is the perfect place to relax. There is free wi-fi available.... More

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55 reviews 55 reviews
35 hotel reviews
148 helpful votes 148 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

We stayed for two nights. The strengths of this property were the location, which was a good base for exploring, internet access, the cleanliness of the rooms, the helpfulness of the owner and the quiet atmosphere. The cons were the small size of the room, which was problematic as we had more than one suitcase, the lack of restaurants in... More

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PounaweaGroveMotel, Owner at Pounawea Grove Motels - The Catlins, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review Pounawea Grove. Unfortunately you experienced one of the few nights a year that mossies may be troublesome. As per your comment there is now a plug in insecticide available in the rooms. Thank you for your feed back. More

Hervey Bay, Australia
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

Pounawea Grove Motels is a most charming and comfortable accommodation situated with easy access to everything you might want to see and do in the Catlins. Owner manager Anne was a helpful and unobtrusive hostess. The beautiful guest lounge provided a fantastic view over the estuary and out to sea and was thoughtfully kitted out with reference books and maps... More

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Perth, Western Australia
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53 reviews 53 reviews
21 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014 via mobile

We stayed one night at Pounawea Grove, and were really impressed with the clean, fresh, homely rooms. Anne was hospitable, friendly and helpful. As a base for exploring the Catlins, this is the perfect place...with lots of lovely beach, bush and estuary walks nearby.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

Can't fault this motel. Stayed for 3 days with my wife. The owner, Anne, couldn't have been more helpful ensuring we were comfortable and made the most of our time in The Catlins. Great location, views, clean well decorated rooms.

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Sydney, Australia
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19 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

We recently stayed here for one night on our way through the Catlins area of New Zealand. Lovely lovely location, very friendly host, super clean rooms with cooking facilities and very quiet. Lots of options for walks along the foreshore. The motel is located not very far at all from the township with cafes and supermarket. If you are travelling... More

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Dunedin, New Zealand
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

Two night stay. Simply stunning location and ultra friendly hosts. Nothing too much bother. Always available for questions/help but also left us to our own devices to explore. They kindly washed and dried some washing. Highly recommended.

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3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

Stayed two nights. Very comfortable beds, great linen, super clean with freindly service. Veiws out to the ocean were great to wake up to, and would return if ever in the South Island/Catlins again. Great location to see the Catlins

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Additional Information about Pounawea Grove Motels - The Catlins

Address: 5 Ocean Grove | Pounawea, North Catlins, 9535, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Southland Region
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 9 Specialty lodging in Southland Region
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Pounawea Grove Motels: Luxury Accommodation in The heart of The Catlins Enjoy our new stylish decor,stunning views of the Pounawea waterfront with a tranquil setting set amongst magnificent bird life and scenery.Make the most of our great waterfront location, magnificent views and close proximity to many great leisure activities.Only Minutes from wildlife and iconic scenic attractions including Purakaunui Falls, Nugget Point, Cathedral caves, and Jacks Blowhole to name a few. ... more   less 

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