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“Very comfortable place to stay” 4 of 5 stars
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14 Smith Street | West Coast, Greymouth, New Zealand   |  
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Ranked #6 of 20 Hotels in Greymouth
Bremerton, Washington
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34 hotel reviews
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“Very comfortable place to stay”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Perfectly adequate lodging with helpful hosts, good location, off-street parking, good room kitchenette, tv/wifi. Room was clean and quiet. Everything about our stay was good, but there was also nothing the stood out as exceptional. Just an honest, clean, adequate facility.

Room Tip: Dinner at the nearby brewery was GREAT!
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Wendy Y, Owner at Sundowner Motel, responded to this review, March 20, 2014
Hello again, We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay with us at the Sundowner Motel while visiting the West Coast and thanks for mentioning our location as we are the closest Motel to the town center. Its great that you visited the Monteiths Brewery while here as it is a real attraction on coast. We wish you more safe and happy travels, Murray & Wendy.
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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Timaru, New Zealand
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

Absolutely lovely lady on the hone when we booked from out of town and upon arriving, she had our Wi-Fi passwords ready for us in our room, Nice, clean awesome room. great location, only a couple of minutes walk to town. Very quiet and very well equipped rooms. will definitely stay again. I might mention, that on our travels, this was the only place that told me the difference price in rooms, eg : upstairs, downstairs etc, which was helpful. Thanks guys :)

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Wendy Y, Owner at Sundowner Motel, responded to this review, February 28, 2014
Hi again, Thanks for taking the time to write a review following your stay with us. Its great to hear you enjoyed at the Sundowner Motel in Greymouth. We try and make our guests feel as comfortable as possible and the 250MB of free WI FI in your room is all part of the service and we also offer a range of prices to fit most budgets. We wish you both happy and safe riding on those amazing bike of yours, cheers Murray and Wendy.
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Motueka, New Zealand
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6 hotel reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

This is a clean, friendly hotel. Stayed for a night and it had everything we needed. Would definitely stay again. Great proximity to The Warehouse and a beautiful grocery store for those last minute items we needed to stock up on before camping again. It was a wonderful break between camping spots north and south of Greymouth. The managers were very warm and welcoming.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Wendy Y, Owner at Sundowner Motel, responded to this review, February 28, 2014
Hello again, We so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us at the Sundowner Motel Greymouth in between camping on the south islands scenic west coast. Thanks for taking the time to submit a review on Tripadvisor as we find a lot of our guests look at reviews prior to choosing a motel to stay at. Happy and safe travels, Murray and Wendy.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

Clean and Basic, I was up the back so had no Street noise. The shower had good pressure and was nice and warm. Stayed 2 nights, first night it was warm and a fan would have been handy. Kitchen had all the bits and pieces you would expect, all clean and tidy. Owner was very friendly and helpful. Needs a ice tray.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Wendy Y, Owner at Sundowner Motel, responded to this review, February 12, 2014
Thanks for your comments and feed back on potential ways to improve the contents of our units, we value all our guests opinions as we are always looking at things that we can improve on to make everyone's stay comfortable. We are pleased to see that you have booked again to stay with us later this month. We hope that the rest of your travels around the South Island goes well.

Murray & Wendy
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

After an unfortunate choice in Christchurch, we needed accommodation where outside noise would not dominate our stay. When booking by phone, the host assured us the room was well away from the highway and nowhere near a rail line. That turned out to be a conservative assessment - even with the door open the highway sounds were practically imperceptible.

In common with many motels we have used, there is a dearth of shelf space in bathroom areas and power points never seem to be where a traveller would like them. Our suggestion is always that hosts should try using their own accommodation for a few days to appreciate the guests' situation better.

The Sundowner is unpretentious budget accommodation in a good location, with very friendly hosts. If returning to Greymouth we would certainly stay there again.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Wendy Y, Owner at Sundowner Motel, responded to this review, February 25, 2014
Hi again.Thanks for your review and feedback on Tripadvisor we are pleased to hear you enjoyed a quiet nights sleep while staying at the Sundowner Motel during your recent visit to scenic West Coast of New Zealand. We wish you both happy and safe traveling.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

My husband and I took the train into Greymouth from Christchurch during the big rain storm that washed out the bridge in Jan 2013. The train station was a mess as everyone was scrambling. We hadn't planned to stay in Greymouth and took the first place that was available. We were pleasantly surprised by the Sundowner. The accommodation was nice with a kitchen. It had everything we needed. The hosts went over and above our expectations as we had to cancel and reschedule the next 4 days of our trip. It was chaotic, but the hosts made it as easy for us as they could, taking messages and getting us back on schedule.

Thank you Sundowner!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Wendy Y, Owner at Sundowner Motel, responded to this review, February 24, 2014
Hello again

We do remember you staying with us during the storm that interfered with all your travel arrangements. Thanks for submitting a review after your stay with us and we were only to pleased to help sort out the changes to you travel arrangements. Happy and safe travels, Murray & Wendy.
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

We stayed 3 nights in unit 10 it was an upstairs unit with a great view of the train station and the hills, the owners are nice friendly people and were very helpful with information about the coast. The unit was lovely and clean with sheets that felt nice to us, thank you for the enjoyable stay.

Susan

Room Tip: Im sure all the units are very nice we were very happy with our upstairs unit the room on the corner...
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Wendy Y, Owner at Sundowner Motel, responded to this review, January 14, 2014
Hi Susan & Simon

Thanks for staying with us at the Sundowner Motel while holidaying on the coast and also for taking the time to submit a review in TripAdvisor. Its great to hear that you enjoyed staying here we enjoyed having you here for your beak away and would welcome you back in the future, Murray & Wendy.
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Address: 14 Smith Street | West Coast, Greymouth, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > West Coast Region > Greymouth
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 20 Hotels in Greymouth
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to the Sundowner Motel —motel accommodation Greymouth, New Zealand.Closest Motel to the township of Greymouth and the Tranzalpine Station. Free transfer from train or bus. From the moment you arrive at the Sundowner Motel the owners, Murray and Wendy, will ensure you receive a warm welcome and an enjoyable stay.Sundowner Motel Greymouth accommodation offers affordable and comfortable modern studio and family units which are all 4 star qualmark rated and serviced daily. Whether you’re here on business or here for pleasure, on your own or in a group, you’ll find we provide the highest level of service and facilities around. ... more   less 

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