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“fantastic view from unit” 5 of 5 stars
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Bluff Ocean Vista Accommodation
152 Marine Parade, Bluff, New Zealand   |  
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Ranked #1 of 6 Bluff B&B and Inns
Bowen
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4 hotel reviews
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“fantastic view from unit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

Great stay for one night even if we were too early for the Bluff oysters. Did get some further up the coast later. Best oysters ever. Room was great with every small detail taken care of even a pair of binoculars for use to watch passing ship etc. Lisa so helpful. She has done an excellent job of setting this up.

Room Tip: ask for the unit with the large window overlooking the bay.
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014 via mobile

We stayed here one night in Jan and we were not disappointed.
It was exactly what we wanted and Lisa was polite and friendly. The unit was spotless and comfy, it had all we needed. We would stay again.

Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Albuquerque
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

The home looks out on the channel. While you need to share a bath, the views from the room are superb. The bed was very comfortable and the area was quiet at night. There is a small shared kitchen as well.

Room Tip: The upstairs rooms facing the channel have excellent views. Watching the tide roll out and in was s...
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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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Montclair, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

This is probably one the nicest B&B's on the South Island. If you have the opportunity to stay here you will not be disappointed. Lisa and her husband are fabulous hosts, the water front view is excellent, and rooms are clean and modern. I would highly recommend this to anyone traveling in the area or needing a place to stay to catch the ferry to and from Stewart Island (the ferry landing is a few blocks down the street).

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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Hanoi, Vietnam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

We stayed here for one night and loved this place! The host Lisa is so friendly and does an excellent job running this accommodation. We stayed in a room upstairs and the room was very clean with a great bed and free wifi. Because our cage diving trip was delayed we had to stay until 1pm. Although we checked out at 8:30am for this dive, it wasn't any problem to return to this place and stay until 1pm. We could even use the room again! Now that is what you call good service!

When you want to stay in Bluff, this is the place to be!

  • Stayed December 2013, 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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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013 via mobile


Stayed here for two nights with a day trip to Stewart island in between. Lisa was very welcoming and helpful. We stayed in a small motel unit out the back and it was spotlessly clean and comfortable. Payed about 120 AUD per night on line. Short walk to ferry terminal. Would recommend this one. A note - none of the restaurants in Bluff open on a Monday night, so fish and chips it is!

Stayed December 2013, traveled on business
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Montreal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

The Bluff Ocean Vista Motel was one of our favourite places to stay during our trip to New Zealand. Our host, Lisa, was very warm and welcoming and runs a first class place.

My wife and I stayed two nights in one of the two motel units that had a beautiful ocean view, was very clean and spacious, and had an ensuite bathroom along with a little kitchen. I can't say enough about this place. Lisa takes pride in her establishment and it shows. If you're stopping in Bluff during your New Zealand travels, don't hesitate to rest your head here.

  • Stayed December 2013, 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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Additional Information about Bluff Ocean Vista Accommodation

Address: 152 Marine Parade, Bluff, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Bluff
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 6 B&Bs / Inns in Bluff
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Superb new top quality studio motel units with views of Bluff shipping channel. Gas hot water massage showers. Large flat screen TV. Double glazed for warmth & quiet. Complimentary Wi-Fi. Very well appointed. Luxurious linens. Nice bathroom & amenities. We also have three bed & breakfast rooms in the main house - two with fantastic views of the ocean as they are upstairs. ... more   less 
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