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Pounawea Grove Motels - The Catlins

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed here as a couple on a road trip through the area. Fantastic place with clean spacious rooms, well appointed with a nice decked are to admire the view over the ocean. Handy for all the local sites and attractions. Well worth an overnight stay.

Thank john_hepburn
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed March 13, 2017

We spent a couple of nights in this charming little motel in March - after about 4pm, Pounawea becomes one of the most peaceful, tranquil places imaginable, with just birdsong and the distant waves of the Pacific audible. The welcome was warm, plenty of local information was offered. The rooms are small but fully equipped, super comfy bed and useful...

Thank Huw M
Wil, Switzerland
Reviewed March 13, 2017

Directly opposite the bay located, small, but very nice motel. Rooms are comfortable and sufficiently equipped. Location is just great for walks or exploring the catlins. Stood there for three nights and enjoyed it alot. Owner is very friendly.

Thank MichaelandNorbert
Reviewed April 27, 2016

We arrived quite late so colluded check out the surroundings much but the hostess was helpful and the room comfortable and warm. You could hear a bit of noise from the next room but minor. In the morning we awoke to stunning estuary/sea views just across the road. So comfy, great location and good service

Thank Murry_Cave
Whanganui, New Zealand
Reviewed February 25, 2016

Nice place to spend relaxing weekend. Tucked away off beaten tracks.comfortable clean modern units. Wifi drops out frequently.Owaka down the road,so there are places to eat.unbelievable views .friendly owner,.

Thank trishah124
PounaweaGroveMotel, Owner at Pounawea Grove Motels - The Catlins, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. However I find your 3 out of 5 score rather harsh given that the majority of our reviews are 5 out 5. Our units are advertised as studio units, (no separate lounge ) and the wifi is free. Your comments were positive but your scores for service and overall was...

North Shore City, New Zealand
Reviewed February 9, 2016

We stayed at Pounawea Grove Motel for 3 nights in Feb 2016 We’d not been to the Catlins before and chose this motel based on reviews on Tripadvisor and the fact it looked very nice It is a fairly new motel, located just 3kms from the small town of Owaka and in an ideal location for all there is to...

Thank Muffinz
New Plymouth, New Zealand
Reviewed January 28, 2016 via mobile

Peaceful, lovely spot to stay. Cosy, warm, clean and well equipped. Great location in relation to water and walks. Deck to sit out on and access to lounge for bigger space. Some say it's too small, but while a smaller space for sure the bed is big, and you can extend to the deck or big lounge area. Friendly helpful...

Thank E E
Reviewed January 20, 2016

We stayed in this motel for one night only. The motel unit was in great condition with lovely fittings, spotlessly clean bathroom and kitchen, linen and towels etc The bed and pillows was very comfortable. The kitchen was well kitted out with everything one would need : including chopping boards, cheese knives, etc etc However, no coffee plunger. We stocked...

Thank Linda S
New Zealand
Reviewed January 14, 2016

Had one lovely peaceful quiet night here whilst exploring the lovely Catlins coast. This is a top quality motel just off the main route and is well worth the visit. Units are spotlessly clean and have all the facilities you need. Owner was welcoming and helpful with information about this lovely location. Highly recommended!

Thank Fourkiwis
Perth, Western Australia, Australia
Reviewed December 19, 2015

The service was excellent at Pounawei Grove Motel, rooms and views were great too! Very clean and comfortable rooms with good kitchen facilities and a nice communal lounge area. Hotel standard for very good prices! We will be back and we will recommend it to everyone we know! Only 5 minute drive from Owaka which has some great dining options!

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  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Beachfront
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Accessible rooms
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
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 

Additional Information about Pounawea Grove Motels - The Catlins

Address: 5 Ocean Grove, Pounawea, Owaka 9585, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Owaka > Pounawea
Price Range: $83 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
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Murry_Cave, Apr 27, 2016 | Read review
“No lounge area in unit but is located in reception room .”
trishah124, Feb 25, 2016 | Read review
“all rooms are good - they only have 4 units 2 x twin and 2 x double”
Muffinz, Feb 9, 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are great, its a very small place so book early!”
DemiiG, Dec 19, 2015 | Read review
“Free parking and wifi, lovely walks nearby, plus driving to lots of beautiful areas nearby, including several waterfalls”
EmFalklands, Jun 20, 2015 | Read review
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