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Greymouth, New Zealand
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The interior our motel unit was spacious and furnished with refined good taste. If you know the Japanese word "shibui", that would describe the decor well. In a kitschy motel, the cow-shaped milk jug would have been kitsch, but in the sparely beautiful setting of this motel it was a lovely humorous touch. Eastward through the window, a field with...

1Thank trevorjmorrison
Motueka, New Zealand
Reviewed October 22, 2016 via mobile

My partner and I stayed the night here and it was great, spacious clean and comfortable rooms. Lovely service from the new owners Shona & Murray. So close to the Heaphy Track and Kahurangi National Park. Would definitely stay again, looking forward to our next trip.

4Thank Electra455
Nelson, NZ
Reviewed July 19, 2016

We spent two nights in the motel on a short break from Nelson on the recommendation of friends. We booked a studio room and it was larger than any other similar room we have stayed in. We even had a private patio which we used for our afternoon tea break. The shower was great, the bed comfortable, the room spotlessly...

Thank cajeNelson_NZ
Reviewed April 12, 2016

Ok, so it isn't quite the end of the road. We spent ten nights on New Zealand's west coast from Te Anau to Karamea in self catering accommodation. We only booked this accommodation the day before arriving and had to choose a two bedroom unit, which exceeded our needs. We spent two nights while exploring the area. The unit was...

1Thank HineNZ
Reviewed April 3, 2016

Booked into this motel for 4 nights as a last minute thing after the accommodation we had originally booked (Karamea Holiday Cottage) turned out to be damp and not particularly clean. This place in contrast was immaculate, extremely spacious (we stayed in a one bedroom unit), and very secluded. Units are semi detached but planned so each is screened from...

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KayBev, Owner at Karamea River Motels, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your comments, it was a pleasure to have you stay here.

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed February 23, 2016

On the far north-west coast of the South Island of New Zealand is the rather isolated small town of Karamea, in beautiful country, and gateway to the Oparara Basin, an area of incredible natural beauty only about 25 km to the North of town. The motels are only 500 metres from the centre of town, with its few shops, but...

Thank HK_Sydney2013
KayBev, Owner at Karamea River Motels, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind response and it is always good to know when guests enjoy their visit to Karamea.

Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed January 27, 2016

Stayed three nights and absolutely loved the nature and peacefulness of Karamea. We had a one bedroom unit which was spotless and well-equipped. We actually only kept our luggage in the bedroom 'cos the lounge had a double bed, nicer views, the TV, and we just had just lots of space. This motel is just outside (before entering) Karamea village,...

Thank SuMaLe
Toronto, Canada
Reviewed November 29, 2015

We stayed in a spacious one bed suite. Tiny fridge, microwave oven and kettle. Lovely sunny patio. Fields next door but no view of the river. Short walk to Karamea resort for dinner. Long walk to the historic Karemea Hotel, which is the other restaurant in town. Karamea is a fabulous place to get away from it all with many...

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Timaru, New Zealand
Reviewed October 20, 2015

Spotlessly clean, spacious unit. Excellent service. Thoroughly recommend. Handy to township of Karamea. Slightly over an hours drive north of Westport. Friendly, helpful host. Many outdoor activities in this locality.

Thank Mark L
Whitianga, New Zealand
Reviewed September 13, 2015

Lovely place, nice Motel owner who talked to us about our best options for activities in the area, which are immeasurable. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Without any hesitation with recommend to anyone.

1Thank Wendy G
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Address: 31 Bridge Street | RD3, Karamea 7893, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > West Coast Region > Karamea
Number of rooms: 6
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“All rooms are at ground-floor level and have similar views.”
  • Restful room and restful, rural view
  • A menagerie, and blue hills
 of 5 bubbles trevorjmorrison, 3 days ago | Read review
“All villas would have same views and all are well away from the road”
 of 5 bubbles SuMaLe, Jan 27, 2016 | Read review
“Studio suited us completely. Spacious for a studio and brilliant shower.”
 of 5 bubbles Snapperm3156, Apr 4, 2015 | Read review
“You couldn't go wrong staying in this accommodation”
 of 5 bubbles EuniceS48, May 25, 2013 | Read review
“Check the quality of equipment”
 of 5 bubbles 997johnh997, Jul 9, 2012 | Read review
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