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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is an awesome motel to base yourself for exploring the Catlins. Rooms are quite spacious, absolutely spotless and are very well-appointed. Surrounding garden and bbqs are very well kept. Owners very helpful and welcoming. Just a little quirky too!

Thank jen0807
Ottawa, Canada
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13 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 20, 2016

Following our warm welcome from Dallas, one of the owners of the Catlins Area Motel, we were shown to our room which was spacious, neat and clean. A well-appointed kitchen with a family sized table was excellent for food preparation and eating. On the table was an array of tourist books written by local authors and most helpful for planning... More 

Thank 136jbf
Dunedin, New Zealand
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 21, 2013

Booked in for a night. We were met by our host, a delightful lady named Dallas, She was so friendly and helpful and really made us feel at home.My wife is very ill and our hostess could not help us enough. My meeting was a business one and i had to leave my wife on her own for at least... More 

1 Thank Ken W
Dunedin, New Zealand
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 11, 2013

Having prebooked we arrived at 2pm when the office was supposed to be open. We had to get changed for a wedding and leave by 2:40. When the motelier arrived 25 minutes late she couldn't care less and was very rude to us. While waiting we talked to other guests who had a similar experience. We have never been treated... More 

5 Thank Mark S
Manchester, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
43 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2013

Although in a quiet location, was within easy walking distance of the town's facilities. The accommodation was clean, spacious, value for money with helpful staff. We recommend trying the Lumberjack Hotel in town for a meal, well furnished, massive log fire and lovely food.

1 Thank philip t
Santa Cruz, California
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12 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 24, 2012

I was very pleased with the "Catlins Area Motel". The rooms are very clean, bright and roomy, with cable tv, ample parking, etc. The only thing missing was internet access, but it is located in a very remote area. Lastly, it was priced well in comparison to similar places I've been staying at.

1 Thank Daved G
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2012

This is a great motel - clean, well appointed and an excellent design. The service was friendly, most helpful, and efficient. I would happily stay there again, and am very happy to recommend it. Adrienne, Auckland, NZ

1 Thank 24Adrienne
Invercargill, New Zealand
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10 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2011

A small but very clean and modern complex, very warm and comfortable in a good location off the main street, with next to no traffic noise whatsoever. A great nights sleep, and the radiator heating makes it toasty warm. An undercover carport was definitely a bonus which was greatly appreciated. Also we enjoyed a great meal at the Lumberjack Restaurant... More 

1 Thank travellovin5
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2010

Looks like a pretty standard place although we didn't actually end up staying here as we had a date mix up and the person we delt with (presumably owner / operator) was so unneccessarily rude we didn't bother going back for our prepaid night.

3 Thank Mightymighty
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Additional Information about Catlins Area Motel

Address: 35 Ryley Street, Owaka 9535, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Owaka
Price Range: $76 - $80 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
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