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The Old Slaughterhouse Traveller's Accommodation

State Highway 67, Dean Creek RD1, Hector 7891 New Zealand
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Surrounded by native bush and stunning views over the Tasman Sea, the Old Slaughterhouse is the ideal spot to unwind. Perfectly located between Westport and Karamea, The Old Slaughterhouse offers ready access to beautiful beaches, rivers and native forest. During your stay, visit the spectacular limestone Oparara arches in Karamea, explore the region's mining history by visiting the Denniston Plateau or go for a walk on the lovely Charming Creek Walkway, one of the South Islands top five short walks. Or stay with us before or after biking/walking The Old Ghost Road as we are located only 15 min. from the northern trail head near Seddonville. The lodge is located on a hillside 100m above the Tasman Sea and only accessible via a 10 min walking track (reasonable level of fitness required). Luggage transport by arrangement. Facilities include three double rooms and two triples (can be booked as twins or shares). All bedrooms are surrounded by verandas and offer views of the ocean. Shared bathroom facilities in the main building. Shared kitchen and lounge with fireplace. BBQ on the veranda.
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English, French, German
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pennyt675 wrote a review May 2020
Nelson, New Zealand47 contributions6 helpful votes
A slightly delayed jolly due to lockdown but definitely worth the wait. Dave & Susannah were great hosts and really felt like staying at your own place. We arrived just before sunset, Dave picked up our bags and we wandered the 10 minutes up the track enjoying amazing views of the coast. There was a welcoming cup of tea and picnic table on the deck to enjoy the best of the view. We stayed in the cabin which was very cosy and had lovely views. Kitchen and living areas well set up so the simple food supplies we brought worked well. A fantastic stay and looking forward to visiting again as every visit we discover more to see next time. Thanks so much.
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Date of stay: May 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Ellis M wrote a review Mar 2020
Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand72 contributions18 helpful votes
After walking up the hill for about 10 minutes the view was stunning and the finish of the main buildings and the rooms amazing. Lots of room for cooking and sitting in comfortable couches and chairs. The highlight was sitting outside for dinner. All the luggage gets taken by the owners by 4 wheeler. Quite unique. Owners very friendly and helpful. Highly recommended
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
Dalia78 wrote a review Mar 2020
Tel Aviv, Israel12 contributions1 helpful vote
We very much recommend staying here. Every thing is well organized, the sharedvkitchen, showers and toilets were clean all our stay. The sitting area is so relaxing, with a wonderful view. The owners are very helpful. So yes, you have a little hike up to the place, but they drive your luggage up, so no worries! Just go and enjoy!
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Gwynne D wrote a review Feb 2020
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After seeing the pictures on the internet, we decided that the 'Old Slaughterhouse' was a must and we were certainly not disappointed - for it must be one of the most memorable, lovely and stunning places we have stayed in during our 50+ years of travelling. David and Susanna are the most wonderful hosts - friendly, helpful and made us most welcome throughout our stay. The bungalows are well equipped, extremely comfortable beds, with outstanding views over the Tasman Sea In the main building there is a cosy comfortable lounge, dining area, plus a kitchen that has all the cooking facilities and equipment you could wish for. David and Susanna must be complimented on keeping the whole complex spotlessly clean and tidy Although it is a ten-minute uphill track walk to the property from the car park (we are 70+ and easily managed it) but DO NOT let this deter you, for the owners will convey your luggage by quad bike - but give advance notice. We can VERY HIGHLY recommend this stunning property to any travellers to the South Island and can assure you that you will not be disappointed. Thank you David and Susanna for a most memorable stay - it certainly exceeded our expectations and we only wish we could have stayed longer.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Room Tip: A torch will be useful if you wish to visit the bathroom during the night.
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DCS5 wrote a review Jan 2020
22 contributions4 helpful votes
We stayed here for one night after biking the Old Ghost Road - we expected it just to be somewhere to get a good sleep before heading further south the next day and ended up wishing we were staying longer! David and Susanna are fantastic hosts. They were warm, chatty and enthusiastic and made us feel instantly welcome, even making us a cup of (much needed) tea. Our room was super clean and really comfortable, tucked away at the top of the sort of 'complex' of buildings. The view in the morning was over the sea, really tranquil. The kitchen had everything we could have needed and the common area was fantastic. The bathroom facilities were also clean, regularly checked and had plenty of water. Look out for the glow worms if you walk up from the car park at night!
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
$57 - $60 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Old Slaughterhouse Traveller's Accommodation
Which popular attractions are close to The Old Slaughterhouse Traveller's Accommodation?
Nearby attractions include Charming Creek Walkway (1.3 miles) and Hector Country Music Museum (1.0 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Old Slaughterhouse Traveller's Accommodation?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free parking, barbeque facilities, and hiking.
What food & drink options are available at The Old Slaughterhouse Traveller's Accommodation?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at The Old Slaughterhouse Traveller's Accommodation?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Old Slaughterhouse Traveller's Accommodation?
Conveniently located restaurants include Drifters Cafe, Ngakawau Hotel, and RG's @ 114 Food Truck.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Old Slaughterhouse Traveller's Accommodation?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, and German.