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The Old Slaughterhouse Traveller's Accommodation

State Highway 67 State Highway 67, Hector 7891 New Zealand
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#1 of 1 hostel in Hector
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4.9
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5.0
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4.9
Value
4.8
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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Free parking
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Non-smoking hotel
Shared kitchen
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Non-smoking rooms
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English, French, German

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State Highway 67 State Highway 67, Hector 7891 New Zealand
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C N wrote a review Mar 2024
Seattle, Washington2 contributions
Sadly we didn’t actually stay with Sussana due to an Airbnb issue unrelated to Sussana’s listing. I’m writing and giving 5 stars because Sussana is an extremely honest and ethical host who went to the time and trouble of issuing us a refund. I wish I could say the same about all Airbnb hosts. We hope to return one day and stay in what is very obviously and incredible place to stay. I recommend booking directly through Sussana’s oldslaughterhouse website or call her directly NZ two seven 4 two eight O six sixty five. THANKS AGAIN SUSSANA
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Colin S wrote a review Mar 2024
3 contributions1 helpful vote
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The most amazing place to stay, I only wish we had more time to make use of this lodge for many more days. Stunning location overlooking the sea and extremely well equipped. Our hostess , Suzanne, was the perfect host ! Very informative and maintaining a very relaxed atmosphere. I could not recommend this place more highly. Do not be put off by the walk up the hill, the end result is well worth the effort. Colin & Claire from Scotland
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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hauro-no wrote a review Mar 2023
Berlin, Germany253 contributions119 helpful votes
We wanted to get to know the "wild" west coast of New Zealand. The Old Slaughterhouse seemed like the best place to explore some tracks from there. The hostel is rustic and the location is simply stunning. The sanitary facilities, the kitchen and the rooms are in perfect condition. The hostess is super friendly and helped us with words and deeds. We would like to stay longer or come back sometime.
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Date of stay: February 2023
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Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Jules068 wrote a review Jan 2022
Franz Josef, New Zealand70 contributions56 helpful votes
From the beginning, we felt at home at Susanna and Davids place. The ten minute walk, leaving the car behind was unique in itself! Due to excellent communication, everything was seamlessly organised by our hosts regarding luggage pick up. The property has a splendid view of the sea and coastline as well as lots of character. We felt we were somewhere special in the afternoons after a full-on day of activity. It was a joy to come back to this sunny, peaceful retreat to relax with a glass of wine. Our hosts were warm and responsive when we needed them. This is a standout stay. Highly recommended.
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Date of stay: January 2022
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Aurora F wrote a review Apr 2021
Christchurch, New Zealand192 contributions37 helpful votes
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I’ve known this place since 2015 through a friend. I had no chance to see it until today. David pick us up from Westport. Upon arrival, the luggages will be carried through a quad bike, then it’s an uphill 10min hike, torch is helpful. The place offers an amazing view (either with a cuppa or wine or just sit and watch the sea), nice and tidy, feels like home, lush green sceneries, close to nature, walk by the beach, georgie sammy and lilly will accompany you too. We are greatful for David and Susannah for sharing their lovely paradise, they are friendly and accomodating. I will definitely be back. Highly recommended.
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Date of stay: April 2021
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Navigator59166940037 wrote a review Jan 2021
12 contributions10 helpful votes
We have known about The Old Slaughterhouse’s outstanding reputation for almost twenty years but not managed to get over to Hector to stay, until now. We stayed for one night before and three nights after tramping the Old Ghost Road. This Travellers Lodge is simply stunning in terms of location; views over the Tasman; unique and creative flair; individual style; comfort of beds, cabins and rooms; outstanding quality and value. Underpinning all these, David and Susannah are warm, friendly, gracious and creative hosts who share their unique home with their fortunate guests, many of whom return each year. We hope to do so ourselves as soon as possible! (They are very honest about the walking track from the carpark up to the Lodge, their quad bike luggage service but the necessity of guests to be able and fit enough to walk up. We knew what to expect and had no difficulty in doing so, despite our ages (70+). )
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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JG675 wrote a review May 2020
Nelson, New Zealand51 contributions26 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
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Ellis M wrote a review Mar 2020
Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand70 contributions38 helpful votes
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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
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Dalia78 wrote a review Mar 2020
Tel Aviv, Israel14 contributions13 helpful votes
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
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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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LOCATION
New ZealandSouth IslandWest Coast RegionHector
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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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.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Old Slaughterhouse Traveller's Accommodation?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, and German.