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Sundowner Motel

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#3 of 11 motels in Greymouth
Location
4.5
Cleanliness
4.7
Service
4.7
Value
4.5
Welcome to the Sundowner Motel -motel accommodation Greymouth, New Zealand.Closest Motel to the township of Greymouth and the Tranzalpine Station. Free transfer from train or bus. From the moment you arrive at the Sundowner Motel the owners, Abby & TJ Johnstone, will ensure you receive a warm welcome and an enjoyable stay.Sundowner Motel Greymouth accommodation offers affordable and comfortable modern studio and family units which are all quality 4 star and serviced daily. Whether you're here on business or here for pleasure, on your own or in a group, you'll find we provide the highest level of service and facilities around.
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Property amenities
Parking garage
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Breakfast available
Highchairs available
Non-smoking hotel
Clothes dryer
Self-serve laundry
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Washing machine
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Housekeeping
Telephone
Wardrobe / closet
Iron
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Electric blanket
Walk-in shower
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Kitchenette
Microwave
Refrigerator
Stovetop
Electric kettle
Kitchenware
Flatscreen TV
Radio
Bath / shower
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Centrally Located
Mid-range
Languages Spoken
English
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MarcusLC61 wrote a review Feb 2024
Adelaide, Australia110 contributions73 helpful votes
This hotel presents as nothing special, but we had a lovely and comfortable stay. The rooms, bathroom and decor are quite dated, but are immaculately presented. The location is slightly out of the CBD and whilst you can see a supermarket and variety store across the road, there is no (obvious) direct access, so you need a car to get about. The location is quiet, but there is a bit of noise from neighbouring rooms, especially when the shower is running. When we turned off the light, there was a lot of light entering the room and we expected a disturbed night, but we were delighted that sometime around midnight they dimmed considerably so our sleep was quite good. I wish more motels would dim their external lighting as the night draws on. The hosts were attentive and welcoming and we enjoyed some nice interaction with them. This is a motel that's far from perfect, but where the positives far outweigh the negative. We would definitely recommend it and stay there again.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Cushlab wrote a review Feb 2024
Auckland Central, New Zealand71 contributions28 helpful votes
We were met by Pauline at the railway station who drove us to the motel which was a stones throw away. We were in an upstairs room with an elevated view - the owners were friendly and welcoming and nothing was too much trouble. The unit was spotless with excellent shower pressure.
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Wizewaye wrote a review Sep 2023
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The host Abby was welcoming and happy to greet us. The room spotless and the little extras delightful. Close to train station and town centre. Comfy and warm, great view. One of the best. Highly recommended
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Date of stay: August 2023
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Sam B wrote a review Jun 2023
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Perfect place with the all the facilities around you. Walking distance to Countdown and Wearhouse. I was with my family for 02 days and we really enjoyed the time out there. Definitely come back again and highly recommend everyone.
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Date of stay: May 2023
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gspotts wrote a review Apr 2023
Canterbury, United Kingdom8 contributions
My wife and I were travelling from Christchurch and back on the Tranzalpine, a must for anyone exploring New Zealand, and we decided to do it over two days and stay overnight in Greymouth. The room is spotlessly clean, spacious and even comes with a basically equipped galley kitchen. Fresh milk is provied. None of that UHT muck. The lady on reception was ery welcoming and helpful. They supply umbrellas for use when it is raining.
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Date of stay: April 2023
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Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: It has a laundry and a limited room service menu.
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peterrM6374WL wrote a review Dec 2022
Auckland Central, New Zealand206 contributions14 helpful votes
Comfortable quiet room. ..yep…double glazing. The owners really had gone to a lot of trouble to make the guests comfortable…nice soap and shampoo…large rooms with beautiful bathrooms. Free powder for washing machine. Very close to information centre,countdown,subway, and the ware house were everyone gets a bargain and I managed to pick up a decent sun hat and some sun cream for the Paparoa track
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Traveled solo
Room Tip: Plenty of parking. Nice and close to train station, complimentary tea, coffee and hot chocolate
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Response from Wendy Torrens, Owner at Sundowner Motel
Responded Jan 7, 2023
Hi Peter, Happy New Year and thanks so much for your great review. Thanks also for choosing to stay with us at the Sundowner Motel on your recent visit to Greymouth. We hope your tramp on the Paparoa track went well. All the best for 2023, .Cheers Murray and Wendy.
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Kay wrote a review Apr 2022
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We stayed the night after coming across from Christchurch on the Trans Alpine train. (And that is such a wonderful trip in itself- thoroughly recommend it) Murray and Wendy are great hosts, friendly and helpful and able to point us towards interesting things to do around Greymouth while we were there. Their units are spotless, all our basic requirements were covered and the shower is amazing. Full on hot and abundant! Murray dropped us back to the train the next day and when my husband discovered he had left his jacket in the back of the car, Murray made it back down to the train station with said item of clothing, just before the train departed. He definitely went above and beyond expectations.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Response from Wendy Torrens, Owner at Sundowner Motel
Responded Apr 23, 2022
Hi kay Thank so much for your great review following your stay at the Sundowner Motel after arriving on the Trans Alpine Train. We enjoyed have you all stay here and it was great to see you all getting out and about exploring the West Coast. Thanks for choosing to stay at the Sundowner Motel and we hope to see you back again in the future. Take care and stay safe, Cheers Murray and Wendy.
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Alvin wrote a review Mar 2022
Palmerston North, New Zealand57 contributions8 helpful votes
This place is a great place to stay and tripping around the West Coast. The Managers are great and helpful. The motel is close to shopping and food out lets. It is on the main route so easy to get in and out. very friendly place .
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Date of stay: February 2022
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Response from Wendy Torrens, Owner at Sundowner Motel
Responded Apr 23, 2022
Hi Alvin, Thanks for taking the time to place a review after staying at the Sundowner Motel.We enjoyed have you both here and hope to see you again in the future. Take care and stay safe Cheers Murray and Wendy.
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Familyof5 wrote a review Jan 2022
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Totally recommend #sundownermotel in #greymouth. Stayed before we started the #WestCoastWildernessTrail and Murray kindly offered to store our car which I had not arranged in advance. He is such a good host. The 1 bedroom motel had everything we needed, all very clean and excellently maintained. Teenagers agreed it was the best wifi on the Coast!
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Date of stay: January 2022
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Room Tip: Rooms at the back are quieter as they're further away from the busy road.
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Response from Wendy Torrens, Owner at Sundowner Motel
Responded Apr 23, 2022
Hello again and thanks for your review, sorry for the delay we have had an IT glitch which didnt let us know when a review had been left. So happy you enjoyed your stay prior to riding the West Coast Wilderness Trail. Glad to hear the the teenagers enjoyed our unlimited WIFI. Take care and stay safe Cheers Murray and Wendy.
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Sean Ohsee wrote a review Nov 2021
Wellington, New Zealand46 contributions6 helpful votes
Easily the best central accomodation in Greymouth. The rooms are spacious, clean, quiet, and comfortable. The difference between the Sundowner and the Breeze we stayed in last year is like night and day! We’ll be back for sure.
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Date of stay: November 2021
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Room Tip: Room 17 has the best parking (but they are all good/ok).
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Response from Wendy Torrens, Owner at Sundowner Motel
Responded Nov 18, 2021
Hi Max_Monty Thankyou so much for your wonderful review after staying with us recently. It is always encouraging and nice to know our guests have enjoyed their stay at the Sundowner Motel. We wish you safe travels, stay safe and take care. Cheers Murray and Wendy.
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$79 - $94 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
New ZealandSouth IslandWest Coast RegionGreymouth
NUMBER OF ROOMS
16
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Frequently Asked Questions about Sundowner Motel
Which popular attractions are close to Sundowner Motel?
Nearby attractions include West Coast Wilderness Trail (0.3 miles), Shades Of Jade (0.2 miles), and Nimmo Gallery + Store (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Sundowner Motel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, reduced mobility rooms, and self serve laundry.
Which room amenities are available at Sundowner Motel?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Sundowner Motel?
Guests can enjoy breakfast, complimentary tea, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Sundowner Motel?
Yes, a parking garage is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Sundowner Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Speight's Ale House, DP1 Cafe, and Sevenpenny.
Is Sundowner Motel located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.6 miles away from the center of Greymouth.
Are any cleaning services offered at Sundowner Motel?
Yes, self serve laundry and a clothes dryer are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Sundowner Motel?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Shantytown Heritage Park (6.1 miles).
Is Sundowner Motel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.