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“Delightful stay Station House Motel Caravan”

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The Station House Motel
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Collingwood
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Hawera
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“Delightful stay Station House Motel Caravan”
Reviewed November 20, 2011

On arrival were greeted by the very friendly hosts Sylvie & Darren & family.There was no accommodation left in Takaka or Collingwood. We were offered the new addition to their accommodation their "Caravan". We had a delightful 2 days with full service to the new caravan. We did view the rooms that were not available on this occasion but we would recommend them as very clean & private.Our hosts booked our trip to Farewell Spit...a very informative afternoon out till sunset.It was an amazing trip with all the bird life & seals ...even stranded whales in the distance...very sad, we climbed sand dunes & watched the Sun set! Dined at the Mussel Inn....Bought Chocolates from Rosy Glow chocolate cottage...Visited the Pupu Springs in Collinwood...purest water in the world....checked out 3 beaches in Takaka.
This was a 1st in the area for us & I can recommend this Motel or Caravan & location.

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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
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thestationhouse, Owner at The Station House Motel, responded to this review, December 3, 2011
Thank you for staying with us. We are happy you enjoyed your stay and it was nice to meet you. Hopefully we will see you again.
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed November 12, 2011

We recently stayed for a night in a very comfortable, spacious and spotlessly clean unit which had everything we needed - including a private deck where we sat in the sun to enjoy our breakfast. Darren and Sylvie were very welcoming and had booked our trip to Farewell Spit for us by the time we arrived. We will definitley be recommending this Motel to our friends.

Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
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wanganui
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed August 21, 2011

We stayed here for 4 nights in Audust 2011 and were made very welcome, and we felt really at home and comfortable - it had everything we wanted. We would return to this motel

Caryl & Frtiz Blomkvist

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
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thestationhouse, Owner at The Station House Motel, responded to this review, March 17, 2013
Thankyou for your review Caryl,

We are happy you had a great time staying with us at The Station House Motel. It was lovely to have meet you both and mybe we will see you again soon.

All the best, Darren and Sylvie and kids
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Christchurch NZ
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed August 18, 2011

I stayed in a basic little room, sort of like a little holiday bach-type feeling really. Or maybe it's like staying at your friends holiday home while they are in the main house. It's very laid back and relaxed but the room was very clean and neat, has everything you need, though at zero degrees a lot of people would be looking for a bigger or better heater as it was pretty cold in there. I was fine and had I asked I am sure they would have obliged.

So very reasonably priced and comfortable. Stay here and be happy, this is rural New Zealand and this is the real thing accommodation-wise.

Best wishes

Stayed August 2011, traveled solo
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thestationhouse, Owner at The Station House Motel, responded to this review, December 3, 2011
Thanks for the kind words. Sorry you were cold, we have now installed a larger heater so I promise if you visit again you will be nice and warm, cheers!!!
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Reviewed August 6, 2011

This is an historic old building which has been lovingly and tastefully restored with great photos of yesteryear. It is immaculate. The service and friendliness was A1 and the room was very very comfortable with lots of space. It included a kitchen area as well as private bathroom. Well worth your patronage.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed July 11, 2011

We only stayed one night at the Station House but it felt like we were staying with family! It was warm and cozy, VERY private - though you knew that hosts Darren and Silvie were just around the corner if we needed something! They were so friendly and the place was SO quiet. A nice escape from the busy cities!

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
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Scarborough, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed April 1, 2011

We stayed for 3 nights. Basic but spacious motel accommodation. Loved the french doors opening on to the garden. Limited evening dining choices in Collingwood.

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  • Stayed January 2011, traveled as a couple
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Property: The Station House Motel
Address: 7 Elizabeth Street, Collingwood 7073, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Nelson-Tasman Region > Golden Bay > Collingwood
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Collingwood
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Station House Motel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Station House Motel, is the original police residence in Collingwood. It has been tastefully renovated and provide comfortable and affordable accommodation. We offer two self contained cottage units in a peaceful garden setting and two studio units with a private bathroom. The cottage units offer full cooking facilities and the studio units offer a partial kitchen equipped with a kettle, toaster, fridge and microwave. Units are furnished with a queen size bed and three of the units include additional single beds. Our beautiful yard has outdoor seating areas and two Bar-B-Qs for use at your leisure. Our family oriented motel is a stones throw from beaches, cafes, the Collingwood tavern, museums and Farewell Spit Eco Tours. We are an ideal place to base yourself to explore Golden Bay. Relax at the cafes, enjoy the beaches or whether you enjoy the Heaphy Track in the Kahurangi National Park. We are bike friendly with a large and secure garage and free parking. We offer transportation to and from airports and walking tracks upon request. We offer continental breakfast and free wireless internet. ... more   less 
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