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Pounawea Grove Motels - The Catlins
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Reviewed March 2, 2014

We stayed for two nights. The strengths of this property were the location, which was a good base for exploring, internet access, the cleanliness of the rooms, the helpfulness of the owner and the quiet atmosphere.
The cons were the small size of the room, which was problematic as we had more than one suitcase, the lack of restaurants in Pounawea (but you can go to Owaka in about ten minutes) and the mozzies, etc. The first evening we opened our windows and then had to stalk and kill about 20 mosquitos before we went to bed. The second evening we closed our windows, but of course found the room very stuffy. This is not a problem unique to this motel. It mystifies me that New Zealand does not embrace window screens.
Despite the mozzies, it was a comfy place.

  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
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PounaweaGroveMotel, Owner at Pounawea Grove Motels - The Catlins, responded to this reviewResponded March 4, 2014

Thank you for taking the time to review Pounawea Grove. Unfortunately you experienced one of the few nights a year that mossies may be troublesome. As per your comment there is now a plug in insecticide available in the rooms. Thank you for your feed back.

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Reviewed January 28, 2014

Pounawea Grove Motels is a most charming and comfortable accommodation situated with easy access to everything you might want to see and do in the Catlins. Owner manager Anne was a helpful and unobtrusive hostess. The beautiful guest lounge provided a fantastic view over the estuary and out to sea and was thoughtfully kitted out with reference books and maps and even a telescope to check the bird and seal population from the comfort of your lounge chair. A beautiful room for guests to dine in (self catering) or just to sit and soak up the atmosphere. We loved our 2 nights here and definitely wished we could have stayed longer to explore more thoroughly the immediate area with its fabulous beaches and walks. And Owaka, just minutes away, provided us with excellent chowder and blue cod. Pounawea was a real find and this was the accommodation we enjoyed most of any on our holiday.

Room Tip: Book ahead as this is only a small establishment.
  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled with friends
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Reviewed January 25, 2014

We stayed one night at Pounawea Grove, and were really impressed with the clean, fresh, homely rooms. Anne was hospitable, friendly and helpful. As a base for exploring the Catlins, this is the perfect place...with lots of lovely beach, bush and estuary walks nearby.

Stayed: January 2014, traveled with friends
1  Thank diikon
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Reviewed November 11, 2013 via mobile

Can't fault this motel. Stayed for 3 days with my wife. The owner, Anne, couldn't have been more helpful ensuring we were comfortable and made the most of our time in The Catlins.
Great location, views, clean well decorated rooms.

  • Stayed: November 2013
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Reviewed November 6, 2013

We recently stayed here for one night on our way through the Catlins area of New Zealand.
Lovely lovely location, very friendly host, super clean rooms with cooking facilities and very quiet.
Lots of options for walks along the foreshore.
The motel is located not very far at all from the township with cafes and supermarket.
If you are travelling through this area I would recommend a one or two night stay here.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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