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“Perfect for respite and replenishment”
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Last Resort
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Karamea
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed March 2, 2013

After completing the Heaphy Track we were booked into the Karamea Village Hotel but to our shock and horror discovered they were having a very large family 21st party. They should have warned us but totally understood (no charge) when we moved on to The Last Resort. We found excellent, very clean units and the food was quite reasonable. The main building very interesting and grounds were well kept and nice to sit and eat breakfast in. We wandered around Karamea which is very spread out and small, finding a couple of interesting shops to spend an hour or 2 browsing in. You do only visit here if you are into hiking and other outdoor activities.

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  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed February 25, 2013

After 90k of very straight road from Westport Last Resort was a welcome sight. Tha staff were very good and made us feel at home, they were also good at booking for the cave and arches walk. The rooms were clean and the bed comfortable.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank aprilia57
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Reviewed February 10, 2013

Last Summer, we booked a week's accommodation with reception over the phone two months ahead of time, we gave them all the details they needed and were given a price for our booking (for 4 people). Two weeks before our arrival we got a frantic call from reception, asking how many people we were in the booking...? Then the morning with check out, the reception staff tried to over charge us for the rooms. We were very shocked at the deception and dis-organization. Other than that the apartment was clean and facilities were good/what we expected. We love Karamea but will be taking our business to another motel next summer.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with family
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2  Thank Lithal
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Reviewed January 28, 2013

Karamea is such a wonderful place to visit. A large group of us descended on the Last Resort on motor bikes and were accommodated in very clean and comfortable units. The restaurant was empty when we arrived for dinner due to our late arrival but the meal was fantastic. My whitebait fritters were the best I have eaten.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with friends
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1  Thank Linda M
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Reviewed January 26, 2013

We have just spent five nights at the Last Resort in Karamea and would go back tomorrow if we could.

We arrived without a booking and were given the options to stay. We viewed a couple of rooms before deciding a Studio unit would suit us. There were both more basic as well as better appointed options available.

During our time staying we dined at the restaurant every day either for lunch or dinner. We found the food to be very good value. In general it was tasty, well presented and generous servings. The menu is simple but there was sufficient variety to keep us interested for our stay.

We found all the staff to be courteous and helpful throughout our visit, with the managers showing particular attention to ensure that any little fault was rectified.

It was easy to fill our time in Karamea with walks, viewing the unique landscapes and fishing.

We wouldn't hesitate to return to the Last Resort next time we visit Karamea.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with family
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1  Thank RaroL0vers
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Reviewed January 26, 2013 via mobile

It's a place that is just a bit special. The food is not top end but its good, nicely presented and there is plenty of it.
The bar is excellent with a bit of "Coast" going on and it's very well stocked.
The room/unit was spacious, clean and nicely presented.
Outside is being worked on and that will be good when it's finished.
Huge potential.
The host and hostess are great. Perhaps the grumpy bugger before us was exactly that!!!!
Karamea might be at the end of the road but its the beginning of a great experience.

  • Stayed: January 2013
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Thank Solomons13
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Reviewed January 21, 2013

I am shocked by the last report cos when I was at the last resort I was thrilled by the food service and atmosphere there. The staff were fantastic and bent over backwards to make sure we were happy. The food was beautiful and fresh and the salad was divine. The managers in there have out done themselves and I will certainly recommend it to anyone passing through karamea

  • Stayed: January 2013
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2  Thank Debzandtazz
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Additional Information about Last Resort

Address: 71 Waverley Street | PO Box 42, Karamea, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > West Coast Region > Karamea
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Karamea
Hotel Class:3 star — Last Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 211
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Last Resort was hand built by entrepreneurial locals and first opened for business in 1992. The complex offers a range of accommodation options, restaurant and bar facilities. Make this "very special place" your base when exploring Karamea, the Oparara Basin, the Kahurangi National Park and the Heaphy and Whangapeka Tracks. ... more   less 

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