From the word go, our hosts went out of their way to make our stay as comfortable as possible. They met our ferry from Bluff & drove us up to the motel with another couple.
We had the spa bath room with the panoramic balcony overlooking Half Moon Bay. Within half an hour we were visited by the wild Kaka population who were as curious about us as we were about them & readily accepted bits of bread from our fingers whilst posing for photos.
We had ordered breakfast & it arrived the same night to be prepared in a very well equiped Kitchen when we wanted it.
It was a short walk into town & we were provided with a map to show where an excellent Fish & chip hut was.
The next day we were woken to the sound of Birdsong & regretted not staying longer in this slice of Eden.
The only downside was the sandfly population & i would recommend you use a strong insect repellant & keep your windows closed to avaid the little monsters getting in the room.
Our hosts were very helpful & held onto our bags until our ferry to the mainland, before taking them down to the wharf & checking them in for us. I would not hesitate to recommend this motel to anyone.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Bay Motel is located in the center of Halfmoon Bay, Stewart Island & has glorious ocean views from more than half of our units. We are no more than 500 meters walk to all of the restaurants, shops & transport (Plane & Ferry) terminals in the township. Bay Motel complex is made up of 13 modern, quality serviced units - 10 studios, 1 & 2 bedroom units and a 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom luxury apartment. We also have a laundry, courtyard & covered BBQ available for guests use. ~Courtesy transfers on arrival and departure ~2 units & the Apartment have double spa baths ~2 units are wheelchair friendly ~Fully equipped kitchenettes ~Central heating ~Sky TV, telephone and free wireless internet ~Guest laundry, freezer storage, BBQ ~Portable cot, high-chair & buggy ~Continental breakfast available ($12 per person) ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Bay Motel Stewart Island, South Island
- Bay Hotel Stewart Island