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Pinewood Motels
Ranked #2 of 4 Hotels in Fairlie
Certificate of Excellence
Auckland
Level Contributor
54 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“A great place to stay!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

We stayed 3x nights at Pinewood Motels. Extremely helpful owners. Arrived Saturday mid-afternoon and Brenda, finding we planned to visit the Observatory the following evening, recommended phoning there and then to check weather and availability - she phoned, very kind. Motel is well equipped, comfortable bed, loads of hot water, hair dryer, shampoo and soap in large containers (very good idea). Good heating if needed. Just a 5 minute walk to the Fairlie Bakery.....

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Washougal, Washington
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60 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

We stayed only one night. The room met our expectations. There are laundry facilities but they seemed a little pricey and we thought we would be able to do it at our next stay at no charge. The owners/managers exceeded our expectations with their friendliness and helpfulness. Bottom line is that we would stay there again if in Fairlie.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank grampafish1
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Wellingborough, United Kingdom
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87 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

Another night, another motel. This one only has 10 rooms, split into 2 sizes. We stayed in a 2 person room. good facilities in the room, 10 minutes from the town centre. Small compact kitchn, don't expect to cook a 4 course meal, but for a quick meal its ideal. Why stay indoors though there is good food available in town. The owners hve only been here for less than a year, but they are very helpful. Our friends stayed in an adjacent room, and felt as we did, a good place for the night.
would we go again, of course we would.

Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014 via mobile

My parents and I stayed at Pinewood motel during our trip to the Mackenzie district. Alvin and Brenda was super friendly and accommodating. The family unit was very spacious. The kitchen was comprehensive too. Beddings were fresh and clean and beds were comfy. My parents and i truely felt at home :)

Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
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Thank Iris X
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Sydney, Australia
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89 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

Perfect choice for a one night stay with children or teenagers. The owners are lovely people. The place is very clean and spacious. Beds comfortable, free wifi, rather large shower, very soft towels, easy parking. We did not use the kitchen but went to a local pizzeria (Papag's)..pretty good.
Well priced. Will recommand.

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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank Sandrine P
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San Diego
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23 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

This is nice and cozy place with nice apartment. We got 2 bedroom spacious apartment and were overall pretty satisfied. The owners are very nice couple and treated us well. It was perfect for our needs. (Which was to spend the night while traveling and sight seeing from Queenstown to Chirstchurch).
Fairlie is a very small town with everything (including restaurants) closes by 7:00 pm. So please take note of that.
One minor thing was the Dishes in the kitchen were not very clean. We cleaned them used them and cleaned them back. Overall a very good experience. Will definitely recommend.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank ashprag
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Burgess Hill, United Kingdom
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317 reviews
59 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013

Stayed here one night. Nice place with lovely people running it. Rooms were a bit basic and chilly. Host showed us how to use the heater as it wasn't straight forward and it warmed the room quickly. Unfortunately we had trouble turning the heater on early the next morning and worried we had woken the neighbours with the loud clicking of the switches. We were in Unit 8 so worth checking the heater is ok if booking.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank Sue P
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Property: Pinewood Motels
Address: 25 Mount Cook Road, Fairlie 7925, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Mackenzie District > Fairlie
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 4 Hotels in Fairlie
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Pinewood Motels 3*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our comfortable, friendly, family owned and operated motel, situated a short walk from the centre of town, is the perfect base for travellers wishing to explore Fairlie, Tekapo, and the many attractions that the Mackenzie district has to offer. We have a wide range of rooms available, all with fast free unlimited Wifi, cooking facilities, bathrooms and outdoor seating areas. Your hosts, Chris & Leanne are on hand to ensure you have everything you need to make your stay comfortable, and we can provide information and bookings for most local attractions. Continental breakfast is available for a small extra charge. Children will love the playground! DVD players, DVD's and board games are available on loan from reception. Enjoy outdoor dining with our complimentary gas BBQ. A guest laundry with washer, dryer and a drying room for ski gear are available for a small charge. Cot and high-chair are provided on request (no charge). Pinewood Motels is also the ideal location for business and corporate clients being centrally located between Timaru, Geraldine and Tekapo. Contact us for the best corporate rates. ... more   less 
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