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Musterer's High Country Accomodation
Ranked #1 of 7 Fairlie B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed April 23, 2014

Large, spotlessly clean individual, units with high end fixtures and fittings. Comfortable beds, great washing machine, lovely deck. Friendly management who went out of their way to help, a few bikes and helmets for use by guests, and a field with a few animals kept the kids entertained.

Only complaint I can think of was I couldn't work out how to use the TV in my bedroom, there were two in the unit so not much of a problem and I am sure it would have been sorted if I had told anyone.

Great value for money. Pictures on trip advisor are a very good representation.

Room Tip: All excellent
  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed April 12, 2014

This "motel" can only be described as boutique. The amenities provided are akin to a 4 star hotel room. Fittings and fit out are top quality and the unit also includes a fully automatic front loading washing machine so silent in its operation too. Although we didn't use it there is also an individual wooden hot tub spar on the decking to each unit. It is still a "work in progress" with additional attractions being progressively added to interest children. There are only four cabin units and each one is separate and doesn't intrude or overlook other units. No need to get wet if it is raining (which it was) - you simply drive in and park under the roofline and enter the unit.

The owners are very obliging, with that personal touch which makes such a difference. With free wi fi as well you would find it hard to beat. Any criticisms? Only one -the mirror is too low to use for shaving BUT Our hosts are aware of this and it is being rectified.

Without a doubt we viewed it as the best accommodation we encountered in our sojourn through the South Island in April 2014

Room Tip: The one bed studio cabins if there are only two of you
  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Paul T, Owner at Musterer's High Country Accomodation, responded to this reviewResponded April 14, 2014

Thanks for your comment, it makes it all worth while when guests enjoy the property for what we intended.
Hope to see you again.
Regards Paul, Eunice & Ryan

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Reviewed April 4, 2014

My husband and I stumbled across the Musterer's after spending a very cold night in Tekapo and deciding to move. We rang Eunice and booked in from the Village of Fairlie and when we arrived, we were amazed by the sophisticated and modern units and over the moon that each unit had it's own outdoor wood-fired spa that Eunice had stoked up for us and it was ready to jump in. We stayed for two lovely nights and had the Musterer's breakfast both mornings that were delivered to our door. They were delicious and we could only just finish them. The 11am checkout as standard was also a nice surprise and the grounds were well landscaped and gave a place to explore. The Musterer's also have 2 large BBQ's to use free of charge and bicycle's you can borrow to cruise around Fairlie, or if you like you can light a fire in the big digger bucket for an evenings entertainment and sit around the fire, all wood provided.
It was an absolutely lovely way to spend the first couple of days of our Honeymoon and we would definitely recommend to couples or families for a great place to stay close to Tekapo but affordable and cosy...and we will absolutely be coming back.

Room Tip: All of the units are lovely and they all have a outdoor spa so Go For It!!
  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 1, 2014

Decided to take an overnight break away. Had been told about this accommodation 4 months earlier and done a drive by last time we were in the area. It is a 2 hour drive for us to get there and well worth it. To look at the 4 sheds you would never guess the quality of accommodation that is hiding inside. The hosts are so friendly and make you most welcome. The hot tub is just so so so relaxing and too sit back with a wine looking up at the stars on a clear evening is simply bliss. Well worth the price you pay for them. Quite & peaceful. We will definitely be going back.

  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 31, 2014

Came across this motel in Fairlie as we were running out of places. Pulled up amd saw 4 x shed looking buildings, not sure what to expect. Spoke to our host Eunice who showed us to our shed. Walked in the room and was totally amazed at what we had walked into. All mod cons and more, absolutely amazing. We stayed an extra night as it was so good and would highly recommend to anyone travelling to MtCook from the Christchurch side. The best accomodation so far on our 3 week trip around the south island. The hosts were brilliant, local knowledge was passed on without the blink of an eye, thanks guys for making our trip worthwile.

Room Tip: these rooms are totally seperate from each other. All rooms have laundry facilities and full kitchen...
  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 31, 2014

We had a lovely time - just my 2 daughters and me - but will take their father next time.
Great beds, kitchen, bathrooms, everything!
The hot tubs were soooo relaxing.
VERY friendly and welcoming.
Good work guys.

Room Tip: I rated the swimming pool as excellent but they were actually wood-fired hot tubs - AWESOME!!
  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed March 30, 2014

These well appointed quality cottages make a nice change from your standard motel units. Couldn't fault the cottages, the hot tubs are worth it. There is a lovely BBQ area. If your looking for an alternative to the overpriced Tekapo accommodation, this is a good alternative, we would stay here again.
Friendly hosts.

  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Address: 9 Gordon St, 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 Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 7 B&Bs / Inns in Fairlie
Price Range: $149 - $216 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Musterer's High Country Accomodation 4*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Musterers High Country Accommodation located in the heart of The mackenzie Country on the main tourist HiWay 8 close to your tourist destinations yet away from the crowds, set on 6 acres all units are individual and self contained with your own wood fired Hot Tub.Brand new in December 2013 built to a very high standard 5 min walk to the friendly town of Fairlie.We offer a unique experience and pleasantly priced. ... more   less 
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