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Reviewed 8 January 2017

it was ok until somebody let off fireworks new years eve sound like it was right outside my window.Great resturant and bar, it was great for the night as was at the sports day at the domain. It was nice and cheap for the night and excellent people to deal with.

Thank Dana M
Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 24 October 2016

Tuatapere has it all,: Epic hikes, stellar landscapes, remote beaches, incredible food and amazing locals. We stayed at the shooters hostel during our time in town, it was clean, well appointed and we had a blast with the team down there. You've got to meet Elvis, the pet deer!

Thank Robin_Laura
Blenheim, New Zealand
Reviewed 18 June 2016

If your visiting Tuatapere, and looking for a low budget stay with all the facilities needed then this is the place to lay your head for the night .Good clean accommodation with comfortable beds including linen, communal showers and toilets and a very spacious kitchen with all the mod cons plus a great roaring log burner which heats like furnace....

1Thank Chris G
Falkenberg, Sweden
Reviewed 2 March 2016 via mobile

Stayed for two nights. Great facilities with big clean and well equipped kitchen, free hot showers and a spapool! Very friendly and accommodating owner who introduced us to his two lovely deer, Elvis and Georgia:). Mini golf course on the site that we got to play on for a tiny price. One of the best and most easy going places...

Thank Josefine A
London Town
Reviewed 4 February 2016

Having turned up weary, wet and in need of a shower we were glad to get a room to ourselves despite it being kitted out for 5 people. Carl the owner was very nice and told us no one else will be booked in with us. We had walked 25km that day and stayed for 3 nights to fully recover....

Thank SomeOtherPerson
Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 20 January 2016

Thanks Karl for your friendly, warm welcome to Tuatapere Motels. Our Motel Unit provided a comfortable base before and after walking the Humpridge Track. Your 'can do' attitude was much appreciated - nothing was a problem. Your delicious scrambled eggs and bacon got us through Day 1 of the walk. We will totally recommend Tuatapere Motels to anyone we hear...

Thank MandT2016
Dunedin, New Zealand
Reviewed 18 January 2016

We stayed in the en suite room which, while it had two heaters, had only a single naked light bulb, no rubbish bin, no hooks or table or space to put much. The service was friendly, the central kitchen large, warm and welcoming, and the location central (given the size of the town everything is). Maybe the backpacker rooms and...

Thank Rakhan
Reviewed 4 January 2016

Just a stop over on the way to the Fiordlands, with a very friendly tenant and a clean place. Spacious rooms and living rooms/kitchen, with a fireplace! Great stop if you want to "avoid" Invercargill.

Thank MorganjaS
Ashburton, New Zealand
Reviewed 20 April 2015

We stayed in one of the motel units. The guy who runs it is friendly, and the motel unit was clean and spacious and very well equipped. It would get a 10 out of 10 rating from me if it had an alternative to gas heating. Gas heaters need good ventilation and we didn't want to sleep with that going...

Thank whatsupg
Reviewed 3 March 2015 via mobile

Excellent facilities and personal help. Tidy and clean and plenty of parking. Really good central location to all of town and management know everything that's going on in the district in regards to activities in the district and the weather etc

Thank Jim F

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Tuatapere Motels, Backpackers & Holiday park is a new complex with all the modern facilities, including spa & sauna. Our Motels consist of four fully self contained two bedroom units with own kitchen, bathroom & comfortable lounge with sky to relax in. Our backpackers is a two-storey building that can sleep up to 60 people at a time, a communal lounge upstairs with T.V and table tennis. Opposite the motels and backpackers is a four square supermarket and Highway 99 cafe/bar to provide great drinks & meals. We are the closet accommodation to the hump ridge track. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Tuatapere Motel, Backpackers and Holiday Park

Address: 4 Mcfeely Street, Tuatapere, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Southland Region > Tuatapere
Price Range: $26 - $101 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 21
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“The backpacker facilities looked excellent. Would stay there in a heartbeat.”
whatsupg, 20 Apr 2015 | Read review
“Ask for the nearest unit to the office, as it is the shortest distance to pick up wifi”
ColinBut, 14 Feb 2015 | Read review
“Our dorm room was downstairs at the back so no traffic noise, although I don’t think that is much of a problem here.”
Raewyn7150, 31 Mar 2014 | Read review
“Go somewhere else for a good nights sleep”
404MikeG, 28 Jan 2013 | Read review
“If you're going to stay and the contract workers are in residence go somewhere else.”
AdrienneG698, 24 Nov 2012 | Read review
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