We spent 3 nights here as part of a longer road trip around the South Island. The cabin we were given was very clean (it looked recently decorated) and reasonably well equipped for just 2 of us. The Motel is in a really beautiful woodland setting and we were given a friendly welcome upon arrival. The rates are reasonable for the accommodation offered and there is parking right by your cabin which makes for easy unpacking/packing. There was a nice verandah for enjoying the view outside if the weather allowed. The cabin offered good views of the local bird life and the property has the added bonus of being adjacent to the Midland Main Line of KiwiRail. The local road is quite near but carries very little traffic so this is not a problem.
The town of Moana has very little in the way of amenities and if you are staying here you will probably need to stock up in Greymouth which is about 30 mins drive away. If the weather is poor there is very little to do - we had planned 3 walks but were only able to do one. The cabins are heated only by a noisy fan heater in the main living room, and this was barely adequate in the damp and cold weather conditions obtaining at the time of our visit.
The bed in our cabin was very soft and extremely springy - any slight movement in the night produced a rolling motion which was quite unnerving. In addition, the 'settee' in the lounge sagged alarmingly in the middle when used and was not at all comfortable. This made the cabin feel rather 'second-rate' which was a shame as it looked well-maintained in all other respects.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Unique self-contained, serviced, motel cottages (sleep 1-6) in a village style setting on six acres of native bush & trees. Immaculately presented. Secluded, with abundant birdlife, & no neighbour noise. Cabins, power sites & non power sites also available. Chip & putt golf, games area, spa pool, wireless internet. 2Km from Lake Brunner, boating, trout fishing (rivers,streams & lakes), bushwalks. We are centrally situated on the West Coast, an ideal base for your holiday. You are invited to come & stay at "Our VERY SPECIAL PLACE" - where service comes first. ... more less
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