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Owaka Lodge Motel
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Owaka
Reviewed 3 May 2012

Greeted on arrival with homemade muffins by a very freindly and helpful owner. Room was quite old fashioned but clean and comfortable. Owaka's 3 eating establishments are all within walking distance. The owner was great in tracking me down to arrange return of 2 small items I left in the room, this was terrific service. Overall a great place to stay while you explore the many attractions of the Catlins region.

  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled solo
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Reviewed 24 April 2012

Owaka is in the middle of nowhere in NZ, and was a good stop for us on the way to Invercargil.
The Owaka Lodge served us well on this stop. The staff was very friendly, discounting our room since they were booked, and the last they had was the largest. The room is quite "old school" compared to other places we stayed. Single bright light buld on the ceiling. Separate hot and cold taps on the bathroom sink, which made washing your hands interesting, as they were not mixed, so it was either HOT or COLD. Old school paneling and green carpet to boot.

But so what... we slept great. The room was very clean and the bed nice and soft. The shower is a new install unit with plenty of pressure. Our host was so friendly, she even gave us fruit preserves she had been making for herself. Very nice. I'd stay again.

Room Tip: Ask the host if she is making "fruit leathers". They are great.
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  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 March 2012

Used as a base to travel around the Catlins. Host very friendly and made us yummy muffins on arrival. She even lent us a set of binoculars for a few days so we could observe the amazing wildlife better. Clean comfortable and laid back.

  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 9 August 2011

This motel was a lovely surprise. We did not expect such a lovely property in this tiny township. We loved the Caitlins and found this an ideal spot to base ourselves for a three night stay. Would definitely recommend it!

  • Stayed: February 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 9 August 2011

great place to recharge the body . back to nature this part of the world ,
fantastic host was Gaynor

clean Quite and very clean loved our time here also we booked thru her website easy to use www.owakalodgemotel.co.nz

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile
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Stayed: February 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile
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Stayed: February 2017, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Owaka Lodge Motel

Address: 12 Ryley Street, Owaka 9535, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Owaka
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Owaka
Price Range: $95 - $116 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Four light and airy units set in a country garden setting. These motels are situated 50 metres from the local supermarket, three restaurants, an Inn, and across the road from Owaka's famous museum and information centre.This is the perfect place to base yourself while exploring the natural wonders of the Catlins...from the sealions and penguins on the beaches, to the superb waterfalls and the bush walks and birdlife to delight any travelling photographer.Breakfast is available to be served in your room and Gaynor is the only staff member so personal service is the order of the day. ... more   less 
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