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Curio Bay Salthouse

517 Waikawa Curio Bay Road Catlins, Tokanui 9884 New Zealand
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  • Excellent82%
  • Very good14%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
Curio Bay Salthouse is a modern motel right on the Porpoise Bay beach at Curio Bay. Each unit has a well equipped kitchen (no oven) and en suite bathroom. Come and relax, enjoy the panoramic view, and watch Hector Dolphins from your bed (November - April) or spend your time exploring our spectacular rugged coast. A gorgeous fully equiped 2 bedroom apartment is also available, this features stunning beach views, two king beds, sky television and full kitchen.
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Property amenities
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Non-Smoking Hotel
Breakfast Available
Room features
Non-Smoking Rooms
Refrigerator in room
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Invercargill Airport66 km
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All reviews petrified forest curio bay yellow eyed penguins uninterrupted views fantastic views front of the house the location is perfect on display spent nights here a great place to stay longer stay only stayed one night nearest cafe we've stayed petrol station easy access to the beach spacious room
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Reviewed 15 September 2018 via mobile

Magic. We loved being able to open the door right on to the beach, listen to the surf rolling in and watch the sunrise over the water. So few people around in September that it felt as if the beach belonged to us. Comfortable, clean,...More

Thank Shona C
Response from curiobaysalthouse, Owner at Curio Bay SalthouseResponded 18 September 2018

Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay. You really can't get much closer to the beach and we agree the sunrise over the water is amazing! Hope you see you again!

Reviewed 11 September 2018

The place is lovely and absolutely on the waterfront-picture perfect. Room was great, though lighting really harsh/bright. We didn't see anyone from The Salthouse, though there was a sign directing us to the allocated room ...detailed with the amount we owed so all could see-...More

2  Thank Mac C
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

We stayed on night with friends the property is right on the beach. Vast views of sunrise, sea and beach. We didn't see any penguin but had hoped too. Although we were there in winter it was still a great place no matter the season

Thank kiwiaz
Response from curiobaysalthouse, Owner at Curio Bay SalthouseResponded 5 days ago

Thank you so much for staying at our special place

Reviewed 31 May 2018

Very clean well equipped kitchen very comfortable beds complimentary tea coffees shampoo conditioner etc. Quite a spacious room with lots of room to move . 30 second walk out to the beach very relaxing. Would highly recommend.

Thank Pamella M
Response from curiobaysalthouse, Owner at Curio Bay SalthouseResponded 15 July 2018

Thank you very much for your review, we are glad you enjoyed your stay and would love to have you back.

Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

Had some problem contacting the place for collecting the key at first but once it was sorted out everything was fine. We check into the unit ourselves and the unit was all ready and heated up for us. All the bed linen were fresh and...More

1  Thank Jjasg10
Response from curiobaysalthouse, Manager at Curio Bay SalthouseResponded 10 April 2018

Thank you so much for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and would love to have you back again.

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10 January 2018|
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Response from curiobaysalthouse | Property representative |
Hello, Please email us for bookings, ( Yes we do have vacancy for Dec still avaliable) Our Studio Units have kitchenette equipped with 2 burner hob, microwave & electric fry pans, Many Thanks Melissa
5 March 2015|
Response from Val6535 | Property representative |
Hi Elizabeth, We do have a beachfront unit available 5 & 6 April. Thanks. Val
David M
8 February 2015|
Response from Val6535 | Property representative |
We certainly will, see you both in March. Val
Room Tips
"We had the family room and the size was great."
30 May 2018
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"Room one is the biggest with the best views though all the views are wonderful and provide great..."
20 Mar 2018
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"get lower level beachfront room"
4 Jun 2017
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"We stayed in the center room which we found excellent."
18 Dec 2016
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US$118 - US$191 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
New ZealandSouth IslandSouthland RegionTokanui
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