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Catlins Area Motel

35 Ryley Street, Owaka 9535 New Zealand
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#2 of 6 B&Bs / Inns in Owaka
Travellers' Choice

Catlins Area Motel is an excellent choice for travellers visiting Owaka, offering a family-friendly environment alongside many helpful amenities designed to enhance your stay.

The rooms offer a flat screen TV, a kitchenette, and a refrigerator, and getting online is possible, as free wifi is available, allowing you to rest and refresh with ease.

Guests arriving by vehicle have access to free parking.

During your visit, be sure to check out a popular Owaka fish and chips restaurant such as Catlins Cafe, which is a short distance from Catlins Area Motel.

Should time allow, Teapot World is a popular attraction that is within walking distance.

Enjoy your stay in Owaka!

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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Highchairs available
Non-smoking hotel
Washing machine
Room features
Soundproof rooms
Seating area
Clothes rack
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Electric blanket
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
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Susanne M wrote a review May 2021
Hastings, New Zealand61 contributions12 helpful votes
We arrived after Dark. A local led us to this Motel. Hosts very friendly and welcoming. Motels very clean, warm and comfortable. Went for a meal at local Hotel which was very nice. Very affordable stay. Could have stayed longer to have a look around but had a timetable . Fitted in the Museum which was amazing.
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
jillian59 wrote a review May 2021
Central Otago, New Zealand25 contributions12 helpful votes
Sadly we only one night at this well presented motel. Very spacious, well equipped kitchen and very clean. Quiet location and handy to town. Would happily stay again on our next trip to the Catlins. Thanks you.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
John from Christchurch, NZ wrote a review Apr 2021
Christchurch, New Zealand12 contributions
We booked this Motel based on Tripadvisor reviews and were not disappointed. Excellent motel and very well equipped. Tess (the owner) was very pleasant and helpful. We would definitely stay here again but probably a bit longer.
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Date of stay: April 2021
BobtheDuck wrote a review Mar 2021
Auckland, NZ70 contributions21 helpful votes
We stayed just one night here, and found the accommodation very roomy and comfortable. There is a lounge area with a full kitchen, a separate bedroom, and then a bathroom plus a separate toilet. The lady who met us at reception was terrific - full of information on the local area and great suggestions on what were the best sights and how to prioritise and fit everything in.
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Date of stay: March 2021
TriciaCx wrote a review Nov 2020
Terrace, Canada52 contributions11 helpful votes
Loved this spacious and affordable motel. Even a generous carport to park in undercover right outside the door. So spotlessly clean and excellently maintained. Modern updates and everything you need in the kitchen. So glad we stopped for the night, would definitely stay again. Nothing fancy but just perfect and so comfortable and warm. Nice to have the little extra shelf in the bathroom for the makeup!!
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
US$71 - US$76 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
New ZealandSouth IslandOtago RegionOwaka
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Frequently Asked Questions about Catlins Area Motel
Which popular attractions are close to Catlins Area Motel?
Nearby attractions include Owaka Museum and Catlins Information Centre (0.3 km), Cannibal Bay (4.5 km), and Catlins Horse Riding (2.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Catlins Area Motel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and kids activities.
Which room amenities are available at Catlins Area Motel?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
Is parking available at Catlins Area Motel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Catlins Area Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Lumberjack Bar And Cafe, BakeHouse Takeaway, and Catlins Cafe.
Is Catlins Area Motel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.5 km away from the centre of Owaka.
Are there any historical sites close to Catlins Area Motel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Kaka Point Scenic View Point & Picnic Area (12.2 km).
Is Catlins Area Motel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.