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21 Ryley Street, Owaka 9535 New Zealand
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#6 of 6 B&Bs / Inns in Owaka

Everyone needs a place to lay their weary head. For travellers visiting Owaka, Catlins Inn is an excellent choice for rest and rejuvenation. Well-known for its family-friendly environment and proximity to great restaurants and attractions, Catlins Inn makes it easy to enjoy the best of Owaka.

Guest rooms offer amenities such as a flat screen TV and a dining area, and guests can go online with free wifi offered by the small hotel.

Catlins Inn features a picnic area, outdoor furniture, and a sun terrace, to help make your stay more enjoyable. The property also boasts an on-site restaurant. If you are driving to Catlins Inn, free parking is available.

While staying at Catlins Inn, you may want to check out Catlins Cafe (0.1 mi) which is a short walk away.

There is no shortage of things to do in the area: explore popular waterfalls such as Matai Falls Walk.

Catlins Inn is sure to make your visit to Owaka one worth remembering.

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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Highchairs available
Non-smoking hotel
Street parking
Kids' meals
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Board games / puzzles
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Sun terrace
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Dining area
Private bathrooms
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
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Non-smoking rooms
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John Miller wrote a review 18 Nov
Christchurch, New Zealand64 contributions1 helpful vote
Stayed 3 nights in a studio room not bad. You get what you pay for in retrospect I should have gotten a bigger room. Food was pretty good and reasonably priced. As you would expect the food is typical of what we call pub grub.
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Ross-and-Jennifer wrote a review Sep 2021
Wellington, New Zealand30 contributions2 helpful votes
We stopped in for a late lunch mid afternoon. Friendly service and a good range of options on the menu. Good burger. fries and cheesy wedges were good. All in all, good hot food and reasonably priced. Service was fast. Cool moment we observed was while no-customer was at the bar, one of the staff prepared a drink which was handed to a local as they walked in the door. Obviously saw them park so proactively prepared…..nice!
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
GaryandLesleyTravel wrote a review Feb 2021
Auckland Central, New Zealand4934 contributions417 helpful votes
Travelling south to north through the Catlins there are not many options to purchase food so we were very happy to pop in here for lunch and a drink. The menu and drinks list offer enough. The food was good the beer cold and the service friendly. Indoor and outdoor seating available as is take away alcohol.
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Tourist101_AU wrote a review Feb 2020
Brisbane, Australia97 contributions41 helpful votes
Much better than expected and great value at NZD100/night. Clean, new rooms, freeview TV, lovely en suite and comfy bed Could have more space for storing suitcase But overall great overnighter for touring Catlins
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Date of stay: January 2020
Room Tip: All rooms look good (in building to side of pub)
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Jan Willem t wrote a review Oct 2019
Nijmegen, The Netherlands1454 contributions264 helpful votes
After 3 hours waiting for the Yellow eyed pinguin were late for dinner and decided to try this cafe. We were not disappoited, the welcome was friendly and warm, we choose to order the "Catch of the day" for NZ$ 18,50. 15 minutes later we got a plate with pan fried fish, pan fried potatoes, sweet potatoe, pumpkin and fresh salad. The food looked good and tasted fine, this is food as cooked at home, simple, tasty and cooked with a warm heart. For this kind of occasions it was a pleasure to eat our dinner here.
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Date of stay: October 2019
US$60 - US$98 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
New ZealandSouth IslandOtago RegionOwaka
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Frequently Asked Questions about Catlins Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Catlins Inn?
Nearby attractions include Owaka Museum and Catlins Information Centre (0.05 km), Cannibal Bay (4.6 km), and Catlins Horse Riding (2.6 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Catlins Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Catlins Inn?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Catlins Inn?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Catlins Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Lumberjack Bar And Cafe, BakeHouse Takeaway, and Catlins Cafe.
Is Catlins Inn located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.4 km away from the centre of Owaka.
Are there any historical sites close to Catlins Inn?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Kaka Point Scenic View Point & Picnic Area (12.4 km).
Is Catlins Inn accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.