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Reviewed 1 week ago

The decor and bed linen were a bit tired but the lodge was very comfortable nevertheless with a well equipped kitchen area. Spotlessly clean. Pleasant, helpful staff. Could park our car right at the door which was very handy. Quiet and well sound-proofed.

Thank HolidayHarriet
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

To give it full marks does not explain the small things and items they go to, to make a difference ..like fresh milk in the room..a heater on..and best of all two fresh baked muffins wrapped in a towel..The place is away to find..great feel easy parking and is so quite..skip the rest if you can book it..

Thank Mikeauknz
Campbell, California
Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

Spent the day exploring the Caitlins and ended up in Owaka where we found this great motel. Beautiful area a bit away from the busier areas. Clean rooms, easy parking right in front of the room. Homemade muffins for breakfast!

Thank rahill01
sunshine coast
Reviewed 6 November 2016

Everything you need is here and well organised. Curtains to keep out sunrise. Car at front door. Kitchen with hot plates m/wave utensils. Bathroom not feeling hemmed in. Big bed and lounge in living area yet still lots of room to spread out. Gaynor was very helpful and knowledgeable. Info centre and museum over the street. 4 square, lumberjack restaurant,...

Thank ozdrifter
Barcelona, Spain
Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

We overnight at this hotel one night during our visit in the area. The room was pretty spacious and with all the equipment needed including a hairdryer much appreciated :) the owner Gaynor is really friendly I chat with her for a while, she is super helpful :) nice detail on arrival a couple of homemade delicious muffins. We will...

Thank ingridrf
Gaynor B, Owner at Owaka Lodge Motel, responded to this review

I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us, Ingrid. I really enjoyed chatting with you. I wish for you both a very comfortable trip home and look forward to your return.

Reviewed 26 October 2016

We travelled NZ from Jan til March 2016 as a family and had to stay in Owaka due to a break down of our RV which was repaired at Owaka gas station. The Motel is quite old-fashioned concerning its interior but the family room is spacious and has everything needed. Breakfast was good and our hosts were great. Owaka itself...

Thank Mikko P
Gaynor B, Owner at Owaka Lodge Motel, responded to this review

We were happy to be able to help while you were held up in Owaka and certainly hope there were no more vehicle problems during your travels in NZ?

Waterloo, Ontario
Reviewed 16 September 2016

Owaka and the Owaka lodge are perfectly placed for a two day trip through the Catlins. Our room was very well kept and equipped. Comfortable in all ways. The hostess was super friendly and helpful, providing excellent advice on a number of matters. The home made muffins were an excellent treat. I would not hesitate to stay here again.

1Thank NA1952
Gaynor B, Owner at Owaka Lodge Motel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to post this review. I enjoyed meeting you both.

Stockholm, Sweden
Reviewed 30 August 2016

We stayed in a king room. There room had a very well equipped kitchen, a comfy bed, well functioning heating and we had free (and fast) WiFi. The owner was super friendly and helped us get settled in and offered us home baked muffins. I would not hesitate to stay here again if I was in the neighborhood.

1Thank SwedishMagnus
Reviewed 15 June 2016

We stayed at Owaka Lodge for only I night in June while visiting the Carlins. The motel was very warm and comfortable and well equipped and spotless, if you are self catering. We were warmly greeted by Gaynor with her home made apricot muffins. Just across the road you will find the Information Centre and Museum a must to visit.

1Thank Dave C
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 11 May 2016

We stayed at the Owaka Lodge for one night on our two day Catlins road trip. We were made very welcome by Gaynor with a friendly chat and muffins. The room was clean and very comfortable and the two small heaters kept the room nice and cosy. A pub and several restaurants nearby or do as we did, buy packets...

1Thank David S
Gaynor B, Owner at Owaka Lodge Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words and I am pleased you discovered our great supermarket. Your dinner sounds delicious.

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  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Room Service
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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 

Additional Information about Owaka Lodge Motel

Address: 12 Ryley Street, Owaka 9535, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Owaka
Price Range: $106 - $128 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
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“We stayed in the King Bedroom”
 of 5 bubbles davec206, 14 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Think twice at staying in Owaka unless you aim to explore the catlins in great detail. Especially glum if its raining like it was for us. But don't be totally put off for a one night stay because the local(s) are welcoming.”
 of 5 bubbles paulcc115, 2 Mar 2014 | Read review
“only four rooms, some are bigger or newer, but you'll be fine with any of them”
 of 5 bubbles elipuccioni, 6 Jan 2014 | Read review
“Loved our front room on the left, great space and very comfy bed.”
 of 5 bubbles MichelleG149, 9 May 2013 | Read review
“Ask the host if she is making "fruit leathers". They are great.”
 of 5 bubbles pixelPilot, 24 Apr 2012 | Read review
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