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The Old Slaughterhouse Traveller's Accommodation

State Highway 67, Dean Creek RD1, Hector 7891 New Zealand
Prices are provided by our partners for one room, with variable occupancy rules as provided by the property, and reflect total costs of the stay, including all taxes and fees known to our partners. Please see our partners for more details.
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Surrounded by native bush and stunning views over the Tasman Sea, the Old Slaughterhouse is the ideal spot to unwind. Perfectly located between Westport and Karamea, The Old Slaughterhouse offers ready access to beautiful beaches, rivers and native forest. During your stay, visit the spectacular limestone Oparara arches in Karamea, explore the region's mining history by visiting the Denniston Plateau or go for a walk on the lovely Charming Creek Walkway, one of the South Islands top five short walks. Or stay with us before or after biking/walking The Old Ghost Road as we are located only 15 min. from the northern trail head near Seddonville. The lodge is located on a hillside 100m above the Tasman Sea and only accessible via a 10 min walking track (reasonable level of fitness required). Luggage transport by arrangement. Facilities include three double rooms and two triples (can be booked as twins or shares). All bedrooms are surrounded by verandas and offer views of the ocean. Shared bathroom facilities in the main building. Shared kitchen and lounge with fireplace. BBQ on the veranda.
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Free parking
Street parking
Board games / puzzles
BBQ facilities
Non-smoking hotel
Shared kitchen
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Hidden Gem
Languages Spoken
English, French, German
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leeleec65 wrote a review Oct 2021
10 contributions3 helpful votes
Superb stay. A spectacular spot to view a sunset, a unique experience that was faultless . The hosts were wonderful, very obliging! The accomodation was very clean very comfortable with everything u require. A super stay , well recommend a stay! We will be back !
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
FallonA85 wrote a review Apr 2021
Christchurch, New Zealand188 contributions17 helpful votes
I’ve known this place since 2015 through a friend. I had no chance to see it until today. David pick us up from Westport. Upon arrival, the luggages will be carried through a quad bike, then it’s an uphill 10min hike, torch is helpful. The place offers an amazing view (either with a cuppa or wine or just sit and watch the sea), nice and tidy, feels like home, lush green sceneries, close to nature, walk by the beach, georgie sammy and lilly will accompany you too. We are greatful for David and Susannah for sharing their lovely paradise, they are friendly and accomodating. I will definitely be back. Highly recommended.
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Date of stay: April 2021
Navigator59166940037 wrote a review Jan 2021
7 contributions
We have known about The Old Slaughterhouse’s outstanding reputation for almost twenty years but not managed to get over to Hector to stay, until now. We stayed for one night before and three nights after tramping the Old Ghost Road. This Travellers Lodge is simply stunning in terms of location; views over the Tasman; unique and creative flair; individual style; comfort of beds, cabins and rooms; outstanding quality and value. Underpinning all these, David and Susannah are warm, friendly, gracious and creative hosts who share their unique home with their fortunate guests, many of whom return each year. We hope to do so ourselves as soon as possible! (They are very honest about the walking track from the carpark up to the Lodge, their quad bike luggage service but the necessity of guests to be able and fit enough to walk up. We knew what to expect and had no difficulty in doing so, despite our ages (70+). )
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
pennyt675 wrote a review May 2020
Nelson, New Zealand49 contributions6 helpful votes
A slightly delayed jolly due to lockdown but definitely worth the wait. Dave & Susannah were great hosts and really felt like staying at your own place. We arrived just before sunset, Dave picked up our bags and we wandered the 10 minutes up the track enjoying amazing views of the coast. There was a welcoming cup of tea and picnic table on the deck to enjoy the best of the view. We stayed in the cabin which was very cosy and had lovely views. Kitchen and living areas well set up so the simple food supplies we brought worked well. A fantastic stay and looking forward to visiting again as every visit we discover more to see next time. Thanks so much.
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Date of stay: May 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Ellis M wrote a review Mar 2020
Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand70 contributions18 helpful votes
After walking up the hill for about 10 minutes the view was stunning and the finish of the main buildings and the rooms amazing. Lots of room for cooking and sitting in comfortable couches and chairs. The highlight was sitting outside for dinner. All the luggage gets taken by the owners by 4 wheeler. Quite unique. Owners very friendly and helpful. Highly recommended
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
US$57 - US$60 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
New ZealandSouth IslandWest Coast RegionHector
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Old Slaughterhouse Traveller's Accommodation
Which popular attractions are close to The Old Slaughterhouse Traveller's Accommodation?
Nearby attractions include Charming Creek Walkway (2.1 km) and Hector Country Music Museum (1.6 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Old Slaughterhouse Traveller's Accommodation?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free parking, barbeque facilities, and hiking.
What food & drink options are available at The Old Slaughterhouse Traveller's Accommodation?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at The Old Slaughterhouse Traveller's Accommodation?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Old Slaughterhouse Traveller's Accommodation?
Conveniently located restaurants include Drifters Cafe, Ngakawau Hotel, and RG's @ 114 Food Truck.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Old Slaughterhouse Traveller's Accommodation?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, and German.