Stayed for two nights for work. Exceptional service, they cooked some delicious meals for us. Way above the usual quality. Very friendly and accommodating management, would absolutely recommend to anyone.
I had to book a last minutes stay in this area and with only 2 motels within 100 km of my destinations there was not much choice. The first one I'm still waiting for a reply but when I phoned Maruia Motel Amber picked up the call. We talked about dinner and breakfast as there is no restaurants for open at night fir over 100km open. Amber suggested dinner and breakfast options so I booked in. You are never sure of what to expect in remote location but Amber and Ashley and young son made me welcome on arrival. The room was great but under priced for the well keep, clean, tidy room. Good heater, electric blanket cooking facilities just top rate. Being July in the mountains in New Zealand the weather can be very cold and wet but I came across a fine night, thanks for arranging that guys. To sum up well done and keep up the great work and when covid is over and the boarders open you will get back to home in Australia for a holiday. Thanks Mike Halliday Owner ChauffeurNZ.com Christchurch New Zealand…
We stayed at Maruia Motels last year & as we were passing it was a natural choice to stay there again. The lovely couple who own it are friendly, go out of their way to help, they offer fly fishing for those who are hooked on fishing. There is a lovely nature walk behind the country school. The rooms a clean, spacious, have everything that we need & there is a verandah to sit out on any time you feel inclined. We ordered our tea here (Butter chicken with homemade naan or roti, mango chutney, onion salad and poppadom- WOW - this is the best we have ever tasted anywhere on our travels both here and overseas, absolutely great guys (they were chefs in their 'past' life). We wish them best with baby No:2. Would highly recommend.
Great stopping off place on our way South to Hanmer.Warm and friendly service, very nice meal pre-ordered Gorgeous little 20 min walk though pristine bush at the back of property Thouroughly recommended
Modest but well priced and very comfortable accomodation in the quietest of quiet places. OK...Only one TV channel was available but TBH when you're in an area where you want to escape all the hash and clutter that's not really an issue. Plenty of milk & UHT in the fridge so you could have endless cuppas. Pleasant bushwalks nearby. Friendly hosts. Snow on the tops come morning. Lovely. Check that the nearby cafe is open for a feed otherwise you may need to bring in your own grub to cook.