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Certificate of Excellence


Certificate of Excellence
Bay Motel is centrally located and very handy to all amenities. 12 spacious, comfortable units and have superb views of Halfmoon Bay and surrounding bush. Two units have wheelchair accessible bathrooms and 2 units have spa baths. Most units have a Queen and single bed and there is a two bedroom unit for larger groups. All units have free WiFi, fully equipped kitchenettes,fridge, microwave TV, deck or balcony, toiletries, electric blankets and central heating. Units all lead to an outdoor deck or balcony. Facilities include covered BBQ and outdoor cooking facilities with a seated area for dining 'al fresco'. Freezer space for storing fish. Laundry service is available for a fee. Courtesy transfers to and from motel - other transfers may be available.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Airport transportation
Laundry Service
Self-Serve Laundry
Shuttle Bus Service
Wheelchair Access
Room features
Refrigerator in room
Accessible rooms
Non-smoking rooms
Good to know
Great View
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Set in the hillside overlooking the bay and less than 5 minutes walk to the shoreline (and the only pub in town), this place is absolutely perfect. Oban is very hilly and you can’t avoid going up and down steep gradients, but the proximity of this place to everything meant that
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The owners were very helpful and nothing was too much trouble. Lovely spacious and clean room with breath taking views. Our little taste of paradise was made even better by a suggestion of who to approach to take us on the night time walk in search of kiwis. Our guide didn't
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Response from bevisland, Owner at Bay Motel
Responded 3 weeks ago
We are so glad you got to see the kiwis - we really want our guests to experience the best of the island. We really appreciate your review and the kind words of your fellow travellers who have stayed at Bay Motel.
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Spent an overnight trip on Stewart Island. Jeff picked us up from the ferry for the 2 minute drive up the hill and told us the best places to eat, etc., if which there is only one ... Clean enough Motel, pretty basic but lovely views. Ronda was great in advising on hikes etc.
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Dishonest Hotel. Located on an Island, ferries cancelled due to weather, no space on a flight, impossible to get on or off the Island. Owners keep your money and tell you that you must make the effort to get there! No refund or compromise, kept the full cost of the booking. One
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Response from bevisland, Owner at Bay Motel
Responded 6 Feb 2019
The 5.15 ferry was the only sailing cancelled that day - we informed you of this in the morning and provided alternative options which included a 1.30 ferry sailing and a 4.00 pm flight from Invercargill. Both options were open to you. Bookings made in the peak season are non-refundable and these are the policy conditions under which you made your booking. Your room was not re-sold and therefore there was no double selling of rooms.
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We really enjoyed our stay here! The hosts were waiting to pick us up from the ferry even without requesting it (and a ferry time table change..it was like magic). The room was clean, comfortable, excellent panoramic views with visitors from two kaka birds. The spa was
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Afternoon rainbow over Halfmoon Bay
Kakas on our balcony
Checking availability and room rate for a couple April 19-21. Thanks
Hi, I am sorry we have no availability for the dates you have requested. Cheers Rhondda Bay Motel
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"Room 3 has its own balcony with a great view."
"ask before booking about restrictions on the units facilities"
"All rooms have a view of the bay - beautiful for catching the sunrise."
"Pay a little extra and get a room facing the bay. It's worth it."
"All the rooms are good."
US$125 - US$147 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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New ZealandSouth IslandSouthland RegionStewart Island
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