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Bay Motel

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Cheviot
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Bay Motel is situated up the hill a little so gets a glorious view of the township and bay. We lay in bed and watched the sun come up our of the sea. Jeff and Rhondda were wonderful hosts. Jeff picked us up from the flight terminal and gave us a quick rundown of the amenities around the town. They...

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My son and I stayed at the Bay Motel for 2 nights. Jeff was a great host - friendly and helpful. The room was very clean, spacious and well appointed. The bed was one of the most comfortable I have slept in. We had a brilliant experience on Stewart Island and hope to return and definitely would stay at the...

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Syracuse, New York
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Though we spent just 1 night on Stewart Island, we highly recommend the Bay Motel. Our room was comfortable and well equipped, and offered a beautiful of the bay. Rhonda and Geoff were friendly hosts and very helpful. Geoff picked us up at the ferry terminal and showed around the village on our way to the motel. In response to...

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Falls Church, Virginia
Reviewed 7 April 2017

Stewart Island is a unique place, and Bay Motel was a wonderful place to stay. We spent 5 nights in a large, pleasant, well-equipped unit with an attractive view over Half Moon Bay. Rhondda and Geoff were excellent hosts from the time they met us at the flight depot until our departure. This stay was a highlight of our seven...

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Wales
Reviewed 21 March 2017

We had a beautiful one bedroom apartment with amazing views. Pip was fantastic and very helpful. When we were panicking about getting our flight back to the mainland (flights had been cancelled the day before) she was cool and was the voice of reason, reassuring us and making phone calls to check we would get back and we did! I...

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bevisland, Owner at Bay Motel, responded to this review

Glad you made it back home safe and sound!

Bushmills, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

Great spot ... especially room 3 with perfect view over bay ... spotlessly clean ... amazing heating system and great pickup and drop off service to activies and arrival / departure transport ... many thanks Jeff and Rhonda ... had a great time ... so pleased we squeezed in just in time!

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 9 March 2017

We were picked up from the centre of the town by the host from the Bay Motel and given a quick tour of what is on offer in the immediate area, so helpful get to know the facilities of the area. You receive a great welcome and we were quickly shown to our accommodation which was two studio rooms. Both...

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Perth, Australia
Reviewed 5 March 2017

Our group arrived on the ferry from Bluff to be greeted by Jeff with the motel van to take our luggage and anyone who didn't want to walk the short distance up the hill. On arrival at the motel we met Rhonda who handed out keys and directed us without fuss to our units. We had a studio room overlooking...

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Coatesville, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 3 March 2017

Deck overlooking bay, rooms were clean and minimal. Owners pleasant enough but if you like coffee in the morning bring your own. We got one packet which made slightly more than one cup. When we asked for more we were told we would be charged a dollar per packet. Sadly we remember that as much as the view.

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Oban, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 February 2017

Our stay at the Bay Motel was way to short. The rooms were very clean, well presented and had beautiful views from our terrace. Jeff and Rhondda were excellent hosts, nothing too much trouble, lifts and trips were organised in a short space of time. The short boat trip to Ulva Island was a highlight - we were lucky enough...

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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
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  • Shuttle Bus Service
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Bay Motel is located in the center of Halfmoon Bay, Stewart Island & has glorious ocean views from more than half of our units. We are no more than 500 meters walk to all of the restaurants, shops & transport (Plane & Ferry) terminals in the township. Bay Motel complex is made up of 13 modern, quality serviced units - 10 studios, 1 & 2 bedroom units and a 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom luxury apartment. We also have a laundry, courtyard & covered BBQ available for guests use. ~Courtesy transfers on arrival and departure ~2 units & the Apartment have double spa baths ~2 units are wheelchair friendly ~Fully equipped kitchenettes ~Central heating ~Sky TV, telephone and free wireless internet ~Guest laundry, freezer storage, BBQ ~Portable cot, high-chair & buggy ~Continental breakfast available ($12 per person) ... more   less 

Additional Information about Bay Motel

Address: 9 Dundee Street | Halfmoon Bay, Stewart Island 9846, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Southland Region > Stewart Island
Price Range: $162 - $208 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Bay Motel 3*
Number of rooms: 13
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Also Known As:
Bay Motel Stewart Island
Bay Hotel Stewart Island
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“Our room was downstairs and at one end. Very quiet and peaaceful.”
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