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Welcome to Owen River Tavern & Motels, your Murchison “home away from home.” Owen River Tavern & Motels aims to make your visit as relaxing and enjoyable as possible, which is why so many guests continue to come back year after year. Rooms at Owen River Tavern & Motels include a refrigerator and soundproof rooms, allowing you to rest and refresh with ease. In addition, as a valued Owen River Tavern & Motels guest, you can enjoy a restaurant that is provided on-site. Getting online is possible, as Owen River Tavern & Motels offers free wifi. Also, guests arriving by vehicle have access to free parking. If you’re looking for a pub, consider a visit to Hampden hotel, The Commercial, or Mokihinui Tavern, which are all convenient to Owen River Tavern & Motels. If you’re looking for something to do, Ultimate Descents New Zealand - Day Tours (1.9 km), The Natural Flames Experience - Day Tours (1.9 km), and Murchison Museum (1.9 km) are a nice way to spend some time, and they are all within walking distance of Owen River Tavern & Motels. Owen River Tavern & Motels puts the best of Murchison at your fingertips, making your stay both relaxing and enjoyable.
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Free Parking
Room Service
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Laundry Service
Non-Smoking Hotel
Paid Internet
Paid Wifi
Public Wifi
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Non-Smoking Rooms
Refrigerator in room
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Facilities in the motel rooms second to none, great spot down at the river camping ground for families just doesnt seem to get the use that it deserves. Meals at the hotel were great as was the host. Would recommend a stay for anyone who wants a bit of class in amongst the
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Waking up to the view of the mountains from a nice warm bed was a highlight on our trip to NZ. As soon as we arrived we were welcomed by the owner who was kind and took the time to tell us about the sites around the location and show us photos of the history of the hotel. I
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This is an okay spot to camp or car camp, and there is a nearby river, but the small camp site bathroom was not very clean, and the staff was unfriendly and not very helpful. Beware fallen tree branches around the trees in the flat camp site (where vehicles drive) since they
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Just as advertised. Cosy motel with beautiful surrounds. Free WiFi and basic kitchen facilities (microwave, cutlery, dishes, fridge and kettle). Good value for money. A little noisy with trucks at night on the highway but my earplugs easily blocked the noise.
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Not suitable for cooking/preparing own food, had to wash up in bathroom as no sink. Cabin on back was not to noisy from main road. Plenty of bees and wasps trying to get in however there was mesh over the windows. Hot night and no air con. Bed comfortable. OK for 1 night.
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"Biggest bathroom ever"
"Rooms at the back of the cabin block likely to be quieter. WiFi available in the tavern."
"Ask for a room at the rear of the block - less road noise."
"Try and get one as far from highway as possible."
US$83 - US$86 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
New ZealandSouth IslandNelson-Tasman RegionMurchison
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