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Kawatir Murchison Highway State highway 6, Murchison New Zealand
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#4 of 5 in Murchison

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.

The rooms offer a refrigerator, and getting online is possible, as free wifi is available, allowing you to rest and refresh with ease.

Owen River Tavern & Motels features room service, a picnic area, and a coffee shop. In addition, as a valued Owen River Tavern & Motels guest, you can enjoy a lounge that is available on-site. Guests arriving by vehicle have access to free parking.

If you’re looking for a cafe, consider a visit to Beechwoods Cafe, Sweet Dreams French Bakery, or Rivers Cafe, which are all conveniently located a short distance from 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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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Laundry service
Paid wifi
Coffee shop
Breakfast in the room
Picnic area
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Soundproof rooms
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Kawatir Murchison Highway State highway 6, Murchison New Zealand
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Topcat wrote a review Nov 2020
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What a pleasant surprise. After overdosing on burgers and chips for the last few days, we didn't expect to get really good sweet and sour pork, and wontons at a Nelson Lakes tavern. Thanks Kim, and Mr. Kim, for making our trip!
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Travelled
mikeauknz wrote a review Mar 2020
Dunedin, New Zealand7 contributions
So after finding Murchison booked out we were advised to continued to the Owen River Taven and Motel..Kim the owner was amazing about even taking our booking from the car,Kim greeted us at the property . The motel units was super fresh and clean and modern and faced the mountains and river. I suggest you push for the units facing the bush and river!! It is a fun place to stay with a great hostess..Linda and myself say thanks..plus that we had to also return a day later to collect some items we left behind which Kim called to tell us.....lols..
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled
Hamish A wrote a review Nov 2019
Wakefield, United Kingdom15 contributions21 helpful votes
One night stop and we really enjoyed it. We used a Motel unit and it was very nice and comfy, great nights sleep. The 'Tavern' was great fun. Very friendly pair running it (Kim&John). Played darts and pool until we met some other guests from Australia and France, good laughs until it was time to eat. Then the best Chinese meal we've eaten in ages! Thanks, if we ever come this way again, we'll be back!
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Travelled
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Me! wrote a review Oct 2019
76 contributions71 helpful votes
Stopped off for a coffee and scone. Paid for the food but was informed after paying that not enough scones were available. Waited for ages and eventually left without the scone. Restaurant felt a bit dirty.
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Travelled
JOHN B wrote a review Jun 2019
Cambridge, New Zealand166 contributions39 helpful votes
OK for a nights stop off but the units are VERY small... room for a bed which we must admit was very comfortable... the TV was placed on the top of a wardrobe hence not the easiest place to watch … YES had limited coffee/tea facilities... Shower OK BUT we must comment on the evening meal we were offered in the tavern bar area... As we were the only guests we were not offered to sit in the dinning room but in the bar area...The choice was a selection of photos on the wall ….chose the fisherman's platter …. WELL did not expect it to be all frozen sea food straight from the packages from the super market …. Over cooked,. And if we were not so hungry was uneatable... Being in Owen River there is no were else to eat.. For NZD26.60 PP = what a rip off... VERY DISAPOINTED... also at the time of check out you just put your key in a box and drive off... No thank you or good bye.... .
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Date of stay: May 2019
Trip type: Travelled
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US$76 - US$87 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
New ZealandSouth IslandNelson-Tasman RegionMurchison
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Frequently Asked Questions about Owen River Tavern & Motels
What are some of the property amenities at Owen River Tavern & Motels?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Owen River Tavern & Motels?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Owen River Tavern & Motels?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.