You get what you pay for, small rooms, no instructions for working TV, internet didn't load either Would not recommend it, better places in murchison to stay than here Couldn't even find the light switches Very ordinary, but quiet Very dated
The rooms are very clean, the staff are friendly and helpful, the price is affordable, they are close to food outlets, but the location is quiet and peaceful they have a swimming pool and a small guests library these motels have everything you need for your stay in Murchison
This was an unexpected highlight for 2 nights on our way to Motueka after biking the West Coast Wilderness Trail. Quiet motel on the outskirts of town but just 10 minutes walk away from the shops. Lots of space in our 2 bedroom unit which their online photos don't show. True the tv didn't have all the channels we'd hoped for, and we had to ask for more cutlery (as we were 5 not 4 people), and bench space is limited. But the wifi was good, it had a full stove AND a swimming pool which we used until we found the fantastic local swimming hole at the river. Staff were very helpful to all our requests.
Motel was OK, clean and average accommodation. Cooker was portable plate you lift out of cupboard but otherwise it was fine. The bad thing was, on arrival the Manager started ripping into us about using Booking.com instead of booking direct. Unpleasant to the point we would have walked away, if we hadn't already paid in advance. Be warned
My friend and I stayed at the Matariki Motel, it was great. It was spotlessly clean, tidy, quiet and everything you needed was there. Awesome view. The person we dealt with was friendly and helpful too. We would certainly stay there again
What makes good accommodation? Friendly and welcoming owners or managers. We were welcomed our needs accommodated,and we had a very pleasant 3 night stay. Really recommend this motel. From your bus friends.
After staying here last weekend I was more than impressed at the cleanliness of this whole complex,One of the cleanest motels I’ve stayed in. Bill was an absolute pleasure to deal with and nothing was a problem. Thank you for making us feel welcome. Will definitely be back and will be recommending to all. Thank you for having us 😊
This motel does exactly what it describes. We had a basic but comfortable room which was spotless. The shower was good, the towels clean and good quality. Tea and coffee and milk were provide with a kettle, microwave, plates, cups etc and even insect spray. The motel is central to Murchison either walk (10 mins) or drive(2mins). We had a couple of hours each evening on the deck outside our unit playing cards, quite a pleasant place to sit and not a bad view. The price for the unit and service we received is extremely good value as well. We were here for two nights and the room was serviced for us, perfectly adequate for a short stay.
Good size room for two staying a couple of nights. Very useful kitchen facilities with hot plates, electric frypan and microwave. Everything is spotless and the room very quiet and peaceful. Pleasant walk into town which has some great shops to browse in, and a number of cafes and restaurants. All set in a beautiful location.
DO NOT STAY HERE! We checked in after recommendation from town i-site. Checked in, the room was so small and so so so so HOT, it felt like a detention centre. Ferocious barking dogs next door were so loud and after 30mins decided we just couldn’t spend the night there and decided to leave. I advised the man we were not going to say because it was far from relaxing and I was pregnant - needing a comfortable place to sleep. His loud and rude response was “well you could have asked for a fan”. In the peak of summer, you would think it would have been hospitable to provide a fan for the only guests at the motel in advance? How were we to know we had to specifically ask? Then he was even more rude and said, “you’re not getting a refund, I have to go clean the room now. you know what to do - leave the keys and go”. I said the room has not been touched and he persisted with no refund whatsoever. I was so visibly upset and left the office in tears. The most rudest man I’ve ever come across, should not be in a customer facing role at all. If I could give a score of zero, I would.…