Arthurs Pass Motel and Lodge
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Arthurs Pass Motel and Lodge

108 West Coast Rd opposite the Arthur's Pass Store., Arthur's Pass National Park 7654 New Zealand
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#1 of 1 inn in Arthur's Pass National Park
4.9 of 5 bubbles
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
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Arthurs Pass Motel and Lodge is situated in the heart of the Arthurs Pass Village, located in the center of the Arthur's Pass National Park. The unique blend of accommodation on offer ranges from self-contained units with private bathrooms and kitchens, ensuite kingsize rooms with well equipped communal kitchen and dining area, and an apartment. This is a modern, stylish premises and has been finished to a high standard.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Secured parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Hiking
Baggage storage
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
Room features
Soundproof rooms
Seating area
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Coffee / tea maker
Kitchenette
Extra long beds
Electric blanket
Bath / shower
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
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HOTEL CLASS
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3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Family
Languages Spoken
English

Location

108 West Coast Rd opposite the Arthur's Pass Store., Arthur's Pass National Park 7654 New Zealand
Getting there
Car recommended
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Esme T wrote a review Aug 2020
Wellington, New Zealand32 contributions29 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Beautifully furnished, modern room and kitchen area. Extremely warm! Which is just what you need in this part of the country. We were shown to our room by such a friendly lady, it made me realise how much I miss this level of service from places which now all seem to adopt the AirBnB mentality of 'see yourself in'. She talked us through dining options and amenities in town, which meant we didn't have to immediately jump on our phones when we got in the room to research ourselves. Just little things but they make for such an enjoyable trip.
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Date of stay: August 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Tony W wrote a review Nov 2023
Cambridge, United Kingdom434 contributions271 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed for 2 nights, as a stop-over on the Transalpine train journey.

Arthurs Pass is a tiny place, and this is one of only two remaining motels. But it certainly did not disappoint !!
Our room & bathroom were a decent size, perfectly clean & very comfortable. There were no cooking facilities in the room (except a kettle), but there was a large & well equipped shared kitchen & dining area. This made for pleasant meetings with other guests.
Be aware that you need to take food/drinks with you. The only shop in Arthurs Pass is the cafe/store (just across the street that sells a few rather limited essentials, and closes early at 4:30pm.

The only real activity in Arthurs Pass seems to be hiking (with lots of stunning views & wildlife to see). The tracks are well maintained and well marked, and vary in length from a few minutes to a few days. The waterfall is specular if you don't mind a climb up 400+ steps.
In retrospect, 1 night could have been sufficient
Weather was good on the first day, and we explored what we wanted to see. On the second day it rained heavily, with limited visibility. Our host (Tasha) kindly let us stay in the shared kitchen/diner well beyond the normal check-out time, which was much appreciated, and lead to a plant chat about the local area.

Would recommend a visit, but consider restricteing to 1 night if you are on a tight schedule.
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Date of stay: November 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Sammy&Stuey wrote a review Apr 2020
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom36 contributions24 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Great place to stay , friendly and welcoming. The rooms were clean and comfortable. There was a communal kitchen come dining room which was well equipped with what you needed. This area is really beautiful so make sure you stay a while
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Date of stay: March 2020
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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traveller#01 wrote a review Jan 2020
London, UK195 contributions89 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
We arrived at Arthur's Pass on a beautiful summers evening. We met Steve on our arrival who took our payment then gave us our key to check in. Walking up to our studio outside, he casually mentioned there was a mouse in our room. Surprised by the comment and mostly by the nature in which he informed us we didn't know what to say. He stated the previous guests had their food eaten overnight by a mouse and that Arthur's Pass has a semi-recent influx of mice which is evident on the roads and when doing some of the treks.

This obviously put us on edge for the entire 2 night stay, with everywhere else in town fully booked. We started by searching the whole room with nothing to find. We threw out any food we had elsewhere as we didn't want it indoors and were continuously monitoring our suitcases and keeping them closed as much as possible. 2 nights of poor sleep later due to the thought of mice in the room, we were sad to leave Arthur's Pass but grateful to be leaving the lodge.

Steve mentioned that the cleaners had probably left the door open whilst servicing and that it was "impossible" to prevent mice getting in. Of course they have no control over mice being in Arthur's Pass but they 100% do have control over whether they allow it in the room through the front door, as he claimed there would be no other way it could get in as this was the first time he had had mice in a room. With no apology and insisting it was out of control, when it actually is, the next day we saw him cleaning the studio next door himself and leave the door wide open the whole time, clearly not learning from his mistake. We asked him to replace our towels and replenish toilet paper which he kindly did, stating we were concerned about the door being left open for more mice to get in. A minute later as we were leaving he entered our studio once again leaving the door wide open as he did so.

It's a shame as the studio is actually very nice and spacious with a good sized bathroom and is well equipped. For the middle of nowhere in a town located on about 200m of road, it would otherwise be excellent. I preferred the studio when booking but would instead recommend the communal rooms to avoid this risk of mice through the owner's carelessness.

My main issue was really with the way the owner dealt with the situation. No apology, no offer of compensation (even though I'm not really looking for money), no sense of responsibility and clearly no evidence of any learning from his errors. If it was truly out of his control it would be more understandable. Despite the cancellation policy meaning I would have had to pay anyway, it was interesting how he decided to take my money before telling me about the mice.

From my reviews I am generally quite positive about places and admit this could have been a wonderful stay however the manner and attitude of the owner really put a downer on this accommodation.
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Date of stay: November 2019
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
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jessiev25 wrote a review Mar 2022
Christchurch, New Zealand538 contributions108 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed last night in a Queen Studio. Due to covid, reception isn't open all the time but we were spotted arriving, and before we knew it, was greeted without having to phone to say we had arrived. The benefits of a small town.. :)

As other reviewers have said, we were shown to our room in a very friendly manner. Its little touches like this which makes a motel a welcome stay. The room was tidy and spacious and had the basics for the kitchen area. Proper salt and pepper containers rather than individual sachets was appreciated. Eco friendly. We self catered for our evening meal, but the Wobbly Kea was open for meals if needed.

The road noise and freight trains really impacted on a good night's sleep, thus having to mark as average, otherwise would have labelled as 'very good'. I am deaf and even without my hearing aids in, I could hear the traffic / train noise.

It was nice seeing the keas flying around the village.
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Date of stay: March 2022
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Stephen & Sue wrote a review Jan 2023
Canberra, Australia2,594 contributions531 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Accommodation choices in Arthurs Pass are limited, but this place was a superb find.
Rooms are clean, a decent size, though they have a small bathroom and use a shared kitchen.
But that works very well as it means you get access to a full kitchen, and the chance to meet with other guests.
Wi-Fi was fine, parking right next to the units, and even though ours faced the highway noise was barely noticeable.
The general store is right across the road and café next door, and from the front door you can easily walk to the 2 waterfalls.
A very good choice for an overnight or longer stay, especially if you want to self-cater.
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Date of stay: January 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Theres very few options for dining in town, and no supernarket, so stock up before you come and...
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Moei-Oz wrote a review Oct 2022
South of Sydney107 contributions53 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed one night a t Arthurs pass to get a feel for the place and didn't really know what to expect. it is a small village in the Alps but there are a lot of good walks to do. We stayed in the Apartment with Mountain View which has a separate lounge / bedroom with amazing views as the name suggests.
The place is clean and well kept, warm and cost. The reception and check in is easy to do, though it may require having to call a mobile number if the front desk is unattended which becomes attended in about 2 minutes.
Defiantly worth the stay in this accommodation, probably requires 2 nights to get the most out of the area.
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Date of stay: October 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Sreeja S wrote a review Mar 2020
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India30 contributions6 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Our agent booked this hotel for us(we are 3 people - Husband Wife and a 4 year old kid). When we reached the Motel, the owner quite rudely pointed out that this is an Adult hotel and kids are not allowed. I was truly baffled though I understood his point of view too. We had 2 nights booking here and he immediately went out to change the sign to 'Rooms Available'. He promised that he will repay us the amount at least for the next day if he gets an occupancy. We somehow managed to get another room. The next day, we see that his hotel is fully booked(No Vacancy Sign). I even went 1n and talked to him(he avoided me for a longtime) about the refund which he said he will issue. Its been 3 months now and he hasn't issued any refund yet. Thus the low rating for him to speak rudely, Ignoring the next day and not issuing the refund.
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Date of stay: December 2019
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JHMTTL wrote a review Mar 2024
Woodbine, Maryland1,795 contribution75 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Arthur's Pass Motel and Lodge is ideally located in Arthur's Pass Village. Our accommodations were clean and spacious. It included a Full Kitchen, Bedroom, Bathroom and table for eating. We had a private parking space adjacent to our unit. There is a restaurant across the street where we ate our breakfasts. Our accommodations were very close to the starting point for several hiking trails, including the Punch Bowl Waterfalls.
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Date of stay: February 2024
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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julie C wrote a review Nov 2020
48 contributions53 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The Motel is in a great location in the middle of the village. Our room was modern, warm (the weather was atrocious) and very clean, and really liked the idea of a communal kitchen and dining area. Sadly we were the only guests so could not sit around and swap stories with fellow travellers.
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Date of stay: November 2020
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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BC wrote a tip Mar 2024
Denver, Colorado142 contributions90 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"Try to get into the Wilderness Lodge, not this place. "
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Paul W wrote a tip Jan 2024
11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Please note make reservation early in summer , though you can live in hope of cancellation."
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Stephen & Sue wrote a tip Jan 2023
Canberra, Australia2,594 contributions531 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Theres very few options for dining in town, and no supernarket, so stock up before you come and cook your own meals."
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clayton wrote a tip Mar 2022
Picton, New Zealand4 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"This was during Covid staff shortages etc, so amazing job in their part."
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Dianne M wrote a tip Aug 2019
Armidale, Australia49 contributions13 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"If apartment available go for this"
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$183 - $186 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
New ZealandSouth IslandCanterbury RegionArthur's Pass National Park
NUMBER OF ROOMS
7
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Frequently Asked Questions about Arthurs Pass Motel and Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Arthurs Pass Motel and Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Devils Punchbowl Walking Track (0.4 km), Otira Viaduct Lookout (2.1 km), and Arthur's Pass Walking Track (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Arthurs Pass Motel and Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and baggage storage.
Which room amenities are available at Arthurs Pass Motel and Lodge?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, extra long beds, and a seating area.
Is parking available at Arthurs Pass Motel and Lodge?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Arthurs Pass Motel and Lodge?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Jack's Hut (2.2 km).
Is Arthurs Pass Motel and Lodge accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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