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Reviewed 6 January 2021

We booked a few nights to get away for a post Christmas break. A studio en-suite was well equipped and we've paid more for a lot less and smaller. I agree with being able to hear the neighbours (some of their conversations we're tedious and even their partners sounded bored) but I use ear plugs and as long as I can't hear them when I'm trying to sleep, I don't mind.
The food we had was great, no matter if it was bar snacks or a t-bone steak and everything in between, especially considering you are a long way from anywhere. Can't comment on the breakfast as we brought our own.
We ingratiated ourselves with the locals and they were welcoming of us, especially as we stayed more than one night and kept returning for at least a nightcap.
Tania and Ed were great hosts and I feel like we left as friends, so much so we've booked again for new years 2021 :)

Date of stay: December 2020
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Thank laydeejaybee
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Reviewed 30 December 2020

Overall we thought this place was quite average and expensive for what it was. The walls are thin so you hear everything from the rooms either side as well as people walking along outside your room. The bathroom is in need of ventilation - the only way to do this was to leave a window open which attracts bugs at night and isn't safe to do when you go out during the day.
We ate dinner at the restaurant once and thought it was overpriced, however made allowances as it is in the middle of nowhere. The second night we got fish and chips takeaway and headed to the beach to watch the sunset.
On the plus side, the hosts were friendly, the location is pretty central in Karamea, there is an onsite bar with a limited selection of beer, a pool table and two cute cats.

Date of stay: December 2020
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Thank NR2780
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Reviewed 8 December 2020 via mobile

Arrived on a Monday and it was very busy. Nice and clean rooms, lunch and dinner menu delicious. Good wine list.
Staff are friendly and always happy to help.
Thank you for great 3 days in Karamea. We will be back !

Date of stay: November 2020
Trip type: Travelled with family
Thank 945dietmars
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Reviewed 19 November 2020

We overnighted here after hiking the Heaphy Track. Friendly staff, great hot showers, comfy beds, good coffee and meals at the on-site cafe and restaurant. We recommend the pies - yum.
They cater for many types of traveller with motel type accommodation, ensuite rooms, and back packer shared bathroom rooms. We found them simple, clean and tidy.

Date of stay: November 2020
Trip type: Travelled with friends
Thank George2u
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Reviewed 5 November 2020 via mobile

This is the 2nd time we have stayed here, the last being 6 years ago on completing the Heaphy Track. The accommodation is tired and basic, but comfortable, but over priced in my view (we stayed in a lovely king room at the Rydges in central Christchurch for the same price). Dinner was good with hearty, generous portions, but overpriced (city prices, but this is very remote West Coast NZ).

Date of stay: October 2020
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Thank I9836GKsimonc
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