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jessiev25
Christchurch, New Zealand

Relaxing away from it all

Review of Bay Road Motel
4.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed 15 Mar 2022
Stayed 2 nights at the Bay Road Motel. Prior to arriving, had a delicious freshly cooked whitebait sandwich from a food truck in Haast township which set the scene of being away from the city.

Motel unit was very spacious. Self catered for all meals. As others have said, wifi access is difficult. We connected briefly to our mobile data when sitting outside only.

Drove up to Haast Beach twice during our stay. Saw a pod of dolphins, and we had a picnic on the beach. Not a soul around and felt like our own private beach. A bit chilly to swim in the water but was nice all the same. Didn't venture down to Jacksons Bay as we had been there on a previous trip. Walked to the Hapuka Estuary Walk which was only 10 minutes stroll away.

Didn't use the washer / dryer but if on a longer stay, it would be appreciated.

Price paid was less than we expected, which is always a bonus.

Watch for the sandflies. They are everywhere, but windows have screens. Sliding door doesn't but there is a net curtain.
Date of stay: March 2022
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    Reviewed 8 February 2022

    Yes it was a bit out of town. But we had a good nights sleep. Everything in the place that we needed including being able to catch up with our washing.
    It was worth a drive from there down to Jackson Bay.

    Date of stay: January 2022
    Thank PepperKaz5
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    Reviewed 17 October 2021 via mobile

    We arrived with the office closed - in typical West Coast fashion, a note on the office door "Frank - Room 2, key in door, back soon". Our room was clean, tidy & warm. Our wee dog enjoyed sitting out front in the sun. A welcoming motel, yet quiet & a nice place to stay. Thank You.

    Date of stay: October 2021
    Trip type: Travelled as a couple
    Thank Frank G
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    Reviewed 22 February 2019

    The 2 bedroom unit was well worn. There was essentially no wifi in the room which the owner warned us about as we checked in. No cell service in this remote area also. Nothing fancy here. Just a place to sleep.

    Date of stay: February 2019
    • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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    Reviewed 3 February 2019 via mobile

    Nicely appointed unit with space to spreqd ulout. Handy to things to do in the district. Kitchen setup adequate but frying pan lid was wrong size. Good to have netting on the windows. Shower was good.

    Date of stay: February 2019
    Trip type: Travelled as a couple
    Thank Bruce_M94
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    Reviewed 20 January 2019

    The motel is a little way out of Haast on the way to Jackson Bay but its quiet,peaceful, and pet friendly. Nice enough basic apartments, a little older but has everything you need incl washer and dryer, cooking facilities etc. WiFi did not work down our end of the property and the owner seemed a little cranky but I would recommend.

    Room tip: WiFi doesn't work in the units furthest away from reception and there is no mobile coverage
    Date of stay: January 2019
    • Trip type: Travelled with family
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