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4.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed 29 Mar 2024
We flew to the island and the motel met us at the arrivals near the beach. Our room was spacious and comfortable with a balcony giving us a view of the bay. We enjoyed the continental breakfast. The owner went out of her way to buy new umbrellas for us to borrow as it was wet. The harbour and beach are a short walk away and the fish and chips near the beach are excellent!
Date of stay: March 2024
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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    Reviewed 4 February 2024 via mobile

    We stayed here 3 nights. The hosts met us at the ferry and took our luggage up the hill to the hotel. We chose to walk up but others rode in the van.
    Our room was large and comfortable. We got a continental breakfast for an extra charge but we had it in our room. We had a small kitchenette.
    My only complaint was not observing our do not disturb sign. We slept odd hours due to a late kiwi walk and we're awakened to have our breakfast delivered for the next day.

    Date of stay: February 2024
    Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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    Reviewed 25 January 2024

    We stayed here for one night in January 2024.

    When we arrived on the ferry there was someone waiting for us to take us in the motel van to the motel and, on the day that we left, they took our bags down to the ferry, which meant that we didn't have to return to the hotel and pick them up ourselves. That was good service.

    The motel is located just a few minutes' walk from the ferry terminal, very slightly uphill. Everything in Oban is close, so it's just a few minutes away from the information centre, supermarket, restaurant etc.

    Our room was very large for the two of us with a Queen(?) bed, single bed, and a sofa bed. The room had radiators, so that would be good on a winter's day.

    We would be happy to stay here again if we return to Stewart Island.

    Date of stay: January 2024
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    Reviewed 24 October 2023

    Our whole experience with The Bay Motel was excellent from the pick up, to drop off for our airport transfer.
    The hosts are just wonderful warm people. Only 8 weeks on the island and already informed locals! Helped us book on an informative bus tour, and told us of the eateries to try, while making us feel very welcome. The rooms were clean, fresh and the bed comfortable. Totally recommend.

    Date of stay: October 2023
    • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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    Reviewed 13 September 2023

    Picked up from the ferry by the new owner (who had only taken over with his wife a couple of weeks before). Lovely chap who did a tour of the town (didn’t take long!) to point out where things were, etc.
    The apartment was large, comfy bed and good bathroom, and overlooked the bay. Nice and peaceful stay, with good hospitality.

    Date of stay: September 2023
    • Trip type: Travelled with friends
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    Reviewed 4 August 2023 via mobile

    Stayed for two nights. Room is cosy, with 3 heaters (main sleeping area, near the door and in the toilet). Bed also has the heating function. Bed is very comfortable and room is very clean. Will come here again if coming over to the island.

    Water pressure is good, and hot water flowed out after abt 5 seconds.

    Date of stay: August 2023
    Trip type: Travelled as a couple
    Thank Angela L
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