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Les N
Telford, United Kingdom

Worst campsite we stayed at in NZ

1.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 Feb 2019
Having recently returned from a long holiday touring NZ in a motorhome we are now reviewing all of the 31 different campsites we stayed at. This one was, by a clear margin, the worst. The chalets etc may be okay so my comments should not necessarily put visitors off staying in them but our motorhome experience was dreadful. We would not mark down anywhere for the odd bad comment (which after all is subjective) but we are struggling to find anything nice to say. Firstly, the entrance to the camp is not particularly welcoming nor is the trek round and through the buildings to the office, especially when it is wet as it was when we stayed there. Then, the lady in the office was the most miserable and unhelpful receptionist/owner we came across in NZ. We were obviously disturbing her TV viewing. She didn't want to or couldn't answer the questions we asked of her and clearly hasn't learned yet how to smile. She was not rude but she was unhelpful. It was a Saturday and the camp was quiet so we got the impression that she may have been 'filling-in' but that is still no excuse. Then, the site she asked us to park in was on a corner - it wasn't the easiest to park in and we wouldn't have minded if the camp had been busy, but there were lots of others which were empty, and remained empty. Then, to cap it all, we were right next to the dump station (literally within 2 metres). This was totally unacceptable. Needless to say we did not stay there any longer, we had a further 3 nights in Greymouth in the Top 10 campsite which was as good as this campsite was bad!!
Date of stay: November 2018
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
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Reviewed 8 February 2019 via mobile

Stayed in a one-bedroom apartment which was very clean, spacious, warm, and had all the necessities including a rice cooker. Beds werr extremely comfortable! Was quiet, well-presented and close to Greymouth, and the manager went above and beyond to accommodate. She was lovely and offered impeccable service.

Date of stay: February 2019
Trip type: Travelled solo
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Reviewed 29 January 2019 via mobile

Although the motel room was clean and the beds were comfortable, it had the smallest bathroom I've ever seen in a motel and we just feel the place needs modernising, don't stay here expecting nice sea views or views at all actually, would not stay again or recommend, sometimes you really do get what you pay for

Date of stay: January 2019
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 4 December 2018

How nice to walk into such a clean, bright, spacious room! It beat the previous 2 places we'd seen in Greymouth hands down. Just wished we could have stayed longer. There are many touches you do not expect to find in a motel which enhance the experience. The place (and owners) are a breath of fresh air!

Date of stay: November 2018
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 11 May 2018 via mobile

Nice place and staff friendly. Good Kitchen and showers. Unlimited wifi and free spa (but we didn't use it).
Amazing sunrise only 2 min walking on the beach!
A bit noises in the morning with the traffic Road.

Date of stay: May 2018
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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GreymouthKIWINZ, Owner at Greymouth KIWI Holiday Park & Motels, responded to this reviewResponded 13 May 2018

Thans for taking the time to send in a review. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. Hopefully if you get a chance to stay again you will get to use the spa pool. We hope that the rest of your travels are going well and that you are enjoying travelling around out country.

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Reviewed 28 March 2018 via mobile

When we drove in to the holiday park it looked a bit dated and worn but the staff welcoming me was lovely, the service excellent. We found that things were ‘well loved’ but it was clean and everything worked. Great hot showers with no meters, a functional kitchen and tv room just a bit small. Not dazzle-dazzle but perfect for us. Rates reasonable. Wi-fi was the best we’ve come across at a holiday park.

Date of stay: March 2018
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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