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Reviewed 20 December 2016

My partner and I called in here for lunch on a Sunday, we were going to the pub / hotel, but that wasn't open, so about the only other place was The Last Resort, and having been in several years ago, and not having a good memory of the place we were not enthusiastic to repeat it. However things must...

Thank Nigel R
Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

Went here on a whim with a cousin from the UK. Loved it. We had a motel-style unit with twin beds and a good shower. Ample tea and coffee. They also waited for us to arrive as late as we did and still got us a really wholesome meal at the restaurant. The service was polite, the smiles (even at...

Thank Lamorna C
Tania T, Manager at Last Resort, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words, glad to hear you enjoyed your stay here with us at the Last Resort. Look forward to meeting you again in the future. Take care.

Hamilton & Waikato Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 28 November 2016

We stayed at the Last resort before and after we walked the Heaphy Track and it was an awesome place to stay before you head off and after the walk. Great facilities for laundry and accommodation. Very comfortable beds and great warm rooms. The owners were awesome as well and very accommodating. I would highly recommend this resort for everyone...

Thank guyanddebra
New Plymouth, New Zealand
Reviewed 22 September 2016

We hung about in Karamea to try the Whitebait at The Last Resort which was available from 11.30a.m. onwards. The crispy fritter was yummy and packed with local, fresh whitebait, in between two slices of fresh molenberg bread. I like my salt but would recommend it be optional, especially for those with heart problems.

Thank bjandco
Lapu Lapu, Philippines
Reviewed 4 September 2016

Called into " The Last Resort " and met up with Dave and Betty Watson who have been relieving managers there. They have done a great job, and the welcome which I recieved was typical of the West Coast Hospitality for which the area was famous for. The grass covered rooves of the resort have been replaces, but it makes...

Thank Ashley K
Blenheim, New Zealand
Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

We stayed at the Last Resort after riding the Heaphy Track. Good facilities for laundry and bike washing. The room was comfortable, with a great shower. We had a few drinks in the bar by the fire and a great meal that night. Breakfast was pretty god, the next morning. The staff were really good. Recommended for the weary traveller.

Thank Grant B
Westport, New Zealand
Reviewed 22 June 2016 via mobile

Drive from Westport to Karamea was just stunning 👌🏻Lunch was Devine .Friendly staff and awesome service.This place has a tropical feeling ,which always reminds me of my home #Fiji . I would go there again and again💯 Love the WestCoast NZ 🙏🏻

Thank vikashnibradley
Tania T, Owner at Last Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words, glad you enjoyed your time here at the Last Resort.

Reviewed 5 June 2016 via mobile

We mountain biked the Heaphy Track and stayed at the Last resort before and after our ride. They are friendly, accommodating and really go the extra mile for their guests. Great place to stay. Friendly people. Definitely recommend. They cater for all budgets and the food was really delicious. Loved the roaring fire too.

Thank Shelley G
Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 18 May 2016 via mobile

For no nonsense affordable accommodation when doing the Heaphy Track look no further. Bed in room for 5 $37/ person! You must try the whitebait sandwiches- they are excellent. Bar, food and staff were all great. Very pleased to have stayed here. The amenities are basic but after 90 k's of biking it was heaven. Thanks to the friendly staff...

Thank stannas
Alexandra, New Zealand
Reviewed 13 May 2016

very good deal for dinner bed and breakfast. Clean and tidy , comfortable beds . Lodge bar character and great service. Lots of parking . Plenty of rooms units not too close to each other nice and quiet easily accessed and own restaurant and bar as part of the complex was easy and convenient . Incredible breakfast great start to...

Thank parsonsjac

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The Last Resort was hand built by entrepreneurial locals and first opened for business in 1992. The complex offers a range of accommodation options, restaurant and bar facilities. Make this "very special place" your base when exploring Karamea, the Oparara Basin, the Kahurangi National Park and the Heaphy and Whangapeka Tracks. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Last Resort

Address: 71 Waverley Street | PO Box 42, Karamea, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > West Coast Region > Karamea
Hotel Class:3 star — Last Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 211
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“All the rooms would be recommended here”
 of 5 bubbles guyanddebra, 27 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Big rooms and bathrooms . Good parking”
 of 5 bubbles parsonsjac, 13 May 2016 | Read review
“Corner suites with 2 bedrooms fantastic for size”
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