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Timmins, Canada
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

A well cared for property with very large well equipped efficiency units. The kitchenette was nice to have. The view is great. Nice grounds with lots of birds roosting right on your balcony. The proprietors are friendly & helpful. Highly Recommended.

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Blenheim, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed here for 4 nights in total split before and after our completion of Rakiura track. Rhonda and Jeff are the perfect hosts and the rooms are fantastic. The rooms are very well equipped and spotlessly clean. The fabulous views over the bay top it off. Jeff picked us up and dropped us back to whalf when arriving/departing Stewart...

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Thank Rosieej
Pukekohe, New Zealand
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great service from the Husband and Wife Team that run this Motel. We were picked up from the Wharf when our ferry arrived. We had not told them when we were arriving and yet they were there ready to pick us up. They did a short tour of the town and told us all we needed to know. Great service...

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Thank Awesumcuple
Reviewed 13 December 2016

I cannot wait to return to this motel. We arrived after a three-day walk (rated "easy" by the dept of conservation, but I found it challenging and pretty tiring), and were made instantly comfortable by the kind hosts and superb facilities. The beds were super comfy. The hosts provided milk and a small kitchen so that we could breakfast in...

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Thank Lisa E
Rotorua, New Zealand
Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

Excellent location. So close to everything. Very clean, big bathroom, kitchenette n bedroom. Fabulous view. Kaka birds flying around. Went fishing n caught so many blue cod, delicious. Loved it, will definitely stay again.

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Thank sonyacaldwell
Lower Hutt, New Zealand
Reviewed 27 November 2016

Great motel cosy comfortable lovely hosts , Jeff drove us to our water taxi for a awesome trip to Ulva ,magnificent view from balcony, watching the Kaka walking along the rail.Close to everything thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

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Thank ozkiwis2016
Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

We had a beautiful two days in Oban at the Bay Motel. We were surprised to be picked up at the ferry in the van (but it was very welcome) and then got a tour around Oban on our way back to the motel. The hosts were very accommodating and we had a very pleasant stay. Like others we would...

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Thank jasonbQ9599NO
Reviewed 22 November 2016

Bay Motel is a lovely place to stay - very clean, comfortable, great location and view, and wonderful hosts Jeff and Rhonda. Jeff met us at the ferry (a nice surprise), drove us around Oban showing us the sights, and took us to the office where Rhonda made us feel welcome. The friendly kaka parrots that peeked into our sliding...

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Thank Judith S
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 9 November 2016

Bay Motel was clean and very comfortable, and the hosts were the most lovely people- they were so helpful and ran us around various parts of the island no trouble- even when we changed our plans. The unit was very big- perfect for the four of us. We spotted lots of birds from our balcony, including three friendly kaka. Great...

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Thank Lucy C
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 27 October 2016

Stayed for 6 nights. Excellent location, views and facilities. Large unit, deck, nice outlook. The bonus were the wild parrots (kakas) that sat on the deck and commented on us! The owners could not have been more helpful, many thanks!

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Kitchenette
  • Accessible rooms
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
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  • Shuttle Bus Service
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  • Free Parking
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Bay Motel is located in the center of Halfmoon Bay, Stewart Island & has glorious ocean views from more than half of our units. We are no more than 500 meters walk to all of the restaurants, shops & transport (Plane & Ferry) terminals in the township. Bay Motel complex is made up of 13 modern, quality serviced units - 10 studios, 1 & 2 bedroom units and a 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom luxury apartment. We also have a laundry, courtyard & covered BBQ available for guests use. ~Courtesy transfers on arrival and departure ~2 units & the Apartment have double spa baths ~2 units are wheelchair friendly ~Fully equipped kitchenettes ~Central heating ~Sky TV, telephone and free wireless internet ~Guest laundry, freezer storage, BBQ ~Portable cot, high-chair & buggy ~Continental breakfast available ($12 per person) ... more   less 

Additional Information about Bay Motel

Address: 9 Dundee Street | Halfmoon Bay, Stewart Island 9846, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Southland Region > Stewart Island
Price Range: $166 - $217 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Bay Motel 3*
Number of rooms: 13
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Bay Motel Stewart Island
Bay Hotel Stewart Island
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“2 bedroom family suite is on the lower level, better views available from the upper level rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles bootfull, 26 May 2016 | Read review
“My husband and I booked Room 3 and think it's the most private with the best view”
 of 5 bubbles SueC43, 19 May 2016 | Read review
“They all seem lovely!”
 of 5 bubbles DDFA, 2 May 2016 | Read review
“Unit 6 gives a view in two directions :)”
 of 5 bubbles HelenJG786, 20 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Best view rooms nearest the bay, but we were furthermost away and still had reasonable views from our balcony.”
 of 5 bubbles 313michellep, 29 Mar 2016 | Read review
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