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Waikuku Beach, null, New Zealand
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

Nice hotel tidy and close to the township we had the spa unit with a seperate bedroom which was nice and a good view of the bay . The owners are nice enough it was a shame she assumed I was pregnant in front of my partner made me feel very self concious and upset me a lot !!! Don't...

Thank Annaiantaya
Rhondda B, Owner at Bay Motel, responded to this review

Hello Anna I am very sorry I made that assumption and apologise for any embarrassment I have caused. Jeff and I are pleased you enjoyed the room and that you had a successful fishing trip. Kind regards Rhondda

Nelson, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 week ago

Never thought we would go that far south, but this time we actually made it! we switched off our cell phone (we probably not need to to this, the signal not good anyway). The motel we stayed is wonderful, the staff was nice, the facility was adequate, what do you need more in this island. the unit was tidy and...

Thank skylolo748
Reviewed 1 week ago

To be honest we had no idea as to what to expect when visiting Stewart Island. We saw this motel on the internet with a view to seeing what the Island offered. We were not disappointed at all. After booking we received an email from Jeff asking would we like a courtesy pick up. Of course we said yes. Sure...

Thank wavewatcher43
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely motel in Oban, views over the town and walking distance to restaurants. Great place to rest after a few days walking in the bush. Great hosts - very friendly, comfy beds and offered free transport.

Thank cvdwcvdw
Timmins, Canada
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

Thank Barry L
Blenheim, New Zealand
Reviewed 5 January 2017 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...

Thank Rosieej
Pukekohe, New Zealand
Reviewed 31 December 2016

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...

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...

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.

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.

Thank ozkiwis2016

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  • Free Parking
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  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
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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: $172 - $219 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Bay Motel 3*
Number of rooms: 13
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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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