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Ashburton, New Zealand
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7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent value for money here. Modern rooms with good amenities. Service is impeccable. Location is very central and waking distance to everything you need. Would highly recommend for both business and pleasure.

Thank sbdrep
New Plymouth, New Zealand
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8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviewed 3 October 2016

Travelled to Greymouth via the Scenic Alpine train chose to stay at the Sundowner Motel because of its proximity to the Railway Station and the centre of town. Murray and Wendy made us extremely welcome with their friendly introduction and showing us to our room. They offered us many tips on what to see and do in Greymouth and surrounding... More 

Thank Chris B
Sundownerwestcoast, Owner at Sundowner Motel, responded to this review

Hi Chris Its great to hear that you and your wife enjoyed your stay with us at the Sundowner Motel when you recently stayed on the coast. And thankyou for taking the time to place a review on tripadvisor following you stay. Glad you enjoyed Monteiths Brewery which is always worth a visit when in Greymouth, hope top see you... More 

New Plymouth, New Zealand
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14 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2016

My wife and i planed a trip on the Trans alpine express.Christchurch to Greymouth..I recommend if you do this trip stay one night at the Sundowner Motel ,across the road from the railway Station,This gives you a chance to look around Greymouth,It makes the return trip to Christchurch.more relaxing, to much to do in one day,The stay at the Sundowner... More 

Thank nowekow
Sundownerwestcoast, Owner at Sundowner Motel, responded to this review

Hi Tony and Donna Thanks so much for taking time to write a review on Tripadvisor following your stay with us recently. Its great to know you enjoyed your stay at the Sundowner Motel and we hope also enjoyed you visit to Shanty Town before returning to Christchurch later that afternoon. Hope all is well with you both and we... More 

Nelson, New Zealand
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2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 August 2016

I stay at this motel regularly and it's always a nice experience. The rooms are always cleans and well appointed. TV is modern LCD flat panel with some sky channels. Wifi is excellent with a decent allowance and fast enough to watch a movie on your laptop. Great place.

Thank jimzenglish
Sundownerwestcoast, Owner at Sundowner Motel, responded to this review

Hi James, Thanks so much for taking time out of your busy day to post a review on tripadvisor. Its always great to know that our regular guests enjoy staying at the Sundowner Motel and we try to make their experience an enjoyable one. Yes we give our guests 10 GIGS of FREE WIFI which is indeed enough to watch... More 

Timaru, New Zealand
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3 reviews
Reviewed 19 July 2016

Fantastic place with great hospitable hosts. We were a family group of 27 arriving off the Trans Alpine train and Murray met us when we arrived to help transport some people that couldn't manage the 5 minute walk to the motel. We all enjoyed our time here and Murray and Wendy were more than helpful throughout the whole booking process... More 

Thank Darryl121270
Sundownerwestcoast, Owner at Sundowner Motel, responded to this review

Hi Darryl, It was our pleasure to have you and your extended family stay with us recently. Great to hear you all enjoyed your time and stay with us at the Sundowner Motel and also great to see you all getting out and making the most of you visit to the Scenic West Coast. We hope you all enjoyed the... More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 July 2016

Lovely comfortable and very clean motel, The motel is within walking distance to town which makes it a great location. Our excellent host Murray picked us up from the railway station on our arrival on the Tranz Alpine and dropped us off in town on our departure the following morning. We would recommend the Sundowner Motel to anyone planning to... More 

Thank jonniemcdonald
Sundownerwestcoast, Owner at Sundowner Motel, responded to this review

Hello Mr & Mrs McDonald Thank you for wrighting a review following your stay with us. it was a pleasure to have you both stay at the Sundowner Motel. Its great to hear you enjoyed your stay and appreciated the free transfers we offer to and from the train station. We hope you also enjoyed the return train journey and... More 

Rangiora, New Zealand
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8 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 June 2016 via mobile

Nice motel, well appointed. Great water pressure in the shower(very important) If staying more than a couple of nights might be a bit annoying having to get the plates/cups etc from the bottom cupboards but other than that a very enjoyable place to stay 😊

Thank carolyngibbs
Sundownerwestcoast, Owner at Sundowner Motel, responded to this review

Hi Carolyn Gibbs Thanks for commenting on our Motel following your overnight stay. Great to hear that you enjoyed the awesome hot water pressure which is gas heated which means no one gets a cold shower. We are currently in the process of changing the lay out of the kitchen cupboards to make it easier to access plates/cups etc we... More 

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19 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 June 2016

We stayed for one night. Nothing fancy but a good, basic motel perfect for a night or two. Good value for money. Opposite the train station. Owners are very helpful. Good wifi. Room was nice and warm when we arrived which was a nice touch.

Thank MissJaneMelbourne
Sundownerwestcoast, Owner at Sundowner Motel, responded to this review

Hi Jane Thanks for taking the time out of your holiday to write a review about our 16 unit complex. Glad to hear that your enjoyed your stay here and that you appreciated the extra touch by making sure the room was warm for your arrival. We endeavour to provide good value accommodation in Greymouth's CBD whilst still providing great... More 

Hamilton, New Zealand
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3 reviews
Reviewed 1 April 2016

Stayed here for one night before setting off on Westcoast Wilderness bike trail. I would thoroughly recommend staying here. Very central location and the owners went out of their way to make sure we knew where everything was in town and made recommendations re eating etc. The wifi was a bonus and the unit was clean and good value. Would... More 

Thank hungryone2014
Sundownerwestcoast, Owner at Sundowner Motel, responded to this review

Hi hungryone2014, thanks for taking the time to submit a review following your experience both with us and on the West Coast Wilderness bike trail. As you mentioned our motel is in a great location which is nice and close to the start of the bike trail and also a number of restaurants so that you can fuel up before... More 

Tenby, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2016 via mobile

Private hotel that is convenient for Tenby and ssundersfoot - nice and clean and very friendly staff - it is now up for sale and would make an ideal site for s travel lodge type company to take over as the location is pufect

Thank Steve M
Sundownerwestcoast, Owner at Sundowner Motel, responded to this review

Hi Steve M, thanks for staying at the Sundowner Motel and submitting a review. Glad to hear you enjoyed your stay and mentioned that our location is perfect however we are not sure where you got your information that the Motel is for sale as we are currently not up for sale. Regards Murray & Wendy More 

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About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Welcome to the Sundowner Motel -motel accommodation Greymouth, New Zealand.Closest Motel to the township of Greymouth and the Tranzalpine Station. Free transfer from train or bus. From the moment you arrive at the Sundowner Motel the owners, Murray and Wendy Torrens, will ensure you receive a warm welcome and an enjoyable stay.Sundowner Motel Greymouth accommodation offers affordable and comfortable modern studio and family units which are all quality 4 star and serviced daily. Whether you're here on business or here for pleasure, on your own or in a group, you'll find we provide the highest level of service and facilities around. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Sundowner Motel

Address: 14 Smith Street | West Coast, Greymouth 7805, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > West Coast Region > Greymouth
Price Range: $152 - $152 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 16
Hotel Style:
#5 Family Hotel in Greymouth
#6 Romantic Hotel in Greymouth
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“best views”
 of 5 bubbles nowekow, 6 Sep 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are good, bottom ones have easy walk in access.”
 of 5 bubbles jimzenglish, 11 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room on first floor above the office overlooking town”
 of 5 bubbles David2111, 2 Mar 2016 | Read review
“The trip around the local brewery was excellent.”
 of 5 bubbles barryb644, 6 May 2015 | Read review
“Balcony rooms were well appointed and had a view.”
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 of 5 bubbles kyliejoan, 18 Mar 2015 | Read review
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