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Darfield Motel
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Reviewed 16 October 2017

This motel was fabulous backed by Wally who was really friendly and helpful! The room was clean, cosy and had everything we needed. Great first night in NZ. Really loved the town as well, had a great vibe about it. Hotel next close by was amazing service and food, best chicken ginger broth ever and a really awesome kids menu.

  • Stayed: October 2017, travelled with family
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WallyM17, Owner at Darfield Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2017

Pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay we try to make everone as comfortable as possible and make it feel like a home away from home thanks for your kind words

Wally Gaylyn and the staff at the Darfield Motel

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Reviewed 24 May 2017

This was our first night in New Zealand, we chose the Darfield Motel as it was less than an hours drive from Christchurch airport where we arrived mid afternoon and an ideal stopping point for our drive down the west coast the next day.
Very pleasant greeting at reception, advised of our passwords for the free Wi-Fi, given some very helpful advice on nearby eating establishments (which we took and had an excellent meal at the nearby restaurant/pub.)
We were also offered some help if we needed to take our bags up the stairs to our second floor room.
The room was spacious, quite modern and spotless and fitted out with a kitchenette.
Car parking was excellent.
We were very happy with the motel and reception, can recommend staying here with confidence.

  • Stayed: April 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 13 April 2017

After driving across Arthur's Pass, this is a great place to stop for the night. Barry, the owner, was incredible. We were going to be late getting in, and he was on top of all the communications and even had our keys taped to our rooms with our names on them. The rooms were very spacious, clean, and very comfortable. There is a kitchenette in the room. There is on-site laundry as well. We'd definitely stay here again!

  • Stayed: February 2017, travelled as a couple
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Thank haylaura
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Barry H, Owner at Darfield Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 14 April 2017

Thank you for your review. Janine and I are very happy you enjoyed your stay with us. Any feedback we get helps us to try and keep our standards high . We hope you enjoyed the rest of your trip and would love to have you stay again.

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Reviewed 18 February 2017

It's nice to stop here after the drive over Arthur's Pass from the West Coast, rather than going all the way into Christchurch (and probably paying more for less).

Friendly service, spacious rooms, and super comfortable soft beds, the best I've stayed at s far in NZ.

There's a bit of road noise, especially in the morning, but it is set well back from the road and it's quiet at night.

Overall a great stay, I would have stayed another night if it wasn't already fully booked,

  • Stayed: February 2017, travelled solo
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Thank riom
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Barry H, Owner at Darfield Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 14 April 2017

Thank you for your kind comments. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay.

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Reviewed 17 February 2017

Very modern and exceptionally clean. I can't fault this Motel. I have stayed here twice now and it just gets better. Wonderful service from the owner and staff. This time his daughter was running the motel and she was extremely helpful, nothing was a problem. I will certainly be back. Worth a visit to Darfield (and the bakery) just to stay at this motel.

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  • Stayed: February 2017, travelled with family
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Thank QameaOwner
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