Bay Motel Stewart Island
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Bay Motel Stewart Island Reviews
exceptional good customer service and beautiful view motel Nov 28, 2010
The host of Bay Motel (forgot his name) picked us up by the ferry terminal â€“ What a nice surprise! We never had this arranged and we were very surprise to see our name on the card board! We were like: how did he know we take this ferry ? there were 3 times a day from Bluff to Steward Island! He must have been just wait for us for all the arrival? Wow, that was so sweet!
He took us in his van and kind of showed us where everything was. We were really appreciated for his personal service.
He dropped us off right in front of the check in office. Although the motel is not far from the ferry terminal, we could have just walked there â€“ barely 5 minutes!
The lady at the check in was a nice woman which is also his wife. She helped us to book the cruise to Patteson Inlet and the around- the â€“town bus tour; which was suggested by her husband. Man, these people were just too nice!
The self contained unit we had, have a sea view! We can even view it from our bed! We had a full kitchen, a dining area and a living area. Although the TV was a little small but who cares! We hardly had the TV on!, who would watch TV when you are in Steward Island! The sound of the singing birds and the sound of the wave were our entertainment!
The king size bed was comfortable and the bed room was clean.
Although it was not a big bathroom, only the walk in shower, but it was clean and the amenities were more then enough for us.
Bay Motel was one of the nice one on that island and the rate was not expensive at all! We will definitely go back to this motel if we even visit Steward Island again!
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Bay Motel Stewart Island Overview
In the main township of Oban, sometimes known as Half moon Bay, on Stewart Island, New Zealand's third island at the far south of the country. A five minute walk to the ferry terminal, airline departure point, shops and restaurants.
This is a lovely property in just the right location for exploring Stewart Island, much of which is forested and nature reserves known for its great birdlife. Also one of the places that the native Kiwi bird can be seen in its natural environment. A real gem for those looking to explore the native flora and fauna of New Zealand. SE0909.
A modern small complex of motel style units and apartments. Predominantly made of wood.
A small reception and check in area with helpful staff who can assist with booking activities and other local information.
Single, Twin, double and triple bookings are accomodated in the Studio units. The quad bookings are in 2 bedroom units. Many of the rooms have fantastic views over the Half moon bay, while the others have views to the town and bush. Rooms have queen and single beds and include some cooking faciltiies such as microwave, fridge, crockery and utensils. All rooms also contain TV with cable channels, complimentary tea and coffee and wireless internet. Some rooms also have wheelchair access. Rooms are spacious and in excellent condition. Some rooms have balconies.
There is no restaurant on site, however a continental breakfast can be booked and delivered to romo the night before. There are a number of restaurants and cafes within a 5 minute walk.
1 km to the nearest beach, 5 minute walk to the nearest bus stop, 59 kms to the nearest airport (invercargill).
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