on Nov 8, 2019
We stayed here for 3 nights in the amazing upstairs unit with a fantastic seaview. Taking the suitcases upstairs is the only downside. Huge room with everything you need in the kitchen. Good ceiling fan. Good size bathroom. The owners had done all their laundry so it wasn't a problem when I asked about doing some laundry for us. They had some good local knowledge about fishing and whale watching excursions.
Substandard accommodation for a tourist town
on Jun 21, 2019
We stayed here for one night (thankfully) and were placed in a unit at the back of the property. The only entry was through the bathroom. This might have been a novelty in 1960 but is not acceptable today. The unit was in poor condition, skirting boards missing, holes in the walls roughly plastered up but not even painted (the plaster on the hole behind the bed rubbed off onto my clothes). The earthquake was nearly 3 years ago, no longer an excuse for the poor maintenance. The wi-fi did not work. The unit was grossly overpriced - these prices may have been a windfall whilst the road workers were there after the earthquake but they have gone now, and the 3% surcharge for credit cards is just outrageous . We did not even get a sea view for this price and the motel is further from the shops and restaurants than most others. This place is long past its heyday of the 1960s, and should be closed for total redevelopment.
on Mar 6, 2019
My room was basic but clean and large. I only saw the owners briefly as I had lots of activities planned.
A couple of things to be aware of are if you are arriving by bus it is a long walk with luggage to the motel and this is a self catering venue the apartments are not serviced whilst you are there.
The motel is directly opposite the beach which is wonderful however be aware that due to the earthquake there is a lot of rebuilding work going on.
Fine for one night
on Mar 2, 2019
Stopped in to break up the journey from Picton to Christchurch (the distance is not great but the roads leave something to be desired). Our rooms we fine, large with a kitchenette. It had a good shower, comfortable bed and a great sea wiew.
On the down side the WiFi was very intermittent (I needed to keep up with the English football scores!).
on Feb 28, 2019
Big rooms, clean, kitchen with everything you need, nice sea view, but not from all apartments. Quiet location in an dead end road, nice landlord. The sea can be seen directly from the bed. Some shops and restaurants can be found in the village, but you need a car to get there