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Lantern Court Motel

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed at the Lantern Court for a night for a break in a long drive - clean, lovely rooms and a warm welcome from the owners - nothing was too much trouble. Would definitely stay again and wouldn't hesitate to recommend!

Thank LadyDi1322
Berlin, Germany
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Reefton is a quirky place worth a stop and a stroll. This motel has rooms and "cabins" offering various grades of comfort. Ours, number 5, is very dated and has the inconvenience of being situated behind the local fish 'n chips. The smell of old fat comes in thick wafts until closing time. That is a true nuisance. The cabin...

Thank Willem K
Paphos District, Cyprus
Reviewed 12 February 2017

Stayed here two years ago and the motel has still held onto all its charm. The room had everything you could wish for and was very cozy. We were welcomed by the friendly owner who was charming and very helpful. If in New Zealand again we will return.

Thank Michael H
Perth, Australia
Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

Loved our night here in this comfortable, clean, affordable and well run motel. The 50/60s style was really charming in room 4. Others rooms are more modern but I enjoyed ours. Walk around the corner to Main Street. Don't miss a yarn with the Bearded Miners and visit the museum - both terrific. Highly recommend

Thank Jill M
Geelong, Australia
Reviewed 30 January 2017

When the weather bomb prevented us driving through to Greymouth due to road blocks we were forced to turn back and stay at Reefton. Our host at Lantern Court Motel welcomed us with open arms, provided awesome accomodation, recommended a great hike, swing bridge and cave exporing and then gave us the best advice for dinner. A highlight of our...

Thank David M
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

This is a lovely, basic, friendly down to earth motel in the centre of town. Reefton is a delightful town to visit and this is great place to stay. To complete the picture try Wilsons hotel for dinner. Unassuming and a typical country pub where Stefan, the chef, puts out excellent pub food. Wine by the glass from New Zealand...

Thank Bleeter
Otago Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 23 January 2017

We stayed 4 nights at the Lantern Court Motel. We booked a small studio unit which had a kitchen and everything we required for ourselves and our little girl. The staff were so friendly and helpful and we felt the place really had a personal touch, that the staff really cared. We would highly recommend the Lantern Court Motel for...

Thank mariatopia
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 22 January 2017

The Lantern Court Motel is delightfully homey, comfy and full of warm hospitality. The accommodation is older, but it's charm shines through the rooms beautifully presented, clean and warm and well appointed. The hospitality and warmth from our host Kerry was second to none! And given we were 'displaced' due to the Transalpine Train cancellation - to arrive to this...

Thank ltrewin
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 19 January 2017

Very authentic hotel in a beautiful authentic old mining town. Service is very friendly with always a broad smile from the team. Rooms are very clean. Family rooms. A great place for a family. I recommend this place very highly.

Thank XMOS69
LanternCourt, Manager at Lantern Court Motel, responded to this review

Thank you XMOS679 for a lovely review. I will be sure to pass your comments onto the ladies on our house keeping staff. Kind regards Bronwyn, Frank and Kerry

New Zealand
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

We stayed overnight, twice. It was a very handy location for our travel, a half way point. We opted for the budget 2 star rooms and they were great. Clean & tidy. All the supplies you need for an overnight stay. Kitchen & Bathrooms are older style. Reminded me of a holiday bach from times gone by.

Thank X5666ZCemmab
LanternCourt, Manager at Lantern Court Motel, responded to this review

Hi X5666ZCemmab, Thank you for taking the time to post your lovely review, glad we were able to make you smile and bring back some happy memories for you. Hope we get to catch up again if you are ever back this way. Best wishes from Kerry

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  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
  • Self-Serve Laundry

Additional Information about Lantern Court Motel

Address: 63 Broadway Street, Reefton, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > West Coast Region > Reefton
Price Range: €73 - €112 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Lantern Court Motel 3*
Number of rooms: 12
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“Upstairs they have terrific balconies”
 of 5 bubbles michaelhA6897NQ, 12 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Staff are happy for you to view rooms to choose the type that suites you”
 of 5 bubbles dalex010, 16 Jan 2017 | Read review
“ask for 2nd floor apts”
 of 5 bubbles workingmom919, 5 Jan 2017 | Read review
“We thought we would like a first floor room as the view to the hills would have been good but none were available, ground floor was great.”
 of 5 bubbles SoniaI574, 15 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Go for the top floor, great views”
 of 5 bubbles PieterS90, 16 Oct 2016 | Read review
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