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Lower Hutt, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great motel cosy comfortable lovely hosts , Jeff drove us to our water taxi for a awesome trip to Ulva ,magnificent view from balcony, watching the Kaka walking along the rail.Close to everything thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a beautiful two days in Oban at the Bay Motel. We were surprised to be picked up at the ferry in the van (but it was very welcome) and then got a tour around Oban on our way back to the motel. The hosts were very accommodating and we had a very pleasant stay. Like others we would...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Bay Motel is a lovely place to stay - very clean, comfortable, great location and view, and wonderful hosts Jeff and Rhonda. Jeff met us at the ferry (a nice surprise), drove us around Oban showing us the sights, and took us to the office where Rhonda made us feel welcome. The friendly kaka parrots that peeked into our sliding...

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Thank Judith S
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Bay Motel was clean and very comfortable, and the hosts were the most lovely people- they were so helpful and ran us around various parts of the island no trouble- even when we changed our plans. The unit was very big- perfect for the four of us. We spotted lots of birds from our balcony, including three friendly kaka. Great...

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Thank Lucy C
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 26 October 2016

Stayed for 6 nights. Excellent location, views and facilities. Large unit, deck, nice outlook. The bonus were the wild parrots (kakas) that sat on the deck and commented on us! The owners could not have been more helpful, many thanks!

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Sofia, Bulgaria
Reviewed 6 October 2016

Just spent 2 peaceful nights in Bay Motel. Highly recommended. I was upgraded without even asking and my room was great. Superb hospitality from owners. Great location for quietness, with views of bay and a few minutes walk to town. And of course had a few pints in the most southerly bar in the World....apparently. What not to like?

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Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

I was fortunate enough to spend two very peaceful and adventurous days on Stewart Island. I was picked up at the airport shuttle station and Jeff was there to meet me. He gave me a brief history of the island and his pure joy and enthusiasm was contagious. When I checked in Rhondda was waiting for me with maps, information,...

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Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Just returned from staying at Bay motel. What a beautiful place! Room outstanding clean fresh and large. Owners are amazing nothing is too much trouble. Very friendly and helpful would definitely recommend

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 7 September 2016

The new owners of Bay Motel could not have been more helpful in relation to our visit to Stewart Island, the focus of which was the Rakiura Track on which we spent one night. As soon as we arrived on the island we phoned the Motel and were collected from the airline's base on the waterfront so that we could...

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bevisland, Owner at Bay Motel, responded to this review

Thanks for your kind words Nick - we're really glad you enjoyed your stay on Stewart island and that we were part of that! Hope to see you again sometime. Regards Rhondda

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 26 May 2016

We stayed in the 2 bedroom family unit. The lovely lady who picked us up from the post office (she was waiting there for us as we were dropped off by the bus from the flight) gave us a little tour around Oban before taking us to the Motel. The rooms themselves were super clean with thoughtful touches throughout -...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
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  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Bay Motel is located in the center of Halfmoon Bay, Stewart Island & has glorious ocean views from more than half of our units. We are no more than 500 meters walk to all of the restaurants, shops & transport (Plane & Ferry) terminals in the township. Bay Motel complex is made up of 13 modern, quality serviced units - 10 studios, 1 & 2 bedroom units and a 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom luxury apartment. We also have a laundry, courtyard & covered BBQ available for guests use. ~Courtesy transfers on arrival and departure ~2 units & the Apartment have double spa baths ~2 units are wheelchair friendly ~Fully equipped kitchenettes ~Central heating ~Sky TV, telephone and free wireless internet ~Guest laundry, freezer storage, BBQ ~Portable cot, high-chair & buggy ~Continental breakfast available ($12 per person) ... more   less 

Additional Information about Bay Motel

Address: 9 Dundee Street | Halfmoon Bay, Stewart Island 9846, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Southland Region > Stewart Island
Price Range: €110 - €131 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Bay Motel 3*
Number of rooms: 13
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Bay Motel Stewart Island
Bay Hotel Stewart Island
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“2 bedroom family suite is on the lower level, better views available from the upper level rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles bootfull, 26 May 2016 | Read review
“My husband and I booked Room 3 and think it's the most private with the best view”
 of 5 bubbles SueC43, 19 May 2016 | Read review
“They all seem lovely!”
 of 5 bubbles DDFA, 2 May 2016 | Read review
“Unit 6 gives a view in two directions :)”
 of 5 bubbles HelenJG786, 20 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Best view rooms nearest the bay, but we were furthermost away and still had reasonable views from our balcony.”
 of 5 bubbles 313michellep, 29 Mar 2016 | Read review
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