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Callander, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited with my daughter, and was delighted with the accommodation. The apartments were spotless and very well appointed. Walk out of the french windows and ten yards later you're on to a glorious beach. You're a ten minute walk from a beach with a fossilised forest, and where yellow eyed penguins (the rarest on the planet) live. Val the owner...

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Winters, California
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This motel is perfectly located within 100m of the sand seashore on Curio Bay. The owner was welcoming and offered suggestions for dining and sightseeing. Our room had a kitchenette and was clean. I know bed softness is a matter of opinion, but our queen bed was not comfortable because it was too soft and sloping towards the center.

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Val6535, Owner at Curio Bay Salthouse, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, I am sorry you found the bed uncomfortable and thank you for letting us know, without your input we would have no idea that the bed needed to be replaced.

Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

It was our most amazing weekend away. Absolutely stunning and breathtaking. We enjoyed every moment at curio bay and at the Salthouse. Carol was an amazing hostess while Val was not there. No doubt we will be back.

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New South Wales, Australia
Reviewed 19 December 2016

Far better than we expected, very clean beautiful rooms (lovely decor) and extremely well equipped. We were right on the beach and in the early morning saw some dolphins swim past. There is no shops close by so you will need to bring your own supplies but it has an extremely well equipped kitchen with everything you need/want supplied. The...

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Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

We stayed here for one night on a catlins tour. This place is very clean, you have a large bathroom with excellent shower! Comfy queen bed and a dining table with some lounge chairs too. Also a well equipped kitchen! No oven but microwave, large electric fry pan and two bench top cooking elements. We managed to cook a whole...

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Parkville, Maryland, United States
Reviewed 5 August 2016

It is a great place and it was by accident that we ended up in this place but was the best experience out of our trip to the Bluff and Catlins from Dunedin. The owners were very friendly and helped us even with some food since we did not have any with us and was too late to go for...

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Bundaberg, Queensland, Australia
Reviewed 17 May 2016 via mobile

You literally step out of your unit, cross the small lawn and then you are just about on the beach, it is that close. The weather was quite wild for the days we were at Curio Bay, but we were very snug and warm in our unit. The unit was clean and comfortable with a great shower. There are no...

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Canberra, Australia
Reviewed 17 May 2016

Our generous sized room included a full kitchen, large bathroom and sitting area, which, as the location is quite isolated, would be very handy if you were staying a few days. Val, our host, was helpful and friendly, giving directions to nearby natural attractions. The rooms are right behind the beach, with uninterrupted views across the bay and stunning sunrises.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 3 May 2016

The property is right on one of the most stunning bays in New Zealand. Val was extremely helpful and friendly and the studios were immaculately clean and well appointed. What spoilt it for us was the paper thin walls and the constant intrusion of noise from the next unit and the loud footsteps and thumping on the ceiling from the...

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 15 April 2016 via mobile

Imagine stepping out of your unit and seeing hectors Dolphins straight out in front playing in the surf. Amazing. Beautiful immaculate unit which was comfortable and a pleasure to stay at. Hosts were helpful friendly and knowledgeable and I would warmly recommend this accommodation to all travellers to the area.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
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Curio Bay Salthouse is a modern motel right on the Propoise Bay beach at Curio Bay. Each unit has a well equipped kitchen (no oven) and en suite bathroom. Come and relax, enjoy the panoramic view, and watch Hector Dolphins from your bed (November - April) or spend your time exploring our spectacular rugged coast. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Curio Bay Salthouse

Address: 517 Waikawa Curio Bay Road | No 1 RD, Tokanui, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Southland Region > Tokanui
Number of rooms: 3
Also Known As:
Curio Bay Salthouse New Zealand/Southland Region - Tokanui
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“We stayed in the center room which we found excellent.”
 of 5 bubbles Saandra701, 18 Dec 2016 | Read review
“All the rooms face the Ocean”
 of 5 bubbles KoshyAlex, 5 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Your experience will definitely depend on who you have in the room next door.”
 of 5 bubbles 406pamelaf, 3 May 2016 | Read review
“There are only two rooms and they are side by side, so you can't go wrong with either one”
  • aCurio Bay sits just outside your back door
  • View out the back door of the room
  • To the north from out your back door this is what you see
 of 5 bubbles yummyrib, 9 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Any one of the three beach front rooms are brilliant”
 of 5 bubbles stevebro, 15 Mar 2016 | Read review
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