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Lantern Court Motel
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Reefton
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Berlin
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“Well worth a visit”
Reviewed 10 February 2014

Reefton may not be on the 'must-visit' list of most visitors.So it took us seven trips to come here but it's definitely worth it. Endless tramping option in the area and a nice little town that has all you need. Well, more dinner options in town would be nice.
Lantern Court Motel is an excellent base for your stay, absolutely central, walking distance to good breakfasts at the bakery and everything else.
Nice modern rooms with all the amenities, nice hosts and good service. The continuous balcony might be irritating but that way the modern building perfectly matches the old hotel - really well done from the architects.

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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 5 October 2013 via mobile

What a fabulous night we enjoyed here at this hotel. We were provided with the two bedroom apartment upstairs with a full balcony. The apartment was lovely and well appointed. Sitting outside on the balcony early evening was especially nice hearing the stream, it was most relaxing. The staff member was so lovely and nothing was a problem. Would highly recommend the Lantern Court Motel.

  • Stayed September 2013
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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Reviewed 4 September 2013

This place is a real gem! The staff was super friendly and rooms clean and comfortable. The motel has a quaint, mid-century feel. We were driving across the South island and found Reefton to be the perfect place for a break. The manager showed us around the property as well as suggesting where to get a bite to eat. She also told us a brief history about the town. Very nice! The heart of town is basically one main street with a few restaurants and shops. We ate at the inn down the street (Wilson Hotel) and had a wonderful meal that was very reasonably priced.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 1 April 2013

Reasonable prices. Friendly and helpful staff. Clean, quiet and comfortable room. Reefton is a quaint little town and the scenery and bushwalks between Reefton and Lewis Pass are great. If you're planning to arrive late, be aware that the cafes and pubs can close fairly early.

Room Tip: We stayed in renovated 4* studio, but cheaper and older 2* 2br units looked OK to me on inspection.
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  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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London
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Reviewed 18 March 2013

The staff were helpful and friendly, our 4 star two bedroom unit (number 7) was comfortable and well-equipped, but the bedrooms were too small for our liking. We stayed there as part of a motorcycle trip to the South Island and were delighted to be offered space in the garage to store our motorbikes overnight. The roads in and out of Reefton are delightful and although it is a small town with few facilities it is a much nicer alternative to staying at Greymouth.

I booked our stay at the Lantern Court through the Jasons web site; this was a bad move and I would strongly recommend that you contact the motel direct if you want to make a booking as the Jasons web site struck me as poor and the confirmation only served to confuse.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with friends
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 15 January 2013

We stayed in the new section/annex which is 4* accom with balcony area with 2 bedrooms, large lounge/dining area/kitchen and spacious bathroom. The rooms were very tastefully decorated and comfortable. Staff were very helpful in suggesting places to eat in the town and booked our onward accommodation for us before leaving. Not an over-abundance of on-site parking, this may be due to the hotel's central location, but plenty of street parking which is safe. Although it rained hard whilst we were in Reefton we found it a quaint town undergoing regeneration at present. Lots of places to see around Reefton reflecting it's gold/coal mining history.

Room Tip: We highly recommend the Lantern Court Motel to anyone visiting this area.
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  • Stayed December 2012, travelled as a couple
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NZ
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Reviewed 12 January 2013

We recently stayed in Reefton at the Lantern Court. The owner met us on arrival and was very welcoming and suggested things we could do in reefton.
The room was lovely as these are fairly new, they were decorated inside with attention to detail really well. The bed was big and comfortable, the lighting was nice, we were on the ground floor and we had a nice patio with french doors opening out. The bathroom was lovely it was nice to see a lovely polished wooden toilet seat in a new motel, every time we entered the bathroom the fan went on not sure how but it did, must have been triggered by movement quite good. The amenities were very good and good cooking facilities with hobs and microwave which was also a convection one.
We had a lovely two days there. Thank You. Garry and Lorna New Plymouth
If you have never been to Reefton dont pass it by stay a while theres more than the main street.

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  • Stayed January 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Lantern Court Motel
Address: 63 Broadway Street, Reefton, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > West Coast Region > Reefton
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Free Parking
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Reefton
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Hotel Class:3 star — Lantern Court Motel 3*
Number of rooms: 12
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