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“We Made an Excellent Choice of Accommodation in Greymouth”
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Sundowner Motel
Ranked #5 of 20 Hotels in Greymouth
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Invercargill, NZ
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“We Made an Excellent Choice of Accommodation in Greymouth”
Reviewed 30 March 2014

Spur of the moment decision to book into Sundowner Motel while doing a road trip round the South Island, and what a good decision it was. On checking-in we were shown the units available and given the individual prices for same, nothing seemed to be a bother to the owner. We chose a deluxe unit which we were very happy with. A plus being 2 very comfortable chairs in the unit for relaxing and watching TV, this being something we find is often lacking in studio type units. Good location and units definitely comfortable. The owners are well suited to being in the hospitality business and it shows, top marks to them.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Wendy Y, Owner at Sundowner Motel, responded to this review, 7 April 2014
Hello again, We are both glad to see your review on TripAdvisor and thanks for taking the time to so. Its great to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us at the Sundowner Motel while on your South Island road trip, hope you both have made it home safely and look forward to seeing you again one day,Cheers Murray & Wendy.
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Reviewed 24 March 2014

I stayed here last week for three nights with my husband and we were both really happy with every part of our experience. The motel is a close walk to the train station yet far enough away to have no noise. The rooms were really clean and the kitchen had everything we needed. The owners made us feel welcome. Our room felt private and it was great to be able to park the car directly outside our room. If we visit Greymouth again we will definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Wendy Y, Owner at Sundowner Motel, responded to this review, 26 March 2014
Hello again, Great to see you made it back home safely and thanks so much for submitting a review following your stay with us at the Sundowner Motel. We are pleased to hear that you both enjoyed your stay and we would love to have you stay with us again if you find yourselves on the scenic west coast and hopefully you will get to do the helicopter flight next time if weather permits. Cheers Murray & Wendy.
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San Diego, California
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Reviewed 23 March 2014

This is a nice little motel, located conveniently just across from the train station. (But you have to walk around the block to get across the tracks - not a big deal.)

The folks who run this motel were very friendly and helpful. The room (#9, I think, in the back corner) was clean, comfortable and well furnished, with a nice bathroom and a kitchenette. The sliding glass door to the room was a bit sticky and hard to wrangle, but nothing too bad.

It isn't fancy or luxurious, but is good, basic lodging, at a reasonable price. I recommend it.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Wendy Y, Owner at Sundowner Motel, responded to this review, 25 March 2014
Hi There Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review following your stay with us while on the scenic west coast.. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your accommodation at our Motel and thanks also for pointing that the sliding door was a bit sticky , you will be pleased to know that we have had it repaired today.. We wish you happy and safe travels from Murray & Wendy.
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Bremerton, Washington
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Reviewed 16 March 2014

Perfectly adequate lodging with helpful hosts, good location, off-street parking, good room kitchenette, tv/wifi. Room was clean and quiet. Everything about our stay was good, but there was also nothing the stood out as exceptional. Just an honest, clean, adequate facility.

Room Tip: Dinner at the nearby brewery was GREAT!
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Wendy Y, Owner at Sundowner Motel, responded to this review, 20 March 2014
Hello again, We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay with us at the Sundowner Motel while visiting the West Coast and thanks for mentioning our location as we are the closest Motel to the town center. Its great that you visited the Monteiths Brewery while here as it is a real attraction on coast. We wish you more safe and happy travels, Murray & Wendy.
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Timaru, New Zealand
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Reviewed 23 February 2014

Absolutely lovely lady on the hone when we booked from out of town and upon arriving, she had our Wi-Fi passwords ready for us in our room, Nice, clean awesome room. great location, only a couple of minutes walk to town. Very quiet and very well equipped rooms. will definitely stay again. I might mention, that on our travels, this was the only place that told me the difference price in rooms, eg : upstairs, downstairs etc, which was helpful. Thanks guys :)

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Wendy Y, Owner at Sundowner Motel, responded to this review, 28 February 2014
Hi again, Thanks for taking the time to write a review following your stay with us. Its great to hear you enjoyed at the Sundowner Motel in Greymouth. We try and make our guests feel as comfortable as possible and the 250MB of free WI FI in your room is all part of the service and we also offer a range of prices to fit most budgets. We wish you both happy and safe riding on those amazing bike of yours, cheers Murray and Wendy.
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Motueka, New Zealand
Level 3 Contributor
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2014

This is a clean, friendly hotel. Stayed for a night and it had everything we needed. Would definitely stay again. Great proximity to The Warehouse and a beautiful grocery store for those last minute items we needed to stock up on before camping again. It was a wonderful break between camping spots north and south of Greymouth. The managers were very warm and welcoming.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
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Wendy Y, Owner at Sundowner Motel, responded to this review, 28 February 2014
Hello again, We so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us at the Sundowner Motel Greymouth in between camping on the south islands scenic west coast. Thanks for taking the time to submit a review on Tripadvisor as we find a lot of our guests look at reviews prior to choosing a motel to stay at. Happy and safe travels, Murray and Wendy.
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Auckland, New Zealand
Level 6 Contributor
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2014

Clean and Basic, I was up the back so had no Street noise. The shower had good pressure and was nice and warm. Stayed 2 nights, first night it was warm and a fan would have been handy. Kitchen had all the bits and pieces you would expect, all clean and tidy. Owner was very friendly and helpful. Needs a ice tray.

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Wendy Y, Owner at Sundowner Motel, responded to this review, 12 February 2014
Thanks for your comments and feed back on potential ways to improve the contents of our units, we value all our guests opinions as we are always looking at things that we can improve on to make everyone's stay comfortable. We are pleased to see that you have booked again to stay with us later this month. We hope that the rest of your travels around the South Island goes well.

Murray & Wendy
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Property: Sundowner Motel
Address: 14 Smith Street | West Coast, Greymouth 7805, New Zealand
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Region: New Zealand > South Island > West Coast Region > Greymouth
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Suites Wheelchair access
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Ranked #5 of 20 Hotels in Greymouth
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Sundowner Motel 3*
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to the Sundowner Motel -motel accommodation Greymouth, New Zealand.Closest Motel to the township of Greymouth and the Tranzalpine Station. Free transfer from train or bus. From the moment you arrive at the Sundowner Motel the owners, Murray and Wendy Torrens, will ensure you receive a warm welcome and an enjoyable stay.Sundowner Motel Greymouth accommodation offers affordable and comfortable modern studio and family units which are all quality 4 star and serviced daily. Whether you're here on business or here for pleasure, on your own or in a group, you'll find we provide the highest level of service and facilities around. ... more   less 
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