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Murchison Motels
Ranked #1 of 5 Hotels in Murchison
Certificate of Excellence
Otago
Level 5 Contributor
70 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Late arrival”
Reviewed 24 April 2012

We arrived quite late in Murchison and this was the first place we enquired at. Wonderful welcome , luxury accomodation at an excellent price. King size bed, tea and coffee making facilities. TV, large bathroom and marvellous shower. Next morning greeted by the resident dog, Sydney. Would certainly go back again.

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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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New Zealand
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Reviewed 8 April 2012

New motels and well away from the main road insuring a quiet atmoshere for a very good nights sleep. The studio rooms are spacious with roomy bathroom and good shower pressure. Tea, coffee (they provide you with freshly roasted and ground coffee on request) making facilities and utensils are in the room. There is a small pool too. Good quality linen is always a treat making for a very comfortable sleep.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 December 2011

Turned up late evening to find a warm welcome waiting. Rooms are very well equiped with internet facilites. Very comfy bed and a good nights sleep. Ate in recomended nearbylicensed cafe at end of motel road.

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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Harpenden, UK
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Reviewed 7 March 2011

I wanted to stay in Murchison because, having passed through it in 2010, it struck me as the archetypal New Zealand country village. And so it proved to be - as far removed from the pace and stress of European life as a first-world village can be. But would there be somewhere decent to stay?

This motel looked good on its web-site, and it was. We had one of the newer rooms, in a block of six, but there is another older building, too. Set well off the road, thus quiet, our room was in many ways typical of a modern up-market New Zealand motel, a species quite unique to New Zealand. Americans reading about motels in New Zealand should realise that they are not the same thing as old-fashioned motels in the USA. In New Zealand, exterior access to a room is no problem - security is not an issue.

The room was well-furnished, with a good bathroom and a well-fitted small kitchen, with the car parked out front. We were lucky to be in Murchison at the time of their agricultural show, so we could watch the sheep-shearing competition, not the sort of thing a suburbanite from SE England sees every day. I loved everythingabout Murchison - the big old pub where farmers came for food and drink, the characterful old shops, the surrounding mountains, and the main highway where I could stand on the central white line and take photographs, so heavy was the traffic.

  • Stayed February 2011, travelled as a couple
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reading, berks
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2011

We stopped here for one night on our way back to Christchurch with details from Lonely Planet. Not easy to spot as tucked away behing a cafe off the main street. Fantastic, spacious unit with the best bathroom and shower we had in all of our trip - even though we had stayed on one luxury hotel. The unit had a small kitchenette which enabled us to cook dinner and was scrupulously clean.

There is a small swimming pool which was welcome following a long drive.

The owner is very friendly and welcoming and runs a great place. Would recommend this place without any hesitation and would stay again if we were in the area

  • Stayed February 2011, travelled as a couple
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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66 reviews
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Reviewed 23 December 2010

The room and bathroom were clean and spacious. The location was fine in a small town. It was a nice enough place, but well overpriced for a small town hotel.

  • Stayed November 2010, travelled as a couple
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Reviewed 14 August 2010

We stayed the night but next time we stay in Murchison we will stay elsewhere.I also left my phone charger in the room,and when I realised that I had left it there I rang them and asked them to send it back.I said I would pay for it to be sent which they said was fine and from that day I have never heard from them again.

  • Stayed May 2010, travelled as a couple
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Property: Murchison Motels
Address: 53 Fairfax St., Murchison 7049, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Nelson-Tasman Region > Murchison
Amenities:
Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 5 Hotels in Murchison
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Murchison Motels 4.5*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated within a few steps of Murchison's eclectic selection of pubs, cafes and restaurants. Murchison Motelsis the perfect place to rest for a night or stay for a week. Our new studio units are decorated in clean uncluttered style, with bathrooms to relax in and beds to dream in. Our family units offer fully self-contained comfort for old and young, with full kitchen facilities and generous bathrooms. ... more   less 
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