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Nugget View & Kaka Point Motels
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Kaka Point
Reviewed 12 June 2011

Kaka Point is probably my favourite town to stay in the Catlins, and Nugget View Motels is now my favourite place to stay. We stayed for one night in the cheaper rooms and it was fantastic value. Very spacious and comfortable...it had everything we wanted and more. There's a great view from the Motel also and I had a great chat with the guy running the place (didn't get his name!), very nice chap. Would definitely stay again...

  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 7 January 2011

We stayed here for 2 nights. I booked via email about 3 months prior to arrival and I believed that I had booked us a studio-spa unit for $125 per night. However, on arrival it turned out that we simply got a studio unit without a spa for that price as someone other than the owners had done the bookings and made a mistake. No email was sent to me explaining the situation prior to our arrival, which is a little disappointing. The host was friendly and helpful, and gave us a map and information about the Catlins.
The unit was of a good standard. The shared balcony has a great view of Kaka Point beach. The unit was well-equipped and very clean, if a little dated and tired in decor (apricot walls). The native birds in the bushes in the garden outside were fantastic, and Kaka Point is a great location to stay.
NB: We avoided the local shops as they were hideously expensive with very limited range - I recommend getting groceries at Owaka 4 Square and eating at the Catlins Cafe in Owaka instead.

  • Stayed: January 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 September 2010

Made an initial booking via email, then read a review on this website as to poor room quality and poor service, and rang up the owners to discuss our concerns as we didn't want to spend $150 on a room that was inferior. They were very dismissive about the poor review, were not willing to realise that as a consumer I do need to ensure that what I am paying for is worth it. At no time during the conversation was I rude, I tried to explain that we had in the past been very disappointed with a couple of motels which were very different in real life to the internet advertising. Then out of the blue, we were told to just forget staying there, and that they would just "wipe the booking". I find this lack of understanding of a consumers valid concerns to be very upsetting! If this is how they act when taking bookings, I would hate to see what would happen if there was a problem when they already had your money.

  • Stayed: September 2010, travelled with family
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peguins, Owner at Nugget View & Kaka Point Motels, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2010

We spent 30 mins , possibly more talking to this lady and could not change her negative atitude to the review we got in Feb 2008. Average rating. .this almost 3 years ago .
Acknowledging her concerns we talked over the unit on review explaining wet floor shower etc,brought her attention to unit on website. 2008 unit was only 6 yrs old.
We have 890 to 960 customer in Jan-Feb per month. She did not take any other reviews into account. We turned down her booking of $300 as a caution to avoid dissappointment on both sides.
We feel we made the right decision especially when we were abused, [showing her true colours] for turning her down.

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Reviewed 9 May 2010

We stayed at Kaka Point Motel for 1night for a weekend getaway in a spa unit. It was clean, tidy and modern. We enjoyed our short stay, the sunshine and great views. The walks in the area are great (lighthouse) The owners were helpful and friendly.

  • Stayed: May 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 January 2010

We arrived at the Motel after a long drive from Te Anau, stopping regularly to enjoy the amazing scenary and wildlife. The owner met us and showed to a fabulous unit with sea views, and even views of Nugget Point Lighthouse. The unit was very spacious, and had all you could need, with outdoor seating to enjoy the sounds of the native birdlife. The owner even turned up at the only pub later, and he was a very interesting and informative man, and knew lots of details about the area. He advised us the time in which to watch the yellow eyed penguins at roaring bay, and he was spot on. We saw 6 penguins come in to feed their chicks in just over an hour. We would definitely stay here again on our next trip to the Catlins.

  • Stayed: December 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 24 April 2008

We booked this motel from a Motel directory. It was a lovely well equipped room with twin beds and a view of the sea over to Nugget Point. The kitchen was well fitted out with everything we needed for tea and coffee. The bathroom had a spa bath with one way windows so you could lie in the bath and enjoy the view! There was sky television and DVD and lots of books on the area. There was a shared balcony with tables and chairs for each unit.
There was a restaurant/bar within easy walking distance and a shop. It is a small village and probably two nights would be enough. Wonderful beaches all around. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed: March 2008
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Thank Torcello
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Reviewed 10 March 2008

This is a really great motel. We booked budget rooms and were amazed and delighted to find that we had really quite immaculate, luxury accommodation. The unit had a beautiful fully fitted kitchen with all utilities and there were laundry facilities onsite. Our room also had a lovely balcony overlooking the bay. The owners were extremely friendly and welcomed us personally, coming also to say goodbye.

  • Stayed: February 2008, travelled with friends
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Thank Janbaby
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Address: 11 Rata Street, Kaka Point, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Kaka Point
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Kaka Point
Price Range: £61 - £96 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Nugget View & Kaka Point Motels 4*
Number of rooms: 13
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