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Nugget View & Kaka Point Motels
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Kaka Point
Wellington, New Zealand
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“A winter visit”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2014

Visiting in the middle of winter ; we enjoyed staying here much more than a place on Otago peninsula the following night ; we stayed here 2 nights, and visited Nugget Point and the penguins - this was a great base to explore the Catlins to the south. A warm room ; with fantastic views over the sea and waves. We were in room 7 - a fair way away from the motel office, and the wifi didn't work for us at all. All up though our room was comfortable, and nice to stay at. We would stay there again. The place was for sale when we visited - and the owners apparently overseas, but the caretaker(?) woman was very friendly and very helpful.

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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2014

Although probably not the best time of year to visit this area we were warmly welcomed by the owner and shown to our room. We only stayed one night here but the rooms were very well equipped, clean and very comfortable. The view in the morning when the sun finally came up was stunning. A great base for exploring the area and the beautiful Kaka Point itself in the summer.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2014 via mobile

Stayed for two nights in one of the older units over the road. Lovely comfortable two bedroom unit well equipped with everything we needed. Great view and lovely location. Put our washing in and went out for a couple of hours and when we got home our lovely host had put it through the dryer, folded it and left it in our unit!! Would love to have stayed longer!

Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2014

Nice large rooms with comfortable bed ..kitchen very well appointed and spa bath was great after a days walking.Owners very friendly and helpful and was worth the paid trip to the lighthouse as we would have missed the seals and penguins that were hiding in the natural rocks etc

Room Tip: We chose the Spa bathroom rooms as faced out over the harbour and lovely to wake up to the sunrise
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2014

This motel is well situated with great views. the accommodation is poor quality for the price. We were charged nz$140 for a night. The motel was furnished with low quality furniture and fittings. Probably all soured from The Warehouse. Worth no more that $100 per night compared with other accommodation we had on our trip in the South Island.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Essex, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2014

We really enjoyed The Catlins - peaceful and away from it all - but quality accommodation is hard to find. Fortunately, Nugget View & Kaka Point Motels are worth their rating. The rooms are spotlessly clean and well-equipped; the views are fabulous and there is good food nearby.

The wifi works - but the speeds are very s-l-o-w (a function of how far this place is from the mainstream). There is a supplementary charge for the wifi, which is a pity these days - wifi is as basic as plumbing .... places stopped charging for that some time ago.

Don't be put off by the slightly world-weary manner of the proprietor - he actually has guests' interests at heart and we discovered that nothing is too much trouble. He was helpful, for example, in describing things to do; and places to eat.

Don't hesitate - go, stay.

Room Tip: We asked for the one with the spa bath. All seem to have good views.
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Russell, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2014

There are not many places in the Catlins where one can stay in a self contained unit that are reasonable priced.

We can highly recommend this one though. Our unit was a big room with plenty of space with a big double/queen bed and a single bed around the corner (still in the same room), fully equipped kitchen and a big bathroom (even with a Spa Bath).

The owners are very friendly and helpful with advising of the best times to spot the yellow eyed penguin and the best tides for the cathedral caves a bit further away.

We stayed two nights but could have easily stayed longer.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
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Property: Nugget View & Kaka Point Motels
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
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Hotel Class:4 star — Nugget View & Kaka Point Motels 4*
Number of rooms: 13
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