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Arthur's Pass Alpine Motel
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Reviewed 11 July 2014 via mobile

Arthur's pass Alpine Motel was a outstanding place to stay in a memorable part of New Zealand. The room was clean comfortable and cosy. I would recommend this gorgeous place to anyone. Thanks Pete and Fi.

  • Stayed: July 2014
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Peter N, Owner at Arthur's Pass Alpine Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2014

Thanks for your glowing review of "Our Gem". Really glad you enjoyed your stay and the views on offer. Sorry it was a bit rainy, but without the rain, we wouldn't have the greenery. We'll try and order sunshine for your next visit. Thanks for staying.

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Reviewed 16 June 2014

Pete gave us a free upgrade as we were staying 2 nights and rooms were fully booked friday night.
Weather was great and we enjoyed Arturs Pass so much we stayed 3 nights!
Room was tidy, warm and clean.
Helpful host gave us tips on where to hike, and eat and morning weather forecasts.
Amber cleaned and left fresh towels in our room daily - 5 star service.
Ate every night at Wobbly Kea. Good food, generous portions, great music,beer - and the best espresso coffees in the mornings.
And hiking around this area is simply fantastic!

  • Stayed: June 2014
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Peter N, Owner at Arthur's Pass Alpine Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2014

Hi, Glad you enjoyed the upgrade and every part of your stay. It's sometimes tricky finding a dry place for a walk, so happy to point you in the right direction. Some days the conditions can be totally different just 10kms down the road. Great to hear that Amber looked after you so well while we were away. Thanks for staying.

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Reviewed 3 June 2014

Although this was possibly the most "rustic" place that we stayed during our two weeks in New Zealand, we slept great and were very happy that we were able to stay here. We had a large place for just the two of us. It was warm and had everything we needed. We only stayed one night, but the manager watched over our bags while we hiked during the day. He also gave us some great tips of where to go hike as it was raining, but the hike he led us to was in a area that it was not raining. Also, when we got back to pick up our things, he had found several very important things that we had left in the room and had it ready for us to pick up also. I would stay here again if I am ever lucky enough to visit this area again. We did not find a lot of great food around, so next time I would ask the manager to make some suggestions.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Peter N, Owner at Arthur's Pass Alpine Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 5 June 2014

Hi, thanks for your great review. The weather can be a bit hard to read at times, glad we got it right for you. Unfortunately there are only 2 evening restaurants in town, so choices are limited. When you come back next time, we'd love to have you stay again. Thanks, Pete and Fi

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Reviewed 28 May 2014

The unit we had was one of the older ones so was a bit dated, but very clean and very well equipped. They had thought of everything. Pete and Fi were so friendly and helpful and made us feel very welcome. It's an easy walk into the village for the cafes and shops, although we were glad that we had bought fresh food on the way as the choice is a bit limited. We were lucky with the weather so made the most of a happy stay.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Peter N, Owner at Arthur's Pass Alpine Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2014

Hi, thanks for staying with us. We have a plan in place to upgrade all the units, so hopefully next time we'll be able to host you in an upgraded one. The weather can certainly make a difference. At he moment we have clear days and crisp morning frosts. See you next time, Pete and Fi.

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Reviewed 27 May 2014

The unit (medium family) was not big, but enough for us, good locking units, shower was great, heater great, there are electric blanquets too. All very clean. THe place is near all in town. Is near to the train tracks and road, but this is the same for nearly all places in town as the tracks and road follow the pass as the buildings in the town, all in the long not very wide space near the river. We did not have any problema with noises, great sleep although the trains goes by night and we are at the nearest unit to the tracks.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Peter N, Owner at Arthur's Pass Alpine Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2014

Hi, thanks for taking the time to place a review. Glad you enjoyed your stay. It's a bit different from your home town of Barcelona. Pete and Fi

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Reviewed 18 May 2014

We stayed for a single night at this beautiful place and felt we should have stayed longer. The kind folks running the place were fabulous, had a smile on their face and always ready to help out. The rooms themselves were really cosy, warm and clean. We rented two cabins - the bigger one with the gas fireplaces for the folks and the slightly smaller one for us.

We would have extended our stay, but a storm front moving in made us chase the sun north. Would highly recommend this place to people visiting Arthur's pass.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with family
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Peter N, Owner at Arthur's Pass Alpine Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 19 May 2014

Thanks for your lovely review. we're glad you enjoyed your time here. The weather did get unsettled down south where you were thinking of heading, but hopefully it held for you further north. Thanks for staying with us. Pete and Fi

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Reviewed 14 May 2014

Arriving very late at night, the owner was nonetheless most helpful at helping us plan out our hikes, meals, and route the next day. He was also very kind and allowed us to stay a little beyond checkout time so that we could shower after the very enjoyable hikes in the area. Room very cosy, with nice touches like electric blankets. Terrific!

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Peter N, Owner at Arthur's Pass Alpine Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2014

Thanks for your lovely review. We're glad the weather held for your morning walk, despite being a bit chilly. Glad we could help with your late checkout. We're usually able to oblige when requested. Thanks for staying. Pete and Fi

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Address: 52 Main Road | Highway 73, Arthur's Pass National Park 7654, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Arthur's Pass National Park
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Arthur's Pass National Park
Price Range: £56 - £80 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Arthur's Pass Alpine Motel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
High in the Southern Alps, nestled amongst mountains and beech forest, is Arthur's Pass Village. A comfortable two hour drive from Christchurch, Arthur's Pass offers some of the best unspoilt hiking and scenery in New Zealand. The hiking/walking tracks vary from a one-hour walk up to the Punchbowl Falls, to a multi-day hike in the mountains.Arthur's Pass Alpine Motel, conveniently situated in the village, offers fantastic self contained Motel accommodation, complete with your own bathroom and kitchen. A recent upgrade has seen the installation of double glazed windows and doors to the majority of our units to increase warmth and decrease noise. We also offer free WIFI. Our warm, cosy cabins (some with gas fires) sleep 1-5 people. With a hotel and restaurant a short walk from our motel, it is the perfect location to base yourself for some leisurely walking and tramping, or a hike up to Avalanche Peak for a grand view of the Southern Alps. You can even meet some cheeky kea or listen to the kiwi call at night. Your hosts and owners, Pete and Fi Neale, have a wealth of knowledge about the area, having holidayed in the area for the past 40+ years. ... more   less 
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