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Cheviot Motel and Holiday Park
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Cheviot
Reviewed 21 March 2014

Cheviot is a delightful little country village with highway 1 running though it - New Zealand's main artery. To Europeans and Americans, this suggests a busy six-lane motorway or freeway with 24-hour traffic, but fear not, state highway 1 is a single-carriageway road with little more traffic than a B-road in Britain. Anyway, the Cheviot Motel is set well away from the highway on the edge of the village. It's a lovely little place, with six units, all spick and span and clean, facing a central lawned area. We sat on the front deck watching Bruce the retired collie trying to herd the cat and the peacocks. The new owners - they were farmers before - seem to have taken easily to their new environment and are friendly, helpful and charming.

A "holiday park" (ie campsite) is part of the business, but this does not detract in any way from the motels as it covers only a small area in the field alongside.

Our unit (number 6) had a separate bedroom and a light airy living room with a full kitchen, a front door with a deck and a back door outside which the car was parked. All was spotless and comfortable, with a black leather sofa, a modern armchair, a dining table and chairs.

If you like country peace and quiet, this is the place. It was our second visit, and we'll be back again, next time for longer.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 21 February 2014

We did not look over the campground but stayed only in one of the motel units.

This motel is off the busy and often noisy main highway south so it is quiet.
Situated about 1 km away from the highway on a country road, well sign posted off the main highway. The entrance is unpretentious with motel units at both sides.

The units are advertised as being totally refurbished and we stayed in one and I imagine that statement means all are refurbished to the same standard as our unit.
All units open to a small verandah and in the quiet of the country an evening drink or breakfast could be enjoyed.
The unit is very clean indeed, fresh and with a modern bathroom, lovely crisp bedroom linen,
and fully equipped kitchen cooking area with modern facilities. The TV has limited reception which can be expected in the location of this small town of just 380 people but, our host checked all was correct for the main channel and all worked no problem.
There was a heater and a fan for extra comfort if the climate was cold or hot
The small notebook for suggestions and comments stated only positive and very pleasant remarks of others who had stayed and many for a longer time or who had visited again.

We will stay at these units again They are so very good and the very small town has a couple of good cafes and an art gallery to break the journey from the north or south.
As stated we did not look over the campground or facilities but, our welcome at the office suggested guests would be enjoy their stay in these facilities too.

Lets support the small rural towns when one finds a gem of a place to get "off the highway"

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 11 January 2014

This camping ground was like a camping hotel. Park like grounds. Lovely white towels in the bathrooms. A cute fully equipped kitchen with everything from pots and dinner ware to cooking oil and tea towels. Outside the kitchen was a great selection of fresh herbs growing for everyone to use. One thing missing....... No sign of those nasty notices on the walls telling us all to 'clean up' after cooking. In a place like this everyone treats it like home. Thanks for having us. We loved it.

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 January 2014 via mobile

Paid $40 for a cabin through I-site while on cycling tour. Combined motel and holiday park is 500m-1k from Cheviot centre.

Lovely environment and proprietors. Rural feel with lots of personal touches and swimming pool.

Was more than perfect for my stay. I'll be back when I can.

Stayed: January 2014, travelled solo
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Reviewed 18 April 2013

Stopped here while on a solo cycle tour of NZ...Super friendly staff and patrons..Other cycle tourists also there, which always is a bonus for me..I love the 50's feel over the larger camps I stayed in..One other camp like this one is in Lumsden...Great spot to pitch a tent,..always a plus with me....I would return to NZ in a heartbeat and this camp would be on my return list..

  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled solo
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Reviewed 18 February 2013

I had been doubtful about a motel in a caravan park. But the park was adjacent, and it really was a motel in a garden. A friendly welcome always helps, and this, with the peace and quiet, made me relax immediately. Units probably vary, but ours had a sepate bedroom and living room with a full kitchen, the living room with a black leather sofa. It was spotlessly clean, absolutely quiet, and perfect for our one-nighter. I wish we could have stayed longer.

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank UKPeripatetic
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Reviewed 6 January 2013

The semi-rural setting well away from the main highway makes this a quiet and pleasant place to stay. The proprietor is friendly and service is good. The facilities are well kept but are old and quite basic. For campers there is a small kitchen with just one dining table and only two toilets and one shower per gender, which would become crowded when the occupancy rate is high. The camping facilities need a revamp.

  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled as a couple
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Address: 44 Ward Road, Cheviot 7310, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Cheviot
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