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Fernwood Holiday Park
London, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
40 reviews
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“Brillant”
Reviewed 22 November 2013

We phoned here about 45 minutes before we arrived. Tony was very helpful, at first he said that he didn't have a cabin available but put me on hold and then said that they would have one ready for us when we arrived.

We arrived an hour or so later and met Tony. He is a lovely man who seemed like he would do absolutely anything to help his guests. We asked for some advice about what to do the next day and he had lots of ideas and local knowledge.

We went to our cabin to find an immaculate room, with fridge, toaster, kettle, heater and chest of draws. The bed was the most comfortable we have slept on in NZ. As we were unpacking our car the couple in the next cabin said that they had seen the staff working on the cabin prior to our arrival - I can only assume that they had specially finished off the fixtures and fittings for our arrival! Now THAT is what you call service!

The kitchen block was well stocked with pots/pans etc and there was an amazing organic vegetable and herb garden which guests can help themselves to!

The showers took a minute or two to heat up but once warm were lovely.

I would highly recommend this site to anyone looking for a friendly site with good access to the Abel Tasman, and most of all a comfortable bed!

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Judith - Tony P, Owner at Fernwood Holiday Park, responded to this review, 24 November 2013
Many thanks for your excellent review !
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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Reviewed 8 May 2013

I was disappointed with our cabin for $140.00 per night. It was very cold and difficult to get warm with a small wall mounted heater and one small oil filled radiator. We struggled to keep warm and it was not even Winter!
The shower was poor, barely more than a trickle, and the bathroom was very cold.
The bunk beds in the bedroom were terrible - the top one wasn't safely joined to the bottom, luckily we didn't need to use it. The mattress on the bottom bunk was so thin that you could feel the lats through it and it got painful after a while.
The cabin kitchen was poorly equipped with no sharp knives and no peeler or grater.
On the plus side, the queen bed was comfortable and the TV and oven worked well. The hosts were really pleasant and happy to provide extra towels and toilet roll.
The kids playground wasn't well maintained and we were quite disgusted to find a pile of poo near the swings.
The camp laundry was very expensive and cost $2 for a load of washing and $4 to dry half a load.

The camp is situated a bit far out of town to walk but is next to a lovely cafe called Toad Hall which sells organic fruit and veges and has a great kids playground.

  • Stayed April 2013
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Dusseldorf, Germany
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Reviewed 19 April 2013

We (2 adults, 1 girl (4 y), 1 boy (2 y)) stayed with a campervan at Fernwood Holiday Park for 4 days incl. New Years Eve. Judith and Tony are wonderful and lovely hosts. You immediately feel that they love what they do. When we arrived at the holiday park Judith gave us all important information. However when we arrived at our camper site Tony already followed us and asked if he can offer any support. If they pass by during the day they always have a smile and some nice words for you.

If we remember right Judith and Tony took over the holiday park beginnig of 2011. Since then they have improved the premises step-by-step. They took care of the plantings, they refurbished the bathrooms and Motels , they implemented colorful furnitures in the barbecue area,... and as a highlight the offer beds with vegetable and herbs for free use. For sure not everthing is perfect today but we are convinced that Judith and Tony will make the Fernwood Holiday Park to one of the most beloved one in NZ. If we come back to NZ, we will for sure stay here again.

@Judith & Tony, many thanks for the very, very nice accommodation and please stay as you are!

Best regards
Meike & Matthias

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Fernwood Holiday Park

Property: Fernwood Holiday Park
Address: 519 High Street South, Motueka 7120, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Nelson-Tasman Region > Motueka
Amenities:
Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #13 of 13 Speciality Lodging in Motueka
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Fernwood Holiday Park 3.5*
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated at the roundabout, 2kms south of town on the SH60 and adjacent to the estuary, and the new Taste of Tasman Cycle Trail, Fernwood has powered and tent sites and a range of accommodation, from cabins to 2 bed motel units. The refurbished amenities block has a fully equipped kitchen, laundry and bathrooms. The disabled bathroom is also suitable for family use With spacious grounds, swimming pools and a playground with trampoline, children have plenty of safe space to roam. The TV lounge (with insulation and heating) has Freeview (digital) TV, books, magazines and power sockets for charging phones etc. Guests are encouraged to help themselves to herbs and veg from the organic kitchen garden. The shady outdoor dining areas have a BBQ. We also have a computer room, site wide FREE Wi-Fi, low cost bike hire and storage. ... more   less 
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