With panoramic views of the Tasman Sea, The Bay Motel overlooks Halfmoon Bay on Stewart Island. It features a nearby golf course, a free shuttle service and free private parking on site. All modern apartments include a seating area with satellite TV and a kitchen with fridge, microwave, tea/coffee making facilities. Rooms open out on a private balcony, with views of the bay or surrounding bush. The spacious rooms also offer free WiFi, electric blankets and individually controlled central heating. Laundry service is available upon request. There is also a barbecue area in an undercover courtyard. The Bay Motel is a 5-minutes’ walk from shops and restaurants; its location allows many hiking and trekking possibilities in the native forests of Rakiura National Park.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.5 for a two-person trip.

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Property highlights

Top location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.6)

Want a great night's sleep? This property was highly rated for its very comfy beds.

FREE private parking!


Availability

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Room type
Number of guests
 
1 single bed
and
1 large double bed
1 large double bed
Bedroom 1:
1 large double bed
Bedroom 2:
2 single beds
1 large double bed
Double Room
1 single bed
and
1 large double bed
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Property practices

This property has told us they implemented certain practices across some or all of these categories: waste, water, energy and greenhouse gases, destination and community, and nature.
Guest reviews

Categories:

Staff
9.3
Facilities
9.0
Cleanliness
9.4
Comfort
9.4
Value for money
8.7
Location
9.6
Free WiFi
7.9
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See what guests loved the most:

  • Gemma
    New Zealand New Zealand
    Great location, excellent space in the 2 bedroom apartment, nice and cosy with the heating, very clean.
  • Helen
    New Zealand New Zealand
    Great room with sea view. Room very comfortable and very clean. Only a few minutes' walk to town center
  • Bruce
    New Zealand New Zealand
    Very convenient, close to town and walking tracks. Great view. Large flock of Kaka Parrots outside the unit one afternoon!

Property surroundings

Facilities of The Bay Motel
Great facilities! Review score, 9

Most popular facilities
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport shuttle (free)
  • Free parking
  • Non-smoking rooms
Outdoors
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Sun terrace
  • BBQ facilities
  • Terrace
Activities
  • Tour or class about local culture
    Additional charge
  • Bike tours
    Additional charge
  • Walking tours
    Additional charge
  • Snorkelling
    Off-site
  • Diving
    Off-site
  • Bowling
    Additional charge
  • Cycling
    Off-site
  • Hiking
  • Canoeing
    Additional charge
  • Table tennis
    Additional charge
  • Fishing
    Additional charge
  • Golf course (within 3 km)
    Additional charge
Food & Drink
  • Breakfast in the room
Internet
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Parking
Free private parking is possible at a location nearby (reservation is not needed).
  • Street parking
  • Accessible parking
Services
  • Shuttle service
    Additional charge
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Private check-in/check-out
  • Luggage storage
  • Fax/photocopying
  • Tour desk
  • Express check-in/check-out
  • Laundry
    Additional charge
  • Airport shuttle
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Smoke alarms
  • Key access
  • Safety deposit box
General
  • Adult only
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Heating
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Non-smoking rooms
Accessibility
  • Lower bathroom sink
  • Toilet with grab rails
  • Wheelchair accessible
Languages spoken
  • English

House rules
The Bay Motel takes special requests - add in the next step!

Check-in
From 14:00 to 18:30
You'll need to let the property know in advance what time you'll arrive.
Check-out
From 07:30 to 10:00
Cancellation/ prepayment
Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required option.
Children and beds

Child policies

Children of any age are welcome.

To see correct prices and occupancy information, please add the number of children in your group and their ages to your search.

Cot and extra bed policies

0 - 1 year
Cot upon request
Free

The number of cots allowed is dependent on the option you choose. Please check your selected option for more information.

There are no extra beds available at this property.

All cots are subject to availability.

No age restriction
There is no age requirement for check-in
Pets
Pets are not allowed.
Groups
When booking more than 3 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
Accepted payment methods
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The fine print
Need-to-know information for guests at this property

Please note that Bay Motel does not accept payment with American Express.

Please note that there is a 2% charge when you pay with a credit card.

Payment via bank transfer or EFTPOS is available.

Please inform The Bay Motel in advance of your expected arrival time. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation.

In response to Coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

FAQs about The Bay Motel

  • Room options at The Bay Motel include:

    • Twin/Double
    • Double
    • Apartment
    • Studio

  • The Bay Motel offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

    • Cycling
    • Hiking
    • Bowling
    • Snorkelling
    • Table tennis
    • Diving
    • Fishing
    • Canoeing
    • Golf course (within 3 km)
    • Tour or class about local culture
    • Walking tours
    • Bike tours

  • The prices at The Bay Motel may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.

  • The Bay Motel is 650 yards from the centre of Half-moon Bay. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • Check-in at The Bay Motel is from 14:00, and check-out is until 10:00.

  • The nearest beach is just 200 yards from The Bay Motel. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.