Catlins Area Motel is located in Owaka and features a garden and barbecue facilities. There's a terrace and guests can use free WiFi and free private parking. At the motel each room is equipped with a seating area, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, a kitchen, a dining area and a private bathroom with free toiletries, a shower and a hairdryer. All rooms have an electric tea pot, while some rooms are equipped with a patio and others also offer garden views. At Catlins Area Motel the rooms include bed linen and towels. The nearest airport is Dunedin Airport, 52 miles from the accommodation.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.3 for a two-person trip.

Catlins Area Motel has been welcoming guests since Feb 16, 2016

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Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.4)

Free Private Parking Available On Site


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Room Type
Bedroom :
1 twin bed
1 queen bed
Living room:
1 sofa bed
Bedroom :
3 twin beds
Living room:
1 sofa bed
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Guest reviews


Value for money
Free WiFi
High score for Owaka
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See what guests loved the most:

  • Natalie
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    No detail left out, including a small carafe of milk in fridge. The covered carport, the nice front porch, the kitchen facilities, the bright cheering feeling of the entire cottage was wonderful! Off the beaten track, but worth the extra effort...
  • Hendrik
    New ZealandNew Zealand
    Really loved this place, it was very comfortable, warm, sparkling clean, cosy, and had absolutely everything we needed. Tess the host is super friendly. Thanks a lot for having us!:)
  • Steve
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    The location and it was warm and cozy, spotlessly clean and really comfortable.
  • Julie
    New ZealandNew Zealand
    Outdoor seating, spacious, lots of tv channels. Quiet. Modern, Everything was perfect
  • Dong
    Liked everything! Exceptionally clean, has everything that you would need in the kitchen, toilet was separate from the shower which is very convenient, separate bedroom, large and comfortable room at a very reasonable price. what else can you...
  • Shufang
    New ZealandNew Zealand
    the owner has all the kitchen items for each unit , very convenient for traveling families ; replacing the new towels for each day of staying.
  • Zak
    The room was spacious and had a balcony. The kitchen was very well equipped with everything we needed! The shower was spacious as well.
  • Colin
    New ZealandNew Zealand
    Great environment, units/grounds beautifully maintained. The complex is a credit to the owners. Would recommend to anyone
  • John
    New ZealandNew Zealand
    Clean, quiet, friendly staff. Spacious room and good facilities. Very practical for holidaymakers. Good value.
  • Teresa
    New ZealandNew Zealand
    large clean Space. Gréât for familles. Value for money.

Property questions and answers
Browse questions from guests for anything extra you want to know about the property
The property usually replies within a few days

  • Is there a guest laundry please?

    Yes there is a guest laundry
    Answered on 18 September 2022
  • Is there tea and coffee in the room? Is breakfast available?

    Yes there is an assortment of hot beverages. No breakfast available sorry.
    Answered on 27 February 2021
  • Hi I would like to know how far is the motel from the light house ?

    Its is around 20 mins to nugget point lighthouse
    Answered on 13 April 2021
  • What are the cooking facilities in the apartment unit.

    Has everything but no oven. Gas hob microwave kettle toaster pots fry pan utensils plates etc.
    Answered on 13 April 2021
  • I wish to cancel a booking I had for the weekend of the Catlins Car Rally in August, I think the dates booked were 13/14/15 August. The rally is not g..

    What was the name.
    Answered on 2 August 2021
  • Hello, is there a supermarket Clise to you, please? Cheers

    Yes a Four square open 7 days 7.30am till 7pm
    Answered on 24 March 2021
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Area info *

Amenities of Catlins Area Motel
Great facilities! Review score, 9.2

Most popular amenities
  • Free parking
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Free WiFi
  • Family rooms
  • Tea/Coffee Maker in All Rooms
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Linens
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Inner courtyard view
  • Garden view
  • View
  • Picnic area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Barbecue
  • BBQ facilities
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • High chair
  • Dining table
  • Cleaning products
  • Toaster
  • Stovetop
  • Kitchenware
  • Electric kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Kitchenette
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Sofa bed
  • Clothes rack
  • Golf course (within 2 miles)
    Additional charge
Living Area
  • Dining area
  • Sofa
  • Sitting area
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Satellite channels
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Tea/Coffee maker
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Parking garage
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Private check-in/out
  • Express check-in/out
Front Desk Services
  • Invoice provided
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Smoke alarms
  • Electric blankets
  • Designated smoking area
  • Smoke-free property
  • Heating
  • Soundproof
  • Private entrance
  • Carpeted
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Iron
  • Entire unit located on ground floor
Languages Spoken
  • English

House rules

Catlins Area Motel takes special requests – add in the next step!


From 2:00 PM to 9:30 PM


Until 10:00 AM



Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

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

Crib and extra bed policies

The number of cribs allowed depends on the option you choose. Check your selected option for more info.

There are no extra beds available at this property.

All cribs are subject to availability.

No age restriction

There's no age requirement for check-in


Pets are not allowed.

Mastercard Visa Eftpos Cash Debit card Catlins Area Motel accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

FAQs about Catlins Area Motel

  • Yes, Catlins Area Motel is popular with guests booking family stays.

  • The prices at Catlins Area Motel may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • Check-in at Catlins Area Motel is from 2:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM.

  • Catlins Area Motel is 1,500 feet from the center of Owaka. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • Room options at Catlins Area Motel include:

    • Apartment

  • Catlins Area Motel offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Golf course (within 2 miles)