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Kitchen Island Bench
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43 reviews
Kitchen Island Bench
Open Plan Kitchen/Lounge Area
Masterbed room with ensuite
2nd Bedroom with Queen bed
3rd Bedroom with 2 king single beds
Main bathroom
BBQ Area off dining room
Front View of 18 Motu-Au Close
Pearl Harbour Manapouri
Southern Right Whale Fiordland
Fiordland Crested Penguins Doubtful Sound
Mitre Peak from Milford Sound foreshore
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Holiday Rental House -
3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Manapouri, Southland Region, South Island

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Excellent - based on 43 reviews
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steve4tar...
Chapel Hill, NC
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“This is a winner!”
Reviewed 18 November 2015 for a stay in October 2015
1
person found this review helpful

This was well furnished and super clean. We had a group of 8 that stayed at both #16 and #18. Either is just as nice. As we had been traveling for a couple weeks already, the washer/dryer were a welcome site. This house is located away from the tourists in Manapouri. It was a short walk down to the lake with great views of the surrounding mountains. Our hosts provided great advise to our many questions. I can recommend this house with any reservation. If I get back to this area of NZ, I'll look to stay here again.

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Travelling group: Large Group
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
19 Nov 2015
Thanks for the great feedback and we welcome you back anytime.
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fi0naly
Klang, Malaysia
Level 1 Contributor
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Excellent stay”
Reviewed 3 November 2015 for a stay in October 2015
3
people found this review helpful

We stayed at this cottage for 2 nights in Oct 2015. We met up with Ray & Jessie who stay about 1km away from the cottage. Both were so friendly and Ray was kind enough to let us fed his alpacas. About 15 minutes later, Jessie brought us to cottage No 18 at Kepler Mountain View. Once we were inside the cottage, we were so impressed with the decor and the presentation. It has a modern kitchen with a dishwasher (but we didn't use it). The cottage also has a washing machine and a drier. That is what we like most as we have quite a bit of laundry to do. The bathroom and toilets are spotless clean. The rooms are spacious and are beautifully decorated. The next day we invited Ray & Jessie to the cottage to join us for our home cooked dinner. We had a long chat with them.
Thank you so much Ray & Jessie for your hospitality. We love the stay in your cottage and we highly recommend it especially to those who are visiting the Fiordland.

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Liked best: Everything
Liked least: Perhaps could offer wifi/internet access soon.
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
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Management Response
3 Nov 2015
Thanks for the great feedback and for your lovely hospitality and preparing and sharing cuisine of your country which was really tasty.
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dags111
Sydney, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
240 reviews
94 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
“Huge brand new house with everything included”
Reviewed 30 October 2015 for a stay in October 2015
1
person found this review helpful

We loved our stay at 18 Motu-Au. The house was brand new with quality furnishings and inclusions and so many extras included. My wife who is a cook by proffession was extremely impressed with the kitchen. Only regret was that we could not stay longer, having arrived around 6pm & leaving after breakfast

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Liked best: The quality & inclusions
Liked least: not staying longer
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Large groups
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Management Response
31 Oct 2015
Thanks for the great feedback, sorry we missed meeting you during your short stay - love to see you back one day for a longer stay to enjoy all what Fiordland has to offer. Cheers Jessie
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Maganhart...
Bremen, Germany
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Very Good”
Reviewed 1 March 2015 for a stay in February 2015
1
person found this review helpful

A lovely house in a quiet surrounding. The house has everything you can ask for and was very tidy and lovely furnished.
A perfect place to stay for visits of the Doubtful Sound and the Milford Sound.
We can highly recomend it!

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Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
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Bunyip197
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Heaven”
Reviewed 10 February 2015 for a stay in February 2015
1
person found this review helpful

Ray and Jessie have hit the nail on the head with this accommodation. So well presented and homely. All the right extras that one might forget to bring. This type of Accommodation is the way of the future. Thank you for a short and sweet stay.

Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
11 Feb 2015
Really appreciate your feedback. We purpose built Motu-Au Close Cottages for holiday accommodation where people can relax and make themselves at home with privacy and space. Look forward to having you stay again one day.
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