Free airport transfer
|Value for money||8.7|
|Distance to city center||0.2 KM|
"Room lovely, great views and warm."
December 30, 2016
"Will recommend to all!"
December 30, 2016
"We had a fabulous welcome when we arrived on the island."
August 26, 2017
With panoramic views of the Tasman Sea, 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. 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.
"The accommodation is perfect - very roomy and with all that..."
August 26, 2017
Children and extra beds
Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.
All children are welcome.
|Guest's age||Extra bed|
Children 0-1 year(s)
Must use an extra bed
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 2 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
Fantastic welcome, lovely clean, warm and spacious room, great view and staff.
Helpful, friendly people, lovely position and view.
Great stay with friendly hosts”
Pickup at ferry wharf and shuttling around the village was much appreciated. Rooms were clean and very nice.
A great place to stay. The owners are so friendly and helpful. We had a fabulous welcome when we arrived on the island. Nothing is a problem for them. They organised a trip to neighbouring Ulva for us, taking us to the boat and collecting us when we came back. The accommodation is perfect - very roomy and with all that you need for your stay. I would definitely recommend this motel to anyone who values good service.
Fantastic welcome with quick tour around the town by Jeff which was really appreciated. Room lovely, great views and warm. Will recommend to all!
Hosts were fantastic and provided many extras not expected like pickup and drop off at ferry, and custom services and information.
central location, clean modern and spacious. would reccommend.
Modern and comfortable ”
We stayed 3 nights to do some bird watching. Hotel staff are very accommodating and dropped us off at the pier to board the boats, as well as picked and dropped us off for the ferry to Oban. It is only a short walk to the shops and food. The room is equipped with a stove, microwave etc ... quite adequate to prepare simple meals. We were in room 7 - not quite a sea view, but very pleasant looking out at treetop level. And you can still see the sea from the shared verandah. The shared verandah does mean that you would need to draw the curtains during busy periods.
good position, friendly reception”
good - some noise from non-guests taking photos from the balcony outside our door
Excellent place to stay”
Great we had a wonderful time, we visited Ulva Island having been transported there by water taxi. Ulva Island is a must do if you go to Stewart Island. We walked all the tracks and spotted most of the birds, they were a little shy the day we went over, the weather was overcast and a little gloomy.
Large, clean, comfortable room”
I really enjoyed my stay here. The manager did his best to ensure that everything was in order, although he was clearly under a fair bit of pressure, time-wise. The situation was good. Only five minutes walk from most areas of the village. Great food in the local hotel, and lots of lovely walks from the hotel.
Wonderful view from our windows/balcony”
We had a very enjoyable stay at the Bay Motel and wish we had planned to stay on Stewart Island longer than the two nights we had. It was a comfortable base at a reasonable price and we really enjoyed visits from the kaka on our balcony. Breakfast was supplied to our room which was useful but it was rather basic.
Relaxing and enjoyable”
Very nice motel, great service”
Alovely stay. Good advice re tourism, eating places, walks.
Great location, helpful staff”
We were picked up at Stewart Island ferry terminal which was very welcome. All the staff we met were friendly and helpful. We had a wonderful view over the harbour.
Great view, nice motels”
picked up from the ferry and rooms were nice and clean. great bbq area. would recommend.
Great location on the hill looking at the bay”
The staff of the Bay Motel picked us up at the boat and gave us a lot of information about the small village( showed us around on the way back to the motel). The rooms are spacious and many have a view of the bay. The keas ( parrots) will come and eat nuts from your hand on the balcony - lots of fun! The motel will arrange tours, take your luggage back to the peer and are generally helpful. I would highly recommend the Bay Motel!
Friendly welcome, lovely views”
Well appointed hotel in Oban township. You will be met at the ferry port and taken on a tour of the town. Rooms large but oddly have frosted glass meaning the light floods in in the morning.