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Wellington, New Zealand
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22 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

We stayed here for one night on a catlins tour. This place is very clean, you have a large bathroom with excellent shower! Comfy queen bed and a dining table with some lounge chairs too. Also a well equipped kitchen! No oven but microwave, large electric fry pan and two bench top cooking elements. We managed to cook a whole... More 

Thank Ian W
Parkville, Maryland, United States
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34 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2016

It is a great place and it was by accident that we ended up in this place but was the best experience out of our trip to the Bluff and Catlins from Dunedin. The owners were very friendly and helped us even with some food since we did not have any with us and was too late to go for... More 

Thank KoshyAlex
Bundaberg, Queensland, Australia
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73 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 May 2016 via mobile

You literally step out of your unit, cross the small lawn and then you are just about on the beach, it is that close. The weather was quite wild for the days we were at Curio Bay, but we were very snug and warm in our unit. The unit was clean and comfortable with a great shower. There are no... More 

Thank Narelle S
Canberra, Australia
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12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 May 2016

Our generous sized room included a full kitchen, large bathroom and sitting area, which, as the location is quite isolated, would be very handy if you were staying a few days. Val, our host, was helpful and friendly, giving directions to nearby natural attractions. The rooms are right behind the beach, with uninterrupted views across the bay and stunning sunrises.

Thank JazzyB06
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 May 2016

The property is right on one of the most stunning bays in New Zealand. Val was extremely helpful and friendly and the studios were immaculately clean and well appointed. What spoilt it for us was the paper thin walls and the constant intrusion of noise from the next unit and the loud footsteps and thumping on the ceiling from the... More 

Thank Pamela F
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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68 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2016 via mobile

Imagine stepping out of your unit and seeing hectors Dolphins straight out in front playing in the surf. Amazing. Beautiful immaculate unit which was comfortable and a pleasure to stay at. Hosts were helpful friendly and knowledgeable and I would warmly recommend this accommodation to all travellers to the area.

Thank Linda R
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198 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2016

We were driving and had no accommodation booked. We searched for options online and found this name. While it is called a "motel" what we found at the address given was not what we were expecting. It seemed to be a nice large single family home. We rang the doorbell to see if we were at the right place. Val,... More 

Thank yummyrib
Houston, Texas
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17 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2016

We enjoyed our short stay at Curio Bay Salthouse. The room was clean, spacious, and in a great location. Check in was easy, and the hosts gave great advice on where to go to view dolphins and penguins. We could see some dolphins from our room, and the beach was just a quick walk down to the sand! We also... More 

Thank Aerosfire
Palmerston North, New Zealand
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56 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2016

The setting for this motel is as good as it gets. You have an uninterrupted view of the beach and Bay with a grass path down to the beach. The motel has a fully equipped kitchen and as there are no eateries close by it pays to come with your own wine and food. A very relaxing beach stay. Highly... More 

Thank stevebro
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83 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2016

Great position, very clean and modern room good WiFi. Fantastic shower. No shopping 6 town so you need to have all your provisions with you. But it does have a good kitchen. Good walking 9n beautiful beaches

Thank David G

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  • Beachfront
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Curio Bay Salthouse is a modern motel right on the Propoise Bay beach at Curio Bay. Each unit has a well equipped kitchen (no oven) and en suite bathroom. Come and relax, enjoy the panoramic view, and watch Hector Dolphins from your bed (November - April) or spend your time exploring our spectacular rugged coast. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Curio Bay Salthouse

Address: 517 Waikawa Curio Bay Road | No 1 RD, Tokanui, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Southland Region > Tokanui
Number of rooms: 3
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“All the rooms face the Ocean”
 of 5 bubbles KoshyAlex, 5 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Your experience will definitely depend on who you have in the room next door.”
 of 5 bubbles 406pamelaf, 3 May 2016 | Read review
“There are only two rooms and they are side by side, so you can't go wrong with either one”
  • aCurio Bay sits just outside your back door
  • View out the back door of the room
  • To the north from out your back door this is what you see
 of 5 bubbles yummyrib, 9 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Any one of the three beach front rooms are brilliant”
 of 5 bubbles stevebro, 15 Mar 2016 | Read review
“There are only 3 rooms and they are all facing the sea. Tip- book early.”
 of 5 bubbles LocalQueenstownGirl, 22 Jun 2015 | Read review
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