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Last Resort

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Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 23 February 2016

The restaurant and bar area had a light airy feel about it. From breakfast, lunch and coffee's throughout the day the service was good and food tasty. The room decor was a bit dated, but comfortable none the less.

Thank Kiwiseley
Reviewed 23 February 2016 via mobile

We travelled to Karamea from Lyttelton and were keen to find somewhere to rest up after a long journey. We drove past here and it looked inviting so we turned back and we are so glad we did. Our cottage was spacious and tidy and the beds were comfy. The resort has a great cafe with very good baking, the...

Palmerston North, New Zealand
Reviewed 18 February 2016

Check in was a bit slow since there was no one at the desk and no bell to ring to make them aware we were there, but other than that it was a nice spacious unit with 2 comfortable rooms and close to where we wanted to spend the day.

Thank stephan-anel
Hokitika, New Zealand
Reviewed 10 February 2016

We had the pleasure of staying in Karamea over Waitangi weekend. We had coffee each morning at the Last Resort. The cofffee was delicious and we also enjoyed vegetarian frittata and custard squares. We spent time enjoying our coffee on the deck with a gentle breeze moving through the Nikau palms. Ed came and said hi and we caught up...

Thank jane32016
Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 9 February 2016

Great spot to relax in Karamea at a reasonable cost. Rooms big and well appointed. Plenty of food options available and the meals excellent at again very reasonable cost. The staff and hosts are very accomodating and nothing is a problem. Fully recommend staying here as a gateway to stunning Karamea and/or a relaxing do nothing break.

Thank basilbobcat
Bath, UK
Reviewed 3 February 2016

Ideal spot for visiting all the places of interest around Karamea. The various walks and places of interest make Karamea well worth a visit. The walks around Oparara are tough but well worth the effort. Chasm Creek, Charming Creek, the Mokihinui river and of course the limestone arches (Maria and Oparara) are all worth seeing. All very tranquil and unspoiled.

Thank WidcombeWanderer
Reviewed 1 February 2016

Stayed in a three-bedroom cottage,so we had privacy and loads of space. It was very clean and had been recently renovated. It conveniently has a restaurant on site which serves meals all day. Close to the end/beginning of the Heaphy Track.

Thank annarosabaker
Nelson, New Zealand
Reviewed 31 January 2016

Wonderful place to stay near the estuary and river.Karamea offers great walks and and oppurtinies to visit the honeycomb caves.This was a great adventure with a guide booked from the tourist office. Hospitality was excellent and our room very bright and well equipped.

Thank 661pal
Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 28 January 2016

My husband and I stayed here for a week in October for our honeymoon. As we love to walk this was central to the area where we wanted to be. Accommodation is good, clean and tidy and we were even given a bottle of wine and chocolates on arrival in our room..thank you so much for these, lovely surprise. Food...

Thank TrampingTeam
Perth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 January 2016

At the end of the earth well not quite as far as you can go but the end of civilisation at the top of the west coast South Island that’s for sure! The Last Resort is well looked after & enthusiastically providing great food at sensible prices and great portions with a variety of different styles of accommodation by the...

Thank BigDen55
Tania T, Owner at Last Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words, glad you enjoyed your stay with us and look forward to seeing you again in the future. Regards Tania

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Last Resort was hand built by entrepreneurial locals and first opened for business in 1992. The complex offers a range of accommodation options, restaurant and bar facilities. Make this "very special place" your base when exploring Karamea, the Oparara Basin, the Kahurangi National Park and the Heaphy and Whangapeka Tracks. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Last Resort

Address: 71 Waverley Street | PO Box 42, Karamea, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > West Coast Region > Karamea
Hotel Class:3 star — Last Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 211
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“All rooms fabulous to fit in with the traveller. Young,, old hikers bikers, sightseers etc.”
322bridgetp, 1 May 2017 | Read review
“Did not stay here.”
Barry-Jang, 24 Mar 2017 | Read review
“We didn't stay here - just had dinner”
BJW17, 24 Mar 2017 | Read review
“All the rooms would be recommended here”
guyanddebra, 27 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Big rooms and bathrooms . Good parking”
parsonsjac, 13 May 2016 | Read review
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