Customer Reviews

  • "Wonderful Stay!"

    My family had a wonderful stay. The cabin was clean and comfy, and everyone we dealt with, from reception to the cafe, were very friendly.

    ~ Carrie Haugen
    Would you recommend to a friend? Yes
    This was given a review of 5 stars (Excellent)
  • "Back to nature"

    Loved the A frame units, only thing was the beds were so hard, perhaps some new mattresses please. Great location, birds singing, great views. Meals were ok.

    ~ Jason Button
    Would you recommend to a friend? Yes
    This was given a review of 4 stars (Good)
  • "Peaceful stopover"

    Stopped at Makarora Tourist Centre at end of long day. Warm and welcoming. Well equipped chalet for two couples. Loved the birdlife and snow-capped mountains. Will be back to plan some treks in Siberia.

    ~ Cheryl Hutchings
    Would you recommend to a friend? Yes
    This was given a review of 5 stars (Excellent)
  • "Great Place to stay!"

    Great place to stay. We enjoyed everything, clean, wonderfully located.

    ~ Stefan Backhauss
    Would you recommend to a friend? Yes
    This was given a review of 4 stars (Good)
  • "one night stop over"

    Used as a pit stop on way to Franz Joseph. After a change of hut, facilities all ok.

    Friendly staff in cafe and bar, on site, food was adequate. Interesting karaoke night with back packers.

    ~ Stephen French
    Would you recommend to a friend? Yes
    This was given a review of 3 stars (Average)
  • "Makarora Stay"

    Great place very clean and tidy.

    Helpful and oblliging staff.

    Recommend highly.

    ~ Diane
    Would you recommend to a friend? Yes
    This was given a review of 5 stars (Excellent)
  • "Wonderful wilderness spot to stay"

    Great location - beautiful, peaceful, relaxing setting. Shame it rained non-stop during our stay preventing us from doing some hiking. Need to come back one day...

    ~ Sandra Green
    Would you recommend to a friend? Yes
    This was given a review of 4 stars (Good)
  • "A frame chalet"

    Pleasant rural setting although easily accessible from a well used route. There is much more available on site for use by summer visitors. Accommodation in a frame chalet was comfortable.Friendly staff and good food at the site restaurant/bar.

    ~ Angela Anderson
    Would you recommend to a friend? Yes
    This was given a review of 3 stars (Average)
  • "Peaceful"

    Nice cottages in a peaceful part of the world.

    ~ Paul Bourke
    Would you recommend to a friend? Yes
    This was given a review of 3 stars (Average)
  • "enjoyable stay"

    My sister and I are visiting South Island for the first time and we are traveling anti-clockwise starting at Greymouth (after catching the Trans Alpine Express from Christchurch). After leaving Haast we decided to stay 2 nights at Makarora Resort and were delighted with the cabin that was offered us. Great views of the lake and mountains. The unit was comfortable, very tidy and it was not hard to see that the maintenance was excellent both inside the units and the ammenities on the large rambling property. There is an excellent community building which included a fireplace. The bar and restaurant/cafe has a great "alpine" character and the staff were exceptionally helpful and friendly. Staying here has been one of the highlights of our 17 day tour and would have no hesitation in recommending it to others.

    ~ sig
    Would you recommend to a friend? Yes
    This was given a review of 5 stars (Excellent)
  • "great place to stay"

    We enjoyed our stay very much. The room was very clean and nicely decorated. The kitchen was also very clean with nice dishes and utencils for use. We enjoyed the location and the nature walk. The staff was friendly and helpful. The only drawback was the helicopter taking off and landing across the road. It was very noisy.

    ~ Allison Elliott
    Would you recommend to a friend? Yes
    This was given a review of 5 stars (Excellent)
  • "Awesome place!"

    A stunning, private and quiet location set amongst trees and against the back drop of towering mountain ranges. Excellent clean and functional accommodation that was great value. Will certainly stay again on or next holiday.

    ~ Matt Pickering
    Would you recommend to a friend? Yes
    This was given a review of 5 stars (Excellent)
  • "enjoy my holiday but the food need to improve"

    We have stayed with my parent on early April. The villas is good & special but I want the food in their restaurant need to improve.

    ~ Ching Yee, Peggy Lam
    Would you recommend to a friend? Yes
    This was given a review of 3 stars (Average)
  • "Makarora Tourist Centre, Ltd. - April, 2011"

    Very much enjoyed our stay at Makarora. The A-frame was beautiful and comfortable, in beautiful surroundings. Great food in the cafe, including their own tasty beer on tap. Would definitely stay here again.

    ~ William Nickoley
    Would you recommend to a friend? Yes
    This was given a review of 5 stars (Excellent)
  • "nice, clean and comfortable,"

    the accommodation was comfortable, close to the facilities. however, there was no hot water in the shower. There was also no option of ensuite. Kitchen was clean. Besides no hot water the sat was otherwise good. Beautiful location.

    ~ Tarun Yamdagni
    Would you recommend to a friend? Yes
    This was given a review of 3 stars (Average)
  • "Cabins at Makarora"

    Great place to stay in magnificent scenery. Nice cabin and helpful staff.

    ~ Colin McNatty
    Would you recommend to a friend? Yes
    This was given a review of 4 stars (Good)
  • "Internal Service"

    If a service of internal is provided at Chalets, there should be a good place.

    ~ Li Man Fai
    Would you recommend to a friend? Yes
    This was given a review of 3 stars (Average)
  • "Extremely satisfied"

    We enjoyed our stay very much: the setting, the cleanliness, the standards of the unit, very well appointed kitchen, clean and modern ablution block. would be happy to stay there again/recommend it to others

    Inga Nielsen

    ~ Inga Nielsen
    Would you recommend to a friend? Yes
    This was given a review of 5 stars (Excellent)
  • "Very good A frame rooms"

    A frame rooms, well laid out , COMFORTABLE beds, Great new shower and toilets as ensuite, very airy, dinner room and kitchen close

    ~ David Sowden
    Would you recommend to a friend? Yes
    This was given a review of 5 stars (Excellent)
  • "very nice place to stay"

    Nice, clean, friendly, good location

    ~ Igor Andrianov
    Would you recommend to a friend? Yes
    This was given a review of 4 stars (Good)
  • "Friendly staff, quiet setting & great value"

    The staff were very helpful and friendly and had anticipated all our requirements.

    Our unit was clean, quiet and the settiing was peaceful, amongst trees with the sounds of many Tui birds in the morning and evening.

    Great value for money and conveniently situated.

    ~ Rean
    Would you recommend to a friend? Yes
    This was given a review of 4 stars (Good)