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Owen River Tavern & Motels
Owen River Tavern & Motels
Owen River Tavern & Motels
Owen River Tavern & Motels
Owen River Tavern & Motels
Owen River Tavern & Motels
Owen River Tavern & Motels

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214 reviews

214 reviews

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Nearby landmarks
Lake Rotoroa 8.8 km
Murchison Museum 16.7 km
Westport Airport 73.0 km
Nelson Airport 77.2 km
Takaka Airport 100.8 km
Woodbourne Airport 119.0 km
Kaikoura Aerodrome 125.3 km
Greymouth Airport 135.1 km
Hokitika Airport 166.5 km
Wellington International Airport 200.3 km

Owen River Tavern & Motels

1569 Kawatiri Murchison Highway, Owen River, Murchison, Murchison, New Zealand, 7077 - See map

Conveniently situated in the Murchison part of Murchison, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options.


Complimentary WIFi in all rooms


Daily cleaning




Car park

Complimentary WIFi in all rooms

BBQ facilities



Coffee shop


Laundry service

Value for money8.3
Location rating6.8

Rooms available at Owen River Tavern & Motels

Double or Twin Room with Mountain View
  • Room size: 21 m²/226 ft²
  • Mountain view
  • 1 king bed or 2 single beds
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  • Room size: 21 m²/226 ft²
  • Mountain view
  • 1 king bed
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at Owen River Tavern & Motels?

Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee.

How do I get to Owen River Tavern & Motels?

For those who wish to drive their own cars, Owen River Tavern & Motels has a car park available for guests. Parking is free for guests.

What is the smoking policy at Owen River Tavern & Motels?

Owen River Tavern & Motels does not permit smoking in any of its rooms or indoor areas.

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Overall rating:


214 reviews
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More about Owen River Tavern & Motels

More about Owen River Tavern & Motels

Located just 350-metres from the Owen River, guests enjoy an onsite bar and restaurant at Owen River Tavern & Motels. All studios boast mountain views and a flat-screen TV. Owen River Tavern is a 30-minute drive from Lake Rotoiti and a 1-hour drive from Nelson Lakes National Park. Nelson is a 1-hour and 20-minute drive away. The heated studio offers a microwave, fridge, toaster and tea and coffee making facilities. It has a desk and the bathroom has free toiletries and a hairdryer. Guests enjoy free parking. Also on offer is a laundry and Wi-Fi in the business centre for a charge. The restaurant serves a range of dishes including Chinese cuisine, steak, seafood and desserts.

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Amenities and facilities


Languages spoken

  • English


  • Bicycles

Internet access

  • Complimentary WIFi in all rooms
  • Internet services
  • Wi-Fi in public areas

Things to do, ways to relax

  • Billiards
  • Canoeing
  • Dart board
  • Fishing
  • Garden
  • Hiking
  • Horseback riding
  • Tours

Cleanliness and safety

  • Breakfast in room

Dining, drinking, and snacking

  • Alternative meal arrangement
  • Bar
  • BBQ facilities
  • Coffee shop
  • Restaurants
  • Room service

Services and conveniences

  • Air conditioning in public area
  • Daily cleaning
  • Elevator
  • Heating in public area
  • Laundry service
  • Smoke-free property
  • Smoking area

Land sports

  • Golf course (within 3 km)


  • CCTV outside property
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed
  • Soundproof rooms

Getting around

  • Car park [free of charge]

Available in all rooms

  • A/C
  • Adapter
  • Additional toilet
  • Alarm clock
  • Balcony/terrace
  • Carpeting
  • Cleaning products
  • Closet
  • Clothes dryer
  • Clothes rack
  • Coffee/tea machine
  • Complimentary drinking water
  • Desk
  • Dining table
  • Electric blanket
  • Extra long bed
  • Fan
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Fruits/snacks
  • Hair dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Kitchenette
  • Linens
  • Microwave
  • Mini bar
  • Mosquito net
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Phone
  • Private bathroom
  • Private entrance
  • Radio
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite/cable channels
  • Seating area
  • Separate dining area
  • Shower
  • Sleep comfort items
  • Smoke alarm
  • Socket near the bed
  • Soundproofing
  • Tile/marble flooring
  • Toiletries
  • Towels
  • Trash cans
  • Walk-in shower
  • Wine glasses
Food and dining
Restaurants on site

Owen River Tavern

  • Cuisine: Asian, Local, Cantonese
  • Menu: Buffet
1569 Kawatiri Murchison Highway, Owen River, Murchison, Murchison, New Zealand, 7077


Property policies
Children and extra beds

Extra beds vary by room. Please check each room's capacity for details.

Minimum age of guests is: 18 year(s).

  • When booking 6 or more rooms, special policies may apply.
Some helpful facts


  • Check-in from14:00
  • Check-in until20:00
  • Check-out from07:00
  • Check-out until10:00
Property announcements

Please inform Owen River Tavern & Motels in advance of your expected arrival time. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation. Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply. If you expect to arrive outside reception opening hours, please inform Owen River Tavern & Motels in advance, using the contact details found on the booking confirmation.

Reviews of Owen River Tavern & Motels from real guests

Provided by verified guests of Agoda
Very good
Room comfort and quality4.0
Value for money8.3
High score for Murchison
9+ Exceptional (1)
8-9 Excellent (1)
7-8 Very Good (0)
6-7 Good (0)
<6 Below Expectation (2)
Time of the year
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Showing 4 verified guest comments
Alfons from Sweden
Stayed 1 night in March 2020

Nice and quiet ”

It was a nice little motel. Me and my partner were the only one staying there so it was peacfull and quiet. Alltough when we were going to check out there were no one there. It was just a sign on the for saying ”closed”. They hadnt told us anything about check out. After a while we found a mailbox to put them in so it wasnt a problem, just a bit weird that they didnt say anything about it. Nice surroundings with all the mountains and the river.

Reviewed March 15, 2020

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hsioleng from Malaysia
Family with young children
Double or Twin Room with Mountain View
Stayed 1 night in June 2018


The road to kaikoura was closed. so we took this way. We arrived at night and the restaurant was closed for winter. The owner is kind enough to serve us dinner.

Reviewed June 15, 2018

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Douglas from New Zealand
Double or Twin Room with Mountain View
Stayed 1 night in January 2017

owen river”

lovely setting quiet even though on the main road and lovely meal. Room was spotless

Reviewed January 24, 2017

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Chris from Australia
Family with young children
Stayed 1 night in February 2016


Reviewed February 21, 2016

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