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Reviewed 27 March 2018 via mobile

My husband and I had a wonderful time during our short visit to Reefton, the accommodation was excellent and great value for money. We are already planning on returning to Reefton and the Lantern court motel for a longer visit when wr come nack to NZ

Stayed: March 2018, traveled as a couple
Thank Judith K
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LanternCourt, Manager at Lantern Court Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 19 May 2018

Hi JudithK
We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay at Lantern Court and we look forward to you returning so you can get to explore more of the Reefton area. There are some beautiful walks, fishing, Rafting trips or just a relaxing sit by the river. Once here you can park your car and everything is within walking distance or it is only an hour to visit the other attractions of the West Coast. We look forward to seeing you again.
Best Wishes
Bronwyn

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Reviewed 13 March 2018

Our room was one of the older units in the back and we wish we had spent a bit more for an upgrade to the a newer unit The managers were just delightful and very helpful. Our room was dated and a bit shabby. It was spacious and had a well equipped kitchenette. It was economical and well situated in the town.

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  • Stayed: February 2018, traveled as a couple
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Thank donnakayej
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LanternCourt, Owner at Lantern Court Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 27 March 2018

Hi Donnakayej,
Thank you for taking the time to post your review we do appreciate your comments. Hopefully next time you come back this way you will check us out again as we do have upgrade plans in place that we try to achieve to each year. I do hope you enjoyed your stop over with us here in Reefton, it was lovely to meet you.
Best wishes from Bronwyn and Frank

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Reviewed 1 March 2018

There's not a lot of choice of accommodation in Reefton, a town that looks quite unchanged from the 1880s, so we chose the Lantern Court Motel. It was a comfortable stay but it does need a little love and attention to bring it all up to standard really. Having said that, at a very reasonable $125 a night, perhaps it's to be expected.

The welcome was very warm and friendly, and all the staff to whom we spoke were the same. As for the room, it is very dated and rather dark. That s until you put on the lights ... There are no table lamps or bedside lamps of any kind, and so all you have is 300 watts of floodlighting from the ceiling lights, which isn't exactly what you want if you want to sit in the seating area or read in bed!

There were a number of things that needed mending, such as the bathroom shelf falling off the wall, and the can opener didn't work, nothing that can't easily be sorted though. The room was ok, however, and we slept well in the comfortable bed.

Stayed: February 2018, traveled as a couple
Thank RetiredBritz
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LanternCourt, Owner at Lantern Court Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 27 March 2018

Hello RetiredBritz,
Thank you so much for taking the time to post your review, we do appreciate your comments and have taken them all on board - its good for you to keep us on our toes. Do check us out again if your back this way as we do try to keep on top of things. Our little town of Reefton has some exciting projects on the go so we are worth keeping an eye on.
Once again thankyou for your comments.
Very best wishes from Kerry, Bronwyn and Frank

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Reviewed 28 February 2018

We stayed 1 night ...owner very nice woman and the room was excellent..the wi fi was not very good ..but I would go be back no problem. It makes all the difference when you get people that pleasant and speak to you having a laugh .

  • Stayed: February 2018, traveled as a couple
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LanternCourt, Owner at Lantern Court Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 27 March 2018

Hello Macarsovitch,
Thank you for your lovely review, it was so nice to meet you and your stay made our day enjoyable as well.
Looking forward to meeting again should you pass by Reefton in the future.
Kind regards Kerry Bronwyn & Frank

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Reviewed 19 February 2018

Reception very friendly and nothing to much trouble. We felt like friends not tourists.
Interesting historic town is worth exploring. Not a big town and the hotel is well sited for shops, and restaurants

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  • Stayed: December 2017, traveled as a couple
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Thank MartinBDevon
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LanternCourt, Owner at Lantern Court Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 27 March 2018

Hello MartinB,
Thank you so much for taking the time to review our motel and our little town of Reefton.
We are very proud of our past here and looking forward to the future.
So glad you stopped off to check us out.
Best wishes Kerry

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