Blue Tasman Motel, Carters Beach (near Westport): "A Great Place to Relax" West Coast Hotel Tip by Kakapo2

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This is an old-fashioned motel at a fantastic location, far away from the noise of the town.

Carters Beach is only five kilometres south of Westport and fascinates with its mirror-like reflections, great for swimming and walking, starting point for a tour to the seal colony at Cape Foulwind and the whole Westport area. It is a small and quiet rural community.

The motel is a several minutes walk or some seconds drive from the beach, opposite the Westport Golf Links and minigolf. They say it is 400m from the beach - I have not measured it ;-) The motel is surrounded by mature trees and shrubs.

As said, it is not new but it is refurbished and very spacious. They have one- and two-bedroom units with full kitchen facilities.

Referring to motel accommodation with kitchens in general you should always make sure you have an extra bedroom if you plan to cook, as it is not very nice to sleep in the cooking odours and have all clothes smelling like fresh from the pan.

As the choice of restaurants at Carters Beach is not really big cooking your own dinner and share a bottle of wine in those peaceful surroundings is a real good option. Get your groceries in Westport and enjoy them at the motel, or use the BBQ facilities of the motel, and you can have some drinks without remorse.

Just a note:
The owners have obviously made bad experience with tourists who leave their pans, pots and crockery dirty in the sink, so there are notes in the units that dishwashing is not included in the tariff ;-)

This, BTW, is NZ$ 75 to 110 (as Feb. 2007).

Address: 22 Schadick Avenue, Carters Beach, Westport
Price Comparison: less expensive than average
Directions: You get to Carters Beach either from Cape Foulwind or SH6. When you are at the township you have to turn right into Schadick Ave, and the motel is on the right.
Phone: (0800) 425 838, (03) 789 8059
Price: US$40-80
Theme: Motel

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Apr 4, 2011
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