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Villa renovation programme underway
2 May 2016
To kick things off, we just took delivery of a consignment of new snug microfibre bed quilts,  new bed scarf quilts, new microfibre dream-ticket pillows ( the really plump 900 grm ones ) and new cuffed and piped pillow slips.  Next Steps Include: Full bathroom upgrade with new cabinets and relined ... read more


Epic summer season draws to an end.
12 Apr 2016
Phew, the Motel is finally starting to empty-out.    A mix of great weather, strong overseas visitor traffic, significant residential building activity and positive net migration into the region were the key factors behind the busy season.    [ We have had so many couples arrive on Friday and depart ... read more


We will miss you Nico Chan
16 Dec 2015
Nico Chan was a greatly valued team member and left us in October to travel and trek down south. Sadly and tragically, while adventuring in Mt Aspiring National park, Niko Chan fell off a lofty peak and left this world. You were kind and a friend to all. We will ... read more


Reception renovation almost finished
20 Oct 2015
The old reception, built in 1967, has been de-constructed and a new, open-plan reception is currently being built.  Progress is a little slow because the building boom in the Bay area has made it challenging to co-ordinate tradesmen - a bit like herding cats to be fair.   


Sports team season in full swing…
7 Sep 2015
Congrats to Nelson Pines Men's Volleyball team who defended their title for the fourth time.  Great to have the team in residence again.  Just departed was the girls hockey team from ChCh Girls College - finished the Nationals with an 8th placing out of 30 odd other schools - well ... read more