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Grand Suites Murchison
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 85 reviews
 by Julie
Town / Country: Australia

Excellent accommodation. Roomy bathroom and big bed.

Great to hear from you Julie, take care and safe travels.

 by Sara
Town / Country: NZ

One of the best and most comfortable motels I have ever stayed in. Many thanks guys.

Thank you, Sara, for your wonderful review. Safe travels and we hope to see you back with us real soon. Take care.

 by Nicky
Town / Country: Christchurch

Fantastic place to stay. Lovely big rooms, super clean and modern. Great communication from owners making everything about the stay really easy. Perfect location. We would have loved to be able to stay longer, highly recommend

Thanks, Nicky, for this review. Nice to hear from you and we definitely look forward to having you back with us one day soon. Safe travels.

 by Lois
Town / Country: Auckland

Excellent accommodation, lovely facilities, quiet, clean and well presented. We enjoyed the brief stop. An asset for Murchison. We look forward to visiting again.

Thank you, Lois, for your lovely review. Have a wonderful time travelling down south.

 by Lou Mansfield
Town / Country: Taupō, New Zealand

Fantastic accommodation. We were a large group, mainly on road bikes and Paul was brilliant with communication and ensuring the group had what they needed. Beautiful clean rooms.
We will most definitely be back next time we come down south.

Thank you, Lou, for your review. Great to have you staying with us and we look forward to seeing you again one day.

 by Vidusha
Town / Country: Christchurch

We stayed for 2 nights over the new years, it was absolutely amazing. We have 2 young children and it was really comfortable accommodation. Very clean and tidy as well. Highly recommend this accommodation.

Thank you Vidusha for your positive review. Take care and hopefully one day we see you back here with us.

 by Martin
Town / Country: NZ

Heather was super helpful when we found ourselves needng urgent accommodation. We found the rooms very clean and had all we wanted. There were 5 of us in a 2 bdrm appt. We had ample space to chill and do a bit of cooking. Great value , I would come again.

Thanks, Martin, for taking the time to write this. Great to hear that you were well looked after. All the best.

 by Clare
Town / Country: Melbourne

Beautiful stay – wish it was longer – comfy beds clean and all the facilities you could need. Fabulous

Thank you, Clare, for your lovely review. You now know where we are for future trips up and down State Highway 6. All the best.

 by Paul
Town / Country: Australia

Great accommodation. Highly recommended. Thanks again for accommodating our earlier than anticipated arrival. Much appreciated.

Thanks, Paul, for your lovely review. Take care and all the best.

 by Stuart and Julie
Town / Country: Marlborough

Beautiful motels- Spacious, spotlessly clean, super comfy bed, tasteful decor. Lovely hosts. Thanks for having us. We will be back.

Looking forward to seeing you back with us Stuart and Julie. Thank you for taking the time to write this review.

 by Warwick Dowling
Town / Country: Christchurch/NZ

Clean, spacious, warm, comfortable. I appreciate how Paul & Heather looked after me during my short stay, including looking at the NZTA web site to check road conditions on my planned trip back home over the Lewis Pass during a storm.

Thanks for your nice review, Warwick. Hopefully the journey home was not too bad over the pass. All the best.

 by Cherie Walsh
Town / Country: Whitby, NZ

Beautiful, well appointed suite with comfortable beds and fantastic shower/bathroom. I highly recommend Grand Suites to others.

Thank you, Cherie, for your lovely review.

 by Chris & Aileen
Town / Country: Te Anau

A fantastic motel experience. The rooms were spotless and spacious. The beds were comfortable and the shower had excellent water pressure. I would come and stay again.

Thanks, Chris, for this review. Great to hear from you and safe driving.

 by Richard Lindsay
Town / Country: Amberley

I can honestly say this is the nicest motel I have stayed in for a very long time, and I travel a bit. Warm. Comfy Bed. Clean and quiet. Top class.

Thank you, Richard, for your lovely honest comments. All the best and regards.

 by Stu Stacey
Town / Country: Christchurch NZ

Beautiful rooms and hosts. Thankyou for a wonderful stay.

Cheers Stu for your nice review. All the best.

 by Nigel Westcott
Town / Country: Linkside, Port Elizabeth

A perfect overnight stop during our travels around the South Island. Very comfortable apartment with everything new and in perfect working order. Thanks to Paul who handled our seamless check-in / out.

Great to hear from you Nigel. Thank you for your review.

 by Ian & Barbara Stuart
Town / Country: Nelson

Very comfortable new accommodation. Enjoyed our stay.

Thanks Ian/Barbara for your review.

 by Sheryl

It was perfect for us to visit family. Stayed 2 nights and will definitely book again.

Thank you, Sheryl, for your nice review. We would love to have you back staying with us.

 by Warren Borlase
Town / Country: Nelson

Great place to stay before mountain biking The Old Ghost Road. New Motel build is excellent. Well insulated, very good radiator heater. Very clean and good room space.

Thanks, Warren, for your review. Great to hear you used us as a base for your biking adventure. Hopefully that went well for you too. Cheers.

 by Michelle O
Town / Country: Christchurch

Wonderful sunny, warm quiet studio. Immaculately clean. Great little kitchenette for simple cooking. Comfortable bed. Less than 5 min walk into shops/cafes. Would definitely stay again.

Thank you, Michelle, for your lovely review. We look forward to seeing you again in the future.

 by Bob & Diane
Town / Country: Nelson

Firstly, upon initial enquiry we appreciated the professional & friendly manner of the receptionist. The accommodation was excellent in all respects, and we enjoyed the experience. However, the change of level from pathway to parking area is hazardous which we both found out the ‘hard way! Perhaps this should be more clearly defined. We look forward to visiting again in the future

Thanks Bob and Diane for your review. I am sorry to hear that you potentially hurt yourselves with the step up from the car park area to the walkway. It is something we have discussed but apart from painting the nib there is not a lot more we can do. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay with us. All the best.

 by suzanne rollinson
Town / Country: Rakaia

Loved our stay, remarkably quiet considering our bedroom faced the main road. Only one thing that could be improved is to have a hook or something to hang the tea towel on after drying the dishes. Hook in the bathroom is awesome thank you. Motel is extremely clean with lots of space, bed very comfortable. Suzanne

Thanks, Suzanne, for your review. We will look into that suggestion! Safe driving.

 by andrew
Town / Country: Geraldine

Perfect stay! Had all required facilities, room was clean and tidy and owners very friendly and helpful.

Thanks Andrew for this review. Safe travels back to Geraldine.

 by Ranalde Baker
Town / Country: AKL, NZ

Loved our stay, thanks so much Heather & Paul, will highly recommend GSM to all our friends.

Thanks, Ranalde for your review and yes please do recommend us to friends and family. All the best.

 by Jules V
Town / Country: Nelson

Lovely hosts. Very comfy, clean, quiet and spacious accommodation.

Great to hear from you Jules, thanks for staying. Take care.

 by Glynis Free
Town / Country: Whitianga

Superb hosts very accommodating beautiful accommodation with a lovely atmosphere will definately return again 10 out of 10.

Thank you, Glynis, for your review. Safe travels back home.

 by Donella Hall
Town / Country: NZ

Lovely clean motel, well set up, and very accommodating hosts. We had a large trailer and they accommodated parking for us makign it an easy comfortable stay. Thank you.

No problems at all Donella, thanks for staying with us. Safe driving.

 by Linda Downes
Town / Country: Tokoroa New Zealand

Really lovely place to stay. Very comfortable beds, spacious clean open rooms. would definitely stay again. Thank you

Hi there Linda, many thanks for your nice review of our new property. Cheers

 by Bex Brooks
Town / Country: Nelson

Absolutely beautiful motel in the heart of Murchison. All aspects of our King Room were perfect. Lovely big room with all the facilities we needed. Thank you for having us!

Hello Bex, no problems at all, thank you for your lovely review. All the best with your onward journey.

 by Adam
Town / Country: Wellington

Excellent accomodation, our studio room was stunning, clean and had everything we needed. Would happily stay again.

Thanks for taking the time to write your review Adam. See you again next time you are passing through Murch.

 by Kelso & Jane Rushton
Town / Country: Picton, NZ

Everything expected in a first class motel. We would recommend asking for a unit furthest from the nearby main road – although the double glazing provides effective ‘sound proofing when east facing windows are closed. K&J

Thanks Kelso/Jane for your lovely review. Safe travels.

 by Therese Sharp
Town / Country: USA

We loved staying in Murchison for 7 nights and the accommodations at Grand Suites Murchison were perfect. Everything was clean, well appointed and Paul and Heather who manage the Motel were fabulous!!! We would definitely stay there again!

Thanks, Therese, for your kind words. So pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and for 7 nights! Yes, Murchison is a great place to base yourself and do day trips from. All the best and safe travels.

 by Pam Ryan
Town / Country: North Canterbury

Loved our stay , very very nice , comfortable big beds + couches, everything you needed there and very helpful and friendly hosts , we will definitely be back 😀

Thanks so much Pam for your nice review. Great to see you and we look forward to you staying with us again in the future. Cheers.

 by Brenda Foulsham
Town / Country: MURCHISON

Just checked with the workers who have stayed with you and they say the place is magical. Great motels, great people. Paul and Heather are very accommodating. Love the units with the big photos on the wall, could literally be sitting by the Buller River. Very roomy units. Thank you from the boys!

Hi Brenda, thank you for your review! Great to hear they are being well looked after and are happy with everything. Thanks for your business. Cheers.

 by Suellen Knopick
Town / Country: Christchurch

Absolutely the best place to base yourself in Murchison – beautiful beds, spotlessly clean, gorgeous. Thank you Paul and Heather!

No problems at all Suellen and thanks for the review!

 by Liam Slattery
Town / Country: LONDON

The best motel we have ever stayed in. Check in was so easy and the staff were just brilliant. The nicest suite we have ever stayed in and so clean and contained everything we wanted for our stay. We will be back and will pass on this fantastic motel to our family and friends. Thanks to the staff, once again.

Hi there Liam, thank you for your wonderful review. Yes, please do pass on your recommendation to friends and family. Wishing you a safe journey around New Zealand.

 by John Grimwood
Town / Country: Wellington

Great motel, roomy, new, spotless and friendly easy check in!

Cheers John for your nice words. All the best.

 by Rebecca
Town / Country: Christchurch

The nicest motel I have stayed in on my travels. My room was beautiful and clean, awesome shower. Also I couldn’t get dinner in town but they have a delicious selection of ready made frozen meals that you can just microwave in your room. Highly recommend.

Thank you, Rebecca, for your review. Yes, that is a concern to us that there are minimal good food operators in town. However, we do provide large kitchens that you can utilize as well as having ready-made meals available for guests to purchase. Cheers.

 by Jadah Pitama
Town / Country: New Zealand/Christchurch

The easiest check in I have ever done, and it was absolutely amazing after a long drive with young kids. Our room was beautiful and clean, awesome shower. Having a Netflix account already logged in was a big plus for us! Aircon was also great! Highly recommend

Hi there Jadah, thank you for your review. Great to hear from you and to see the kids were happy. Safe travels.

 by Angela
Town / Country: New Zealand

An exceptional motel, almost brand new and so beautifully appointed. Full kitchen with everything you could need, lovely decor. Comfortable beds and aircon in the main room. We had 3 children with us so chose the family room – 2 bedrooms 1 with 3 single , other with lovely big king. The description doesn’t do the place justice! Murchison itself was quiet on the day we were there for anything to eat out at so I suggest you take own food to cook.

Thank you, Angela, for your wonderful review. Safe travels.

 by Andrew P
Town / Country: Brizzy Australia

Awesome Place, Highly recommended if your passing through this beautiful part of the world.

Thanks, Andrew, for your kind words. Safe travels.

 by Anna Salek
Town / Country: Richmond

What a pleasure to stay in a spacious, comfortable, clean and well-appointed motel. Not to mention the large shower with a strong jet of water. Much needed after a day out on our gravel bikes. Will definitely return. Also of note, we arrived much earlier than check in but our rooms were ready, so we were able to get changed into cycling gear in privacy, not beside our car. It’s the small things that make all the difference.

Thanks, Anna, for your review and yes, we agree, the small things matter a lot. Hope the cycling went well. Cheers.

 by E Petersen
Town / Country: New Zealand

Lovely for our nights stay over on way to Golden bay. Beautiful tidy rooms, friendly service. Kids loved it and very spoilt with Netflix and air conditioning. Would absolutely stay again.

Hi there Ellen, nice to hear that the kids enjoyed the Netflix. Safe driving and all the best.

 by Ph
Town / Country: Singapore

Most comfortable beds for our whole trip. Room is clean and quiet. Highly recommended.

Thanks, Ph, for these nice words. Hope you enjoyed your time here in New Zealand. Safe travels.

 by John Baker
Town / Country: Christchurch/NZ

Grand Suites was one the best motels we have stayed in, nice and roomy, very new and clean and handy to Cafes etc, highly recommended

Thank you, John, for your review. We look forward to seeing you again someday. Regards

 by Sara
Town / Country: Australia

You couldn’t find a cleaner, more comfortable, better appointed place to stay anywhere! The only disappointment was that we were only there for the night. There seriously wasn’t a speck of dust, a mark on anything. Comfy beds, quiet room and welcoming staff. If we’re ever back in the area, we’ll be back.

Thanks, Sara, for your charming review. Thanks for staying, all the best.

 by Kylie
Town / Country: Hamilton

Highly recommend a stay at Grand Suites, Murchison. The rooms are beautiful, really clean and the staff are super helpful and friendly. They went above and beyond to accommodate us when we urgently needed a place to stay for 5 days. The nicest motel we have stayed in and would definitely stay there again.

Thank you, Kylie, for your kind review. All the best.

 by Tim
Town / Country: Ashburton

One of the best places I have stayed at! 👍 Although this was a business trip, I wouldn’t hesitate to stay here again on a personal trip.

Thanks, Tim, for your review. Safe travels, see you again soon.

 by Neil & Jenny Souness
Town / Country: Ashley

Motel room was top notch, nice layout, very clean, hosts are lovely. Could not fault it and would recommend it to others. Nicest Motel we have ever stayed in.

Hi Neil/Jenny. Thanks so much for your kind review. Great to have you staying with us. Take care.

 by carol foote
Town / Country: Nelson

Absolutely without a doubt the best motels we have stayed in. Everything was perfect. We were a little concerned when we found ourselves in a road facing unit, but the insulation was so good we heard nothing. Will definitely stay again and recommend to others.

Great to hear from you Carol. Thank you for this.

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2024 Tripadvisor
Travellers’ Choice Award

Each year Tripadvisor recognizes travellers’ favourite properties around the world.

Based on reviews and ratings collected over the last year Grand Suites Murchison has been recognised as a 2024 Travellers’ Choice award winner!

Thanks to all our guests for your opinions and feedback – we appreciate it!

To see guest reviews on Tripadvisor, or to leave one of your own, click the link below!

Tony F
Tony F
28 June 2023
New facities and friendly owners Wonderful, new rooms with all the facilities you need. The owners are very helpful and friendly. Overall could not have asked for a better place to stay in Murchison. Being winter a lot of the activities in the areas were closed for a break, but there were still walks to do in the area that were amazing including the swing bridge at Buller Gorge.
28 June 2023
Excellent experience Customer service awesome. Room well appointed and very clean. Large comfortable bed, plenty of pillows and blankets. Room well laid out and easily heated. Shower large with vg pressure. Definitely stay here again.
Elizabeth S
Elizabeth S
28 June 2023
Top notch a must stay Absolutely loved our stay here. Spotless, spacious, warm units with a luxury feel. Plenty of parking spaces out front of the units. The hosts were warm and inviting with lots of good information to share. The only place to stay in Murchison. Will definitely be our go to place for a stopover but for longer next time. Thanks Paul & Heather
13 June 2023
Murchison’s Best Accommodation Warm, spacious, quiet and testefully decorated units.The linen and bed were very comfortable.Best place to stay in Murchison by a country mile!I regularly overnight in Murchison so will definitely be back!
1 June 2023
Exceptional stay The Grand Suites was a fantastic stay for us. The apartment was in premium condition, and impeccably clean. Bed was super soft and heating excellent. Best accommodation in Murchison. Very friendly staff who gave us recommendations for the area. Would highly recommend.
Stephanie F
Stephanie F
29 May 2023
Never disappoints! Best of the best. We have stayed here numerous times now and love the place so much! The rooms are always immaculate and have everything you need. Presented amazing and everything is thought of from soaps to make up cloths to tissues. The managers are very accommodating and we couldn’t recommend this place more.
2 May 2023
The Old Ghost Road Trip Great place to stay, before mountain biking The old ghost road.Only 30-minute drive to start of track.Very good new Motel build, very well insulated, great wall heater.Want to get cold in these rooms.
30 April 2023
Happy Travellers Great Hospitality, lovely large comfortable room, good facilities available.I love a good shower and this one didn’t disappoint. Netflix available on TV , (YAY!) I’m not a fan of air con units but these rooms have radiators which is a nice way to heat a room.
Lesley B
Lesley B
21 April 2023
Great stay Great motel. Spotlessly clean and modern. Easy walk to town. Large comfortable bed. Good shower. Had a nice meal at The Cow Shed in town. Beautiful walks in nearby Nelson Lakes and St. Arnaud. Highly recommend
18 April 2023
Great stay A fabulous stay thank you! the room was exceptional, everything was nicely decorated and the beds extremely comfortable! We’ll definitely be back. The bathroom even had a mini spa bath that we weren’t expecting but it was an extra bonus.