444 North Road, Waikiwi, Invercargill

Call us: 0800 228 274

Guest Comments

Impressed with the entire cleanliness of the unit, Keep up the recycling.

-- Christchurch 02/10/2016

Keep up the cleanliness - its great. So is the room in the kitchen area.

-- Joan Bishop 09/04/2016

Would rate Excellent if there was one (option on guest comment card)

-- Elaine Barclay 09/04/2016

The rooms were clean and tidy and very comfortable. The free WiFi was a great feature. We would definitely stay again for future trips to Invercargill.

-- Hull Family, Brisbane 06/10/2015

We chose Bavarian because of service, convenience, & have stayed several times.


Hi Annabel

Thanks for helping out with the copy of the receipt.

As a small piece of feedback I would like to express my thanks and appreciation for your hospitality, a warm room on a cold night is lovely and having the car defrosted in the morning is great.

 I’ll certainly stay again when next in town.

Kind regards


-- David Jones 22/07/2015

Best Motel I've Stayed In.

-- Amanda 24/04/2015

Fantastic accommodation & service. :)


Having +50 Sky available decided our choice.

We loved our unit - bright and spacious, warm and comfortable.

John & Annabel are great hosts.

Thanks Guys,

Regards from Colin & Lyn

-- Colin & Lyn, Christchurch 20/03/2015

Annabel gave us excellent service.

-- Frido Kreyenhop 19/03/2015

Everything was a very high standard and friendly welcome.

-- Mr & Mrs Gray, UK 01/03/2015

Very clean & comfortable, would recommend to friends & family.


The Best Yet

-- Thomas & Sandra 26/01/2015

It's impeccable.


Love the paper bag for food scraps - great idea. Also friendliness & help.


Love the paper bag for food scraps - great idea. Also friendliness & help.


All motels should be like this!!

-- Peter 17/12/2014

Beautiful motel, excellent service & lovely owners. Great location, Loved our stay!

-- John Adams 12/12/2014

Hosts very friendly & helpful. Really nice unit - clean, well equipped & comfortable.


Annabel was brilliant, very helpful, turned heater on etc

-- Bruce 19/11/2014

Underfloor heating was great. Lovely and quiet. So nice to have comfortable chairs to watch TV. Spotlessly clean.

-- Glenys 09/08/2014

The Bavarian is a very comfortable place to stay, & warm.

-- Shaun 08/08/2014

All very good helpful & friendly service. We like your attitude to recycling, especially compost!

-- Glen & Dave, Jersey UK, 14/02/2014

One of the best motels stayed in - worldwide

-- Robin & Linda Godfrey 10/02/2014
Excellent accommodation & service. We appreciate your involvement and attention to environmental issues. P & A Robinson. Jan 14

Unit was very clean & tidy & warm. Has all utensils neede for my stay. Hosts were very good. Don. Palmerston North. Oct 13

Lovely Motel!! Clean!! Modern!! Roomy!! All Sky Channels!! Just Lovely!! Thank you. :) Brenda & Don. Oct 13

Just keep doing what you are already doing. Great Stay.Denise Rockingham. Oct 13

Extremely welcoming, clean & cosy motel. We appreciated the excellent friendly service & attention to detali & also the extra little touches designed to enhance our stay. - Many Thanks. Mid Canterbury. Aug 13

Excellent service, very good room, clean & tidy. Will definatley come back. John, Dunedin Jan 13

Loved our very clean & spacious, well-equipped unit & our very helpful and welcoming hosts. Many Thanks. Canterbury. Jan 13

Very clean & comfortable. Excellant service. Thank you. You will see us again. Pleasant Point, Dec 12

My husband & I had a very nice stay at the Bavarian Notel. Very clean and comfortable, also Thank You to John for transporting us to Lorrains 70th Birthday. If we are back this way agian we will stay with you again. Greymouth. Nov 12

Friendly,helpful & lovely to arrive to a warm unit!! Christine July 12

Hi John. This is just a personal Thank you! Accommodation was absolutely perfect - warm & that extra bit of service (i.e. blanket over windscreen - for frost) so appreciated! Honestly, one of the BEST Motels we have ever stayed in! Cheers The Wests. July 2012

Presentation excellent and cleanliness one of the best we have been in!Bill, Perth May 12

Kia ora Annabel and John
My elderly mother and I stayed with you on the night of the Terataunga races.
We were impressed with your friendly welcome, and the accommodation which was reasonably priced.  The unit was spotless, and I was impressed with your attitude towards recycling.  I loved the litter bag for vegetable matter made from newspaper. Thank you for giving me the pattern for that too. And yes, I would certainly stay with you again, when in Invercargill.
Suzanne Feb 2012

From before I had actually stepped inside your reception John was calling out a welcome to me. That was the first good impression reinforced by a spotless and comfortable accomodation. If I were ever to come your way again I would not hesitate to stay with you. Nor would I hesitate to recommend your motel to any-one. And you may quote me on that! March 2012

I have never stayed in a cleaner or friendlier place, and I travel alot. Lee - Nov 2011

How can you improve perfection!! Sue Smith, Australia Nov 2011

This is one of the most cleanest motels I have stayed in. A lovely change to have a roomy bathroom and with a bath!!

We had a very hospitable stay in this excellent spotlessly clean motel. Could not fault anything and a fantastic selection of TV channels, also DVD and CD player. We would recommend this place to anyone. Maybe back next year. Thank you. Christchurch 2011

Lovely Greeting. Friendly managers. Very Helpful. Nice Clean & modern units. Will definately be back. Thank you Suzi, Oamaru 2011

Fantastic accommodation. Cleaning is exceptional - Thank you. Underfloor heating is your best asset. Location is great for being out of the CBD but still close enouth to et to supermarkets, restaurants etc. Had a great time and will come back soon. Cheers Klaus, Christchurch - Sept 2011

Thank you. It was great! Love the newspaper bag,I'll be doing that at home now too. :-) Will McPherson, Nelson - April 2011

Good Location for heading to or from West & Central Otago. Quiet unit well appointed. John Palmer Christchurch Jan 2011

Clean & comfortable. We enjoyed our stay and would recommend the Bavarian to everyone. Sandy Cameron. Dalby, Qld, Australia. Dec 2010

Very welcome and bright, cheery and clean apartment - Couldn't ask for more - Thank you. Andrew Beattie Lymington, UK Nov 2010

Congrats on this brilliantly appointed motel. The shower was superb for seniors!! Ashburton NZ Oct 2010

Excellent welcome. Help with handicapped husband. Good continental breakfasts. Plenty of space and facilities for two. Quiet unit No.15 A rail to hang a tea-towel in the kitchen would be useful. Underfloor heating -wonderful. Nelson NZ May 2010

Excellent accommodation to a very high standard, with friendly & helpful hosts. John Chadwick UK Feb 2010

Very helpful staff made us very welcome. Ruby Binns, Timaru Feb 2010

We were very impressed with the rooms, the quality of the service and the owners were wonderful people. We were impressed with how environmental they were with recycling etc. and the natural products in the bathroom etc.... One of the best places we have ever stayed and we have stayed in a lot of places. Kim & Ross Cronin Whangarei. Oct 2009

Dear John and Annabel We had a lovely stay in Invercargill and when we are next in New Zealand we will make sure we make a return visit to the Bavarian Motel. Thankyou for a really lovely stay at your motel it couldnt have been nicer - I have posted some comments on the Trip Advisor website and am happy to recommend to anyone your motel. Its a home away from home It has to be one of the cleanest, most comfortable places that we stayed on our travels on the North and South Island in New Zealand . Between you and me I had thought that Invercargill was just a place at the bottom of New Zealand with not much to offer , but, I was wrong. We had a lovely day at Stewart Island and would have loved to stay longer to explore the area more. Jenni & Jeff Cook sydney july 09

Lovely Greeting. Friendly managers. Very helpful. Nice clean & modern units. Fully equipped. Will definitely be back :-) Sue Forrester Oamaru July 2009

We had a very hospitable stay in this excellent spotlessly clean motel. Could not fault anything and a fantastic selection of TV Channels also DVD & CD player. We would recommend this place to anyone. Maybe back next year at Easter. Thank you Christchurch April 2009

Impeccably clean, warm & inviting. I always enjoy my stay here, it's quiet & I feel safe. Modern facilities & friendly hosts. Definitely recommend to any traveler who is fussy. One of my favorite Host Properties. Yolanda Phibbs Christchurch April 2009

Very clean & comfortable, great that we could watch the League due to so many channels. Stuart Point, Australia March 2009

Very Comfortable. Extra SKY Channels a bonus. Dave Nicolson, Provender. Auckland. March 2009

Superb Motel, well run, spotlessly clean and a really good advertisement for the quality that we have found in all HostAccommodation Motels across New Zealand. Bruce Whitefield, Tavistock, Devon UK. Feb 2009

The owners of this motel are very friendly & helpful as well as accommodating. This morning I was in reception area when I overheard the children getting a hurry along before school, this made me feel like I was at home. I will be recommending this place to friends & family, especially those that are like me and down here due to pregnancy. AR Duncan, Queenstown Nov 2008

Fantastic accommodation. Cleaning is exceptional - Thank you Underfloor heating in your best asset. Location is great for being out of the CBD but still close enough to get to supermarkets, restaurants etc. Had a great time and will come back soon, Cheers Klaus Christchurch NZ Oct 2008

Lovely clean & comfortable place. Would stay again & recommend the Bavarian Motel to friends. Christchurch NZ Oct 2008

We have been traveling around for over a week - Queenstown - Wanaka - Dunedin. This motel has topped all other stays. the room, the facilities, the warmth, and the price! Absolutely brilliant. This will be our motel of choice in Invercargill. Thanks. Ashley Cook Christchurch NZ Sept 2008

Very Spacious well designed and laid out. Like your colour scheme. Value for money. Most of all you are excellent hosts. Only regret is we could not spend more time with you. All the best. Should we be able to assist you please email us. Chandra & Saras Singh, Best Western Zebra Motel, Coffs Harbour NSW. Aug 2008

Thank you for having us stay & thanks for the awesome service. It was very comfortable: warm in the room. All the modern electronics eg Flat Screen tv, DVD & offered a range of In house DVD movies which came in handy. Professional service, family orientated business clean tidy premise. Thank John & Annabel & your family for the stay. Ru family, Auckland NZ Apr 2008

Very Comfortable mainly because of all the great facilities & shelves a plenty in the bathroom (very rare). Very Clean & tidy & friendly. Bagnall, Timaru Jan 08.

Very Clean Good Facilities & equipment in Kitchen, good size shower appreciated liquid soap in bathroom to save wasting bars of soap. Useful information in folder - restaurants etc. Little road noise from lorries than expected. Marcelle Glaziek, Hook UK. Dec 07

A fabulous motel, one of the best we have stayed in. We got a great deal and when we next visit Invercargill this is where we sill stay. We shall not hesitate to recommend the Bavarian to our friends. Thank you for a Lovely Stay! The wireless broadband worked 100%!! Simon Perrin, Tasmania. Oct 07

Immaculate & wonderful, best motel we have stayed in in New Zealand. Steve Mant Poole, UK

This has been the most spacious, comfortable & luxurious motel of our journey so far. Highly, highly recommendable indeed! Extremely warm & friendly hosts also make a holiday very memorable. Chris & Ferdi Stammer, Blair Athol, Adelaide SA. Sept 2007

Only stayed one night, but I have stayed at quite a few motels around New Zealand & this would be the most cleanest & well designed motels that I have stayed in. And the hosts, John & Annabel etc. just so friendly & obliging. Graham Jones, Palmerston, Otago. March '07

July'07 I just wanted to say a big thanks for looking after me this week. The units were really nice and you and Annabel looked after me like family ! It's most appreciated! Ta ! :) Cheers Patrick

Fantastic people - I love that Ginger. Annah Kernick, Christchurch

We'd just like to pass on our appreciation for the extra service provided in putting the cover over the car windscreen when we stayed with you in June. This was the only time this happened. Regards, Peter & Julie, Perth.

Extremely comfortable, extremely helpful hosts. Lesley Tyler, Hunter Vally NSW Australia June'07

A great setup with everything you need. Best accommodation we have had in NZ. Thank you, Gary, Mollymook, NSW. April'07

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