Winners of the 2011 AA Supreme Host of the Year Award!
Welcome to the Bay Motel on Stewart Island, New Zealand's third island and home to Rakiura National Park. Island of nature with crystal clear waters.
Bay Motel has been owned and operated by Jenny Twaddle since 2008. Absolute comfort and enjoyment is our priority for all staying at the Bay Motel and on Stewart Island.
South African born Jenny spent many years as financial manager of a large retail outlet in Johannesburg where “customer service” training was an important requirement. Together with Brett, a local building contractor, they settled on Stewart Island to enjoy the wonderful lifestyle and great community. Sadly, Brett passed away in 2013.
In 2010 we were fortunate to have Robin Campbell join us as Manager. Robin has been described as “a little gem” by the Qualmark Assessor!
Also with a financial background, Robin started in the motel industry in 2005 as manager for Edgewater Motel and in 2009 as manager for Lakefront Lodge both in New Zealand's Te Anau. Robin’s enthusiasm and strong work ethic ensures we go the “extra mile” to assist our visitors in obtaining the most from their stay through superior service, local knowledge, recommendation of activities and becoming their friend and confidante from arrival to departure.
If you'd like to know more about our location and how to get here, rates and availability you'll find everything here on our website. Just get in touch if there's anything else you'd like to know.
We look forward to sharing Stewart Island with you.