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Ocean View Chalets

Certificate of Excellence
305 Sandy Bay Marahau Road | Marahau, Marahau 7197, New Zealand
Ocean View Chalets
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Singapore, Singapore
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The gorgeous Abel Tasman was one of the highlights of our New Zealand trip, and there's really no place closer and better to stay at than Ocean View Chalets. Well priced, perched on a small hillside and thereby overlooking a beautiful azure sea in the distance, 6-8 mins away from the park's entrance by foot and 3 mins away from... More 

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Arizona
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I stayed here for several days while doing day hikes in Abel Tasman. The location was ideal being walking distance to the start of the Abel Tasman track. The chalet's were cozy but comfortable. Using the kitchenette and grill provided we did our own cooking on several evenings. The service was friendly and efficient. And yes, the... More 

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England
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here for just two nights in January 2015 as part of our trip around New Zealand. We did not want to leave! A fantastic setting within a few hundred metres of the Able Tasman trail. We had a one bedroom chalet overlooking the ocean. It was exceptionally well equipped for self catering and very comfortable. We especially like... More 

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

My wife and I stayed here for 4 nights on our honeymoon in April 2014. We were travelling around New Zealand for a month and this was an absolute highlight of an amazing trip. Abel Tasman is a very beautiful place, and this property fits suits that beauty. It allows you to enjoy the comforts of home and doesn't spoil... More 

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Chris P, Front Office Manager at Ocean View Chalets, responded to this review

Dear Colin T, Wow, thank you so much! It means a great deal to us to know that you had such an enjoyable stay. Its always great to get good feed back, or in your case amazing feed back, and reminds us why we do the work we do. It was an absolute pleasure having you stay and we hope... More 

Ascot, United Kingdom
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374 reviews 374 reviews
92 hotel reviews
159 helpful votes 159 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

What a fantastic place to stay We planned to do some trekking on the Abel Tasmin Track, and the Ocean View Chalets are on a hillside with great views over to the ocean close to the start We stayed for 4 nights and had a great stay. We had a larger chalet, which had separated bedrooms and lounge area, a... More 

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Chris P, Front Office Manager at Ocean View Chalets, responded to this review

Dear Ascot_Flyer, Thank you for a lovely and complimentary review. I am glad you enjoyed your stay with us and your time in the Abel Tasman area. I am sorry you found the décor dated and quirky. As I mentioned previously we try hard to find the right balance between being environmentally friendly (not throwing away things that are not... More 

Caledon, Canada
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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

We really enjoyed our stay in these chalets. They were absolutely spotless and the small, clean kitchens were perfect for keeping cold beer and snack, breakfasts. It was the perfect spot from which to explore Abel Tasman. Robert and his staff were excellent and full of great information. They took lots of time to answer our infinite number of questions!... More 

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Chris P, Front Office Manager at Ocean View Chalets, responded to this review

Dear rockside, Thank you very much for taking the time to leave us such a pleasant review. It is always great to receive such nice comments. I am pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and would love to return. We hope to see you here soon. Kind regards and all the best, Chris, Robert and the team at the... More 

Masterton, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

We have just had a 2 night stay in this excellent location. Nothing was too much trouble, such lovely helpful people. Super location and excellent views. Very comfortable. Thanks for the ride to the top of the hill with our bikes!

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Chris P, Front Office Manager at Ocean View Chalets, responded to this review

Dear kipper062015, Thank you for your great review. I am really pleased you had a relaxing and enjoyable stay with us. It was fantastic to have our first "Great Taste Trail" bikers stay with us. Kind regards and all the best, Chris, Robert, Constanca and the team at the Ocean View Chalets More 

hexham
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

I stayed with my young son in November and we both loved it here. We initially booked for 2 nights in a 2 person chalet but later decided to add a night. As there was only a larger chalet available for the third night we were required to move. The smaller chalet is very cleverly designed to make the most... More 

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Chris P, Front Office Manager at Ocean View Chalets, responded to this review

Dear 599annie, Phew! I am glad you managed to solve the boot locking dilemma. I am so pleased you had such an enjoyable stay with us and you wish to return. We would love to see you both back here soon. Thank you again for your lovely comments. Kind regards, Chris, Robert and the team at the Abel Tasman Ocean... More 

Sydney, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

The best things about this place were the location and hospitality of Robert and his daughter. We stayed two nights. One in the studio and the other in the chalet. The studio was small and a little loud since it is adjoined to the reception/dining area. It's small but does the trick. The chalet had a beautiful ocean view and... More 

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Chris P, Front Office Manager at Ocean View Chalets, responded to this review

Dear mrmikeymoo, Thank you for your review. I am glad you enjoyed your stay here and had a great night watching our complimentary movies. I am sorry you found the chalets dated and quirky. If you would care to expand on those comments we would love to hear from you. info@accommodationabeltasman.co.nz I hope you enjoyed the remainder of your holiday... More 

Singapore River, Singapore
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

We stayed in Ocean View Chalets with the 4 of us for (regrettably only) 3 nights and this a truly beautiful place. The chalets are very comfortable and cozy and come with a view to a kill. What is best then having coffee or your breakfast in the morning on a large terrace overlooking the Tasman Sea and the National... More 

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Chris P, Front Office Manager at Ocean View Chalets, responded to this review

Dear Els1962, Thank you very much for your absolutely stunning review. I am so pleased that you had a great time during your stay with us. If our children bail on us when we hit retirement you will be the first person we call :) Kind regards and all the best, Robert and Constanca More 

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