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Ocean View Chalets

Certificate of Excellence
4.0 of 5
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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Ghent, Belgium
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We tried to check in early, but our bungalow wasn't ready. We could store our luggage at reception (although that meant just putting it there in plain sight), so we were off exploring the surroundings till late in the afternoon. When we returned, we were shown to our bungalow that was close to reception. It was small, but nice. The... More 

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Solihull, United Kingdom
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10 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

An excellent welcome from the family run operation on arrival was followed by a discussion on what we had in mind for the next few days. Trips were then booked for us by the owner, who led us through the various options. A water taxi up the coast, for us to walk back, and a kayak day in the Abel... More 

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Grants Pass, Oregon
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49 reviews 49 reviews
20 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were two couples who decided to share a two bedroom, two bath chalet. Incredible view of the ocean, very nicely furnished chalet. The price was right. The breakfast was more than we thought it was gonna be .... delicious! The kitchenette had a dishwasher, microwave and there were laundry facilities available. The owners were very helpful in offering suggestions... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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232 reviews 232 reviews
42 hotel reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were two couples in a fantastic self-catering 2 bedroom unit. --Large deck with tables and chairs where we ate two meals with great view of over the Bay. --Nice sized unit with two nice sized bedrooms with their own baths. Another person could of stayed in the living room. --Peaceful--Marahau is a quaint small kickoff point for traveling into... More 

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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 4 weeks 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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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

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
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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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375 reviews 375 reviews
92 hotel reviews
162 helpful votes 162 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 

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