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The Sandcastle

32 Haile Lane, Pohara, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Nelson, New Zealand
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had such a truly wonderful weekend here. From the instant you arrive your cares start to drift away as you relax, relax, relax. The cabins are exceptionally clean, and well equipped with full kitchen facilities. You wake in the morning to bird song, and the owners are incredibly friendly and helpful. Our group enjoyed a fantastic evening cooking together... More

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Steve d, Owner at The Sandcastle, responded to this review

Thanks for a great review, I know you made the most of your visit. I think your words were 'Golden Bay is a hard place to leave!' Enjoy the rest of your travels around New Zealand. More

Minneapolis, Minnesota
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

A charming location with convenient access to the northern entrances to Abel Tasman Park and to the beaches and attractions of Golden Bay. There are several restaurants nearby and many more traveler services in Takaka, a short drive away The sandcastle is a group of cottages, not motel rooms. Our cottage was comfortable and clean. The setting feels rustic and... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

Girlfriend, dogs and I had the pleasure of Staying at Steve's fabulous Sandcastles in Pohara. Firstly Pohara is a great place - you can't go wrong. Secondly and most importantly Sandcastles is a fun place to stay. We had a cottage in the complex. It was clean and tidy, plus had room for visitors. Steve's breakfasts are to die for.... More

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Steve d, Owner at The Sandcastle, responded to this review

Thanks Bill for a great review - we love being able to offer space for pets, Sal (our huntaway cross) loves the company! Looking forward to your next visit, Wellington isn't so far. More

Jersey channel islands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014 via mobile

I spent 3 weeks at "Sandcastle" in November and couldn't have asked for better. It was set in the most idyllic surroundings and the cottages were very comfortable and included everything you needed . Waking up to birdsong every morning was bliss. Steve and Hayley were the perfect hosts and offered so much advice about the many wonderful places you... More

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Steve d, Owner at The Sandcastle, responded to this review

You had a wonderful stay I remember. I am sure you have some great memories of your trip to Golden Bay. Thank you for the review. Steve and Hayley More

Christchurch, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

This was a wonderful experience that the whole familiy (including Grandad AND the dog!!!) absolutely loved. Felt like we were deep in the bush with the bird song and sense of privacy, with nothing but sea and tree's to view. Yet in fact a 5 minute walk to Pohara beach!! Didn't take long to get into relax and refresh mode,... More

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Steve d, Owner at The Sandcastle, responded to this review

Do come back, I think you mentioned the quiet season - Golden Bay has mild winters and we can do a great rate. I am glad you all enjoyed The Sandcastle. Very best Steve More

Wellington, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

This place is close to the beach while also offering a nice environment to relax. It's also managed by friendly people always ready to help. It's a definite recommendation and I'll come back there next time I'm going to Golden Bay.

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Steve d, Owner at The Sandcastle, responded to this review

Thanks for a great review, it was good to share New Year with you! More

Nelson, New Zealand
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

First my thanks goes to the owners of The Sandcastle Steve and Hayley very warm and friendly hosts. What a wonderful location the best in Golden Bay I believe, only a stroll to Pohara Beach, cafes and pubs. Plenty of native bird song. The cottage I stayed in was bright and fresh. Steve was very helpful with places to explore... More

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Steve d, Owner at The Sandcastle, responded to this review

You certainly made the most of your visit, it was good to share all the information so you were able to explore all of the Bay - you went to some pretty out of the way places if I remember. Do come and see us again soon. More

Blenheim, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

Sandcastle is just a few minutes from the beach and eateries but far enough for peace and privacy. Owners are very friendly and helpful, nothing is too much trouble. Cottages are great and have every thing you need. It's very laid back. We've stayed 3 times and will be back again. On a personal note thanks for inviting us to... More

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Steve d, Owner at The Sandcastle, responded to this review

Thanks for your visit, it was good to see you all again. Yes the music was fun and you had great weather to explore the bay. Looking forward to your next visit Steve More

Clitheroe, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

Lovely peaceful setting, chalets surrounded by beautiful wildflower meadows, teeming with birds and insects. Friendly, chilled out owner, Steve, can turn you into a top pizza chef with the centrepiece woodfired pizza oven he fires up on request - he even provides the dough! Two minutes walk down to the beach, stunning views of Golden Bay. Highly recommended!

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Johannesburg
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

We loved our stay at The Sandcastle,we really became part of the family. We had our wedding ceremony at The Sandcastle & everything was perfect! Highly recommended to traveller & local alike. Amazing!

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Additional Information about The Sandcastle

Also Known As:
The Sandcastle Pohara, New Zealand - Golden Bay
Address: 32 Haile Lane, Pohara, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > South Island > Nelson-Tasman Region > Golden Bay > Pohara
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Specialty lodging in Pohara
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Sandcastle holiday accommodation is perfect for couples and families wanting to get away from the crowds. We offer six fully self-contained cottages that are serviced daily. Each cottage has its own private deck and is set in two hectares of tranquil gardens. They overlook the sea which is a pleasant five minutes walk away. The Sandcastle's many extra features include our popular spa and sauna complex, a wood-fired pizza oven and BBQ area, and a hall where children can play table tennis or watch a movie on wet days. There is no extra charge for any of the above activities. We can deliver a delicious breakfast, mostly sourced from our organic gardens, direct to your cottage. We want your stay to be excellent value and unlimited wi fi is also free of charge. There are also yoga classes in our hall twice a week and we have our own purpose-built massage room where various treatments are available from experienced therapists. The Sandcastle is one of the closest holiday accommodation options to the beautiful, northern end of the Abel Tasman National Park. Golden Bay has many gorgeous beaches, walks and other attractions and we are happy to point you in the right direction to make your stay as enjoyable as possible.Our reception is open 24hrs for any questions you may have about The Sandcastle or Golden Bay. ... more   less 
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