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The Sandcastle

32 Haile Lane, Pohara, New Zealand
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Melbourne, Australia
11 reviews 11 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Well I have absolutely nothing negative to say about the place. The location was perfect: private, scenic and ambient. The hosts Steve and Hayley were beyond welcoming and very kind. Not only did we have a cute little cottage with all the necessities in it to ourselves but we were welcome to use the sauna, spa and pizza oven to... More

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First Steve and Hayley were fantastic hosts. The spot was beautiful and quite and close to lots of stuff. Second, and for us a HUGE plus, they allow DOGS! Yes you don't have to forgo vacation because of the lack of dog friendly places. It was total doggy palooza. Crazily though all the dogs work it out and everyone gets... More

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Plimmerton, New Zealand
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Close to everything to do and far away from everything to relax. Great for our toddler to play in natural, safe environment, great beach and impressive short walks nearby. Enjoyed the sauna and character of our cottage. Great to have the farm animals around.

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Nelson, New Zealand
5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

This is the best bach I have had the pleasure of staying in, not just in Golden Bay, but in the country. First, it is dog friendly, which is extremely hard to find! It is in a lovely, peaceful spot with a view of the ocean just down the road. The perk is it is also just around the corner... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

i am stay one day in sandcaste wo so nice hotel very good service good clean everything is perfect i want come back to this palace i love this palace highly recomend.good value for money.yoga center is now so clean and good space

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Sint-Amands, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

I had been in New Zealand for a couple of months, and decided to spend my last remaining weeks at the Sandcastle. Best decision, no doubt, don't even know where to start to do this place justice. Floating little stream through the property, with a cute little bridge (for the romantics amongst us), lush green garden and a stunning view... More

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Takaka, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

I really enjoyed my stay here, I felt really welcome and safe. plenty of beautiful nature for my daughter of 3 years old to run about. Really appreciated Steve's hospitality, the cat's and dog's cuddles. Rooms have all the comforts and decorated with lovely warm colors. The beach is only a short stroll down the hill. The sauna is great... More

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Nelson, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Awesome place to stay on our romantic engagement weekend away to golden bay. We took our 5 month old Golden Retriever puppy who absolutely loved it. Great, well kept,clean and tidy units. Very warm and cosy in the middle of winter. Great that its far enough from the main road to not worry about the dog getting onto the road... More

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Blenheim, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

We genuinely enjoyed our 6 night stay at the Sandcastle. Having our morning coffee on the deck, listening to the sounds of the birds, with a beautiful view of the bay. Enjoying a yoga session in the studio, a relaxing massage in the treatment room, and soaking in the spa to the light of the full moon. Our 2 year... More

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

We really enjoyed having you stay, I miss your daughter exploring everywhere. It seemed Sal and your Lab hit it off in the end. Do come back - I understand with a new member of the family. The very best for the future. Steve More

Motueka, New Zealand
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

On arrival we thought beautiful location and a charming kiwi style but that is where the joy ended for us. We didn't mind that it was run down but the cleanliness was awful, crumbs, beds looked like they had been slept in the night before, our feet were black from the floors and when you have two young children crawling... More

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

I wish you had popped over to see me Fiona as I could easily resolved our mistake with the cot and this would have made your stay more comfortable. I am very sorry the cot offered had not been checked and fell well below standards we expect of ourselves. At The Sandcastle we take our host responsibilities very seriously and... More

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Address: 32 Haile Lane, Pohara, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > South Island > Nelson-Tasman Region > Golden Bay > Pohara
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 6
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