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The Sandcastle

32 Haile Lane, Pohara, New Zealand
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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Auckland, New Zealand
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24 reviews 24 reviews
19 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

We stayed at Sandcastles Pohara after walking the Abel Tasman and soaked up the relaxing atmosphere with pleasure. The two hour yoga session the day after coming off the track was a great surprise and straightened out a few aches and pains. The hosts are very friendly and helpful. This property is only minutes from Pohara, but you could have... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Stayed at Sandcastle for 5 nights in early February. Fantastic place, clean, everything you need from accomodation,friendly owners. Dog friendly!, Close to Takaka village and Abel Tasman walks. Will definately recomand to others! Love it Love

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Cairns Region, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Steve and Haley are perfect embodiments of the kiwi spirit that I've come to know and love in New Zealand. They invited me to come down and stay at their charming little holiday park after having just met in the street in Collingwood. That night we feasted on pizza cooked in Steve's wood burning oven and sang songs beneath the... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Steve and Hayley have to be the most friendly and welcoming people in Pohara. Sandcastle is located in a beautiful setting and nothing is too much trouble. The sauna and spa were a great way to relax after a few days hiking, and the home made wood fired pizzas were delicious! Great place to stay for a relaxing holiday.

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Beccles, Suffolk, England
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

The Sandcastle was just a wonderful place, really loved the simplicity of it. It was a really quiet and calming place. We travelled with our twin boys who are 3 and baby son who was 1. It was a really safe place for the children to enjoy but with lots of space for them to run around. We ordered the... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

The Sandcastle was exactly what we needed for our extended family holiday.Our stay included 5 families (10 adults and 8 children under 10) which for many B&B's would be overwhelming. This was not the case for Steve and Hayley who were the perfect hosts and accommodated our large and at times boisterious family when we were playing bull rush; table... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

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
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

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
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

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
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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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