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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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Nelson, New Zealand
5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

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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6 reviews 6 reviews
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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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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

Hienghene, New Caledonia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

We are a family with a boy of 8, we just begin our 8 months journey to come back to France after 15 years living in New Caledonia : after 3 weeks travelling all around South Island, from Cristchurch, Dunedin to the Catlins and Queenstown, and looking for such a place without finding it, we've finally found it here !... More

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

Thanks for taking time to write a great review. Hayley and I are enjoyed telling you all the things to do in the bay and seeing you visit them. We both felt you are spot on describing The Sandcastle. The very best with the rest of your trip. More

Bern, Switzerland
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39 reviews 39 reviews
34 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

The Sandcastle was a perfect basecamp for exploring Golden Bay, beautifully situated between the sea and hills. The bungalows are spacious and offer you everything you need, including a fully equipped kitchen and a sunny terrace. We enjoyed the sauna and the common room for yoga as well. If you are looking for a basic, good-spirited and self-contained unit out... More

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

Thanks for a great review, it was great to see you take advantage of all that is on offer at The Sandcastle and around Golden Bay. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and got to experience so much - enjoy the rest of New Zealand. More

Nelson, New Zealand
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

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

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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
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Number of rooms: 6
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