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Shining Star Beachfront Accommodation

4.5 of 5 Motel   |   16 Richards Dr, Hokitika 7810, New Zealand
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Darwin, Australia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were looking for accommodation for one night for three people. The staff at this lovely place was very helpful. She showed us a cabin that would accommodate the three of us noting that it was very small. She wasn't joking as it was very small but extremely cozy, well appointed, clean and tidy. From the cabin we could watch... More

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ShiningStarHokitika, Owner at Shining Star Beachfront Accommodation, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We do have a range a accommodation to suit most budgets. Next time you are through you may like to try one of the beachfront chalets for a different experience. More

Christchurch
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41 reviews 41 reviews
19 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Two couples enjoyed the side by side Beachfront chalets number 7 and 8. They were quiet, comfortable and well appointed. The beach was within a couple of hundred metres and provided a great walk with fascinating driftwood and a variety of stone types and shapes. The complex seemed well appointed with attractions for children in the small farmlet and adults... More

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ShiningStarHokitika, Owner at Shining Star Beachfront Accommodation, responded to this review

The chalets are a great way for friends who are travelling together with the shared balcony's. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed the beach and your stay. Thank you for your review. More

Brisbane, Australia
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47 reviews 47 reviews
12 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here for two nights allowing us time to check out the Gorge, Treetop Walk & Cafe, and shops in Hokitika. Hokitika is the Jade capital and has some interesting gold jewellery too. Our host suggested walking across the road to the glow worm dell at night which was really good. The cabin we stayed in faced the beach... More

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ShiningStarHokitika, Owner at Shining Star Beachfront Accommodation, responded to this review

Lovely to hear you enjoyed your stay with us and in Hokitika. We have just added to our farmlette . We are now the proud owners of two very cute white goats named Chester and Pickles. More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I stayed in one of the units a wee stroll down a path to the beach. The lady who greeted us was friendly and our unit was clean and comfortable, with a lovely big spa bath!! (the spa bath being my favourite thing about our stay) :) The unit was quite small - but it was just... More

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ShiningStarHokitika, Owner at Shining Star Beachfront Accommodation, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your stay with us. You would be most welcome next time you are through. More

Christchurch, New Zealand
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63 reviews 63 reviews
12 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very pleasant and friendly. The compendium containing restaurants and so in the area could be improved. For example, Cafe Paris is long closed. Menus in it did not have addresses of the place mentioned. Or where they were in relation to the accomodation. You do have to pay extra for a spa. Quite newish and clean.

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ShiningStarHokitika, Owner at Shining Star Beachfront Accommodation, responded to this review

Thank you for your feed back. We were sad to see Café de Paris close as it was a very popular choice with guests and locals alike. We have since removed the menu's. More

Singapore, Singapore
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200 reviews 200 reviews
39 hotel reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

excellent location - just on the edge of town and bang opposite the glow worm dell (not even 2 min walking). However, Hokitika is such a small place that everything is within reach. The units are nice size. Well insulated. There is a paid laundry facility. Bang on the beach with beach access. The front units would have beach views.... More

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ShiningStarHokitika, Owner at Shining Star Beachfront Accommodation, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We do have family units with a single floor for convenience. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay and hope the rest of your holiday went well. More

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed for one night during our journey down the west coast. Very attractive log cabin, with good facilities although as a winter visitor, it would have been helpful if the heater had been put on a few hours before we arrived, as it took a long time before it felt comfortably warm. I imagine this would be an excellent spring/summer... More

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ShiningStarHokitika, Owner at Shining Star Beachfront Accommodation, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We do turn heaters on for guest around 4pm in the winter but you arrived prior to this. We hope you enjoyed the rest of the South Island and all its beautiful winter scenery. More

Bangkok, Thailand
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32 reviews 32 reviews
14 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Our room was so big. Reasonable price and nice location. Not far from town. A feel step from our room to the beach. Living room and kitchen was so big, comfortable and have everything you want. Staffs were also very friendly and helpful. We might stay here next time.

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ShiningStarHokitika, Owner at Shining Star Beachfront Accommodation, responded to this review

It's great to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you for sharing your experience. More

Cypress, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We got the last unit available, an efficiency cabin between a small children’s farmyard and the highway. The unit, actually a duplex, was small with a large sliding glass door, which let in quite a bit of a light and gave the wee cabin an airy feel. The kitchen area was minimal but suited our needs. The cabin does include... More

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ShiningStarHokitika, Owner at Shining Star Beachfront Accommodation, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and recommendation. We do appreciate it. More

Geelong, Australia
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47 reviews 47 reviews
19 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Wasn't sure what to expect with this accommodation but loved it. We booked a king chalet-beach front. It was a great night to be in a log cabin with torrential rain and pounding surf. The chalet was a good size for two with an adequate kitchen and small bathroom. All heating worked well. Couple of bulls in the paddock between... More

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ShiningStarHokitika, Owner at Shining Star Beachfront Accommodation, responded to this review

Tucked up in a log cabin on a stormy night. Sounds like a great way to spend a night. Thank you for the review and comments regarding the free WIFI. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay. More

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Address: 16 Richards Dr, Hokitika 7810, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > South Island > West Coast Region > Hokitika
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Shining Star Beachfront Accommodation 4.5*
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