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Shining Star Beachfront Accommodation

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16 Richards Dr, Hokitika 7810, New Zealand
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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76 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

. A nice well laid out camping area in a circle round the amenities block, that was very clean and tidy. A short walk to the beach and the Tasman Sea. Situated just a few km’s from Hokitika township...

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Beijing, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

My family and I had stayed there for one night during our round trip in south island. Looking through couples of positive reviews on TA, I selected Shining Star as one night stop from Abel Tasman to Glacier. We wanted to book 2-bedroom chalet with kitchen but it was fully booked. Then one bedroom chalet with kitchen and one bedroom... More 

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

Thank you for your review. It is nice to hear you enjoyed the property despite the weather. It is common practice for guests to sign a guarantee upon arrival to protect property owners against accidental damage by guests. The burn on the bench top was not 1cm as you have stated, but the whole width of a frying pan. This... More 

Nelson, New Zealand
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47 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015 via mobile

Enjoyed my short stay here. The room I stayed in had an awesome view of the beach. The room was quiet and with the heaters on the rooms were warm. I didn't like the fact the it is winter and every day I came back here the heaters were off. Hate walking in to a hotel on a cold day... More 

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

Thank you for your comments. We do not have a policy of turning off the heat pumps but will ensure we check the remotes in case they have been left on a timer. More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Clean and well-located place. This was my first time getting close to the farm cattle that close in new zealand, lambs, horses...I had never thought that i could have lama alpacos, lambs living right next to me. The best part of this motel is it's right next to the glowing worm site,dont go there before 9 pm. Beach is a... More 

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

We are pleased you enjoyed our animals and the glow worms. We have a large selection of room's available to suit most travellers budgets. Our cheapest rooms only have a kitchenette with the option of using the communal facilities. If you are ever through again you may like to up grade to self contained accommodation for your convenience. Thank you... More 

New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

my husband and I needed a room for the night to break a long drive from Christchurch to Lake Moeraki. We arrived in the dark to discover I had accidentally booked for the following week. No problem. An ensuite cabin, scrupulously clean with cotton sheets and towels, TV, and a great heater. But best of all was the shower. Top... More 

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

Lovely to hear you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for your feedback, we do appreciate it. More 

Plymouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

This site is conveniently located close to the beach and immediately across the road is a glow worm dell which you can visit (free of charge) after dark. The private spa( NZ$ 15 for half an our) is excellent and well worth a visit.

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

Thank you for taking the time to post a review. We do appreciate it. More 

Perth, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

We stayed for one night in our hired motorhome and were extremely happy with the park. It is super clean and tidy and only a stones throw from the beach. We love collecting driftwood so were in driftwood heaven!! The staff are very friendly and helpful and made us feel very welcome. Bathroom is very clean with no complaints. Although... More 

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

Well we look forward to your next visit. Thank you for your positive review. More 

Whakapapa, New Zealand
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5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

We stayed one night on a powered site, the kitchen is equipped with a few cooking items, tables and couches with a TV, lots of power points and a pet cat. The bathrooms have two toilets and only one shower (mens had 1 toilet and a urinal, 1 shower), the water pressure was great but the heating was touchy and... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

We stayed as a couple in a beach front chalet for the weekend. Very comfortable, clean, well presented accommodation. Very comfortable large bed, room was well equipped and the location superb. Nice walk into town either down the beach or along the road. Very quiet with just the sound of the waves out to sea. Highly recommend.

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Waikato Region, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Stayed two nights in a beach front chalet. Attractively situated a very short walk from the beach and had the sound of the sea to sleep to. Log cabin appearance inside with every comfort. Good heating, lighting and shower. Internet allowance is generous compared to other places but inclined to be slow... I understand Hokitika is not generally blessed with... More 

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