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Shining Star Beachfront Accommodation

4.5 of 5 Motel   |   16 Richards Dr, Hokitika 7810, New Zealand
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Ranked #2 of 9 Hotels in Hokitika
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
Renae H Canberra, Australia
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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
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Canberra, Australia
11 reviews 11 reviews
9 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed here for one night recently, and were very impressed. The kitchen, bathroom and laundry facilities were very clean and the park itself was in excellent condition. There was a playground for the younger kids, and the proximity to the beach was fantastic. A great opportunity for everyone to stretch their legs. The walk into town was an easy... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

A few things would have made it perfect, as its a great place. Suggest they get net curtains for the ranch slider as no privacy if getting dressed in unit from those on beach or outside unit. Felt we had to have curtains closed a lot. Some nice net/chiffon curtains would allow privacy with out losing the wonderful views. Housekeeping... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
17 reviews 17 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautifully maintained, very clean, direct access to beach, glowworm dell a few minutes away, farm area and playground for the kids and a spa pool...what more could you ask for?! We walked down and sat on the beach and watched the sunset (along with many other travellers staying here), then walked over the the gloworm dell, magical!

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I had been looking forward to staying at this motel after a friend of mine raved about it, and when we pulled up in front of the chalet, I knew it wouldn't disappoint. We arrived in torrential rain (and that night there were gale-force winds - i.e., bit of a breeze for Hokitika), and the whole time were were there,... More

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Sunshine Coast, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When travelling on the West Coast this is one of the best places we stayed. The park is well setup for small and large motor homes, and while I can't speak for the rooms and villas they look wonderful from the outside. The sites prices are a little on the high side until you take the quality of facilities into... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have stayed at this complex a few times and are never disappointed. The staff have always been very helpful and the facilities are exactly what one needs to have a restful and refreshing holiday. It is a real treat to be near the beach and a pleasant walk to cafes, a good supermarket and shops. The chalets are extremely... More

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Los Angeles, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great location on the beach! Perfect for a romantic getaway if stopping in Hokitika and right across the street from the Glowworm dell. Staff gave us a recommendation to a few restaurants that were fully booked and should have advised us to make a reservation. Also staff did not advise us on how to use the heater. It was only... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is still what our kids consider to be the highlight of our trip, and I have to agree it was a great location. The rooms were fine, and the kids loved sleeping up in the attic... bathroom was a bit tired and not very functional though. The location on the beach is absolutely gorgeous, and we LOVED visiting the... More

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Darwin, Australia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
11 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

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

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53 reviews 53 reviews
23 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

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

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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*
Number of rooms: 23
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Also Known As:
Shining Star Beachfront Hotel Hokitika
Best Western Hokitika
Hokitika Best Western

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