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Shining Star Beachfront Accommodation

4.5 of 5 Motel   |   16 Richards Dr, Hokitika 7810, New Zealand
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Bangkok, Thailand
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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Cypress, California
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Geelong, Australia
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18 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Tampa, Florida
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

We only stayed one night here but it was very comfortable and had everything we needed to cook our own meals. King beachfront chalet is plenty large enough for a couple, beach was right outside our door. Porch wasn't too private but hey, it's a big place with lots of rooms. We enjoyed the walk among the farm animals and... More

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kaiapoi
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014 via mobile

We have just had another short stay at Shining star. We stayed in a beach front studio king unit. The unit clean and well equipped with enough room for the two of us plus a small deck looking out towards the beach which is just a few minutes walk away. Add in some spacious grounds and some rather large pets... More

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

Love the picture of Lachlan - he certainly is getting big. Pleased you enjoyed your stay again. Until next time... More

Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I stayed in one of the Shining S tar Beach Front Cabins while on business. It was so clean and tidy, quiet and had everything I needed for business travel, yet made me feel at home and very relaxed after a big day on the road working. The outlook was amazing, great walks out the front of the cabins. Friendly... More

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

Thank you for your generous review. At home and relaxed is how we like our guests to feel - pleased you did. We look forward to seeing you again. More

Nelson, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Stayed here last week for 2 x nights in King Beachfront Chalet. Were going to stay in ensuite log cabin but upgraded on arrival. Not cheap at 155.00 a night but fantastic location right on sea front. Can here the waves roll in at night. Shining Star is our go to Accommodation when visiting the West Coast and have stayed... More

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

We are pleased you enjoyed staying with us and look forward to seeing you again. We will be happy to credit the glass charge against your room on your next stay. More

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23 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

this place is wonderful f you love animals as it has a wee farm with a goat, ducks, llamas etc for you to pat. we stayed in a self contained cabin. lovely wee wooden cabins but just a wee bit too small. our friends stayed in a ensuite cabin for $105. our self contained cabin cost $110 and only difference... More

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

Thank you for your review. We are very lucky to have such a wonderfully located property and are pleased you got to enjoy it. As you mentioned, we do have a wide variety of accommodation ranging from the budget conscious traveller and up. May I suggest the Motel Cabin which is in our medium range if you are back this... More

Brisbane, Australia
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16 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Shining Star is right on the beachfront with lovely ocean views from the verandah of the king beachfront studio. The studio was spacious, comfortable king bed and a fully equipped kitchenette. Check-in was efficient & very helpful with recommendations on local restaurants etc. Great location!

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

Lovely to hear back from our guests. Thank you for your feedback it is appreciated. More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

We stayed in one of the lower cost cabins close to the highway. All cabins, including the higher cost loft cabins near the beach, are a bit dated and are probably due for a refresh. Heating is somewhat rudimentary (a primitive electric fan heater screwed to the wall), road noise is an issue and you will certainly hear the freight... 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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Shining Star Beachfront Hotel Hokitika
Best Western Hokitika
Hokitika Best Western

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Beach Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access
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