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Punakaiki Beachfront Motels

Mabel Street | PO Box 66, Punakaiki 7873, New Zealand (Formerly Punakaiki Cottage Motels)
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Ranked #3 of 3 hotels in Punakaiki
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Have just spent two nights at the beach front motels. The motels are older style but are clean with most things provided. The location is superb, with towering cliffs behind and the ocean out front. Handy to the pancake rocks and the Truman track.

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25 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

This property is right on the embankment, and there are park benches overlooking the ocean. Such a brilliant, surprising location. We called and asked for a room, they had a 2 BR, 3 bed room available, we got it for a good price, and such a nice, spacious, big windowed 'house'. It looked right at the ocean and a 2... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

The motel is in a superb location and the room was comfortable. Unfortunately there was food left in the freezer compartment of the fridge which had been turned off and the waste bin had not been emptied. The manager/owner was mortified and most apologetic and quickly ensured the room was cleaned again. We needed Wi-Fi due to flooding problems at... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
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8 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

We stopped here for a night on the way down from Picton to Franz Josef. Right on the beach and 1 min wal from the local pub for fish and chips. Cottage was basic but clean and the lady at reception was very friendly and helpful. Nothing flash but just what we wanted.

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Bromsgrove, UK
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6 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

A nice little motel which is very close to the sea. Great for watching the sun set and listening to the surf. Our room was clean, comfortable and well presented. We can recommend the pub just down the road for meals and very good atmosphere. The Pancake rocks are close by, just make sure that you aim to be there... More

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Anchorage, Alaska
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6 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

We stayed here one night as a halfway point on our drive from from Abel Tasman to Franz Josef. The cottages ARE right at the beach, but there is a rock wall that separates them, so you cannot see the ocean from your unit. However, there is a short, little side road you could easily follow to walk right on... More

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Bateau Bay, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

We had a one night stay here. The cottage is well located & within walking distance of the Pancake Rocks & to the local Tavern for a meal/drink. It is clean, comfortable, quiet & spacious though a little dated. Well equipped with everything needed for a short stay. Wifi for payment which we chose not to use. There are no... More

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Sydney, Australia
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19 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014 via mobile

Comfortable accommodation. Conveniently located for travellers without a car -- intercity bus stop is fairly close, as is the tavern, where one can get a meal. Bruce, the manager, could not have been more obliging.

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Ottawa, Canada
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221 reviews 221 reviews
40 hotel reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

We stayed two nights. As another reviewer mentioned there was a smell which the manager said was new linoleum (probably the glue). If you left the windows open you didn't notice it. We had a two bedroom cottage with a queen, and 3 twin beds. A big lounge. Kitchen. Toilet and shower. The queen bed was very comfortable. One night... More

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7 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

Usually stay at the resort, but decided to try this little gem out and it certainly did not disappoint! You cant get any closer to the beach, the rooms are incredibly clean, spacious and the beds are exceptionally comfortable. The linen in soft and warm and of very high quality. You have the pub a 5 minute walk around the... More

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Address: Mabel Street | PO Box 66, Punakaiki 7873, New Zealand (Formerly Punakaiki Cottage Motels)
Location: New Zealand > South Island > West Coast Region > Punakaiki
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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