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Punakaiki Beachfront Motels

Mabel Street | PO Box 66, Punakaiki 7873, New Zealand (Formerly Punakaiki Cottage Motels)
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

The cabin was clean and well equipped and in a great location only metres from the ocean. Just dont expect a sandy beach at your doorstep. Theree is a large breakwall and then if you do climb down that you have a rocky pebbly beach. The motel is maybe a 20min walk to the pancake rocks and blowhole, but we... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Punakaiki is a tourist destination, but not really a town. We chose this location as it was on the beach. What we did not expect was the road to it was also on a beach behind a breakwater. Our host was friendly and efficient. He knew we had booked too large a room for 2 (only one left when we... More 

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

This was a fine motel nothing special except the location which is really just on the beach. Our room didn't face the beach but it was just a few steps away. There is a laundry facility for a small charge. Punakaiki isn't a town. No shops, no gas station. There is one decent tavern about 5 minutes away by foot... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

My wife and I stayed overnight in room 5, while our daughter and her husband stayed in room 3. Both rooms were clean and comfortable with room 5 being a little bigger than room 3. The motel comprises a cluster of separated buildings with each building comprising (usually) 2 rooms. Things I liked about this motel: - Location. Moderate walking... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Stayed a night here recently in a ocean fronting room. The location with the towering cliffs behind, villas / rooms surrounded by native gardens is great. The ocean wall was a tad disappointing from a view perspective but that's a minor issue. The room / unit was comfortable be it a tad out dated however that it for what it... More 

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Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

The buildings are old and pretty close together, but the fittings and equipment inside are good and new, and the shower, etc. was good. The cabin was separated from the sea by an 8 foot defense barrier, but this was easy to climb and watch the waves and sunset. There is a tavern about 100 yards away but the food... More 

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

This was booked by the I site again for us. I have to say that so far every accommodation on this trip has been acceptable. To top this off, was by far the biggest room we had been given. The owner was away for the night and had a stand in for the evening. Never the less we were shown... More 

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Littleton, Colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Our room at the Punakaiki Beachfront Motels had a nice bed area and nice living room with kitchen. The bathroom was old and the shower had mold on the wood parts in the shower. The kitchen had a scary spider (black widow) in the corner who came out at night. The location was right next to the very wild ocean,... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

We stayed at the motel for two nights. First of all, all the windows in our room were open prior to our arrival and due to the absence of the nets the room was filled with bugs! Furthermore, there is no phone reception in the area so you're only option is to purchase internet from the reception which is 10$... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

My husband and I stayed 1 night in a garden view studio. The room was fabulous although a little chilly....a heater would have come in handy even though it is December. The owner was fantastic with his tips of when to head to Pancake Rocks, where the best walking tracks could be found and also where to dine. There isn't... More 

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