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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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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 2 weeks ago

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Being a very small West Coast 'town' there aren't a huge number of accommodation options to choose from in Punakaiki. I researched each possibility and ended up booking three nights at the Beachfront Motel, Unit #3. The booking process was frustrating; I sent numerous enquires before getting a response. I almost gave up. Our unit had a woodsy feel, slightly... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

We stayed in the 2 bedroom cottage, which is rather different accomodation to the cabins. The cottage is just that. An old little cottage. It had a strange layout - the shower room and 2nd bedroom (which barely fit 2 single beds) led off from opposite ends of the kitchen. The kitchen then opened onto the living room. Then off... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

We stayed overnight on our way through the west coast. We had beautiful room with everything we needed, it is close to the tavern and the accommodation is situated in a stunning location. We would definitely stay there again in the future. Thanks!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

We stayed here one night, and thought the location was great. It was a good place to explore the pancake rocks from, and explore the area. The cabin was comfortable and quite spacious, with two double beds, and two single beds, and it was nice being so close to the beach.

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June G, Manager at Punakaiki Beachfront Motels, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to see you again in the future. Many thanks Bruce and June Gerard More 

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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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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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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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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): $
Number of rooms: 6
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