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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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4 of 5 stars reviewed 4 weeks ago
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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114 reviews 114 reviews
20 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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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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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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32 reviews 32 reviews
25 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
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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11 hotel reviews
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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
15 reviews 15 reviews
8 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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59 reviews 59 reviews
22 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
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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30 reviews 30 reviews
19 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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40 hotel reviews
64 helpful votes 64 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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Address: Mabel Street | PO Box 66, Punakaiki 7873, New Zealand (Formerly Punakaiki Cottage Motels)
Location: New Zealand > South Island > West Coast Region > Punakaiki
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Punakaiki Beachfront Motels offer newly refurbished quality West Coast accommodation right on the beachfront in Punakaiki. Well-appointed studio and family motel units all fully self-contained with hot plates, fridge, microwave, electric fry-pan, tea & coffee, convection heater, 42" flat screen TV with free-view, DVD and WiFi. Guest laundry, BBQ area and garden setting for all guests. Pets negotiable by arrangement. ... more   less 
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