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Punakaiki Cottage Motels

Mabel Street | PO Box 66, Punakaiki 7873, New Zealand
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Ranked #2 of 3 hotels in Punakaiki
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014
Keith T Bromsgrove, UK
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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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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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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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Washington, D.C.
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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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33 hotel reviews
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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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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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

We selected this location because it was intermediate in price between a much more expensive property down the road and a backpackers stay. As some other reviewers have noted, the decor is dated, but the room comfortably served its purpose for us. We made our own dinners in the kitchenette and had room to spread out and organize our clothes... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013 via mobile

The Punakaiki Beachfront Motel (as it is now known) is indeed right on the beachfront only 500 metres from the Pancake Rocks. The units are large, and although slightly dated are comfortable and well equipped. The sound of the surf pounding on the shore only a few metres away is a wonderful way to drift off to sleep. The area... More

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Perth, Australia
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47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

We stayed in a two bedroom cottage, which was about 100m from the sea. The cottage was spacious, but quite old. There was a strange/unpleasant/strong smell inside (had to keep windows open most of the time and it was cold outside). A small heater was there, but not strong enough to keep the place warm (even after we closed all... More

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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24 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

We stayed here one night & wished we could have stayed longer. The manager, Bruce, was very welcoming & helpful. Our accommodation was spacious & clean (recently renovated). The rooms are virtually on the beach & when we stayed you could hear the sea roar as the weather had been rough. Great value for money.

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Address: Mabel Street | PO Box 66, Punakaiki 7873, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Punakaiki
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Ranked #2 of 3 hotels in Punakaiki
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