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Punakaiki Canoes Building | Main Road, Punakaiki 7873 , New Zealand
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Singapore, Singapore
15 reviews 15 reviews
8 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed for one night in the Rata treehouse towards the end of our South Island tour. Even though it doesn't come with the modern distractions like TV, internet, etc the kids thoroughly enjoyed the place. We occupied ourselves with the board games provided and spent quality time together. Be careful of the sandflies though. There are no screens as... More 

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7 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were looking forward to our stay at Havenz, but we found the house to be a bit run down and the beds uncomfortable. The views were wonderful, but the house got very hot and we couldn;t open the windows because there were no fly screens and the sand flies would come in and feast on us. It was a... More 

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Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
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64 reviews 64 reviews
15 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We booked this accommodation to try something a bit different and we are so pleased we did. It is situated near the Truman Track just north of the village of Punakaiki on the west coast. We were advised to stock up prior to arriving at Punakaiki so did this at Greymouth on our journey north. As the name suggests, The... More 

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Georgetown, Texas
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20 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

We spent a single night here and, as every one has said, picked up the keys at the canoe rental place. For some reason we were given an upgrade to the upstairs room which was good. It was a rainy and gloomy day/night, so we had to stay inside. The room was basic but large and had a nice kitchen... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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41 hotel reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We had booked for the small room, but we read the reviews of it too late. When we got to the Havenz Canoes (easy to find and I don't understand people's difficulties) we asked the man with the key about it and said that we had serious reservations. He spoke to the owner on the phone and we got the... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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20 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Positive Points : for nature lovers, it is a kind of tree house, with view on the forest. (For some people, it a horror movie room, far from any civilization with scary noise in the night ;) ). Breakfast (in the fridge when arriving) was ok. --- Negative Points : Keys of the room were given by someone taking care... More 

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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

I stayed in the Tree House (Rimu). The accommodation is basic, but clean and comfortable. The sound of waves booming against the cliffs most of the night was fantastic (so why would you want TV/WIFI?). I was alerted to a lack of supermarkets in advance and so packed a sandwich and a bottle of wine, but actually there's a good... More 

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46 hotel reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

I am not sure why anyone would stay here any longer than one night and the owner seems to feel the same. You arrive in the village looking for it to no avail then you see the sign Havenz Canoes. Go in there to get the key and directions to the place 2-3km north. Don't see how anyone can see... More 

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Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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9 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

This was the first place in New Zealand that we stayed in other than a standard hotel in our arrival city of Christchurch. We were a little worried when we discovered that the check-in was in a kayak rental place and that our Tree House was a kilometre up the road, outside Punakaiki, but all worries were dispelled when we... More 

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Bucharest, Romania
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38 reviews 38 reviews
8 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2013 via mobile

After a rainy afternoon aand eroute from Fox(washed away bridge on 02nd of January) we had reached "jungle" area of Punakaiki.The Tree house and Havenz were 2 pleasent surpises. The view from the rooms and silence that allows you to hear the wind and the Tasman sea. Homes are correctly equipped and are perfect solution for those to wants to... More 

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Address: Punakaiki Canoes Building | Main Road, Punakaiki 7873 , New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > West Coast Region > Punakaiki
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 8

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