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Punakaiki Canoes Building | Main Road, Punakaiki 7873 , New Zealand
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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136 reviews 136 reviews
40 hotel reviews
68 helpful votes 68 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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68 reviews 68 reviews
23 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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45 hotel reviews
107 helpful votes 107 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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Bainbridge Island, WA
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

This was probably the most disappointing stay of the trip, luckily only for one night. The room (and bedding) felt damp, there was a pervasive moldy smell. It appeared that a half full bottle of Softsoap should cover all personal toiletry requirements. 

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New Zealand
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

What an amazing spot - a simple, understated but modern little cottage with fantastic views in a fabulous location. Very nicely furnished and well equipped. We wanted somewhere with personality and, while not cheap, we got just what we were looking for. The ruggedness of the West Coast is all around you but you can be safe and warm tucked... More 

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River Falls, WI
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2012

After driving through the Lewis pass, visiting Cape Foulwind and following the twisty coastal road to Punakaiki, I was ready to stay anywhere. I wasn't expecting the raw beauty of the private beach and wonderful accommodation at Perfect strangers Bach. I was skeptical when told at Punakaiki Canoes that we had already driven past the cottage while traveling down Hwy... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2012

We stayed for one night on 4 May 2012. The reception was closed in winter but they sent us an email telling us how to get the key on our own. What a great and private spot! The views were fantastic and the nearby Truman Walk led us to a fantastic view of the coastline. There were 4 rooms which... More 

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Address: Punakaiki Canoes Building | Main Road, Punakaiki 7873 , New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > West Coast Region > Punakaiki
Number of rooms: 8

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