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Paparoa Park Motel

4136 Coast Road | Punakaiki, Punakaiki 7873, New Zealand
Paparoa Park Motel
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW via mobile

Spacious rooms with comfortable beds. Nice furnishings. Kitchenette. Clean. Great stay. Conveniently located near the pancake rocks and blowholes (5 min away) and the Inland Pack Track (rainforest trail across the road from the pancake rocks).

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We booked the motel online and had to pay in advance. When we arrived at 4pm to check in, no one was around. We called every 15 minutes, walked the grounds, no luck. Another guest said they had the same issue, and to go behind the counter, find our room number and take a key, which we did. Good thing... More 

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Holywell, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A great little site just south of Punakaiki and Pancake Rocks. The self contained cabins overlook the bay but are not overlooked. I booked cabin No3. on the spur of the moment as I drove through Punakaiki and ended up staying for three days purely for the view and the solitude. Although there is no general store near by other... More 

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Nellysford, Virginia
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29 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed here with small group of hikers walking the trails of Paparoa National Park and the near by Pancake Rocks. In many respects this is a typical New Zealand lodging with various types of facilities on the same property ( camping, motel units, and lodge ). But the location is awesome with views down over the Tasman Sea. The managers... More 

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Sydney
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Pancake Rocks in Punakaiki was one of my favourite spots on the South Island's wild and woolly West Coast and if you're going to spend a few nights in this small but unique coastal town, I'd recommend Paparoa Park Motel. It's clean, comfortable, surrounded by lush nature and the management is friendly. When our daughter left her comforter behind, management... More 

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Boston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

I was here for New Years Eve with my family and we had such a wonderful time at the Paparoa Park Motel! The facilities are clean and cozy and the owner, Justin , is so friendly and helpful. It is well located at the top of a hill so you get a beautiful overlook of the breathtaking landscape. It's close... More 

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Doha
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Stayed In a studio room for one night. The room was very nice and bright with a balcony looking into the trees.( Based on other reviews it would probably be worth the expense of getting a sea view room). The room had a kitchenette with adequate facilities for a short stay. The tv was very small but not an issue... More 

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Carlsbad, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

We stayed two nights in a one bedroom s/c unit overlooking the bay, beach, and distant cliffs. In a garden setting, the units have privacy. Rustic, but perfect for the area. Ask for a view unit; ours (7) was amazing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Stayed here for one night on our way up the west coast. This is a brilliant place with magical views over the bay and ocean, very polite helpful staff also. Would highly recommend this hotel. Worst thing about it was having to leave!

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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

We stayed one night in a two bedroom apartment, which was really well equipped with everything you need to self cater if you choose. Five minutes by car to the beach and pancake rocks. Cute little glo worm grotto. Would stay again.

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