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Paparoa Park Motel

4136 Coast Road | Punakaiki, Punakaiki 7873, New Zealand
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Paparoa Park Motel
Ranked #2 of 3 hotels in Punakaiki
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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Wiesbaden, Germany
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

Great place to stay in Punakaiki. The view from Gordon's Villa over the Pancake Rocks was spectacular in spite of the moslty rainy weatber, great sunrise though and nice to see the changing light and atmosphere. Service was really good, I even got some cereals as all supermarkets were closed on Good Friday, much appreciated as I would have had... More

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PaparoaParkManager, Owner at Paparoa Park Motel, responded to this review

I'm Really glad you enjoyed your stay here and hope to see you again in the future, thankyou for you review. Kind regards Justin More

Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
1 review
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

We stayed here twice as there was so much to see. Nikau trees,banana passion fruit, grape vines and so much more growing wild, the fruit was delicious.We loved the gloworm grotto on the garden walk,the weka with her chicks and the bird song in the bush.In the evening we saw the petrels flying in from the sea.We could see the... More

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Tewkesbury, United Kingdom
2 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

We stayed in one of the five log cabins which had disabled access. The rooms were spotlessly clean and well equipped with microwave, hob, fridge, flat screen TV and sat tv. We had free use of a gas bbq which was a bonus. The resident pair of weka birds are entertaining with their four chicks never far behind. Mobile reception... More

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justinjackson1973, Owner at Paparoa Park Motel, responded to this review

Thankyou for your review. I would like to point out we have renamed Gordens Villa to Blowholes View and Studio 5 is now disabled access. Justin More

Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

We had amazing time here, New owner, Justin, was charming and helpful.The accommodation was spotless and really comfortable. We loved the feeling of being in the bush.The tame wekas and their chicks were delightful.We will certainly visit again.

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Canada
Top Contributor
546 reviews 546 reviews
179 hotel reviews
402 helpful votes 402 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014 via mobile

Good sized comfortable rooms, in a good location. Microwave, fridge, small traveller kitchen. Also good tv but wifi not free. Clean good shower and bathroom. Worth a stop on your way while in area, pub down the road.

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Nelson, New Zealand
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38 reviews 38 reviews
21 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

Amazing view from Gordon's villa just loved it had two nights here felt right at home & felt like we were the only ones there. And the hosts we had were very friendly & helpful Did a lot of walking there is some neat walking tracks there the blows holes were going off as there were king tides

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Rosedale, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

Stayed one night. Room was lovely, spotlessly clean and very well equipped. Hosts were so helpful even to lending us a torch to see the glow worms! Great heater and electric blankets. Television needed updating though.

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Rangiora, New Zealand
1 review
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

Just spent 4 days (3 nights) in this brillent location. Stayed in Gordons Villa...cute wee cottage for 2, very clean and tidy and has fantactic views! Lovely having a wine on the balcony looking over the sea...supurb!!! Hosts (Pam & Cam) were really friendly and very helpful. We will definately stay in this location again. Great price and so close... More

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San Diego, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

Fairy inexpensive motel. We arrived and saw the motel was for sale. Location was close to Punakaki rocks but the property itself was older and dated and need of some work. The unit was clean but kitchen was older. The electric skillet stopped working the first meal we tried cooking with it. Tip-If you are coming from the north, stop... More

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PaparoaParkManager, Owner at Paparoa Park Motel, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. You will be pleased to know the motel has now been sold and I am the new owner Justin. We have started an exiting project of refurbishments and have replaced all the TVs with flat-screen led TVs with USB input. A lot of the overgrown fauna is in the process of being removed revealing some fantastic... More

Christchurch
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2013

The first night of our week's holiday was spent here and it did not disappoint. Everything was clean and tidy, the beds very comfortable and the managers (Pam and Cam) went out of their way to make our short stay memorable. The Pancake Rocks are just up the road, as are places to eat. This motel is in an idilic... More

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Additional Information about Paparoa Park Motel

Address: 4136 Coast Road | Punakaiki, Punakaiki 7873, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > West Coast Region > Punakaiki
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Also Known As:
Paparoa Park Hotel Punakaiki

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Set in quiet coastal bush environment, overlooking Punakaiki Pancake Rocks and near Paparoa National Park one of New Zealand's treasured locations. On State Highway 6, a perfect location between Nelson & Glaciers, to walk native rainforest & rugged beaches.Spot native birds, particularly black petrels, wekas, wood pigeons and tuis, then after dark visit the glow-worm grotto. ... more   less 
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