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Paparoa Park Motel

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4136 Coast Road | Punakaiki, Punakaiki 7873, New Zealand
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  • 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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Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

Even though it was drizzling the view from up there was amazing - rugged with large waves crashing around the shore Our one bedroom accommodation was very cosy and comfortable with all amenities and it had an added personal touch here and there Even has it's own little glow worm dell and clifftop lookout A place to return to relax... More 

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Wollongong, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We only stayed here for one night but the views really were as awesome as pictured. Loads of space, very well stocked kitchen, clean, top location, welcoming and friendly reception, comfortable beds & even got a hit of totem tennis. Highly recommended.

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Te Anau, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

My partner and I stayed for only 1 night but wished we could stay longer.. Our very affordable room was spacious, clean with incredible views overlooking Punakaiki and the coast. I have to mention the great shower and super comfy bed as these are high on our priority list! Thank you Justin for your hospitality and great service, I will... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

My husband and I stayed with our 2 children, aged 11 and 2 for 2 nights. First night in a cabin which was nice, cosy and clean. Second night were upgraded for free to the Blowholes cabin, which has the best views in punakaiki! justin was a great host and having the portacot and high chair saved the day. Will... More 

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justin j, Owner at Paparoa Park Motel, responded to this review

Hi Debs it was a pleasure to have you and your family here on your holiday. The glowworm grotto is now thriving with a new glowworm colony and are spectacular at night now. Thank you for your pleasing review regards Justin More 

Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

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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justin j, Owner at Paparoa Park Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your trip advisor review. I agree this has got to be the best place to view the blowholes off your balcony More 

Holywell, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

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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justin j, Owner at Paparoa Park Motel, responded to this review

I can understand why you fell in love with Punakaiki as I did. It is such a Tranquil and relaxing place and Blowholes View is a unique experience where you can watch the blowholes erupting in the day from your balcony and then relax in the evening with a nice glass of Rioja or gin and tonic watching the sunset... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

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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justin j, Manager at Paparoa Park Motel, responded to this review

Many thanks for your kind review. I hope you tried the short and and easy trek down the Truman track to the Ocean, a truly spectacular experience. Regards Jason More 

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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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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