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The Rocks Homestay

Hartmount Place 33, Punakaiki 7850, New Zealand
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Ranked #1 of 3 Punakaiki B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
Dilek T Ulm, Germany
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Ulm, Germany
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at this breathtaking homestay for 2 nights. Viktor who helps the managers greeted us with tea and cookies and showed us around. We met Patrick in the evening. What a sweetheart, a neverending source of tips and advices. Joe, his partner looked after us for breakfast. The selfmade bread and cakes are to die for. We could have... More

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Fareham, United Kingdom
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146 reviews 146 reviews
27 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Arrived mid pm and shown to Sea room which was nice and had great views although you need binos to see Pancake rocks. Unfortunately the owner (now back in Swtizerland) had double booked the room which let to an uncomfortable stay with an extra couple in the house who quite rightly were disappointed. The hosts run other hostels in the... More

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54 reviews 54 reviews
22 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

First off, the house and location are simply beautiful. However, the overall stay experience fell a bit short. We were greeted on arrival by Victor and Char, who help out the managers who also run a hostel in town. Not having the actual manager/owner on site was a bit strange. Our room, the Art room, had a great conservatory and... More

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Hong Kong, China
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

The B&B is very nice and offers wonderful views on one of the most beautiful parts of the South Island's coastline. We stayed in the Arts room, which is elegantly decorated, although I agree with one of the previous reviewers that there is no closet space whatsoever and the bathroom is small. It looks like they don't expect people to... More

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Boston, United Kingdom
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73 hotel reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

As homestays go it probably doesn't get much better than this. There are three rooms with 'sea' and 'Art' upstairs - both are nice but Art maybe a touch better with a small conservatory outside. Views over forest to the sea and a large lounge diner with similar views. The host is great and friendly guy with Victor as assistant.... More

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Adelaide, Australia
17 reviews 17 reviews
9 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

We came across the Rocks Homestay by accident. This is a fabulous B&B that offers a couple of lovely rooms - one with a beautiful conservatory. The views of the sunset are wonderful and breakfast was great. Make sure you get the instructions to find it from the website.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

This is a pretty basic B&B. The location is OK and the views are pleasant but the facilities are below par given the cost. The en-suite bathroom for our room (the 'Art Room') was woeful - not much bigger than a broom cupboard with inadequate water pressure, insufficient hot water for 2 decent showers and nothing by way of shampoo... More

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Essen, Germany
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24 reviews 24 reviews
22 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

A very special place right in the rainforest around the Pancake Rocks! The welcome was great and very easy going, so we felt at home from the start. Joe and Patrick are nice hosts! The room had a very convenient conservatory with magnificent view on the forest and the sea. The breakfast has been the cherry on top (self-baked bread... More

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Holderness, New Hampshire
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107 reviews 107 reviews
28 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013 via mobile

What a lovely location for views of the rainforest and sea all in one. The sunsets can be amazing from your room. Huge windows let you feel like you are right outdoors. Patrick and Joe were very helpful and provided great information about the pancake rocks and trails in the area. And Patrick's homemade warm bread at breakfast was superb!... More

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7 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

We had a very enjoyable stay in this unique tree house the views were spectacular surrounded with mountains and trees one side and a view of the ocean on the other Patrick made us very welcome with home made cake and home baked bread to accompany new laid eggs from their hens for breakfast The room was spotlessly clean and... More

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Address: Hartmount Place 33, Punakaiki 7850, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Punakaiki
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
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Ranked #1 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Punakaiki
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Think wild coast, isolated beaches, Nikau Palms, stunning views and fern-filled rainforest. Your hosts, Eva and Roland, welcome you to The Rocks Homestay at Punakaiki, nestled on the West Coast, the wildest side of New Zealand. Experience Pancake Rocks and Blowholes, forest tracks and river walks, canoeing, beach rambles, memorable sunsets and enjoy delicious home made evening meals. Complete your day relaxing in the conservatory with fantastic views on the rainforest and the sea. ... more   less 
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