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The Rocks Homestay

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Hartmount Place 33, Punakaiki 7850, New Zealand
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Gainesville, GA
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26 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Don't miss Punakaiki when on the South Island. One of the most beautiful coasts in the world. We were in the music room which was rather tiny, but the conservatory gave us extra space. We had a nice view from our room, but the upstairs rooms must have a much better view. The breakfast area has a view of the... More 

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Chesham, UK
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133 reviews
49 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I had a very pleasant stay in the Rocks. Very clean, tidy and well equipped. Lovely view over the rainforest towards the Pancake Rocks. A good breakfast cooked to order by Theresa, our hostess, with local ingredients., So why not 5 stars? For some reason I can't put my finger on it lacked that certain 'something' to... More 

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florida
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12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our first time staying in a B & B and it did not disappoint. Our rooms were immaculately clean and nicely decorated with beautiful views of the treetops, ocean and stunning sunset. The hosts were super friendly and accommodating. We would definitely stay here again. It's a 5 minute drive to the Pancake Rocks and perfect place to... More 

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New York City, NY
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352 reviews
73 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I spent one night here on our trek through the South Island of New Zealand and we really loved the experience. Our room had superb views of the tree tops and the ocean and ideally situated to take in the breathtaking sunset over the Tasman Sea. The room itself was of great comfort, very clean, and we... More 

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Isle of Man
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83 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

Really enjoyed my brief stop at The Rocks - it is situated in a beautiful, partially-hidden location between the mountains and sea in a small strip of rainforest. The accommodation is an 'architect' style building with views over the surrounding area - room was lovely with a balcony. The host was easy to talk with and provided a lovely communal... More 

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Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

Difficult to say what is best about this B&B. Awesome view (Rain forest and ocean), nicely eqipped rooms (only 3), perfect breakfast, great host (with interesting background/vita). One of the best B&B's out of the many good ones we had during our NZ trip Nov/Dec 2015.

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Copenhagen Region, Denmark
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

The Rocks Homestay Punakaiki is one of the Number ONE for us in NZL. The location between the Mountain, in the middle of the rainforest, the Tasman Sea and a perfect view to the Pancake Rock, then the eggs for their own chicken, the homemade bread, the silence and the very nice view of The Rocks Homestay, they will do... More 

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Tustin, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 via mobile

The Rocks is located with stunning beach and foliage views all around, and has many windows to take advantage of the views. It has a treehouse feel with decks all around. The host, Joe, was personable and helpful. Breakfast was delicious with meats, cheeses and home baked bread and rolls in addition to the usual offerings. I left wishing we... More 

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Pacific Grove, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

We had the good fortune to book 3 nights at The Rocks in Punakaiki on our journey down the West Coast of New Zealand. It could not have been nicer! The Rocks a modern residence with expansive glass walls which afford both sea and mountain views. It is set amidst a private forest of greenery. The kitchen area is a... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015 via mobile

My wife and I stayed at the Rocks on our way south. Patrick was an excellent host and made us feel most welcome and was very helpful with local information. The Sea Room was very comfortable and had great views. Would thoroughly recommend it to any one who enjoys peaceful locations off the beaten track.

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