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The Rocks Homestay

Hartmount Place 33, Punakaiki 7850, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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    5 of 5 stars
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Winchester, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stumbled across The Rocks by chance and thought it was wonderful! The setting is magnificent with views of both the local bush and the ocean from our terrace and a very short walk to the beach. Patrick, the owner, was lovely and helpful and cooked us a great breakfast with eggs kindly provided by family chickens and home baked... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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10 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have just spent 2 nights at the The Rocks Homestay and its was excellent. Hidden in the canopy of the rain forest its like a tree house but with all the mon cons and comforts. Our room was very well appointed and comfortable and spotlessly clean. The view was amazing and the sunsets spectacular. Susie and Cedric were great... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
13 reviews 13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When we first drove up the driveway of the Rocks homestay, we were worried about the condition of the place. Boy was I wrong, Stepping into the living area, we were greeted with warm wooden floor with a nice kitchen area tucked at the corner. The staircase leading down to our room was carpeted and nice. Our room was gorgeous,... More 

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3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

A nice B&B with a beautiful view! Three lovely rooms and a big lounge. A nice garden and a short walk to the awesome beach! The host, Patrick, is helpful and friendly. Sitting on the balcony, looking out over Tasman Sea, waiting for the sunset.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Nice location for this B&B where we stayed one night. A bit more of a hotel feel to it than other real B&Bs we have been to. A bit over-priced, but all in all a good place to stay if you want to see the Pancake rocks.

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Burleigh Heads, Australia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

My friend and I stayed at The Rocks for 2 nights early December. Our host Patrick and his Assistant Brad were very helpful and gave us their expert advice on the area. Our room was beautiful with a lovely sitting room attached to it. Breakfast was lovely and we saw the blow holes at high tide which was fantastic! Thank... More 

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Toulouse, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014 via mobile

House in the middle of nowwhere where you leave your shoes at the entrance with a nice german owner. Breakfast was great. Very quiet place. The art room have a terrasse and a nice view of the beach. From there easy access to truman track and near the pancake rocks !

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Aveton Gifford, United Kingdom
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83 reviews 83 reviews
16 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

This is a superb location. We arrived after a rather lukewarm display from the Pancake Rocks blow holes. We were in the Art Room, with a balcony from which all we could see were the tops of trees with the ocean in the distance. Viktor, the owners' assistant, showed us around with another couple from America who had arrived simultaneously.... More 

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Ulm, Germany
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

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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84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

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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Address: Hartmount Place 33, Punakaiki 7850, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > West Coast Region > Punakaiki
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 3
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