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The Rocks Homestay

Hartmount Place 33, Punakaiki 7850, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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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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Toulouse, France
11 reviews 11 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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65 reviews 65 reviews
13 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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
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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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254 reviews 254 reviews
36 hotel reviews
81 helpful votes 81 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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57 reviews 57 reviews
24 hotel reviews
52 helpful votes 52 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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79 hotel reviews
101 helpful votes 101 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
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61 reviews 61 reviews
26 hotel reviews
68 helpful votes 68 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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23 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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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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