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The Rocks Chalets

2086 Takaka Valley Hwy, Takaka, New Zealand (Formerly Eatery on the Rock Motel)
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Arrived on a dismal evening to cozy warm room, had everything we wanted and needed and was still spacious. Regretfully we didn't eat in the restaurant, but plan to next time. We loved our two night stay and will definately by back in the warmer months.

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chrisGoldenbay, Owner at The Rocks Chalets, responded to this review

When we stay anywhere we like things warm spacious and comfortable so that's what we try and provide our guests hope to see you back soon. More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

One year on from our original visit we returned to the rocks for a two night stay (part work part play) its great to be able to confirm that the magic is still there . Our wonderful hosts, the soft bed, the lovely warm and well appointed chalet were just as good as last time. We had an extra bonus... More

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We are glad you enjoyed the magic we are very lucky to enjoy it every day see you back soon More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

We really enjoyed our stay at The Rocks, the room was spotless and nice and warm too. the surroundings are perfect your close enough to the centre of Takaka but far enough away for it to be nice and quiet too. The owner went out of her way to make it a really nice experience. I definitely recommend this place.

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Thank you for taking the time to write a review we are glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you back soon. More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Our original plan was to just pass through Takaka so we only booked one night in the Quail room. When we arrived, the hosts upgraded us to the Kerere room- which was really nice, spacious and warm (once the heat pump had been on for a bit!). The setting of the chalets is stunning- natural rock formations and rolling hills... More

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We are pleased you enjoyed your stay thank you for taking the time to review us hope to see you back soon More

Nelson, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

I am normally not a person who writes reviews but I do think this establishment just needs to be known to more people in our region. We had a great overnight stay in one of their cosy, clean, quit and very comfortable chalets. We decided to have our evening meal at the restaurant which was the best decision ever! The... More

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We will try and stop blushing by the time you next visit More

Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

Highly recommend the Pukeko unit at The Rocks Chalets - it's quality accommodation at a reasonable price, very private & quiet. Pat & Chris were very gracious hosts and we enjoyed dining at their restaurant as well. We were very glad we chose to stay & eat here during our first ever visit to Takaka. No hesitation staying here again... More

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Thank you we try our best to exceed customers expectations hope to see you soon More

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

You should not miss the opportunity to stay here if you are visiting Golden Bay. The Chalets are well-positioned on the site and are quite spacious and well-appointed. There are also private patio areas attached to each chalet. The on-site restaurant offers excellent food with a good menu selection, well-served in a friendly atmosphere. The site itself is well maintained... More

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chrisGoldenbay, Owner at The Rocks Chalets, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments the glow worms will be here for your next visit. More

Discovery Bay, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Not only was this a gem of a find as a hotel, but the restaurant of the same name was outstanding - both operated by the warm, welcoming husband and wife team that runs OTR. The rooms are very spacious, clean and well appointed, but you just get a feel that you are in your own private place - nestled... More

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It is comments like these that make it all worthwhile thanks More

Lafayette, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

Most wonderful property to stay at in our 21 day NZ trip. Chris and Pat are friendly and gracious hosts and the accommodations are fantastic. Combine this with the Eatery on property with spectacular chef Chris made this the most enjoyable, peaceful and cost effective accommodations we had in our entire trip -- a must!!

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Thank you we hope you make your return Golden Bay a must More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

The main business of the Rocks seems to be its rather good restaurant. But there are also a few chalets in the grounds, and detached chalets always make a nice change from standard motel rooms. Our chalet (I don't know if they're all the same) had a large living room/bedroom and a huge and very stylish bathroom area which included... More

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They say size matters thanks for your comments More

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Address: 2086 Takaka Valley Hwy, Takaka, New Zealand (Formerly Eatery on the Rock Motel)
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Location: New Zealand > South Island > Nelson-Tasman Region > Golden Bay > Takaka
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Eatery On The Rock Hotel Takaka
The Rocks Chalets Takaka, Golden Bay, New Zealand

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The Rocks chalets are affordable private island style cottages each with their own en suit bathroom, patio and garden. The chalets have been built amongst the large Karst rock formations, which dominate the four-acre award winning gardens. Commanding breath-taking views of Takaka and the surrounding hills. The on-site restaurant showcases the best of local produce. Just minutes from beautiful beaches and all that Golden bay has to offer. The Rocks is perfectly located, within walking distance of Takaka township and sandwiched between two national parks. ... more   less 
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