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The Rocks Chalets

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2086 Takaka Valley Hwy | Tasman, Takaka 7110, New Zealand (Formerly Eatery on the Rock Motel)
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just returned from visiting ROCKS CHALETS, Takaka, Excellent experience, superb chalets each with private & tranquil garden settings. Huge bed & bathroom, mini-bar, exceptional comfort. Hosts ran us into town and picked us up so we could have a few drinks. As my wife said: "After this, how are we going to stay in ordinary motels?" Very highly recommended.

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Chefie007, Owner at The Rocks Chalets, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments we enjoyed having you both as our guests and we are always happy to run people in to town. See you soon More 

London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Spent 1 week in the lovely golden bay area,the chalets are so spacious,clean and beautifully decorated,i love the little finishing touches that set it apart,tremendous power shower,extra towels,flannels,draw hidden away with extra cuttlery and cups.This is only surpassed by the very friendly and informative owners,chris and pat,who could not do enough 4 you. I also had one of the best... More 

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Chefie007, Owner at The Rocks Chalets, responded to this review

Thank you for you flattering review we hope to see you back soon More 

Hampshire
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7 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

We had a nice relaxing couple of nights here. The units are really modern, spacious and super-comfortable, and very well equipped. They have a decent selection of DVDs too which you can borrow and watch in your room. It's right at the outskirts of town which makes it very quiet and close to nature - we were greeted at our... More 

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Chefie007, Owner at The Rocks Chalets, responded to this review

Thanks for being our 100th reviewer we are glad you enjoyed your stay with us. More 

Nelson, New Zealand
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

My husband and I and four other couples booked out the accommodation for a birthday celebration. The Chalets are fantastic....warm, spacious, private and so clean and tidy. We loved the outside bath in the Fantail Chalet....perfect! What a fabulous weekend. All thanks to the great hosts - Pat and Chris!

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We look for to hosting you again soon great weekend thanks More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

This place is really lovely. Friendly hosts and is just a few minutes out of town. Surroundings are beautiful. It was raining hard out when we arrived in town and we were allowed a early check in. Room is nice n modern & clean . Shower and bed are nice. No problems at all, though wifi was a bit iffy,... More 

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Thanks for your review Wifi should have been spot on hope to see you back soon More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

We enjoyed our stay here, especially that it was convenient to get to the North side of Abel Tasman NP as well as Wharariki Beach and Farewell Spit for hiking. Bed was very comfortable, privacy and glass-fronted room were great. Kitchen area was limited, but the outdoor grill made cooking easy. Takaka is a sweet town to boot.

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Chefie007, Owner at The Rocks Chalets, responded to this review

One of the reasons we built here was for the central location to the best that the bay has to offer, thanks for your reveiw we are glad you enjoyed our little spot More 

Canberra
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Private and very comfortable with only a ten minute walk into the Takkaka twonship; this is a property worth staying at! Great level of customer service combined with a convenient location makes this a best case choice.

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Thank you for your review hope to see you back soon. More 

Torrance, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We spent 2 nights in this very nice place. Our detached chalet was large and comfortable and well integrated into the environment. A good breakfast was brought to our chalet and we ate out on the porch of the chalet. The restaurant associated with the Chalets is excellent. The location is a perfect base for some excellent hikes on the... More 

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We are glad you enjoyed our place and the bay hope you get back soon you have a lot more walks to choose from. More 

London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

The Rocks Chalets are pleasantly situated on the edge of Takaka. The individual chalets are set in a boulder strewn area and are very private from each other. The rooms are well equipped and furnished. We had a really good night's sleep as the chalets are away from the main road and other noise. Excellent base for exploring the wonderful... More 

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Thank you for taking the time to reveiw our place. More 

Bath, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

A good base for exploring Golden Bay just outside Takaka. Large individual chalets set well apart in amongst the rock formations typical of the area. Nicely done and sympathetic to the environment. Ours (703, Pukeko) was in a little dip with no outlook, though this would only detract if you were planning to spend lots of time hanging out at... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to reveiw us since your stay we have trimmed down the bannana palms to create a litters more light we personally like the view and the privacy. More 

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