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The Rocks Chalets

2086 Takaka Valley Hwy, Takaka, 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
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Nelson, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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

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

Christchurch, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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

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

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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

Lafayette, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Harpenden, UK
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162 reviews 162 reviews
155 hotel reviews
163 helpful votes 163 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Whangarei Heads, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

We absolutely loved our chalet at The Rocks. As well as being spacious, spotless and comfortable, the eye-appeal was outstanding. Unusually for a motel, the bed had a footboard, ensuring the bedding did not escape off the end as often happens. Don't ever change that, Chris and Pat! The amazing rock formations around the property are great fun to explore... More

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

Thanks for your comments pleased you liked the overall space have considered coffee tables before but on second thoughts it takes up the space to pull out the double sofa bed. Whoever checked you in must have forgotten to tell you that all dirty dishes are replaced clean each day so no need on your holiday to use bathroom for... More

Maui, Hawaii
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36 reviews 36 reviews
16 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

We booked one night and ended up staying four! Owners, Chris and Patty had such vision to build these independent free standing chalets strategically placed around these huge rock outcroppings. The grounds are gorgeous with various fruit trees in abundance and wonderful caves to explore. Each bungalow is very private and has a free standing barbecue. Just ask for your... More

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

Thank you for your nice comments we enjoyed your visit and hope to see you back in NZ Golden bay soon More

Boston, Massachusetts
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77 reviews 77 reviews
25 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

We had the pleasure of spending two nights in the Rocks Chalet and during our three weeks on the South Island this is the most memorable hotel by far. The setting is quite interesting and the chalets are a very good size and well appointed. The bed was very comfortable, the carper clean and the bath large and well designed.... More

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

We are glad you had a good look around and enjoyed our place had you looked under the lid of your BBQ you would have found the mysterious tools of culinary creations, we replace all your dishes each morning when servicing chalets so no need for cleaning facilities .We believe in creating a home from home without the chores. Hope... More

Vista, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

We ate at Eatery on the Rocks, the restaurant associated with this hotel. We toured the grounds and were so impressed with the free standing chalets, the beautiful grounds, and the little cave with glow worms! This is a lovely setting and we will be happy to stay here in the future.

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Thank you we find the glow worms fascinating ourselves see you soon. More

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Additional Information about The Rocks Chalets

Also Known As:
Eatery On The Rock Hotel Takaka
Eatery On The Rock Hotel
The Rocks Chalets Takaka, Golden Bay, New Zealand
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
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 4 hotels in Takaka
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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