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“Perfect spot for relaxing stay” 5 of 5 stars
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Pohara Beachfront Motel
3.5 of 5 Motel   |   10 Tennyson Street | Pohara, Pohara 7183, New Zealand   |  
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Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Pohara
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
“Perfect spot for relaxing stay”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2012

We stayed in a beachfront unit which was fantastic, plenty of room, spotlessly clean and comfortable bed - even Sky TV for the 4am rugby! Fiona and Barry were brilliant, they gave us plenty of info on what to see and do in the region. Had an amazing meal at the Ratanui Lodge just down the road and breakfast straight across the road at the cafe and gallery. The only disappointment was that we couldn't stay longer.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Nelson
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15 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2012

With more stresses than normal this year we sought a break and found this motel to be just the ticket. Both in making the booking & upon arrival Fiona & Barry were fantastic friendly hosts.
Motel immaculately presented, a clean comfortable bed & the joy of it all with the deck with table/chairs & umbrella overlooking the sea. Some snacks prepared in the well equipped kitchen and enjoying a beer or wine whilst watching the sea life & the sunset from the deck, what a reward after exploring the extraordinary scenery of this remarkable place. We look forward to going back soon.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2012

Great value. Good outlook. Good nights sleep. Worth driving further on a few km up to the Able Tasman Memorial. Our one bed room unit was very nicely set out. Best to bring in you own groceries, However there is a place to eat a few mins. away.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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PoharaBeach, General Manager at Pohara Beachfront Motel, responded to this review, October 3, 2012
Thanks for your kind words, glad you enjoyed your stay. We have a few good eateries within walking distance, but with the cooking facilities in your Units it makes cooking in a good option.
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2012

Some places we stayed at that called themselves "resort" would need to really consider changing their name after Pohara Beachfront Motel really sets the standard. The location is amazing. Absolute beachfront. General location in Golden Bay - Pohara was very handy for all our little trips. The rooms vere spacious and clean. Everything you need while away from home is here. Service top notch too. We will definitely come back one day. Thank you.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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PoharaBeach, General Manager at Pohara Beachfront Motel, responded to this review, September 28, 2012
Thank you for your lovely comments, and so glad you had a great stay. We look forward to your return with your little Family in the future.
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Sydney, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2012

It was great staying there. Room was clean and tidy, just in front of the beach. They were fine with me arriving late and checking out late one day. They let me leave my stuff there while I was hiking. They gave me good tips about the hike too. Honestly I can't say anything bad about it, and it was good beyond my expectations. Will go back if I go to the area

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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PoharaBeach, General Manager at Pohara Beachfront Motel, responded to this review, September 28, 2012
Glad you enjoyed your stay and your exploring of the northern end of Abel Tasman. Look forward to your return for longer next time.
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5 hotel reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2012

Very clean and comfortable with kitchens. Owner couldn't be any nicer. Beach is awesome and little trail along the beach is beautiful.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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PoharaBeach, General Manager at Pohara Beachfront Motel, responded to this review, October 3, 2012
Great you enjoyed our special place.
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Lexington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2012

My husband and I have traveled around New Zealand for six months and this was our favorite hotel! The location was perfect - close to the beach. Our hosts, Fiona and Barry Shearer, were wonderful! Fiona did everything possible to make our stay perfect. Our drive took longer than expected and she waited up for us. She even saved an extra room for our "twenty something" children so that we could all spread out a little. Everything was clean and tidy - and well thought out. I highly recommend this hotel!

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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PoharaBeach, General Manager at Pohara Beachfront Motel, responded to this review, October 3, 2012
It was a delight to have your Family here, and glad that we could accommodate you and give you space for all ages to enjoy.
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Additional Information about Pohara Beachfront Motel

Address: 10 Tennyson Street | Pohara, Pohara 7183, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Nelson-Tasman Region > Golden Bay > Pohara
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Pohara
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Pohara Beachfront Motel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Enjoy the perfect seaside holiday at our Beachfront Motel, located right on the beach and set in the heart of a beautiful seaside village. A popular destination to base yourself while you explore the wider Golden Bay area.Comfortable Units and a relaxing atmosphere combine to ensure a truly enjoyable holiday.Wake up to the sound of the seas, swim at the safe beach, walk the beach to cafes, restaurants, bars, golf course and general store and soak up the stunning scenery. 8 Units offer great seaviews across to Farewell Spit, and all with cooking facilities and private bathrooms. Large grassed barbeque area, herb gardens and guest laundry, provide everything needed to enjoy Golden Bay. ... more   less 
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