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“A Real Kiwi Gem” 5 of 5 stars
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Punakaiki Tavern & Motel
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SH 6, Punakaiki, New Zealand   |  
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Ranked #3 of 3 Punakaiki B&B and Inns
Queenstown
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
“A Real Kiwi Gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

This is a real Kiwi Pub if you want the genuine article this is it, friendly local staff, good 'Pub Food " rooms are clean, compact and cosy, I am a limoisine driver and I actualy took my clients there to show them as they had stayed in a nearby glass and chrome resort, they loved it !

Room Tip: Unit 9 is very quiet and seperate from the other units offering a very peacefull sleep
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
    • 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
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Les Cabannes, France
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32 reviews 32 reviews
13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013

This was fine for one night, en route from Te Anau to Nelson as we wanted to see the pancake rocks and blowholes. The room was very small, no kitchen facilities, no toiletries, little in the way of teas etc.
Sitting in the garden for supper, however, was fun and the food good, if fairly ordinary.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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83 reviews 83 reviews
25 hotel reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013

Tranquil and peaceful place in the most of beautiful areas and surroundings next to the Tasman Sea. Bar/Reception staff were very friendly and helpful. The food was better than average, the style of presentation was not riveting, this was reflected in its price.
The mosquitos / sand flies have a field day here in tavern the evenings but not in the guest rooms. Our room was comfortable, cosy and clean although quite small by other hotel/motel standards.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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45 hotel reviews
Reviews in 83 cities Reviews in 83 cities
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

This is OK accommodation when there is not a lot of choice around. The room is on the small side but perfectly adequate for a one night stay. You are close to the Pancake Rocks and the bar restaurant is next door serving the usual food at a reasonable price. The staff are friendly and helpful. Don't expect 5 star, and you won't be disappointed.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

We stayed here at the last minute on a one night stopover. Clean, but small, unremarkable rooms. We chose it, because we were having dinner at the bar and it was late. Not disappointed, but nothing special.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Frankfurt, Germany
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36 reviews 36 reviews
22 hotel reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013

The motel rooms are in a separate building opposite the tavern. The rooms are rather small and there is no kitchen to prepare your own food (strangely it's called a motel). It's conveniently located to the pancake rocks but due to the small size of the room and the location close to the main road I would not recommend it for a longer stay.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Nelson, New Zealand
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58 reviews 58 reviews
29 hotel reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013

I stayed one night at the Punakaiki Tavern and Motel. I booked over the phone and was a bit worried in case it was a noisey night...it is a Tavern ie. pub/bar. I was pleasantly surprised with the accomodation, which is a separate building. It was very well appointed and clean and the pub had meals and pub snack food too (and drinking, of course). Teh only noise I heard was the wind and the sea and the birds. The owner was very friendly and helpful. I would recommend it.

Room Tip: Some rooms are nearer the noisy laundry room.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Punakaiki Tavern & Motel

Address: SH 6, Punakaiki, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > West Coast Region > Punakaiki
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Punakaiki
Number of rooms: 9

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