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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Along with four other friends, my partner and I stayed in Chalet 6 at The Sandcastle for four nights. On arrival, we were warmly welcomed by owner, Steve and dog, Sal and felt very much at home in our extremely well-equipped chalet. We had come to the area to climb and were delighted to find out that a popular climbing... More 

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Steve d, Owner at The Sandcastle, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking time to write such a great review. It was wonderful to meet and share some time with you all and look forward to the next visit! Very best wishes Steve and Hayley More 

New Zealand
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016

From the moment we arrived we felt very welcome. Steve was friendly, knowledgeable about the local area and a lovely host. The accomodation was great, clean and homely and with all the basics that you needed and we even had a sea view ... Infact we loved it so much we stayed an extra day, even after it had been... More 

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Steve d, Owner at The Sandcastle, responded to this review

Thanks for a great review! I really hope you can come back again, it was a special time when you stayed. All the very best Steve and Hayley More 

Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand
1 review
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

I spent 3 nights at The Sandcastle celebrating Retirement as well as my Birthday. A beautiful setting surrounded by bush, farm land & sea views in the distance. The Chalets are very quiet (to say the least) & peaceful. Just the sound of birds, no traffic, bliss! Best value for money in Golden Bay. 'Pet Friendly' caught my eye and... More 

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Steve d, Owner at The Sandcastle, responded to this review

I loved reading your review Irene, many thanks. Yes Golden Bay is very special and I guess we try to reflect that in how we run The Sandcastle. I hope you can come back as we are always adding bits. best wishes Steve and Hayley More 

Auckland
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

I spent 10 days at the Sandcastle with my husband and 4 kids. Steve, the owner, was very helpful and friendly. His dog is super adorable and she was a great friend to my kids. The morning croissants were delicious! It lacks an oven, but other than that, we found the cottage very well equipped, everything was clean and comfortable.... More 

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Steve d, Owner at The Sandcastle, responded to this review

You guys were great and I loved what you were doing. Thanks for the great review and please pop in if you loop around here again. Journey well! Steve and Hayley More 

Perth, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

Very laid back place which is probably a little under maintained. Steve is a friendly host but the attention to detail is a bit lacking. The microwave hadn't been cleaned in a good long while, and we had to request sheets for the second bed we needed to use. Wifi was fast but only available near the reception area, not... More 

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Steve d, Owner at The Sandcastle, responded to this review

Hi, thanks for taking time to review and reflect back. Internet is getting priority attention but is not that easy in these more remote places. Yes, we like to keep the price affordable and the Sandcastle fun to stay. cheers Steve and Hayley More 

Tauranga, New Zealand
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016 via mobile

We stayed 3nights in this beautiful spot with our 7month old The cottages were Lovely warm and felt very homely and very well equipped Friendly welcoming owners Such a gorgeous place and magical beaches all around close to Tata bay, Totaranui, Awaroa bay, able Tasman Takaka heaps of short and long walks around. Saturday markets in takaka there's a spa... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2016 via mobile

This place is nestled in the midst of nowhere in pohara. Quite calm and serene. You can here the birds chirping throughout the day.. No noise of cars, vehicle or any sort of man made stuff. Worth the money. And Steve is really great and helpful too.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
1 review
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016

The accommodation here is chalet style. There was a good amount of space for us and our four children. There are kitchen facilities, toilet, and shower in each chalet. It's about 5 minutes walk to a safe beach for the kids (or about only 1 or 2 minutes by cars). The accommodation is well situated for exploring the top of... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

Lovely location and awesome that you can have your dog with you. The dogs that were here got along really well together. Pizza oven is fantastic. Kitchenette had everything you needed in it. The only draw back was the cleanliness of the rooms and the laundry area. To be honest next time I would take my own cleaning products and... More 

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Christchurch
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016 via mobile

Happy and cheerful manager Rustic Charm, could do with a bit of a spruce up but still pleasant enough. Close to the beach and lots of amenities available on site though our stay was only short so we didn't get the opportunity on this visit.

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
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  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Kitchenette
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Sandcastle holiday accommodation is perfect for couples and families wanting to get away from the crowds. We offer six fully self-contained cottages that are serviced daily. Each cottage has its own private deck and is set in two hectares of tranquil gardens. They overlook the sea which is a pleasant five minutes walk away. The Sandcastle's many extra features include our popular spa and sauna complex, a wood-fired pizza oven and BBQ area, and a hall where children can play table tennis or watch a movie on wet days. There is no extra charge for any of the above activities. We can deliver a delicious breakfast, mostly sourced from our organic gardens, direct to your cottage. We want your stay to be excellent value and unlimited wi fi is also free of charge. There are also yoga classes in our hall twice a week and we have our own purpose-built massage room where various treatments are available from experienced therapists. The Sandcastle is one of the closest holiday accommodation options to the beautiful, northern end of the Abel Tasman National Park. Golden Bay has many gorgeous beaches, walks and other attractions and we are happy to point you in the right direction to make your stay as enjoyable as possible.Our reception is open 24hrs for any questions you may have about The Sandcastle or Golden Bay. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Sandcastle

Address: 32 Haile Lane, Pohara, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Nelson-Tasman Region > Golden Bay > Pohara
Price Range: $53 - $95 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Sandcastle 4*
Number of rooms: 6
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