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Drifting Sands Beachfront Accommodation

Traveler (81)
Pool & Beach (28)
Room & Suite (10)
Certificate of Excellence


#2 of 17 B&Bs / Inns in Hokitika
Certificate of Excellence
Drifting Sands is a cosy beachfront accommodation located in Hokitika on the stunning and rugged West Coast of New Zealand. Whether you're a single traveller, a couple, a family or a group of friends - book in and make yourself at home. Snuggling in quality linens, the scent of fresh bread tickling your nose in the morning, the warm hug of a wooden fire while chilling on the couch, preparing a good meal to treat yourself after an exciting day... This is Drifting Sands. Just a 5-minute-walk from town you find a place to truly call home. Sleep on hotel grade mattresses, snuggled in feather duvets and quality linens. Enjoy delicious home-made bread in the morning and have a chat with fellow travellers at the large flitch dining table. Relax at the fireplace in the cosy lounge with a free cup of tea or coffee. Listen to your favourite tunes on the Marley. Light a bonfire on the beach, soak in out outdoor stargazing tub, jam a little and watch the sunset. Or get comfy on a Fatboy bean bag in our beach garden and watch a movie under the stars in the moonlight cinema. Just lean back and relax, you're home. Drifting Sands is also available for exclusive rental. Please get in touch to find out more.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Airport transportation
Laundry Service
Public Wifi
Self-Serve Laundry
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Family Rooms
Non-smoking rooms
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.the room is dry and comfortable.Breakfast was plentiful and the homeowner was enthusiastic.the first time i lived near the sea.my son like cat in the room.next time I will get there with my husband.h
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It is a really nice place to stay. It has private beach nearby, so travelers can view beautiful sunset or sunrise as you wish. Decorations in the house are very lovely, cozy and wisely used lots of driftwoods making the place sooooo great.
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Response from Sugarhawke, Owner at Drifting Sands Beachfront Accommodation
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you so much for reviewing you stay and so glad you had a great time and enjoyed your experience - happy travels and welcome back one day!
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Great vibe, true hospitality, reminded me of one of those secret gems you find when travelling that you treasure. Claire is a lovely host and really makes you feel the maanaki New Zealand should be known for
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Response from Sugarhawke, Owner at Drifting Sands Beachfront Accommodation
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you kindly for the fabulous review Flic. It was a pleasure to host you ands your whanau and i'm so glad you enjoyed the offering and out lil Drifting Sands vibe and location. I hope you had an awesome trip home and hey, you know where we are in future and we'd love to welcome you back if you ever want to head over the hill for a sweet escape?
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Drifting Sands was not for us. While the host Claire was extremely welcoming and personable we were surprised on arrival to find that there were no en-suite bathrooms at the guest house as this was not mentioned on the website. When we stayed there were eight adults using the
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We have stayed here for one night during our road trip. This place is really cozy and beautiful. The owner of this place is really inspiring women. She has shared lots of beautiful stories, recommendations and amazing breakfast. Only good words! P.s. Thank you for this
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$65 - $131 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
New ZealandSouth IslandWest Coast RegionHokitika
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