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Drifting Sands Beachfront Accommodation

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197 Revell Street, Hokitika 7810, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

I don't recommend family group to stay in Family room for 4 pl, it is like a dorm share room. Don't have enough space to walk and luggages to kept. Allergy person please avoid of bad smell. Over priced. However Host is very lovely, welcoming and helpful. Great location. Easily to walk to the beach.

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Thank Ying L
Kaysville, Utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

We thoroughly enjoyed visiting with the other guests around the cozy, kitchen table in the evening as well as eating the fresh home baked bread in the morning. There was also a path winding through the gardens to the beach. Drifting Sands is a great place to meet travelers from different countries.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

It is the best hotel in Hokatika!! beautiful house with lovely kitchen, you can walking to the beach from living room. with fantasitic driftwood and fabulous sunset view. beautiful house owner and lovely cat.

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Nelson, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

Stayed here with my children to give them a sense of 'shared accommodation' rather than our usual motel choice. Was a great decision! Drifting Sands is funky, warm and welcoming. Backing onto the beach and being close to town means location is great. Kids had great fun chatting to others and we also welcomed a fellow Drifting Sands traveller to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

Stayed at Drifting Sands early April 2016 with my fiance and we both absolutely loved our time there. First off, Claire is such a special and unique person. Her personality is so warm and welcoming. She was super accommodating, very helpful with suggestions and things to do. She kept the fireplace going throughout the day. At night we all got... More 

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Saitama, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

A nice place to stay. We had a double bedroom 2 beds in it. Beds were comfortable, even had electric blanket attached to them. The owner was friendly, her bread is delicious. Will be back in the future.

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Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

We loved the walk out the backdoor to the ocean. The room was clean, good beds and quiet. Claire was extremely helpful giving ideas of good restaurants, shops to suit our interests and sights to visit in the area. She even called ahead and made reservations for us for the next nights stay! Lovely warm, homemade bread was a special... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016 via mobile

Had a wonderful stay here. Such a lovely and cosy atmosphere. It's been made into a lovely home and feels so comfortable - roaring fire, chilled out music, no TV, splendid facilities. Freshly baked bread in the morning. Heaven. Thank you so much

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016 via mobile

Excellent clean tidy beach accommodation. We were welcomed by Claire with a warm friendly greeting to make ourselves at home and have a cup of tea and sit by the warm fire.We were even taken on a glow worm walk at night!We were given a private room facing the beach and it was lovely . Driftwood hooks in the clean... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016

I book the family room for 5, the I got a small room with 5 beds inside it. It's look like the dorm room which contain 5 people, not a family room. But the price is not for the dorm room. I book it from agoda may be the price is over by the website. The carpet is quite old... More 

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Amenities

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  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Beachfront
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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 line-dried linen, 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 iMac jukebox. Light a bonfire on the beach, 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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Drifting Sands Beachfront Accommodation

Address: 197 Revell Street, Hokitika 7810, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > West Coast Region > Hokitika
Price Range: $69 - $84 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
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