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Shining Star Beachfront Accommodation

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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We went in winter with a campervan. The kitchen was heated and very cosy. The shower was clean and practical. The people are very friendly. It is near the beach. There is free WIFI (a lot of capacity). Really a lovely spot and also very cheap!!

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Nelson, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here again in the self contained cabins, love revisiting Hokitika and this accommodation never lets me down, comfy room for one.. Close to beach and short drive to town centre... Will return again soon Im sure :-)

Thank Alibeare001
Western Australia, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good clean accomodation. Little farm on site for the kids and right next to a free glow worm dell attraction. Can be quite windy as next to the beach. Small kitchenette helpful for making tea and coffee to stay warm!

Thank Aaron T
New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Loved the location of this beachfront property. Nice clean rooms. We had a one bedroom cabin with queen + single beds in the bedroom and a fold down double in the lounge. Good to be able to put kids in their own room but considering the nightly cost to stay here I was not impressed at sleeping on a fold... More 

1 Thank RASQ1
New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

we stayed for a night in one of the chalets, very clean comfortable and very private, looking out over the ocean. we will be staying there again. from when you first walk in you are made to feel welcome.

1 Thank misspeetee
Beaumont, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016

A nice place to stay for a family or group. We had 3 adults and were looking for somewhere to stay in Hokitika where we could have 2 rooms. We stayed in one of the cottages at Shining Star and it worked out great. The hotel had everything we needed and we stayed very comfortably. It was nice to have... More 

1 Thank JMF5505
Queenstown, Otago, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016 via mobile

Lovely campsite for family's with kids beach just a 30second walk away. Playground and betting zoo my daughter loved. The shower and kitchen areas where very clean and well maintained we highly recommend it. Thank you

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

located opposite Glow worm caves this accommodation consists of cabins and camping sites for vans and trailers. the property is well spread and located on the beach. the two bedroom chalet that we stayed in was ok. one bedroom was spacious the other one crampy. the rooms were clean. there is paid laundry machine and dryer available. the main town... More 

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

My wife and I had enjoyed staying at the Shining Start several years ago so rebooked for this visit which included other family members for a total of 5 adults in two chalets. Love the location on the north edge of town with the proximity of the crashing waves, easy beach access, the glow-worm grotto directly across the street, etc.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016 via mobile

We stayed with friends in the motel cabins just behind the beachfront accommodation our room was very very clean and well presented the bed however was very hard and I woke aching in parts I never knew I had !! Avoid room 28 ! .. The toaster didn't work and blew the circuit board, the bed side lamp wasn't going... More 

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  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)

Additional Information about Shining Star Beachfront Accommodation

Address: 16 Richards Drive, Hokitika 7810, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > West Coast Region > Hokitika
Price Range: $114 - $153 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Shining Star Beachfront Accommodation 4.5*
Number of rooms: 23
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Also Known As:
Shining Star Beachfront Hotel Hokitika
Best Western Hokitika
Hokitika Best Western
Hotel Style:
#1 Luxury Hotel in Hokitika
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Hokitika
#2 Romantic Hotel in Hokitika
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