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16 Richards Drive, Hokitika 7810 New Zealand
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#3 of 11 hotels in Hokitika
Location
4.5
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4.5
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4.3
Value
4.3
Nestled in native gardens with an exclusive walkway direct to the beach, this unique Hokitika accommodation is ideal for families and couples wanting space, tranquility and peacefulness. Our apartments and chalets are situated far away from the hustle and bustle - giving you the opportunity to relax in comfort and enjoy exploring Hokitika and the surrounding area. Take a walk on the secluded beach directly from the properties access, visit our animals, and at night take a walk to our magical glow-worm dell.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Sauna
Breakfast available
Beach
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
BBQ facilities
Parking
Wifi
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Baggage storage
Picnic area
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Desk
Housekeeping
Seating area
Sofa
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Electric blanket
Bath / shower
Telephone
Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Kitchenette
Microwave
Refrigerator
Kitchenware
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Family
Languages Spoken
English, German
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Patrick W wrote a review Apr 2022
Auckland Central, New Zealand42 contributions2 helpful votes
If you are looking for a well presented, comfortable accommodation situated in an awesome spot right by the beach, then this is your shining star. The guest services were simply amazing, so informative, telling us the local eating spots like Fat Pipi Pizza and the Glow Worm Grotto situated just down the road Highly recommend this accommodation
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Responded May 4, 2022
Thank you for your feedback. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and we appreciate your recommendation of our accommodation. We hope to have you stay with us again in future.
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Robin T wrote a review Feb 2022
Christchurch, New Zealand69 contributions18 helpful votes
Although I'd made a date error when booking we were fortunately able to be accommodated in a cabin near the beach. The cabin had a separate bedroom and dining room so very spacious with sliding doors to an outside seating/dining area in sight of the ocean. Comfortable bed and spacious bathroom were very welcome. Very restful place to stay and I'd definitely return.
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Date of stay: January 2022
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Response from Ben Sturgess, Owner at Shining Star Beachfront Accommodation
Responded Mar 7, 2022
Thank you for your feedback. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and we were able to accommodate you as required upon arrival. Mistakes happen, so we are always happy when we can work around them. We will look forward to hosting you again in future.
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Tamarilloinnelson wrote a review Jan 2022
Nelson City, Nelson, New Zealand78 contributions24 helpful votes
Excellent spot surprising,y close to see…don’t be deceived by e trance the camp and cabins are behind it. Lovely setting, good facilities and great staff. Recommended. There’s animals on site for kids, and beach next door. Blah blah blah 200 words
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Responded Feb 2, 2022
Thank you for your feedback. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and we hope you enjoy the rest of your travels.
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Turner Paul wrote a review Jan 2022
Hokitika, New Zealand3 contributions1 helpful vote
A very comfortable cabin near the breaking waves of the Tasman sea, so peaceful and natural. The facilities were everything we needed to just relax and enjoy the serenity and the bird life. A very comfortable mattress, and a great shower. The highlight for us was the friendly service provided by the staff, and the welcome we received from owners, Ben and Saskia. (What a lovely couple) We highly recommend and will return as Hokitika means a “place of return”
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: All of our needs were catered for.
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Response from Ben Sturgess, Owner at Shining Star Beachfront Accommodation
Responded Jan 16, 2022
Thank you for your feedback. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and we could provide such a welcoming and peaceful experience. We will look forward to having you visit us and Hokitika again at some point.
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lindsey67 wrote a review Jan 2022
Lake Hawea, New Zealand45 contributions31 helpful votes
Stayed one night on a drive down the west coast and unfortunately not much to recommend this place. The entrance, reception and receptionist were the highlight and it was all downhill from there! Admittedly it was a very grey west coast day but it just felt really depressing. We had a powered site for our van, reasonable value but too far to walk into town. The grounds need a lot of maintenance, very overgrown and lots of weeds. The toilets were clean but only 1 shower and no mat so the tiles were very slippery. The little zoo is 2 alpacas and a sad looking goat and they look even more depressed than we were. Location is by the main state highway and rail line so pretty noisy at night. Luckily we had an early start so just got up and went. Sorry not much to recommend this place.
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Date of stay: January 2022
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Response from Ben Sturgess, Owner at Shining Star Beachfront Accommodation
Responded Jan 16, 2022
Thank you for your feedback. We will pass along that feedback as we aim to maintain a higher standard of service for all of our guests during their stays with us. We are sorry to hear this was not your experience on this occasion. Sounds like the wet west coast put a real damper on your time with us. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your travels.
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Aunty126 wrote a review Oct 2021
wanganui55 contributions34 helpful votes
Spent a night in our campervan. The setting is lovely, just a short walk from the beach which was great. Each space is quite private and you feel like you are in a forest/park. Also visited the Glow Worm Dell across the road, well worth the effort to go for a walk. If booking whilst in level 2 please note that they have closed the toilets, showers and toilets until level 1 which is OK if you are self contained, not so much if you aren't.
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Response from Ben Sturgess, Owner at Shining Star Beachfront Accommodation
Responded Oct 31, 2021
Thank you for your feedback. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay, that you were able to make the most of our location, and that we were still able to accommodate you during our level two restrictions. We are looking forward to being back to more normal operations at some point in future. We hope you enjoy the rest of your travels.
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DudleyandFreda wrote a review Apr 2021
Napier, New Zealand127 contributions19 helpful votes
We booked and stayed in a beach front chalet. Very tired and in much need of an update and a good clean. The bathroom smelled like a public toilet and the furniture is very well worn as is the carpet. Great location but really not worth the money.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Ben Sturgess, Owner at Shining Star Beachfront Accommodation
Responded Aug 23, 2021
Thank you for your feedback. We will definitely take your perspective into account as we look to make improvements at our accommodation. We are sorry that your experience staying with us was not at the level of service we aim to provide to all of our guests. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your visit to Hokitika.
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mezzamunter wrote a review Apr 2021
Lower Hutt, New Zealand25 contributions7 helpful votes
Sitting almost on the beach, the cabins are clean and recently renovated. Loved all the amenities for kids & adults and enjoyed giving the horses, pigs and llamas a pat. There was hardly any noise, 20 meters from the beach, beautiful sunset, we loved it and definitely recommend it.
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Date of stay: April 2021
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Response from Ben Sturgess, Owner at Shining Star Beachfront Accommodation
Responded Aug 23, 2021
Thank you for your feedback. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and our animal farmlet in particular was fun for the whole family. We really appreciate your recommendation to others and hope to have you and the rest of the family stay with us again.
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Annette M wrote a review Mar 2021
12 contributions1 helpful vote
Cabins were well catered with furniture and accessories. Perhaps having 3 people in a cabin was a little too much. It would have been perfect for 2 people. we used the kitchen area as a social area for our large group.
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Date of stay: March 2021
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Room Tip: Further from town but an easy walk or bike ride for the fit and active.
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Response from Ben Sturgess, Owner at Shining Star Beachfront Accommodation
Responded Aug 23, 2021
Thank you for your feedback. We are glad you enjoyed your stay. Some of our cabins are definitely on the smaller side, but we are happy to hear you were able to make it work for your party. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your travels.
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Travelnkiwis wrote a review Mar 2021
Christchurch, New Zealand27 contributions4 helpful votes
We stayed as a couple in a Spa Beachfront Chalet. Location on the edge of town makes for a quiet stay, and the sound of the surf in the background provides comforting "white noise". It is a short walk past a horse paddock to get to the sandy beach. The unit was a bit in need of refurbishment and only one of the two gas burners on the cooker was working properly. The fairly steep stairs to the bedroom on the mezzanine level could be difficult for some, especially since the only toilet is in the bathroom downstairs. Check-in was seamless and check-out the same. Overall impression - nice to be by the sea, but a bit overpriced at $195.00 per night.
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Date of stay: March 2021
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Responded Aug 23, 2021
Thank you for your feedback. We are glad you enjoyed your stay overall, but we will definitely take your suggestions into account as we look to make improvements. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your visit to Hokitika.
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PRICE RANGE
$62 - $73 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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shining star beachfront hotel hokitika, best western hokitika, hokitika best western
LOCATION
New ZealandSouth IslandWest Coast RegionHokitika
NUMBER OF ROOMS
23
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Frequently Asked Questions about Shining Star Beachfront Accommodation
Which popular attractions are close to Shining Star Beachfront Accommodation?
Nearby attractions include Wilderness Gallery (0.9 miles), Glow Worm Dell (0.6 miles), and Hokitika Beach (0.9 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Shining Star Beachfront Accommodation?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and kids activities.
Which room amenities are available at Shining Star Beachfront Accommodation?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Shining Star Beachfront Accommodation?
Guests can enjoy breakfast, barbeque facilities, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Shining Star Beachfront Accommodation?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Shining Star Beachfront Accommodation?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Hokitika Sandwich Company, Gatherer Wholefoods & Bar, and Kitchen Hokitika.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Shining Star Beachfront Accommodation?
Yes, guests have access to a sauna during their stay.
Is Shining Star Beachfront Accommodation located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.6 miles away from the center of Hokitika.
Are any cleaning services offered at Shining Star Beachfront Accommodation?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Shining Star Beachfront Accommodation?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Shining Star Beachfront Accommodation?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and German.