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Shining Star Beachfront Accommodation

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Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

Enjoyed our 1 night here. Booked a 2 bedroom beachfront chalet for Mum and I. The log style adjoined chalet was clean and comfortable at a good price with one bedroom downstairs and the other upstairs. No view from our chalet but an easy walk down to the beach. Lovely and quiet with a outside deck with table and chairs...

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Fountain Hills, Arizona
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a great place for families. We stayed one night. it's right at the beach. You walk from your room to the beach. Lots of driftwood. Very wild. The rooms were great, well equipped, kitchen, large, all utensiles Nice place.

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Bangkok
Reviewed 1 week ago NEWvia mobile

Motel is located in great location, where is close to the hokitika beach and glow worm dell. There are some animals in the motel areas, like mini zoo. At night can enjoy breathtaking stars and glow worm dell (just across the street). The cabin is quite spacious with full kitchen facilities. 2 bedrooms with 1 bathroom. There is electric blanket...

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Reviewed 1 week ago

On the beach location across the street from the Glowworm Dell. Good, lower cost option for families. Stayed one night after flying into Christchurch and driving over Arthur's Pass while in route to Franz Josef. Given our jet lag, opted to see Glowworm Dell, directly across the street, in the early hours of the morning (4am). Clean and quiet. Nice...

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped in Hokitika to break our journey from Christchurch to Wanaka via the West Coast. Shining Star fitted our brief admirably. It's not the most luxurious place you'll stay ever but amenities were perfectly fine, location right on the beach is unbeatable, and it was very quiet despite being very busy. Opposite the glow worms too (not five minute...

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Thank 255060Andy
Languedoc-Roussillon, France
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Campervan location was tucked away behind the cabins which overlooked the beach so not a particularly nice outlook. The driftwood artistic pieces which were located on the walk through to the empty beach was quirky. Cleaning should be done more regularly especially if it rains as the floors were very dirty into the showers. it is a little far to...

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Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely cabins overlooking the hokitika beach. The couch in living area was a bit dirty and very uncomfortable. We arrived early in Hokitika and went to see if they could do our room a bit earlier but never went out of their way at all to accomodate us, blatantly told us no this can't be done. Rooms were all tidy...

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ShiningStarHokitika, Owner at Shining Star Beachfront Accommodation, responded to this review

Hello NickyandAlex, Thank you for your valuable feedback. We pride ourselves on the delivery of enjoyable guest experiences, and it sounds as though we missed the mark with yours. We will be using your comments as "things to watch for" as we continuously improve our service. Sincerely, Shining Star Beachfront Accommodation

Fayetteville, Arkansas
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent two nights here, with a day between to walk the beaches and explore the artsy little town of Hokitika. We stayed in a beach chalet, with a king bed, close to the ocean. The units are contemporary log cabins, with local art, a well-equipped kitchen, a walk-in shower and enough room for a comfortable one- or two night...

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Bedford, Indiana
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Could not believe how affordable it was to stay in a chalet facing the ocean. Super unique beach covered with cool stone and driftwood. With the sliding glass door open, you could hear the surf. I used their laundry room as well and that was really convenient.

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Cape Coral, Florida
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed here after a long drive from Abel Tasman NP...very clean and nice cabin along the beach. Right off the main highway, can't miss it. Very quiet and had a well deserved quiet nite of sleep. The beach a bit peculiar with driftwood all over the place

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Amenities

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

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: $68 - $140 (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 On the Beach Hotel in Hokitika
#1 Luxury Hotel in Hokitika
#2 Romantic Hotel in Hokitika
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“Pick ocean front. Might as well.”
 of 5 bubbles 255060Andy, 1 week ago | Read review
“The resort has so many options for travelers, including units designed for families and chalets designed for couples. Book direct.”
 of 5 bubbles sophia818, 3 weeks ago | Read review
“Ask for a chalet facing the beach. Other rooms are nice for it's not that much more to have the view.”
  • view from the room. can you hear the surf?
 of 5 bubbles BrentMaudlin1, 3 weeks ago | Read review
“Ask for a chalet in the row overlooking the beach”
 of 5 bubbles Bridstow, 4 weeks ago | Read review
“We stayed in the far view chalets, beachside would be better situated.but more expensive”
 of 5 bubbles Truediamond, 4 weeks ago | Read review
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