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Punakaiki Beachfront Motels

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

the cottage was very lovely and homey. it was quite large and had a full kitchen. the porch opened to the stairs that led to the beach. you had to walk a little to get to the beach, as there is rocks placed as a break for the ocean. it was a very short walk though and the beach was... More 

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High Wycombe
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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016

Stayed here one night to visit the amazing pancake rocks. Clean, comfortable and spacious accomodation for our family of five adults. Our bungalow was situated a few yards away from the sea wall and was amazingly quiet, given that on the other side of that wall the Tasman sea pounds away day and night. Local village pub just a short... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016

Booked this with not knowing much about it . was not disappointed . Very big space and if staying longer then over night would have been perfect as cooking and lounge etc. Water just a few meters away (over breakwater. ) did not realize how close to Pancake rocks it was .walking distance so drove (silly me ) over all... More 

Thank MartyDownunder
Franz Josef, New Zealand
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2016 via mobile

We have been many times to Punakaiki before but now took the opportunity to stay for a couple nights at the Beach House. We (two adult and three children ) loved the location and the property. Just an really enjoyable wee vacation! Highly recommend to families that want to escape....

Thank Alexander T
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35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2016

We spent ten nights on New Zealand's west coast from Te Anau to Karamea in self catering accommodation. This unit was spacious with a double bed, single bed, couch and large screen tv. There was a comfortable dining table and kitchen with good working space. The kitchen had extras such as microwave dishes. The unit was particularly well appointed, though... More 

Thank HineNZ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

We stayed for 1 night in the two bedroom cottage which was located a short distance from the motel, close to the sea. Ideally situated for visiting the pancake rocks. The property was a little dated but spacious. The living room was comfortable with settee, table and chairs. Two separate bedrooms. The kitchen was fully equipped with an oven. The... More 

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Houston, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016 via mobile

Stayed one night, and found the accommodations to be well-appointed. Our unit (#1) was a free-standing cabin facing the small sea wall. A few steps up the sea wall for beautiful views of the sea. The room offered basic furnishings, but more than covered our needs for the one night. Located an easy walk from Punakaiki cafe and coffee bar... More 

Thank Pam T
Reading, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2016

good location ( near beachfront) and friendly owners Clean comfortable-our cottage had two rooms Slightly dated feel but good enough free WiFI air conditioning would have been welcome on the day we there nice close to Pancake rocks

Thank Brian D
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2016

We booked the cottage, not realising the different types of accommodation, but this suited us, as it was away from the other cabins providing more privacy and a small garden and outdoor setting. The building is older, but refurbished so it was clean, comfortable beds, attractive linen, good towels. The shower is dated but with a good pressure. The toilet... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2016

No sea views as advertised, paid extra for, .high stone wall right in front of rooms.. Climb up steps on high stone wall to see any view. Thankful we only stayed one night Very dated, hot water a problem. Enjoyed the punakaiki rocks, further along the coast, amazing.

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  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Punakaiki Beachfront Motels offer newly refurbished quality West Coast accommodation right on the beachfront in Punakaiki. Well-appointed studio and family motel units all fully self-contained with hot plates, fridge, microwave, electric fry-pan, tea & coffee, convection heater, 42" flat screen TV with free-view, DVD and WiFi. Guest laundry, BBQ area and garden setting for all guests. Pets negotiable by arrangement. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Punakaiki Beachfront Motels

Address: Mabel Street | PO Box 66, Punakaiki 7873, New Zealand (Formerly Punakaiki Cottage Motels)
Location: New Zealand > South Island > West Coast Region > Punakaiki
Price Range: $91 - $194 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Punakaiki Beachfront Motels 3*
Number of rooms: 6
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