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Paparoa Park Motel

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Christchurch, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

Awesome spot to explore the coast. We stayed in studio one where we were treated to sea views, a weka visiting out the front and a minute walk to a small glow worm grotto, amazing! Everything we needed to cook for ourselves on the two night stay, warm and cosy and hosts that were happy to help :)

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Perth, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2016 via mobile

Strangest place we stayed during our NZ trip. No sign of management and they didn't answer phone when we arrived at 5pm, still no one at 6 and no one answering door at manager's quarters so checked ourselves in, as the office was open and we had prepaid. More guests arrived and same again, helped other guests check in. Bedside... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2016

We were 2 couples staying for 3 nights over Easter and the Pancake View cabin #6 was just perfect! It's a stand-alone typical Kiwi Bach with lots of space, a full kitchen with everything, large lounge/dining with plenty of comfy seating and a huge TV. The layout is perfect for 2 couples as the separate toilet and a door separating... More 

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Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2016 via mobile

My husband, friend and I stayed at this wonderful motel while we were visiting the pancake rocks and blowholes in punakaiki, South Island,New Zealand. It is beautifully situated for getting to the site. I didn't think to take pictures of the hotel itself, but it is located on the promontory behind the rocks in this picture. PPM is run by... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2016 via mobile

This was a great place to overnight on a trip up the coast. Clean and tidy and our unit was even better than the photos on the website. Comfortable beds and a good shower (although the bathroom floor got wet). We forgot to visit the glow worms - so will have to go back. Very handy to the Rocks. Recommended.... More 

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Yorkshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2016

We only stayed overnight, but had the Bush House which is in a secluded spot behind the reception office. It is a lovely location, very peaceful and at night the view of the stars was magnificent. The room is well equipped with utensils etc. The only possible drawback for some is that the third bedroom is outside the other two... More 

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Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2016

This was our second stay here in 2 years. The rooms had been redecorated and modernised. Everything was very clean and we loved the brand new pillows and pretty bedding.We had good kitchen facilities with hot plates, microwave and fridge. There were fresh flowers in the room and we were made very welcome by owner Justin. The setting is very... More 

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Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2016

Comfortable room with a spacious bathroom and beautiful views, but could use some sprucing up of slightly outdated decor. Overall however, it was a nice lodging with rustic wooden ceilings and walls which I would stay at again and would recommend because it was a great location and we had a good nights rest in a comfortable bed. Kitchen was... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2016

This is a great place to stay for a visit to Punakaiki. The rooms are clean, modern and well equipped. The host is very friendly and made us welcome. The small kitchen is well equipped. However, there are no stores in the area so if you want to prepare your own meals stock up in Westport or Greymouth. There is... More 

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Kansas City, United States
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2016

Gorgeous room, super courteous host, glow worm dell and beach overlook on the property. Further away from Pancake Rocks than other motels, but worth it. No restaurant on site and no grocery stores in the area, so bring your own snacks or eat at the Pancake Rocks Cafe. Should have stayed longer, though. A great place.

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  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
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  • Beachfront
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  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Set in quiet coastal bush environment, overlooking Punakaiki Pancake Rocks and near Paparoa National Park one of New Zealand's treasured locations. On State Highway 6, a perfect location between Nelson & Glaciers, to walk native rainforest & rugged beaches.Spot native birds, particularly black petrels, wekas, wood pigeons and tuis, then after dark visit the glow-worm grotto. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Paparoa Park Motel

Address: 4136 Coast Road | Punakaiki, Punakaiki 7873, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > West Coast Region > Punakaiki
Price Range: $100 - $117 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
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