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The Rocks Chalets

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Boston
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Traveled March 2015 & forgot to write review of this unique place. The Tui Chalet was very nice, comfortable & roomy with space to relax & catch up at the table. Basic essentials for self-cater but we only spent a night & had a great dinner at the restaurant.

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Chefie007, Owner at The Rocks Chalets, responded to this review

Thanks for your review we have closed the restaurant since your last visit but there are plenty fo good places to eat and I am working at one. More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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118 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed here Sunday evening last week. Very comfortable and warm chalets with comfortable bed. Close to Takaka, outside bath and very private accommodation. Will be staying here again next time I am in town.

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Chefie007, Owner at The Rocks Chalets, responded to this review

Thank you we look forward to seeing you soon. More 

Wellington, New Zealand
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016

A nice private Chalet with a quiet peaceful outlook, Last of the sun catches the patio setting. Very comfortable bed with plenty of bedding. Great hot shower which was a plus as this is where most places fall down. A short drive into Takaka town.

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North Blenheim, New York
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

We were upgraded to the Fantail Chalet with its outside bath - it was just awesome - they have bubbles ready and a candle and made it very romantic. There was also robes and slippers supplied for when you hop out - we were there in June and it was freezing but oh so lovely in the bath with the... More 

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Chefie007, Owner at The Rocks Chalets, responded to this review

Our coustomers rock too thanks for your nice comments More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2016

As there were three of us we chose the 2 bedroom unit and it was it was clean comfortable and well appointed . It was great to have two separate bath rooms . Although the office is attached to this unit we did not find that this was inconvenient or intrusive in any way .We stayed for 3 days and... More 

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Chefie007, Owner at The Rocks Chalets, responded to this review

Thank you and we hope to see you back soon More 

San Francisco, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2016

A lot of work has gone into this place. The chalets are charming and nestled into the artificial "hills" for privacy (a bit like the hobbit houses), it was very clean, the welcome very friendly, and the shower/bathroom products (shampoo etc) better than one would maybe expect. It's a good choice for this area. Thank you!

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Chefie007, Owner at The Rocks Chalets, responded to this review

Thank you for noticing the work we put in to our touch of paradise but we can't take credit for the rocks they are all natural. More 

Nelson, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2016

Stayed here on my own one night on my way home from walking the Heaphy Track. I collected a few groceries from the local store and walked down to The Rocks Chalets. Lovely spacious unit tucked away just off the main road, very clean and a very comfortable queen bed. TV, fridge, tea and coffee making facilities with little biscuits... More 

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Chefie007, Owner at The Rocks Chalets, responded to this review

Thank you for your nice comments, mention that you have stayed with us before on your next visit and we will do our best to upgrade you to the bath units. More 

San Diego, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2016

We chose the 2-bedroom chalet because it is the only one with cooking facilities (we paid quite a premium for this). It is huge and well equipped, the rooms are nice, although not as brightly lit as we like. We had to keep some of the draperies closed, because, it turns out, this is not a stand-alone chalet. It houses... More 

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Chefie007, Owner at The Rocks Chalets, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments we are exactly 800m from the top of town More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2016

The Rocks is in a quiet location only a 5 minute walk from Takaka shops and restaurants. We stayed in the room with the bath outside, it was heaven and natural the products inc. mud mask were a really nice touch. A wonderful bed, you can make proper coffee and order a cracking cooked breakfast delivered to your room if... More 

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Chefie007, Owner at The Rocks Chalets, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed our place More 

Falkirk District, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2016

Despite being recommended to this "motel" we were disappointed in our experience. Although location and general standards within the chalet were very good/excellent the main reason for not awarding a higher rating was due to a serious lack of cleanliness in context of cutlery, cooking utensils and crockery. We were forced to thoroughly clean each of these items and the... More 

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Chefie007, Owner at The Rocks Chalets, responded to this review

The whole team are mortified by your comments we hold such high standards of cleanliness as shown by the many reviews we receive mentioning how clean everything is, I'm not sure why you think there was no one available we are here 24/7 as mentioned at the office and in your compendium had you rang 714 had given us a... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair access
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Free Parking
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  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Rocks chalets offer 5 one bedroom affordable private island style chalets each with their own en suit bathroom, patio and garden, and 1 two bedroom family unit with private deck. The chalets have been built amongst the large Karst rock formations, which dominate the four-acre award winning gardens. Commanding breath-taking views of Takaka and the surrounding hills. Just minutes from beautiful beaches and all that Golden bay has to offer. The Rocks is perfectly located, within walking distance of Takaka township and sandwiched between two national parks. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Rocks Chalets

Address: 2086 Takaka Valley Highway | Tasman, Takaka 7110, New Zealand (Formerly Eatery on the Rock Motel)
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Nelson-Tasman Region > Golden Bay > Takaka
Price Range: $114 - $168 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Rocks Chalets 3.5*
Number of rooms: 6
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Also Known As:
Eatery On The Rock Hotel Takaka
The Rocks Chalets Takaka, Golden Bay, New Zealand
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