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Okarito Beach House

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The Okarito Beach House is a real haven, away from the main tourist trail. It is situated within a stone's throw of dramatic West Coast beaches, close to the glacier township of Franz Josef.We have two lodges available, each with three en suite double or twin rooms and one private self contained chalet. Linen and bathroom amenities are included and WIFI internet and laundry is available to all guests for free. There is no shop in the village so be sure to bring food so you can make use of our fully equipped kitchens.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Self-Serve Laundry
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If you are looking for something standing out of the line stay at this place. It is a hidden gem in the heart of Okarito. The owners are super friendly and helpful, you would feel like at home. Rooms were superclean and furnishing felt like new. Definitely better than staying in
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I loved staying in Okarito, it is such a cute little town with a lovely beach and great walks in the surrounding area. And the Okarito Beach House was the perfect place to the based. I wanted to book the Hutel for my boyfriend and myself, but unfortunately it was already
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My husband and I stayed here for one night for a trip we were taking to Franz Josef Glacier, which is about 30 minutes away. First of all, you should know that there are no locks on the doors. While we knew that the kitchen and living room was shared, we were also expecting a
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We stayed in nine carefully-chosen motels during our tour of New Zealand so by the end of our trip felt we had a pretty good idea of what standard we could expect. This isn't of course a normal motel, more an upmarket hostel with ensuite rooms, but it serves the same purpose.
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Internet was really slow ,(if any) no television, fridge and freezer were hardly cold. More like a low budget backpacker place. The common area were nice and the kitchen had what you'd needed. Expected more !
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Response from OkaritoBeachHouse, Manager at Okarito Beach House
Responded Mar 23, 2018
Hi there Lars, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us at the Okarito Beach House. Sorry to hear that you didn't get what you expected with us. We like to market ourselves as a simple, homely haven away from the main tourist trail. Being situated in a beautiful, quaint, "off the beaten track" area does have some drawbacks- one being- not great internet and little to no cellphone service. While I know that now days we rely on things like the internet and television more so- we dont base our lovely haven around having them. Our little community is starting to work towards having such luxuries- but it is a work in progress. There is so much to do and explore outside here in Okarito which is why we dont feel the need to have televisions in the rooms. We appreciate your feed back very much and always endeavour to make our guests stay a wonderful time. Im sorry to hear that we were not able to deliver for you. kindest regards, Mikaela and Will Johnson
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Hi Lizzie. My apologies for not getting back to you sooner. I'm on holiday and the Beach House is closed until Mon 11th July. We do allow dogs, and during the quiet times (up until Nov) we don't charge any more for late checkout. Unfortunately it won't let me post our email address here, but if you google 'Okarito Beach House' our website has all our contact details. Again, sorry for the delay in getting back to you. If there's anything else I can help with please let me know. Kind Regards, Aaron
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"Okarito kiwi tour is a must!"
"Drive on to Franz Joseph"
"Take ear plugs and insect repellant, the night time noise from the insects is noticable"
"The "hutel" is great! "
"All were great."
New ZealandSouth IslandWest Coast RegionOkarito
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