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Stony River Hotel
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Reviewed May 7, 2014

We stayed with Renate and Heimo for two nights in April 2014 during our visit to NZ all the way from Iowa USA. We made our reservations online so we were not really sure what we would find. What a wonderful surprise. We arrived late but were greeted with a warm welcome from Renate and antipasto and dessert plates prepared by Heimo. Two nights was not long enough.

  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled with friends
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Reviewed April 28, 2014

This was our third stay with our glorious hosts, Heimo and Renate. Always enjoyable company, extremely helpful, friendly and creative. Heimo is a fabulous chef and extremely congenial company. Renate is the perfect hostess, making everyone feel at home, running the cafe and still finding time to make her irresistible wearable creations. The very comfortable en- suite rooms are spotlessly clean and warm. The views to beautiful Mount Taranaki, proximity to excellent Okato Beach and centrality, on the Surf Highway, to all that Taranaki has to offer makes this the establishment of choice for almost any occasion. We'll be back again!

Room Tip: All have private bathrooms and comfortable beds
  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled with friends
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Thank 627lindyb
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StonyRiverHotel, Owner at Stony River Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded May 7, 2014

Dear Lindy and Pat, what a pleasure to host you as guests and friends, thank you so much for your time to give such a wonderful feedback. Looking forward to see you back in our cosy lounge.
warm regards
Heimo and Renate

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Reviewed April 21, 2014

Great hosts, comfy rooms and facilities, awesome location for access to all the A class breaks of the Taranaki. This is the place for all surfers to base their Naki surfing from. Bloody tops. The food was great too, beeeewdiful big brekkies to get the fuel up!

  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled with friends
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Thank Simon H
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StonyRiverHotel, Manager at Stony River Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded May 7, 2014

Dear Simon and Daniel, so good to know you enjoyed the surf and your stay, we are very happy to
hear about your experience here at the surf highway, we look forward to host you again.

warm regards
Heimo and Renate

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Reviewed March 28, 2014

We first stopped there to get a meal after a great surf session on the Kumera Patch.
The food was really good! Later we came back to stay at the hotel, we chose this place because it was really close to all the good things in Taranaki; the mountain, the Stony River, the surfs break, Oakura beach etc...
On avait arrêté mangé une première fois parce qu'on revenait de surfer a Kumera Patch et on était trop affamé pour revenir en ville. La nourriture était excellente.
On est retourné souvent à l'hotel parce que c'est situé près de toute les meilleures activités de Taranaki; la montagne, la Stony River (rivière), les meilleures places de surf, la plage d'Oakura etc.
Je le recommande!

  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank The_travelers_MD
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StonyRiverHotel, Manager at Stony River Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded May 7, 2014

Thank you very much Melina and David, it is so good to know, that we are a real surfing destination here in Taranaki well known all over the world, looking forward to see you again.
warm regards
Heimo and Renate

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Reviewed March 16, 2014

This hotel is a lovely little surprise. The hosts are very friendly & the rooms are so clean & well set up. There was enough for breakfast that lunch wasn't needed. We could look out & see Mt Taranaki from our bedroom window which was nice. Overall I would recommend a stay at this lovely hotel.

  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled with friends
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Thank Carol B
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StonyRiverHotel, Manager at Stony River Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded May 7, 2014

Dear Carol, we are more than happy about your review, we will pass it on to our small but very enthusiastic team. warm regards
Heimo and Renate

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