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Shining Star Beachfront Accommodation
Ranked #1 of 10 Hotels in Hokitika
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed June 1, 2014

We have just had another short stay at Shining star. We stayed in a beach front studio king unit. The unit clean and well equipped with enough room for the two of us plus a small deck looking out towards the beach which is just a few minutes walk away. Add in some spacious grounds and some rather large pets and you have the perfect place for a stay over.
Probably top end price wise, but we think it's worth it

Stayed: May 2014, traveled with family
Thank Ron L
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ShiningStarHokitika, Owner at Shining Star Beachfront Accommodation, responded to this reviewResponded June 2, 2014

Love the picture of Lachlan - he certainly is getting big. Pleased you enjoyed your stay again. Until next time...

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Reviewed May 28, 2014

I stayed in one of the Shining S
tar Beach Front Cabins while on business. It was so clean and tidy, quiet and had everything I needed for business travel, yet made me feel at home and very relaxed after a big day on the road working. The outlook was amazing, great walks out the front of the cabins. Friendly helpful staff. would definitely recommend this to tourists, families and business travelers. Could not get a better place to stay in Hokitika!

Room Tip: If your budget allows definitely go for the Beach Front cabins they are well worth it and very quiet...
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  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled on business
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Thank Clare W
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ShiningStarHokitika, Owner at Shining Star Beachfront Accommodation, responded to this reviewResponded June 2, 2014

Thank you for your generous review. At home and relaxed is how we like our guests to feel - pleased you did.
We look forward to seeing you again.

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Reviewed May 26, 2014

Stayed here last week for 2 x nights in King Beachfront Chalet. Were going to stay in ensuite log cabin but upgraded on arrival. Not cheap at 155.00 a night but fantastic location right on sea front. Can here the waves roll in at night. Shining Star is our go to Accommodation when visiting the West Coast and have stayed here on 6+ occasions. The place is always nice and clean and always very peaceful. Have found the service to be very good over the years. Will be back but found it a bit steep being charged for wine glass that broke while doing dishes considering i am a repeat customer for many years now.

Room Tip: Book yourselves into the Beach front chalets if you want more space. Not cheap but a great location...
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  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank azi007
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ShiningStarHokitika, Owner at Shining Star Beachfront Accommodation, responded to this reviewResponded June 2, 2014

We are pleased you enjoyed staying with us and look forward to seeing you again. We will be happy to credit the glass charge against your room on your next stay.

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Reviewed May 20, 2014

this place is wonderful f you love animals as it has a wee farm with a goat, ducks, llamas etc for you to pat.

we stayed in a self contained cabin. lovely wee wooden cabins but just a wee bit too small. our friends stayed in a ensuite cabin for $105. our self contained cabin cost $110 and only difference was a small two burner hob. No microwaves in any cabins.

it says spa pool but you have to pay for the use of this and its not cheap.

its right on the beach front so that is great. definitly go for a walk over the road to the glow worms. They are amazing I have never seen so many in one place its truly magical.

A train rumbles by early in the morning but apart from that they are nice and quiet.

If you want a meal you have to drive into town or cook your own.

the beds are comfortable and the place spotless just a bit small. They do ave lots of different choices for accomodation so overall a great place to stay.

  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled with friends
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1  Thank sandy22NewZealand
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ShiningStarHokitika, Owner at Shining Star Beachfront Accommodation, responded to this reviewResponded June 2, 2014

Thank you for your review. We are very lucky to have such a wonderfully located property and are pleased you got to enjoy it.
As you mentioned, we do have a wide variety of accommodation ranging from the budget conscious traveller and up. May I suggest the Motel Cabin which is in our medium range if you are back this way again.

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Reviewed May 12, 2014

Shining Star is right on the beachfront with lovely ocean views from the verandah of the king beachfront studio. The studio was spacious, comfortable king bed and a fully equipped kitchenette. Check-in was efficient & very helpful with recommendations on local restaurants etc. Great location!

  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank Leigh E
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ShiningStarHokitika, Owner at Shining Star Beachfront Accommodation, responded to this reviewResponded June 2, 2014

Lovely to hear back from our guests.
Thank you for your feedback it is appreciated.

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Reviewed May 10, 2014

We stayed in one of the lower cost cabins close to the highway.
All cabins, including the higher cost loft cabins near the beach, are a bit dated and are probably due for a refresh. Heating is somewhat rudimentary (a primitive electric fan heater screwed to the wall), road noise is an issue and you will certainly hear the freight train as it rumbles past at some ungodly hour of the morning.

Wifi is available, however the signal strength in many locations and cabins is so low as to be virtually unusable as it shares the same channel with two or three other nearby access points.

On the positive side, you do have the glow worms across the road and the beach is only a two minute walk away.

  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 9, 2014

We hired a car at the airport and arrived at Shining Star Chalets within minutes. We had pre-booked a 1 Bedroom self-contained Spa chalet for three nights after reading excellent comments on TA and we were not disappointed. Check-in was friendly and efficient...with fresh milk and tourist points of interest and map provided on arrival. Our chalet was spotlessly clean with a good supply of towels and a VERY comfortable bed. We were right at the beach front, so road noise was not an issue. The park itself is very well maintained and to our surprise, our chalet was serviced daily. The Chalets location was an easy five minute drive to the local supermarket and restaurants and equally convenient to get to other tourist spots (The Gorge, Pancake Rocks, Franz Josef Glacier, Greymouth) and the Glow Worm Dell is a quick walk directly opposite the Office. Would definitely recommend this accommodation if staying in the area.

  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank Martine D
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ShiningStarHokitika, Owner at Shining Star Beachfront Accommodation, responded to this reviewResponded June 2, 2014

Thank you for your recommendation and review. It is lovely to hear back from our guests.
I will pass your comments onto our hard working staff.

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Additional Information about Shining Star Beachfront Accommodation

Address: 16 Richards Drive, Hokitika 7810, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > South Island > West Coast Region > Hokitika
Amenities:
Beach Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Hokitika
#2 Romantic Hotel in Hokitika
Price Range: $81 - $141 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Shining Star Beachfront Accommodation 3.5*
Number of rooms: 23
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Best Western Hokitika
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