The location across the street from the beach was fantastic, with killer views of the ocean from our balcony. The room was modern and appeared to have been remodeled at some point. Contrary to what others have said on here about the staff, the people working at the front desk were perfectly OK and very helpful. I'd definitely stay here again and worth the few extra dollars for a front facing room on the street, which was very quiet although we were there on Christmas Day and the day after.
Also, we were only here for two days while passing thru from Christchurch to Marlborough. We missed out on swimming with dolphins due to crappy weather on the day that we'd booked that activity long in advance, but a visit to the sheep farm for a guided tour was pretty entertaining, so would recommend that if you have a couple hours.More