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Awatuna Homestead
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Awatuna
Reviewed July 28, 2011

A friend of mine from Japan and I stayed at the Homestead for one night near the beginning of a trip around the South Island. We had been travelling for hours and were very tired, neither of us speaking the other's language very well and a little traumatised by the recent earthquake events in Christchurch. Pauline and Hemi and their family welcomed us in, gave us the studio with two bedrooms, let us wander in their garden and then brought us a three course meal cooked to order - and including fish caught across the road in the wild seas hours earlier - just for us. After dinner we spent time with the family and learned about family history and the attractions of the area. We slept blissfully and woke ready for our next installment of hospitality - Pauline cooked us the most wonderful breakfast. There were so many things to choose from and it was all delicious. We didn't want to leave and managed to fit in a visit to the vegetable garden and the special garage with collectable cars, patted the dogs and eventually went on our way. We would recommend staying here and look forward to a repeat visit later this year.

  • Stayed: March 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed January 31, 2011

This was one of the locations where we stayed on our New Zealand trip of 2011. As soon as we arrived here, we have been greeted very warm by Hemi, and a little later by Pauline. When one of the other reviewers said that they feel part of the family, than we can agree fully - that was how we felt welcomed here as well.
Pauline and Hemi, knowing that we had a very long drive getting here, even made sure we didn't had to go out anymore but they accommodated us with all we needed. The animals of the B&B are very gentle.

The room we had was a little small. The common lounge is nice, spacious and has some nice books - not the ones you find in every other place. We have been waken up at night by the crickets that started a concert,, but hey - that's part of the lovely nature you can stay here in.

If you travel the new zealand west coast, than this is sure one of the places to keep in mind to stay.

  • Stayed: January 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 1, 2011

We stayed here to break up our drive down the west coast. This is a beautiful spot located in a small town. The owners are very nice. They go out of there way to make sure that you are comfortable. When were arrived we were greeted by their two dogs and cat. Being an animal lover myself I was so excited after two weeks of travelling to go to someone's home and be greeted by their pets. It made me miss my own animals back home. The overall feel of this place is that you are guests in the hosts' home. We met their daughter when she took her house out for a ride. Only complaints, I felt the price was a little high for the accomodation/location. I don't want to deter people from staying here, but if you are driving around the entire south island as we did I would suggest if you are coming from Golden Bay you push on and drive to Franz Joseph area and stay for the night. There is more to do in that area.

  • Stayed: December 2010, traveled with family
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Reviewed March 19, 2010

The homestead only offers 4 rooms but all are beautifully furnished with taste of 1800's. Though the room is relatively small, it is very comfortable.

It's not difficult to arrive the place with a GPS. But if you don't, better ask the owner for detail directions beforehand.

We enjoy the stay there very much not only because of the comfortable room, but also the friendly owner, his cute doggies and also the decilious breakfast. I look forward to visit him again!

  • Stayed: February 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 5, 2009

Pauline and Hemi made us feel like we were friends of the family. We enjoyed Pauline's meals immensely and Hemi's local-lore stories. The rooms are small, but very clean and comfortable. And they have a hot tub, and after a day on a bike, that was much appreciated.

  • Stayed: November 2009, traveled with friends
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Reviewed March 28, 2009

Hemi and Paulina were wonderful hosts. The place was completely charming and breakfast was wonderful. They have a wonderful place and I would definitely recommend a stay here if traveling to the west coast. Only a 10 minute drive to Hokitika the location is perfect and peaceful. If you have the opportunity to stay for dinner, I would suggest doing so as this was the best meal (homemade) of our entire trip.

  • Stayed: March 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 15, 2009

Hemi and Pauline are wonderful hosts and offer reasonably priced high quality accommodation. Their delightful house with its extremely comfortable and homely bedrooms has a lovely atmosphere, we were made to feel at home very quickly. In spite of the house being virtually brand-new, having been re-built after a large fire, it has the feel of an older property whilst offering the benefit of the new facilities. Loads of substantial timber everywhere gives the warm feel of a log cabin.
The delicious and hearty dinner was a real family affair as hosts and guests all sat around the big table sharing stories, with a mid-evening break to head outside to take in the truly spectacular sunset. What a great way to wile away an evening.
Hemi is a mine of information about nature, Maori culture, Morris cars and growing vegetables (I am sure plenty more that we didn’t get round to). Guided tours of the garden, maori storytelling, vintage car restoration and rides in his 1930’s Morris cars are amongst the options on offer. There is an enjoyable short walk down to the spectacular beach.
Pauline and Hemi gave the impression that they were genuinely enjoying having us in their home, that is a great feeling to get from your hosts. I was so sorry that we were only staying for one night. I have to confess that we only booked because we were looking for somewhere to break our journey between Lake Moeraki and Nelson. With the benefit of hindsight we should have stayed two nights, it was with regret that we had to depart shortly after the excellent breakfast because of the long drive ahead.

  • Stayed: February 2009, traveled as a couple
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Address: Awatuna, RD 2, Hokitika 9 Stafford Road RD 2, Awatuna, Hokitika 7882, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > West Coast Region > Hokitika > Awatuna
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Awatuna
Price Range: $174 - $265 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Awatuna Homestead 4.5*
Number of rooms: 345
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Beautiful colonial-style family homestead since 1874 (rebuilt 1998 after fire destroyed original homestead), situated between Hokitika & Greymouth, by the sea. Elegant, boutique lodging, set in park-like gardens. Superior ensuite rooms & 1 self-contained Apartment. Separate guest lounge, Wi-Fi. Eco-conscious professional hosts. Organic produce grown for Homestead table. Guided beach walks. Two friendly dogs, vintage cars. Dinner by prior arrangement. 10 mins to Hokitika and lakes, shops and craftspeople. Glaciers/Punakaiki Rocks within 2 hours from the Homestead. ... more   less 
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