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Awatuna Homestead
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Awatuna
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7 reviews
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“Lovely homestead, gardens, dogs and hosts!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2014 via mobile

Our family of 5 stayed only one night at Awatuna Homestead. It is a beautiful place with exquisite gardens. The self contained apartment we stayed in was lovely and comfortable. We had a yummy breakfast in the morning with a great conversation with Hemi who also showed us his vintage Morris 8's. The kids really enjoyed the dogs too. Thank you!

Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2013

We had a great stay at the Awatuna Homestead last week. Hemi and his family were very welcoming and gave us great tips on touring the west coast of the South Island. We enjoyed our stay there very much.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Cedar Rapids
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 3, 2013

We enjoyed our overnight at Awatuna Homestead very much. We received a friendly welcome, and when we asked about Hemi's cars he was quite happy to let us see them. We enjoyed seeing the weather house (green house) as well, and felt comfortable and at home in the garden.

We were given directions to Hokitika Gorge and went on some great hikes in the area.

The room we stayed in was very nice. Love the lodge! Everything was clean, breakfast was delicious. Pauline and Hemi are great, and we would stay there again!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 1, 2013 via mobile

We found this accommodation after a shocking night of disrupted sleep at Stumpers, what a dump. The beach views were amazing and as it was beginning to storm, the seas were really high and quite noisy, which I really liked. A great location, very clean and comfortable. Cheryl and Malcolm are a lovely couple they give you enough space and time to unwind and are also happy to have a chat. Lovely breakfast and conversation with other guests. Highly recommend.

Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Manchester, MD USA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 16, 2012

Pauline and Hemi made us feel like their favorite relatives had just come to visit. Pauline is a great cook and a wonderful hostess. She made us feel comfortable roaming the house and property. Hemi was entertaining and very informative about the politics and history of the area. He had sveral interesting stories about the Maori artifacts on display.We missed our dogs and enjoyed playing with their dog Mae who was quite entertaining and very well trained. We will definitely visit there again and keep in touch with them as we feel we made new friends.

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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 27, 2012

My partner and I stayed at Awatuna Lodge in December 2011 as part of a holiday trip up the west coast of New Zealand. Hosts Pauline and Hemi made us feel so welcome when we arrived and for the duration of our visit. Pauline cooked a magnificent lamb fillet roast and fresh vegetables to complement the lamb, some from her own garden. We dined as "part of the family" with two other guests and had a most enjoyable evening. After a peaceful sleep in a huge comfortable bed, waking up to rays of sunshine and a beautiful garden outside our window (which we could explore later) was an added bonus. Then there was breakfast - cooked and continental options in a big family kitchen. Excellent! Before we left we took a tour of the local beach and searched for pounamu (greenstone). Hemi showed us his vintage car collection and we threw a frisbee for their pet dog. This is the second time I have stayed at Awatuna Homestead, and I would recommend it with no hesitation. Pauline and Hemi also ensure they meet all the required standards for a special eco friendly quality rating. It is a beautiful place to stay, and the hosts are warm and friendly and cook fab food!

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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Turin, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2011

We were in Hokitika in January and we decides to stay at the Awatuna Homestead.
When we chose it we didn’t know it is a so wonderful place.

It is not in Hokitika but a little bit north and it is quite difficult to be found because near the main street there is the railway and the B&B is on the other side of the railway.
Don’t worry, very few train and even if during the night one train passed very near to our room we didn’t ear anything.
The B&B has very few room, three or four I think and more than a hotel is the house of Pauline and Hemi that receive you very kindly and that help you in everything you need.

There is a car parking in front of the B&B.
When you enter there is the room for breakfast (there is not a restaurant in the hotel) and a living room where you can sit down watching TV or talking with Hemi or the other guests.
The room was quite small but it has a huge built-in cupboard where you can easily put all your luggage.
The bathroom was quite big and very clean as the room.

The breakfast was fantastic: they prepare you more or less everything you want (honey, toasts, jam, marmalade, bacon, eggs,…) at the moment and when they are sure you have all you need they sit down with you talking.
It’s a great experience to understand the local way of life!

If you travel with a laptop here a free wifi connection is available.

This was one of the best places we stay during our trip in New Zealand! Thanks Pauline and Hemi!

Suggestion: go to the seaside at the sunset, seeing the sun setting down in the Tasmanian see is a marvellous experience! Be sure to go the Glow worm forest.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Awatuna Homestead
Address: Awatuna, RD 2, Hokitika 9 Stafford Road RD 2, Awatuna 7882, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > West Coast Region > 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 (Based on Average Rates): $$
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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