I stayed here on a trip of the south island. This was the most expensive night of the trip which reflected the fact that there are limited accommodation options at Punkaiki not the outstanding nature of the motel. The owners were friendly and there is parking right next to the cottages (albeit the spaces are a bit of tight squeeze). The cottages are located right on the beach - although our room didn't have a view but we knew that before we booked.
The main complaint was that the room wasn't particularly clean and the decor could do with a bit of an update . Pretty much without exception everywhere else we stayed in New Zealand was spotless but on inspection (had to remove a plug from a socket behind the bed) the areas you couldn't see in this room were covered in a thick dust and had clearly not been cleaned for a long while.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Punakaiki Beachfront Motels offer newly refurbished quality West Coast accommodation right on the beachfront in Punakaiki. Well-appointed studio and family motel units all fully self-contained with hot plates, fridge, microwave, electric fry-pan, tea & coffee, convection heater, 42" flat screen TV with free-view, DVD and WiFi. Guest laundry, BBQ area and garden setting for all guests. Pets negotiable by arrangement. ... more less
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