We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Great Stay - Despite the weather”
Review of The Rocks Chalets

Best prices for -
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 6 more sites!
The Rocks Chalets
Ranked #3 of 4 Hotels in Takaka
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed March 6, 2012

We stayed at the Eatery for 3 days in Mid December during the worst rain Takaka had experienced for over a 100 years and yet we still have fond memories of our stay. Despite the weather we felt safe and secure in our very comfortable unit while Pat kept us up to date with the weather conditions and flood reports. We ate twice in the restaurant and on both occasions the quality of the food was exceptional - Thanks Chris! We hope we get the opportunity to stay there again and enjoy this lovely location in the sunshine.

  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank Sue H
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Management response:Responded July 11, 2012

We can not guaranty the exciting weather on your next stay
Thanks Chris

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review
Reviews (140)
There are newer reviews for The Rocks Chalets
See the most recent reviews
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language

111 - 117 of 140 reviews

Reviewed February 23, 2012

What a wonderful, tranquil place! We stayed for 4 nights in a lovely private apartment looking out on the garden. Breakfasts outside on the decking listening to the birds was wonderful. In all we saw 9 different species of birds, and on the last evening were visited by an inquisitive hedgehog! Evening meals in the restaurant were excellent, and the staff unfailingly pleasant & helpful. Don't rush away, stop for a few nights & let the peace seep in!

  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank TomD186308
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Management response:Responded July 11, 2012

We feel privileged to live and work here
Thanks Chris

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed February 8, 2012

Just wanted to say how much we enjoyed our stay here. Pat and Chris made us very welcome and we had the most wonderful self-contained apartment -very private with a lovely view towards Takaka. We also enjoyed a delicious dinner in the adjoining restaurant, cooked by Chris. Pat even took our dry washing off the line and folded it all for us and was very helpful over a problem with some telephone calls to the UK. A really relaxing stay in a wonderful part of New Zealand.

  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank hazel J
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Management response:Responded July 11, 2012

Hope to see you back again soon
Chris

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed January 7, 2012

Thank you for your hospitality and Chris accepting our menu changes and wanting very dead steak. we had great service and meals every night thank you very much

  • Stayed: January 2012
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank wenalda
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
chrisGoldenbay, Owner at The Rocks Chalets, responded to this reviewResponded January 17, 2012

You pay for it we cook it to YOUR liking see you again.
Chris

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed December 20, 2011

WOW!! What more can I say. We arrived at the Rock in a whirlwind, whilst traveling the country working. Could not have stayed at a more relaxing place. The service that we received from Chris and Pat was by far above and beyond what we were expecting. They accommodated our needs and looked after us so well that it really did feel like a 'home away from home'. After eating out in the town the first day, we thought we'd try the restaurant at the rock. Needless to say, the food matched the service and we spent the rest of our stay looking forward to the next meal. As we found, Chris has quite a talent in the kitchen, and was more than happy to make meals for us that weren't on the menu. I must say though, no matter what I ordered, nothing compared to the 'Pork Loin - with home made apple sauce and fries. A must have off the menu. The room we stayed in was secluded and very private. We were able to sleep with doors and curtains open, which when you are from a big city, is bliss. Can not wait till the next time I am back down that part of the country. Will be back to the Eatery On The Rock for sure.

Room Tip: I miss the Tui room
  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled on business
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank DFontaine
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
chrisGoldenbay, Owner at The Rocks Chalets, responded to this reviewResponded December 22, 2011

Thanks for your kind words
Chris

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed November 13, 2011

Beautiful, natural surroundings with private, quiet chalets. The restaurant serves delicious food and the hosts are friendly and attentive whilst leaving you with all the peace and quiet you are after. Highly recommended when anywhere near Takaka.

  • Stayed: November 2011
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank Lishlishlish
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
chrisGoldenbay, Owner at The Rocks Chalets, responded to this reviewResponded December 22, 2011

hope to see you soon
Chris

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed November 10, 2011

My work as Member of Parliament for the WestCoast Tasman Electorate involves me in constant travel from Takaka to Haast. Over the last six years I have frequently stayed at Eatery on the Rock Motel whmen in this part of the electorate.The consideration that the Hosts, Pat and Chris extend to guests is exemplary, from the time of arrival till departure. The restaurant service and menu is one of the best I have enjoyed in a region which is not short of good hospitality. The motel units are comfortable, private, and a clever design. The gardens are tranquil, spectacular, and a perfect setting for a wind down in the evening, and for a bracing start each day.

  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled on business
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank Chris A
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
chrisGoldenbay, Owner at The Rocks Chalets, responded to this reviewResponded December 22, 2011

All the best for 2012
Chris

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Takaka
10.7 mi away
Adrift in Golden Bay
Adrift in Golden Bay
#2 of 4 in Takaka
175 reviews
4.5 mi away
Ratanui Lodge
Ratanui Lodge
#1 of 3 in Pohara
263 reviews
12.1 mi away
Awaroa Lodge
Awaroa Lodge
#2 of 2 in Abel Tasman National Park
350 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.4 mi away
Mohua Motels
Mohua Motels
#1 of 4 in Takaka
151 reviews
15.7 mi away
Kimi Ora Eco Resort
Kimi Ora Eco Resort
#1 of 1 in Kaiteriteri
397 reviews
4.1 mi away
Pohara Beachfront Motel
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to The Rocks Chalets? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about The Rocks Chalets

Address: 2086 Takaka Valley Highway | Golden Bay, Takaka 7110, New Zealand (Formerly Eatery on the Rock Motel)
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Nelson-Tasman Region > Golden Bay > Takaka
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 4 Hotels in Takaka
Price Range: $94 - $156 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Rocks Chalets 3.5*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Rocks Chalets offers 5 open plan private chalets each with their own en suite bathroom and patio, set amongst scenic karst rock formations. Each Chalet has a toaster, jug, cutlery, cups, plates, a fridge and a BBQ. Just a short drive from the beautiful beaches and all that Golden Bay has to offer. The Rocks is ideally located 800 metres from Takaka township. ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Hotels.com, Booking.com, Priceline, Travelocity, Orbitz, Cheap Tickets and Hotwire so you can book your The Rocks Chalets reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Eatery On The Rock Hotel Takaka
The Rocks Chalets Takaka, Golden Bay, New Zealand

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing