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Ashburton, New Zealand
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7 reviews
Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

It used to be an old rural school, and based on the price don't be surprise with the old place. However you can find everything you need here, everything is well maintained except that it looks old. We had both of the cabins, because I had my parents with me which they are not so an outdoor person to stay... More 

Thank ChoonGuek
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10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

Very happy with our stay! Being winter the campground was very quite! We didn't use any of the facilities provided but our site was right on the beach and away from the main area! Wifi was only $2 and was accessible in the site which was a huge plus!

3 Thank Nikayllaaa
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43 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 May 2016 via mobile

I stayed in a 2 bunk cabin although it was just myself. It was cute and cosy with a TV, fridge, toaster and kettle. The main area in the house had a fully equipped kitchen and large dining and lounge area which was a lovely space. The owners were very nice and friendly. Lovely park and definitely recommended.

Thank Kelly P
Antwerp, Belgium
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210 reviews
91 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 May 2016

A few km north of Greymouth, off SH6. A busy old lady keeps an eye on everything that happens at this camp. The grounds are right at the seaside. The lower part is for tents and caravans, the higher part at the north side is for campers. Several places have an excellent view over the sea, with some rocks in... More 

Thank Touché and Guy V
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25 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 April 2016

My husband and I stayed here for a week to take photos of the sea stacks at a beach about 15 minutes drive away. We stayed at a powered site for a couple of nights and in a cabin. This is definitely not a shiny, new holiday park, but it has charm. The kitchen has cooking equipment and utensils for... More 

1 Thank Rachel L
Charlevoix, Michigan
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485 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2016 via mobile

The town of Greymouth has nothing going on and the holiday park there has no view. So headed north and checked out the Rapahoe Bay Holiday Park. The facilities are fine. The view from the ocean front powered sites are nice. The owner well, she's kinda crabby. She reminded me of my grand mother. Note to owner. Your in the... More 

Thank Upnorthtransplant1
holidaypark, Front Office Manager at Rapahoe Bay Holiday Park, responded to this review

Yeah you're right - I can get crabby with campers, I must remember to put up with their rudeness and dirty behaviour in a more pleasant manner, been doing this for over 40 years, so no doubt need a rest. Oh did it occur to you I might gave been unwell, recovering from major surgery on my hip, There's always... More 

New Plymouth, New Zealand
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7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2016 via mobile

I'm my opinion this is probably a top Place for overseas tourist who would possibly like the uniqueness of the place, myself not so much. Very much run down and the showers in the dining area is a bit strange. I thought it was overpriced considering what we paid in other locations for better facilities. The owners/management seemed pleasant enough... More 

2 Thank colinsV5337IS
holidaypark, Front Office Manager at Rapahoe Bay Holiday Park, responded to this review

Some of this is fair criticism, the rest is subjective nonsense. The alternative to the showers being at one end of the lounge is no showers at all as Council will not allow any building with 100 metres of the sea, a condition they imposed only a few years ago, and which we have had to circumvent to some extent... More 

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Vicuna, Chile
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7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2016 via mobile

Lovely old school house but the hosts were drunk and grumpy. Were told we had to pay for electric site as no non electric sites left then they put the next people in a non powered site. Lovely spot though. Also full of German backpackers who were everywhere. No hot water in toilets and only 3 showers for at least... More 

2 Thank Thomas G
holidaypark, Front Office Manager at Rapahoe Bay Holiday Park, responded to this review

I don't drink, so as one of the hosts I resent this. If there were no more non-powered sites left, and we only have a few tent-only sites, then it is the customers choice as to whether they take a powered one or not -no-one forces them to stay. It is entirely possible that the people on a tent site... More 

Level Contributor
28 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2016 via mobile

Rapahoe is a lovely little place approximately 10 minutes outside of Greymouth. Lovely beach with cool rocks and crashing waves. Well worth it for the beach alone! The campground was quiet and pleasant to stay in. Though it was like stepping back into a 1930's school house, it was beautifully kept with extremely clean and functioning facilities. Nothing flash at... More 

1 Thank Jimmy J
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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32 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2015 via mobile

Lovely little campground right in front off the beach, we had a powered site where we could see (and hear) the ocean. We loved it! Sites are a bit small and facilities a little out dated but this place have character. Definitely enjoyed our stay here, place feels warm and authentic. Everything is sparkling clean and owners are really friendly.... More 

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  • Free Parking
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  • Beachfront
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A small quiet camp on the edge of a beach with sheltered sites and some with sea views. Swimming at beach and in on-site pool. Powered and tent sites sheltered with hedges, all usual facilities - limited units by way of on-site caravans and cabins all with freeview TV and fridges, kitchenette supplies, bedding for hire. Centre of the West Coast, adjacent to national park, walking tracks close by. Volleyball, badminton and children's playground with sandpit. Kitchen equipped with microwaves, stoves, pots and pans. Main hall has dining and lounge areas with books, magazines and darts. Laundry has two large washing machines and two dryers. Showers are free. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Rapahoe Bay Holiday Park

Address: 10 Hawken St | Rapahoe, Greymouth, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > West Coast Region > Greymouth
Number of rooms: 13
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“With a camper, go to the upper part in the back for the best sea views”
 of 5 bubbles Zoentje, 23 May 2016 | Read review
“Sleep away from the sea unless you find the tide sound ok.”
 of 5 bubbles 543northandwest, 4 Aug 2015 | Read review
“You can always pick a site further away from the beach if the waves bother your sleep.”
 of 5 bubbles SharronT346, 12 Apr 2015 | Read review
“Park on the lower sites where there is more privacy and you're not at the mercy of the cold and wet in bad weather.”
 of 5 bubbles julia7da96, 12 Dec 2014 | Read review
“Ask for a powered site.”
 of 5 bubbles 878Anna, 22 Feb 2014 | Read review
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