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Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

We stayed for 3 days in the Te Reru lodge and found the accomodation clean and comfortable (With an ensuite). It is however shared accomodation and has more of a backpacker feel to it. Don't be discouraged by this as the kids loved it! It was great to interact with people and the fresh muffins and bread made in the...

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Denver, Colorado
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in a private bungalow, right off the Truman Track (which is a must do! 15 min hike from road to beach). Very basic, but had all the necessary kitchen supplies and clean bathroom. There are maybe 5-10 bungalows, all spread out in the jungle. Feels very secluded although not far from road/beach. Lots of wildlife and birds to...

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Sydney
Reviewed 1 week ago

4 of us stayed in Kowhai Cottage. It is a cabin wiht basic facilities in a beautiful bush setting. We had a good size verandah. Unfortunately, it was too cold to enjoy it. I wonder how often is it warm enough to be sitting outside. The kitchenette was quite basic. You wouldn't want to do any cooking there. It served...

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Tel Aviv District, Israel
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The accommodation in Punakaiki is in a native coast bush , only 3 kms of the Pancake Rocks.you can walk through the rainforest to the beach. Its a self contained accommodation.relaxing place with a wee shop that has bread and muffins .

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Brace yourself. This is not a hotel in the city center. It is a community in the middle of the forest. The laundry is public and not free. There is a shop in the kitchen that is almost cheaper than the best supermarket. The beds are comfortable, the rooms are clean. The only electrical thing in the rooms is a...

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Thornhill, Canada
Reviewed 9 December 2016

The place is easy to find with GPS, close to Truman Track and Punakaiki; a stay that was one of the highlights of our New Zealand holiday. There's quite a lot to do in the surrounding area, something for everyone. Casey our intrepid host upgraded us to a chalet from the Stargazer – a basic hut with a window in...

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Reviewed 8 December 2016

Such an unusual place! Get the coach to drop you off at Truman track, and then it's a 5 minute walk to reception. The accommodation is made up of several self- contained huts. The backpackers accommodation is shared with two other double rooms (which were empty when I stayed), with a kitchen, huge living area and record player, so fantastic...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

I loved this place! Even though it is next to the motorway, it really does feel you are isolated from the world, in a rainforest next to the beach. The hotel is basically 10 cottages (some bigger than others) distributed around a track with beautiful trees, lamps and a pond. I stayed in the Hideout cottage which had a veranda...

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New Zealand
Reviewed 22 November 2016

i love this place, I always stay here when I go down the west coast. Heaps of character, the dorm rooms are amazing its really magical staying in amongst the rainforest. they also bake bread muffins in the morning and you can buy some basic supplies form the honesty shop in the kitchen, this is great as you can get...

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Darlington
Reviewed 18 November 2016

We stayed here for two nights in the quirky 'star gazer' accommodation. We have found this difficult to review, so have opted for pros and cons: Pros A range of unique accommodation in native forest The star gazer room is set away from other accommodation so is truly peaceful The room has a double bed, bedding and a hot water...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Unique hostel with all home comforts, lodges and cottages nestled in the native rainforest. Excellent place to relax ~ restore ~ explore. Beautiful beaches,river walks, horse trekking, kayaking close-by. Bread/muffins baked daily for sale. Wifi available at an extra cost ($5 for 24hs Unlimited). 3kms north of the Pancake Rocks, sign on main road Motel - Homestay - Backpackers indicates turn off. Book free pick up in advance only off Intercity coaches for 12.30pm or 3pm please be waiting outside the visitor information centre. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Te Nikau Retreat

Address: 19 Hartmount Place, Punakaiki 7873, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > West Coast Region > Punakaiki
Price Range: ₹ 2,321 - ₹ 5,666 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Te Nikau Retreat 2*
Number of rooms: 9
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