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Hastings, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

We just love this place. The rooms are spacious and comfortable with close access to the beach. The attractions of the blow hole and scenic walk are within walking distance if you don't mind hills!! The restaurant serves very good food overlooking the beach. This time there was a coach party in that made the restaurant a little noisy, but...

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Castletown, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Delighted with our room until we checked out the bathroom - door handle falling off and the towel rail was coming away from the wall too. Admittedly it got fixed when we complained but for the cost of staying here would have thought that the rooms would have been checked over before being available. Also decided to have breakfast in...

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Bovey Tracey, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This resort is average. We had a Eco lodge which was comfortable and had a balcony. However it had no air con. With a myriad of biting sand flies we had to sleep with the balcony door closed and a fan on all night, as it was a warm evening. The views are amazing but you cannot enjoy the location...

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Mount Juliet, Tennessee
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

This is a fairly isolated hotel complex of rooms that overlook the Tasman Sea on the west coast. On the plus side it is beautiful setting with stunning sunsets. Each unit has a view of the ocean. They have a bar and restaurant which also are great places to observe the roaring surf and sunsets. On the negative side. There...

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Manteca, California
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

Our room was clean and after we aired it out it was cool on a hot day. The beds were ok (one twin the other single. The bathroom had a good shower but minimal counter space. Irritating internet ( you have to keep signing in. Outlets were few. Food in the restaurant was just average. So why the high ratings?...

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Overall we were disappointed with our stay at this hotel. The room was clean and location fantastic but we felt there were trying to be something they aren't - an upmarket hotel with a fancy restaurant. We recommend you eat up the road at the cafe which contrary to what their trip advisor page suggests, do actually open for dinner....

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Reading, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed staying here. Staff were helpful and friendly and the room clean and well looked after with great ocean views. I had the Thai Green Curry followed by Creme Brûlée and coffee. Both were excellent. The Pancake Rocks are an easy walk of 5 min from the resort.

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Roswell, Georgia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were there on Christmas Eve, 2016. The rooms were nice, but were just adequate in terms of space. We had a nice view out onto the ocean. For Christmas Eve dinner, we first went to the resort's bar for drink time. Our seats there were fantastic looking out onto the ocean. Then, our dinner at the restaurant was excellent....

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West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Location, location and location - can't beat it. Weather absolutely fabulous the evening we arrived. Our group rooms on ground floor near the beach so had great views and sounds of the waves. Had a wonderful lamb meal in the restaurant with balcony floor to ceiling windows open. Beers and wine costs same as everywhere else we've stayed. Breakfasts a...

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chicago
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely beachfront view with a door that opens onto the water - sound of crashing waves was wonderful. The location is in the rainforest and near a very interesting nature reserve, well worth the trip. The room itself is spacious, very basic and spotlessly clean, with an electric kettle, microwave and refrigerator, and since it rained the entire time we...

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Jacob W, Guest Relations Manager at Punakaiki Resort, responded to this review

Dear mary612, Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback and your positive comments relating to our location, spacious rooms, cleanliness and staff. We take on board your comments regarding mattress firmness and while we understand we can not appeal to all guests with one particular mattress type we will be making sure that the beds are not...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
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About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Accessible rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
  • Self-Serve Laundry
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Situated on the wild West Coast, 30 minutes north of Greymouth and 300m south of the famous Pancake Rocks and Blowholes, the Resort is surrounded by the Paparoa National Park and only metres from the beach. Floor to ceiling windows in the Waterline Restaurant and Bar mean you can admire the gorgeous sunset while dining on local West Coast food.Few places in the world can offer such comfort so close to the wild action. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Punakaiki Resort

Address: State Highway 6, Punakaiki 7873, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > West Coast Region > Punakaiki
Price Range: ₹ 6,435 - ₹ 18,836 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Punakaiki Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 61
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“All rooms look over the ocean”
 of 5 bubbles annebL372KS, 20 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Get a room with air con if they have any”
 of 5 bubbles 90RichardT, 19 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Ocean view rooms have a small balcony that is quite nice”
 of 5 bubbles mary612, 25 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Choose upper floors, ECO lodge top floors great”
 of 5 bubbles GandalphCoventry, 24 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Second floor”
 of 5 bubbles Murray_1066, 12 Jan 2017 | Read review
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