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Punakaiki Beachfront Motels

02/04/2017 03/04/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

The motels were easy to find off Mabel St. The owner was very welcoming and friendly, she gave some good advice about what time to visit Pancake Rocks. Our family unit was pretty spacious, beds were big and the place was neat and clean on arrival. Kitchen was a little dated but perfectly functional for our needs. There was dedicated...

Thank Mark M
Reviewed 1 week ago

A lovely two bedroom cottage at a good price with an awesome view from my room! Roger gave us a fab welcome with tips what to see, walks etc. Cottage around 100 metres from the sea, and added bonus a short walk from the tavern with good beer and meals. The whole area is beautiful, so glad we found this,...

Thank LadyDi1322
Cotopaxi, Colorado
Reviewed 1 week ago

The motel is adjacent to the Tasman Sea and the sunrise and sunsets are great. There is a glow worm cave within walking distance of the motel. The room was nice and comfortable, but the shower was a little tricky to use. There is no air conditioning and no window screens. This is sand fly country, so bring lots of...

Thank Ron T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our group had two rooms, each would hold many more people than we had. Accessing the driveway into the motel is rather difficult to find but once there, no problem. There is a big sea wall of big rocks between the location and the beach and I feel that you understand why the location would not exist without the seawall....

Thank Andyb999999
Reviewed 29 January 2017

Great little cottage facing the Tasman Sea Coast, and on the back, Paparoa NP! Sun again! Nice accommodations; very private, and close to town and sites! Flowers are beautiful! Another good hike! Another great host!

Thank Leslie G
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

The Beachfront Motel in Punakaiki was very tricky to find - why don't people sign things properly. Don't turn into the driveway where the sign hangs, because that's not it. Drive past the sign to where the road ends at the pile of dirt, then turn left. It takes you past a lot of rubbish and dirt and you'll think...

Thank Renee H
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

We stayed in the "Cottage" as we were travelling with my aged mother The Cottage was a very typical "kiwi Bach" Very clean and well equipped We used the laundry which was good The beach is wild and wonderful Sadly no view from the Cottage Would definitely stay again

Thank stegeb
Fresno, California
Reviewed 2 January 2017

This hotel was right next to the ocean. There is no view of the ocean but you can hear the waves. The area was nice and quiet and spacious. There was a lot of room inside the cottage. It was also clean. A great place to get away.

Thank lzzc
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 19 October 2016

Australian travelers. Large apartment. Big full size kitchen. No actual beach views but it's a 30 second walk. No need to get the "beach front apartments" as none can see it! Save some bucks. Incredibly scenery.

Thank Mr_Happy_Chappy
Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

This is a quaint shack perfectly located between the high cliffs and the raging West coast sea. It is the perfect place to switch off technology and reconnect with family and ones self. So many things to do around the area that we wished we stayed an extra night. Would highly recommend self catering as the tavern is the only...

Thank Tracie1974

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  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Free Internet
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
  • Paid Wifi
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Internet
  • Paid Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
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 

Additional Information about Punakaiki Beachfront Motels

Address: Mabel Street | PO Box 66, Punakaiki 7873, New Zealand (Formerly Punakaiki Cottage Motels)
Region: New Zealand > South Island > West Coast Region > Punakaiki
Price Range: ₹ 7,140 - ₹ 13,625 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Punakaiki Beachfront Motels 3*
Number of rooms: 6
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“the farther north you pick, the closer to the beach.”
 of 5 bubbles 926cm, 29 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Stay longer out of school holidays and walk to pancake rocks (prepare own food )”
 of 5 bubbles MartyDownunder, 8 May 2016 | Read review
“No rooms have sea views.”
 of 5 bubbles Pgjoh, 19 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Don't bother”
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