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Te Nikau Retreat

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11/06/2017 12/06/2017
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Kochi (Cochin), India
Reviewed 6 March 2017

We stayed in the hideaway cottage which was setup snugly in the bushes. The common facilities are excellent and they do have a kitchen which packs essential stuff (not free; but with reasonable donations). The beach is just a 10 minute walk away and is an excellent place to spend an evening (beware of sandflies though). The pancake rocks are...

Thank Anoop84
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

If you visit pancake rocks, I highly recommend staying at Te Nikau retreat. It's a peaceful place set amongst the native bush very close to the beach. Such an idealic setting in such a quiet/peaceful place. Unfortunately we missed out on a cabin with a bathroom however our little cottage was warm and comfortable. The kitchen and common areas are...

Thank Sonja112
Towcester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 February 2017

It was a real shame we were only here for one night as this hostel has it all. wonderful atmosphere, great kitchen and facilities and clean rooms. Staff very helpful and beack 10 mins walk. Hopefully we will return one day!

Thank Alison O
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 14 February 2017

I wonderful feel about the houses. They were all separated and each very different from the others. Set up was excellent. Roomy, private and surrounded by rainforest and ocean. A place you must experience.

Thank Rockson1956
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

We have been on the road now for over 5 months and Te Nikau will be one of our most memorable stays for several reasons. The location is absolutely stunning, in the middle of a forest but short walk to one of the most breathtaking beaches I have ever seen. The houses are clean, cosy & have great communal areas....

Thank Sarah B
Hanoi, Vietnam
Reviewed 8 February 2017

We had one night booked in the Tui room, but decided to head there a day early and it wasn't available so we switched to the new room that's above Mamuka Cottage (I can't remember the name now) for 2 nights. So glad we both extended our stay and switched to a room with a view! The studio exceeded expectations,...

Thank Burntwood
Takaka Hill, New Zealand
Reviewed 30 January 2017

What a spectacular place to rest & use as a temporary 'home base' to explore the Punakaiki coastline from! Truman Track is a 'must do' while visiting here & is an easily accessible way to experience the delightful beach just below the venue. A wide range of prices offers comfortable accommodation options for the budget conscious to low levels of...

Thank arohaqi
Perth, Australia
Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

Really enjoyed my one day and night at the Te Nikau retreat. The place is seperated into a number of self contained houses scattered very privately throughout the rainforest. Not like any place I had stayed before. It is a short walk from a beach to chill out and enjoy the sunset (no swimming, though). And as a bonus, all...

Thank igipopa
Reviewed 23 January 2017

This was our 3rd accommodation during our 2 month NZ road trip. We stayed for 3 nights. Te Nikau is quite a unique place and your experience depends on which unit you pick. Mamaku Cottage is a self contained unit located the closest to the main road and I would describe it somewhere between a backpacker's unit and a motel....

Thank Stephen-audiosplitz
Reviewed 12 January 2017 via 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...

Thank Mike H

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  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
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 available for sale. FREE UNLIMITED WIFI is available in all rooms of the retreat. 3kms north of the Pancake Rocks, sign on main road Motel - Homestay - Backpackers indicates turn off. Book your Intercity Bus to the Truman Track (TRT) and you'll be only meters away from Te Nikau. ... 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: $51 - $88 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Te Nikau Retreat 2*
Number of rooms: 9
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“We chose a room with all private facilities”
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  • View from our cabin in the forest
Rome_at_Easter, 22 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Highly recommend the hideaway lodge”
723laurenf, 11 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Must try the hideaway cottage if available.”
Anoop84, 5 Mar 2017 | Read review
“We had a room in the main house where the kitchen was which was ensuite and very comfortable”
alis0n0, 27 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Book well ahead of time during Summer!”
arohaqi, 29 Jan 2017 | Read review
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