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Punakaiki Beachfront Motels

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

lovely old beachfront cottage. this was a 2 bedroom cottage and very warm. very close to the beach and native bush. could walk to the tavern and do a beach walk. went out for breakfast at the café which is opposite the pancake rocks. very good food and was open on a public holiday.

Thank Maree W
Bengaluru, India
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were a family of 4 & stayed at the cottage which is the 2 bedroom suite. There is construction happening right next to the cottage and the roads to the office were closed when we attempted to locate the motel. I agree with the earlier reviews that while it's next to the sea, there is no view whatsoever of...

Thank anisekar
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The room was quite spacious with a king and single bed, dining table, two couch chairs and a kitchenette. Once the wifi was reset, it worked well. Bed was comfortable. Punakaiki is a very small town with only a tavern and cafe. We stayed here after a long drive from Blenheim to the west coast. This motel was a good...

Thank Supers_2
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Near beach as well as rocks . The accommodation was a very spacious cottage with a garden round it and a line to hang our washing on. Unfortunately it had been neglected with ill fitting doors and a shower and separate toilet which needed updating to ensure safety .Convenient for access to pub. and the lovely pancake restaurant which we...

Thank WendyfromEngland
Kolkata (Calcutta), India
Reviewed 1 week ago

Its next to the sea but the view is blocked by an embankment and there seemed to be some construction activity in the vicinity. There is no beach. Rooms were a bit run down but spacious. There were a few spiders and other insects in the room. The lady at the reception seem very flustered as she checked us in....

Thank sanjoy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Spent one night on this beautiful coastline on way to catch train in Greymouth. The accommodation was spacious and comfortable and wifi was reliable. Only minor issue were cooking smells which remained despite all windows being open. We walked to a nearby tavern for dinner in the evening which was very enjoyable. There's lots to visit around this area and...

Thank AnroGlasgow
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via 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 16 March 2017

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 14 March 2017

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 20 February 2017 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

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  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Internet
  • Paid Wifi
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  • 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: $154 - $274 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Punakaiki Beachfront Motels 3*
Number of rooms: 6
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“Blow holes are a little disappointing, but rock formation cool!”
177leslieg, 29 Jan 2017 | Read review
“the farther north you pick, the closer to the beach.”
926cm, 29 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Stay longer out of school holidays and walk to pancake rocks (prepare own food )”
MartyDownunder, 8 May 2016 | Read review
“No rooms have sea views.”
Pgjoh, 19 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Don't bother”
Denverbroncoalan, 28 Jan 2016 | Read review
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