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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed here after travelling across to Greymouth in the Transalpine Train. Located not far from the famous Pancake Rocks this place was fantastic. Our studio was perfect with a nice balcony at the back with views over the bush and a view across to the impressive beach from the side of the motel. There was a good kitchen and... More 

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PaparoaParkManager, Owner at Paparoa Park Motel, responded to this review

Thankyou for your review we are really please you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to see you again some day, Kind regards, Justin and Allanah More 

2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

No hot water for bathing, as the electricity for hot water break down, can't even wash face as the water is freezing, called the owner and inform them, they indicate will get electrician to repair next morning, told them I will check in the morning if we can bath and they acknowledge. Next morning , no one answer the call... More 

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PaparoaParkManager, Owner at Paparoa Park Motel, responded to this review

Hi Mrs Ting Ting Gooi, I again apologise for the hot water issue, i was unable to get the electricity line men out during the night as they only work in daylight hours but they did manage to fix the problem the next afternoon which was somewhere between here and Greymouth, Also i am sorry you couldn't reach me on... More 

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68 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were 3 families in a group of 8 and put up in 2 units. The units are large, quite well stocked with coffee/tea, Crockery, pans and other basic necessities! The only issue was the bigger unit in which 2 of the families were had only 1 bathroom but it was hardly a major one. We arrived quite late in... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 June 2016

Awesome spot to explore the coast. We stayed in studio one where we were treated to sea views, a weka visiting out the front and a minute walk to a small glow worm grotto, amazing! Everything we needed to cook for ourselves on the two night stay, warm and cosy and hosts that were happy to help :)

1 Thank Sheens0787
Perth, Australia
1 review
Reviewed 13 April 2016 via mobile

Strangest place we stayed during our NZ trip. No sign of management and they didn't answer phone when we arrived at 5pm, still no one at 6 and no one answering door at manager's quarters so checked ourselves in, as the office was open and we had prepaid. More guests arrived and same again, helped other guests check in. Bedside... More 

Thank jadedn
Christchurch, New Zealand
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3 reviews
Reviewed 31 March 2016

We were 2 couples staying for 3 nights over Easter and the Pancake View cabin #6 was just perfect! It's a stand-alone typical Kiwi Bach with lots of space, a full kitchen with everything, large lounge/dining with plenty of comfy seating and a huge TV. The layout is perfect for 2 couples as the separate toilet and a door separating... More 

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62 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2016 via mobile

My husband, friend and I stayed at this wonderful motel while we were visiting the pancake rocks and blowholes in punakaiki, South Island,New Zealand. It is beautifully situated for getting to the site. I didn't think to take pictures of the hotel itself, but it is located on the promontory behind the rocks in this picture. PPM is run by... More 

Thank Nancy A
Wellington, New Zealand
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8 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2016 via mobile

This was a great place to overnight on a trip up the coast. Clean and tidy and our unit was even better than the photos on the website. Comfortable beds and a good shower (although the bathroom floor got wet). We forgot to visit the glow worms - so will have to go back. Very handy to the Rocks. Recommended.... More 

Thank BM60
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12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2016

We only stayed overnight, but had the Bush House which is in a secluded spot behind the reception office. It is a lovely location, very peaceful and at night the view of the stars was magnificent. The room is well equipped with utensils etc. The only possible drawback for some is that the third bedroom is outside the other two... More 

Thank Birdboot99
Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2016

This was our second stay here in 2 years. The rooms had been redecorated and modernised. Everything was very clean and we loved the brand new pillows and pretty bedding.We had good kitchen facilities with hot plates, microwave and fridge. There were fresh flowers in the room and we were made very welcome by owner Justin. The setting is very... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Set in quiet coastal bush environment, overlooking Punakaiki Pancake Rocks and near Paparoa National Park one of New Zealand's treasured locations. On State Highway 6, a perfect location between Nelson & Glaciers, to walk native rainforest & rugged beaches.Spot native birds, particularly black petrels, wekas, wood pigeons and tuis, then after dark visit the glow-worm grotto. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Paparoa Park Motel

Address: 4136 Coast Road | Punakaiki, Punakaiki 7873, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > West Coast Region > Punakaiki
Price Range: $157 - $186 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“Studio One had a great view out to the ocean!”
 of 5 bubbles Sheens0787, 7 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Unit 6 "Pancake View" is perfect for 2 couples or family of 4.”
 of 5 bubbles Eve_E122, 30 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Bush house is secluded but more expensive. Other rooms are side by side in a block.”
 of 5 bubbles Birdboot99, 15 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Wifi didn't work well even though it was offered so prepare for peace and quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles foodandtravelisfun, 7 Feb 2016 | Read review
“The studio units overlook the beach. The smaller units have no views.”
 of 5 bubbles 367john, 2 Feb 2016 | Read review
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