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Newport Beach
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved staying in our spacious cabin at Rocks Chalet. After a hectic 12 days of touring, we came here on our own as we explored Golden Bay and Wharariki Beach. We and enjoyed the peace and quiet and seclusion, the very comfortable lodgings, and handy laundry facilities. Adding to the quiet getaway mood, we bought salad fixings and a... More 

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Chefie007, Owner at The Rocks Chalets, responded to this review

We appreciate you taking the time to review the rocks and are glad you enjoyed your stay More 

Upper Hutt, New Zealand
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

Quiet, private, funky, unique. Comfy bed, great choice of mood lighting, Impeccably clean, wonderful friendly and helpful service, we were so impressed and delighted, we are planning to book in for an entire week in March (2017). The perfect place to get away from busy city life and the stresses of working long hours. Highly recommended.

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Look forward to seeing you in march Thank you More 

Edwards, CO
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed two nights in Takaka and Rocks Chalets was wonderful. Had to change arrival due to earthquake a gale force winds in Abel Tasman. Pat was so kind to help us rearrange after a stressful couple of days. We had a lovely quiet time and she and Chris were terrific to recommend hikes and local restaurants. Ask for Fantail... More 

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Chefie007, Owner at The Rocks Chalets, responded to this review

We hope to see you back soon. More 

New Plymouth, New Zealand
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Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

We stayed for two nights at the Rocks Chalets and thoroughly enjoyed our stay, the ambience of the chalets in the rocky setting was superb, we stayed in the fantail chalet, and enjoyed the outside bath, it was extremely relaxing, very quiet, and very clean, we would not hesitate recommending to stay here, a really beautiful and serene place indeed.... More 

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Thanks guys hope to see you back soon. More 

New Zealand
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10 reviews
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Great place for a night or a few in Takaka area. Location is good - close enough to town but far enough out. Good driving distance from Pohara, Wainui Falls, Rawhiti Cave, Farewell Spit and whatever else takes your fancy in Golden Bay. Owners friendly and welcoming and the resident chickens are the same! Chalet (I was in Tui) is... More 

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Thank you for taking the time to review our place More 

Nelson, Nelson, New Zealand
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14 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2016

Absolutely rapt we discovered this place. The hostess was lovely and helpful and the chalets absolutely spotless!!! Lovely spacious room and bathroom with the most amazing birdsong and garden views We will be back, thank you so much for the wonderful experience :)

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Boston
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15 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2016

Traveled March 2015 & forgot to write review of this unique place. The Tui Chalet was very nice, comfortable & roomy with space to relax & catch up at the table. Basic essentials for self-cater but we only spent a night & had a great dinner at the restaurant.

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Chefie007, Owner at The Rocks Chalets, responded to this review

Thanks for your review we have closed the restaurant since your last visit but there are plenty fo good places to eat and I am working at one. More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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118 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2016

Stayed here Sunday evening last week. Very comfortable and warm chalets with comfortable bed. Close to Takaka, outside bath and very private accommodation. Will be staying here again next time I am in town.

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Thank you we look forward to seeing you soon. More 

Wellington, New Zealand
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 July 2016

A nice private Chalet with a quiet peaceful outlook, Last of the sun catches the patio setting. Very comfortable bed with plenty of bedding. Great hot shower which was a plus as this is where most places fall down. A short drive into Takaka town.

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Hope to see you back soon maybe try the outside bath. More 

North Blenheim, New York
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13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 June 2016

We were upgraded to the Fantail Chalet with its outside bath - it was just awesome - they have bubbles ready and a candle and made it very romantic. There was also robes and slippers supplied for when you hop out - we were there in June and it was freezing but oh so lovely in the bath with the... More 

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Our coustomers rock too thanks for your nice comments More 

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Rocks chalets offer 5 one bedroom affordable private island style chalets each with their own en suit bathroom, patio and garden, and 1 two bedroom family unit with private deck. The chalets have been built amongst the large Karst rock formations, which dominate the four-acre award winning gardens. Commanding breath-taking views of Takaka and the surrounding hills. Just minutes from beautiful beaches and all that Golden bay has to offer. The Rocks is perfectly located, within walking distance of Takaka township and sandwiched between two national parks. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Rocks Chalets

Address: 2086 Takaka Valley Highway | Tasman, Takaka 7110, New Zealand (Formerly Eatery on the Rock Motel)
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Nelson-Tasman Region > Golden Bay > Takaka
Price Range: $180 - $240 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Rocks Chalets 3.5*
Number of rooms: 6
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Eatery On The Rock Hotel Takaka
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“All rooms seem very private”
 of 5 bubbles Harry7264, 26 Aug 2016 | Read review
“All the chalets are private and set apart from each other but the Fantail is the only one with the outside bath”
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