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Pohara Beachfront Motel

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Enjoy the perfect seaside holiday at our Beachfront Motel, located right on the beach and set in the heart of a beautiful seaside village. A popular destination to base yourself while you explore the wider Golden Bay area.Comfortable Units and a relaxing atmosphere combine to ensure a truly enjoyable holiday.Wake up to the sound of the seas, swim at the safe beach, walk the beach to cafes, restaurants, bars, golf course and general store and soak up the stunning scenery. 8 Units offer great seaviews across to Farewell Spit, and all with cooking facilities and private bathrooms. Large grassed barbeque area, herb gardens and guest laundry, provide everything needed to enjoy Golden Bay.
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Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Laundry Service
Non-Smoking Hotel
Self-Serve Laundry
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Family Rooms
Non-Smoking Rooms
Refrigerator in room
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We stayed here for two nights, what a lovely place. Very spacious and attractive decor. Excellent wi-fi. The beautiful sandy beach was just meters away, glorious for an early morning or an evening walk. So close that we took our mugs of coffee out and sat on the beachside
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What a great place to stay. Tidy clean and quite just what you need on your honeymoon. Been to farewell spit today and just need to chill and we found the perfect place. Would come back if we ever come back
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Response from Pohara-Motel, General Manager at Pohara Beachfront Motel
Responded 3 Sep 2018
Thanks for your feedback.
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This motel was located on beautiful Pohara Beach so you certainly couldn't fault the location. We had a unit that looked out to the water, which was fantastic however the layout of the room didn't take full advantage of the stunning view. The room was quite small and compact
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We stayed 2 nights in a beachfront chalet.It was well presented, clean, tidy and had a lovely outlook over the beach.Free WiFi with unlimited data was excellent. Only comment is that there's limited hanging space in wardrobe due to hot water service being in wardrobe.However
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Response from Pohara-Motel, Manager at Pohara Beachfront Motel
Responded 24 May 2018
I'm glad you enjoyed your stay, and thank you for taking the time to write a review.
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We spent three wonderful nights at the Sandcastle. The hosts could not have been more helpful and welcoming. Steve’s pizza night was a real bonus! We thoroughly enjoyed meeting our neighbours for a couple of hours. The units are rustic, but clean, comfortable and well equipped
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Response from Pohara-Motel, Manager at Pohara Beachfront Motel
Responded 30 Apr 2018
I think this review may be placed under the wrong accommodation, we are Pohara Beachfront Motels
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Pohara Beach from the Seaview rooms
Pohara Beach from the Seaview rooms
Pohara Beach from the Seaview rooms
View rightward from unit 11
View leftward from unit 11
Hi Cathi, Thanks for your enquiry. Nelson is about a two hour drive from Pohara. You go over the Takaka Hill which is a winding road, but sealed. Look forward to hearing from you :)
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"Units near the main road can be a bit noisy with passing trucks."
"Would recommend the beachfront units as they seem a bit larger and have the lovely views over the beach."
"Cars zoom round bend behind Unit 9 so can be noisy"
"If you would like to see the sea ask for unit 10 or 11 as they are the closest but all others great as we have been in others"
"All of them - so close to the beach."
US$93 - US$144 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
New ZealandSouth IslandNelson-Tasman RegionGolden BayPohara
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