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Pohara Beachfront Motel

10 Tennyson Street, Pohara 7183 New Zealand
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#3 of 3 hotels in Pohara
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)
Breakfast in the room
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Laundry service
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Sun terrace
Self-serve laundry
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Private beach
Flatscreen TV
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Kiwitraveller1983 wrote a review 2 Apr
Auckland Central, New Zealand102 contributions77 helpful votes
Husband and I stayed in one of the beachfront units for 4 nights. I knew that there is a public walkway in front of the units which goes along the beach - so not overly private, but the view was worth it. Pros: Fantastic view of the beach and really close to it New carpet and recent painting noted Good size unit Comfortable bed and couch Walking distance to cafe, pub, shop Very quiet while we were there Cons: Bathroom is a bit dated, shower is quite small and the toilet is in a little alcove so might be a tight fit for larger people Appliances likely to need replacing soon The owner was friendly; I gave him some feedback about a few things we noted in the unit that needed attention which he took note of and was grateful for the feedback Overall, I think it is a wee bit expensive at $200 a night for what you get - but then you are paying for the location/position of the unit.
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Date of stay: April 2021
jessiev25 wrote a review Feb 2021
Christchurch, New Zealand546 contributions64 helpful votes
Tried to get a beachfront view but sold for the nights we wanted to stay despite booking 6 weeks early. Stayed in 2 bedroom unit, being unit 3. This was an older style unit, had been gradually renovated over the years, Sunshade / bug blinds on all windows which was appreciated. Used unit’s kitchen facilities to prepare most meals as stay coincided with level 2 short lockdown. Used onsite laundry facilities.
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Date of stay: February 2021
wellyburgh wrote a review Jan 2021
Wellington, New Zealand94 contributions31 helpful votes
Our third stay here and it remains a firm favourite, mainly due to excellent location right on Pohara beach. Starting to look a little worn in places, but units are charming, quiet, well appointed and comfortable. Cafe, a takeaway and a pub/ restaurant all within walking distance. Beach is fantastic, very shallow and good for children.
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Date of stay: January 2021
Andrew G wrote a review Dec 2020
Auckland, New Zealand162 contributions102 helpful votes
My wife and I have already spent six weeks on a road trip around the South Island and have just spent four days in unit 11 of this motel (a beachfront unit) which we booked based upon the details shown on their website and tripadvisor reviews. When we arrived we discovered that there is a public walkway/cycleway between our unit and the beach. The unit has plenty of large windows providing stunning views across the expansive sandy beach which gave us very pleasant easy access to walks. It was clean, tidy, and well presented with a new looking carpet fitted throughout, a comprehensive kitchen, suitable furnishings and a comfortable bed. The bathroom was small, very basic and in need of an update, although everything functioned adequately. The TV channel choice was rather more limited than we had been used to on our travels. Pohara is in a spectacular location in Golden Bay and the weather was very good when we were there. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and the cost at $180 per night was very good value for money
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Date of stay: December 2020
Julia wrote a review Aug 2020
14 contributions1 helpful vote
We stayed in unit 4 and thought the room was fresh clean and tidy. The walk up the steps was planted well with natives which we thought overseas tourists would appreciate even bird life seen there. The whole complex was so tidy paint fresh plants trimmed. The view and proximity to the beach was AWESOME
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
Response from Pete Herron, General Manager at Pohara Beachfront Motel
Responded 1 Sep 2020
Thanks for the great review, Glad you enjoyed you stay.
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US$76 - US$119 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
New ZealandSouth IslandNelson-Tasman RegionGolden BayPohara
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Frequently Asked Questions about Pohara Beachfront Motel
Which popular attractions are close to Pohara Beachfront Motel?
Nearby attractions include Wainui Falls Track (5.2 km), Rawhiti Cave Track (5.3 km), and Labyrinth Rocks (4.6 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Pohara Beachfront Motel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and laundry service.
Which room amenities are available at Pohara Beachfront Motel?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Pohara Beachfront Motel?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Pohara Beachfront Motel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Pohara Beachfront Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Roots Bar, The Wholemeal Cafe, and Takaka Infusion’s Street Life Cafe.
Is Pohara Beachfront Motel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.3 km away from the centre of Pohara.
Are any cleaning services offered at Pohara Beachfront Motel?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Does Pohara Beachfront Motel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.