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Stopforths Motel

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30 Hall Street Look for Gold Dredge Bucket Near Entrance, Hokitika 7810 New Zealand
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
Updated 17/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 17/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#1 of 11 hotels in Hokitika
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Built in 2018 Complex featuring 13 studios and 2 apartments situated 400 meters from the center of Hokitika. Each room has a well-equipped kitchenette with fridge dishwasher and stovetop. Air conditioning in each unit and beautiful native NZ timber desks in the studios. Superb local photographs by Stuart Nimmo in each unit. New super king beds the best available. Studios 28 square meters apartments over 60 meters square. Mountain views from upstairs rooms. The best showers and bathrooms on the Coast with gas heated water for instant heat and superb Italian tiled bathrooms. Our rooms are soundproof with tilt slab construction and double glazing and have the best wifi available also smart TV's with Netflix. We are family owned a local family who have lived on the site since the 1860's. We have the best local knowledge and facilities in town. Situated on a safe private Section close to town and away from heavy traffic noise. We are Hokitikas best accommodation option.
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Jacqui M wrote a review May 2022
Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand2 contributions1 helpful vote
We were in Hoki for the weekend to run the Sth Island ultra, my husband, myself and our friend (support crew). We'd booked the 2 bed unit at Stopforths and Sonya could not have done more to help us. It was a very wet weekend and she happily obliged with ALL our requests - extra towels, Bunnings umbrella, late check out etc. She was brilliant! And the unit itself was everything we needed, warm, dry and relaxing after being out on the trails for hours in the wet. We would LOVE to stay here again when over that way, and will definitely recommend to everyone we know - thanks Sonya, you made our weekend, more than you probably realised.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Room Tip: Set back from the main road no sea views, but so quiet!
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Response from Phil Barker, Owner at Stopforths Motel
Responded 18 May 2022
Thanks for the review. Sonja does work hard to make it a good experience for all customers. Stopforths was her idea and she even designed the rooms etc. Repeat business if something we strive to achieve and we will continue to treat all our customers with courtesy and respect.
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Mark wrote a review Apr 2022
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Had a good two night stay here on our travels. Hokitika turned out to be a surprisingly great place, helped in part by Stopforths. The owners are extremely friendly and grave great recommendations on our arrival. The rooms are quite spacious and the beds are really night, probably the best sleep on the trip. Would definitely return if we are down that way again.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Response from Phil Barker, Owner at Stopforths Motel
Responded 12 Apr 2022
Thanks for the review and booking directly with our family owned business. It hasn't been easy and we appreciate your kind words. The main thing we want to put across is we are open for business and have the best accommodation in hokitika for the money. Built in 2018 by us we have Daikin heat pumps in each unit and sealy super king beds. All studios are 28 square meters in size and kitted out well.
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Izabell wrote a review Apr 2022
Auckland, New Zealand4 contributions1 helpful vote
We only stayed one night as we passed through on our Sth Island trip. The owners are so lovely and helpful with both the local area and information/advice on our next stop further on our trip, the bed was sooo comfortable we wanted to stay another night. Very clean and well equipped, Netflix was a bonus!. Spacious and welcoming, the fresh full cream local milk ws a real treat!! We can't recommend this place enough if you are travelling through Hokitika. Of all the places we stayed on our Sth Island adventure (some 5 star accomodation included) we rated this the highest. we will be back
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Response from Phil Barker, Owner at Stopforths Motel
Responded 8 Apr 2022
Thanks for the review its been a struggle but we believe in quality accommodation and nothing has changed. Sonja and I designed and built the place all our rooms are quality nothing is cheap and nasty. We need business over autumn and winter to stay afloat. Always book direct and contact us directly if you can to book :)
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OnAir734792 wrote a review Mar 2022
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We stayed 2 nights. Very clean and comfortable room. Had absolutely everything we needed. Bed super comfy. The best shampoo & conditioner ever!! Host was really welcoming and knowledgeable. Central to everything. Would definitely stay here again.
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Response from Phil Barker, Owner at Stopforths Motel
Responded 30 Mar 2022
Thanks for the review some people out there believe in standards .......
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John Emett wrote a review Feb 2022
1 contribution1 helpful vote
Fantastic room, clean and comfortable. Great bed. Friendly owners we couldn't rate this place high enough 🙂 . Close to town centre, but still very quiet. Very helpful with information on the local area. John and Moana
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Phil Barker, Owner at Stopforths Motel
Responded 12 Apr 2022
Thanks for taking the time to do a review of Stopforths. Being locals and knowing Westland is a big advantage and we believe in customer service. Our rooms were designed by us and are modern and all are high quality.
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Heather T wrote a review Feb 2022
Ohope, New Zealand13 contributions4 helpful votes
we arrived here mid afternoon, and it turns out the owner's sister lives not far from where we live (only in NZ!!), the room was lovely and clean, with a great shower.. also the bed was soooo comfortable. excellent service and the owner was super friendly and helpful.
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Date of stay: February 2022
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Response from Phil Barker, Owner at Stopforths Motel
Responded 14 Feb 2022
Thanks for taking the time do a review. Yes its a small country New Zealand that Ohope connection was hard case! All our units have great superking beds with sealy mattresses absolute top notch fitouts. Mediocrity abounds in accommodation we did this right and represent by far the best value in the business.
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Denise wrote a review Dec 2021
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Our Moa Tour was welcomed with a great chat about the history of Stopforth. Very friendly owners. Our room was very clean, well aired and spacious, with an extremely comfortable bed....so much so, that we asked what type it was. Sensible room layout for easy access to everything. Decent sized shower with plenty of good towels. Thanks for the wonderful stay.
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Date of stay: December 2021
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Room Tip: I'm sure all rooms would be as well appointed as ours. It's extremely quiet at night.
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Response from Phil Barker, Owner at Stopforths Motel
Responded 30 Dec 2021
Thanks for taking the time to do a review. There is a super king bed with a sealy mattress in each unit. Quality accommodation and service is what we believe in. We both designed and operate Stopforths and pride ourselves in the standards we work hard to maintain. All studios are 28 square meters in size and designed for a comfortable stay with aircon great bathrooms, Kitchenettes and beds. You get what you pay for at Stopforths.
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PebbleNZ wrote a review Oct 2021
Wellington, New Zealand106 contributions48 helpful votes
We stayed 2 nights during a tour of the South Island. Picked here due to the reviews & they are very accurate. Great place to stay - just a short walk out of the town centre. Really clean & grey studios. The Smart TV with access to Netflix & more was a real bonus. Really friendly & helpful reception.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Phil Barker, Owner at Stopforths Motel
Responded 31 Oct 2021
Thanks for the review. Our family owned business is here to stay and we have no intentions of letting the standards slip.
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Paddy S wrote a review Oct 2021
Richmond, New Zealand2 contributions2 helpful votes
Well my wife and I have just completed quite a long trip down the west coast and then onto more of the south we decided not to book anywhere and just follow our noses, we came across the Stopforths Motel, what a welcoming reception we got, spotlessly clean room that had everything we needed, it ended up being the most comfortable stop of all the places we stayed at on our trip, we will be back soon. Thanks Stopforths. Paddy and Bev.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Phil Barker, Owner at Stopforths Motel
Responded 18 Oct 2021
Thanks for taking the time to do a review. Times have been a bit lean and its good to start getting some kiwi travelers staying with us.
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IKESTER1960 wrote a review Jun 2021
Christchurch, New Zealand7 contributions4 helpful votes
Every aspect of the stay was outstanding The unit I slept in was very clean and tidy The special part of my stay were the owners They were so friendly and accomodating It deserves a 10 Perfectly located with a 5 minute walk to shops, bars and cafe
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Phil Barker, Owner at Stopforths Motel
Responded 22 Jun 2021
Thank you for taking the time to do a review. Discerning business travelers like you who appreciate quality accommodation make it all worthwhile. Our rooms are properly soundproofed, have a desk and chairs and are spacious and modern. They all have heat pumps and quality super king beds.
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US$95 - US$111 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
New ZealandSouth IslandWest Coast RegionHokitika
NUMBER OF ROOMS
15
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Frequently Asked Questions about Stopforths Motel
Which popular attractions are close to Stopforths Motel?
Nearby attractions include Wilderness Gallery (0.6 km), Hokitika Beach (0.7 km), and Bonz 'N Stonz Carving Studio (0.6 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Stopforths Motel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and airport transportation.
Which room amenities are available at Stopforths Motel?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Stopforths Motel?
Guests can enjoy breakfast and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Stopforths Motel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Stopforths Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Hokitika Sandwich Company, Gatherer Wholefoods & Bar, and Kitchen Hokitika.
Does Stopforths Motel have airport transportation?
Yes, Stopforths Motel offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Stopforths Motel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.6 km away from the centre of Hokitika.
Is Stopforths Motel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.