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Stopforths Motel

30 Hall Street Look for Gold Dredge Bucket Near Entrance, Hokitika 7810 New Zealand
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#1 of 6 motels 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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Free parking
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast available
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Non-smoking hotel
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kenty wrote a review Feb 2024
Boston, United Kingdom687 contributions348 helpful votes
Great stay, rooms excellent and recently refurbished by the look of them excellent towels and bed linen. Very comfy indeed. Location is perfect, 10 min walk to town down a quiet side street. Good value for money and has laundry. Bathroom and room very clean and smart.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Journey45359712766 wrote a review Dec 2023
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Was going to stay here until the owner decided to abuse me online over a difference in pricing I found a nice place for $40.00 better so we stayed there. This person is not a good advertisement for the Motel industry and I would think twice about it.
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Phil Barker, Owner at Stopforths Motel
Responded 3 Jan 2024
This person has never stayed at Stopforths and falsely claimed they could book the room $40 cheaper than the rate I set.
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John Alistair W wrote a review Dec 2023
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Easy to find :a stroll from town for jade shops etc. Decent room: easy parking on site. Most people in Hokitika are on way somewhere else: we were too but this was fine for an overnight stop in motel type place
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Date of stay: November 2023
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Room Tip: You will need a rain coat: it rains a lot in Hokitika
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Response from Phil Barker, Owner at Stopforths Motel
Responded 16 Dec 2023
thanks for taking the time to do a review
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ellen wrote a review Dec 2023
Pacific Grove, California14 contributions4 helpful votes
Totally recommend the Stopsforth Hotel! The pristine units could not be cleaner, so well appointed or more comfortable! We are thrilled to be here in this fabulous town at this incredible “motel”!! Originally had the night booked in Greymouth since we take The Alpine Express tomorrow at 200pm. We were told Hokitika is “the place to be” and they were SO right! After a bit of a delay with the taxi - we met with John who checked us in. He is a pure delight, showing us on the map where to go and what to do! What a fantastic welcome we received in a place that’s so convenient to town. We feel so comfortable here with a fabulous hot tub!! As well you get a fridge, microwave , utensils etc. to help you feel more at home!! Being mid trip we are so grateful for all these conveniences! Thank you again John and everyone else who made this hotel so perfect!! Our trip to New Zealand has been stellar!!
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Convenient in every way
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Responded 12 Dec 2023
thanks for the review. Glad John our son did so well. Will pass on the feedback to him. Thanks.
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Edward L wrote a review Dec 2023
Sydney, Australia3 contributions2 helpful votes
Stayed at a handful of motels on our trip to NZ and this was the pick of the bunch. Nice sized room with a good large bed and nice pillows (slept well). The shower had good water pressure and the bathroom, as well as the room, was very clean. Room had a stove top and related things if you wanted to cook (we did not). Thought the milo was a nice touch and enjoyed that in the morning. Owner is a nice fellow who was helpful with things to do in and around Hokitika.
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Phil Barker, Owner at Stopforths Motel
Responded 12 Dec 2023
Thanks for the review. We believe in quality and try hard to maintain the highest standards.
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Donna C wrote a review Oct 2023
Ballina, Australia50 contributions21 helpful votes
We were very happy with our room at Stopforths. We were warmly welcomed and once again thanked for booking direct with them. The room was spacious, very clean and newly refurbished. The kitchenette was even fitted with a dishwasher. A much more hygienic option in my opinion. The bathroom was well appointed with a decent sized shower and lovely bathroom products. The king size bed was very comfortable and the room was quiet and dark. We had a great sleep. We were an easy walk into town fir dinner. We found a great bar to sit and watch the sunset over a couple of drinks. Our room was on the ground floor with parking directly outside. There was a plenty of space for our luggage inside the room too. This is a great option in Hokitika and we highly recommend it.
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Date of stay: October 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Phil Barker, Owner at Stopforths Motel
Responded 12 Dec 2023
thanks for the review. We designed those rooms ourselves a new take on what a good Motel should be :)
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PaulWhitehead-Blair wrote a review Aug 2023
Cumbria, United Kingdom137 contributions112 helpful votes
A nice hotel, just a few yards from the town centre and beach. What a great find! A very warm welcome on a very wet day! We were shown our room which compared to many was plenty large enough for the two of us. Spotlessly clean, with a very comfortable bed. We had a good nights sleep in a silent room. We were travelling down the West coast and only had time for one night in Hokitika, but I think we chose one of the best places to stay. Thank you all at Stopforths.
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Date of stay: August 2023
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Response from Phil Barker, Owner at Stopforths Motel
Responded 31 Aug 2023
Thanks for the review. We believe in quality accommodation designed the place ourselves. This matters to some people in this industry.
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Dixiemum wrote a review Apr 2023
Warkworth, New Zealand56 contributions8 helpful votes
Fantastic hosts !! Very friendly and so accommodating !! Thoroughly recommend. Room clean / comfortable and very well appointed . Everything we needed and more . Close to town centre for dining out and the beach. Breakfast set us up for the day of bike riding.
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Date of stay: April 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 8 May 2023
Thanks for the review quality matters to us and we enjoy hosting weary cyclists.
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JanetB20102013 wrote a review Apr 2023
Livingston, New Jersey145 contributions84 helpful votes
Lovely quiet family owned and run, small hotel. Rooms are very comfortable and functional, w/ full kitchenettes. Good location to explore the town (nothing is far); homemade goodies for breakfast a very nice touch. Very welcoming. Ask for a tour of the glowworms!
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Date of stay: March 2023
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Room Tip: We were booked through a tour company so cannot comment on value.
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Responded 16 Apr 2023
Thanks for the review appreciate the feedback etc
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Pene wrote a review Apr 2023
Paraparaumu, New Zealand4 contributions
An amazing place to stay. Super friendly , obliging hosts. Spotlessly clean. Modern, light and airy. Super comfy beds with luxurious bedding. Very well equipped kitchen. Totally recommend this motel.
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Date of stay: March 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Phil Barker, Owner at Stopforths Motel
Responded 11 Apr 2023
Thanks for the review. Stopforths was built to raise the standards to where we felt it should be modern and comfortable. The beds are superking with sealy mattresses nz made in all units.
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$198 - $302 (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 laundry service.
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, Fat Pipi Pizzas, and Stumpers Bar and Cafe.
Is Stopforths Motel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.6 km away from the centre of Hokitika.
Are any cleaning services offered at Stopforths Motel?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Is Stopforths Motel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.