Granted that this site does have a great Seaview. But that’s about it. Appreciate it’s an old psychiatric hospital, but the sites full of decaying buildings, poor facilities and a real feeling of disgust. $75 NZ dollars for one night powered campsite - what a joke. Would have had to think twice about staying here even if it was free. Strongly suggest you avoid and visit one of the other holiday park campsites nearby which are much nicer and cheaper!
Seaview is an old psychiatric facility which has been converted into a lodge. The main building has large rooms furnished with vintage art and furniture, clean and cozy. The second building is more of a backpacker style accomodation, could use a bit more TLC...altogether an interesting and unique place to stay the night. Located up on the bluff overlooking the town and ocean, great sunsets, glow worm dell nearby.
We had the best time here! Stayed in a campervan, absolutely beautiful views and 5 min walk from glow worms! We had a lot of fun exploring the asylum which is open to campers to shower and cook! We pretended we was in a horror film! Amazing experience highly recommended!! If you have stayed here in a camper connected to the electricity please let us know if you have experienced odd electrical issues at the site, and going on for a few days after? (We had the van checked no issues at all) We had no explanation other than paranormal activity! During the night our battery was up and down, the lights kept flickering bright and dull, the kids fell out of bed twice and their covers come off then twice! To this day - 4 weeks later we have had nothing since! We were not scared....! Just baffled to why this all happened! Please share your experiences if this has happped to you! X Ps spooky doll is in the asylum ! X…
Site consisted of decaying buildings which were reminiscent of an institution. We arrived at Hokitika on a busy weekend so most campervan sites were booked out. The individual who took our booking showed an indifferent attitude. The kitchen was crowded with residents who left a mess. The facilities - toilets, showers, were old and barely maintained. Doors could not be locked. The grounds were wet from rain and a couple of vans became bogged.
We stayed at this place on a very busy weekend, we didn't realise that the wild food festival was on and it was grossly overcrowded. There was a pokey, dirty kitchen with people everywhere. We found 3 showers and 3 toilets in the whole place and the doors to the ones we used did not lock. It was clearly a medical or psychiatric facility a long time ago but there was dry rot in the buildings and an odd smell. The manager was reasonably friendly when we rocked up and paid but there did not seem to be any staff supervising. Worst night of our trip.