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Awatuna Sunset Lodge

1209A Kumara Junction Highway, Awatuna, Hokitika 7882 New Zealand
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#1 of 2 B&Bs in Awatuna
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Awatuna Sunset Lodge is an adult-only luxury retreat. Elizabeth and Selwyn welcome you to rest, relax, rejuvenate, and be nurtured by the Wild West Coast. With backgrounds in hospitality, they know what it takes to turn a good stay into a great one and that’s what you will enjoy at Awatuna Sunset Lodge. Smoke-free and vape-free property, sorry no pets.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Beach
Fishing
Airport transportation
Adults only
BBQ facilities
Wifi
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Concierge
Outdoor furniture
Sun terrace
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
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Room features
Bathrobes
Seating area
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Private bathrooms
Kitchenette
Dishwasher
Flatscreen TV
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Microwave
Electric kettle
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
4.5 of 5 stars
Languages Spoken
English, Italian

Location

1209A Kumara Junction Highway, Awatuna, Hokitika 7882 New Zealand
Awatuna Sunset Lodge
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Marion Jackson wrote a review Mar 2023
Blenheim, New Zealand4 contributions1 helpful vote
Elizabeth and Selwyn were wonderful hosts. They went above and beyond to provide a memorable experience. The meal was very good fresh fish. There was an exciting amphibious vehicle that took us to the beach. We enjoyed the company of a French couple and a UK couple. Wish we could have stayed longer,
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Date of stay: February 2023
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Response from Elizabeth and Selwyn, Owner at Awatuna Sunset Lodge
Responded 4 Mar 2023
Thank you for the wonderful review Marion, it was our pleasure to meet and host you and Wayne. We agree, one night isn't enough, but as fellow Kiwis, I'm sure you will be back :-). We hope you enjoyed the rest of your travels, until next time. Cheers Elizabeth and Selwyn
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Ad H wrote a review Feb 2023
3 contributions1 helpful vote
What a wonderfull resort along the Tasman Sea a few minutes outside Hokitika. The room we had was so nice! And with a view is which was absolute fabulous. The owners ensure you have the time of your life. Excellent diner at your terrace and after diner a big romantic surprise. We do not tell but you will love it!!! An absolute place to visit when you are around Hokitika.
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Date of stay: February 2023
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Response from Elizabeth and Selwyn, Owner at Awatuna Sunset Lodge
Responded 1 Mar 2023
Thank you so much for your fabulous review Ad. We really enjoyed meeting you and Lydia and having you stay with us. We're glad you enjoyed your romantic surprise after dinner :-). Enjoy the rest of your holiday and maybe we will see you again sometime. Cheers Elizabeth and Selwyn
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James H wrote a review Feb 2023
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We had a great stay before the Coast to Coast race , very hospitable hosts , and a great ride on the amphibious in the evening. Beautiful setting on the west coast. Thanks for looking after us, all the best .
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Date of stay: January 2023
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Response from Elizabeth and Selwyn, Owner at Awatuna Sunset Lodge
Responded 13 Feb 2023
It was our pleasure, James, to host you and Jason, and are glad you enjoyed your stay. Thanks so much for taking the time to post a review. We hope Drew and Wes went well in the Coast to Coast. Cheers Elizabeth and Selwyn
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David V wrote a review Feb 2023
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You should NOT miss staying here for at least a night. It should have a six star rating. By far the best Guest House I have ever stayed at. Elizabeth and Selwyn make you very welcome, the ocean facing rooms are magnificent, comfortable, clean and well appointed. Elizabeth is a first rate cook so don’t miss out on the evening meal - fish of the day was excellent and breakfast included their own eggs. Beer and wine available to watch the sun go down and just the ocean to view.
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Date of stay: February 2023
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Response from Elizabeth and Selwyn, Owner at Awatuna Sunset Lodge
Responded 9 Feb 2023
David, it was lovely to host and meet you and Sheila. Thank you so much for posting such a fabulous review, we really appreciate your time. We're pleased you had a great stay and maybe one day we will get to your B&B in France, it looks beautiful. We hope you enjoy the rest of your amazing travels. Cheers Elizabeth and Selwyn
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Roving29543894041 wrote a review Feb 2023
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Our visit to the beautiful lodge right on the Tasman Sea started with a fun ATV ride to the beach with Selwyn. Then we had “Sundowner” wine and appies with our hosts and the other guests. Dinner and “breaky” were amazing.. Elizabeth offered us several of her homemade delicacies.. there was an egg shortage in New Zealand at the time, but no problem for us because they have over 20 chickens that lay fresh eggs on the premises! It was truly a unique and memorable experience!
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Date of stay: February 2023
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Response from Elizabeth and Selwyn, Owner at Awatuna Sunset Lodge
Responded 2 Feb 2023
We really appreciate you taking the time to post such a fabulous review, many thanks! We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay and all the little things we have to offer. Our chooks (chickens) are definitely earning their keep with the egg shortage and are part of our garden-to-plate philosophy so guests have the freshest, homegrown produce for breakfast and dinner. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your travels. Cheers Elizabeth and Selwyn
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Catey D wrote a review Jan 2023
Santa Barbara, California15 contributions13 helpful votes
Absolutely lovely experience. Beautiful setting, ocean view, relaxing, peaceful. Our hosts could not have been more kind, friendly, hospitable and helpful. There's lots to enjoy in the Hokitika area, wish we had stayed here longer. It was like a holiday inside a holiday.
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Date of stay: December 2022
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Response from Elizabeth and Selwyn, Owner at Awatuna Sunset Lodge
Responded 26 Jan 2023
Thank you so much for the wonderful review Catey. It was our pleasure to host you and Ken for a couple of days while you explored Hokitika. We're pleased you enjoyed your stay and loved that it was a 'holiday inside a holiday"; that is such a great compliment :-). Enjoy the rest of your travels through New Zealand and beyond. Cheers Elizabeth and Selwyn
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Curious08228033532 wrote a review Jan 2023
9 contributions2 helpful votes
Elizabeth and Selwyn provide exceptional hospitality and Awatuna Sunset Lodge is the perfect spot to rest, relax and refuel on the west coast of New Zealand. We had no idea that Elizabeth was an amazing chef - our dinners and breakfasts were some of the best of our entire month in New Zealand. They are gracious and warm hosts with lots of helpful information about can’t-miss places to visit, too. Don’t miss the complimentary happy hour! The location is right on the beach - something out of a dream. We literally had miles of beach to ourselves and slept to the sound of the surf out our sliding glass door. This place was one of the delights of our trip. We highly recommend them and their lodge!
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Date of stay: January 2023
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Response from Elizabeth and Selwyn, Owner at Awatuna Sunset Lodge
Responded 23 Jan 2023
Thank you so much for posting such a fabulous review, we're so pleased you enjoyed your stay. Many thanks too for the compliment on our food, I (Elizabeth) have a real passion for cooking and put my heart into my food. We have to agree with you about our location, after 3.5 years we are still in awe of our view. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your travel and maybe we will see you again sometime. Cheers Elizabeth and Selwyn
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Peter M wrote a review Jan 2023
3 contributions1 helpful vote
Absolutely fabulous. We really lucked out finding the Awatuna sunset lodge. Elizabeth and Selwyn were so kind, professional and welcoming! The room was fabulous and the meals were some of the best we had in the whole country. On top of that, the setting was world class! Wide open beach and one of the most picturesque sunsets ever! Not one to leave reviews, but the talents they share deserve to be recognized!
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Date of stay: January 2023
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Response from Elizabeth and Selwyn, Owner at Awatuna Sunset Lodge
Responded 21 Jan 2023
Thank you so much for taking the time to post a review Peter, it's even more special as you don't normally leave reviews. It was so nice to meet you and Susan and "the gang" and have you stay with us. We're also pleased you found and stayed with us and enjoyed your stay. Enjoy the rest of your travels, until next time. Cheers Elizabeth and Selwyn
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PoisonDwarf wrote a review Jan 2023
Banbury, United Kingdom188 contributions29 helpful votes
Lovely room with open views to the sea Hosts (Elizabeth & Selwyn) were fantastic and couldn't do enough to make our stay enjoyable/memorable with the trip along the beach in Radar really fab Elizabeth's food was excellent and made for a great evening, finished off with a relax in the hot tub star gazing out to sea Wished we'd stayed longer....
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Date of stay: December 2022
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Response from Elizabeth and Selwyn, Owner at Awatuna Sunset Lodge
Responded 16 Jan 2023
Thanks so much for the fabulous review. We're so pleased you enjoyed your stay and have taken memories of our wee little slice of paradise home with you. Thanks for staying with us! Cheers Elizabeth and Selwyn
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Ingela Q wrote a review Jan 2023
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We stayed a night at lovely Awatuna Sunset Lodge and had the best experience. Elisabeth and her husband runs the place and give the best service, serves lovely food, gorgeous coffee at the lodge facing the Tasman Sea.
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Date of stay: January 2023
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Responded 15 Jan 2023
Many thanks for your wonderful review Ingela. It was so nice to meet you and Magnus and have you stay with us. We're really pleased you enjoyed your stay and thanks for spreading the word about Awatuna Sunset Lodge :-) Cheers Elizabeth and Selwyn
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$295 - $357 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
New ZealandSouth IslandWest Coast RegionHokitikaAwatuna
NUMBER OF ROOMS
3
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