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The Rocks Chalets

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Montana
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at the Rocks Chalet for 3 nights and used it as a base for hiking in the area. The unit was pleasant, spacious, clean, quiet, and set off the main road. We enjoyed the king bed, nice bathroom with supplies, and the small front porch with a table and chairs where we sat outside for happy hour on...

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Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 April 2017

These chalets were well positioned to provide privacy with there own patio and surrounds. Shower was great and overall standard was exceptional. Close to town. Great for someone who wants some rest and relaxation.

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Chris C, Owner at The Rocks Chalets, responded to this review

Hope to see you back soon.

Missoula, Montana
Reviewed 8 January 2017

We spent two nights at the Rocks Chalet and loved it. Each room is very private and we had our own little patio. It was clean, very room and a nice place to stay. The reception folks were friendly and helpful as the signed for our bags which had gotten delayed.

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Westport, New Zealand
Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

A last minute decision had us land in the honeymoon suite. Very well appointed and a great space. The outside bath was a great feature and a great way to spend the evening. Plenty of privacy at this one and a very relaxing stay... close to town too.

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Chefie007, Owner at The Rocks Chalets, responded to this review

Last minute decisions can be the best

Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 10 December 2016

The best feature of The Rocks Chalets is the way in which individual chalets are separated and set into a unique setting of karst rocks. The chalets are generous and tastefully furnished. Our bed was comfortable. We looked out into a private and peaceful dell, with a watercourse at the base, and surrounded by the afore-mentioned rocks and a variety...

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Chefie007, Owner at The Rocks Chalets, responded to this review

Thanks for your nice comments we had just gone through a wet patch so was hard to get to the grounds but they are looking stunning now.

Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 6 December 2016

This is what you get when the motelier gets it RIGHT. Nice chalets with lots of room and all the mod cons. Not fancy but clean tidy and everything works. Set amid stunning natural rocks BIG ONES!) and the grounds even have their own cave. Owners super friendly and helpful and they give you an actual small bottle of milk...

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Chefie007, Owner at The Rocks Chalets, responded to this review

Thanks guys really appreciate your nice comments

Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 3 December 2016

We recently spent 2 nights in the Fantail cabin at The Rocks. Loved it. If you're more accustomed to 5 star accommodation the first sight of the fairly dated cane furniture might be off-putting but don't panic.... I can't recommend this place enough. It's a fairly quirky set-up in that you haven't got a kitchenette as such in your room....

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Chefie007, Owner at The Rocks Chalets, responded to this review

Thanks for your feedback we are glad you enjoyed our place and it's good to remind everyone potentially booking with us that we have no kitchens in our units we supply tea and coffees making facilities plates, crockery and an outside BBQ as explained on all website we are linked with.

Newport Beach
Reviewed 24 November 2016

We loved staying in our spacious cabin at Rocks Chalet. After a hectic 12 days of touring, we came here on our own as we explored Golden Bay and Wharariki Beach. We and enjoyed the peace and quiet and seclusion, the very comfortable lodgings, and handy laundry facilities. Adding to the quiet getaway mood, we bought salad fixings and a...

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Chefie007, Owner at The Rocks Chalets, responded to this review

We appreciate you taking the time to review the rocks and are glad you enjoyed your stay

Upper Hutt, New Zealand
Reviewed 21 November 2016

Quiet, private, funky, unique. Comfy bed, great choice of mood lighting, Impeccably clean, wonderful friendly and helpful service, we were so impressed and delighted, we are planning to book in for an entire week in March (2017). The perfect place to get away from busy city life and the stresses of working long hours. Highly recommended.

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Look forward to seeing you in march Thank you

Edwards, CO
Reviewed 19 November 2016

We stayed two nights in Takaka and Rocks Chalets was wonderful. Had to change arrival due to earthquake a gale force winds in Abel Tasman. Pat was so kind to help us rearrange after a stressful couple of days. We had a lovely quiet time and she and Chris were terrific to recommend hikes and local restaurants. Ask for Fantail...

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We hope to see you back soon.

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Accessible rooms
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Parking
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Rocks chalets offer 5 one bedroom affordable private island style chalets each with their own en suit bathroom, patio and garden, and 1 two bedroom family unit with private deck. The chalets have been built amongst the large Karst rock formations, which dominate the four-acre award winning gardens. Commanding breath-taking views of Takaka and the surrounding hills. Just minutes from beautiful beaches and all that Golden bay has to offer. The Rocks is perfectly located, within walking distance of Takaka township and sandwiched between two national parks. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Rocks Chalets

Address: 2086 Takaka Valley Highway | Tasman, Takaka 7110, New Zealand (Formerly Eatery on the Rock Motel)
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Nelson-Tasman Region > Golden Bay > Takaka
Price Range: $153 - $226 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Rocks Chalets 3.5*
Number of rooms: 6
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Eatery On The Rock Hotel Takaka
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