This must be one of the best locations on the Wild West coast of NZ South Island. Perched above, and with immediate foot access to, a typical west coast shingle beach, each of the four suites has a great outlook over the ocean and the sound of ocean swells (muted if you keep the windows closed) hitting the shore is a rhythm we loved.
Our suite had a comfortable queen bed, a sitting area with large windows over looking the bay and access to a shared deck with seating. We had a very large, clean, bathroom with shower but no bath. The TV is small, wall mounted and the channel options are limited - not that it concerned us - that's not why you come here.
There is a large guest lounge with library and bottled wine for sale.
We had access to a guest fridge, drying rack (yes it rains here) and ironing board.
Jan is a superb hostess, welcoming, friendly and informative. There are many walks, short and long, in the area and she is full of information about them - she also lent us a book on NZ plants when we said we had trouble identifying the local flora. There is a cooked breakfast, eaten at a large communal table, included in the price.
Breakers is about 15km from Greymouth, but there is a character-filled local pub with a reasonable menu. There are many dining options in Greymouth.
We are one approaching the end of a lengthy tour of the South Island and, comparing this to out her places we have stayed, recommend it very highly. We stayed two nights but would happily have doubled this as a base to explore more of the region.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Absolute beachfront location overlooking the Tasman Sea on the Punakaiki coastline - 14kms north of Greymouth and 30kms south of Punakaiki, West Coast of New Zealand. Set on 2 acres of native bush and landscaped gardens, all rooms have great sea views, ensuite bathrooms and outdoor deck or balcony access. Private track from property to access remote Nine Mile beach for beach walks, waterfall and rock pools. Breakfast included in room rate and optional in-house dining menu available until 7pm including local beer and wine. Warm hospitality with great local knowledge. Sit back, relax and enjoy the fantastic sea views and fall asleep to the sound of the breaking waves. Come share our slice of paradise. ... more less