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All reviews an easy stroll a lovely place to stay a great stay comfortable beds great location phil pillows motel nz host town shower accommodation
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Reviewed 20 August 2018

WOW, what a lovely place to stay, had one of the best sleeps there, very comfy beds. Lovely big rooms with all the amenities you need, smart TVs, seating,kitchenette, everything is new. It is also just a short walk to an interesting pub and some great mountain views, a short walk to town and the beach as well. The Owner/Managers are just amazing, super friendly and cook a great meal, a good yarn, and thanks for the Astronomy show.

Date of stay: August 2018
  • Trip type: Travelled on business
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Phil B, Owner at Stopforths Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2018

Thank you for the positive feedback glad you enjoyed your stay. Couldn't resist getting the telescope out with Mars Saturn Jupiter the moon and Venus all high in the sky something I do if conditions are right. Its easy this time of year when the sun sets so rarly.

Hopefully we will see you again some time.

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Reviewed 14 June 2018

On our March road trip , my husband and I pulled in at Stopforths and immediately felt like we were at home. Super clean, comfy bed, and great location. Phil and Sonja are incredible hosts.....Phil took my husband casting much to his excitement and Sonja blessed me with a bottle of Nz SB for the remainder of my journey. Will definitely be back to this amazing area with hopefully a longer stay at Stopforths. Aloha and Mahalo

Date of stay: March 2018
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Phil B, Owner at Stopforths Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 15 June 2018

Thanks for the great feedback. We had only just opened and these wonderful people from Hawaii were among our first quests. We didn't catch any fish that day we were after kawahai and spinning down by the river mouth.

Hope all is well in Hawaii that volcano is a bit unsettling?

Hokitika is a small town in the Mainland of New Zealand we are locals and proud of this and the little things matter to both of us. We put everything on the line to build the Motels and hearing they meet the expectation of quests makes it all worthwhile.

ave ko atua manaaki

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Reviewed 5 June 2018 via mobile

Great Quiet Location with view of Mountains in distance. Extremely clean and nice Room with Large comfortable Bed! The Host, Phil, made the stay as he was more than willing to go the extra mile and make sure to continuously make our stay nothing but the absolute Best! Would recommend this Place over and over to friends, families, Couples, Etc!

Date of stay: June 2018
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Phil B, Owner at Stopforths Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 7 June 2018

Thanks for the great feedback. Sonja was away and left me in charge and I kept up which is a relief!

May-September is the best time to visit us the mountains are full of snow and visible from the top floor. We built this place with couples in mind we aren't a cheap Motel but we have a level of quality modern features and location second to none.

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Reviewed 4 June 2018

This near new motel is just fantastic in all aspects. It is spotlessly clean with the most luxurious bed and in a quiet location. But what makes it extra special is the host, Phil who will go out of his way to ensure that your stay is perfect. Cannot recommend more highly!

Date of stay: June 2018
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Phil B, Owner at Stopforths Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 6 June 2018

Thanks Jill fantastic you guys enjoyed your stay and I look forward to seeing you next time.

Phil

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Reviewed 8 May 2018

The motel appears to be brand new and has a nicely equipped kitchenette. The room was quite comfortable and spotless. The owners are hands-on and as friendly as can be. It's a short walk to the shops of Hokitika. We did have problems with the wifi drifting in and out. And it would have been nice had there been a mirror in the room itself and not just the bathroom. But these are minor concerns, and overall we thought Stopforths was an excellent, quiet, clean, family-operated motel. We recommend Stopforths if you're visiting Hokitika

Date of stay: April 2018
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Phil B, Owner at Stopforths Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2018

Thanks for taking the effort with this review. Re wifi we have since had it checked professionally and a minor connection fault at a junction off the property has been fixed. Basically the fiber optic cable joint to the junction was dodgy. We don't charge for the wifi however it has 8 transmission points to aid coverage and cost a lot of money to set up. We also have smart tv's that are connected directly to the fast broadband now in hokitika since March this year.

234 users downloaded 174GB of data in April. We believe the issues you and one other raised are now fixed I've tested it in several of the rooms and it now works fine. The building is tilt slab concrete and this does make it challenging to get good wifi hence the number of transmission points.. Tiltslab has thermal sound proofing and safety factors that we felt were important. It cost a lot more to build this way..

Re mirror each studio has a mirror in the bathroom we juggled between the photograph in the rooms and a mirror and decided on the photographs by Stuart Nimmo of local scenes. We don't want the rooms to be cluttered but note your concerns. We were not aiming to be a typical Motel we started from the ground up to cater for the needs and comforts of the modern traveler.. .

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