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“bit run down but good place”
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Punakaiki Resort
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Punakaiki
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Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

I would say that considering punakaiki is like a small town and well known for the pancake rocks and blowholes, this place is actually good for a one night stay... we stayed at the second floor room with balcony and it was relaxing we could hear the crashing of the waves at night. Had an early check out at 0740am and went to pancake rocks without any crowds it was pretty special without all the tourist bus i actually enjoyed it more... ate pancakes at rock cake, we were the first customers so waiting time xx perfect place for 1 night but maybe not more than that

Stayed: September 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 22 August 2017

Spent a night at the Punakaiki Resort on a road trip to Queenstown. The property is pretty isolated, but the coastal views are impeccable and the staff is super friendly. The room was comfy, but dated and the bathroom was a little moldy.

  • Stayed: September 2016, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 19 August 2017

The Punakaiki Resort has been built between ocean and highway. We had a 'basic' room with ocean view. Most of these rooms have a small terrace where you can smell the see. Our room had no terrace but we had an extra window ...
It was really too warm in the room !
Fortunately we did not have to stay in a room with 'garden' view because these rooms are really a bit too close to the road ...
We were a bit disappointed by the quality of the meal : the soup was very good but the rest of the meal was just about average. The main course, lamb, was 'cooked' and not good at all.
We recommend a short visit to the ... men's toilet ... You will definitely 'smile' !
All-in-all an acceptable stay but it should be possible to turn this place into a real gem.

  • Stayed: December 2016, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 14 August 2017

Spent two nights here while exploring the spectacular coastline of western South Island. The grounds are landscaped to resemble a tropical island setting - many kinds of ferns, palms and flowers. Our room was across the highway and not directly on the beach, but we had a more scenic view of the coast and the main lodge than if we had had a beach side room; plus there was an underground tunnel walk that got us back and forth to the beach and lodge in a few minutes. Spacious rooms with great beds, a luxuriously designed bathroom, and sliding glass doors opening onto viewing balconies. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed: April 2017, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

One of the best places we stayed in nz. We stayed in the main lodge with a roaring fire and a really homely feel to it.

They have a track for a 10 minute walk to the beach (same beach as the truman track).

The only thing that nearly ruined my whole experience was the absence of coffee...then i remembered that i am british and there was free tea.

Great place.

Stayed: August 2017, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Punakaiki Resort

Address: State Highway 6, Punakaiki 7873, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > West Coast Region > Punakaiki
Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Punakaiki
Price Range: $140 - $360 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Punakaiki Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 61
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated on the wild West Coast, 30 minutes north of Greymouth and 300m south of the famous Pancake Rocks and Blowholes, the Resort is surrounded by the Paparoa National Park and only metres from the beach. Floor to ceiling windows in the Waterline Restaurant and Bar mean you can admire the gorgeous sunset while dining on local West Coast food.Few places in the world can offer such comfort so close to the wild action. ... more   less 
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