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Paparoa Park Motel

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Set in quiet coastal bush environment, overlooking Punakaiki Pancake Rocks and near Paparoa National Park one of New Zealand's treasured locations. On State Highway 6, a perfect location between Nelson & Glaciers, to walk native rainforest & rugged beaches.Spot native birds, particularly black petrels, wekas, wood pigeons and tuis, then after dark visit the glow-worm grotto.
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Property amenities
Free Parking
Non-Smoking Hotel
Room features
Non-Smoking Rooms
Refrigerator in room
Good to know
Great View
25Room tips
Traveller rating
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  • English
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Four years after our first stay at this motel we just had to make a second stop during our recent tour of the South Island. The motel has recently changed hands but is still up to the same standard that we knew. We had Beach View apartment which has stunning views back along
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Quiet (just the sound of the waves to help you drift to sleep), beautiful view, well organised. It was perfect for spending the night before visiting the pancakes and blowholes at Punakaiki! The bathroom was very tiny but we still managed.
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I was slightly disappointed with this motel, probably because after seeing the photo's my expectations were high. When we were checking in a man came into the office and interrupted me, I expected the owner to tell him to wait or at least apologise to me, but he just dealt with
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Response from PaparoaParkManager, Public Relations Manager at Paparoa Park Motel
Responded 3 Apr 2018
Hi Twig, I am glad you rated us highly for the Beautiful View, nobody can deny that! I believe it is one of the best views I have ever seen (which was why I bought the place) I'm sorry if some of the photos were incorrect, I welcome feedback and would like to correct any misleading photos. I also apologies for the other Guest interrupting you (yes, I remember), that group were particularly challenging and outspoken but I felt they would cause more comotion if not dealt with swiftly. Now. overgown! This is the "Jungle of NZ" You would't believe how fast the flora grows here, that is the charm of the west coast, I have a full time "gardener/bushman" with Stihl chainsaws,loppers,axes and machetes. I personally spent 2 years of hard labour along with my brother remodeling the flora so all the guests could appreciate the fantastic views. The water provided at the Paparoa Park Motel is probably (not Carlsberg) the best water you could ever drink. I have a state of the art water reclamation and purification plant which is totally independent of the local water supply which supplies most of the other properties in the local area I don't mention the water quality at the motel or online because there isn't an issue with water quality, nobody, including my family has ever become ill from our delicious NZ water. Maybe I will update our website to make it clearer that the water is potable.
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This hotel has all you need. It is not flashy and the room we stayed in was a redecorated fibro hut. ..but they had tried hard with good quality sheets , a small lounge and amenities. The hero here is the fantastic view and it is close to walks, cafe and pancake rocks. I would
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This is a clean, budget friendly, friendly, place. We were in cabin number 5 which had a side window to allow for a bit more ventilation on the hot days we were there. The owners were more than friendly and hospitable. There is a lovely picnic table overlooking one of the
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Gordens villa
View from Gordens villa
View from garden
Log cabins
"Beach View apartment every time"
"Cabins number 1 and 5 have an extra side window for more ventilation"
"One of the newer rooms"
"The studio units are very spacious and bright."
"Try to get Room 7"
US$122 - US$202 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
paparoa park hotel punakaiki
New ZealandSouth IslandWest Coast RegionPunakaiki
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