The Rocks Chalets
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The Rocks Chalets

2086 Takaka Valley Highway, Takaka 7110 New Zealand
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5.0
#1 of 3 motels in Takaka
4.7 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.9 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.8 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.7 of 5 bubbles
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The Rocks Chalets offers 5 open plan private chalets each with their own en suite and patio, set amongst scenic karst rock formations. Each Chalet has a kitchenette and BBQ. Free WiFi, communal washing machine and dryer. Just a short drive from the beautiful beaches and all that Golden Bay has to offer. The Rocks Chalets is ideally located, 800 metres from Takaka township.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Hiking
Board games / puzzles
Kids stay free
Books, DVDs, music for children
BBQ facilities
Parking
Wifi
Complimentary tea
Special diet menus
Baggage storage
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Self-serve laundry
Room features
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Safe
Seating area
Kitchenette
Flatscreen TV
Electric blanket
Bath / shower
Sofa
Telephone
Clothes rack
Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Microwave
Oven
Refrigerator
Stovetop
Electric kettle
Kitchenware
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Smoking rooms available
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HOTEL CLASS
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3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Quaint
Charming
Languages Spoken
English

Location

2086 Takaka Valley Highway, Takaka 7110 New Zealand
Getting there
Car recommended
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Grade: 38 out of 100
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Nelson Airport
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Jo-Anne wrote a review Nov 2020
Auckland, New Zealand5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This place is awesome. Leeanne is friendly, welcoming and has thought of everything for your enjoyment and comfort. There's up to date information on where to eat, and activities in the area. We were in the Kiwi room which is lovely and spacious. We had initially booked a different room, but Leeanne said that, since we were staying a few days, she felt that this room would be nicer and more private. The chalets are arranged very well so that, once inside, you feel like you're secluded because you can't see anyone else's patio. I must also mention that the room was spotless! Every surface gleams. All the appliances are modern (and again, very clean). The showers are hot and high pressure. I would stay again.
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Date of stay: November 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Leanne Field, Owner at The Rocks Chalets
Responded 25 Nov 2020
Thank you for your kind review, we do appreciate it. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us and do hope to see you again. We endeavour to do the best we can to hopefully make everyones stay here enjoyable so are glad we we did for you. Kind Regards, The Team from The Rocks Chalets.
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Alanna wrote a review Jan 2021
Whangaparaoa, New Zealand1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My partner and I along with his parents both stayed here for 3 nights in 2 different Chalets. We absolutely loved it. Place was spotless and the hosts were extremely welcoming and knowledgeable about the surrounding area. Their glow worm cave is an added bonus. Would recommend The Rocks Chalets to anyone and everyone.
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Lloyd and Leanne Field, Owner at The Rocks Chalets
Responded 25 Jan 2021
Thank you for taking the time to post a review, it is appreciated. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us and do hope to see you again. Kind Regards, The Team from The Rocks Chalets.
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J_M30a wrote a review Jan 2021
Christchurch, New Zealand69 contributions42 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This place is something special, Most accommodation providers have all the rooms in one building but at The Rocks, each chalet is separate and well away from the others offering ideal peace and tranquillity. Each chalet is very large and extremely well appointed. The location is about 800m short of the township in a beautiful location surrounded by trees and rocks. For a great stay in Golden Bay this place would be hard to beat.
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Date of stay: January 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Lloyd and Leanne Field, Owner at The Rocks Chalets
Responded 25 Jan 2021
We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us and enjoyed the peace and tranquility that our unique property offers. We do appreciate you placing a review and hope to see you again. Kind Regards, The Team from The Rocks Chalets.
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Hans E wrote a review Jul 2022
Auckland, New Zealand43 contributions8 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Since our first stay in 2016, we have visited The Rocks Chalets half a dozen times. It is an easy distance from Nelson, the Takaka Hill road is finally back to 'normal' (given the type of road it is!), and The Rocks Chalets provides a perfect gateway to Takaka and Golden Bay. Among the individual chalets, we normally prefer the Kereru because of its privacy and secluded dell. This time we stayed in the Kiwi since it was winter and we wanted to maximize the sun. The chalet was spotlessly clean, comfortably furnished, and well provisioned. It invites you to relax in comfort the moment you walk in. Leanne and Lloyd are attentive hosts who welcomed us back as good friends - which we have become. All meals, except for dinner, can be prepared easily in the kitchen area. Over time, the hosts have continued to improve the comfort of the facilities and the charm of the garden surroundings. The two full days we had, based on The Rocks, were delightfully relaxing and thoroughly worthwhile. We shall be back before the end of the year!
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Date of stay: July 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: All chalets are private, feature similarly comfortable amenities, and have fascinating limestone...
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Response from Lloyd and Leanne Field, Owner at The Rocks Chalets
Responded 26 Jul 2022
Thank you for your kind comments. It is always a pleasure having lovely guests (who turn into good friends) like yourselves come to enjoy what we have to offer. We are when we can continually trying to improve and make the property better for all to enjoy. Looking forward to seeing you again. Warmest Regards, Lloyd, Leanne and Issac.
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louise_nz wrote a review Nov 2020
Auckland, New Zealand11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed here for 4 nights on our honeymoon and absolutely loved it. We stayed in Chalet #5 with the outdoor bath, and opted for the daily continental breakfast combo. The chalet was very well appointed and spacious, with a large bathroom, kitchenette with what looked like brand new appliances, heat pump, table and chairs, couch, plus additional seating outside in the awesome little backyard. There are resident wild birds that visit the chalets including quail and weka, which was such a lovely surprise. Breakfast was generous (and great quality) and the hosts were so lovely. We are looking forward to coming back in 2021!
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Date of stay: November 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Chalet #5 is awesome
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Response from Lloyd and Leanne Field, Owner at The Rocks Chalets
Responded 25 Jan 2021
Thank you for taking the time to post a review, it is much appreciated. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us and liked the amenities we have to offer. The bath and the wildlife are definite bonuses. We do hope to see you again. Kind Regards, The Team from The Rocks Chalets.
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MissT603 wrote a review Feb 2023
Sydney, Australia578 contributions176 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Doesn’t look much on the outside, but very comfy on the inside.
Each room has its own outlook, garden & rocks.
Reception is super friendly.
Listen to where every light switch is, they are hidden.
The laundry is easy to use, washing powder is supplied in yr room.
There’s loads of anti bug gadgets, so no bites things got me.
Air con worked a treat.
Check out the glow worms.
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Date of stay: February 2023
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Lloyd and Leanne Field, Owner at The Rocks Chalets
Responded 16 Feb 2023
Thank you for taking the time to write a review, we do appreciate it. We are so glad you found we had all you needed to make it an enjoyable stay. So glad you got to check out the few glow worms we have on site in the small cave. :) Kind Regards, The Rocks Chalets Team.
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leannebrewer wrote a review Jan 2020
christchurch 11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
What a lovely place. Nicola was amazing and so helpful. Great little touches, such as cookies, mints, bubble bath for the outdoor bath, salt and pepper, fresh milk and lots of Dvds and kids toys. An easy walk to town and nice patio for a BBQ and private outdoor bath.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from TheRocksChalets, Owner at The Rocks Chalets
Responded 23 Jan 2020
We are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us and found everything to your liking including Nicola who yes is amazing and helpful, she is a true gem and we are lucky to have her there. We do hope to see you again. Kind Regards, The Team from The Rocks Chalets.
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Greg M-H wrote a review Mar 2023
Durango, Colorado27 contributions1 helpful vote
4.0 of 5 bubbles
What a truly delightful experience.Each studio is bordered by unique rock formations creating a very private setting for each guest. The landscaping invites you to enjoy a drink on the porch or a soak in the outdoor tub. The rooms are truly spacious with all the amenities you could hope for. The location is great, just a few minutes drive to fun restaurants in Takaka such as the Roots Bar. The owners were so kind to allow us to leave a couple suitcase’s while we trekked in Abel Tasman.
Highly recommend
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Date of stay: March 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Lloyd and Leanne Field, Owner at The Rocks Chalets
Responded 24 Mar 2023
Thank you for taking the time to write a review, we do appreciate it. We are so glad you enjoyed the experience of staying at our property and enjoyed being in Golden Bay. Kind Regards, The Rocks Chalets Team.
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Mark A wrote a review Mar 2022
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Awesome venue, have thought of everything, wonderful hosts only too keen to make the stat great. A great central location for the north. Very clean, good hot water, units with BBQs were great and very clean, good indoor outdoor flow areas, cleaned the BBQ each morning for us, it was sparkling. Brushes and water for cleaning the mountain bikes was very handy. Thanks so much for making this a great stay for both couples travelling in our group. 😎😍👌
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Lloyd and Leanne Field, Owner at The Rocks Chalets
Responded 20 Mar 2022
Thank you for taking the time to write a review, we do appreciate it. We are very glad you enjoyed your stay with us and found the amenities we had to offer sufficient to make your stay enjoyable. We do hope to see you again at some stage in the future. Kind Regards, The Team from The Rocks Chalets.
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pedro00 wrote a review Feb 2024
Kinross, United Kingdom358 contributions167 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had Tui chalet set towards the rear of the property. It is very quiet and has an outside bath, which was a treat. The outside deck area is great for sitting out or eating of an evening. The chalets are well kitted out and there is a communal cooking area with BBQ and pizza oven on the property as well as a washing machine and tumble drier. It is a great spot to stay for visiting the Golden Bay area and close to town so that you can walk in if you wish. Definitely worth staying here if you are planning a trip to the area.
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Lloyd and Leanne Field, Owner at The Rocks Chalets
Responded 17 Feb 2024
Thank you for taking the time to write a review, we do appreciate it. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us and found the property to be quiet and have the amenities needed for an enjoyable stay. Chalet 4 and 5 with the outside baths are definitely popular :) Kind Regards, The Rocks Chalets Team.
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Answer from Leanne F
Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand7 contributions
Hi sorry we closed the restaurant 18 months ago but I'm still doing breakfast if you are staying with us. Chris
Answer from Stephanie T
Upper Hutt, New Zealand12 contributions7 helpful votes
There is definitely no restaurant at the Rocks, but they do provide breakfast at your request.
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Takaka, New Zealand24 contributions
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Takaka, New Zealand24 contributions
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Denise L wrote a tip 13 Jun
15 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"It’s a 15 minute walk to Takaka town."
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darren m wrote a tip Apr 2024
Canterbury Region, New Zealand6 contributions4 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Stay a while and discover the beauty of this region."
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Seaside66640280362 wrote a tip Feb 2024
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Great swimming spots just 15 minutes up the road in Payne's Ford. Also a great pub within walking distance called Root's Bar."
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Katie19464 wrote a tip Nov 2023
Nelson, New Zealand2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Close to town and there's a fridge, elements and small oven to cook with and a pizza oven in the shared outdoor space too"
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ken m wrote a tip Apr 2023
Blenheim, New Zealand7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Just 3mins by car or 10min walk to town. Quite, great chalets, just like being in your own home."
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PRICE RANGE
£91 - £99 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
eatery on the rock hotel takaka
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Eatery on the Rock Motel
LOCATION
New ZealandSouth IslandNelson-Tasman RegionGolden BayTakaka
NUMBER OF ROOMS
5
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Rocks Chalets
Which popular attractions are close to The Rocks Chalets?
Nearby attractions include Village Theatre (0.6 miles), Stone Arrow Jewellery (0.6 miles), and Monza Gallery (0.6 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Rocks Chalets?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free parking, free internet access, and reduced mobility rooms.
Which room amenities are available at The Rocks Chalets?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at The Rocks Chalets?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities, complimentary tea, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at The Rocks Chalets?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Rocks Chalets?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Wholemeal Cafe, Dangerous Kitchen, and Roots Bar.
Is The Rocks Chalets located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.6 miles away from the centre of Takaka.
Is The Rocks Chalets accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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