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“gorgeous beach, however reservation messed up,”

Seaview Holiday Park
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Seaview Holiday Park
New Plymouth, New Zealand
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“gorgeous beach, however reservation messed up,”
Reviewed 8 May 2014

Called a month in advance to get a great cabin. Booked and it was fine. Needed to double check 2 nights b4 due to go, and wasn't booked in. Put in a crappy container cabin, it leaked, smelt bad, and worst of all, our 1st night the light in kitchen went out, asked them to come and fix it the next morning. They never did. 2 nights in a row of cooking in the dark, third night the power goes out all together but only in our cabin. Asked for a refund for one night, was told I was being unreasonable and got a measly few bucks back. Awakino is a gorgeous place, unfortunately the owners just don't seem to care about their campers as much as they should.

  • Stayed April 2014
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10 Thank HannAsh123
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2014

You get what you pay for here, and you need to understand that you are staying in a very "old-school" kiwi campground. We stayed in the 'pink' cabin (for $65). It has what you need, but expect formica tabletops, very old decor and a musty smell. The bed was comfortable enough.

The location is fantastic, right on the wild west coast. It's a shame that you're not allowed bonfires on the beach, but understandable I guess.

The customer service was pretty poor though. When I rang and booked they weren't particularly friendly and asking for an email confirmation of my booking was treated like I'd asked for a red carpet to be laid out!

They agreed that we could have our dog there (on a lead at all times) and we understood that we weren't allowed the dog in the cabin so despite it being an electrical storm for the entire time of our stay, our dog never once set foot in the cabin (she was happy sleeping in the back of our utility vehicle). However when leaving, they accused us of having our dog inside and made it very clear they weren't happy about having the dog there!

The shower block is small and old and you need to purchase tokens for the shower ($1 token for 6mins hot water).

Overall, it is just a very old-fashioned NZ campsite with facilities that probably haven't been improved in a few decades. But it does have everything you need.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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6 Thank kiwilassee
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Reviewed 27 May 2013

Very friendly owner kindly let us refresh our motorhome at their dump station and use the hot showers for small fee. We did not overnight here, but it is a lovely location right on the beach with nice level allotments.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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2 Thank Kathy H
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Reviewed 16 February 2013

Had a great stay here. Both the proprieters were always very helpful and made you very welcomed. Although not state of the art, it is very comfortable and had everything I required plus the massive bonus of the beach only a hop, skip and jump away. Its like the good old kiwi holiday you use to be able to take with the family. Mokau and Awakino are only about 3 to 4 kms away and you can even walk to either along the beach if you wanted to do that.
I stayed in a kitchen cabin hich had all cooking facilities plus a microwave, tv, and fridge. You have the choice of cabins, caravans or tents. It is also very family friendly. Overall, I will definately be back.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled on business
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4 Thank NZRelievingTeacher
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Property: Seaview Holiday Park
Address: State Highway 3, Mokau, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Taranaki Region > Mokau
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Ranked #2 of 3 Speciality Lodging in Mokau

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