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Stony River Hotel
Ranked #1 of 1 Okato B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand
1 review
“excellent”
Reviewed 16 August 2014

Just been this week, had a great time, staff are nice, food is awesome, such a relaxing environment, room was lovely warm and clean can not wait to go back again, thank you for making us feel so welcome ☺ wish we had stayed longer thanks for making our night ☺

Room Tip: 2 family room
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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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Reviewed 20 June 2014

We stayed 1 night to celebrate our 3 year anniversary of moving to New Zealand, Renate and Heimo are the most friendly and accomodating Owners EVER, every thing was super splendid and the food was unbelievable, our only little gripe was the interconnecting door to the next room which had children in as there really was no privacy as you could hear everything! We will definitely be coming back again for meals :D

Room Tip: ask for a room at the back to not facing the main road :)
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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Reviewed 8 June 2014

We stayed here last weekend with a grab one voucher. Renata made us feel more than welcome. What a warm and friendly hotel this is. Cozy, clean rooms, good food and a nice wine selection. Breakfast is just fab and included in the price of the room. I would happily have paid full price for this experience. We will def be back for a schnitzel on Wednesday night or a breakfast on Sunday. Thanks for making D father's day extra special. Next time we will e back with the whole family. We will spread the word around in Taranaki.
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 May 2014

Wonderful hosts! We had our first visit here a few weeks ago. The food is to die for and rooms first class. We will definitely be back. We are spreading the news far and wide around the Taranaki region for everyone to experience this place.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 7 May 2014

We stayed with Renate and Heimo for two nights in April 2014 during our visit to NZ all the way from Iowa USA. We made our reservations online so we were not really sure what we would find. What a wonderful surprise. We arrived late but were greeted with a warm welcome from Renate and antipasto and dessert plates prepared by Heimo. Two nights was not long enough.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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Burleigh Heads, Australia
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Reviewed 29 April 2014

This was our third stay with our glorious hosts, Heimo and Renate. Always enjoyable company, extremely helpful, friendly and creative. Heimo is a fabulous chef and extremely congenial company. Renate is the perfect hostess, making everyone feel at home, running the cafe and still finding time to make her irresistible wearable creations. The very comfortable en- suite rooms are spotlessly clean and warm. The views to beautiful Mount Taranaki, proximity to excellent Okato Beach and centrality, on the Surf Highway, to all that Taranaki has to offer makes this the establishment of choice for almost any occasion. We'll be back again!

Room Tip: All have private bathrooms and comfortable beds
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with friends
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StonyRiverHotel, Owner at Stony River Hotel, responded to this review, 7 May 2014
Dear Lindy and Pat, what a pleasure to host you as guests and friends, thank you so much for your time to give such a wonderful feedback. Looking forward to see you back in our cosy lounge.
warm regards
Heimo and Renate
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Reviewed 22 April 2014

Great hosts, comfy rooms and facilities, awesome location for access to all the A class breaks of the Taranaki. This is the place for all surfers to base their Naki surfing from. Bloody tops. The food was great too, beeeewdiful big brekkies to get the fuel up!

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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StonyRiverHotel, Manager at Stony River Hotel, responded to this review, 7 May 2014
Dear Simon and Daniel, so good to know you enjoyed the surf and your stay, we are very happy to
hear about your experience here at the surf highway, we look forward to host you again.

warm regards
Heimo and Renate
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Property: Stony River Hotel
Address: 2502 Surf Highway, Okato 4348, New Zealand
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Region: New Zealand > North Island > Taranaki Region > Okato
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Okato
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Stony River Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Stony River Hotel is a genuine country hotel with 2 twin rooms, 2 double rooms, 2 triple rooms and 1 wheelchair access room. All rooms are en suite, some with mountain view. Easy access to coffee/tea facilities. All room rates includes a substantial continental breakfast. A warm welcome awaits you! ... more   less 
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