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“Nice place, but overy soft bbeds in cabins”

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Pohara Beach Top 10 Holiday Park
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Pohara
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San Francisco, California
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116 reviews
95 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
“Nice place, but overy soft bbeds in cabins”
Reviewed 28 July 2014

Nice park, spotless clean kitchen facilities - they have pots&pans to us if you rent a cabin. Th only complain is that the double beds in the cabins are much too soft - we had to use the bunk bed to avoid having thrown off backs.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Pohara_TOP_10, Owner at Pohara Beach Top 10 Holiday Park, responded to this review, 1 August 2014
Thank you for your review, thanks for your comments on our Parks cleanliness of facilities. Sorry the comfort of your sleep was not excellent. All mattresses are relatively new some as your cabin are fitted with plush top mats as part of the mattress. I have had these turned over to the firm side and instructed reception staff to make guests aware of the 2 options. Hope your travels through out NZ was fantastic.
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Tokyo, Japan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 May 2014

We absolutely loved this place. The location was fantastic, the folks went out of their way to help, the facilities were clean and well maintained. We stayed two nights at this hotel and explored the golden bay area.

Our plan was to stay as close to the waters edge as possible in the Takaka area. Pohara is a 10 minute drive from Takaka, but was everything we could ask for. Travelling with my SO's parents who liked to cook instead of eating out - we picked up a lot of supplies in Takaka and drove over to Pohara. We were greeted by this fantastic lady who was helpful, smiling and showing us how to best make use of the facilities. She even lent us spare change because she was closing the main office and we would need it for the showers later - fantastic thinking, because we did. We had two cabins right on the beach and were great.

Golden bay, Wharariki beach, the spit and the other walking tracking tracks are about an hours drive away. The drive to and fro is beautiful as well.

Would highly recommend this place

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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p0hara, Owner at Pohara Beach Top 10 Holiday Park, responded to this review, 26 May 2014
So pleased you all enjoyed your stay with us and found many wonderful locations in Golden Bay to enjoy.Thanks for your fantastic review of our Holiday Park, it's location facilities and staff who really enjoy meeting and greeting. We hope you had an amazing journey throughout NZ which I'm sure you did.
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Wellington, New Zealand
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Reviewed 25 April 2014 via mobile

Camp ground is set in a beautiful location right on the beach. Facilities are modern and very clean. The owners and staff were very friendly and hospitable. We were there during a cyclone. Staff gave us plenty of ideas for local activities to do in the bad weather. Unfortunately our tent blew away in the cyclone. The owners were amazing. Gave us a cabin for the night and helped us find our tent. Thanks guys. You made a stay in very miserable weather extremely nice. Would highly recommend Pohara beach top 10!

Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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p0hara, Owner at Pohara Beach Top 10 Holiday Park, responded to this review, 3 May 2014
Thank you for your review, we remember your stay with us in that atrocious weather how about your tent taking off unbelievable. You both seemed to still enjoy your daily activities and thanks from the store owners for helping clean up there damaged signage. Pleased you still enjoyed our stunning location and modern facilities which have just been graded as 5 star. see you both next visit in the sun.
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Dunedin, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2014

We liked this place. Unfortunately we had a terrible weather during our stay and it was raining since we did the check in, until we did the check out. We went for a walk to the beach to imagine how the place may look like when the weather is good and we thought it would be fantastic. Motel units are nice, very comfortable and with everything you need.

The only thing we didn´t enjoy was the price for the laundry machines, (4 dollars per load of washing and then $1 per 10 minutes of dryer). The weather conditions didn´t allow us to dry things outside. so we needed to use the dryer. 20 minutes was not enough to get everything dry, so we had to keep the dryer running for 40 minutes. $8 in total later, all the clothes were not completely dry, so to not keep losing coins we put the clothes to dry all over the unit. I would suggest to do something about the price of a load of washing.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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Del C, Owner at Pohara Beach Top 10 Holiday Park, responded to this review, 13 April 2014
Thank you for staying with us and spending time to review our Holiday Park. Sorry the weather didn't play it's part but thank you for using your imagination and picturing us in the sun. I'm happy your unit met your expectations and hope you enjoyed some of the area. I'm also having our local technician check those gas dryers, because after 40 min drying your clothes should have been well and truly dry. We will put Park laundry through them also to check as they are relatively new machines, thank you for bringing this to our attention.
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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2014 via mobile

Jan & Barry Parsonage (UK) stayed with Brent & Crew in March 2014. Fantastic, very large site next to superb beach. Good, clean communal facilities. Great location for excursion to Farewell Spit & surrounds. Don't recommend tackling Takaka Hill in a storm but we "got over it!!!!"

Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Del C, Owner at Pohara Beach Top 10 Holiday Park, responded to this review, 13 April 2014
Great to hear from you guy's hope you enjoyed the rest of your trip. I'm sure you would have and made lots of friends. Pleased you enjoyed your stay with us because we all did :) and Got Over The Hill. Hope we meet again. Cheers Brent.
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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Reviewed 8 April 2014

I've been here 22, DEC 2013 for 4 night to travelling Abel Tasman National Park with my familly.
Even I pitched big dome shelter on my site, huge free area still left.
Also all staffs are really helpful and friendly welcome us, we've stayed very satisfiyed comfortably.
I definitely stay again here when I go around this holiday park.
Thanks all staff :)

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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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Del C, Owner at Pohara Beach Top 10 Holiday Park, responded to this review, 13 April 2014
Wow awesome review thank you, pleased you enjoy our Park and return. Pleased the staff were able to make your stay enjoyable they all read your review with a smile. thanks and see you again.
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2014

We stayed for two nights in March 2014 on a powered site in a small camper van. This site is situated in beautiful location right on the beach. It is big so lots of room around your van and there are plenty of powered sites for campers. The facilities are well maintained and the staff were very helpful. However, we've encountered similarly good facilities and staff at other sites (top 10 and otherwise) which charge less per night and include showers in price. I would have given 5 stars for this site but I am not convinced that we were getting value for money. The coin showers really bother me as top 10 sites aren't budget sites, so I don't expect to find them there.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Del C, Owner at Pohara Beach Top 10 Holiday Park, responded to this review, 13 April 2014
Thank you so much for taking your time both to stay with us and review. Pleased you enjoyed our wonderful location and hope the weather treated you kindly. Coin operated showers have been in place for many years now and have had a massive reduction on water consumption for the Pohara area which includes our Holiday Park. Local residents who also rely on a very small water supply now rely also on rain water. Showers from the get go, 9yrs have always been 50cents. Really hope you had an awesome holiday, thanks again.
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Property: Pohara Beach Top 10 Holiday Park
Address: 809 Abel Tasman Drive, Pohara 7183, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Nelson-Tasman Region > Golden Bay > Pohara
Amenities:
Beach Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Wheelchair access
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Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Pohara
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:5 star — Pohara Beach Top 10 Holiday Park 5*
Number of rooms: 25
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Your ultimate beach holiday starts at the waters edge at Pohara Beach TOP 10 Holiday Park. This is true relaxation in the shade of the trees, that fringe the sparkling waters of Golden Bay, enjoy safe swimming, kayaking, boating. and sailing from our absolute beach front location. ... more   less 
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