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“Nice hotel -- not in the center of town, but a good value”

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Jade Court Motor Lodge
Ranked #5 of 10 Hotels in Hokitika
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 6 April 2014

Immaculate facilities, nicely appointed bathrooms with toiletries, kitchenette (which we didn't use) -- this is a hotel which is much nicer that it looks from the street! Staff were helpful and we slept well.

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Reviewed 4 April 2014

We stayed here one night enroute to the Glaciers. Graham was helpful in advising where to eat. There is a lovely Garden area to sit as well as laundry facilities. The Motor Lodge has been refurbished .The large room is equipped with a kitchenette,sofa and very large bathroom. Bed very comfortable. Would highly recommend .

Room Tip: Our room was across from the office facing the garden . Very quiet .Rooms all seem to be ground leve...
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  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 31 March 2014

To be honest, this wasn't our first choice for Hokitika accommodation. But as our first choice was booked weeks in advance, we had to find another place. Jade Court Motel is an older-style, budget motel but it is a good value. Our studio unit was a good size, clean, sunny, comfortable, and well-maintained with some updated features, such as the bathroom. We dined out, but the cooking facilities were terrific: oven and stove, microwave, what looked to be a brand new set of stainless steel pots and pans. The tea kettle seemed new as well. The managers (or are they the owners?) were friendly and allowed us to check in early. There was free WiFi Internet in the room. Parking was right in front. It was walkable to the beach and Hokitika's shops and restaurants (but we drove). It was just down the road from Hokitaka's Glow Worm Dell.

The only downside was the traffic noise as it is on Hokitika's main road, but the noise subsided substantially after dark. During the day, a train occasionally passes on the other side of the property. So try to get a room away from the road and bring your earplugs if you are a light sleeper.

Room Tip: Bring earplugs and ask for a room away from the road.
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  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 25 March 2014

Hokitika bills itself as a "cool little town", but compared to everywhere else on the West Coast, frankly, it's a dump. The Jade Court is nice - people friendly, rooms clean but avoid paying extra for a King Spa room - the tank's not big enough to fill the bath. I asked them about it and they said that it should have only have taken a couple of hours to heat back up - 'nuff said.

Room Tip: Our room didn't face onto the main road but no idea if the other rooms suffer from traffic noise...
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  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 12 March 2014

Very easy to locate and close the the town centre.

Clean and tidy accommodation offered by a friendly host.

We had a one bedroom unit that had a full stove, which was just as well as we gave up on eating out. We were able to cook a frozen pizza from the local well stocked supermarket. There was an incredibly long wait (80+minutes on a Thursday night) for a table at restaurants and ditto for takeaways from the pizza place in town.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 9 March 2014

It is hard to fault the place. We thoroughly enjoyed our short stay there and found Hokitika to be a charming and interesting small town. Despite some reviews to the contrary we found it to be very quiet. Highly recommended!

Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 1 March 2014

We were a party of four adults and stayed in a two bedroomed apartment, which was very clean and well equipped. We had no problems with hot water or noise from the single train line as some others have mentioned. The garden is a real asset to the motel, and we really enjoyed sitting there, with a few drinks, as the weather was perfect. The motel is well situated for the town centre, which was, as a previous reviewer mentioned, a ghost town in the evening, and not much better during the day. Luckily we stumbled across one nice restaurant called Cafe de Paris, which was busy, and the food was good. I would recommend a visit to Shanty Town, a reconstruction of a gold mining village, situated just off the road to Greymouth.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Jade Court Motor Lodge

Address: 85 Fitzherbert Street, Hokitika 7810, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > West Coast Region > Hokitika
Amenities:
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Wheelchair access
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Ranked #5 of 10 Hotels in Hokitika
Price Range: £59 - £90 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Jade Court Motor Lodge 3.5*
Number of rooms: 18
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