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Shining Star Beachfront Accommodation
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Reviewed 5 May 2013

Great location on the beach well away from highway.
Attractive wooden lodges, well fitted out.
Full facilities.
A short drive to town centre.
Full cooking facilities and a good supermarket in the town make for easy self catering.

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled as a couple
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ShiningStarHokitika, Owner at Shining Star Beachfront Accommodation, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2013

Thank you for your review. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay and hope the rest of your holiday went well.

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Reviewed 1 May 2013

Shining Star is located just north of Hokitiki and our unit was almost right on the beach. We arrived during a stormy period but we had some breaks in the weather which allowed us to visit a few places. One of these was the glow worms across the road - worth a visit at night. The owners/managers were very helpful - even changing a restaurant booking for me. I'm sure if I am back in the area I will be staying again. I hope there weather will be kinder next time.

  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled as a couple
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ShiningStarHokitika, Owner at Shining Star Beachfront Accommodation, responded to this reviewResponded 20 May 2013

We hope the weather is better for your next stay too. The mountains look amazing on a clear day.
We look forward to seeing you again.

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Reviewed 1 May 2013

We were a group of four and found the one bedroom self-contained units at the Shining Star to be very cosy, comfortable and great for cooking your own food. The accommodation is situated approximately 2km from the town centre and overlooks a beautiful, rugged beach. We really enjoyed our stay and were very glad to spend three nights in Hokitika. Even though it was very quiet (almost no one out on the streets), the little town has a great vibe and is a nice place to relax.

Room Tip: The self-contained units with a kitchen are great for cooking your own, healthy meals! All necessary cooking utensils are provided.
  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Aggi_Chris
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ShiningStarHokitika, Owner at Shining Star Beachfront Accommodation, responded to this reviewResponded 20 May 2013

We are pleased to hear you all had a relaxing time with us.
Thank you for taking the time to share your experience.

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Reviewed 17 April 2013

Great bed, fantastic shower and excellent customer service plus a really comfy log cabin makes for a super stay at this Hokitika motel. Enjoy the superb sunset from your deck plus you are so close to the supermarket that a trip there for goodies for dinner makes staying home a pleasure. Make sure you ask them for your FREE wifi that we saw advertised in the AA magazine AFTER we checked out as it will certainly make sending those important emails more fun than paying for it! We stayed here on a friends referral and we can see why she does!

Room Tip: Choose a beachfront unit if possible and take a walk on the beach early morning to see the penguin tracks!
  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled on business
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Thank PennyPie
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ShiningStarHokitika, Owner at Shining Star Beachfront Accommodation, responded to this reviewResponded 30 April 2013

We appreciate the time you have taken to write about your stay with us. Our apologies that you did not receive your one hour free internet. If you stay again this will be rectified.
It is great that you got to experience one of our beautiful sunsets.

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Reviewed 10 April 2013

we stayed here to break the journey from Nelson to Fox Glacier. We stayed one night in a small studio, which was very clean & quiet, just a minutes walk to the beach. There is plenty of room for children to run around. The owners are really nice. We were impressed with the campers kitchen facilities if we had had to use them. If you were camping or in a campervan you would be impressed.

Room Tip: all rooms are good
  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Fran043
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ShiningStarHokitika, Owner at Shining Star Beachfront Accommodation, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2013

Thank you for your generous comments. We love to hear that our guests have enjoyed their stay.

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