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Shining Star Beachfront Accommodation
Ranked #1 of 9 Hotels in Hokitika
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Perth, Australia
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98 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2014

We hired a car at the airport and arrived at Shining Star Chalets within minutes. We had pre-booked a 1 Bedroom self-contained Spa chalet for three nights after reading excellent comments on TA and we were not disappointed. Check-in was friendly and efficient...with fresh milk and tourist points of interest and map provided on arrival. Our chalet was spotlessly clean with a good supply of towels and a VERY comfortable bed. We were right at the beach front, so road noise was not an issue. The park itself is very well maintained and to our surprise, our chalet was serviced daily. The Chalets location was an easy five minute drive to the local supermarket and restaurants and equally convenient to get to other tourist spots (The Gorge, Pancake Rocks, Franz Josef Glacier, Greymouth) and the Glow Worm Dell is a quick walk directly opposite the Office. Would definitely recommend this accommodation if staying in the area.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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ShiningStarHokitika, Owner at Shining Star Beachfront Accommodation, responded to this review, 2 June 2014
Thank you for your recommendation and review. It is lovely to hear back from our guests.
I will pass your comments onto our hard working staff.
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Fenton, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2014

We booked a king beachfront cabin for the night of our 2nd anniversary during our 2 week trip to NZ. The room is a admittedly somewhat expsensive, but it's all about location. Our porch yielded a great view of the beach and the sea. We went into down to get takeaway dinner, moved our table and chairs in front of the sliding glass door (cold weather meant the porch was a no-go), and watched the sunset over the sea (with Scottish Highland cattle in the foreground)! We couldn't have asked for anything better - this stay was the best of our trip.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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ShiningStarHokitika, Owner at Shining Star Beachfront Accommodation, responded to this review, 7 May 2014
Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. We are pleased you enjoyed your special night with us.
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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2014

It was a long day's travelling for us, 2 long flights and a drive from Christchurch to Hoki via Greymouth. We were tired and decided to stop for the night at Shining Star and shining star it was. The place exceeded our expectations by quite a margin. Clean bathroom with a nice shower, comfortable bed. It was just we were looking long day and the next day we were ready to move on to our next destination all refreshed and charged.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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ShiningStarHokitika, Owner at Shining Star Beachfront Accommodation, responded to this review, 7 May 2014
Please to hear you were able to rest comfortably with us, revitalised and ready to continue your travels. Thank you for your positive feed back, we appreciate it.
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New Zealand
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2014

We stayed in a self-contained cabin over Easter and found it adequate for our needs, albeit a bit cramped. The room has a bed, couch, small table and chairs and small kitchen facilities, with an ensuite bathroom. We thought maybe they could do without the couch, as we ended up using it to put our luggage on as there was nowhere else to put it, so couldn't sit on it anyway. We had a bit of a view of the beach, and the room had a nice wee porch - although we didn't sit on it as the weather was horrid over Easter. The farmyard animals were quite cool and would be awesome if travelling with kids. The glow worm grotto is about a 3 minute walk from the accommodation but, again, we didn't visit it due to the miserable weather. It was about a 3 minute drive to the shops and cafes. Clean and tidy and enough for what we needed, although nothing outstanding.

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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Christchurch, NZ
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2014 via mobile

A little overpriced but reasonably fitted out, and close to the beach.
The bed takes up much of the space available but three is a kitchen and small table.
Nice deck to sit on if the weathers ok, and good car parking.

Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2014

Out your door you can walk to the beach. These log cabin accomodations are a bit dated. We had a room where the hobs did not work perhaps due to some power problem. Staff was helpful and tried to help us but we still were unable to cook. I cannot comment on other Hokitika lodging since this was our first stay. This may be the best that the city has to offer but other than the location it is nothing special.

Room Tip: Rooms near beach our best....caravan in the middle of the cabins.
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Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Christchurch
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2014

Although we are only a year into owning a caravan, this holiday park/ caravan park has exceeded all earlier experiences. It is modern, well located and incredibly thoughtfully equipped. The amenities block, showers and toilet facilities are clean/ modern and everything we could hope for. We loved the little thoughtful touches, like the herb garden, BBQs, animal park and playground.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Property: Shining Star Beachfront Accommodation
Address: 16 Richards Drive, Hokitika 7810, New Zealand
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Region: New Zealand > South Island > West Coast Region > Hokitika
Amenities:
Beach Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Luxury Hotel in Hokitika
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Hokitika
#2 Romantic Hotel in Hokitika
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Shining Star Beachfront Accommodation 4.5*
Number of rooms: 23
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