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4.4 out of 5

"Parking was limited for those, like ourselves driving a 4 x 4 and towing a trailer. Pleasant interior. However, as the Motel position is quite isolate ... " More

By a verified traveller on Tue 22 Dec 2020

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Hotel Description

At Punakaiki Beachfront Motels you'll be within just a 10-minute stroll of Punakaiki Beach and Pororari River Track. Highlights at this beach motel include in-room free WiFi and furnished patios.

All 11 rooms feature hair dryers. Microwaves and free toiletries are also available.

This pet-friendly motel offers free WiFi in public areas, a garden, and barbecue grills. Added amenities include laundry facilities and a picnic area. Each morning continental breakfast is served between noon and noon. There's also the convenience of free self parking.

With a stay at this 3-star Punakaiki motel, you'll be 1.1 km (0.7 mi) from Pancake Rocks and 30 km (18.6 mi) from Underworld Adventures.

Studio, Kitchenette

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max
NZ$157* Per night/room 23 Jan. - 24 Jan.

Family Studio, Kitchenette (Motel Unit 6)

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

Family Suite, 3 Bedrooms, Kitchenette

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 7 Max

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms, Kitchen (The Cottage)

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Cabin, 1 Bedroom, Kitchen

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Cabin, 2 Bedrooms, Accessible, Kitchen

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Punakaiki Beachfront Motels ratings based on 43 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.4 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Punakaiki Beachfront Motels

Everyone (18) Couples (14) Family (11)
4 out of 5

Posted by on 8 Jan. 2021

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3 out of 5
Parking was limited for those, like ourselves driving a 4 x 4 and towing a trailer. Pleasant interior. However, as the Motel position is quite isolated 60kms one way or 30kms the other, to the nearest supermarket, a few basic supplies would be welcome e.g. bread for toast, packs if butter & jam etc.

Posted by , from North Canterbury on 22 Dec. 2020

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Comment from Hotel Management

23 Dec. 2020 by June

Hello CT, We understand not being able to park up on the Motel property, we allocate one park per Unit. Yes we really are isolated out here in Punakaiki and it is some distance to the Super Market, our units are fully self contained which means guests can cook their own food if they wish. We supply Milk, teas etc and offer a Continental Breakfast which does have bread, butter, jams etc. I hope you found a lovely cafe or similar to buy a nice breakfast before your departure from Punakaiki. Safe travels regards June

4 out of 5
The location can’t be beat! The beds were comfortable and the place was spacious and very clean.

Posted by on 12 Feb. 2020

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12 Feb. 2020 by June

Hello, Yes the location of the Motels is fantastic, very close to all amenities, guests love the beds and how spacious the units are. Have a great time in and around Punakaiki. June

5 out of 5
Amazing wee Spot, Great for Families. We will be back!

Posted by on 15 Jan. 2020

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Comment from Hotel Management

18 Jan. 2020 by June (manager)

Hello, we think this is an amazing wee spot too, happy that you enjoyed your time with us and you are thinking of coming back, I am sure there are still some areas of Punakaiki that you have yet to explore.

5 out of 5

Posted by on 31 Dec. 2019

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1 Jan. 2020 by June (Manager)

Hello, thank you for taking the time to rate us after your stay, we hope you had time to enjoy some of the things Punakaiki can offer, like great walks, the Pancake Rocks, café and lots of other things. We hope you continue to enjoy your journey, stay safe, Happy New Year

4 out of 5

Posted by on 20 Dec. 2019

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20 Dec. 2019 by June (Manager)

We hope you enjoyed your stay in Punakaiki, we have had some relentless rain lately and hopefully it did not deter you from seeing more of what Punakaiki has to offer.

4 out of 5
Lovely and roomy unit for four adults with two queen beds and two spare singles. Literally next to the sea. Only drawback is one couple have to sneak past the other sleeping couple for night time visits to the bathroom! Very comfortable and helpful advice on things to do and see.

Posted by on 7 Oct. 2019

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10 Oct. 2019 by June (Manager)

We are happy you liked the spaciousness of your unit, unfortunately as it is a two room unit, it means everything is situated within those two rooms. We hope you did not disturb your friends, usually families take this room and are not bothered about the bathroom. Pleased to hear you were very comfortable and had things to do in lovely Punakaiki

4 out of 5
Lovely and clean, warm and welcoming place. The unit lacked the customary "Here's how to find/do everything" manual, which made operating the tv a challenge that was rectified by contacting the owner. Although there was wifi vouchers provided, there was no wifi available in our unit. We would be happy to return for another stay.

Posted by on 7 Oct. 2019

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10 Oct. 2019 by June (Manager)

I would like to apologise for the lack of a manual, we are currently putting in five more units and the manuals have been taken out of some units prior to upgrading all the information. The lack of internet, wifi, and cell phone service that we currently experience is a nuisance to us all, it can be extremely intermittent and we are hope full the powers that be will get things sorted for us. We would love for you to have a return visit some day.

4 out of 5
Ok property older but good location for hiking- local cafe open and good but tavern food dreadful- nothing else open

Posted by on 9 Jul. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

11 Jul. 2019 by june

Hello Anonymous, We are an older establishment as you say, and we are in a good location. There are several options for accommodation in Punakaiki, ranging from the Beach Motor Camp, Back packers to The Resort.

5 out of 5
generous sized units with everything we needed. super helpful hosts. great location by the sea. perfect for a punakaiki experience. we will def come back to stay here.

Posted by on 9 Apr. 2019

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10 Apr. 2019 by June

We are pleased you enjoyed your stay and will be considering returning here, there is so much to do in Punakaiki and a return visit will allow you to do some of what Punakaiki has to offer. regards June

About the Punakaiki Beachfront Motels

Location 56 Punakaiki Road, Punakaiki, 7873

Property Features

As a guest of Punakaiki Beachfront Motels, you'll find barbecue grills, a garden, and a picnic area. WiFi is free in public spaces. Free self parking is available. This 3-star Punakaiki motel is smoke free.

  • 11 guestrooms or units
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Garden
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Microwave

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Punakaiki Beachfront Motels offers 11 accommodations with hair dryers and complimentary toiletries. Rooms open to furnished patios. This Punakaiki motel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Bathrooms include showers.

  • Private patio (furnished)
  • Microwave
  • Electric kettle
  • Kitchenware
  • Shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Heating
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Free tea bags/instant coffee

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy continental breakfast daily from noon to noon.

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 8:30 PM

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 8:00 AM - 8:30 PM. If you are planning to arrive after 8:30 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 8:00 AM - 8:30 PM.
Guests arriving after 8:30 PM must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pet Policy

  • Pets: NZD 25 per accommodation, per stay
  • Maximum 2 per room
  • Food and water bowls are available
  • Certain rooms only, restrictions apply
  • You can request a pet-friendly room by reaching out to the property at the number on the booking confirmation
  • Service animals are exempt from fees

Policies

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cots (infant beds) available
  • No lifts
  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Staffed front desk

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for continental breakfast: NZD 16 for adults and NZD 16 for children (approximately)
  • Pet fee: NZD 25 per accommodation, per stay
  • Service animals are exempt from fees

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Punakaiki Beachfront Motels Cabin
  • Punakaiki Beachfront Motels
  • Punakaiki Beachfront Motels Motel
  • Punakaiki Beachfront Motels Punakaiki
  • Punakaiki Beachfront Motels Motel Punakaiki

You should know

  • Pets are welcome in certain rooms only; other restrictions apply (please see the Fees section for related charges). To make arrangements for your pet, contact the property directly at the number on your booking confirmation.

National Rating

This property does not have a Qualmark® rating. For the benefit of our customers, we have provided a rating based on our rating system.

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