4.3 out of 5

"Nice hotel within walking distance to the Pancake Rocks and a number of other hiking trails. " More

By a verified traveller on Fri 31 Aug 2018

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Hotel Description

At Punakaiki Resort you'll be within a 10-minute walk of Pancake Rocks and 1.7 km (1.1 mi) from Punakaiki Beach. Highlights at this hotel include a restaurant, free self parking and a bar/lounge.

You can enjoy free WiFi, balconies and TVs, featured in all 61 rooms. Fridges and room service make in-room dining convenient. Coffee/tea makers, hairdryers and phones are also available.

This business-friendly hotel has free WiFi in public areas and a fireplace in the lobby. Plus you'll find laundry facilities. Continental breakfast is available daily between 7:00 AM and 10:00 AM.

With a stay at this 4-star Punakaiki hotel, you'll be 1.9 km (1.2 mi) from Pororari River Track and 3.4 km (2.1 mi) from Truman Track.

Standard Room, Garden View (QQ)

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max
NZ$124 per night

Standard Room, Sea View (QQ)

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Eco Suite

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Standard Room, Sea View (QS)

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Standard Room, Garden View (QS)

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Punakaiki Resort ratings based on 163 Verified Reviews

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

Guest reviews for Punakaiki Resort

Everyone (60) Couples (86) Family (16)
3 out of 5

Posted by on 12 May 2019

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4 out of 5
Spacious room. Beautiful room. Comfortable beds. Well manicured grounds

Posted by on 10 May 2019

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4 out of 5

Posted by on 29 Apr. 2019

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3 out of 5
Great site & view of the ocean Service in restaurant at breakfast was very poor

Posted by on 11 Apr. 2019

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4 out of 5
Stunning views. This hotel is in an outstanding position of natural beauty. The buildings fit naturally into the environment.

Posted by on 27 Mar. 2019

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4 out of 5
Great location (only thing to be aware is that some units not on beachfront, i.e. other side of road with easy access via tunnel under road.) My suggestion is for the resort to relook at replacing beds - both beds in room were uncomfortable and lacking support. Suggest they are past their 'use by' date..

Posted by on 21 Feb. 2019

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5 out of 5
Spectacular views. Pancake rocks and blow hole less than 5 minutes drive. All in all, a lovely spot and I would visit again.

Posted by on 6 Feb. 2019

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4 out of 5
Nice and close to the beach, weather really set the tone for the holiday. My only concern was that the holiday room was on the lower level and the flooring was light. You could hear every step above when they other holiday stayers moved about their unit.

Posted by on 6 Feb. 2019

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3 out of 5
Wait staff poor. Staff on bar inexperienced, but good helpful. Food not up to standard and over priced.

Posted by , from Kerikeri, nz on 8 Jan. 2019

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4 out of 5
Fantastic views, my daughter was more fascinated with the foam on the beach immediately in front of our room that with the actual blow holes. Parking near rooms is first come, first served and there's only about a third the number of parks as rooms. If you're a late arrival, be prepared to have to carry your luggage quite a long way from the foreshore parking. Only real downside was that we had booked a room with two beds, but on arrival found they'd checked us into a room with only a single king-size bed. Even though the staff member on-desk confirmed we had booked for two beds, she treated us like the issue was all our fault.

Posted by on 13 Dec. 2018

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Property Features

There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Public spaces have free WiFi. The eco-friendly Punakaiki Resort also features a fireplace in the lobby, laundry facilities, and room service (during limited hours). Self parking is free.

  • 61 guestrooms or units
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Self-service laundry
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Television in lobby

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Property
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking


  • Airport: Hokitika (HKK) (82.6 km / 51.3 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Punakaiki Resort offers 61 forms of accommodation with coffee/tea makers and a hairdryer. Rooms open to balconies. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Bathrooms include a shower and complimentary toiletries. Business-friendly amenities include desks and telephones. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

  • Private balcony
  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Television
  • Fridge
  • Coffee maker
  • Shower
  • Cribs (surcharge)
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hairdryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy a continental breakfast daily from 7:00 AM to 10:00 AM.

Punakaiki Resort has a restaurant on site.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 10 PM


  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! One child stays free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for NZD 40 per stay.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available for NZD 15 per stay.


  • No pets allowed


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 are 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.


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 19.50 per person (approximately)
  • Crib (infant bed) fee: NZD 15 per stay
  • Rollaway bed fee: NZD 40 per stay
  • On-site credit card charges are subject to a surcharge

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

Hotel Names

  • Punakaiki Resort
  • Punakaiki Hotel Punakaiki

You should know

  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.

Awards & Affiliations

Green/Sustainable Property
This property participates in Qualmark, a programme that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: The Environment, the community, the cultural heritage and the local economy.

National Rating

Qualmark® assigns an official star rating for accommodation in New Zealand. This Hotel property has been rated 4 stars.

Official New Zealand Rating provided by Qualmark®