We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Drifting Sands Beachfront Accommodation

Traveller (79)
Pool & Beach (28)
Room & Suite (10)
Overview
197 Revell Street Goofing.fantastic.solidifying, Hokitika 7810 New Zealand See on map
AMENITIES
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Beachfront
Non-Smoking Rooms
Airport Transportation
Family Rooms
Kitchenette
{"scriptFlags":null,"containerAttributes":null,"containerClass":null,"widget":{"moduleList":["handlers"],"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget"}}
Reviews(251)
Traveller rating
  • 218
  • 44
  • 12
  • 3
  • 2
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages
Show reviews that mention
  • Filter
  • English
threeyearsinshanghai
Bolton, United Kingdom
265
Reviewed 4 Oct. 2018via mobile
I stayed here for one night, and was impressed from the moment I arrived to the moment I left. Claire, the owner, was super friendly and showed me to my room (double bed, down-filled bedding, cosy and stylishly decorated) and gave me a quick tour then told me to make myself at home.
Her B&B is fab; great kitchen with all you need to cook your own meals (although no microwave); lounge area with music player, spotlessly clean and modern bathrooms (shower was lovely and powerful).
Walk out of the back door, through the garden, through a small archway and you are literally on the beach - incredible to watch the sunset here and have a long walk.
In the morning there is freshly baked bread and home-made jams, of which you can help yourself along with tea, coffee and hot chocolate (although you need to bring your own milk).
It was honestly a joy to stay here and if I find myself in Hokitika again I would definitely stay at Drifting Sands. Thanks Claire for your great hospitality!
Thank threeyearsinshanghai
Response from Sugarhawke, Owner at Drifting Sands Beachfront Accommodation
Responded 4 weeks ago
Thank you Kindly for the awesome review and so glad you had a great stay enjoying all the comforts and creative touches. I am so sorry, completely my fault on the milk as the jug was in the dishwasher and I forgot to pop it back in the fridge. Yes we have a great microwave on top of the fridge in the kitchen but maybe it was missed as it is quite high up. Safe and fabulous travels and we look forward to welcoming you back on day :)
Julie O
42
Reviewed 2 Oct. 2018via mobile
A really neat place to stay. Right on the beach, close to the glow worms, supermarket and easy drive to other West Coast destinations. Claire is a fabulous host. Lots of great tips and info, really helpful and accommodating. The fresh home-made breads and spreads were a treat.
Thank Julie O
Response from Sugarhawke, Owner at Drifting Sands Beachfront Accommodation
Responded 4 weeks ago
Thank you for your kind words Julie, it was an absolute pleasure to host you and so glad you enjoyed your stay with us.Fabulous travels and I look forward to welcoming you back one day :)
angelacronin2
10
Reviewed 3 Jul. 2018
Loved the quirky nature of your house. You have a great 'design flair'.
Thank you so much for making us feel so welcome, and for going out of your way to furnish us with such a fabulous breakfast. Your lemon butter is really fabulous.
Cheers,
Ang
Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Thank angelacronin2
Response from Sugarhawke, Owner at Drifting Sands Beachfront Accommodation
Responded 8 Jul. 2018
Thank you so much for the lovely review Ang, so thrilled you enjoyed the design we love to share and the yummy lemon honey... you can find the recipe on the blog so you can make it at home too!! ...and as always - no goodbye, see ya soon :) xx
juliacresto
McMinnville, Oregon
10
Reviewed 24 May 2018
Claire and her team were so kind and welcoming I showed up with out a reservation and she welcomed me into her home. Really enjoyed the fresh bread she made in the morning! Access to the beach was awesome!
Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Thank juliacresto
Response from Sugarhawke, Owner at Drifting Sands Beachfront Accommodation
Responded 6 Jun. 2018
Thank you Kindly for the awesome review Julia. An absolute pleasure to welcome you to our wee wonderland and so glad you enjoyed all the homely touches and homemade bread in the morning :)
Deezelmama
Sydney, Australia
20
Reviewed 6 May 2018
After days of Serviced appartments and hotels, the warmth and charm of Drifting Sands was most welcome. Comfortable, convenient and beautifully quirky we were lulled to sleep by ocean sounds and awoken to the delicious aroma of freshly baked bread. Absolutely a home away from home.
Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Thank Deezelmama
Response from Sugarhawke, Owner at Drifting Sands Beachfront Accommodation
Responded 12 May 2018
Thank you so much for taking time to share your stay and experience in our wee beachfront wonderland. It was an absolute pleasure to host you and we welcome you back anytime you are passing again. Happy and safe travels :)
PreviousNext
12345651
About
Description
Drifting Sands is a cosy beachfront accommodation located in Hokitika on the stunning and rugged West Coast of New Zealand. Whether you're a single traveller, a couple, a family or a group of friends - More book in and make yourself at home. Snuggling in quality linens, the scent of fresh bread tickling your nose in the morning, the warm hug of a wooden fire while chilling on the couch, preparing a good meal to treat yourself after an exciting day... This is Drifting Sands. Just a 5-minute-walk from town you find a place to truly call home. Sleep on hotel grade mattresses, snuggled in feather duvets and quality linens. Enjoy delicious home-made bread in the morning and have a chat with fellow travellers at the large flitch dining table. Relax at the fireplace in the cosy lounge with a free cup of tea or coffee. Listen to your favourite tunes on the Marley. Light a bonfire on the beach, soak in out outdoor stargazing tub, jam a little and watch the sunset. Or get comfy on a Fatboy bean bag in our beach garden and watch a movie under the stars in the moonlight cinema. Just lean back and relax, you're home. Drifting Sands is also available for exclusive rental. Please get in touch to find out more. Less
Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Beachfront
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Airport Transportation
Laundry Service
Self-Serve Laundry
Pool
Room Service
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Spa
Breakfast included
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Number of rooms
4
Price range
USD 86 - USD 135 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Location
New Zealand > South Island > West Coast Region > Hokitika
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Number of rooms
4
Price range
USD 86 - USD 135 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Location
New Zealand > South Island > West Coast Region > Hokitika
Photos
Traveller (79)
Pool & Beach (28)
Room & Suite (10)
Dining (3)
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 11 nearby hotels
Jade Court Motor Lodge
198 reviews
.38 km away
Fitzherbert Court Motel
115 reviews
.39 km away
Beachfront Hotel Hokitika
652 reviews
.59 km away
Bella Vista Motel Hokitika
277 reviews
.60 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 31 nearby restaurants
The Hokitika Sandwich Company
62 reviews
.72 km away
Stella Cafe Hokitika
483 reviews
.69 km away
Fat Pipi Pizzas
690 reviews
.69 km away
Ramble + Ritual
41 reviews
.60 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 46 nearby attractions
Wilderness Gallery
246 reviews
.73 km away
Hokitika Beach
473 reviews
.69 km away
Hokitika Museum
159 reviews
.83 km away
Hokitika i-SITE Visitor Information Centre
78 reviews
.68 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
simhoonkeng
24 September 2017|
Answer
Response from FORTHELOVEOFIT11 | Property representative |
Two bathrooms and two toilets 😀
1
Vote
Room Tips
"I forgot the tip but was I supposed to?"
hubieabbott
29 Apr. 2018
Read review
"Just that l could hear quite abit, clearly through my wall beside my bed in the night."
A9285LXannel
8 Apr. 2018
Read review
"The room was clean and Beds were verycomfortable"
connieo88
21 Mar. 2018
Read review
"Very comfortable beds"
nancycV1926VN
5 Feb. 2018
Read review
Show More 
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing