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Shenyang, China
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Reviewed 25 February 2015

The staff were super helpful since we arrived really late, the surroundings are beautiful, and the common areas are robust. We stayed in a cabin with a private room & shared bathrooms. We never even saw anybody else in our cabin, although I know there was at least 1 other couple there. We got in too late & left too... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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Reviewed 21 February 2015

We stayed in Kowhai Cottage for just one night and it was a great experience. We had been unsure what to expect but were very happily surprised. Despite being a little off the beaten track, Te Nikau Retreat combines a rustic setting with good service, great facilities and a great nature experience. Our cottage was really well appointed and very... More 

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Reviewed 16 February 2015

We arrived at Te Nikau in the pouring rain, after a day of driving in the pouring rain. The place is fabulous. It's warm and cosy, with a wood burning stove in the living room. We stayed in a basic private room, which had a private bathroom. It would have slept 3 people, so at $90 it's a bargain. It... More 

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Reviewed 11 February 2015

The setting is right in the nature (if you like that). I was very disappointed that there were no room keys, which made me feel unsafe. Our room was in the main building with an ensuite bathroom, but although this building was the main hub for all guests, including the communal kitchen, shared bathroom facilities and a family room area,... More 

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Reviewed 24 January 2015

This is one of the most magnificent place I have visited. It was hard to believe I was in NZ and not Costa Rica. The rain forest is just awesome and so quite. We stayed in the Te Ruru Lodge for our first night which was comfortable and quite and quite lovely. The smell of fresh baked muffins in the... More 

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Reviewed 19 January 2015

We stayed at Te Nikau for 1 night and really wish we could have stayed longer. Beautiful location, right in the midst of rainforest, lovely community of people, everything was very clean even with shared bathrooms and the beach is just a short walk from here. Highly recommend it and if we return to NZ we plan to stay here... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 19 January 2015

Wonderful place - my 3rd stay now. Staff very friendly, setting is superb - all in rainforest, just 5 mins walk from Truman Beach. You absolutely feel as though you're in a different world. All well thought out and very clean. I would wholeheartedly recommend it, especially the individual lodges if your budget stretches that far. However, no rooms in... More 

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Reviewed 23 December 2014

Knowing that we'd arrive late due to our excllent* time management, the receptionist kindly stayed up until 11pm for us and reserved a car parking space. We stayed in a large mixed dorm which was characterful, warm and spacious, although open so I don't think I'd have liked to leave my stuff here for a day. The facilities are very... More 

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Montgomery, Alabama
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 December 2014

hotel is located about 3 minutes off the tasman track to the ocean and about 3 km from the punakaiki rocks. the hotel consists of 'pods' spread out through a native bush site. i had the Lavender room--single room with shared bath. room was nice size. kitchen and sitting area in this pod building were fine size. Mauro, the mgr.,... More 

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Bendigo, Australia
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Reviewed 10 December 2014

we enjoyed the ambience, location in the stunning forest, proximity to the beach, peace, good selection of games, comfort and of course the muffins. Mauro was very helpful with advice and forward bookings,

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Unique hostel with all home comforts, lodges and cottages nestled in the native rainforest. Excellent place to relax ~ restore ~ explore. Beautiful beaches,river walks, horse trekking, kayaking close-by. Bread/muffins baked daily for sale. Wifi available at an extra cost ($5 for 24hs Unlimited). 3kms north of the Pancake Rocks, sign on main road Motel - Homestay - Backpackers indicates turn off. Book free pick up in advance only off Intercity coaches for 12.30pm or 3pm please be waiting outside the visitor information centre. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Te Nikau Retreat

Address: 19 Hartmount Place, Punakaiki 7873, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > West Coast Region > Punakaiki
Price Range: $47 - $118 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Te Nikau Retreat 2*
Number of rooms: 9
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