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Punakaiki Tavern & Motel

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Main Beach, Australia
Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

This would have to be the worst meal we have ever had in New Zealand, as other reviews have said everything is definitely frozen This is our second visit to Punakaiki . Punakaiki is an amazing place' a must visit location if visiting the South Island . We have dined here on our last holiday to the South Island ....

1Thank Claudia P
Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 15 January 2017

We stayed for two nights on the 27th and 28th December. We chose The Punakiki Tavern and Motels as being away from the main Touristy area. The motel unit was absolutely perfect for us as all we were needing was somewhere to zzzzz and coffee etc. in the morning. Pricewise was pretty much spot on (especially compared to other places...

Thank bizzielizzie2017
Port Douglas, Australia
Reviewed 7 January 2017

Stayed one night in October, the motel unit was clean but quite expensive, we ordered a main evening meal at the restaurant my wife ordered fish & chips which consisted of a frozen triangle fillet the type you buy at a supermarket with chips of a similar type $21. I ordered bangers & mash thinking I may get a local...

1Thank 286Dave
Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

Really nice coffee and a peaceful garden out the back with stunning views and koi carp in the pond. Good parking not too far off the beaten track. Nice dark beer happy staff. Family friendly and the food caters for little ones.

Thank Anthea P
Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 January 2017

We stayed in a family room which was adequate but tiny! Queen bed and bunks right alongside. Room itself was $140 which seemed reasonable but $25 per child seemed excessive when there's no room in the unit to actually do anything. So $190 seemed expensive for what the room offered. There was one t-spoon (for making a cup of tea...

Thank rhopenz
Chester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 December 2016

First thing to say is this place is in the middle of nowhere. The nearest supermarket/ convenience store is 40km away! Our unit was slightly larger than normal being a triple, but that really was where the benefits ended. The only facilities provided is a kettle. You have to ask for a hairdryer and wifi is available for free only...

Thank Mick W
Helsinki, Finland
Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

The room was on the small side with a double and a single bed. The bed was very soft, which did not bode for a good night's sleep. The shower was ok, although you have to ask for a hair dryer in the tavern as there is none in the room. Bathroom amenities were very modest. Breakfast is not included...

Thank Mirja T
Reviewed 24 November 2016

Travelling north on the west coast I became aware that accomodation was limited; many tourists had headed west due to the earthquake. Several places had the 'no vacancies' sign up Suddenly I came across the Punakaiki Hotel. I was greeted warmly by a gentleman and advised that a room was available at half the price quoted by the 'resort' up...

Thank Michael W
Reviewed 26 May 2016 via mobile

I met Lorraine the owner and she was a lovely lady and we talked about something we had in common. Her staff were also very friendly. I have eaten here 3 times and the food is lovely. I love the decor of the tavern and even nicer with the roaring fire going!!

Thank Kelly P
Charlotte, North Carolina
Reviewed 20 March 2016 via mobile

Review of the tavern itself. Punakaiki is remote, and this is one of only 3 dining options within an hour's drive. The Tavern takes full advantage of this almost hostage-esque dynamic, serving poor quality food at high prices to its desperate, captive audience. Tables were dirty (complete with washcloth centerpieces - that was a first), and service was spotty. We...

1Thank KGSellers

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
  • Suites
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Punakaiki Tavern is open 7 days 8 am till late. 1 km north of the pancake rocks & blow holes halfway between Westport & Greymouth. 2 min.walk to beach,Adjacent to the Paparoa National Park. A full range of meals,Breakfast from 8 am.Lunch, Dinner from 5 pm. Bar Snacks,Espresso coffee,tea,Wine spirit sales. Indoor outdoor dining in our beautiful garden setting. Accommodation. Free Wi- Fi in units. surcharge in Tavern. 9 ensuite studio units double or twin.Access unit. Free parking. Eftpos-credit card facilities. Sky TV in the Tavern. Fully Licensed. Wi-fi. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Punakaiki Tavern & Motel

Address: Corner Of State Highway 6 & Owen Street, Punakaiki 7873, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > West Coast Region > Punakaiki
Number of rooms: 9
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“units are away from roadside and nice and peaceful and just a 'stones throw' to the Tavern”
bizzielizzie2017, 14 Jan 2017 | Read review
“room away from the tavern, freezer & fridge running all night”
286Dave, 6 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Rooms are tiny so very squashed for a family of 4 despite paying $190. Queen bed was really soft too.”
rhopenz, 31 Dec 2016 | Read review
“As far as I could tell there rooms were all very similar in a row at the back of the tavern in traditional motel style”
Bluejax400, 25 Oct 2014 | Read review
“Room 2 Fantail bird.”
F5448WKwendyg, 24 Mar 2014 | Read review
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