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The Rocks Homestay

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11/06/2017 12/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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San Francisco, California
Reviewed 15 April 2017

My husband and I stayed at the The Rocks in December 2016, right before Christmas. The hosts, Peter and Theresa were welcoming and gave great suggestions about hikes, walks, and other activities in the Punakaiki area. We had a view of the ocean and were blessed with a gorgeous sunset in the evening. The hosts were especially nice about accomodating...

Thank Nextlongtrip
Luxembourg District, Luxembourg
Reviewed 25 March 2017

In February 2016 we stood 2 nights in this amazing place with lovable Teresa and Peter, memories we never wouldn't do without them. Stunning views, wild scenery and spectacular coast. Rocks homestay is an interesting place the hosts fill in with art and memories of traveling. Teresa prepared breakfast with the best bread we ate during our six week trip...

Thank O425KQrose
Reviewed 26 February 2017

We had the sea room, a generously sized room with its own library/conservatory to sit in. The breakfast was the best we had in New Zealand with a great choice and delicious eggs from their own chickens. Theresa and Peter were welcoming and delightful hosts. In short, a great experience in a very special place.

Thank elizamWales
Reviewed 17 February 2017

Had one night stay in the sea room to break a long drive and wished we had stayed longer. The room with large ensuite and its own sun room exceeded our expectations (the web site photos don't do it justice ). Air conditioning was great. The breakfast was the best we have ever had from a B&B and better than...

Thank UKmarried
Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

The bedroom wast adequate for our needs. It is true that there was no TV but we came to see the country not watch TV! Our hosts in Theresa and Peter could not have been more helpful and the breakfast had to be seen to be believed! The house is tucked away and is surrounded by local vegetation , but...

Thank Peter M
Devon, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 November 2016

I really enjoyed my stay at The Rocks Homestay, from the warm welcome from Teresa when I arrived fairly late at night (after a rather epic 9 hour meander through Arthur's Pass) to Peter very kindly dropping me at the car park near a rainforest track in order to save me from having to walk back along the main road...

Thank Amsam2014
Faridabad, Haryana, India
Reviewed 2 November 2016

This time we have just reached the Christchurch airport and we are renting our car on the airport. After a drive a 300km we are reaching this BnB and we get a welcome from a lady who is the owner of this house and we feel at home. At Night she offered a glass of hot milk which was a...

Thank Akshay P
Poinciana, Florida
Reviewed 21 April 2016

We enjoyed staying at the Rocks with the exception of the biting bugs. There are no screens on the doors or windows and that makes for a stuffy room as there on Air Conditioning. Wine was served in the evening and the couple that run this establishment are delightful. We had a fantastic trip and this location was all a...

Thank JackyBenstock
Reviewed 2 April 2016

Charming intelligent hosts, the best breakfast in NZ, very beautiful environment, good beds, clean apartments, an incredible view of the sea, I strongly recommend this place. Teresa and Peter make you feel at home. Thanks.

Thank mosndup
Norwalk, Connecticut
Reviewed 20 March 2016

The views are absolutely stunning. The rooms are clean and comfortable. They can't do enough to make you comfortable. Very knowledgeable of the area, hikes etc. Dinner in the area is just mediocre! You'll have to drive for good food.

Thank Barry G

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Think wild coast, isolated beaches, Nikau Palms, stunning views and fern-filled rainforest. Your hosts, Eva and Roland, welcome you to The Rocks Homestay at Punakaiki, nestled on the West Coast, the wildest side of New Zealand. Experience Pancake Rocks and Blowholes, forest tracks and river walks, canoeing, beach rambles, memorable sunsets and enjoy delicious home made evening meals. Complete your day relaxing in the conservatory with fantastic views on the rainforest and the sea. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Rocks Homestay

Address: Hartmount Place 33, Punakaiki 7850, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > West Coast Region > Punakaiki
Price Range: $146 - $198 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1 star — The Rocks Homestay 1*
Number of rooms: 3
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“ask for view of the ocean.”
Nextlongtrip, 15 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Both rooms with views are good”
UKmarried, 17 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Facing the ocean.”
JackyBenstock, 20 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Ask for an upstairs room”
BarryG414, 19 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Sun room best, but all good.”
kieronv2013, 28 Feb 2016 | Read review
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