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The Rocks Homestay

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 April 2013

We were welcomed by Roli with tea and cakes, Eva and Roli were very friendly with lots of helpful tips for Punakaiki and ideas for our next stop in Nelson. The Rocks was in a stunning position with great views, a lovely home, which we enjoyed sharing with the family. The breakfast was delicious, home-made bread, preserves, with eggs cooked...

1Thank Poppyseed35
Reno, NV, USA
Reviewed 13 March 2013

We arrived early for our reservation and Roli welcomed us on the deck. He let us drop off a couple of bags and we went exploring. Roli mentioned that he had to "run to the store" which puzzeled us a bit - what's the big deal about going to the store? After a look at the map we figured out...

1Thank Stephen Evans
London, England
Reviewed 12 March 2013

This is a lovely place to stay set amongst the "bush". The hosts were very friendly and took the time to chat in the central sitting area. The house is very interesting with very nice bedroom and breakfast.

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Munich, Germany
Reviewed 11 March 2013

Eva and Roli have a very lovely home to share, starting from the stunning view to the tasteful architecture and decoration of the house. We enjoyed a tasty breakfast with great variety from muesli to cold cuts to home baked cake and bread-yum! It's close to the Pancake Rocks, a beautiful beach and interesting bush walks. Roli gave us very...

Thank Karin-Erhard
Reviewed 7 March 2013

We loved the homestay experience here. Roland and Eva were charming hosts. We were welcomed with tea and delicious home made cake, wonderful after a long drive! The Rocks is a unique house nestled in the wooded shoreline. You can hear the sea and we had a wonderful sunset from our balcony. Thank you for your attention to detail and...

Thank marriedmembers
Reviewed 26 February 2013

There are at least 2 things differentiating The Rocks B&B from other similar places in New Zealand: 1. hospitality of the owners and hosts (Eva and Rolland), 2. the house itself. Upon a warm welcome, Rolland and Eva turned out to be very easy going, relaxed, talkative, yet attentive hosts, willing to do their best to make you feel at...

2Thank MarcinPWarsaw
Reviewed 20 February 2013

We were just fully satisfied. One of our best experience during New Zealand travelling. Beutiful house, perfect hosts, very good breakfast... Next time we have to spend more time in this such a nice place.

Thank svamberk
Southampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 31 January 2013

Lovely welcome. Beautiful location. Perfect accommodation. Helpful hosts with good local knowledge. Excellent breakfast. Lots of little extras that made us feel that we were the first people to stay there.

Thank Michael L
Reviewed 27 January 2013

`Our hosts at The Rocks were really welcoming and showed us the blue sea view room which was just perfect. Eva and Roli's attention to detail is so evident. They really make everything so perfect and the stay at The Rocks was of top quality. Breakfast was really nice and the use of the guest area was a really nice...

Thank ronnieDevon
Boise, Idaho
Reviewed 16 January 2013

After battling torrential rains over Arthur's Pass, and a dismal stop in soggy Greymouth, we were ready for a place to relax and dry out. Found it at The Rocks. We booked "The Sea" room, no view due to weather, but you could hear the ocean waves -- lulling us to sleep. We took advantage of the beverage service, wine...

Thank debdak

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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: $144 - $195 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1 star — The Rocks Homestay 1*
Number of rooms: 3
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“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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