Punakaiki Resort

State Highway 6, Punakaiki, Punakaiki, New Zealand, 8252 - See map
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Punakaiki Resort

"It was a lovely, comfortable stay and we can highly recommend this resort."

Aria - May 7, 2018

Eco Suite Punakaiki Resort
Interior view Punakaiki Resort
Interior view Punakaiki Resort
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Nearby landmarks
Pancake Rocks 590 m
Pororari River Track 1.41 km
Truman Track 2.93 km
Greymouth Airport 39.53 km
Westport Airport 46.83 km
Hokitika Airport 72.09 km
Christchurch International Airport 181.36 km
Nelson Airport 181.71 km
Takaka Airport 188.56 km
Kaikoura Aerodrome 189.89 km
9.3

Exceptional

Location rating score

Exceptional location
  • Private beach

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Bar

  • Garden

  • Smoking area

Value for money7.9
Location rating9.3

Rooms available at Punakaiki Resort

Very good
Room comfort & quality
7.9
Standard Sea View Twin Bed
Standard Sea View Twin Bed
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  • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 2 queen beds
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Standard Sea View
Standard Sea View
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  • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 single bed and 1 queen be...
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Standard Garden View
Standard Garden View
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  • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 2 queen beds
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Eco Suite
Eco Suite
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  • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 king bed
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Suite
Suite
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  • Balcony/terrace
  • Shower
  • 1 king bed
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Standard Garden View Queen Room
Standard Garden View Queen Room
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  • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 single bed and 1 queen be...
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Standard Double or Twin Room
Standard Double or Twin Room
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  • Shower
  • 1 single bed and 1 queen be...
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Standard Twin Room
Standard Twin Room
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  • Shower
  • 2 queen beds
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Studio
Studio
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  • Balcony/terrace
  • Shower
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Room Assigned on Arrival
Room Assigned on Arrival
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  • Balcony/terrace
  • Shower
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at Punakaiki Resort?

Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee.

How do I get to Punakaiki Resort?

For those who wish to drive their own cars, Punakaiki Resort has a car park available for guests. Parking is free for guests.

What is the smoking policy at Punakaiki Resort?

Punakaiki Resort does permit smoking in some areas and is not 100% smoke-free.

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What people love about Punakaiki Resort

  • 9.2
    Exceptional
    Staff 

    "Rooms were well equipped and staff were very friendly."

    Kok

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    December 24, 2017

  • 9.6
    Exceptional

    "The view of the sunset from the balcony was lovely."

    Rick

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    June 10, 2017

  • 9.2
    Exceptional

    "Would definitely visit again if we are in the area."

    Aria

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    May 7, 2018

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Overall rating:
8.4
Excellent
598 reviews
Cleanliness
8.6
Facilities
8.0
Location
9.3
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It was so close to the Pancake Rocks and easy to access to t...
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More about Punakaiki Resort

More about Punakaiki Resort

The Punakaiki Resort blends ultra-modern styling with classic hospitality. This hotel provides two styles of accommodation - Standard Resort Rooms and Suites or Eco-Suites. The Eco-Suites in particular are designed to seamlessly move between the city and nature. These have either ocean or rainforest views. Also, only organically grown timbers are used along with large solar panels. All rooms are positioned so that guests feel a sense of privacy and exclusivity. The en-suite bathroom in each of the rooms is large and inviting. Guests are recommended to consult with the helpful staff as to what activities are available in the area.

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Most talked about facilities

Food & Dining
5 mentions
Beach
5 mentions
Housekeeping
3 mentions
Internet
1 mention

What they offer

9.6
Exceptional

"Awesome service, modern fitout, and situated right on the be..."

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June 10, 2017

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Food and dining

Breakfast options

Continental
Full English/Irish

Restaurants on site

Jacob's Grill Restaurant
Cuisine:International, Seafood, Grill/BBQ
Menu:Buffet

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Reviews of Punakaiki Resort from real guests

Overall rating
8.4
Excellent
From 598 reviews
9.3Location
8.6Cleanliness
8.6Service
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Rating via Agoda8.4
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Cleanliness8.6
Facilities8.0
Location9.3
Room comfort and quality7.9
Service8.6
Value for money7.9
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8.0
Excellent
Aaron from Malaysia
Couple
Standard Sea View
Stayed 1 night in September 2014

Quirky resort in Punakaiki”

Luxury relative to peers, location, restaurant food

The Punakaiki Resort seemed to be one of the only hotel standard accommodations near Punakaiki, so we were grateful that we had this luxury. The only other options seemed to be hostel / backpacker style accommodation. Its location near the Punakaiki pancake rocks makes it an ideal stopover for those driving through on the West Coast Road. The food at the restaurant (there aren't many dining options nearby) was actually very good. However, the hotel did seem to be understaffed, and although they were polite and got their jobs done, the staff seemed flustered at having to cover multiple roles. One odd thing was how the reception is not connected to the 'chalet' style rooms by a covered walkway, which we noticed given it was raining incredibly heavily when we arrived.

Reviewed October 10, 2014
8.8
Excellent
Marygail from United States
Couple
Standard Garden View Queen Room
Stayed 1 night in October 2017

great location”

We enjoyed our 1 night stay at Punakaiki Resort. The location was perfect for visiting the pancake Rocks and Blowholes. The facility was clean and staff helpful and friendly. Our only complaint was that our rooms were at the back and difficult to access with no parking nearby. But we would recommend this resort.

Reviewed October 19, 2017
7.0
Very good
Peter from New Zealand
Couple
Eco Suite
Stayed 1 night in September 2012

Pristine Environment - lovely location”

Proximity to beach, lovely view from room

The hotel is in a lovely location in one of New Zealand's iconic landscapes. The eco room was a little tired, but the environment made up for this disappointment. The restaurant had an amazing view across the beach and we enjoyed watching the sun setting over the Tasman Sea. Meal a little over priced, but was fine. The bush walkway and beach were great, as was the wildlife. Punakaiki rock formations were awesome- and were the primary reason for staying overnight. Will book normal room next time.

Reviewed September 27, 2012
8.0
Excellent
LIM from Singapore
Couple
Standard Garden View
Stayed 1 night in June 2016

Well-appointed resort. Warm service. Food could be better.”

Close proximity to the pancake rocks. Good view of the sea from our room. Found the location of the parking a little awkward in relation to the apartment entrance - we had to lug our luggage around towards the main road where the entrance to the apartment units were along a narrow walkway. No direct link between the apartment units and the reception/ lounge/ restaurant. The lady processing our check-in was warm, courteous and made us feel very welcomed. Checking in was a breeze - as per our other accoms in NZ. Room was well-appointed and spacious - there are 2 near-queen-sized beds! Also, this is weird but we really liked the shampoo, shower gel and exfoliating soap provided. Had our dinner at Jacob's Grill. We had the tomato basil soup (delicious, though the serving was smaller that the portions we have seen elsewhere in NZ), cajun chicken pasta (tasted alright but got too overwhelming towards the 2nd half - the portion could feed 2 adults), and the baked chicken (dry and lacking in taste). We probably should have ordered the steak, but we wanted a break from beef that evening. Prices were expected of a resort.

Reviewed June 16, 2016
10.0
Exceptional
Kylie from Australia
Couple
Eco Suite
Stayed 2 nights in September 2015

Comfort by the sea”

Tranquil, delicious, comfort

We really enjoyed the attentive service and generous sized rooms. We stayed in an eco suite which is a bit back from the beach but still has an amazing outlook with sunsets to swoon over. I loved the bonfires down on the beach in front of the hotel and the gorgeous dining room. All the food we tried was lovely and reasonably priced. If you want to get away, unwind and just walk a few trails or sit and watch the ocean roll in with a nice wine in your glass then this is the place for you!

Reviewed September 13, 2015
7.2
Very good
rosa from Indonesia
Group
Standard Sea View Twin Bed
Stayed 1 night in July 2016

not much of choices for food. limited staff”

Punakaiki is a small town that is very outskirt. Restaurant is limited esp after 5 pm, we were big group the restaurant at the resort cant really have us as we didnt make any reservation prior and there was only one person in the restaurant who take care of everything,

Reviewed July 19, 2016
9.2
Exceptional
Aria from United Kingdom
Couple
Standard Garden View
Stayed 1 night in May 2018

Beautiful room in a perfect location”

We had an ocean view room with two queen beds. It was a lovely, comfortable stay and we can highly recommend this resort. A 2 minute drive from the pancake rocks too! We ate at the restaurant, but honestly found it a bit overpriced and the food was quite bland. But there were no other negatives than that. Would definitely visit again if we are in the area.

Reviewed May 07, 2018
10.0
Exceptional
Tirdsak from Thailand
Couple
Standard Sea View
Stayed 1 night in July 2015

You can't go wrong with this hotel.”

Excellent dinning, location and attentive staff

This is it if you wanna stay in Punakaiki.

Reviewed August 15, 2015
10.0
Exceptional
Jessica from United States
Group
Eco Suite
Stayed 1 night in December 2017

Lovely location and views”

We wanted to spend a night along the coast to break up our south island driving, and this was a wonderful spot to stop. We walked up to the pancake rocks before sunset, and had dinner at the resort restaurant right on the beach. The rooms were spacious and attractive.

Reviewed April 05, 2018
8.7
Excellent
WEIMING from Singapore
Couple
Standard Sea View
Stayed 1 night in April 2013

Comfortable stay with great dinner”

Spacious room, great food in restaurant, near to attraction pancake rocks

Located near to attraction Pancake rocks, only about 5mins drive away. Room is spacious with ocean view. Toilet is clean but not so new. Hotel restaurant serves great food, price is reasonable, worth a try since there is no other restaurants in that area. The lounge area looks great for a relaxing drink after dinner too.

Reviewed May 04, 2013
6.3
Good
Samantha from Singapore
Couple
Standard Sea View Twin Bed
Stayed 3 nights in June 2013

Tranquil getaway”

surroundings, ambience,

There really isn't much to do in Punakaiki, except rest and relax. If you are someone who loves to take in a good book and listen to the waves crash, this is a great place to do that and just get away from the madness of the city. The staff were lovely and attentive, and the room service from the hotel restaurant was delicious. It truly does feel like you are in another world when staying here. It is a short 5 min drive down the road to the local pub where you can take in some tv-watching with the locals and get a pint of beer.

Reviewed July 23, 2013
10.0
Exceptional
Roger from United States
Couple
Eco Suite
Stayed 1 night in November 2016

Fantastic Ocean View”

GO THERE. PUNAKAIKI WAS GREAT

Reviewed November 17, 2016
9.2
Exceptional
Joyce from Singapore
Group
Standard Sea View Twin Bed
Stayed 1 night in May 2018

Good location”

5mins walk to pancake rock. Sea view resort with sky full of starts at night. Rooms are clean and restaurant foods are good. Nothing to complain during my stay there.

Reviewed June 12, 2018
9.6
Exceptional
Rick from Australia
Family with teens
Standard Garden View Queen Room
Stayed 1 night in June 2017

great spot ”

The Resort is less than one minute from Pancake Rocks and the blow hole. Awesome service, modern fitout, and situated right on the beach. The view of the sunset from the balcony was lovely.

Reviewed June 10, 2017
8.4
Excellent
John from Australia
Family with teens
Standard Sea View Twin Bed
Stayed 1 night in January 2018

Excellent”

Clean and adequately appointed rooms but a small space at this price. No cooling with very small screened windows and so very little flow through ventilation made the room stiflingly hot. The floor added to the heat - it felt like underfloor heating had been left on overnight. Don’t know the cause but the effect was very unpleasant.

Reviewed January 19, 2018
9.0
Exceptional
Sam from Australia
Couple
Standard Sea View Twin Bed
Stayed 1 night in September 2013

Beautiful peaceful surroundings”

Clean, comfortable, relaxing

We arrived at sunset, checked into our room which was a balcony view of the beach (just beautiful!) then spent the late afternoon walking on the beach before dinner. We only spent one night here as we'd just driven over from Christchurch to do the adventure cave rafting in Charleston. Couldn't have picked a more perfect place to stay. The following morning we drove 2 minutes up the road and saw the pancake rocks and blowholes which were definitely worth seeing (you only need an hour tops to do this).

Reviewed October 06, 2013
8.8
Excellent
Lee from New Zealand
Solo traveler
Standard Garden View
Stayed 1 night in February 2021

Romantic Retreat”

Lovely location, and lovely good sized rooms. For the money I would expect to have had Sky TV, a few plates & cutlery etc so if eating food other than their restaurant's or breakfast could use them, pen and paper to write on, a couple packs of 2 biscuits to have with coffee is common to have these days. Wee things but handy. Meals were lovely as was the room and location lovely. I do intend to return to.

Reviewed February 15, 2021
9.3
Exceptional
Rui from Singapore
Couple
Standard Sea View Twin Bed
Stayed 1 night in September 2013

comfortable, relaxed”

ocean view

Great. Good service with comfortable beds, clean room. Most importantly, a great ocean view balcony. Checking in and checking out is fast and easy. The restaurant is a bit pricy but it is fine dinning setting. No food nearby, so must eat in the restaurant. No cooking in the room.

Reviewed September 27, 2013
10.0
Exceptional
Nampetch from Thailand
Group
Standard Garden View Queen Room
Stayed 1 night in October 2016

The best hotel to get up close and personal with the Pancake rock”

The beautiful hotel with great dinner by the Tasman sea right next to the Pancake Rock. On the right hand side of the hotel beach, you can just walk to experience the magnificent Pancake Rock.

Reviewed October 29, 2016
10.0
Exceptional
Kira from Australia
Family with teens
Standard Garden View
Stayed 2 nights in March 2016

Amazing View!”

This place was so beautiful and the location was very close to all the attractions in the area. We had easy access to the local restaurants/cafes, as well as sites like the Pancake Rocks and Blowholes. Being right on the coast, the view of the sunset every night was stunning, and was definitely a change of scenery from the mountains we had been driving through. The food was great and the staff were lovely and very helpful. Definitely value for money and would highly recommend to anyone who is visiting the West Coast of NZ South Island.

Reviewed June 28, 2016
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