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Shining Star Beachfront Accommodation Hokitika Reviews
Love the beach, love the farm! Sep 18, 2011
It is good and bad about the location. You will need to have a car to drive to downtown for food and grocery but it was just a half minute's walk to the Hokitika Beach!
We booked a self contained beachfront chalet for a very good price.nit came with a spa bath and a complete kitchenette.
The unit was huge. There were sofa, dining table and chairs, a working desk and chair,a stereo set, a 40" flat screen TV and a DVD player.
The wooden cabin has a loft to the bedroom. The queen size bed was clean and comfortable.
The bathroom was huge too, with a double spa and toilet. It was a nice touch to have some candles by the spa bath. They were very generous with the towels and the amenities were enough.
There are wireless Internet services however there were not free of charge, however you can purchase the voucher at the reception. There were also DVDs to rent for N$ 5 each.
One very unique feature of this motel is, they have a little farm that consists of sheep, goats, ducks, and alpacas! We when arrived at the reception, there were two ducks came towards me as if they were greeting us! This place is fun! We will definitely go back to this motel
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Cabins on the beach Jun 21, 2008
The Shining Star is located in Hokitika on the west coast. It was my first stop on a 8 day tour around the south island. It took just over 3 hours to drive from Christchurch over Arthur's Pass to Hokitika.
There is something for everyone here: basic and deluxe cabins, power sites for camper-vans and tent sites. The management staff is very friendly and helpful. The reception area has the usual tourist info available and also sells bottles of wine.
I stayed in an en-suite cabin. Though very small, it was all my travel buddy and I needed for one night. One double bed, one single bed, table and chairs, fridge, TV and shower and toilet. Wireless internet available for a fee. Cooking, shower and laundry facilities are also available.
The property has a park like setting and backs up on to a great beach which is great for sunsets. Additionally there is a menagerie of animals - ducks, chickens, two llamas, some goats and two very large and very ugly pigs! With that said the animals were not noisy at all. The chickens wander the property and will come right up to your cabin door. I am sure they are expecting some bread crumbs to be tossed to them.
The town center is only 2 minutes by car or a 10 minute walk. There is a few shops and a couple of restaurants. A good place to buy jade.
The next time I am on the west coast I will be staying at the Shining Star again and would recommend it to others.
Oh....nearly forgot. If you do grab that bottle of wine to go sit on the beach and enjoy the sunset do not forget the bug spray. Those sand flys are EVIL!!
Shining Star Beachfront Accommodation Overview
If you are looking for affordable cabin accommodation with exclusive direct access to the golden sands, then the Shining Star Beachfront, Hokitika offers the perfect family destination. Nestling in lush gardens and just seconds away from the beach, it offers peace, tranquillity and space, along with competitively priced lodgings. This beautiful site is only 1 km (0.6 miles) from the former gold mining town centre of Hokitika. Boasting a range of charming chalets, apartments and cabins, the property is the perfect choice for all types of traveller, from those on a budget to those looking for absolute luxury! Enjoy the benefits of the BBQ area, communal lounge and dining room, and wireless Internet access throughout. Kids will find plenty to do in the play area, whilst you unwind in the resort style sauna and spa pool, for a truly relaxing experience. Official New Zealand Rating provided by Qualmark(r)Qualmark(r) assigns an official star rating for accommodations in New Zealand. This Self Contained & Serviced property is rated 4-star plus.
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