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Punakaiki Resort

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Room had a nice view. But other than that it should not be called a "resort". It is a hotel with a mediocre overpriced restaurant. No gym. There was no drinkable water. Wifi was at glacial speed. Ok if you have no other options.

We arrived after a long drive, and were expecting just a quite evening in the room. While walking in the evening the Hotel receptionist asked about our plans, and suggested a Bonfire on the beach! I was blown away, as she set it all up, helping get us started, and even offered Marshmallows! My two boys had never experienced this and we all just had a ball for a couple hours finding driftwood and relaxing by the fire. We wanted to extend for a couple more days, but this conflicted with our next reservations down the West Coast. For not expecting much, your staff made it just a perfect stay.

The eco suites provide superb views. Great location near the Punakaiki rocks. Good dinner restaurant. The breakfast is absolutely horrible though.

This is one of the nicer hotels we found in the countryside of New Zealand. It rivals an international hotel in an area where a lot of the options are just motels. The room was clean, contemporary, and quiet. My only complaint is that the mattress felt old and soft. I prefer a nice hard mattress, not something a bit saggy.

State Highway 6 Punakaiki

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining
  • Business center

Punakaiki Resort places you within a 10-minute walk of Pancake Rocks. This 61-room, 4-star hotel has a restaurant along with conveniences like free in-room WiFi and free self parking. Underworld Adventures and Mitchells Gully Gold Mine are also within a 30-minute drive.


In addition to a meal at the onsite restaurant, you can also enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Order from room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room. Continental breakfast is offered for a fee each morning from 7:00 AM to 10:00 AM.


All 61 rooms feature balconies, refrigerators, and coffee makers. Guests can expect free WiFi and TVs. Bathrooms have hair dryers and free toiletries. Phones, ironing boards, and desks are other standard amenities.

Property features

Guests of Punakaiki Resort enjoy free WiFi in public areas, a business center, and laundry facilities. Free parking is included with your stay. This hotel also has a fireplace in the lobby.

Room options

Standard Room, Garden View (QS)

Queen 1 | Sleeps 3

Standard Room, Sea View (QQ)

Queen 2 | Sleeps 4

Standard Room, Sea View (QS)

Queen 1 | Sleeps 3

Eco Suite

King 1 | Sleeps 2