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Rotorua District, New Zealand
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

After walking the Queen Charlotte track it was a delight to come into Punga Cove and see the Lodge with fantastic facilities and wonderful views over a delightful location. The staff were very considerate and helpful and the room and kitchen facilities were more than adequate.

Thank AndreaPick
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Room was a little dated BUT a great view, a decent bed and quiet ... just what you need after Day #1 of cycling on the Track. Beach is rocky, but the water was swimmable. Food was very tasty. If the seafood chowder is on the menu, grab it.

Thank StartSlowAndEaseOff
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Punga cove!! We come to the sounds each year and you get better each time. This time (march 2017) the place was looking better than ever. Lots of people, great food, great facilities on the beach. The lovely bar man was very helpful and served us at dinner. The food there was good but dessert was amazing! We can't wait...

Thank Day321
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed in one of the backpacker rooms for 1 night during my bike trip through New Zealand. The room was small but perfectly clean and very cheap – and the views over the cove and the rolling hills was just spectacular. On the bike, it took me some time to get there but the location and the views were...

Thank Moritz_Shanghai
Nelson, New Zealand
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

INCREDIBLE VIEWS!! It was relaxing, romantic, clean, tidy, very comfortable, and had a beautiful big balcony overlooking the ocean... such a unique lodge, it felt like being in a wilderness retreat! The staff were very warm and friendly so I would definitely go back, especially for food and local wine! Amazing value for money, highly highly highly recommend for a...

Thank Leah G
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

For budget accommodation, could not be happier with what Punga Cove offered. I stayed in their lodge, a private room overlooking the Cove. Great amenities and wonderful to relax after a day of hiking.

Thank Andare48
Grand Junction, Colorado
Reviewed 12 February 2017

We stayed for three nights in Room 11 with an incredible view over the Endeavor Inlet. We had been to Punga Cove ten years ago and enjoyed our time so much that we came back. It did not disappoint! The setting is still incredible and the service from the staff (which was awesome the first time) was even better this...

1Thank JPStarr
PungaCove, Manager at Punga Cove Resort, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you very much for taking the time to share your comments about our hotel. We are pleased to know that you enjoyed such a nice experience with us. It is always a pleasure to receive positive feedback speaking of our Team, who are the key in our Hotel. I will share your comments with our team. I...

Palmerston North, New Zealand
Reviewed 12 February 2017

Punga Cove was the second night on our Queen Charlotte Track walk. It was unfortunate our rooms were up a hill after two days of walking but it's a lovely spot to stay. We stayed in The Lodge which was more than adequate for our needs. After hobbling down to the bar we enjoyed a drink overlooking the water, very...

Thank Dannel
PungaCove, Manager at Punga Cove Resort, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank yo for taking the time to leave us a review about your stay at Punga Cove. It helps us to continue working to provide better service to our guests. We look forward to seeing you back on another occasion! Thank you from the Team at Punga Cove!!!

Reviewed 11 February 2017

We stayed two nights recently and to be honest we weren't entirely sure what to expect as we were on a road trip and ultimately staying at many different locations along the way and we hadn't gone to the trouble of micro analysing every venue in advance. First and foremost, the journey there by car is tedious on a very...

1Thank Wykehams
PungaCove, Manager at Punga Cove Resort, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review regarding your stay at Punga Cove. It is always a pleasure to receive positive feedback and it helps us to continue working to provide better service to our guests. I will share your comments with our team. We hope you are enjoying the rest of your...

Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

My group stayed here on night 2 of our 4 day walk. It was really fantastic despite the fact our room was up a steep hill. They have a pool and a spa which wAs very welcome as we were all sore and tired. The evening food was really great. The breakfast was wonderful especially the fruit. The service was...

Thank footy8
PungaCove, Manager at Punga Cove Resort, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you for taking time to share your comments about your stay. It is always a pleasure to receive positive feedback Thank you again for sharing your experience, and we hope your next visit will be as pleasant as the previous one. Kind regards, All the Team at Punga Cove.

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Additional Information about Punga Cove Resort

Address: Queen Charlotte Sound | Marlborough Sounds, Endeavour Inlet, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Marlborough Region > Endeavour Inlet
Price Range: RM288 - RM1,085 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Punga Cove Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 15
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“All of the rooms have great views to the water.”
  • View over Queen Charlotte Sound on the hike from Punga Cove to Furneaux Lodge
 of 5 bubbles JPStarr, 11 Feb 2017 | Read review
“We had a Kingfisher Chalet with a great views and plenty of space.”
 of 5 bubbles Wykehams, 10 Feb 2017 | Read review
“The higher rooms have the better views”
 of 5 bubbles kbarber2017, 6 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Best room is Number 18”
 of 5 bubbles David716, 31 Jan 2017 | Read review
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