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Te Nikau Retreat

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Penrith, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 December 2015

The Hideaway Cabin is just that, in the rainforest. Clean, comfortable, good facilities on site, lovely helpful receptionist. The kitchen was well-equipped, and the Cabin had a fridge, kettle, toaster and attendant paraphernalia. Paid WiFi in main complex.

Thank PaulNaylor
Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 23 December 2015 via mobile

At first, I was still apprehensive about this place because it's like in the midst of a forest and there is no internet connection on my phone. However, realized this place is actually very cosy. They sell data wifi card for $5 nzd for 100gb. Yes. Gb, not mb. However note that only the reception hut and the main hut...

Thank Xiong J
Reviewed 21 December 2015 via mobile

An amazing getaway in a remote "off the grid" rainforest, blessed with the serenity only nature can provide. The cabins/lodges are an old fashioned slice of American hunting huts, with record-players and pictures of burning fire places blu-tac'd to the actual fireplaces. Grab a beer, or glass of wine, and watch the world float by which happens to be out...

Thank Scott M
Reviewed 15 December 2015 via mobile

Te Nikau retreat was a lovely little cottage attached to a YHA accommodation. It was private and well separated from the other areas so it was pleasant enough. The facilities were what you would expect in YHA so nothing to write home about, but for a reasonably cheap one nighter it was fine. The manager of the site was very...

Thank Michael V
Darlington, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 December 2015

Lovely rooms spread through beautiful woods close to the beach, and only 3km from Punakaiki rocks. You couldn't find anywhere better than here for a relaxing stay, a quiet oasis in woodland , the only sound that of birds or the breeze in the trees. For an extra treat bread and muffins are baked fresh every morning. Local attractions include...

1Thank Andrew B
Honolulu, Hawaii
Reviewed 18 November 2015

If my wife were rating this it would be lower purely because the bathroom experience was poor, as I note below. So I guess this review is slanted a bit more towards a guy’s vantage point. I loved how private the cabin was. Basically there is a main cabin and then trails that connect all the cabins through the woods...

Thank Adam D
Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 13 November 2015 via mobile

We stayed for one night and would have liked to stay longer. Down a quiet road from the main highway this hostel not only has shared accommodations but you could also rent a small cabin. We stayed in the shared accommodation and had a lovely room. The kitchen is spacious and sitting at the table feels like you're at home....

Thank westcoasthiker1
Waimea, Hawaii
Reviewed 30 October 2015 via mobile

We stayed here for a night, and wish we'd stayed longer! We stayed in the Te Nikau house, and had it to ourselves. Magical craftsman wood house, lots of windows, tucked in the forest. My four year old loved walking the trails everywhere and loved the house. The beach down the way is breathtaking too. The kitchen in the house...

Thank Erin B
Reviewed 25 October 2015 via mobile

There are parts I loved and parts I hated. I loved the clean spacious 6 bed dorm in the rata lodge, with its lovely communal areas and good well equipped kitchen. 2 good clean showers. A really different place to stay, would defiantly consider it a retreat. The beds where just mattresses on the floor but they were very comfortable....

1Thank Laurenhanah92
Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 22 October 2015

If you were planning to stop in Greymouth/Westport/Any other non-glacier town in the West Coast, think again. This hostel makes Punakaiki your immediate first choice for a stopover. Eight minute walk to a stunning beach, and a 5 minute drive to Punakaiki, this multi-building hostel is sprinkled through the rainforest like candy. You can follow the adorable winding paths through...

Thank DorianBlue292

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  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Unique hostel with all home comforts, lodges and cottages nestled in the native rainforest. Excellent place to relax ~ restore ~ explore. Beautiful beaches,river walks, horse trekking, kayaking close-by. Bread/muffins available for sale. FREE UNLIMITED WIFI is available in all rooms of the retreat. 3kms north of the Pancake Rocks, sign on main road Motel - Homestay - Backpackers indicates turn off. Book your Intercity Bus to the Truman Track (TRT) and you'll be only meters away from Te Nikau. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Te Nikau Retreat

Address: 19 Hartmount Place, Punakaiki 7873, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > West Coast Region > Punakaiki
Price Range: RM159 - RM289 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Te Nikau Retreat 2*
Number of rooms: 9
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“We chose a room with all private facilities”
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Rome_at_Easter, 22 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Highly recommend the hideaway lodge”
723laurenf, 11 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Must try the hideaway cottage if available.”
Anoop84, 5 Mar 2017 | Read review
“We had a room in the main house where the kitchen was which was ensuite and very comfortable”
alis0n0, 27 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Book well ahead of time during Summer!”
arohaqi, 29 Jan 2017 | Read review
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