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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is what you get when the motelier gets it RIGHT. Nice chalets with lots of room and all the mod cons. Not fancy but clean tidy and everything works. Set amid stunning natural rocks BIG ONES!) and the grounds even have their own cave. Owners super friendly and helpful and they give you an actual small bottle of milk...

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Chefie007, Owner at The Rocks Chalets, responded to this review

Thanks guys really appreciate your nice comments

Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We recently spent 2 nights in the Fantail cabin at The Rocks. Loved it. If you're more accustomed to 5 star accommodation the first sight of the fairly dated cane furniture might be off-putting but don't panic.... I can't recommend this place enough. It's a fairly quirky set-up in that you haven't got a kitchenette as such in your room....

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Chefie007, Owner at The Rocks Chalets, responded to this review

Thanks for your feedback we are glad you enjoyed our place and it's good to remind everyone potentially booking with us that we have no kitchens in our units we supply tea and coffees making facilities plates, crockery and an outside BBQ as explained on all website we are linked with.

Newport Beach
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved staying in our spacious cabin at Rocks Chalet. After a hectic 12 days of touring, we came here on our own as we explored Golden Bay and Wharariki Beach. We and enjoyed the peace and quiet and seclusion, the very comfortable lodgings, and handy laundry facilities. Adding to the quiet getaway mood, we bought salad fixings and a...

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Chefie007, Owner at The Rocks Chalets, responded to this review

We appreciate you taking the time to review the rocks and are glad you enjoyed your stay

Upper Hutt, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Quiet, private, funky, unique. Comfy bed, great choice of mood lighting, Impeccably clean, wonderful friendly and helpful service, we were so impressed and delighted, we are planning to book in for an entire week in March (2017). The perfect place to get away from busy city life and the stresses of working long hours. Highly recommended.

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Look forward to seeing you in march Thank you

Edwards, CO
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed two nights in Takaka and Rocks Chalets was wonderful. Had to change arrival due to earthquake a gale force winds in Abel Tasman. Pat was so kind to help us rearrange after a stressful couple of days. We had a lovely quiet time and she and Chris were terrific to recommend hikes and local restaurants. Ask for Fantail...

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We hope to see you back soon.

New Plymouth, New Zealand
Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

We stayed for two nights at the Rocks Chalets and thoroughly enjoyed our stay, the ambience of the chalets in the rocky setting was superb, we stayed in the fantail chalet, and enjoyed the outside bath, it was extremely relaxing, very quiet, and very clean, we would not hesitate recommending to stay here, a really beautiful and serene place indeed....

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Thanks guys hope to see you back soon.

New Zealand
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Great place for a night or a few in Takaka area. Location is good - close enough to town but far enough out. Good driving distance from Pohara, Wainui Falls, Rawhiti Cave, Farewell Spit and whatever else takes your fancy in Golden Bay. Owners friendly and welcoming and the resident chickens are the same! Chalet (I was in Tui) is...

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Thank you for taking the time to review our place

Nelson, Nelson, New Zealand
Reviewed 3 October 2016

Absolutely rapt we discovered this place. The hostess was lovely and helpful and the chalets absolutely spotless!!! Lovely spacious room and bathroom with the most amazing birdsong and garden views We will be back, thank you so much for the wonderful experience :)

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Boston
Reviewed 28 August 2016

Traveled March 2015 & forgot to write review of this unique place. The Tui Chalet was very nice, comfortable & roomy with space to relax & catch up at the table. Basic essentials for self-cater but we only spent a night & had a great dinner at the restaurant.

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Thanks for your review we have closed the restaurant since your last visit but there are plenty fo good places to eat and I am working at one.

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 27 August 2016

Stayed here Sunday evening last week. Very comfortable and warm chalets with comfortable bed. Close to Takaka, outside bath and very private accommodation. Will be staying here again next time I am in town.

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Thank you we look forward to seeing you soon.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Refrigerator in room
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Rocks chalets offer 5 one bedroom affordable private island style chalets each with their own en suit bathroom, patio and garden, and 1 two bedroom family unit with private deck. The chalets have been built amongst the large Karst rock formations, which dominate the four-acre award winning gardens. Commanding breath-taking views of Takaka and the surrounding hills. Just minutes from beautiful beaches and all that Golden bay has to offer. The Rocks is perfectly located, within walking distance of Takaka township and sandwiched between two national parks. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Rocks Chalets

Address: 2086 Takaka Valley Highway | Tasman, Takaka 7110, New Zealand (Formerly Eatery on the Rock Motel)
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Nelson-Tasman Region > Golden Bay > Takaka
Price Range: RM561 - RM748 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Rocks Chalets 3.5*
Number of rooms: 6
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Eatery On The Rock Hotel Takaka
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