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Punakaiki Resort

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Eco Suite

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Eco Suite - Punakaiki Resort. Copyright Punakaiki Resort.

The Eco-Suites are 30% larger than the Standard Resort Rooms. These luxury suites are eco-friendly with ocean and/or rainforest views. The suites have been designed and built to have minimal impact on the environment. They utilize only organically grown timbers and commercial materials with little or no toxins. Large solar panels provide power to heat the water as well as under floor heating, along with ecofleece insulation in the wall cavities and thermocell panels in the ceiling to promote energy efficiency. Additionally, the suites feature environmentally friendly amenities and energy saving devices. The suites were designed and built around the larger native trees and smaller plants were relocated to other areas of the resort. Each suite features; king bed, ensuite bathroom, SKY TV, wireless internet, microwave, toaster, tea and coffee facilities, iron and ironing board, radio alarm clock, hairdryer, complimentary toiletries, waffle bathrobes, non-smoking.

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Punakaiki Resort is a stunning complex located on New Zealand's wild West Coast at Punakaiki Beach – and near the world famous Pancake Rocks and Blow Holes. We offer stylish and comfortable West coast accommodation to suit those travelling for both business and pleasure.

Spectacular Surroundings
The resort has been designed to maximize the surrounding environment with beautiful ocean and rainforest views of the Paporoa National Park.

West Coast Conference Venue
Punakaiki Resort makes for a unique and memorable conference venue; with luxury accomodation, superb catering and plenty of group activities in the area to keep your delegates entertained.

Google Reviews

About Google Reviews: recently Google has converted their review system to require reviewers to have a proper, identifiable Google+ profile. This is a good thing, as it tends to cut down on bad reviews, both from people unwilling to stand behind their comments and fake positive reviews from the businesses themselves. Old, pre-Google+ reviews are still in the system, and will appear below as written by "A Google User". More info from Google is here.

Review date:   July 23, 2018 3:22AM
Review:   Paid for a "seaview" room with little to no sea-view, stuck behind the restaurant building with little to no view of ocean, Could not stay in the room for a long period of time due to a very very strong fresh paint smell (either the room or the one shared next door had a very recent paint job) slept with windows open to try combat / limit the smell / fumes. Not the most relaxing getaway with the paint issues but service was good and people were friendly.
Author:   Kiwi Spec
Rating (out of 3 stars):  

Review date:   July 26, 2018 8:30PM
Review:   Good view. Not very clean. Dusty old drawers with one teaspoon inside was odd. Dated.
Author:   Tony Snell
Rating (out of 3 stars):  

Review date:   April 23, 2018 10:36AM
Review:   Amazing place to visit. Great meals, looking at the ocean. Had glorious weather at time, but can be quite wet as has high annual rainfall
Author:   Peter Matthews
Rating (out of 3 stars):  

Review date:   April 3, 2018 6:00AM
Review:   Nice place in a locale that is somewhat remote. Our rooms were across highway from reception, restaurant and bar, so used culvert tunnel under highway to get back and forth. Unusual, yet fun.
Author:   Alan W Lightner
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Review date:   July 8, 2018 8:01AM
Review:   No cutlery or plaits in the room. Tv didn’t work and bathroom was still wet and dirty. Also had no sink so had to fill up the jug and wash cups in the bathroom sink.
Author:   Jack Mannington
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