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Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 7 June 2016

This lovely motel with its individual chalets, each very well equipped and spotlessly clean, was a highlight on our recent tour of the north of the South Island. The view from the chalets is outstanding with Farewell Spit in the distance and a wonderful beach just a few steps away. I would not hesitate in recommending this as a great...

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PoharaBeach, Manager at Pohara Beachfront Motel, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to write a review and I'm glad you enjoyed your stay.

Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 15 May 2016

Having booked cheap flights to Nelson months in advance, I figured myself and my mother would be staying in Takaka. But Pohara popped up in accommodation searches, and soon I was onto this place because of it's close-to-beach location. We booked one of the two standalone beachfront (or near enough to it) units. Mid May wasn't going to necessarily be...

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 April 2016

Well equipped clean accommodation with fresh linen, good quality towels, enough space for a family. Free coffee, teas, hot chocolate in food cupboard, small milk given on arrival. Walk in shower. Wonderful views straight out to sea, beach walks, barbecue area. Helpful manager recommended walks. General store 5 mins walk away with all basics and takeaway fish and chips, piping...

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Dunedin, New Zealand
Reviewed 29 March 2016

This beachfront motel is in easy walking distance of several nice restaurants. The beach itself is great for young children as the tide goes out over a large distance - not so good for adults as you have to go a long way out to swim! I felt the units were pricey as they are very basic, however the bed...

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Bay of Plenty Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 4 March 2016

A beautiful relaxing location on the beach 10 minutes drive from Takaka. This is an older style motel but extremely comfortable and clean. The owner is welcoming and helpful. It is perfectly located for visiting Totaranui or Collingwood and Cape Farewell. There are a couple of restaurants nearby which open at 11am and also a coffee roasters for the morning...

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Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 March 2016

Absolutely fantastic stay, three nights we wish it could have been longer. Well equipped site BBQ etc and made to feel very welcome by Peter. Location is wonderful about 30 seconds from the beach and sea (when the tide is in) but a long way when its out. Very safe swimming. Avoid the supermarket on the campsite unless you're desperate,...

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Reviewed 1 March 2016 via mobile

The location was beautiful to see the tasman coast, and the owner was very friendly. The room was Very basic and in need of modernisation. Cutlery and crockery needed a deep clean and so did the room. Fine if you are a backpacker not fussed about comforts.

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PoharaBeach, General Manager at Pohara Beachfront Motel, responded to this review

Thanks for your comments.The room you had is aimed at the budget traveler, a basement mini studio for a budget price in a great location. I'm very sorry you felt the room wasn't up to your standard of cleanliness as we pride ourselves on keeping a high level cleanliness through out all our units. I will take on board your...

Oxford UK
Reviewed 21 February 2016

Only stayed here for one night, what a pity, the rooms are just great, everything you need and right on the beach, guy in reception was extremely helpful. Would love to come back and stay longer next time

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PoharaBeach, Manager at Pohara Beachfront Motel, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay.

Dunedin
Reviewed 21 February 2016

Comfortable motel with wonderful views. Very nice sitting out area in front of our unit and very good facilities available in the laundry, BBQ, grounds etc. We could walk across the road to the beach to swim any time we wanted to. The owner was most helpful and pleasant. A great place to stay.

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PoharaBeach, Manager at Pohara Beachfront Motel, responded to this review

Thanks for writing such a wonderful review. Hope to see you back in the future.

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 31 January 2016

I saw this hotel when I visited Takaka in the spring and booked in for a few weekends ago. The room was very nice and comfortable. The view of the beach from the deck was beautiful and a great way to enjoy breakfast and evening cocktails. The owner was lovely and very helpful with information about the area. This was...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
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  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Enjoy the perfect seaside holiday at our Beachfront Motel, located right on the beach and set in the heart of a beautiful seaside village. A popular destination to base yourself while you explore the wider Golden Bay area.Comfortable Units and a relaxing atmosphere combine to ensure a truly enjoyable holiday.Wake up to the sound of the seas, swim at the safe beach, walk the beach to cafes, restaurants, bars, golf course and general store and soak up the stunning scenery. 8 Units offer great seaviews across to Farewell Spit, and all with cooking facilities and private bathrooms. Large grassed barbeque area, herb gardens and guest laundry, provide everything needed to enjoy Golden Bay. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Pohara Beachfront Motel

Address: 10 Tennyson Street | Pohara, Pohara 7183, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Nelson-Tasman Region > Golden Bay > Pohara
Price Range: €80 - €125 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Pohara Beachfront Motel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 10
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