Shining Star Beachfront Accommodation
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Gordon moans that he gets the boring drives to write about. Well today I've got a dull old 4 hour train journey to write about- except it's the Tranzalpine Express and it's not a bit boring. We are picking the train up in Christchurch and it's taking us to Greymouth over what are termed the New Zealand Alps. The weather is not promising and when …
We woke up as chilly as we had been in the Spaceship. Should've left the wall heater on. We had breakfast and walked into town. I’d tried phoning Spaceships to check everything was OK but mobile wouldn’t work.
First up, we went back to New World to buy some sweets to give to Lisa at the i-Place. After a lot of deliberation, we …
We started the ay with a lazy lie-in. Who knows when we'd next get chance? You made brekky in bed. My leisurely shower was nearly disturbed by the maid, though, who nearly forced her way in to the bathroom to change the bin!
We went back in to town. (I had to print off a new rental agreement because of the change from Dexter to Solo. We …
Up 8ish and, after defrosting, headed back to town. Walked around New World Supermarket like zombies getting food for the next few days. Returned to Sunset Point and cooked brekky while Chris and co phoned you on the end of Father's Day. Man and boys at boat friendly and other woman walking her dog said 'Good morning.’ After filling up with …
We had a lovely peaceful night with the only sound being the ocean. The weather was much better today. The cloud had lifted and we could see blue sky. After brekky we went for another walk along the beach. It's a very beautiful beach but it wasn't as brooding today in the bright warm sunlight. After this we left the camp site and drove the short …
How has this motel rated in the past?
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
- Kids activities or Babysitting
- Pets allowed
We stayed for 2 nights here with our campervan and it was great. Lovely location - 2 minute walk to the beach and 2 minute walk to see the free glow worms. Very clean showers and toilets. It had a good kitchen and lounge area, which again was very clean. Highly recommended
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Deserves its Qualmark 4-star rating. Like most units, ours was one half of a log cabin-type building. The rooms are of an interesting angled shape, which makes them feel different from the average hotel/motel box. The rooms are very clean, modern, well-equipped and well-furnished - the bed was very comfortable, there was a couch in the spacious main room, and there were other extras, including an in-room safe, microwave, two-burner stove, fridge, CD player, DVD player, and flat screen TV. Good-sized bathroom. The property is beachfront; it's a 60-second walk from the cabins to the water's edge. Each cabin has a front porch from which you can comfortably enjoy a view of the Tasman Sea. Chilled bottles of wine are sold at the front desk; food means a 15-20 minute walk or 3-minute drive into the town centre, or use the very well-equipped kitchen.
What a surprise these digs were - having stayed at dingy digs at Franz Joseph the night before these were a fraction of the cost and 100% better.
Perfect little place
We stayed here for a night in December while driving from Wanaka to Nelson. We agree with all the previous positive reviews. Our room was a small 1 bedroom studio, really clean, tastefully done, all new and modern. In the room were ensuite bathroom with shower, kitchen, LCD TV, DVD, excellent heat pump, king-sized bed, small table, complimentary refreshments. The room itself was essentially a new log cabin, solidly built, nice and cosy. All for $129 NZD. Very good value, and we would stay there again.
We (a family of five) stayed at this motel and we enjoyed our stay very much. The rooms were well furnished and equipped and the spa-bath was very relaxing.
The DVD-players helped us getting through the evening because the of horrible weather we had. The movie selection could be a litle bit better.
Our room was right at the beach with beautiful views, and the glowworms were right across the street - and impressive sight at night.
Great stay at the Shining Star Chalets
My husband and I stayed at the Shining Star Chalets in November. We stayed in a beach front Chalet which was wonderful. Units are fairly new and spotlessly clean. Our bed was very comfortable, with electric blankets. Our chalet had a full kitchen with coffee and tea. We had an oceanview porch with incredible views.
The property has lots of cute animals - rabbits, pigs (the ugliest pig I've ever seen!), ducks, lamas, etc. The grounds are very well maintained.
I would highly recommend this property - a great value! Staff was very helpful and friendly.
Dies war eines der preisgünstigsten Motels in dem wir auf unserer ausgedehnten Reise durch Neuseeland untergekommen sind, ein fantastischer Wert. Holzchalet auf einem windgepeitschten sandigen Strand, nur wenige Fußminuten von der Stadt entfernt. Wir hatten das Unglück, dem einzigen mürrischen Rezpetionsangestellten in ganz Neuseeland zu begegnen, und Teebeuter & Milch waren nicht im Preis der günstigeren Zimmer eingeschlossen, aber die Sauberkeit, Lage und der Preis machten diese Kleinigkeiten mehr als wett.
Super Aussicht & super Wert
Wir waren am 27. Januar 2006 für eine Nacht im Shining Star Chalets. Die Unterkunft ist ca. 2.5 km von der Innenstadt entfernt und es hat einen tollen Blick auf den Ozean. Es war sauber, bequem, und sehr gut mit Annehmlichkeiten bestückt. Es gab neben der Rezeption mehrere Stellen, die eingezäunt waren und Lamas, Hasen, Schweine und Schafe hatten. Wir zahlten 120 Dollar pro Tag (einsch. Steuer), ca. 84 Dollar und fanden, dass das ein guter Gegenwert war. Es gab auch eine gute und aktuelle DVD Sammlung am Empfang, für nur eine kleine Gebühr. Wir würden hier wieder unterkommen.
This was one of the cheapest motels we stayed on an extended tour of New Zealand, and terrific value. Log chalets on a sandy windswept beach, and within walking distance of town. We had the misfortune to meet the only grumpy receptionist in New Zealand, and tea bags & milk were not included in the lower priced units, but the cleanliness and setting and the price more than made up for these minor niggles.
Great view & Great value
We stayed at the Shining Star Chalets for 1 night on January 27, 2006. The accomodation is located about 1.5 miles from the main downtown area but it does have great ocean front views. It was clean, comfortable, and was well stocked with amenities. They also had several fenced areas near the reception with llamas, rabbits, pigs, and sheep. We paid $120 NZD (inc GST) for the night (~$84 US) and thought that it was a great value. They also had a decent and current selection of DVDs at the front desk for a small fee. We would stay here again
Clean, very reasonably priced and near the windswept driftwood laden beach. Opposite a little glow worm dell too.