Shining Star Beachfront Accommodation

Address: 16 Richards Dr, Hokitika, South Island, 7810, New Zealand | 4 star motel
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This 4 star motel, located on 16 Richards Dr, Hokitika, is near West Coast Historical Museum, Lake Kaniere Scenic Reserve, Jade Factory, and Hokitika Craft Gallery Co-op.
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      TravelPod Member ReviewsShining Star Beachfront Accommodation Hokitika

      Reviewed by smythadventures

      Excellent location and value

      Reviewed Nov 4, 2014
      by (5 reviews) Seattle , United States Flag of United States

      Clean, comfortable and beautiful. A wonderful stop, and an easy place to take a break.

      This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of

      Reviewed by agnes55

      Trevlig stuga nära havet

      Reviewed Mar 18, 2014
      by (4 reviews) , Sweden Flag of Sweden

      Somnar till ljudet av havet

      Närmsta grannar med 2 alpaccas
      Seaview, Nya Zeeland

      This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of

      Reviewed by debsndarren

      Great campervan site

      Reviewed Sep 24, 2012
      by (46 reviews) Leeds , United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom

      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

      This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of

      Historical Traveler Reviews Shining Star Beachfront Accommodation Hokitika

      Very nice spot on the west coast


      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.

      A West Coast Star


      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.

      This is a mixed site of camper vans and wooden lodges - made me a bit wary - but booked a beachside lodge and at NZD 129 for the night this was a bargin.

      Just a few yards from the beach, this was a lovely large room with huge bed, TV and DVD, kitchenette and large shower-room. A terrace with seats overlooked the sea and you could walk for miles undistured blowing away the cobwebs. Hokitika is known for the tree roots on the beach that make stunning sculptures as you walk into the spray and feash air.

      Slight word of caution - Shining Star is on the outskirts of town so a good 15 mins walk to the centre. There are a few bars and restaurants, varying from local type to more touristy, but you must make a bee line for the Cafe de Paris - fantastic food throughout the day and evening - great service and clearly a hit locally - worth booking. Be patient for a taxi back to the digs - there are not that many.

      That said - delay your return to dusk and take a walk to the opposite side of the road - there is a well signposted glow-worm dell, striking after a few halves of shandy !

      Finally - do visit the tourist office - the staff there are very helpful and happy to direct you to what sights there are in the town.

      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.

      Großartiger Wert


      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.

      Great Value


      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

      Great Value


      Clean, very reasonably priced and near the windswept driftwood laden beach. Opposite a little glow worm dell too.


      TripAdvisor Reviews Shining Star Beachfront Accommodation Hokitika

      4.50 of 5 stars Outstanding

      Travel Blogs from Hokitika

      How many glaciers have YOU seen this week?

      A travel blog entry by sammcroghan on Nov 12, 2014

      2 comments, 8 photos

      The weather, for the most part, co-operated today as we only had scattered showers throughout the day. This meant that we could hike to the terminal of Franz Josef glacier. Again, the views were pretty stunning, as we walked by rainforests and waterfalls before arriving at the glacier.

      After the hike, we headed to Hokitika, which is …

      Too Haast to Handle!

      A travel blog entry by smythadventures on Nov 04, 2014

      2 comments, 7 photos

      The drive from Queenstown to Akaroa takes about 6 1/2 hours, if you're in a hurry. We were not. We planned a nice "leisurely" road trip over 7 days, taking in the views along the highways, stopping for pictures and, of course, for wineries.

      Of course, before we left on our road trip, we had a Seahawks game to watch. So we awoke on Monday …

      Back on the road!!

      A travel blog entry by dante98765 on Oct 24, 2014

      5 photos

      The free shuttle mentioned in the hotel's email didn't actually exist so we trudged back the way we had came the previous evening to the station. Our assumption there would be an ATM at the station was foolish but fortunately we were able to use a card in the train buffet. The train journey from Christchurch to Greymouth is said to be one of the …

      Nice ride, limestone highlight

      A travel blog entry by calypsouno on Mar 29, 2014

      It was a long ride from Motueka to Hokitika.
      First we went all the way through the Hokitika valley, known for fruit. Obviously we had to buy heeps of apples and pears to try to live healthy.
      great stop at the Pancake rocks ( see separate pictures).
      nice dinner in Hokitika in Café de Paris although nobody talked a word of French.

      Het moet gewoon aan ons liggen

      A travel blog entry by jimkel


      ... een conscensus om wat te tuinieren. Het artikel op de website sprak zelfs van het aanleggen van een mountainbike-trail en het verzorgen van een varken. Dat belooft!
      Eens aangekomen bleek dat het mountainbiketraject niet meer verder afgewerkt moest worden en van een varken was er in kilometers omtrek geen zweem te bespeuren...het werd dus onkruid wieden tegen de sterren op.

      Een droomhuis op de top van een bosrijke berg met uitzicht op een door de oceaan ...

      Traveler Photos Shining Star Beachfront Accommodation Hokitika

      Närmsta grannar med 2 alpaccas
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