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We booked Te Nikau Retreat with a little trepidation. It isn’t quite clear from both TripAdvisor and its website if it’s a YHA, a backpacker’s hostel, cottages or specialist lodges. And it turns out it is all of those!
The retreat is a complex with...More
One of the best lodges I've ever been in my time in New Zealand. Far off the beaten track in the middle of the bush you find this wonderful place. Most of the cabins have their own well equipped kitchen so it was a pleasure...More
We booked a tiny cottage in the grounds: just space for a bed, fridge and ensuite toilet and shower. It was delightful waking to the sound of birdsong and sunlight filtering through the forest canopy. We cooked in the kitchen of the main house and...More
this accommodation is in a forest ! host was friendly and offer free shuttle to and from pancake rocks which was about 3km away. environment was cooling and fresh air. wifi was ok, kitchenette was good. but toilet was simple
I'm sorry, but I cannot recommend this place.
There were no screens at the windows, and the West Coast is notorious for sandflies, so, despite coating ourselves in repellent, we got very bitten. It was at the beginning of our holiday, so the bites itched...More
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US$42 - US$76 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Response from YHANewZealand | Property representative |
Hi there! If you book through the YHA website you can search availability for the property you're looking at, and a list of all available room types will appear. From there you can hover over the room types to see a... More
Hi there! If you book through the YHA website you can search availability for the property you're looking at, and a list of all available room types will appear. From there you can hover over the room types to see a description, and/or some of them will be called a Private Ensuite Room :)
Response from alisonchan30 | Reviewed this property |
For sure that they will pick u up from Pancake rocks Visitor centre. They will pick you up around 30 mins after the bus arrived so you can also visit pancake rocks before heading there. You can email them to confirm the pick... More
For sure that they will pick u up from Pancake rocks Visitor centre. They will pick you up around 30 mins after the bus arrived so you can also visit pancake rocks before heading there. You can email them to confirm the pick up time.
p.s. I did not have car when I stayed in Retreat as well and I got their lift. The Retreat is one of my favourite hostel in NZ!