Boasting pristine wilderness, crystal clear waters, breathtaking experiences, and cultural richness, Hokitika’s appeal is hard to miss. Located in the scenic west coast region of New Zealand, Hokitika is dotted with numerous art galleries and quirky attractions. No wonder, it is sometimes referred to as the Cool Little Town. Founded in the 1860s, this town formed the hub for the west coast gold rush. Also, the Arahura River, which has been a traditional source of pounamu (New Zealand greenstone), lies just north of this town. Hence, it forms a great place to indulge in some pounamu art souvenir collection spree. With so many things to do in Hokitika, it is natural that travelers might wish to stay an extra day or two to explore its wide range of attractions. Read on to know about the top beachfront hotels in Hokitika, New Zealand
Located just a 5-10 minute drive away from Hokitika Airport is the lavish ‘Beachfront Hotel Hokitika’. This ocean view hotel lies just at the shores of the Tasman Sea. Hence, naturally, it presents a stunning view of the breathtaking beach and its wondrous sunsets. Its convenient location in the center of Hokitika ensures that artisan shops, galleries, and markets are just a stone’s throw away.
The hotel offers a wide variety of rooms to choose from: the budget-friendly yet elegant driftwood rooms to luxurious penthouses. So, irrespective of whether you are a price-conscious leisure traveler or price agnostic lavish one, you will find the hotel worth staying in. Additionally, its proximity to Pancake Rocks, National Kiwi Centre, and the treetop walk add to its appeal
Other beachfront properties
Another stunning Hokitika accommodation in close proximity to the airport is Shining Star Beachfront Accommodation. These well-equipped beachfront chalets housed in a garden landscape present unmatched peace, serenity, and tranquility. Their range of offerings caters to a wide array of traveler requirements, preferences, and budgets. Individuals, couples, groups, or families wanting additional comfort can always opt for the beachfront motel accommodations, just adjacent to the beach, replete with studio and spa chalets.
Others seeking an even more budget-friendly option can opt for the farmyard view cabins. Besides, they also offer sites for campervans boasting of facilities like kitchens, showers, covered barbecue areas, etc. The beach lovers among the lot can rejoice further as the accommodation also offers an exclusive walkaway to the beach
Looking for the best places to stay in Hokitika? At a distance of a mere 300-350m (985 - 1148 feet) from the beach, this hostel boasts a wide array of amenities. These include complimentary breakfasts, travel booking assistance, laundry facilities, and unlimited WIFI. Also, the spacious lounge with its board games or card games is great for relaxing and interacting with fellow visitors. The Netflix or movie buffs can always opt to watch a movie or two on the lounge screen.
Ideal for young individual travelers, friends, bikers, or couples, the accommodation has a range of room options to choose from. Dorm beds, single rooms, double rooms, and even a female-only dorm room are some of them. In addition, for families seeking the convenience and cost-benefit of a hostel stay, they offer self-contained family units as well.
This one-bedroom apartment with a well-equipped kitchen, dining, bathing, laundry, and living area, is ideal for those seeking a complete ‘home-like’ stay. The apartment, just 60 m (196.9 ft) from the beach, is air-conditioned and provides free private parking, private entrance, and free WIFI. The hosts, who stay upstairs in the apartment itself, also give the guests complete access to their well-maintained coastal garden. Not to mention the sumptuous continental breakfast the hosts offer. Those seeking to simply sit back and relax can always do so on the apartment terrace. The hosts also provide an outdoor dining area, so, a majestic beach view while relishing the local delicacies is a box well ticked. An added advantage of the apartment is that it also allows one to bring their small pets along. This might not always be the case with hotels or hostels.
This is an impressive family-friendly accommodation just a 5-minute walk from the town center and a 9-minute walk from Hokitika Beach. This accommodation, besides being close to the beach, is also surrounded by the majestic Southern Alps. Their rooms thus offer both stunning ocean views as well as breathtaking mountain views. A private beach garden, a hammock, and a stargazing hot tub are just a few among the plethora of amenities the hosts provide. Their hearty complimentary breakfast, replete with a variety of homemade breads, jams, marmalade, and hot chocolate, is an experience of its own. So, go ahead and have a rejuvenating ‘home away from home’ stay in rooms boasting quality hotel-grade mattresses, pillows, and linens.
This holiday home, just a six-minute walk from the beach, boasts refreshing garden views. It comes equipped with a patio and free parking. A well-maintained kitchen, lively seating area, and a flat-screen satellite TV, add immensely to its appeal. Also, being close to the township and market area adds a great deal of convenience for the guests. This house is very welcoming for pets as well. Besides being close to the airport, this house is also near attractions like Sunset Point, Hokitika Craft gallery, etc.
An experience to cherish at Hokitika
Truly, a visit to this ‘cool little town’ is an unforgettable one. The west coast scenic beauty and the myriad of other experiences delight one and all. Go ahead and indulge in an experience of a lifetime. For your stay, do check out the above list of conveniently located beachfront accommodations full of amenities and lose yourself in the warm hospitality of your Hokitika hosts.
You can also check out some Airbnb vacation rentals in Hokitika for more accommodation options.
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