The Rocks

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  • Your hosts Chris & Pat - Eatery On The Rock Accommodation, Restaurant & Art Gallery - Takaka
  • Eatery On The Rock Accommodation, Restaurant & Art Gallery - Takaka
  • Eatery On The Rock Accommodation, Restaurant & Art Gallery - Takaka
  • Eatery On The Rock Accommodation, Restaurant & Art Gallery - Takaka
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  • Your hosts Chris & Pat - Eatery On The Rock Accommodation, Restaurant & Art Gallery - Takaka
  • Eatery On The Rock Accommodation, Restaurant & Art Gallery - Takaka
  • Eatery On The Rock Accommodation, Restaurant & Art Gallery - Takaka
  • Eatery On The Rock Accommodation, Restaurant & Art Gallery - Takaka
  • Al Fresco dining - Eatery On The Rock Accommodation, Restaurant & Art Gallery - Takaka
  • Aerial view - Eatery On The Rock Accommodation, Restaurant & Art Gallery - Takaka
  • Private patio & dining - Eatery On The Rock Accommodation, Restaurant & Art Gallery - Takaka

Amenities

  • 24hr reception/nightbell
  • Access facilities
  • Air-conditioning
  • Barbecue
  • Business services
  • Children Welcome
  • Conference Facilities
  • Continental breakfast
  • Cooked breakfast
  • Dinner Available
  • DVD player
  • Ensuite
  • Hair dryer
  • In-Room Wireless
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Kitchenette
  • Laundry/laundry service
  • Playground
  • Restaurant
  • Jasons verified

    Monday, 27 January 2014
    "Excellent stay at The Rocks"

    My sister and I had a wonderful stay at The Rocks. We loved the peaceful and very private garden where we could sit out and our accommodation was just what we hoped for. We would recommend this stay to others and the only thing we wished we had was a cooking facility. As there is a restaurant at The Rocks we can understand the owners wanting people to use this.

    Would you recommend to a friend? Yes
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    Monday, 11 November 2013
    "lovely place to stay"

    Had a lovely night in spacious modern clean room. Also enjoyed dinner at the onsite restaurant. Would definitely recommend.

    Would you recommend to a friend? Yes
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    Thursday, 26 September 2013
    "Relaxing Break"

    We can't express highly enough about The Rocks accommodation and eatery.

    My husband and I booked for 2 nights as part of a south island trip to celebrate our 25th Wedding Anniversary.

    The accommodation is superb. Very private, spotlessly clean with modern facilities.

    We ate both nights in the restaurant on site. The room was warm and inviting with local art adorning the walls. The food was excellent, and we were very well looked after.

    We loved it so much we intend to go back in the summer and have a longer break at The Rocks in Takaka.

    Would you recommend to a friend? Yes
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    Tuesday, 30 July 2013
    "Quiet, clean, comfortable and hospitable"

    Too bad the restaurant was closed; on the last visit it was excellent. Amiable and helpful staff, great rooms and service.

    Would you recommend to a friend? Yes
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    Tuesday, 23 July 2013
    "The Rocks"

    Nice rooms, good facilities and delightful surroundings. Some of the rooms have better outlooks than others, and some better for winter sun (Tui is recommended).

    Restaurant closed and there was no water on arrival as the tanks had emptied and monitor faulty. Communication could have been better and no discount offered despite not getting water until evening.

    Rating = 3.5

    Would you recommend to a friend? Yes
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    Monday, 22 July 2013
    "Attractive central location for visiting Golden Bay"

    Very nice, clean and spacious room. Lovely setting in between a rocky and beautiful landscaped garden with a lot of privacy provided for each room.

    The bed was comfortable, bathroom as well.

    Friendly staff.

    There's a restaurant on site which was closed unfortunately. But it's close enough to the town centre where you have a choice of several restaurants.

    Value for money, good central location for visiting Golden bay.

    Would you recommend to a friend? Yes
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    Friday, 10 May 2013
    "Fabulous"

    Lovely spacious units with their own sunny covered balconies. Warm wood interior. Set in dramatic rock setting. Off the road and quiet but still handy to Takaka. Lovely food in the restaurant and very friendly and obliging hosts. Like your own bach with none of the work. Wonderful place for a holiday!

    Would you recommend to a friend? Yes
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    Friday, 5 April 2013
    "SUPER ACCOMODATION"

    Love, love staying at The Rock. Apart from being in the paradise of Takaka & Golden Bay,

    The Rock is clean, peaceful, well priced and has everything you would need for a home away from home. Don't forget to eat at the Eatery ~ beautiful food and Chris and his staff are the best ~ I will be back again soon for sure.

    Would you recommend to a friend? Yes
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    Friday, 22 March 2013
    "Fantastic setting with privacy"

    It's setting is this place's outstanding attribute, with each chalet-cottage set in its own niche among some impressive water-carved limestone scenery. all but the one right by reception have a very private deck/garden area at the back. The rooms are fine - comfortable, nicely decorated and very clean. Very friendly and helpful staff. The restaurant is very good, with some pretty original twists to the menu, and some excellent wines. It's just enough out of the town to be quieter, but still very convenient for the shops, tourist info, etc. Possibly a bit far for a convenient walk if that's important for you, but it was ideal for us.

    Would you recommend to a friend? Yes
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    Monday, 18 March 2013
    "three nights in paradise"

    restful, clean and tidy. nothing was too much trouble and we would definitely return when we visit again.

    5 stars.

    Would you recommend to a friend? Yes
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    Monday, 18 March 2013
    "best stay in golden bay"

    really nice,quiet and private. A lovley outlook and super comfortable room. Chris and Pat are the quintesentual hosts. Top marks and couldnt have asked for more!! I would definately stay with them again.

    Would you recommend to a friend? Yes
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    Wednesday, 13 March 2013
    "Great"

    This is the third year we have come to stay here, as the motel is ideal for what we need. The owners are always friendly and helpful, and do their best to make our stay as comfortable and convenient as possible. Thanks, again, guys!

    Would you recommend to a friend? Yes
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    Friday, 1 March 2013
    "tolle Lage, netter Vermieter"

    Beste Lage für Ausflüge und Wanderungen, sehr grosse Bungalowzimmer mit grosser Terrasse, parkähnlicher Garten, sehr ruhige und gemütliche kleine Anlage, empehlenswert

    Would you recommend to a friend? Yes
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    Tuesday, 12 February 2013
    "A little gem of a place"

    We stayed for three night in a very attractive cabin with a veranda and private garden. A peaceful place. The cabin was well maintained and had everything you could want. One of the best places we stayed at during our tour of South Island. The restaurant was excellent and produced two vegetarian meals not on the menu. The owners were very helpful on places to visit locally.

    Would you recommend to a friend? Yes
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    Monday, 28 January 2013
    "Wonderful place, amazing staff"

    Great food, spacious rooms and lovely grounds; you can tell that the staff put a lot of effort and energy into this place.

    The staff were very friendly and overly accommodating, they really went above and beyond.

    Would you recommend to a friend? Yes
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    Saturday, 12 January 2013
    "excellent"

    A lovely experience. Helpful staff, super, well appointed, cabin rooms in lovely garden setting. A good meal in the restaurant.

    Would you recommend to a friend? Yes
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    Wednesday, 9 January 2013
    "Quiet spot"

    Great little place to stay in Takaka, quiet and private room with plenty of space. Would certainly return next time we are in the area. Did feel the restaurant was a tad over-priced though.

    Would you recommend to a friend? Yes
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    Thursday, 6 December 2012
    "Two Night Stay Amongst the Rocks"

    Location of chalet amongst the rocks was fantastic, but property is looking a bit tired, jug, toaster and fridge provided only, no sink, very limited facilities but plenty of room in unit, didn't feel it was value for the money.

    Would you recommend to a friend? Yes
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    Reply from Operator
    Friday, 7 December 2012

    I am surprised that you found us a bit tired we are only five years old and have just replaced all the electrical equipment in each room including the latest flat screen TVs DVDs and light fittings. The grounds look great apart one patch were a film crew staying with us churned up the grass with four-wheel drives. As mentioned in all our advertising including the web site you booked on we do not have kitchens we supply plates bowls cups cutlery toaster fridge and kettle in case you do not have us to cook you breakfast , we service your room daily and replace all used crockery so no need for you to wash-up you are on holiday why cook when you have many eating places to choose from including the onsite restaurant.

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  • Jasons verified

    Friday, 9 November 2012
    "Beautiful and peaceful"

    Our stay at Eatery on the Rock was wonderful. The rooms are decorated in a simple and eco-friendly way, but have such elegance. The couple who run the Eatery are kind and accommodating. The view outside of our room was of a rock garden which was relaxing and completely done with native plants. I highly recommend exploring the property. You will find great picture opportunities with old rustic benches and foliage EVERYWHERE, if you look hard enough you will even find a cave!

    Would you recommend to a friend? Yes
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    Sunday, 14 October 2012
    "One night only"

    We spent just the one night at Eatery on the Rock. The setting was just lovely and our chalet was clean and had everything we could possibly want. We did not dine in the restaurant. We would definitely return, and next time would like to enjoy the dining experience too,

    Would you recommend to a friend? Yes
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    Friday, 29 June 2012
    "round 2 all good"

    Second time we've stayed with Chris and Pat and again it was absolutely magic. Their genuine warmth and hospitality combined with the spectacular location of the "Eatery" make it the ideal place to relax and enjoy Golden Bay...

    Would you recommend to a friend? Yes
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    Friday, 8 June 2012
    "Takaka one night stay"

    Great place to stay, the only disappointing feature was having to pay for plunger coffee which at all other Motels is free.

    Good to have stocked fridge and wine options available, however eatery not open that night.

    Would you recommend to a friend? Yes
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    Thursday, 10 May 2012
    "island style"

    lovely intimate island style units tastefully decorated and very comfortable . excellent meal at the restaurant. Friendly owners

    Would you recommend to a friend? Yes
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    Tuesday, 10 April 2012
    "Great experience, excellent host/chef, comfortable chalet and bed."

    Summary says it all; food was great, and the entire stay was most enjoyable

    Would you recommend to a friend? Yes
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    Monday, 9 April 2012
    "relaxing stay"

    fantastic stay, really close to everything , nice and quiet lovely presented rooms. Beautiful surroundings lovely and peaceful

    Would you recommend to a friend? Yes
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    Monday, 9 April 2012
    "Great room, great restaurant!"

    This is a gem, a bit off the beaten track near Takaka, a nice town in the north of Abel Gasman. Loved the chalets we stayed in, the surroundings, and dinner at the restaurant was terrific! Well done!

    Would you recommend to a friend? Yes
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    Wednesday, 4 April 2012
    "Great accommodations"

    This place was wonderful ... the property is well maintained. Clean, clean, and clean. Didn't have time to try the restaurant. Great accommodations. If my travels take me back i would have no problem booking the room again.

    Would you recommend to a friend? Yes
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    Wednesday, 28 March 2012
    "A stay to remember"

    An excellent stay! Great hospitality and beautiful rooms, very private.The landscape is incredible and well worth visiting. Restaurant service was great, food was fantastic. Top notch!

    Would you recommend to a friend? Yes
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    Saturday, 24 March 2012
    "Unbelieveable!!!! Great."

    Great setting, wonderfully appointed room, and our dinner was as good as Canlis Seattle. Rating is 5+++.

    Would you recommend to a friend? Yes
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    Tuesday, 13 March 2012
    "fantastic"

    We stayed the night in very comfortable surroundings, WE also decided to book in the onsite restaurant and i'm glad we did the food was amazing we are already planning to go back, Highly recommend the fish dish, service in all our areas of stay was great they are very accomadating hosts and cook a fabulous cooked breakfast.

    Would you recommend to a friend? Yes
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    Friday, 2 March 2012
    "Highly recommended"

    The stand-alone unit we stayed in had its own private sheltered outdoor area, the unit itself was light and bright, very spacious, comfortable and with quality fixtures and fittings.

    Would you recommend to a friend? Yes
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    Tuesday, 21 February 2012
    "Would recommend following enjoyable stay"

    Very comfortable lodge for our two night stay, private and quiet. Only comment would be need to update television. Enjoyed food in restaurant, particularly the fish soup which had generous portions of fish. Only improvement would be larger glass to serve wine by the glass so red wine could breathe and dish of vegetables a bit mean, but we do like our veggies. Would happily stay here again.

    Would you recommend to a friend? Yes
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    Monday, 16 January 2012
    "quick break"

    We only had a couple of days break from work so needed somewhere that you could do as little or as much as you wanted . Eatery on the Rock was just the place . Our first night there we had a very tasty pork loin and a salmon meal , can highly reccommend both dishes . Our unit also was calming, surrounded by trees and scrubs . Had a Sav or two on the veranda . The next day after a sleep in off to town for a wee browse around the shops and pick up a snack for our trip to Collingwood then our walk out to the spit . Just awesome the size of the sand dunes . Back to Eatery about 5ish for snacks and more Savvy . Dinner and hospitality terrific . We really enjoyed our short time away thank you to our friendly hosts we would love to come back .

    Would you recommend to a friend? Yes
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    Thursday, 5 January 2012
    "Happy Christmas"

    We drove over from Picton and after the drive over the formidable "Takaka Hill" the welcome at "Eatery" was great. The units are very clean and spacious and Chris made us feel very welcome, down to storing some of our frozen food in the restaurant freezer. It is a lovely setting and each unit is placed to offer a private and peaceful outlook. The meal at the restaurant was great and not over the top pricewise. All in all a most pleasant stay, but a little more expensive than we had hoped but the experience did help to make a great Christmas.

    Would you recommend to a friend? Yes
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    Monday, 19 September 2011
    "pleasant accommodation"

    Very peaceful and pleasant room. Comfortable and good value. Meal tasty home cooking.

    Would you recommend to a friend? Yes
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    Thursday, 21 July 2011
    "A beautiful setting"

    The accommodations are set amongst the rocks with nice garden around each cabin and around the property. In addition to the facilities and the friendliness of Pat, the free WiFi makes this hotel a winner.

    Would you recommend to a friend? Yes
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    Tuesday, 14 June 2011
    "Tops"

    This is the second time we have stayed here..Once again couldn't fault anything. The accomodation just has a wonderful feel to eat and the meal at the restaurant was as usual up to its very high standard.

    Would you recommend to a friend? Yes
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    Tuesday, 7 June 2011
    "relaxing"

    Great place to stay

    Would you recommend to a friend? Yes
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    Wednesday, 27 April 2011
    "Very pleasant setting"

    The setting is superb and each unit is separate from the others which has to be a plus. The room itself was ideal, the hosts very helpful, and the restaurant food great. We probably would have enjoyed the setting even more if it hadn't rained most of our two days in Takaka - but that's life!

    We assumed Sky TV would be available (at least the sports channel as we would have liked to have watched a certain Super 15 match on the Saturday night!), and a microwave would have been good. Just personal preferences.

    All in all a great place to stay.

    Would you recommend to a friend? Yes
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    Monday, 4 April 2011
    "Tranquillity and peacefulness"

    Lovely place. Staff and owners very helpful and friendly. The rooms were immaculately clean and beautifullly appointed.

    Would you recommend to a friend? Yes
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    Tuesday, 22 March 2011
    "A wonderful way to experience the Golden Bay"

    The owners were very warm and friendly and have a fantastic restaurant. For anyone who enjoys fine Coca-Cola (they serve it in the glass bottle) which is a real treat for a Californian. Dinner was fantastic for both of us and dessert was amazing.

    Our room was spacious, modern, clean, and comfortable. We really enjoyed looking at the stars in the Southern Hemisphere and even though they were fully booked it was very peaceful and quiet for a great night's sleep.

    We did several great hikes in Abel Tasman and Khangurui National Parks. The restaurants downtown are also fantastic as well. Thanks to the owners for a great part of our amazing holiday in New Zealand.

    Would you recommend to a friend? Yes
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    Thursday, 10 February 2011
    "Terrific Food and Charming Accommodation"

    My husband and I recently spent three weeks in New Zealand and stayed in a variety of B&B and Lodges. Our stay at the Eatery On the Rock was most enjoyable. We arrived late at night and our hosts greeted us with a warm welcome despite the hour. Our cottage was immaculate, cozy and very private.

    The food at the restaurant was delicious as was their wine selection. Our hosts also gave us great suggestions for sites to visit, good hiking trails, etc.

    We look forward to going back.

    Would you recommend to a friend? Yes
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    Tuesday, 25 January 2011
    "Great Choice - Great Facilities"

    Arrived for 3 nights in January with high expectations based on other reviews. We were not disappointed. The units are clean and tidy, each has a verandah (most private) to enjoy drinks and food. Limited cooking facilities were overcome using the barbecue freely available on the property. We chose not to eat at the restaurant as we prefer to cook ourselves where we can. Wireless network is available password supplied on checkin. Staff were very friendly and more than willing to help with any enquiries. This is one choice we would make again. Thanks.

    Would you recommend to a friend? Yes
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    Monday, 24 January 2011
    "eatery on the rocks"

    excellent - great place to stay. private and beautiful

    Would you recommend to a friend? Yes
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    Friday, 14 January 2011
    "Thanks"

    The cabin was private and relaxing. Really enjoyed our time there. Thanks :)

    Would you recommend to a friend? Yes
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    Wednesday, 12 January 2011
    "Excellent -- Definitely recommend!"

    We really loved our stay at the Eatery on the Rock. This was our first trip to the area. The location was perfect -- a beautiful and convenient spot within walking distance of the town of Takaka. The living space was really lovely and private. The restaurant was really nice too. We're from the US and from our perspective, it is a little pricey, but it was really worth it. It is rare that the place that you stay at becomes a part of the good memories you have of your trip, but this really was. We didn't want to leave!

    Would you recommend to a friend? Yes
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    Friday, 7 January 2011
    "Very good"

    Beautiful place, great room.

    Very good restaurant.

    Would you recommend to a friend? Yes
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    Monday, 27 December 2010
    "Fantastic Place to Stay"

    This place was terrific. The rooms are very spacious, comfortable, and private. Free wireless internet. Food at the restaurant was outstanding

    Would you recommend to a friend? Yes
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    Tuesday, 7 December 2010
    "Lovely garden setting"

    The garden studio accommodation at Eatery on the Rock was one of the nicest I have ever stayed in for motel prices. The garden setting was lovely - private and quiet ; the building was of environmentally friendly materials ; the cleanliness and decor were a delight.

    Would you recommend to a friend? Yes
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    Wednesday, 24 November 2010
    "3 day stay"

    This is a nice property with friendly people. The problem is that the place is only suitable to sleep in. There are no kitchen facilities and it is even difficult to make breakfast here. It would be much improved by bench space and washing up facilities. It is a country town and when we travel we eat breakfast in. Here it was difficult. We did really enjoy the privacy.

    Would you recommend to a friend? Yes
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    Reply from Operator
    Wednesday, 24 November 2010

    We provide a small work top, fresh milk, tea, coffee, toaster, kettle, glasses, plates, bowls, cups and cutlery as well as full room service for breakfast and dinner. Our rooms are also serviced daily and we do all your washing up the idea is for you to relax and enjoy the rocks cave four acres of grounds and maybe the restaurant. Chris and Pat

    This response has been made by the operator and is not the opinion of Jasons (2013) Ltd.
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    Saturday, 13 November 2010
    "Stunningly beautiful location"

    Beautiful natural surroundings, right on the edge of the unique township of Takaka. It is evident that this establishment has been a labor of love - we regret that we did not have time to stay here longer. It was well worth the journey to stay at this accommodation. Highly recommended. Would be particularly suited for couples looking for a romantic get-away.

    Would you recommend to a friend? Yes
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    Tuesday, 9 November 2010
    "Cosy and Comfortable"

    The chalet was well presented and had a fresh smell and feel, we were well greated and felt quite private, unfortunately we did not dine in as we had alternative plans. Thank you

    5 rating

    Would you recommend to a friend? Yes
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    Wednesday, 29 September 2010
    "Realaxing"

    Very nice stay,Piecefull, Very clean.Also a very friendly and great service.

    Would you recommend to a friend? Yes
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    Thursday, 23 September 2010
    "Eatery on the Rock,one of the best in NZ."

    We stayed two nights at Eatery on the Rock.It was PERFECT.

    The chalets are in a stunning environment.Its truelly unique.

    The chalets are VERY clean and very spacious.

    The food in the restaurant is the best .

    Highly recommended.

    Would you recommend to a friend? Yes
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    Reply from Operator
    Thursday, 23 September 2010

    Thankyou for your feed back Chris & Pat

    This response has been made by the operator and is not the opinion of Jasons (2013) Ltd.
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The Rocks
2086 Takaka Valley Highway
Takaka
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