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Unusual Accommodation West Coast


 
Art Hotel, Westport

Westport
Art Hotel
10 Brougham Street
www.arthotel.co.nz           Phone: 03 789 8203

Art Hotel is family run and provides art and accommodation under one roof. The character hotel building is close to town and has 10 rooms overlooking Victoria Park. Local art is featured throughout the hotel and it has a dedicated gallery space. Kitchen and bathrooms are communal, stay short or long term from $30 single per night to $175 single per week. Art Hotel is community focussed and lunches are available to all for a small donation.

Beaconstone Eco Lodge

Beaconstone Eco Lodge
17kms south of Westport on State Highway 6
www.beaconstoneecolodge.co.nz          Phone: 027 431 0491

The development of Beaconstone Eco Lodge has been a labour of love and it will be appreciated by those who like their accommodation to have a minimal impact on the environment. The property is solar powered, has composting toilets (loos with views) and rainfall is the water supply. From $27 per night. *Beaconstone is open from October - May.*


Reefton
Reef Cottage Bed & Breakfast
51-55 Broadway
www.reefcottage.co.nz          Phone: 0800 770 440

Reef Cottage was built in 1887 and was originally a barrister's office, the old office vault has been turned in to an en suite for one of the bedrooms. There is a guest lounge, kitchen, and garden. The Reef Cafe next door serves breakfast for guests and is open for lunch, evening dining seasonal. B&B from $90 single, $100 double.


Te Nikau

Punakaiki
Te Nikau Retreat Backpackers & Self Contained Accommodation
19 Hartmount Place
www.tenikauretreat.co.nz          Phone: 03 731 1111

Hide away in the rainforest at Te Nikau Retreat in the Stargazer - a rustic wooden hut with a partial glass roof, from $51 double. You can also pitch your tent or stay in one of the lodges or small cabins. Muffins and bread are baked daily and are for sale. (Te Nikau is located 3km north of Pancake Rocks).


Greymouth
Global Village Backpackers
42-54 Cowper Street
www.globalvillagebackpackers.co.nz          Phone: 03 768 7272

Global Village is decorated in a global art theme and has an outdoor spa. There are bikes and fishing rods for guests to use free of charge. Dorm beds from $25. May have a stay four, pay three special over winter.


Noah's Ark

Greymouth
Noah's Ark Backpackers
16 Chapel Street
www.noahsarkbackpackers.co.nz          Phone: 03 768 4868

Noah's Ark is a refurbished monastery with dorms, single, double and twin animal themed rooms. Facilities include spa pool, piano, complimentary mountain bikes and fishing rods. There are three tent sites from $17 pp, dorms from $27pp.


Theatre Royal Hotel

Kumara
Theatre Royal Hotel
81 Seddon Street
www.theatreroyalhotel.co.nz

Theatre Royal Hotel re-opened on 24 November 2012 following a major refurbishment. The hotel offers quality accommodation in rooms named after Kumara personalities from yesteryear. The King Dick (Richard Seddon) room honours the one time Kumara mayor and NZ Prime Minister, he no doubt would have appreciated the impressive bedside lamps. (Kumara is located 25 kms from Greymouth).


Birdsong Backpackers

Hokitika
Birdsong Backpackers
124 Kumara Junction Highway 6
www.birdsong.co.nz           Phone: 03 755 7179

Birdsong is a backpackers' lodge with a colourful bird theme thanks to one of the owners who is a former teacher of art and design. There is an outdoor bushman's bath, and free bikes. It's a few kilometres out of town so a vehicle would be preferable. Shared, private and en suite room, from $30pp.


Teichelmann's B&B

Hokitika
Teichelmann's B&B
20 Hamilton Street
www.teichelmanns.co.nz          Phone: 03 755 8232

In the heart of Hokitika and opposite the museum, Teichelmann's B&B offers ensuite rooms. The house was built in 1910 for Dr Teichelmann, a mountaineer, photographer and conservationist; as his home and medical rooms. Trip Advisor reviews are excellent and many reviewers enjoy learning about the history of the house, and about the life of Dr Teichelmann. From $145 single, Teichy's Garden Cottage from $255.


Rainforest Retreat

Franz Josef
Rainforest Retreat
46 Cron Street
www.rainforestretreat.co.nz          Phone: 03 752 0220

Rainforest Retreat isn't strictly unusual but the accommodation is spread throughout a bush setting which sits nicely with the log exterior of the buildings. Rainforest Holiday Park on the same site offers cheaper accommodation in dorm rooms, and powered sites for campervans. Monsoon bar (when it rains we pour) and restaurant is onsite, and Glacier Hot Pools are opposite.