Soak it up in hokitika - for free!

Friday 27 March 2009, 8:32AM
By New Zealand Luxury Motels


Guests can indulge in a free spa and sauna this winter when staying at Shining Star Chalets in Hokitika.

That is the value-added offer for guests when they book a two nights stay through New Zealand Luxury Motels. Shining Star Motels is a member of the New Zealand Luxury Motels collection.

According to Anton Wilke, Managing Director for New Zealand Luxury Motels, ‘The opportunity to relax in a spa or sweat it out in a sauna is often welcomed by guests, especially if they’ve been trekking in the rugged West Coast”.

The Shining Star Chalets are located near to the windswept West Coast beach and are noted for their rustic appearance and spaciously located duplex units.

Owner John Assen comments that guests are surprised when they see their studio isn’t located in a big block. “They really appreciate the spacious feeling of the chalets and of course, the closeness to the beach”.

The hydro massaging spa pool is located in its own private building with bi-folding doors opening onto a private courtyard.

Shining Star Chalets boast a four star-plus Self-contained and Serviced Qualmark® grade.

Hokitika is just over three hours drive from Christchurch, the main international gateway into the South Island. If travelling from the south, it is located about two hours drive from the famous Fox Glacier and Franz Josef areas.

“We understand the challenges facing travelers in the present climate and so, with our motel owners, we are doing our best to provide extra value and benefits as visitors move around New Zealand,” concludes Anton.

The free sauna and spa offer is available for stays of two nights or more between 1May–31 October 2009. Bookings must be made through New Zealand Luxury Motels. The spa and sauna package is valued at $25 per person. ENDS

About New Zealand Luxury Motels

  • A collection of premier motels throughout New Zealand, often situated in secondary and tertiary visitor destinations.
  • Quality: 4.5 to 5 star self contained & serviced Qualmark grading.
  • Total number of Luxury Motels: 20
  • 15 were build in the last three years

For further information and online bookings please visit or call New Zealand Luxury Motels office on Ph 03 325 3015 or email
For further comment: please contact Anton Wilke Ph +64 27 222 5715