Hokitika Fire Station Boutique Accommodation, 9 Hamilton Street, Hokitika 7810

Happy guests – glowing reviews of Hokitika Fire Station

The 2021 Trip Advisor Travelers’ Choice award put our beautiful apartments in the top 10% of hotels worldwide!  The Award celebrates hotels that consistently deliver fantastic experiences to travellers around the globe 😃

We are very thankful to all our guests who take the time to leave us such lovely positive reviews and ratings, both online and in our room guest books.  We share some of these reviews here…

“Exceptional – EVERYTHING – the apartments were so beautifully decorated with amazing design and layout. We even took some pictures for inspiration for both the design and the styling. Really warm and cosy with everything you need including Nespresso coffee machine, fridge, Netflix and other TV options – and the MOST comfortable beds ever…”  – Katrina, Australia (August 2019)

“This beautiful apartment has stunning decor and unbelievable attention to detail. We loved staying here! One of our best on the West Coast!” – Annelize, South Africa (December 2019)

“A blend of the most interesting, classy and themed accommodation we encountered on the south island of NZ” – Jonathan, Australia (March 2020)

“In short, the place is utterly unforgettable.” – Tim Roxborogh, NZ (NZ Herald review)

“We have been travelling in Te Wai Pounamu South Island for the last week after Auckland’s lockdown. We have stayed in a range of lovely boutique places but this is the best. Just brilliant in every respect. Strongly recommend.” – Auckland guests (March 2021)

“I was impressed when I walked in, and still impressed when I left.”  – Grant, NZ (2021)

“Hit the jackpot! Stunning and can walk everywhere” –  Kimberley (April 2021)

“We have been travelling in Te Wai Pounamu South Island for the last week after Auckland’s lockdown. We have stayed at a range of lovely boutique places but this is the best. Just brilliant in every respect. Strongly recommend.” –  Happy guests, Auckland  (March 2021)

“OMG! We have travelled around NZ for 9 weeks and this was our absolute F A V O U R I T E place to stay of the entire trip! The décor is amazing. The place was spotless and so funky – I felt so lucky to have found it on airbnb, and it was the perfect place to spend our 1st Wedding Anniversary. The hosts were so fantastic at communication and we appreciated the use of the free laundry downstairs. The location is perfect and is a short walk to the shops and beach etc This place is a 10/10 and I will recommend it to anyone I know heading to Hokitika in the future. Thank you for having us!” – Ryan and Rachel  (June 2021)

“From the minute we walked into this building everything about it was exceptional. The time taken to restore and decorate this building was well spent. We fell in love with the apartment kudos to the team that decorated it because it was beautiful. Highly recommend it to anyone visiting Hokitika. It was perfect nothing to dislike” – Lesley, Auckland (2021)

“We have to give it 11 out of 10. It was the best apartment we have stayed in NZ. It was so comfortable and beautifully decorated. We just loved it and didn’t want to leave. Also loved the laundry” – Sherin (June 2021)

“Great place to stay. Would be one of the best places to stay on the coast!” – Andrew and Sarah, Invercargill, (June 2021)

“History, beautifully kept apartments, décor, and five stars. What more could you possibly want from your stay in Hokitika?” – Metropol Magazine

“Omg thank you so much – our stay blew us away. What an amazing apartment – so new but also such a great nod to its heritage. We need you to scatter more of these throughout nz!” – Tania, NZ (November 2021)

“ABSOLUTELY SUPERB. This boutique hotel is an absolute credit to all involved, we were a group of eight – every room was immaculate, well set out, good size with great furnishings all in theme of an old fire station. We appreciated all the little things – and the laundry was excellent. Only wish we had stayed another night.” – Debs and friends (June 2021)

“We stayed 2 nights a couple of weeks ago. It was perfect❤So much thought gone into every comfort you need & so tastefully decorated👏 I would highly recommend a stay💕” – Sandy Gibson, NZ (Oct 2021)

“We loved everything about our stay, great location, the fire station has been beautifully converted into accommodation, well appointed, nice touches, comfy bed, good quality linen, lots of space, great host, one of the few places I have stayed that encourages recycling and uses environmental products. Great value for $. It was fantastic and we wished we could have stayed longer” – Melissa (Feb 2022)

“Absolutely Fabulous! Awesome beautiful design, so very comfortable. You have thought of everything – this is the best accommodation I have ever stayed in” – Barbara (March 2022)

“A wonderful, memorable place to stay. New, comfortable, luxurious accommodation. The attention to detail is outstanding and the location is excellent. We loved it and will return” – Ann (April 2022)

One of the most tastefully decorated accommodation places I’ve ever stayed at. Really worth the cost and would go out of my way to stay there again. I would give it a 12/10. Inspired.” – Gary (May 2022)

“Wow – this venue exceeded our expectations. Congratulations, the time you spent on doing up this fire station has been very well spent. Love all the little details. Comfy beds, unit was well appointed and room was warm. We are coming back!!!” – Janette and Phillip Walker (2022)

“Top ten of places we have stayed in the world. Very high standard. Well appointed. Really well run. Awesome décor.” –  Nik (December 2021)

“Our room was over the moon – it was just fantastic. Easy to book and easy instructions to get in . There was a washing machine and a dryer in the building. It has been done so well. Thank you.” – Rose (May 2021)

“I’m a sucker for quirky, historic hotels and the Hokitika Firestation Apartments has a theme and they fully run with it. It’s both fun as well as being high-end. Location-wise you’re on foot to everything in the CBD, but you’ve also got fully-equipped kitchens if you want to do your dining in your room.” – Tim Roxborogh, NZ (April 2021)

“Incredible. Exceeds all expectations, highly recommend. Will definitely be back! Location was amazing and the facilities and cleanliness was outstanding, I myself, am quite particular about how clean places are and normally I can find something “wrong” with the cleaning eg. missed hair in the bathroom or inside kitchen cupboards not clean. This place was immaculate. The styling was very luxurious with lots of attention to detail (particularly loved the hall and stair runner rug as well as the ladder chandelier in our room) and all the furniture was incredibly comfy. We loved how the building had been renovated and seeing how they bought the firestation theme in with different relics, books, pictures and ladder lights! By far the best place my husband and I have ever stayed” – Caity (Jan 2022)

“Glorious place to stay.  We also loved the Wilderness Trail – such a fab time had by all our group. And coming home to luxury at the end – BONUS!” – Auckland guests (Feb 2021)

“A great boutique apartment with the Fire Station theme throughout, warm and relaxing. Very well spec’d with secure lock-up for your e-bikes. Ideal location to amenities and the Wilderness Trail. Highly recommended for a short getaway. We loved it.” – Mike (May 2022)

Debbie Griffiths, travel blogger, talks on Magic Radio about some interesting travel offerings and our accommodation that “everyone is raving about and rich-listers are clammering to get into!”  

“I’m a sucker for any accommodation with a story behind it, and Hokitika Fire Station Boutique Apartment pays homage to its history in so many ways…in my apartment I particularly loved the gap in the wall for the firemens’ pole, and the little fire-truck decals along the windows”.        

“The verdict on Hokitika Fire Station Boutique Apartments…Top quality, brilliantly-equipped boutique accommodation in an excellent location” – Finding Alexx

“Beautifully done! Modern small apartment. Coffee machine. EV charging. Self service – worked well” – Jeremy

“The Firestation was the perfect place to stay when we visited for the Wild Foods Festival. An incredible weekend and definitely one for the bucket list! To come back to such luxurious accommodation was a real treat. Stunning décor sympathetic to its history with fabulous old pics of the past make it a ‘must stay’. To top it off, the large outdoor fireplace made for some great nights spent in Hokitika!” – Michelle, Auckland (March 2021)

“I recommend Kitchen Hokitika, just over the road from our apartments – the best eggs Benedict we have ever had! We also loved the apartment’s outdoor area and fireplace. Perfect for an autumn evening!” – Dawn, Auckland (May 2021)

“Exceptional. Loved the ambiance and the little touches all around the suite – simply lovely and well worth the money.” – Vanessa, NZ (Sept 2020)

“We had a lovely stay and so enjoyed the snapshot views of Mt Cook, Hokitika River and the Tasman. Have to say we loved it all and will definitely be back” – Deborah (Aug 2020)

“Very unique. You would find it hard to find another place like it.” – Karen, NZ (October 2020)

“Great funky place with modern facilities, generous size, with an easy short walk to the town centre.”    John, New Zealand (Sept 20)

“We loved staying and Hoki is lucky to have this accommodation”  Hayley Kirby who had wedding photos at the apartments”

“Excellent accommodation. Clean, comfortable, spacious and a very high standard of detail. Would definitely stay here again – Susan, NZ (Feb 2021)

“Great quirky, comfortable and beautifully maintained facility. Perfect location in an immaculate property. Converted fire station with all the comforts of home” –  Micheal, NZ  (Feb 2021)

“What a lovely place – love the decor, comfy bed and SO warm – just loved it!”      Sue, Christchurch (Feb 2021)

“Amazing place to stay – a hidden gem in Hokitika. Do it! You’ll love it!!!” –  Scott & Joline (2021)

“Easy parking and convenience to the centre of Hokitika make the Fire Station a great choice for families and those in town for a taste of the finer things” – Happy guest (2021)

“Absolutely fantastic to stay there. Well worth it, just spend all day in the units, they have made such a great job with them” – Jeanette Cardwell (August 2021)

“The rooms were exceptionally designed and not a detail was missed. A must-stay at Hokitika” – Happy guest (2021)

“Love this place. Our two nights pre-booked, ended up being four lol. Only leaving today as have a plane to catch!” – Karen Gorton, NZ (Oct 2021)

“This is one GREAT place. Warmly recommend it” – Jenny (Jan 2022)

“They have absolutely nailed it! This is 5-star luxury with quirky touches like fire poles, fire fighter helmets and old fire truck ladders where the kitchen lights hang. Book in advance, they’re popular!” – Tim Roxborogh, NZ (NZ Herald review)

“With a boutique accommodation option that could be straight out of the pages of a design magazine, Hokitika is so hot right now” – Siobhan Downes of Stuff 

“A Hidden Gem in Hokitika. We absolutely LOVED the accommodation, finding it incredibly spacious, plush, comfortable and immaculately clean and that the bed was like sleeping on a cloud. A real winner and worth every penny!” – Happy guest (May 2021)

“Hokitika at its best! A stunningly decorated apartment in the heart of town yet still very private and quiet – loved every moment of our stay. Thank you!!” – Liz, New Zealand (Sept 2020)

“We absolutely loved the apartment. It was even more beautiful than the photos. It felt spacious and comfortable and was within easy walking distance to all we wanted in town. Thanks for having us! We would recommend this apartment to our friends” – Sarah (May 2022)

“Beautifully appointed and great value for money – The apartment is gorgeous! A lot of thought has gone into the building restoration and it definitely shows. We also appreciated all the small details including the coffee plunger and coffee bags, Nespresso machine, toaster and the included toiletries. It’s just lovely. We stayed upstairs and thought the apartment was perfect for a couple” – Holli (May 2022)

“We have just had the pleasure of staying in one of your gorgeous apartments (Chief Thompson) at the Hokitika Firestation and I would like to take the time to tell you what a delight it was. You have taken such care with choosing your decor it was so wonderful taking it all in” – Murray and Lesley Hale, Auckland (2021)

“Highly recommend staying here. The place was modern, unique and clean! Looks exactly like the pictures!” – Ang, NZ (May 2021)

“Would 100% recommend this property. It was so lovely and the bed was super comfy. The room had everything we needed. A fabulous place to stay as a couple. It had everything and was so well presented. Top notch would 100% recommend.” – Paula (May 2022)

“4 great days in Hokitika – even with 3 of them in solid rain! The Fire Station Apartments are a perfect base, with excellent decor & comfort” – Lynne and John, Whangamata (April 2021)

“Wonderful repurposing of an old building”  Jan (March 2021)

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