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The Hamptons - Kaikoura - Building
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9.8 Excellent (186 reviews)
Overview Reviews
The Hamptons, a family-owned and operated boutique bed & breakfast set in a quiet, convenient seaside location just a few minutes walk from the centre of Kaikoura. Guest rooms are architecturally designed to embrace the stunning Kaikoura landscape and natural environment. Each room opens out onto its own generous seaside deck and garden. The rooms are appointed with a small kitchenette and a modern en-suite bathroom with high quality fittings.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Fabulous views, good size room with comfy seating, kitchenette coffee machine. Spotlessly clean. Bed ok but could of done with an extra pillow. Lovely breakfast with host.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Location is perfect. Hosts couldn't have been friendlier. Great time chatting at breakfast. Dietary requirements at breakfast were well catered for, thanks! Got to see lots of seals just up the road which went some way towards mitigating the disappointment of the cancelled whale watch cruise :-(
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything
Cons: Nothing
9.6 Excellent
Pros: comfortable room,great location,lovely hosts,everything is so good.
Cons: Noting.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Bed super comfy and large we slept so well. Quiet road and location. Facilities perfect they thought of everything - gentle sensor light in bathroom which helps to not wake your partner in middle of night, couch which rotates from tv to beautiful view of the foreshore and ocean, homemade cookies and coffee machine. Beautifully manicured gardens, separate entrance so you can come and go. Hosts friendly, warm and welcoming and they served a great breakfast with fresh fruit, conserves, toast, muesli and eggs plus we had a lovely conversation over breakfast. Hosts also provided great restaurant recommendations (which we took up and were very happy with) and suggestions for walks and sightseeing we wanted to do.
Cons: That we were only there one night. Could have stayed longer
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Location was great! Amazing views over the bay and great room - had everything you would need. Lovely spacious room with lovely hosts. Breakfast was lovely and we felt very welcome!
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Fabulous location and well appointed.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Patrick and Mary-Clare were very friendly and welcoming. The room was very spacious and comfortable. The location was great and we had a lovely view of the ocean. The breakfast was lovely and homely and the hosts were very engaging.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Excellent location on the beach and on the edge of town. Convenient to everything but still quiet. Very comfortable room with quality amenities. Helpful and friendly hosts and beautiful breakfast.
Cons: Nothing.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Nice and perfect apartment with a very good bed and excellent shower. The hospitality and personal attention of the owners made a it special. They serve a good breakfast and the are really a lovely couple. We would highly recommend them.
Hapuku Carriages - Kaikoura - Beach
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9.7 Excellent (94 reviews)
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Friendly hosts, great breakfast, a very comfy bed, fantastic outdoor bath, and the carriage itself is quirky and well equipped. All of this in an amazing quiet and scenic location. A unique experience.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Location was perfect!
Cons: Owners were lovely people :-)
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything! Nice people, who paid attention to every detail. Can’t think of a single bad thing to say about this place. And it was clean & comfy/homely. Great welcome & the breakfast was fab.
Cons: Nothing
10.0 Excellent
Pros: One of the most enjoyable accommodations we have stayed in for a long while. The railway carriage is an inspiration in a fantastic setting. Comfortable, well appointed and well furnished, including the outside bath. Mikes breakfast was superb and filling and his taste in decoration and furnishings makes this a place that makes you smile for start to finish.
Cons: Absolutely nothing.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Loved the authentic character and memorabilia of the railway carriage and its stunning setting . Loved the outdoor bath. Very special breakfast and interesting chat with Mike.
Cons: Having the bed up against the wall so having to climb over my husband to get in or out.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: This was our favourite stay during our holiday. The setting is fantastic and to stay in the carriage was such a novel experience. We enjoyed it very much. The breakfast was just great and very generous. Many thanks
Cons: Nothing
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Lovely deck to sit and be. Great selection of NZ music to listen to, books to peruse etc. Outside bath just so relaxing- big enough for tall folk- didn't want to get out! Large cooked breakfast filled one for the day. Complimentary wine, beer and chocolate thoughtful bonus.
Cons: Nothing! It was a unique experience in a restored carriage with incredible reference to detail.
7.9 Good
Pros: the view
Cons: ice cream bucket tied to the roof, hard bed matress, lack of privacy.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The breakfast was superb, catering for all tastes. There were cold options but also the cooked breakfast was delicious as was not just the standard "bacon and eggs". This meal set us up for the day and we did not need any lunch for that day of our holiday. The location was right near the beach and in the morning the sunrise was breathtaking. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would recommend very highly.
Cons: There is nothing that we found fault with. We were very relaxed throughout our stay here and could have easily spent another night. Our hosts Mike and Susie-Lee were absolutely delightful and we had great conversations with them.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything. Comfortable quiet private friendly relax setting
Manakau Lodge - Kaikoura - Building
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9.6 Excellent (89 reviews)
Overview Reviews
When you stay at Manakau Lodge in Hapuku, you'll be in the mountains, within a 5-minute drive of Mount Cookson and Kaikoura Beach. Featured amenities include luggage storage and coffee/tea in a common area. Free self parking is available onsite.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Neil’s attention to detail is, if anything, a little over the top which is a good thing. He should relax a little
Cons: Nothing really. Would love Neil the owner to relax a little but he is obviously dedicated to a quality experience!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The accommodation was luxurious and Neil, the host could not have made us more welcome. The breakfasts were very good and the platter we shared one evening was simply exceptional/ I would have no hesitation in recommending this property
Cons: Nothing
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Beautiful view of the mountains from our room. Delicious breakfast cooked by Neil
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The breakfast foodcwas excellent. The roaring fire in the evening was welcome. The mountain view spectacular.
Cons: We were disappointed the supper platter was not a winter option as we weren't prepared with snacks.
9.2 Excellent
Cons: A fridge in the room
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Views Room setup comfortable beds and chairs Fantastic breakfast Quiet Good advice
Cons: Little bit out of town
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Neil is a great host. He’s created an exquisite venue with great attention to detail.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Location Fantastic views High spec room with excellent facilities and great host.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Brilliant Lodge. Super to sit on the terrace in the evening overlooking the mountains.
Bendamere House Bed & Breakfast - Kaikoura - Building
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9.4 Excellent (163 reviews)
Overview Reviews
When you stay at Bendamere House Bed & Breakfast in Kaikoura, you'll be on the beach, within a 10-minute walk of Kaikoura Museum and Kaikoura Beach. Featured amenities include luggage storage and laundry facilities. A train station pick-up service is provided at no charge, and free self parking is available onsite.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: We were greeted warmly, taken to a lovely room overlooking an expanse of ocean, helped with our dinner booking and treated to a delicious breakfast. True hospitality in an excellent location.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Magnificent find. Rooms was very comfortable, many extra amenities, spectacular views of the ocean and wonderful host.
Cons: Nothing
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Fantastic location just above town with amazing views of the harbour. Great hosts who gave you lots of useful tips
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Great location Magnificent view Very close to the town
Cons: Nothing
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Yes, the croissants were home made and absolutely divine, as were the home made muffins. The beds were sooooo comfy. The hosts were amazing and very accommodating. They were more than happy to pick us up and drop us off when needed. The view was stunning.
Cons: Having to leave.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The breakfast was lovely
Cons: I could hear the guests next door, speaking loudly from the doorway, very early in the morning. I realise this is not the owners fault. The guests were very selfish and weren't being very considerate. Perhaps a note on the doors to be respectful of other guests.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The view was amazing the host and breakfast sensational everything was great
Cons: Nothing
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Spacious room, furnished to a high standard with quality facilities throughout. Outstanding location offering panoramic sea views.
Cons: I encountered no negative aspects.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Beautiful room with beautiful view. Walking distance to town center where you can find restaurants and shops.
8.3 Excellent
Pros: The view was stunning. Location good.
Cons: Bathroom was only average for quality. Breakfast was only average as limited selection and cold toast.
Admiral Court Motel - Kaikoura - Building
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9.2 Excellent (265 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Located in Kaikoura, Admiral Court Motel is by the sea, within a 5-minute drive of Fyffe House and Peninsula Walkway. Featured amenities include luggage storage and laundry facilities. Free self parking is available onsite.
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Very clean, warm and well presented. Comfortable.
Cons: Had the back room so no view but the price reflected that.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Our only issue no basic breakfast available. On plus side they worked very hard to get a problem tv to work properly. Most impressed.
Cons: See note on breakfast
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Very clean, warm and comfortable.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The bed was excellent , very comfortable to sleep on. Very pleasant host.
Cons: The parking was a bit tricky, there was a low wall next to parking area of which the stones were loose & falling down in front of car park.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Perfect - loved the decor, the friendly owner, and the short walk to the Pier Hotel.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Really nice staff, location right next to the sea and the pub, where you get really good food!
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Tidy clean room at a good price
7.5 Good
Cons: Bathroom needs updating
9.4 Excellent
Pros: Great room. Very clean. Lovely view.
Cons: A little far from town.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Our studio without kitchen was very clean and comfortable, and warm. There are some nice extras, like the heated towel rail, and electric blanket. We didn't have breakfast in the unit, but there were plates, a toaster and cutlery, as well as the usual tea and coffee making facilities.
Cons: It would have been nice to have sea views from our unit, but the waterfront is just a 2 minute walk away, so not a big problem, for the price.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Fantastic view!! Closest motel to the seals and great walks. Pier hotel across the road for excellent meals. Knowledgeable hosts. 10/10 . Nice quite location 2k walk to town. Highly reccomend
Cons: Was all good
Austin Heights Bed & Breakfast - Kaikoura - Building
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9.3 Excellent (95 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Located in Kaikoura, Austin Heights Bed & Breakfast is by the ocean, within a 5-minute drive of Kaikoura Beach and Kaikoura Museum. Featured amenities include luggage storage, laundry facilities, and coffee/tea in a common area. A train station pick-up service is provided at no charge, and free self parking is available onsite.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Great location in quiet area with views across the countryside and numerous paths down to the centre of Kaikoura and to the waterfront. Super breakfast taken with other guests in dining room on first floor of this stunning, beautifully maintained property. A huge bonus was the fact that the local restaurant, The Pier Hotel, with great seafood, had a courtesy bus which did pick-up and drop-off, thus avoiding the need to drive in the evening.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Owners Lynne & John are very welcoming nothing is to much trouble for them. Lovely atmosphere and accommodation is spotless and location stunning. Beautiful self contained accommodation overlooking the sea from the room & balcony seating. If we visit NZ again this is one place we will defiantly return to and will recommend to friends and family.
Cons: Nothing.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Lovely views from room, beautiful home and very nice owners.
Cons: The bed was very comfortable although the pillows could have been nicer. Location is a little way from town centre and bars/restaurants.
7.9 Good
Pros: Location was excellent. Room was comfortable and very clean. Kiakoura was lovely and we thoroughly enjoyed our visit there.
Cons: The property is up for sale and our impression was that the owners are emotional disengaged from the business. Would benefit from a folder containing emergency information eg local pharmacy, GP, emergency services, earthquake procedures. There may have been one but we didn’t locate it, neither were we introduced to it. There were no toiletries available. We always take our own but if you went expecting them, as stated on the booking form . . . . If you’re upstairs it’s a struggle with luggage. We were charged a credit card fee twice but we didn’t pay using a credit card at all. We had no reply to an email query re this charge and no resolution over the phone so the issue was settled via Booking.com and the charge was refunded. The first fee was automatically included so check what you’re being charged before you complete your booking. Poor cooked breakfast. Vegetarian couple staying when we were there advised to remove bacon from pre prepared meal! Not offered any alternative eg boiled eggs when they declined to do so. The whole experience, although pleasant, we felt was overpriced, slightly regimented and isn’t one we’d wish to repeat.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Luxurious boutique B&B in quiet location on promontory above Kaikoura, with fine view over the bay to the mountains. Spotlessly clean, well equipped room with kitchenette and comfortable large bed. Friendly, helpful owners and nice breakfast. We would have loved to stay longer.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Owners lovely as was the view from our room
Cons: There is no real space to store clothing
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Very clean and hosts most welcoming and friendly. Recommended.
Cons: Connectivity to WiFi can be a bit variable using voucher system.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The hosts are so nice. The view in the room is perfect.
Cons: Nothing.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Nice quite location, wonderful views
Cons: We had to leave, holiday was over
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Very nice room with very beautiful view~very friendly staff~easy to find~quiet and clean~feel like at home ~strong recommendation!!!
Cons: None
Nikau Lodge - Kaikoura - Building
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9.1 Excellent (73 reviews)
Overview Reviews
When you stay at Nikau Lodge in Kaikoura, you'll be in the business district, within a 10-minute walk of Kaikoura Beach and Kaikoura Museum. Featured amenities include a computer station, complimentary newspapers in the lobby, and luggage storage. A train station pick-up service is provided at no charge, and free self parking is available onsite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Wow what can I say - Everything about this lodge is first class. The room was impeccable and the views down over the ocean were absolutely spectacular. The hosts were very friendly and really lovely people. The breakfasts were really good. I can’t say enough about this lodge - it was our favourite place we stayed in throughout our three weeks in New Zealand. Very highly recommended.
Cons: Can’t fault it at all - just wish we had stayed there longer but we had an itinerary to stick to. fabulous.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Wonderful place to stay. Fantastic views. Warm and welcoming
Cons: Nothing
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Lovely food, friendly. Knowledgeable hosts , comfy bed ,nice toiletries , complimentary wine & cookies, great location.
Cons: Fluffier towels
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything! We stayed in the Dolphin room which had the most gorgeous view of the Kaikoura bay. Very welcoming hosts. We got offered a late check out because of our dolphin encounter so we could shower afterwards. Very kind!
Cons: Nothing. Everything was perfect!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Such a warm and welcoming place. Lovely house, wonderful hosts, huge room, comfortable bed, great shower and delicious breakfast. All round excellent stay.
Cons: Absolutely nothing to dislike.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Comfortable, homely B&B with freshly cooked breakfast in the morning. Great views from the big bedroom windows (we had the Whale room) Very friendly and helpful owners - Nigel was almost our personal chauffeur - picking us up from the train station, dropping us off at the Peninsula walk (and coming to look for us when the weather turned bad!). Even dropped us off at the Pier hotel for dinner in the evening (after recommending and booking it for us earlier in the day! ) Complimentary wine and beer in the fridge on the landing, much appreciated!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Amazing views from the room. Had a couple of beers on the house, which was a pleasant surprise and also a bottle of champagne because of our honeymoon! Very good hospitality. Had a very early dolphin swim booked on check out day, but the hosts allowed us a little bit of extra time to have showers and breakfast before we checked out.
Cons: All good.
7.1 Good
Pros: Location
Cons: It was very expensive for basically a b&b
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Beatiful view and comfy beds...complimentary wine a bonus
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Fabulous hosts, breakfast and wonderful room with gorgeous views and spacious. Absolutely wonderful!
The Point Bed & Breakfast - Kaikoura - Building
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9.0 Excellent (100 reviews)
Overview Reviews
When you stay at The Point Bed & Breakfast in Kaikoura, you'll be near the beach, within a 5-minute drive of Fyffe House and Kaikoura Beach. Free self parking is available onsite.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Great location, within easy walking distance of the point, lot's o birds and seals. We were the first guests after the passing of the owner's (Peter) wife, so we had to make our own breakfast, but all necessities were provided. Good experience getting to live in a working sheep farm.
Cons: Nothing to complain about.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Location, lovely views, pretty garden, very good guest lounge.
Cons: Nothing
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Wonderful views and Gwenda and her family were lovely hosts
Cons: Little remote from the main part of town good 15 to 20 minute walk to the nearest restaurant/hotel
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Great location & lovely host. Loved the style of the property as well
6.3 Good
Pros: Large bathroom Location - walking distance to seal colony
Cons: Poor breakfast. Shower very poor (water pressure and temperature stability). Could see into bathroom from outside. Small room. Bed too soft.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Very welcoming host and a lovely home with a beautiful view.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Lovely hostess - very welcoming. Nice breakfast. Room was comfortable
Cons: Nothing
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Very helpful and friendly owner
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Great location on the peninsula, perfect for a walk around the peninsula Great dinner at the Pier booked by the owner
10.0 Excellent
Pros: A beautiful old house in a beautiful location! I am so glad we chose The Point...being the last house on the road with amazing views, and being able to walk to the seal colonies and on the path up on the bluff, was all such a treat. The house and grounds are lovely.
Kaikoura Quality Suites - Kaikoura - Building
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8.8 Excellent (300 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Kaikoura Quality Suites in Kaikoura, you'll be by the ocean, just steps from Kaikoura Beach and a 2-minute drive from Kaikoura Museum. Featured amenities include luggage storage and laundry facilities. Free self parking is available onsite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The view of the sun rise in the morning
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Clean and spacious rooms. Bathrooms very well designed and great shower space!
Cons: Very close to the train tracks. If your a light sleeper take ear plugs
9.0 Excellent
Cons: Unfortunately our visit coincided with the car hop and there wasnt any other accomodation and they had doubled the price for the rooms.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Very comfortable, warm room. Clean and modern.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: This property exceeded our expectations. The service was fantastic, the room was comfortable and quiet, underfloor heating was a bonus.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Excellent location close to town centre. Very comfortable and cosy room on a very cold night.
Cons: Nothing could have been better.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Very enjoyable, staff are great. Will stay there again.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: I loved the spaciousness of the rooms. The two TV's! The facilities in the rooms. Was nice to be able to walk along the beach in the mornings.
Cons: A little far for me to walk to the main shopping street in town. I prefer fresh milk not UHT pottles.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: It has heated tiles in the bathroom! So many thoughtful little touches like biscuits to have with your tea and travel tissues which were so handy! Also a sharp knife in the kitchenette which you never have in a small motel room!
Cons: Nothing! It was amazing and I would recommend to anyone!
Koura Bay Resort - Kaikoura - Building
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8.8 Excellent (231 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Located in Kaikoura, Koura Bay Resort is in the mountains, a 1-minute drive from Mount Cookson and 6 minutes from Kaikoura Beach. Featured amenities include luggage storage and coffee/tea in a common area. Free self parking is available onsite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: I loved the access to the golf course, which was well maintained and excellent to play. The views were spectacular - snow capped mountains behind & the Pacific very visible from your room.
Cons: The only downside was that the kitchen was not operable when we visited
8.8 Excellent
Pros: The view, The beautiful View. The bed was comfy.
Cons: The underfloor heating in the bathroom turned off overnight and couldnt be turned on by room control, made for chilly nighttime bathroom visits and chilly morning showers, I expected better from a delux room. Its winter time, it's cold enough.
8.3 Excellent
Pros: The pictures in the web site look much better than the scrambled egg and toast we received. Nothing wrong with what we got just picture inaccurate.
Cons: everything was fine, except maybe a comfy chair to lounge in, in the unit
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Location- such a beautiful view and very peaceful. Comfy beds
2.5 Mediocre
Cons: I was relocated to this hotel on 26th of May. When I arrived, there was no one there, and I waited for 10 more mins calling the hotels and drave to another hotel and drave back..... The service was unacceptable first of all. Secondly, I changed room because me and my 57 yrs old mom had two big luggages that we didn't want to climb up and down. Thirdly, I don't care if the relocated room was the same size or with the water view, I booked Koura Golf Resort was for the moutain view first of all, they charged me the same price which was rediculious! The room they gave me was sooooooo small so cold. And the last, I was not offered breakfast! Take a look of the booking information and stop replyinh 'plus you were offered breakfast' come on, your restaurant was not even open! Liar! Since the owner keeps lieing and ignoring my email, I'll keep writing more reviews on other webs especially the chinese ones letting others know that this place will ruin their vacation.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Great location. Cool having a golf course. Nice lounge and facilities.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Location was quiet and views were great.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything just perfect!
7.9 Good
Pros: Very comfortable, beautiful view. The beds & pillows were very comfortable. Loved the toiletries. Golf course looked well maintained although the weather inhibited our use of it. The bed wasn’t made when we vacated for the day & every other 4.5 or 5 star hotel we have stayed in have done this. Admittedly we got a special rate for the weekend but I don’t think that means the standard should drop. It was still a decent amount of money. We would go back again on the special rate.
Cons: It was disappointing no meals were on offer. Because of the distance from town which wasn’t too far it would have been nice to not have to go out for a meal at night. Also a wee bit of maintenance was needed. The seats on the patio & the patio itself needed cleaning, they were covered in bird poo. The rim around the outside of the shower was dirty plus a couple of cracked tiles on the bathroom floor. A little side table beside the bed must have have come off the wall which left wall covering ripped off that hadn’t been repaired.
Bella Vista Motel Kaikoura - Kaikoura - Building
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8.7 Excellent (702 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Bella Vista Motel Kaikoura in Kaikoura, you'll be within a 15-minute walk of Kaikoura Beach and Kaikoura Museum. Featured amenities include complimentary wired Internet access, complimentary newspapers in the lobby, and dry cleaning/laundry services. Free self parking is available onsite.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Clean & comfy.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Good food and service available
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Location was great with an amazing view.
Cons: A shame the view could not be seen from inside the unit - a larger window or lighter curtaining perhaps. Needed two comfortable chairs to save arguments, but this is common with many motel units.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Lovely clean, comfortable & enough room room for 2 of us. Comfy beds
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Close to town centre. Staff very friendly and new where to go as was late when we checked in for a meal.
1.0 Poor
Pros: Nothing
Cons: The room was booked as superior studio and spacious instead the room was small and dingy access under stair way for $180 grossly over priced worse
7.5 Good
Pros: Great location, an easy stroll to pubs and eateries in town. A spectacular view of the Seaward Kaikoura Range. Friendly team. Clean and tidy. Great shower!
7.0 Good
Pros: The room was a standard room and as such was reasonably tight for two. However it was very clean and tidy and was acceptable for just the one night.
Cons: Nothing
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Wonderful 2 night stay, lovely lounge and bedroom all that you could need lovely staff would stay again. Very easy to find.
Cons: Nothing
8.8 Excellent
Pros: We appreciated the extra room of the superior studio, with a sink in the kitchenette. Very comfortable bed.
Kaikoura Gateway Motor Lodge - Kaikoura - Building
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8.6 Excellent (997 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Kaikoura Gateway Motor Lodge in Kaikoura, you'll be by the ocean, within a 10-minute walk of Kaikoura Museum and Kaikoura Beach. The front desk is staffed during limited hours. Event facilities at this motel consist of a conference center and a meeting room. Free self parking is available onsite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Upgrade due to traveling with a teenager.. was much appreciated
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Spa bath
Cons: Not enough illumination in thre room. More lighting required
7.1 Good
Pros: It was standard
Cons: The sauna was advertised but not available.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Lovely clean facilities, modern and great value for money.
Cons: One small lamp above bed instead of one each. Headboard uncomfortable to lean against while watching tv from bed.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Car accessible, large room and toilet and bathroom. Near shoreline and restaurants etc.
7.5 Good
Pros: Great Hosts!
8.8 Excellent
Cons: Room beside motorway was very noisy - unfortunately didn’t get much sleep. Otherwise unit was good.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Very friendly & knowledgeable hosts
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Excellent night stay thank you looking forward to next time we stay
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Spacious and a short walk to town, spotlessly clean
Kaikoura Boutique Hotel - Kaikoura - Building
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8.6 Excellent (592 reviews)
Overview Reviews
When you stay at Kaikoura Boutique Hotel in Kaikoura, you'll be on the waterfront, within a 5-minute drive of Kaikoura Beach and Fyffe House. Featured amenities include express check-out, complimentary newspapers in the lobby, and luggage storage. Free self parking is available onsite.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Lovely private garden courtyard for drinks in summer that all the rooms open onto. Great being across the road from the sea for morning/evening walks. The bed was really comfy as well.
Cons: The photo on the booking page with the large floral wallpaper - fortunately not all rooms have this as ours didn't!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Kerry was fantastic. Friendly and informative! My room was compact, warm and quiet. The skylight in the bathroom was lovely.
7.5 Good
Pros: The hotel had that closed for winter feel. Person on desk was friendly. Hotel was unatended for most of the day.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Clean, tidy and friendly staff.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Lovely courtyard, comfy room. Very very friendly and helpful manager. Will come back.
Cons: Nothing
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Lovely place, great location, super clean & comfortable bed. Lots of little extras, well thought out. Nice place to enjoy an evening drink. Great sunny spot for delicious breakfast. Highly recommend.
8.3 Excellent
Pros: It was warm and cosy and very clean. A quiet space. The room was heated before arrival. The bed was comfy with nice linen. Nice decor in the room. Friendly staff member who recommended a place to eat and checked the road conditions going north.
Cons: A little too close for comfort in relation to the bathroom if you were sharing. It would have been great to have a plate/bowl, a toaster and a tea towel. No view from this room, but fine if you want a nice place to chill and watch tv and sleep.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Kerry was amazing
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Staff at reception was very friendly and helpful. The courtyard area was stunning and relaxing. Kelly helped arrange dinner reservation for us.
Cons: Water pressure in the shower was not great.
Kaikoura TOP 10 Holiday Park - Kaikoura - Building
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8.5 Excellent (920 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Kaikoura TOP 10 Holiday Park in Kaikoura, you'll be near the beach, within a 10-minute walk of Kaikoura Museum and Kaikoura Beach. Featured amenities include luggage storage, laundry facilities, and a safe deposit box at the front desk. Planning an event in Kaikoura? This holiday park has facilities measuring 1205 square feet (112 square meters), including a conference center. Free self parking is available onsite.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Very clean facilities. Quite a large cabin with very good heater. Close to town center.
Cons: I know that it's just a a campaign but it could have any shared kitchen stuff. WiFi could be unrestricted.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Very modern, has all you need for a short stay, very impressed.
Cons: Nothing
7.9 Good
Pros: Nice suite and very helpful staff
Cons: Strange heating system: there's only an air-conditioner in the living room and the warm air barely flows to bedrooms.
9.2 Excellent
Cons: would have liked to be able hire basic crockery and cutlery eg cups, plates, knives, spoons, etc
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Great location and comfy place to stay. Hot tub & playground for kids were awesome!
Cons: WiFi could be better
9.6 Excellent
Cons: Couldn't find any plates and cutlery
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Very friendly and helpful staff. A lovely studio room - well equipped and very comfortable.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Clean and comfortable. Friendly and helpful staff great value accomodation
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Super friendly staff only to happy to help Pool was unused at the time and closed but quickly opened up for us! Allowed my daughter to use play ground and bikes after check out we had a early competition! All round fantastic
Cons: That’s a hard one! Games room was a bit boring but that’s it
6.3 Good
Pros: Location
Cons: Unfortunately the bed was kinda itchy for some reason otherwise location is great. Lighting on the wall didn't work.
Overview Reviews
Located in Kaikoura, The White Morph - Heritage Collection is by the ocean, within a 5-minute drive of Kaikoura Beach and Fyffe House. Featured amenities include a business center, complimentary newspapers in the lobby, and luggage storage. Free self parking is available onsite.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Good location. Clean tidy rooms. Comfortable bed. Friendly staff.
Cons: Squeaky floorboards in the kitchen (concerned about disturbing other guest)
8.8 Excellent
Pros: all of the above
Cons: noise from rooms on either side
8.3 Excellent
Pros: The view and super comfy bed
Cons: Very noisy floors when neighbour's were walking around in morning, you could hear every step
9.2 Excellent
Pros: The view is amazing if you get the beachfront apartment.
7.5 Good
Pros: Location.
Cons: Only microwave for cooking.
7.1 Good
Cons: Poor value for the price
10.0 Excellent
Pros: We booked at the last minute and the White Morph was available and affordable. Staff welcomed us and helped get a document printed for me. Our room was warm and clean with a great view of the bay in Kaikoura. We enjoyed our all too short one night stay.
Cons: If it had a restaurant and bar.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Clean and modern...Mike was always happy to help.
Cons: Nothing
5.8 Okay
Cons: Dated
Alpine View Motel - Kaikoura - Building
16
8.2 Excellent (710 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Located in Kaikoura, Alpine View Motel is by the ocean, within a 5-minute drive of Kaikoura Beach and Kaikoura Museum. Featured amenities include laundry facilities and a library. Free self parking is available onsite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: It was very convenient and comfortable. Super clean. Great mountain and ocean views. Very easy access to the beach.
Cons: Can’t think of anything!
8.3 Excellent
Pros: It had everything you need in a good location next to the supermarket
Cons: It was a cold night and the heating was limited and I felt cold out of bed.
7.5 Good
Pros: Everything
Cons: Nothing
7.5 Good
Pros: Location,good shower ,sky sport. .
Cons: Nothing
5.4 Okay
Pros: Access to the beach from the back gate
Cons: While there is a small mountain view from the motel there are many motels in Kaikoura with much better alpine views - the name is a bit misleading. The location is out of the town centre and in the middle of a business/industrial estate. Not much privacy as 2 beds were in the living room.
5.4 Okay
Cons: The room was ok. Unfortunately there was a power cut so couldn’t rate the shower. The customer service provided by ‘host’ was very poor. Asked me where the fuse box was and ‘did I want to shower?’ I was not advised it was gas but I had checked and no hot water. No offer of a torch to see or to charge my phone. Very rude when I pointed this out.
7.1 Good
Pros: Compact studio unit older but clean. Priced accordingly. Lovely hot water! Comfortable bed.
Cons: Rather noisy being between railway and SH1. Would have been good to have had a spare blanket.
5.4 Okay
Cons: heating not adequate for Kaikoura in the winter, shower pressure. Owner/operators wife came out dressed in a shirt only and slippers and just stood and stared at my son who was with me at check in - highly inappropriate and slightly disturbing for both me and my 25 year old son
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Excellent place to stay - especially for families!
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Three adults and two children, we found the unit to be more than adequate for our needs. The beds were very comfortable, also the motel is very quiet with the added benefit of a small playground for the children and access to the beach.
Overview Reviews
Located in Kaikoura, Heritage Court Motor Lodge Kaikoura is within a 5-minute drive of Kaikoura Beach and Mount Cookson. Featured amenities include multilingual staff, luggage storage, and laundry facilities. Free self parking is available onsite.
5.4 Okay
Pros: The reception ladies were very good and the room was clean.
Cons: The guests next door kept me up most of the night with loud noise drinking until 5.30 am! They drove out late in the evening and drove back noisily at 1 pm and carried on drinking and shouting and swearing.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Great location near the supermarket but set back from the road. The office staff were extremely welcoming and helpful
6.7 Good
Pros: Perfect location for leaving early for Picton but not walking distance to restaurants etc.
Cons: Very dated decor. Poorly lit at night. Could hear the guests in adjoining unit....
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Room was warm when we arrived late at night and open for us
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Good off street parking and plenty of room to park a trailer as well. Host very welcoming and helpful. Great shower
Cons: Nothing
7.1 Good
Pros: Lady was very friendly
7.5 Good
Pros: Comfy bed
7.9 Good
Cons: Out dated appliances and layout..needs a good modernisation
7.9 Good
Pros: Location. Cosy room.
7.1 Good
Pros: Cleanliness and facilities
Cons: Location. On main road and trucks travelling all night
Sierra Beachfront Motel - Kaikoura - Building
18
8.2 Excellent (631 reviews)
Overview Reviews
When you stay at Sierra Beachfront Motel in Kaikoura, you'll be near the beach, within a 5-minute drive of Kaikoura Beach and Kaikoura Museum. The front desk is staffed during limited hours. Free self parking is available onsite.
2.5 Mediocre
Pros: The rudest host, racist... anti kids... honestly I had to leave after paying coz of his behaviour towards of my kid who was playing there .... felt ripped off
Cons: Host of the motel
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Location good.
Cons: The Bed was tired and small
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Spacious warm and fully equipped.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Very god room for its price, with all the necessities! The staff was really nice! Close to the ocean and city center.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Cosy .
Cons: Just having a microwave.
8.5 Excellent
Pros: Check in was efficient; room was clean & spacious; staff was personable.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Nice location right in front of the beach. Spacious unit and comfortable. Can use washing machine for free.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Kitchen was well equipped. Property was clean and spacious. Electric blankets were good.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: I liked the room was really tidy and clean and comfortable and staff were very friendly and helpful and location by sea was beautiful
Cons: I didn't like how the person next door kept banging their door
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Spacious room with all facilities we needed.
Cons: N/A
Donegal House - Kaikoura - Building
19
8.1 Excellent (503 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Donegal House in Kaikoura, you'll be steps from Mount Cookson and a 3-minute drive from Kaikoura Beach. The front desk is staffed during limited hours. Free self parking is available onsite.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Off the main highway and hospitality of the owner was fantastic. Was a very enjoyable stay. Thank you
Cons: Nothing
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The setting is beautiful, the staff are friendly and real hosts. Nothing is a bother and everything is done with a smile. We just keep returning as everything is provided.
Cons: Nothing.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Great restaurant and bar onsite, wonderful hospitality from owner, awesome place.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: The garden and views were amazing with the snow on the mountains. Lovely bar and eating area with a roaring fire. Interesting historical family photos all over the walls.
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Very clean, comfortable rooms. The shower was very good.
Cons: Clean but showing signs of aging. Knock marks on wall.
3.3 Mediocre
Pros: Nothing
Cons: Everything I would not advertise or support this place
7.5 Good
Pros: It was great to be in the country and looking at the snow topped mountains. The dinning room bar had a great atmosphere. The food was very good.
Cons: Nothing
10.0 Excellent
Pros: location and hospiality
7.5 Good
Pros: Clean and warm and great having restaurant and bar on site. Friendly staff.
Cons: It was more bed and breakfast with own bathroom. Gardens disappointing
Panorama Motel - Kaikoura - Bedroom
20
8.1 Excellent (493 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Wake up to stunning views of the Kaikoura Mountains and Kaikoura Bay at Panorama Motel. All guest rooms feature a TV with cable channels and a kitchenette with a stove, microwave and fridge. Panorama Motel is within a 3-minute drive of both Kaikoura Dolphin Encounter and Kaikoura town centre. It is a 5-minute drive from Kaikoura Golf Club and a 10-minute drive from Kaikoura Airport. All guest rooms boast sea and mountain views. They feature electric blankets, a dining area, a hairdryer and an en suite bathroom with a shower. Some rooms offer a balcony and a lounge area. Guests can make use of BBQ facilities, a laundry and an Internet kiosk at the reception. Continental breakfast and hairdryers are available.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: The bed were comfy. Fantastic view.
Cons: Couldn’t get tv 2 on the tv. And the curtains above the beds are too short or need a track and tape and hooks at the bottom to keep back against wall as once light in the morning the light just comes in under the curtain
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Was exactly what we were after.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The location right on the water, and the snow capped mountains in the background!! Comfy beds and friendly hosts!
Cons: A little outdated inside the rooms, however it adds character!
6.3 Good
Pros: Great view overlooking the beach. It was great they allowed dogs.
Cons: No electric blankets. Decor a bit dated.
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Excellent location!!!
Cons: It was a bit old fashioned and a tad overpriced for the level of style and mid-cons.
8.6 Excellent
Pros: Amazing views.
Cons: nothing
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Location in quiet area with great views of see and mountains
7.5 Good
Pros: Location was lovely. Room was clean.
Cons: Shower was tight and hot tap leaked so has to be careful while washing not to burn yourself.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Loved the view and for us we like the fact is was further along from the main part of Kaikoura. Great allocated parking , great unit for 2 :)
7.5 Good
Pros: Good
9.0 Excellent
Pros: The place was great! Clean and tidy and the views were incredible. It had everything we needed too