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Manakau Lodge - Kaikoura - Building
1
9,6 Excellent (90 reviews)
R3 404+
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.
9,5 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
9,3 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.
9,3 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
2
9,4 Excellent (162 reviews)
R2 473+
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.
9,5 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: 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: Best view good size rooms
Cons: Bathroom was small but comfortable
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.
9,5 Excellent
Pros: The view, the relaxed and friendly atmosphere, the home made shortbread!
10,0 Excellent
Pros: The view was amazing the host and breakfast sensational everything was great
Cons: Nothing
9,5 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.
10,0 Excellent
Pros: Location, view, room. Quiet location. Property was extremely well maintained.
Cons: Nothing.
Admiral Court Motel - Kaikoura - Outdoor view
3
9,2 Excellent (258 reviews)
R1 465+
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.
10,0 Excellent
Pros: Very clean attention to detail
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.
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.
8,3 Excellent
Pros: It was across the road from the Pier Hotel & it was quiet.
Cons: It was a long way from town with no transport & the Shuttle very expensive & has limited hours.
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
4
9,3 Excellent (94 reviews)
R2 717+
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.
9,5 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.
9,3 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.
10,0 Excellent
Pros: Very nice place, fantastic view, very hospitable owners, gluten free options, great walk around the penninsula
8,0 Excellent
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: Great location with a beautiful view and hosts John and Linley were super friendly and made fantastic brekkie
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
9,3 Excellent
Pros: Very clean and hosts most welcoming and friendly. Recommended.
Cons: Connectivity to WiFi can be a bit variable using voucher system.
Nikau Lodge - Kaikoura - Outdoor view
5
9,1 Excellent (73 reviews)
R2 930+
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: 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.
10,0 Excellent
Pros: Exceptional comfort, well equipped rooms. Amazing view from our room. Breakfast was very tasty. Hosts were amazingly helpful.
Cons: Everything was great.
9,5 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: I simply have no negative comment. The hosts were very friendly, the rooms - comfortable, cosy, clean and with great views, the breakfast was tasty, there was complimentary wine, beer and water supply.
Cons: Internet was slow, but this seems to be regional issue and nothing what the hosts can impact.
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.
7,0 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
6
9,0 Excellent (108 reviews)
R1 877+
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.
10,0 Excellent
Pros: Location, lovely views, pretty garden, very good guest lounge.
Cons: Nothing
9,5 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
9,5 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: The room was clean and comfortable and the location was great.
Cons: Great place to stay in Kaikoura. I highly recommend it.
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.
Koura Bay Resort - Kaikoura - Building
7
8,8 Excellent (240 reviews)
R2 183+
Overview Reviews
Located in Kaikoura, Koura Bay Resort is by the ocean, a 1-minute drive from Mount Cookson and 6 minutes from Kaikoura Beach. Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services and luggage storage. 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
9,3 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!
Brook House B&B & Cottages - Kaikoura - Building
8
8,7 Excellent (779 reviews)
R1 389+
Overview Reviews
Judy, Charlie (the poodle) & Henry the cat, welcome you to their home - come and relax at Brook House. Enjoy the spectacular mountain views from this peaceful rural setting, just 2 km from the town centre and Whale Watch. Friendly Kiwi hospitality, comfy beds and cosy rooms. Large sunny kitchen/dining & lounge area where guests may cook at their leisure or help themselves to tea/coffee and Judy's baking. Huge deck facing west to enjoy the sun and garden. We have added 2 self contained cottages, these are also self catering for those that want to "do" their own thing.
9,5 Excellent
Pros: Great hosts who were very friendly and helpful. Pets Charlie the Poodle and Alice the Burmese kitten were charming and entertaining. Warm, cosy and very comfortable beds meant we had a great night's sleep, plus a continental breakfast included in the price of the room. Great value for money.
10,0 Excellent
Pros: The bed was very comfortable and there was no noise as we were away from the main road. And having the ensuite was a nice added bonus.
Cons: I have nothing to complain about.
10,0 Excellent
Pros: Nice scenery behind the house.
9,5 Excellent
Pros: All very good...
10,0 Excellent
Pros: The place was very clean and tidy. The breakfast provided was exceptional and the owner was lovely and very helpful. She had a lot of information and happy to book a tour for us.
Cons: No probelms
7,0 Good
Pros: The staff and the food was amazing
Cons: The bed was a liitle small and my kids had to use the communal bathroom.
10,0 Excellent
Pros: Very friendly,clean and comfortable
9,5 Excellent
Pros: Our experience was very warm and welcoming and the house was very clean and tidy. Our room was perfect for our needs with warm and comfortable beds. Judy provided a lovely selection of breakfast foods and assisted us with choosing a dinner menu which was perfect. Judy is a lovely hostess and we would recommend her B&B to friends and family.
10,0 Excellent
Pros: Very helpful host
5,5 Okay
Pros: Easy check-in and check out. Friendly contact with the host who pointed out for us the places to eat in town.
Cons: The overall level of comfort isn't up to the usual bn'b or motels we could experience during our stay in this price range. Room was small and barely equiped but with a lamp table and a basic bathroom. Bad isolation, heating systems rather inefficient and noisy... and there was nothing fresh for breakfast, only cereals and industrial bread from direct from the plastic bag.
Kaikoura Gateway Motor Lodge - Kaikoura - Building
9
8,6 Excellent (989 reviews)
R1 877+
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.
8,8 Excellent
Pros: Great quiet and clean place to stay. We book it because it had a spa which would have been fantastic to soak in after a big trip. Turns out it was a spa bath - not what we expected. Friendly staff.
10,0 Excellent
Pros: Lovely clean rooms
6,3 Good
Pros: The unit was nice & modern & in a good location.
Cons: We arrived on a very miserable day & would have appreciated the heater being on in the room prior to our arrival. As the heat pump obviously hadnt been run for a while it took a while to get really cranking.
7,5 Good
Pros: An average motel stay!
Cons: Too many rules! Possibly needed for minority of guests only! Maybe written in a more user friendly manner would have been more welcoming!
7,5 Good
Pros: Was a good night
10,0 Excellent
Pros: Absolutely fabulous - will stay again. So comfortable such a great quiet night sleep.
7,5 Good
Pros: Great rooms comfy bed nice hot shower friendly staff very helpful
10,0 Excellent
Pros: The room was very cozy and clean. The kid enjoyed the spa bath!
8,0 Excellent
Pros: Nice warm comfortable bed sky
Cons: Sky book out of date and wifi sketchy
8,0 Excellent
Cons: on state high way and truck noise
Bella Vista Motel Kaikoura - Kaikoura - Building
10
8,6 Excellent (681 reviews)
R1 816+
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.
10,0 Excellent
Pros: Only stayed one night would definitely stay again . Clean , comfortable beds great shower and bathroom facilities . Has a laundry on site . Friendly helpful owner .
Cons: Nothing
10,0 Excellent
Pros: Friendly owner, nice clean warm rooms would defiantly stay again
8,0 Excellent
Pros: The view is great. The rooms are nice, spacious and warm. They accept dogs.
10,0 Excellent
Pros: Everything, very comfortable
Cons: Notjing
5,0 Okay
Pros: Location was perfect walking distance to town.
10,0 Excellent
Pros: Great property - good facilities
8,3 Excellent
Pros: Good location
7,5 Good
Pros: Location
Cons: Heating was on only every 4 minutes and we were a wee bit cold
10,0 Excellent
Pros: clean, tidy modern units - very nice
7,5 Good
Pros: Property was close to town and great that you can take your pets with you.
Cons: The rooms are very small and the bed sank in towards the middle.
Kaikoura Boutique Hotel - Kaikoura - Building
11
8,6 Excellent (569 reviews)
R2 473+
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.
10,0 Excellent
Pros: Loved the historic waterfront room, beautiful view, lovely furnishings and super comfy bed. Jen does great scrambled eggs for breakfast and is a fabulous host with lots of local knowledge.
9,5 Excellent
Pros: We had a fabulous stay here. The rooms are so cosy and have a real homely feel to them. The staff are so attentive and friendly and really make you feel comfortable. Highly recommend getting up slightly early and watching the sunrise across the road..
Cons: Nothing! This is our second time staying there and will definitely be back.
10,0 Excellent
Pros: A wonderful Hotel. The Lady in charge for the breakfast was great and very friendly and helpful. We got a late check-out and that was fabulous. Thank you so much. Great place to stay.
9,5 Excellent
Pros: Your attention to detail despite my visit coming during an unexpected bereavement was excellent (thank you for the beautifully presented message on the bar). I would like you to know that your staff 'stepped up' as I'm sure you would have expected. They were discrete, yet warmly welcoming & gave excellent service. The breakfasts were well cooked & well presented by cheerful staff.
Cons: I was a woman in her sixties travelling alone for work who stayed for several nights. I would have appreciated a microwave so that I could heat some, not all, meals in my room.
8,3 Excellent
Pros: The location was excellent. Friendly staff and clean rooms. We had room 10 and that had amazing views.
5,5 Okay
Pros: Had all these funky things in the room. Netflix etc was there. Staff were good
Cons: Room is very cold. They dont have heating in the toilet and the room heater is not so great. I wouldnt recommend it as the basic requirments were not there.
10,0 Excellent
Pros: Beautiful location. Staff were very friendly, lovely room. Highly recommend
8,3 Excellent
Pros: Comfortable quiet.
Cons: A bit of a walk to the pub
10,0 Excellent
Pros: Was wonderful
Cons: Shower pressure
9,5 Excellent
Pros: The room was lovely, really cosy and comfy. Would definitely stay again, it was great.
Cons: The only point we would have is that our room was beside the cleaning room so in the morning when they started cleaning other rooms it was quite loud, but didn't really bother us.
Kaikoura TOP 10 Holiday Park - Kaikoura - Building
12
8,5 Excellent (802 reviews)
R1 618+
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.
4,3 Okay
Pros: Playground for kids
Cons: The fact that freight trains were passing our cabin only 5metres away all night!!! Staff nor website advise you of this ....very little sleep for a wary traveller expecting a good nights sleep ....way over priced for the cabins on rail side....expect no sleep
6,8 Good
Pros: Great kids playground and fantastic views.
Cons: We were charged extra for our children upon check in and the staff member said it was because there is a glitch on booking.com if you dont enter your kids ages @ booking. So even though our booking said it was for 2 adults and 2 children and we had pre paid we then had to pay another $34 to stay. They suggested we dont use booking.com in future for Top10 bookings and book direct to avoid the extra charge. We felt ripped off and angry after a stressful day atteding a family funeral. Would not recommend.
7,5 Good
Pros: The accommodation was very tidy and comfortable. Great relaxing atmosphere. Good to come back to after a long days work.
Cons: No issues.
9,5 Excellent
Pros: Great location, everyone really friendly and helpful. Plenty to do with the kids.
6,3 Good
Pros: Nice staff members
Cons: Bed were rock hard
10,0 Excellent
Pros: I like that they kept their promise and what you is what you get
9,5 Excellent
Cons: A bit noisy when train passing.
9,3 Excellent
Pros: Friendly and professional staff, gaming room and location
Cons: Towels are too old and not that clean
7,0 Good
Pros: A lot of space and god TV.
Cons: It was smelly everyime you came back after a while out. It was very noisy from a nearby residential house playing music late at night and very early in the morning.
8,0 Excellent
Pros: Host was friendly and helpful.
Cons: Place was cold with little heating.
Lobster Inn Motor Lodge - Kaikoura - Building
13
8,4 Excellent (770 reviews)
R1 618+
Overview Reviews
Visitors to Kaikoura will find that the Lobster Inn Motor Lodge Kaikoura is a fantastic accommodation choice. The hotel is just 2km away from Kaikoura. Famous attractions Kaikoura Peninsula Walkway and Lavendyl Lavender Farm are just a short taxi ride away. At the end of a busy day, travelers can unwind and relax in the hotel or go out and enjoy the city.
8,0 Excellent
Pros: location is good.
Cons: Did not get to taste the crayfish as was recommended in website
10,0 Excellent
Pros: The front staff were very helpful, & were able to answer all our questions & made a great suggestion for our meals.
Cons: Nothing
10,0 Excellent
Pros: We went over to the supermarket across the road. Also went to the bar for drinks. We were going to eat in the restaurant but there was a private function. Bar meals looked good though. Room was reasonably quiet considering we were on the main highway.
Cons: Nothing
5,0 Okay
Pros: Comfortable bed
Cons: Couldn't get onto Internet. Only one armchair, though the room was designed for two, no sink!
6,3 Good
Cons: Tv was shocking no channels
8,8 Excellent
Pros: Clean and comfortable with friendly staff. Next door to the pub with good food. Good size room with kitchen facilities.
8,0 Excellent
Pros: it was very comfortable,and i stayed an extra night due to commitments,the food was good.
Cons: after a long day it would have been nice to retreat to my room an have dinner and watch the rugby final.But they can,t even give you some sport channels in your room.I,ll never understand these hotels that charge yo a high rate for a room and they can,t be bothered putting reasonable entertainment in the room.
8,8 Excellent
Pros: Bed was nice and comfy
Cons: No sink in the kitchen to do the dishes. Had to do them in the bathroom!
9,3 Excellent
Cons: Wifi didn't work, and no cellphone coverage
The White Morph - Heritage Collection - Kaikoura - Building
14
8,3 Excellent (443 reviews)
R2 610+
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.
7,5 Good
Pros: Nice room good location. Clean except fir 2 long black hairs in bathroom on floor. Bit yucky to see. But pleasant stay otherwise. Thanks.
10,0 Excellent
Pros: No breakfast. Great location and view
Cons: Nothing
7,0 Good
Pros: The view from balcony, the spa bath, the location not too far & not too close to town centre
Cons: Could hear noise from other rooms ie the spa bath & foot steps, the tv sound had a echo sound type effect, would've thought being off season the price could've been under $200.00
7,0 Good
Pros: Fairly decent location It was clean
Cons: Just very quiet and boring atmosphere
10,0 Excellent
Pros: The room was warmed up for us before hand. Helpful staff. Phone number provided for a lovely restaurant Lovely shower. Very good wifi
Cons: Nothing
5,0 Okay
Pros: Good location.
Cons: room was a lot smaller than we expected. We asked for a non-smoking room, however the gusts next door were smoking on their balcony which meant that we could not open the balcony door at any time throughout our stay.
5,8 Okay
Pros: It was comfortable and clean
Cons: It was a bit over priced for what it was.
8,8 Excellent
Pros: The location was great and the rooms were very cosy.
Cons: Everything was fine.
10,0 Excellent
Pros: Great location, superb room and welcoming reception.
7,0 Good
Pros: Location was great but the weather restricted our ease of beach access.
Cons: n/a
Alpine View Motel - Kaikoura - Bedroom
15
8,2 Excellent (696 reviews)
R1 404+
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.
6,8 Good
Pros: Good roomy family unit.
Cons: Door on toilet needed repaired and sometimes wouldn't open from the inside, and the heating in the unit could be better.
8,8 Excellent
Pros: Clean, tidy unit that has recently been redecorated. Comfortable beds, good heating and well equipped kitchen. A big New World supermarket is next door, so easy to stock up on supplies.
8,0 Excellent
Pros: Playground for children and BBQ pit available . Access to the beach through a gate.The sofa bed was quite spacious and big.
Cons: A bit way off from the main town and beach area.
6,3 Good
Pros: Good size internally Very helpful reception. Very pleasat
Cons: Noisy. Right on highway 1 truck and traffic noise all night. I booked through booking .com for $130.00 per night when I checked in there was a sign out front saying $110.00. So I was very disappointed to pay $20.00 more on arrival
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: Location,good shower ,sky sport. .
Cons: Nothing
5,5 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.
8,5 Excellent
Pros: Room was spacious and clean,bed super comfy,plenty of hotwater.
Cons: Views were not alpine but of the house nextdoor
9,0 Excellent
Pros: More toilet paper needed in bathroom close to
9,3 Excellent
Pros: The room was very clean, the shower was good, the bed was comfortable, there was good heating.
Cons: The wifi was not good. We were unable to access it from our room.
Heritage Court Motor Lodge - Kaikoura - Building
16
8,2 Excellent (665 reviews)
R1 358+
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.
9,3 Excellent
Pros: Great location near the supermarket but set back from the road. The office staff were extremely welcoming and helpful
6,8 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
7,0 Good
Pros: Lady was very friendly
8,8 Excellent
Pros: Good position
Cons: My room was a funny shape
8,0 Excellent
Cons: Out dated appliances and layout..needs a good modernisation
10,0 Excellent
Pros: Close to town
Cons: Close to main road
8,0 Excellent
Pros: Location. Cosy room.
7,5 Good
Pros: Comfy bed
Dolphin Lodge - Kaikoura - Building
17
8,1 Excellent (634 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Visitors to Kaikoura will find that the Dolphin Lodge is a fantastic accommodation choice. The hotel offers easy access to Kaikoura, just 2km away. Seeing the sights from this hotel is easy with Kaikoura's attractions including Kaikoura i-SITE Visitor Information Centre and Kaikoura Peninsula Walkway close by. At the end of a busy day, travelers can unwind and relax in the hotel or go out and enjoy the city. There's never a dull moment at this hotel, our guests indicate that the facilities are excellent.
9,3 Excellent
Pros: Very comfort place with a lovely cat, beautiful view, close to the town centre.
Cons: if the shower have a higher volume would be perfect
9,5 Excellent
Pros: Nice cosy hostel with great view
8,3 Excellent
Pros: Good location.
Cons: It was quite smelly, probably was from the toilet.
8,8 Excellent
Pros: The location was brilliant so close to the beach and the town centre. Very clean and had a full working kitchen to use. Our room was perfect for what we needed with an ensuite bathroom.
Cons: Wasn't a huge fan of having to walk through the ensuite into the bedroom but for the price of the booking along with location it was a great stay, would highly recommend.
8,8 Excellent
Pros: Beautiful views, cosy rooms, friendly staff. Good location close to town centre.
8,0 Excellent
Pros: Awesome location, great cat, fire was lovely, friendly staff, awesome view.
Cons: Cold except when the fire was on (6-9.30pmish both nights), and layout isn’t great with the lounging areas being like hallways, no powerpoints by beds or couches for charging phones.
5,1 Okay
Pros: The view
Cons: The receptionist was really agressive and. It helpful at all
9,5 Excellent
Pros: Has a very nice feel, close to town but quiet and amazing views. Beds comfy and everything was clean.
Cons: Communication was a little lacking tried to contact by phone to ask a question, no answer after several attempts so sent an email request with no luck there either..... Wasn't a problem in the end.
9,3 Excellent
Pros: The lodge is just a couple minutes walk from most of the cafes and restaurants down main street, also a short walk to whale watching and the museum. Bed and room were both very warm, and the log fire in the lounge is nice after a dip in the spa. To top it all off the view from the balcony and front of the property is breath taking.
7,5 Good
Pros: It was close to the Inter-City bus-stop and the Info-Centre
Cons: Had to lug my suitcase up a hill.
9,3 Excellent
Pros: A very homey place. Clean, good location, great view of the ocean and mountain. Loved the hot jacuzzi!
Cons: I had to wait for a while to get hot water in the shower, water pressure was weak.
Sierra Beachfront Motel - Kaikoura - Building
18
8,1 Excellent (616 reviews)
R1 511+
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.
10,0 Excellent
Pros: We were kindly offered an upgrade with a sea view & king bed, thank you, much appreciated
Cons: Nothing
10,0 Excellent
Pros: The room was a good size, warm, with plenty of space to relax and put your feet up. The bed was very comfy and the shower was very refreshing.
4,3 Okay
Pros: Heater warmed the room nicely
Cons: Lumpy bed. Did not enjoy “upgrade”. Difficult to see television. Stayed two nights and bed was not remade.
8,8 Excellent
Pros: Friendly welcome by hosts. Was ‘upgraded’ from the cheapest room on booking.com to possibly the best studio (#7) with view down driveway to the sea. Heater had been turned on in room so lovely and warm on arrival. Spotlessly clean with well equipped kitchenette Comfortable bed.
Cons: No wardrobe, just a couple of coat hangers on hook on wall. Ok for overnight stay however. No curtain for shower in open plan bathroom. Need to take care not to splash water everywhere.
9,5 Excellent
Pros: The comfort and it was very quiet, easy to locate and had all the necessary things you need for a stay.
Cons: The poor shower pressure made it difficult to have a good shower.
10,0 Excellent
Pros: Loved the location and the owner, super friendly and welcoming. Felt very comfortable.
Cons: There was nothing I did not like about this place.
7,0 Good
Pros: View towards the Kaikoura mountains
Cons: Shower facility threw water everywhere (no curtailing or box)
8,5 Excellent
Pros: Check in was efficient; room was clean & spacious; staff was personable.
10,0 Excellent
Pros: Location and hospitality and friendly proprieters
Cons: Weather not the warmest
8,0 Excellent
Pros: Comfort, roomy,clean,nice water view.
8,8 Excellent
Pros: They were very helpful and upgraded us to a different room to make parking easier with our boat.
Panorama Motel - Kaikoura - Building
19
8,1 Excellent (496 reviews)
R1 633+
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.
8,0 Excellent
Pros: Location cleanliness seperate bedroom parking
Cons: No shower cap poor kitchen cabinetry poor bathroom layout and shower no wifi tv poor picture no heater instructions noise and creaking from upstairs
8,6 Excellent
Pros: Amazing views.
Cons: nothing
9,3 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.
7,5 Good
Pros: The view and sound of the sea at night.-
Cons: Very overpriced for a very small dated concrete block room.
10,0 Excellent
Pros: Great motel greater view
6,3 Good
Cons: Only 4 teabags, no pen and paper, bed and pillows very hard
8,8 Excellent
Pros: All you need. Stunning views. Easy drive or walk to go out fir drinks ur dinner.
Cons: Water heater on top of our room was noisy.
7,5 Good
Pros: Love the location and the view. Nice big room. Good parking.
Cons: Was given a bit of a grumpy time about checking out a bit late. So not feeling as positive or welcome as usual.
9,5 Excellent
Pros: Loved it, will definitely go there again
Cons: We loved everything
8,3 Excellent
Cons: Decor is dated - but in a way that makes is cool. The property is lovely and clean. Staff lovely.
Donegal House - Kaikoura - Building
20
8,0 Excellent (491 reviews)
R1 679+
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: 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.
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
7,0 Good
Pros: The view and location
Cons: The musty old room.
10,0 Excellent
Pros: Fabulous views. Great hospitality and food. Wonderful staff.
9,3 Excellent
Pros: I love that this property is out of the way and very peaceful and quiet. It is so versatile offering motel rooms and powered sites for campers and facilities. To top it all off it is an Irish Pub. The food was hearty and the staff were lovely, welcoming and entertaining.
Cons: Unfortunately when we arrived we could smell the toilets but that was gone by morning.
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
8,0 Excellent
Pros: The room was nice and spacious. The property has a nice garden outside. The staff were so friendly.