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Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

We stayed in a one bedroom apartment which was absolutely lovely. The gas fireplace in the lounge room was perfect, as were all the facilities within the unit. The accommodation is located more than walking distance out of town, so unfortunately we couldn't drive in for dinner after relaxing with a few wines in font on the fire on a...

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TheFairwaysKaikoura, Manager at The Fairways, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback to Trip Adviser, it is important to us and greatly appreciated. I hope next time you are passing through you do come back and stay with us. We can easily arrange transport into the main center or you may choose to dine at the Cellar View (500 m away) who provide...

Brighton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

We stayed here for two nights on the first stop of our tour of the South Island. Upon arrival we were amazed at how much better the apartment looked than the pictures online. It was sparkling clean and spacious, as well as tastefully decorated. The kitchen was fully equipped with everything you want to self cater. Even a washing machine...

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TheFairwaysKaikoura, Manager at The Fairways, responded to this review

Greetings, Sorry to take so long to respond but do appreciate you taking the time to provide a review and thank you for such positive feedback. It means a lot to us. All the very best and hope to see you again here at The Fairways. Ross & Jen

london
Reviewed 3 August 2016

We stayed at this place with our young family. We found the accomodation spacious and with everything we needed. We visited in the winter so the big gas fire was both useful and adding to the experience. Great home made breakfast served hot in the morning, a great way to start the day. The hosts were always friendly and happy...

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TheFairwaysKaikoura, Manager at The Fairways, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for taking the time to write such a great review, Jen and I do appreciate it. Hopefully we may be able to host you again should you get the opportunity to come to our great part of the world. :-) Kind Regards, Ross and Jen

Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

Located just out of Kaikoura and nestled around the Kaikoura golf course. Beautiful modern rooms. We had an apartment which had a separate bedroom and bathroom, great sized kitchen living and dining. Great views very warm, even had its own gas fire. Great hosts, warm and friendly. If you are just staying a night or want to experience more of...

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TheFairwaysKaikoura, Manager at The Fairways, responded to this review

Greetings, Apologies for such a late response but just wanted to thank you for such a positive review and do hope when next passing through we are able to host you again. All the very best. Kind Regards Ross & Jen

Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

This was a very reasonably priced accommodation. Very modern and spacious design. Large gas open fire place, modern kitchen and bathroom. It is an excellent base to explore the surrounding area. Included free wifi and onsite parking. The location is very quiet and has spectacular mountain views

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TheFairwaysKaikoura, Manager at The Fairways, responded to this review

Hello Andrew, Apologies for taking so long to acknowledge your review. Jen and I thank you for such positive comments and hope we will be able to host you again in the future. All the very best. Kind Regards, Ross & Jen.

Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 27 June 2016

We had a one bedroom apartment well presented very clean with a gas stove and gas fire in the lounge very cosy. The owners are very into eco frendly materials such as drapes, towels and recycling even the heat pump. The golf course is next door you have fishing charters in Kaikoura nice walks and cycle tracks.The owners couldn't be...

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TheFairwaysKaikoura, Front Office Manager at The Fairways, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kind review. Was a pleasure to have you and we look forward to the opportunity in hosting you again in the future. Regards, Kaelah

Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
Reviewed 27 June 2016

The Fairways appears to be part of a luxury housing development. The hotel is set in spacious grounds that go up into an elevated site with, after a few minutes walk, views of the bay and snow capped hills. It is a very pleasant location about 3 minutes from town. You would probably not stay here if you did not...

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TheFairwaysKaikoura, Manager at The Fairways, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. Was a pleasure to host you, and we hope to see you again in the future. Regards, Ross

North Carolina
Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

This is an awesome place to stay. My kids and I booked into the 1 BR apt and it is top notch and worth every penny! We wished we have more time and did not want to leave. Close to Whale Watch Kaikoura. Have a gas fireplace, jet tub, washer and dryer, and lots more. Loved it!!! No complaints.

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TheFairwaysKaikoura, Front Office Manager at The Fairways, responded to this review

Glad to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. Was a pleasure to host you and hope to see you again in the future. Regards, Kaelah

Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 19 June 2016 via mobile

We have stayed here before and it suits what we need. It's reasonably modern and we'll equipped with the golf course right next door. We both found the guy at reception rather rude. He just wasn't there to help and to be fair I don't feel he's the kind of guy you want fronting receptiion/front desk. For the way they...

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TheFairwaysKaikoura, Front Office Manager at The Fairways, responded to this review

Hi There, Thank you for your feedback on your stay with us. I'm terribly sorry you feel you didn't receive the customer service level that we pride our selves on. I really do hope to see you again in the future. Regards, Kaelah Office Administrator

Auckland
Reviewed 6 June 2016 via mobile

We stayed in a 1 bedroom apartment for the long weekend, with beautiful views of the mountains. The apartment was tastefully decorated with some cool art on the walls, and a modern open plan layout. The kitchen was fully equipped , perfect for us to cook up our catch from our fishing charter. The gas fire gave the perfect ambience...

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Bigfella10, Manager at The Fairways, responded to this review

Hi Lauren, Thank you for your lovely review, it was a pleasure to have you. Hope to see you again in the future :) Regards, Ross & Jenny

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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Modern 1 and 2 bedroom apartments and studios offering luxurious fully self contained accommodation for travelers looking for some quality and friendly service that will your make to trip to Kaikoura a memorable one. Located just 3 km south of Kaikoura within Ocean Ridge between the Kaikoura Golf course and the Kaikoura winery. Your hosts are Graham and Robyn Lamond who live on site. ... more   less 

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Address: 1 Kersage Dr | Ocean Ridge, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Kaikoura
Price Range: RM536 - RM1,237 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The Fairways 5*
Number of rooms: 24
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“All the apartments would be ideal, all ground level - no under cover parking as its a villa style complex”
 of 5 bubbles phantomhq, 29 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Rooms with a view”
 of 5 bubbles colt295, 21 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Whales watch was the best part of our visit. Got to see a few whales, albatrosses, seals and Dolphins. Cannot recommend enough”
 of 5 bubbles dakism, 3 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Rooms a little further back have more privacy, we were in room No1 had to keep the drapes closed but not a problem”
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“We were in Unit 2 which was wonderful, I think there would not be much difference given the design.”
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