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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 March 2015

I find it difficult to add to all the words others have written, just enough to say we just didn't want to leave, ever. A little place of serenity and absolutely delightful to stay eat, sleep, read and talk to Paul and Janet who are great hosts. Nothing was too much trouble and the crayfish omelette was the icing on...

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Janet B, Owner at The Factory, responded to this review

Why thank you for this! We are so glad you loved it at The Factory, we enjoyed having you here too and look forward to your return one day.

Nyon, Switzerland
Reviewed 26 February 2015 via mobile

The Factory is the most amazing place. Ever. And I mean it! Our hosts, Janet and Paul, were nothing short of fantastic! The cottage itself is beautiful, the spa is perfect, and we even got to use the chimney, even though we were in summer (the weather got bad - and the chimney worked very well!). By the way, you...

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Janet B, Owner at The Factory, responded to this review

What a lovely review - thank you so much for taking the time to write this and we are so glad you found The Factory a great place to stay. We really enjoyed meeting you both and hope you are beginning to see some signs of spring in Switzerland.

Doncaster, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 February 2015

We had the pleasure to have a very short but fabulous stay at the Factory. Very tastefully furnished with love and attention to detail which made us feel very special. Breakfast was delicious. Janet & Paul made us feel so welcome & really enjoyed chatting with them. Many thanks for sharing your lovely home.

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Janet B, Owner at The Factory, responded to this review

Oh thank you so much - we enjoyed meeting you both too and are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us. We have had such a wonderful summer here - I hope your winter weather is not treating you too unkindly and you are beginning to see a few signs of spring.

Collaroy Beach, Australia
Reviewed 17 February 2015

Industrial Chic meets glamour by the Sea ! We spent 2 nights fabulous nights at The Factory, and left with amazing memories of a very special place, which I can highly recommend that you must stay here when travelling along the South Coast of NZ. We were warmly greeted by the owners Paul & Janet, which are also our wonderful...

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Janet B, Owner at The Factory, responded to this review

Thank you so much for all your lovely comments about your stay here. We loved having you all here and hearing about your wonderful business and sharing stories about the Northern Beaches! Hope the kids have settled back into school and all is going well.

Paris, France
Reviewed 18 January 2015

We spent 4 nights at the Factory with our two kids aged 6 and 8. It is a wondeful place, one of the best B&B we have ever been, with a great location, superb furnishings, and most of all a first class service with an amazing attention to details. Janet and Paul succeeded to create the perfect balance, offering a...

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Janet B, Owner at The Factory, responded to this review

We really appreciate the time taken for you to write this kind review for us. It was lovely to meet you all and hear about your wonderful trip. We wish you all the very best and look forward to updates as you continue your great family adventure.

manchester
Reviewed 9 January 2015

We both agree that staying at The Factory was one of the highlights of our 6 week trip down under. Initially we had been uncertain at staying so far out of town, but little did we know that once we had settled in we would be so reluctant to set out again. So we opted for lunches out sampling the...

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Janet B, Owner at The Factory, responded to this review

Such a nice review - many thanks - we really appreciate your time taken to share your experience here at The Factory. We are glad you enjoyed your stay here - we even find it hard to leave at times. We hope the rest of your trip went well.

Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 26 December 2014

Our short stay at The Factory was the best possible break for our small family. The attention to detail in every aspect made us feel welcomed and quite special. Thanks also for the gift and the good conversation.

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Janet B, Owner at The Factory, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind comments. Was really good to meet you all and I'm sorry that Janet was away visiting our girls. Please do come back and visit - Even if you just drop in for a coffee when passing. Happy New Year. Cheers Paul

Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 22 December 2014

As a family of four, with two adult children, we recently spent an amazing - albeit far too brief - two days at The Factory. The industrial chic décor presented a stylish interior as well as points of keen discussion and interest. We were totally taken by the attention to detail and luxurious furnishings - it was like a visual...

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Janet B, Owner at The Factory, responded to this review

Thank you. You guys are so kind with your remarks about The Factory. The fish were leaping onto lures today right out front. You will have to come back and sort them out. Failing that we might be able to go out in the boat. Was so good to meet you all and thank you for such an easy clean....

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 21 December 2014

We are so sad to leave Kaikoura - a huge thanks to Paul (flying solo sans Janet) for his incredible unparalleled hospitality in their utterly gorgeous property, we've totally fallen in love with the area. The Factory is absolutely stunning vintage chic mixed with industrial urban hip designs, with gorgeous splashes of colour - coupled with a stunning garden, bbq...

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Janet B, Owner at The Factory, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your very kind comments about The Factory. Was great to meet you both and please come back and stay longer next time. Must also give you a big thanks for introducing me to Sixto Rodriguez whom I had never heard of. Amazing that he was so well known in South Africa and forgotten in the...

Seattle, W
Reviewed 15 December 2014

Suffice it to say, we were last minute planners for our trip around the south island. Having booked only several hours before, and welcomed to Kaikoura by a rare rainstorm, Paul made sure we were able to get into their phenomenal property early. The property is absolutely gorgeous with all the amenities one could hope for and then some for...

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Janet B, Owner at The Factory, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing The Factory to stay at such short notice. Was great to meet you both and hear of your plans for Africa. With both your jobs you can make such a difference. Hope your busy schedule will allow time to come back and visit New Zealand for longer next time. Have a happy holiday season. All the...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Factory offers luxury accommodation in an historic building on the beachfront at Hapuku. Here, you can relax in peace and privacy with views of the ocean on one side and stunning snow-capped mountains on the other. Hapuku is less than 10 minutes drive from Kaikoura which is famous for its amazing marine wildlife. The Factory offers exclusive use of the guest wing and is perfect for couples, families or small groups of friends. ... more   less 

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Address: 5 Hapuku Road, Kaikoura 7371, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Kaikoura
Price Range: RM1,442 - RM1,616 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The Factory 5*
Number of rooms: 3
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“Travellers get whole guest wing to themselves, perfect for small family. Cheerful setting with excellent hosts. Close to town.”
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“You get 3 rooms for the price of one! All rooms are so warm!”
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“You will have the whole place for yourselves.”
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“All 3 double rooms are achingly gorgeous and individually designed with the most impeccable taste in furnishings!”
  • Fresh lavender - both flowers and in the handwash and moisturiser - luscious
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“The guest wing has three bedrooms and one bath.”
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