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Kaikoura Waterfront Apartments

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07/05/2017 08/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Reviewed 1 April 2016 via mobile

These amazing apartments has everything you need. We were traveling all over South Island and carried a lot of luggage so the large space and comfortable beds was very much appreciated. Happy to recommend this place to anyone that spends a couple of days in Kaikoura.

1Thank Kasper1410
Maidstone, United Kingdom
Reviewed 31 March 2016

Our two bedroom accommodation (204) on the first floor was spacious, comfortable and clean. The kitchen area was excellent (including a washing machine), the bedrooms were both a good size and the bathroom was well equipped. It was just across the road from the sea front and a short drive into the town. There was a dedicated parking spot for...

1Thank Steve C
Reviewed 25 March 2016

After a place in Picton fell through (a home rental situation we planned on staying 2 nights at) we travelled through to Blenheim, spent a night there, and then went on to Kaikoura. I found this place online, called and the owner was very friendly and held a room for the night for us as we made our way there....

1Thank novcruisin
Reviewed 22 March 2016 via mobile

You'll stay at a two-stories apartment with a nice and clean room. The tender is very helpful and informative. Only 1 km to restaurants and bars cluster. Oh.. The view is stunning! The apartment consists of kitchen and dining room, 1 toilet, 2 bedrooms. It it good for 4 ppl.

1Thank Pattawit R
Dover, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 March 2016

We stayed here for two nights as we had booked a whale watching trip, unfortunately the weather took a turn for the worse and we were unable to go. The apartments are well equipped with everything you could possible need including a dishwasher and washing machine. They are spotlessly clean and the owners are very friendly and helpful and nothing...

1Thank KentVictor
Reviewed 19 March 2016 via mobile

This place had some of the friendliest staff I met in the South Island. Anything you needed, they found, and the advice they gave on places to visit made my visit perfect. They seemed genuinely interested in my experience in Kaikoura and wanted to make sure I saw everything that made the area great. The apartment was pretty good too....

2Thank blue_kat_88
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 March 2016

We stayed one night and enjoyed the spacious, spotless apartment which was remarkably well equipped for travellers. The view over the ocean was spectacular and the lady who checked us in was more than helpful with suggestions for seeing Kaikoura and eating out. Lovely fluffy towels!

1Thank rossers333
Cholsey, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 March 2016

Stayed here for 4 nights on our trip around NZ. The apartment was great, absolutely EVERTHING you needed for a stop over. Washer/dryer, dishwasher, well equipped kitchen, comfy beds, great view from our balcony, close to town and VERY friendly and helpful staff. We couldn't have asked for more.

1Thank Anne R
Albany WA
Reviewed 1 March 2016 via mobile

The service from Mandy was super friendly and she could not do enough for us. Great location on beach. Apartment is modern, spacious, fully equipped with a combined washing machine and dryer!!Walking distance to shopping area and restaurants. Highly recommend this motel.

1Thank Bella2013
Reviewed 26 February 2016 via mobile

Wonderful apartments with a great view. The staff couldn't be more helpful and went out of their way to make our stay more pleasant. Very close to restaurants and bars. Lovely to have a balcony to sit out on and watch the amazing scenery. Would definitely recommend these apartments to anyone.

1Thank JenWooton

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  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Beautiful, modern 1 and 2 bedroom courtyard or balcony apartments with stunning sea and mountain views. Only 50 metres to the beach, 100 metres to Dolphin Encounter, Albatross Encounter, award winning cafes and restaurants and a 2 minute drive to Watch Watch and town. Located on the sea edge of the famous Peninsula Walk. Executive double spa bath, access and family apartments. Apartments all have a fully self-contained kitchen (stove top, oven, rangehood, microwave, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, toaster, kettle, plunger coffee machine), in-room laundry (washer/dryer), 50+ channels on SKY LCD TV, wireless Internet access, super king and twin bedrooms, double glazing, air conditioning/heat pumps, electric blankets, hairdryer, alarm clocks, a private balcony or a private gated courtyard to enjoy the views, indoor and outdoor dining settings, free on-site parking. .Continental breakfasts available for purchase. 2 Studio units with kitchenette, ensuite, Queen or King bed, 50+ Sky channels at complex rear - perfect for a quiet restful overnighter. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Kaikoura Waterfront Apartments

Address: 126 Esplanade, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Kaikoura
Price Range: RM418 - RM1,069 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Kaikoura Waterfront Apartments 4*
Number of rooms: 18
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“Street frontage if you want a sea views”
Judenewzealand, 9 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Close upper floor units for maximum privacy.”
Aussie2Lee, 25 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Upper floor rooms probably give you the best views but ground floor are good too”
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KentVictor, 21 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Be careful the studios for two people are small and out the back.”
SueE794, 14 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Sea view rooms definitely worth the extra money.”
Fishnchickn, 1 Jan 2016 | Read review
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