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Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed 2 nights in November. Jane and Quentin are perfect hosts! The breakfast was delicious and the morning of our very early whale watch, they made sure we had coffee and some food before heading out. Fun to go into the refrigerator as if we lived there! ; ) It was very cool out, but Jane uncovered the hot...

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Newport, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 December 2016

Very welcoming, felt like you were staying with friends. Lovely comfortable room, even came with fluffy dressing gown. Wine and beer provided free of charge, Fabulous breakfast. Jane and Quentin were great hosts and really helpful with local information and making my stay special. Can't recommend this B&B highly enough

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NikauLodge, Manager at Nikau Lodge, responded to this review

Great to hear you felt staying at Nikau Lodge was special, that you enjoyed our breakfasts and found your room comfortable. Thank you so much for your fantastic review.

Reviewed 15 November 2016

Jane and Quentin provided the ideal environment for a 2-day stay at their beautiful home. The view from our room was great, and the breakfasts were even better. We asked for restaurant suggestions and had two great evening meals. Overall, this was one of the best B&B's in New Zealand.

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NikauLodge, Owner at Nikau Lodge, responded to this review

What a fantastic review. Thank you very much

Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

We stayed at the Nikau Lodge and our hosts were Jane & Quentin. We had the loveliest view across Kaikoura to the snow covered mountains, green meadows, and the Pacific Ocean. Quentin suggested a great restaurant and made our reservation. The day of our whale watching trip changed into a drive in the farmlands and river valley near Mt. Fyffe...

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NikauLodge, Owner at Nikau Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. We are very pleased you enjoyed the views from your room.

Kenilworth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 May 2016

Great view from the front bedrooms, super breakfast, hot tub was very enjoyable and the complimentary wine/beer was a bonus. Only issue was the noisy night traffic. But overall a great B & B and very handy for the Whale watching.

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NikauLodge, Owner at Nikau Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks very much, we are happy you enjoyed Nikau Lodge.

Reviewed 22 April 2016

We enjoyed 2 nights in the Whale room in March and had a great time. The room was large with a gorgeous view and super comfortable bed. The breakfast was plentiful (although we missed the first one because we went on the early morning Whale watch trip), and there is even complimentary beer and wine for guests to enjoy. We...

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NikauLodge, Owner at Nikau Lodge, responded to this review

We are very happy you enjoyed our hot tub and that fabulous big bed in the Whale room. Thank you very much for your review.

Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 April 2016

A wonderful welcome to this small 6 room B&B with the best breakfast of a whole month trip. The view is stupendous over the pacific. Rooms comfortable, welcoming hosts, can walk into town. Only minimal drawback is occasional heavy artic on the hill nearby (this is the main N-S route of South Island......but in NZ that's less busy than a...

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NikauLodge, Owner at Nikau Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks so much. Best breakfast... we do love cooking.

Elgin, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 April 2016

We stayed for two nights. Breakfast was very good and the hosts were friendly and helpful. They were even kind enough to drive us to the start of the Kaikoura Peninsula Walkway in South Bay. The walls are quite thin and we could hear guests in the next room using the toilet and the decor is a bit dated, which...

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NikauLodge, Owner at Nikau Lodge, responded to this review

We are very happy you enjoyed our views and our central location. We like our decor to match the style of our house and redecorate every off season.

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 13 April 2016

We were blown away by this lovely little Bed and Breakfast and in particular with the view from the Whale Room and with the warm welcome by Quentin when we arrived late in the afternoon after a long day of flying from Brisbane then driving up the coast to Kaikoura. He organised for a local restaurant to pick us up...

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NikauLodge, Owner at Nikau Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your fantastic review and high recommendations!

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 April 2016

We stayed for two nights during which we did a whale watching trip. The whale watch centre is around a 15 minute walk away. Breakfast was very good and the hosts were friendly. The walls are quite thin and we could hear guests in the next room using the toilet. On the plus side the hosts provide free wine and...

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NikauLodge, Owner at Nikau Lodge, responded to this review

We are happy you found Nikau Lodge a convenient location. Most of our guests really enjoy being able to walk into town and to Whale Watch or Dolphin Encounter.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
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  • Accessible rooms
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Situated 10 minutes walk from Kaikoura's main town centre, Nikau Lodge has magnificent views of the Kaikoura Mountain Range and the Ocean. Come relax in the lounge, unwind in the garden or just come for a good nights rest. Continental and Full Cooked Breakfast using fresh local produce is served to you in the morning. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Nikau Lodge

Address: 53 Deal Street | close to State Hwy 1, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Kaikoura
Price Range: RM852 - RM865 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Nikau Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 5
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“Whale room has beautiful views”
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“5 of 6 rooms have sea views”
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“We like the Whale Room”
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