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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 January 2014

My husband and I stayed at Nikau Lodge for 1 night in January 2014. Once we got there, we really wished we would've booked an additional night. There's a lot to do in the area and we really enjoyed our time at Nikau and its location. The hosts were very friendly and helpful. The breakfast was super delicious and I...

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NikauLodge, Owner at Nikau Lodge, responded to this review

It was a shame you weren't able to stay an extra night to enjoy more of what Kaioura has to offer. However we are very pleased you enjoyed your time here and we really appreciate your review.

Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 17 January 2014

Had a wonderful stay, the hosts were absolutely fantastic, and the room was really nice. Will definitely go back there!! They had a really cute dog called Jack who love playing ball with us. We really enjoyed the hot tub in the out side environment, with a glass of complimentary bubbles - great times!

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NikauLodge, Owner at Nikau Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks very much and we do hope you can come and stay with us again. Jack is missing you, he hasn't got to play much ball lately!

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 January 2014

We had a reasonably pleasant one-night stay at this B&B on our honeymoon. It ticked most of the boxes (location, amenities, breakfast etc), the views from the bedrooms are unarguably impressive and the easy-to-get-along-with hosts add a certain charm but we left feeling a little underwhelmed given the lodge's high ratings and ranking on this site. The rooms were a...

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NikauLodge, Owner at Nikau Lodge, responded to this review

We are sorry you were underwhelmed with your stay at Nikau Lodge. We do understand that despite our best efforts we are not able to please everyone all of the time. We would encourage any future guests to go to our website where there are lots of photos and a description of every room to assist with booking choices.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Reviewed 14 January 2014

Hard to imagine a more beautiful view than the one we had from our window on the first floor of Nikau Lodge: the ocean, the mountains and the beach. Combine it with true outstanding Kiwi hospitality which makes you want to stay on and you get an idea of what staying at Nikau Lodge is all about...

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NikauLodge, Owner at Nikau Lodge, responded to this review

We are very pleased you enjoyed our kiwi hospitality. We are both very fortunate to be born and bred kiwi's and have lived most of our lives in beutiful Kaikoura.

Birmingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 January 2014

We stayed here for one night in November 2013. We were made to feel very welcome. We stayed in the Dolphin room which had a lovely bay window which could be opened right up where you could sit to enjoy the view while drinking a complimentary beer or wine. The breakfast was lovely and freshly cooked. Would highly recommend.

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NikauLodge, Owner at Nikau Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you very much for recommending us. We do agree that is very nice to sit in one of our upstairs rooms enjoying the view and a glass of our wine or beer.

Nelson, New Zealand
Reviewed 6 January 2014

We stayed there at the start of January 2014. The "Whale" room was light and airy, with large windows to open. Small fridge in the hallway has milk for your tea and coffee. The owners/hosts were happy to help guests with whatever they needed to enjoy the town. The weather was nice when we were there, so we were out...

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NikauLodge, Owner at Nikau Lodge, responded to this review

A great review, thank you very much. We are very lucky we have a son who can decorate our walls with his art work!

Kaikoura, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 January 2014

Stayed here for the second time. You are warmly welcomed by your hosts the rooms are well appointed and comfortable. The upstairs rooms have great views ( when the clouds allow) and the complimentary wine goes down a treat. The breakfasts are delicious and set you up for a day exploring all kaikoura has to offer. It has no pool...

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NikauLodge, Owner at Nikau Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you very much for the fantastic review. We are very pleased our Spa pool is now fixed, we had to wait ages for the new motor. Now our guests can enjoy a glass of our complimentary Sauvignon Blanc in the Spa.

England
Reviewed 17 December 2013

We had a room with great views in two directions (or it would have done had the weather been better) and it was very comfortable. The breakfast had different choices each morning which was a bit confusing and meant that it you liked something one morning it wasn’t there the next day. The hosts were welcoming and helpful with advice...

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NikauLodge, Manager at Nikau Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are sorry you found our changing breakfast menus confusing. We like to give our guests choices for their breakfast because we do hear from some that they get sick of bacon and eggs every morning. We have 2 menus we alternate and each menu has 3 choices of cooked breakfasts.

Novato, California
Reviewed 30 November 2013

Quentin and Jane are incredible people and hosts...we were warmly welcomed and given great recommendations for lunch, dinner and walks..oh and it was so wonderful to have breakfast in our room with the beautiful views. Thanks for the recommendation of Black Estate Winery, Jane, the lunch was very nice and the scenery was gorgeous..great place to stop on the way...

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NikauLodge, Manager at Nikau Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you very much for the fabulous review. We are very happy you enjoyed your stay with us and having breakfast in your room with those stunning views we have.

Hitchin, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 November 2013

On arrival at Nikau Lodge we received a very warm welcome from our hosts, Jane & Quentin. Jane showed us to our room (we'd requested the Dolphin Room) which had fabulous views over Kaikoura Bay and the snow-capped mountains. The room & en suite were very well 'equipped' and the bed itself was very comfortable. Breakfast was excellent and made...

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NikauLodge, Owner at Nikau Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your high recommendation and your great review.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
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: RM482 - RM778 (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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“We like the Whale Room”
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