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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

A nice sea front location and everything worked but it is a bit old and tatty. The bathroom is painted breeze block, the door has wonky Venetian blinds, the saggy mattress had us sleeping together in the centre of bed. There are probably better places to stay in Kaikoura.

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Thank Rachel R
Brisbane, Australia
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78 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 May 2016

Stayed here before and always get the 1 bedroom Seaview apartment , it's right at the front and great view of the ocean. Very spacious ,well equipped and comfy bed . The wifi is very slow and keeps dropping out . My brother stayed in a studio room and it was old and crampy .,those rooms need updating as they... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 April 2016

What should I say....good things first: Location and friendlyness of the staff is amazing! Just a stonethrow away from the ocean and a few minutes walk to the town centre. Manager Ron was superfriendly and comforting when checking in but when I wanted to check out the next morning (9.45am) there was literally nobody at reception and I just left... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2016

10mins walk from the main shopping strip in Kaikoura. Opposite the water, surrounded by beautiful scenery. Very close to Encounter Kaikoura (we did the Dolphin Encounter, FAB!) Nice, simple motel. Basic room with a pretty good fridge. Some SKY channels, but not all.

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Thank meganwalford
San Diego, CA
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5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2016 via mobile

We stayed here for two nights. We have to say the staff was so friendly and accommodating! Our room was comfortable and clean and had everything we needed! The location is excellent, right across the street from the beautiful ocean. For the great price, we highly recommend!

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Thank katielizz
Bucks, England
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83 reviews
42 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2016

Stayed 3 nights here in March. Ron was really helpful and managed to book a last min dolphin encounter (with swim) and also a whale watch, both at a discount. The location is pretty quiet, yet convenient for the centre of town. Rooms are pretty basic and could do with a proper spring clean (dust on skirting/window sills, finger marks... More 

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Thank NickC1959
Paraparaumu, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2016

We went there with the family. It was clean and a nice spot good space. A bit outdated and the kitchen and shower was clean. Just we forgot a pair of shoes up there and we called them but they did not find it.

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Thank menno4u
Southport, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 20 January 2016

Hotel was very basic but you can't expect to much for the price. The room was very clean and the staff were very friendly and welcoming. The shower room is pretty small and shower head not very high but not a problem. Only thing that bothered me was no air con, the day we turned up it was very hot... More 

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Thank PhilHolt19
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81 reviews
51 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2016 via mobile

We had a spacious room with three beds, enough room for two adults with a baby, manager was very friendly, room was not cleaned, only towels changed, perfect location directly at the water, very close to cafe encounter and other food places.

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Thank dd206cc
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16 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 5 January 2016 via mobile

Spent three nights here. The 'complex' has the positives of being on the waterfront and the staff are pretty helpful. However... The studios are small and dark, and not cleaned often. The walls between the studios are very thin, I could hear next door constantly. The decor was dated and the bathrooms were cold and reminiscent of a caravan park... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Restaurant
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
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  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Free Parking
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Water front Motel with spectacular sea and mountain views. 9 Units ranging from studios to apartments all on ground level. Beach across road, children’s playground on site. Close to Dolphin Encounter and 2 licensed restaurants, close to township 6 minutes walk (1km). Ample off street parking. Quiet and clean with friendly atmosphere. Able to help organise Whale Watch etc. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Norfolk Pine

Address: 124 The Esplanade, Kaikoura, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Kaikoura
Price Range: RM363 - RM535 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Norfolk Pine 3*
Number of rooms: 9
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“Choose unit ten ,right on the front ,spacious beautiful view”
 of 5 bubbles charmaineb356, 8 May 2016 | Read review
“There are two rooms on the seafront. I think mine was number 10?”
  • The view from our room
 of 5 bubbles Urbanexplorer31, 4 Feb 2014 | Read review
“the studio's are perfect if you just need a bed for the night, smaller but perfectly cosy and comfy”
 of 5 bubbles LuluDupont, 9 Jan 2013 | Read review
“If it's free, ask for the beachfront apartment. There is nothing like waking up to that view of the Pacific with the snowcapped Kaikoura ranges coming round from the left. Stunning!”
  • The stunning view that I got to wake up to.
 of 5 bubbles BridNiG, 6 Sep 2012 | Read review
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