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Bay-view Homestay Kaikoura
Ranked #12 of 32 Kaikoura B&B and Inns
Reviewed 9 February 2016

Margaret & Nicky provided a wonderful welcome, great amenities, a beautiful garden and amazing breakfasts! All rooms have doors to the outside. There is a lounge and kitchen area for the use of guests. Also the use of a washing machine. Bay View is situated on the Peninsula and was a nice quiet place. Minimal street lights made it a great place to check out the stars at night. Homemade or home grown everything for breakfast except perhaps the bacon! All this made the place feel like home away from home!

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  • Stayed: February 2016, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 2 February 2016

Really enjoyed this home from home. Margaret is lovely. By the end of our very enjoyable stay, we felt like we were saying goodby to a good friend.
We were very well looked after, from the yummy welcome banana cake to the lovely wood burner on a chilly evening, to the scrumptious breakfast with home made toasted bread.
We will definitely recommend.

  • Stayed: January 2016, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 30 January 2016

We spend a wonderful night at the BB. Our hosts where great, we had a very confortable and quiet room. Enjoyed also the guests lounge, with home made biscuits and fire in the chimney. Delicious home made breakfast. Thank you !

  • Stayed: December 2015, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 28 January 2016

Wonderful in all matters! Warm welcome, the hospitality, the room, the beds, the breakfast, the surrondings. A perfect B&B stay if you are in the neithborhood of Geraldine. We for sure will recommend this to travellers in NZ. And Margreth, you just love her and she loves her guests.

Stayed: January 2016, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 1 December 2015

Usually I'm don't use surperlastives to describe anything but can't think how else I could sum up the excellence of Bay-View Homestay and our host Margaret (85 years old). She provided a lovely home away from home, comfy ensure bedroom with use of a fully equipped kitchen and a sitting room with TV, Internet, videos, etc etc etc - everything one could desire. Her beautiful garden, full of flowers, vegetables and herbs and fruit trees was such a pleasure to see and to wander about checking out the numerous birds who live there (including about 12 chickens who provide the eggs for breakfast, which brings me to breakfast! The best we've had in our many sampling of hotel or B&B breakfasts. Delicious home made Granola, bread & preserves, accompanied by eggs (from afore mentioned chickens) and amazingly tasty lean bacon (not home produced as far as we know!). In addition to all of these comforts we had the most incredible host to chat to as we tucked in to this amazing feast. Margaret is a phenomenal host and clearly loves what she does (and has been doing since about 1968).

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  • Stayed: November 2015, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Bay-view Homestay Kaikoura

Address: 296 Scarborough Street, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Kaikoura
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Ranked #12 of 32 B&Bs / Inns in Kaikoura
Price Range: RM250 - RM279 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Margaret Woodill is the classic Kiwi grandmother and thinks nothing of getting up at 5.30 am to cook a full breakfast including homemade bread before your whale watching or dolphin swimming trip in Kaikoura, New Zealand. She’s lived in her Kaikoura peninsula home with its sweeping views of sea and mountains since 1934. She began taking in passing travellers over 20 years ago, just before the whales and dolphins turned the township into a tourist Mecca. When her four children left home, opening a bed and breakfast seemed a logical use for spare bedrooms and bathrooms. Since husband Bob’s death in 1999, Margaret says guests are her family and that’s why she calls it a HOMESTAY rather than a B&B. ... more   less 

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