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The Fairways

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1 Kersage Dr | Ocean Ridge, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Basel, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The scorecard for the Fairways is impressive. Modern, well equipped to a very high standards, comfortable, clean, and helpful staff and proprietor. Our stay at The Fairways would be difficult to improve on, from the warm welcome and help from the owner to the location and ease which the property gives for exploring the Kiakoura region. Looking for a high... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

This is the second time I have stayed at The Fairways. It was as lovely as the first time. I took a two-bed two-bathroom apartment. It was very well laid out, beautifully furnished, and it had everything anyone could need. Very good value for money.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

I am sharing here some bad experience with Fairways and i am positive after reading through some of the negative reviews that the management takes any negative feedback in a defensive way. Won’t be surprised at all if they respond to my comments and try to deny and defend themselves. Four of us (all adults) stayed in a two-bed apartment... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Unfortunately we only had one night here in The Fairways. Open fire, spa bath, full cooking facilities including an oven and a BBQ...What more could you ask for?! Extremely well kept, clean and modern. Comfortable bed and great location. Just wish we had more time there. Highly recommended, even just for one night.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Immaculately maintained, well furnished, excellent hosts. Robyn and Graham were great and the apartments were wonderful. Short drive to town, but it's really not an issue. Jacuzzi 🛀, fireplace, equipped kitchen, bbq, more than worth it.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Our first impression was poor unfortunately. Having driven for five hours to get to Kaikoura and arriving at 1:30pm we were told by the owner, because "staff were on their lunch break we should come back in half an hour to check in". We now know the check in time was 2pm but feel this was very inflexible and not... More 

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Richmond-upon-Thames, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Just left Fairways, reluctantly! A great clean and well equipped resort. We stayed in a 1 bedroom apartment which was very well appointed. Lovely outside seating area, very spacious apartment including a fully fitted kitchen, washer/dryer, iron and board etc, all you wanted for a very comfortable stay including very good free wi-for. Graham was very welcoming showing us the... More 

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Lake Almanor, CA, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Contemporary apartments just south of Kaikoura. Well furnished, spacious, private and very comfortable. Lovely fireplace, large kitchen with oven and full fridge. Spa tub in master bath. King bed with heated mattress pad. Wish I could visit here twice a year!

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Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

The two nights we spent here were wonderful, and we could easily have lived here for a month. Huge apartment - we had a two bedroom one which basically means they open up a one bedroom villa and studio apartment together, resulting in a place that has two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a very well equipped and large kitchen and huge... More 

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Bigfella10, Manager at The Fairways, responded to this review

Hi Moretravelplease What a great response for our apartments & studios. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us here in beautiful Kaikoura where the mountains meet the sea. We are proud of The Fairways & the facilities & peacefulness they offer our guests. We hope that some day you will return & stay with us for... More 

London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Exactly what you need if you are staying 2 nights in Kaikoura for whale watching or Dolphin swimming (highly recommend the latter!). The rooms are very modern, clean and simple. My wife and I stayed in a studio apartment which was ideal. Whilst they are not huge, they are just the right size. Short distance to the town and should... More 

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Bigfella10, Manager at The Fairways, responded to this review

Hi SeasOned Traveller I'm pleased that you had a lovely stay with us. The studios are great aren't they for a short stay if you are busy with activities & out for meals. I too love the dolphin swimming & certainly recommend it. I hope that the rest of your holiday was just a good. Many thanks for your comments. More 

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