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The Fairways

5.0 of 5 Condominium   |   1 Kersage Dr | Ocean Ridge, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 5 days ago
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    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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64 reviews 64 reviews
25 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This small complex of units is located on a golf course-hence the name. It is situated about 4 Km south if Kaikoura. We were greeted at reception by lovely friendly staff who took us to the unit. Wow was our first impression. Our one bed unit was huge with separate bedroom, bathroom & living/dining/kitchen area. Large TV in lounge &... More

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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34 hotel reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Passing through Kaikoura for only 1 night, we felt it was not worth taking an apartment but we were shown around our adjacent unit. Studios and en suite shower rooms are stylish, clean and modern but small and with little space for luggage. On the other hand, the adjacent (and inter-locking) apartments with full bathrooms are large and well equipped.... More

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Brisbane, Australia
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed here on our way down the coast for our wedding anniversary and enjoyed having the beautiful kitchen to cook in and the lovely spa and fireplace to relax in. One of the larger places we have stayed in, will look at using other fairways apartments when we return to NZ with kids.

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21 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

Booked into a studio room for 3 nights but immediately upgraded to an apartment (#5 recommended). For a small premium the apartment offers so much more, extremely well equipped, spacious and very comfortable. We enjoyed it so much we decided to stay an extra 3 nights and I would recommend doing this in the middle of a reasonably intensive driving... More

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Melbourne, Australia
13 reviews 13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

The unit we had was beautifully appointed, this seems to be just about the best accomodation in Kaikoura - clean, modern, with a good range of amenities, and beautiful spaces. For those expecting 5 star hotel attention or b&b personalised hospitality, you may be disappointed. The place felt like a serviced apartment, which suited our needs. One minor letdown was... More

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014 via mobile

Stayed here in 2b unit. Very nice newish units with full kitchen, laundry, fireplace, and BBQ. Only complaint was beds a little hard for me. Located on a golf course but no real golf course or other views from units. Good location south of town, 3 min ride. Did not see a better choice near Kaikoura.

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Kiev, Ukraine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

The fairways was just perfect for our family stay of 3 nights in Kaikoura, we had a car so getting about was not an issue as this place is not right in the town of kaikoura but a little bit south. Very up market accommodation with plenty of facilities, BBQ, washing and drying machines too. Great place to stay, we... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

We booked this on very short notice on wotif and when we arrived 3 hours later, it was all sorted. Very nice studio unit, top quality bedding and towels. Short walk to a deserted beach. Enjoyable stay. Would certainly stay here again.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

We stayed here for 2 nights. Unfortunately it poured with rain the entire time and so any view of the mountains cannot be commented on as we could barely see the road! The accommodation was for five people and consisted of two units with an interlocking door. It was clean, modern and well equipped. The fireplace was very welcome bearing... More

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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13 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

We decided to stay a night here on our way from Akaroka to Picton. It was a last minute change so we didn't do a lot of research. The units were very nice, and in excellent condition. If you plan to play golf it is probably the ideal location. If you aren't going to play golf, there are a lot... More

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Also Known As:
Fairways Hotel Kaikoura
Fairways Motel Kaikoura
Address: 1 Kersage Dr | Ocean Ridge, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Kaikoura
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 32 Specialty lodging in Kaikoura
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — The Fairways 5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Modern 1 and 2 bedroom apartments and studios offering luxurious fully self contained accommodation for travelers looking for some quality and friendly service that will your make to trip to Kaikoura a memorable one. Located just 3 km south of Kaikoura within Ocean Ridge between the Kaikoura Golf course and the Kaikoura winery. Your hosts are Graham and Robyn Lamond who live on site. ... more   less 
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