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The Fairways

5.0 of 5 1 Kersage Dr | Ocean Ridge, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Worcester, United Kingdom
15 reviews 15 reviews
8 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed in a studio room, which was essentially an extra bedroom with a lockable door for the apartments. You enter through a patio style door with a net curtain across which pretty much obliterates any view as the the only other window is high up in the bathroom, so you miss out on the beautiful mountains a tad, but... More 

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NW England
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24 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a studio. Just a basic room with a fridge and kettle. No air con but a heater. Shower. Bed comfortable. No personal safe. No cooking facility. Apartments looked much better with lots of equipment (in UK like the modernised centerparcs lodges). But without a car it's just too far from town and 20 NZD one way in the... More 

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Bigfella10, Manager at The Fairways, responded to this review

Kia Ora Thank you for your review. Distance from town is not an issue if you book correctly. We do other guests who stay & don't have a car & yes it does make travelling around difficult. However when booking it does say we are 4.5km (a fairways) from town. When booking it would have been more suitable for you... More 

Western Australia, Australia
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82 reviews 82 reviews
18 hotel reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

We stayed in the studio and it was basic and quite cramped. We were here for one night which was enough for us, there wasn't a view and it is a bit far from town, I don't recommend it if you don't have your own transport. But it was quiet, the bathroom nicely heated when we needed it, there was... More 

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Clinton, Mississippi
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51 reviews 51 reviews
23 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

We were at the Fairways just one night, as we were driving through on our way to Christchurch. We had the studio room, which was fine for the two of us, but we got a look into one of the apartments, and that was really wonderful! At any rate, the room was modern and clean, and it gave us a... More 

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Bigfella10, Manager at The Fairways, responded to this review

Kia Ora Thank you for your review of The Fairways. We appreciate all reviews & we are fortunate to be able to live here in this wonderful area which provides awesome scenery, peace & serenity. We are thrilled that you were able to stay at least one night, & we certainly hope that you are lucky enough to return &... More 

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10 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

We stopped through Kaikoura for one night, on our way to Marlborough. We went with an apartment after reading the issues people had with their studios. The fireplace in the apartment was nice, adequate and easy to use. The kitchen was also a highlight and would meet a families needs. The paths and parking can at times be cramped when... More 

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Birmingham, UK
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35 reviews 35 reviews
19 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Driving up to the Fairways, my impression was of a retirement/holiday, very modern village, still under development. This is not a moan, as we found our room with well equipped ensuite very accommodating. Sitting by the lake was very relaxing, watching the wildlife. Our reception to the site was friendly and informative. We had pre-booked a breakfast in our room... More 

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Norfolk, United Kingdom
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59 reviews 59 reviews
15 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We stayed in a studio room which was perfectly adequate for two nights. We were allowed to use the washing machine in the adjoining apartment. Our shower room was very well fitted out, there were hot drinks to make in the bedroom. At reception we were given fresh milk. It was a short drive to Kaikoura with plenty of restaurants,... More 

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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We stayed one night in the studio room and we were satisfied with it. The room and ensuite toilet were clean, well-equipped with heater, electric blanket that kept us warm. And there was a little corner that had an electric kettle, fridge, and well stocked with coffee, tea, hot chocolate and some cookies. The host also provided us with a... More 

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54 reviews 54 reviews
46 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

This property is located several kilometres out of Kaikoura in a unique setting. On one side you have a large mountain range, it had snow capped peaks in April, while just a 5 min walk on the other side there is a black sand beach which you you pretty much have to yourself. The apartments are actually part of an... More 

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Bigfella10, Owner at The Fairways, responded to this review

Kiaora, thank you for writing your review. While it's shown on our website & in other responses to our reviews, The Fairways are only 4km to or from the town centre & 4.5km to Whalewatch. For British, yes The Fairways is part of an estate, This means it is part of a new subdivision which is a rapidly growing area... More 

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33 reviews 33 reviews
11 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

We stayed in a one bedroom apartment in early April for 5nights. The accommodation was spacious with a huge living room and a feature fireplace which gave out lots of heat in the chilly evenings. Good kitchen which was well equipped and a dining area too. Very light and airy due to the lovely full length windows. Bedroom was large... More 

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Address: 1 Kersage Dr | Ocean Ridge, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Kaikoura
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — The Fairways 5*
Number of rooms: 24
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Fairways Hotel Kaikoura
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