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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014
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Birmingham, UK
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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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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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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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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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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

...and the apartment was just as welcoming. It is modern, light with lots of big open windows and the heating worked perfectly. We stayed in the 2 bedroom apartments and the layout was friendly, the bathrooms functionally elegant. It is the type of place you look forward to coming back to and although we stayed for just one night, we... More

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Curitiba, Parana, Brazil
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15 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

Very modern with a beautiful architecture . The apartment 2 is very spacious , comfortable and nicely decorated . A little hot because of the glass but with the air conditioner it was all right . The apartment has all the amenities we can imagine even a barbecue grill and laundry . Very quiet and calm with beautiful views .... More

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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

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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Bigfella10, Owner at The Fairways, responded to this review

Kia Ora We are pleased that you had a pleasant stay with us here at The Fairways. The subdivision is an ongoing development which we enjoy being part of. The area, scenery & peacefulness from the hustle & bustle of the town is wonderful. We endeavour to provide the top quality of service, cleanliness & equipped apartments & studios. You... More

Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014 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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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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Also Known As:
Fairways Hotel Kaikoura
Fairways Motel Kaikoura

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