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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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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Camberley, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were booked in here by our travel company and planned to have a couple of days unwinding en route. We had a studio room which is in effect an ensuite bedroom off a larger apartment. High spec finish but no room for much other than the bed. No air con so we had to have the patio door open... More 

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York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Well equipped, clean and spacious, as well as comfortable. It is just outside Kaikura so you need a transport to get into town. Good cook cooking facilities and use of a BBQ. Lovely bathroom with a large bath and shower. The owner/manager was efficient and helpful but perhaps a little surly. We really enjoyed our relaxing stay.

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Hampshire
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22 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My travel company booked my wife and I into this property amongst a dozen or so others for our trip from North to South over a month. I thought we were in the whole apartment and was impressed when our host showed us just this but was deflated when he said "but this is not yours, you are in the... More 

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Bigfella10, Manager at The Fairways, responded to this review

KiaOra Slight-Fade. We are sorry that you didn't enjoy your stay with us. Unfortunately you didn't want to upgrade - cost of an extra $65 a night. This would have given you a larger TV in the bedroom, & an even larger one in the lounge. Plus you would have had enough room to swing a few cats. The stunning... More 

Palermo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

2 nights staying in a quality villa which was very modern and fully equipped- it lacked nothing in the kitchen and even had a TV in the bedroom BBQ and outside table and chairs truly excellent and would definitely return if back to the area. Helpful owners even offered lifts into town !

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London, United Kingdom
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37 hotel reviews
164 helpful votes 164 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

We were only staying one night in Kaikoura so booked a Studio room. Having done our research we knew it was slightly out of town, which was fine as we had a car. The complex is pretty and quiet, with ample parking. Check in was also easy. We found the Studio room perfect for our needs. No, they are not... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

The Fairways are 2 km from the centre of Kaikoura so own car is essential. The golf course is next door and the Fairways hosts can provide golf equipment on request. A few holes are highly recommended as the scenery is gorgeous. We had a 2 bedroom apartment and studio. Both were spotlessly clean and we enjoyed the outdoor seating... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

We booked a 1 bedroom apartment. The apartment is very clean and cleanliness to me is utmost important as we are staying there for 2 nights. The apartment is about 5 min drive away from town and is not a problem for us as we have a car. The manager of the property is very friendly and answered to our... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

We stayed here in a 2 bedroom apartment for 3 days with Christmas day right in the middle of our stay. The first day we were very late coming in from Christchurch (9pm check in) and our host kindly waited for us and set up an extra roll away bed for my brother in no time at all. We were... More 

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

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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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

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 

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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
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