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Kaikoura Boutique Hotel

4.5 of 5 Hotel   |   146 Esplanade, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand (Formerly Maxtons On The Shore)
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Ranked #4 of 20 hotels in Kaikoura
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed for two nights in one of the upstairs rooms with a balcony over the main street and beach. The hotel has been beautifully done up and our room was very comfortable. A lot of welcome touches, like quality toiletries and a french press with decent ground coffee in the room. The hosts provide a great service, and we... More

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5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

From the moment we opened the door this place delivered on it's boutique charm. Our host was real helpful recommending some activities and places for dinner. The building itself has been restored so tastefully. It's full of character from the past but comforts from the now. Loved it, and very impressed.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were warmly welcomed by reception. We were upgraded as they were quiet. Room big, clean and modern. The lady who welcomed us told us all the best places to visit. Would definitely stay here again. Best bit is the sitting room for the view.

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Basel, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We stayed at this great place in december 2012 !! The place is very nice and the people were very friendly. The rooms are not big but very nice made and clean. We highly recommend the nice restaurant with the excellent food. We loved to be there and certainly we would stay there again. Christian + Sonia from Switzerland

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Omaha, Nebraska
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

My wife and I traveled across the world to see the beauty of New Zealand, and the hassle of the trip to get there was surpassed by the kindness of the owners and the beauty of the hotel. The only issue we had was the 24-hour desk. We read online that the hotel had a 24-hour desk, but we found... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We went in early June and absolutely loved Kaikora and the Boutique Hotel. Kaikora is such a beautiful hidden gem and one of our highs of the trip. This hotel is so clean, great location, very friendly, helpful and knowledgable hosts. The room touches are very nice. When we arrived we bought a bottle of opine and sat in the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Never stayed here before so like every first experience, you never quite know what your going to get!! Happy to say is was a great experience.....Immaculate, very friendly, fantastic bed, awesome views, will absolutely stay again on our next visit to kaikoura

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El Dorado Hills, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

This property was amazing! Words can barely describe the beauty and location of this intimate hotel. The morning sunrise takes your breath away so ask for a room facing the water. The personal flair and touches that the owners have put into this property make it a must do on any New Zealand itinerary. I only regret that we couldn't... More

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

We were greeted warmly by our host on arrival. Given all the info we needed including a recommendation for dinner. Good deco and the best pillows I had all trip. Was given an upgrade. Could just do with some heating on the bathroom.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

I usually accelerate through Kaikoura to avoid the tourists, trucks and the ugly commercial activity that has sprung up to serve them. However, this time I was commanded to stop by car sick spouse, so we patrolled up and down the main street desperately looking for somewhere we could 'bare' to stay. We found the Kaikoura Boutique Hotel by accident... More

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Address: 146 Esplanade, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand (Formerly Maxtons On The Shore)
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Kaikoura
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Hotel Class:4.5 star — Kaikoura Boutique Hotel 4.5*
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Kaikoura Boutique Hotel is an historic hotel right on the waterfront on Kaikoura's majestic Esplanade. The rooms have recently been upgraded to an extremely high standard, with stunning contemporary interior design, brand new furniture and flat screen TVs. The guest lounge has spectacular views over the ocean.. The rate includes free parking and free Wi-fi. ... more   less 
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