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South Bay Parade, Kaikoura, New Zealand
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Darwin, Australia
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42 reviews 42 reviews
12 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

What a lovely quiet retreat away from hustle and bustle of busy crowded parks. The Host was charming and helpful. Our Cabin was spacious, clean and well appointed. We gave the beds an 11/10 as they were so comfortable. The added bonus of being across the road from the beach was quite a treat. The location meant that we were... More 

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

We stayed with Graham at Bay Cottages for only one night. In that time he made us feel completely " at home". Full of advice about the best walks in the area in the time available. Then he showed us our own apartment. It was No 1 in his little collection of apartments. Each had their own parking space right... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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47 reviews 47 reviews
27 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

What amazing value in Kaikoura! A self contained, clean, bright and airy cottage across the road from the bay, in the South Bay Area of Kaikoura. We loved it, had a great stay. Comfy beds, knowledgeable and helpful owners, and the most restful sleep! What more could we ask for? We would go back.

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Los Angeles, California
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43 reviews 43 reviews
32 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2013

If you are looking for a quiet spot, this is a place! As we had a rental car, we chose to stay away from busy and bustling town and didn't regret our decision. The cottage was large, good beds and a kitchenette. Graham was very helpful, he knows every spot nearby. In the evening you can walk on the beach... More 

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Gosnells
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

Greeted by owners when we arrived with a friendly chat. Units very clean, comfortable and well equipped. Nice area to sit out at picnic tables or bbq. So quiet at night, no road traffic noise at all. A little bit out of town, probably not walking distance, but worth it for the quiet location. Jan and Graeme very hospitable.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

Rooms are spacious, clean and basic. Location isn't great if you're on foot but no problem with a rental car. I was upgraded in order to get a mountain view, which was unexpected but nice, nonetheless. Unfortunately the weather was so bad I only saw the mountain on departure! Be mindful that the free wifi is not available in your... More 

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BayCottages29, Manager at Bay Cottages, responded to this review

Hi, WIFI for all cottages is in our forward plan for 2014, so soon there'll be high speed internet available from the comfort of your cottage! Thanks for taking time out to review. Jan & Graeme More 

Napoli
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013 via mobile

The cottages are very clean and spacious in a lovely pace in the south bay of kaikoura , only 2km far from the city center. If you are lucky, as we were , the owner will invite you to catch crayfish and after that to eat it with him . Wonderful experience

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Hamburg, Germany
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24 reviews 24 reviews
23 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

Kaikoura itself is very touristic. So we chose to stay in the quieter South Bay (a tip from Lonely Planet). The accommodation is located in a normal resident area, there are no other motels around. The cottage complex is small, 5 Cottages and 2 motel units are very near to each other. The motel unit itself was very spacious but... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013 via mobile

Spent a night here at Bay Cottages and we were pleasantly surprised at how peaceful and beautiful this place is. Situated along South Bay Parade away from the hustle and bustle of the town centre (which is only a couple of minutes drive away), the view from the front of the establishment is breathtaking! Our host, Graeme was very hospitable... More 

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Kununurra, Australia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013

We found this cosy little place and were plesently surprised. The rooms are spacious, functional and very clean. And we were even lucky enough to join Graeme on his daily run to catch crayfish. We were even able to see his superb motorcycle collection... We can certainly recommend this place!

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Address: South Bay Parade, Kaikoura, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Kaikoura
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 8

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