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The Pier Hotel

1 Avoca Street, Kaikoura, New Zealand
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The Pier Hotel
Ranked #30 of 36 Kaikoura B&B and Inns
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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English first
Brisbane, Australia
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

After waiting over an hour for our bread to arrive we asked a waitress about the delay. She immediately said 'it is coming now' without even checking!? After another 10 minutes we asked a different waitress and she actually checked with kitchen and brought out bread straight away. We waited another 40 minutes for mains. My husband couldn't even cut... More

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2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

Paid $90 for double room with basin through I-site while on cycling trip. Shared shower and toilet. Old western pub some 10-20 mins walk from central Kaikoura. Accommodation was perfect for me. Professional service and room with shared facilities included all I needed. Restaurant and bar downstairs was a bonus. Sea views are lovely. Would definitely stay again.

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Saitama, Japan
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

stayed for 2 nights (Friday and Saturday night) place was deserted ordered a jug, sat down looked at the Kiwiana on the walls, however the Argentine bar Manager played a 'jazz CD' that really didn't fit in to the kiwi feel of the pub, it was loud and repetitive, at 4.30pm there was a stampede of the 'social club' into... More

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Mapua, New Zealand
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

This was the third time I had stayed at the Pier Hotel in two years and I have to say things have gone downhill. Whereas in previous stays, the seafront location of the "deluxe" room with balcony access was lovely enough to allow for the basic facilities of the overall experience, this time it just wasn't. Our seaview was not... More

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Sydney, Australia
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201 reviews 201 reviews
77 hotel reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

but don't have high expectations if you eat here. Go in for a beer and check the place out before having a meal. We ordered shanks and that's what we got......nothing more.........nothing less. Just make sure you know what you're getting. We like it there because of the view but on future visits for a meal would only order fish... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

We saved the Pier hotel to the last night of our memorable stay in Kaikoura because we heard so much about the dining experience and we were therefore looking forward to finishing on a high. Unfortunately the reality was different! The food was good however, the service was non existent which is not what we expected given the price and... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013 via mobile

It is a cheap place so don't expect high-end comfortable hotel here. Bathrooms are shared, toilet as well. But well kept. Breakfast is absolutely minimalistic. No tv but wifi (not free but affordable) So what's up there ? One of the best place I've stayed in NZ. Simply ! Staff is friendly, view of the Kaikoura bay is absolutely phenomenal,... More

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6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013 via mobile

The accommodation is simple but has all necessities. Sitting above the pub it has a nice, country feel. Bed was comfy and area clean. It is the view that really makes this place. A continental breakfast is available in the morning (serve yourself) and to sit on the balcony eating, overlooking the water was amazing. Would stay there over any... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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34 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2012

The restaurant/bar is a great place to have dinner overlooking the ocean. The mussels were excellent. However, the rooms are not recommended. I can imagine that the high price is justified by the seafront location and the historic nature of the hotel. The experience of sleeping in the bare and somewhat grungy room, however, is underwhelming. The hotel is located... More

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Noosa, Australia
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126 reviews 126 reviews
23 hotel reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2012

Visited on a beautiful late autumn day in May. Fantastic staff and very friendly. The location is just about unbeatable in Kaikora as this historic old building is out on a headland of sorts with views back towards the Esplanade. It is a short walk to the seal colony and the excellent cliff top walk around to South Bay. Also... More

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Address: 1 Avoca Street, Kaikoura, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Kaikoura
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Ranked #30 of 36 B&Bs / Inns in Kaikoura

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