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The Pier Hotel

1 Avoca Street, Kaikoura, New Zealand
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Mandurah, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

My stay at the Pier Hotel was a fantastic experience, the hotel has all of the old world charm you would expect of such a fabulous historic hotel, it is very clean and modern and it is a great testament to the people who run this establishment, the rooms are beautifully appointed, clean and modern for all tastes

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015 via mobile

The view..fantastic. snow topped mountains, sea and seals! Ate both nights,meals good. Rooms basic but comfy enough. Constructive criticsm....needs some sort of bedside table/cupboard. There is room!! Had to get up in night for water from the lounge breakfast room. Pet hate: drinking water out of thick mug. Why no glasses? Then as no table,had to bend down to put... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

We would not have normally booked this type of accommodation but Kaikoura was busy and we loved the fact that in the hotel there was a restaurant with the most beautiful view and there was another across the road which were both excellent. The price we thought exceptional for a hotel room with breakfast included. Yes, its not the latest... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

The Pier was a late choice for our trip south to Tuatapere. It's old school in that the rooms are sans en suites but it was big and the beds comfy. Breakfast is complimentary but the meal we had in the evening was excellent and the service friendly and helpful. A laid back place and I'd definitely stay again.

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Newcastle, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014 via mobile

We found a twin room here last minute over Christmas and were very impressed. Great views from our front verandah room. Amazing crayfish in the restaurant downstairs. Some noise pollution from other guests and we didn't have the slightly sad looking continental breakfast provided but other than that a great experience.

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Thames, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

We stopped here kinda by accident as my husband wanted to fish. Had a couple of drinks in the sun in the beer garden and decided to stay....great decision. Food was very tasty, wine lovely, friendly staff. The rooms are quite basic but good price, clean and comfortable. Can't recommend the view enough, even if you can only stop for... More 

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Ballina, New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

After a big day driving we arrived at Kaikoura with the expectation of experiencing a kayaking experience with the seals... Well the weather had other plans and we came across the most amazing hotel - The Pier Hotel. What a lovely welcoming homely place. Beer poured well, wine selection great and when we decided to stay for dinner - the... More 

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Gosford, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

In a seaside resort full of holiday accommodation and dolphin/whale watchers, would recommend the Pier to anyone who likes some character in their comfort. Nice old pub, great sea views from convivial bar, restaurant and verandah guestrooms. Very clean share bathrooms. Guest lounge/breakfast room with the basics included in tariff. Only disappointment was crayfish in house restaurant: not cheap, not... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014 via mobile

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014 via mobile

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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