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243 Scotts Road | RD3, Kaikoura 7373, New Zealand
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Cologne, Germany
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had originally only booked one night but loved the place so much that we dicided to extend our stay. Joy is a wonderful host who made us feel welcome and home right away! We spent the evenings in front of the cozy fire place. Fresh eggs delivered right from the stabel were a nice treat for breakfast. The rooms... More

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband, son and I recently spent a weekend at Waikene Lodge together with a group of friends. What a magnificent place it is. Luxurious rooms, wonderful lounge with an open fire, stunning views of the mountains and so peaceful! We'll be back!!

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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5 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My Husband and I had a 1 night stay. As soon as we arrived and were given such a warm welcome by Joy (who really does go above and beyond to ensure you have the best stay) we wished that we had more time at Waikene Lodge. The fire was roaring and any stresses were left outside. I thoroughly recommend... More

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Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Waikene Lodge is an amazing place, so beautiful and peaceful, we are so glad we found it! The rooms are spacious, warm and immaculate and the views are spectacular! Joy and Ross are fantastic hosts and go the extra mile to make your stay special. We will definitely be returning soon!

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Whangarei, New Zealand
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We arrived to a welcoming, warming log fire and coffee on! No-one else was booked in the night we were there so had the lodge to ourselves, which was lovely and just what we needed! The room was very comfortable and in the morning, the fire was roaring again and breakfast around the log fire was a lovely start to... More

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Waiheke Island, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

My mother and I spent 2 days at Waikene lodge. i went whale watching and my mother bathed in the solitude of the glorious views that stretched out to the mountains under beautiful winters day. Joy made us so welcome looking after us, bringing us fresh pikelets and I loved the fact that she kept the fire in the living... More

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Christchurch
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Thank you Joy and Ross for your great hospitality. The lodge is surrounded by fantastic scenery. The facilities are outstanding and ambience around the log fire was sensational, we didn't want to leave. You really must stay to experience this wonderful venue.

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San Francisco, CA
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16 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

5 years ago we met Ross & Joy after serendipitously spending New Years Eve with their two sons & their friends in Rai Valley. When we arrived at their hometown at that time of Christchurch they welcomed us into their homes like family. Now we returned to NZ having not spoken to them since, and heard they were running this... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

Thanks Joy and Ross for a wonderful, relaxing stay. We were the only guests so had the lodge to ourselves, which was very indulgent. We really enjoyed watching the mist roll in as the open fire blazed with a glass of red wine on Valentines Day. We also loved waking up to see the sun rise over the Kaikoura ranges,... More

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Boerkop, Denmark
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

We spent christmas eve on waikene Lodge and it was excellent. Roos and Joy made the stay awesome ;-) Beside the nice scenary and all the new facilities we enjoyed the stay. Our girls liked the stay as well, expecially the pet sheep and horseback riding. We spent one night at the lodge and one night in the "lonesome hut",... More

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Address: 243 Scotts Road | RD3, Kaikoura 7373, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Kaikoura
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$

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