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Waikene Lodge

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

We found this place by accident and what a happy accident. We camped in our caravan and enjoyed using the kitchen and bbq for our dinner. Nice view of the hills and the deer on the hillside behind us. The following morning one sheep strolled through the campsite. Lots of hot water for showers in a sparkling facility. Would highly... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Looking for a quiet place in a lovely countryside near Kaikoura, we've found this wonderful lodge and spontaneously decided to stay longer than planned. Joyce and Ross are very friendly and helpful hosts, they make it really easy to feel like home. The room was comfortable and spacious and the lounge is really cosy like a living room at home.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Great place with fantastic views, a real farm lifestyle, little cow follows you around in the yards, deer right beside your camp, and all the animals a farm has to offer, thanks Ross and joy you are such lovely people, you made our stay such a fantastic one. To the rest of you, a must to doo, you will love... More 

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Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Although we only stayed there for 1 night, we had a very warm welcome from Joy and the lodge environment and view are splendid! We enjoyed socialising with their cows and sheep, and Joy's cat!! The room includes pretty much everything you need, free wifi, Sky TV, stereo, alarm clock, hairdryer, fridge, electric blanket, coffee and tea, spa bathtub, heater,... More 

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Port Motueka, Nelson, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

It's over a month since my husband and I had a night at Waikene Lodge and the memories are precious... wonderful hospitality from the moment we drove in, outstanding views, an evening relaxing in the Lodge in front of the fire listening to music ;returning to breakfast the following morning with more music playing, the fire lit and table set... More 

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Cologne, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

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 September 1, 2014

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 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

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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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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