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243 Scotts Road | RD3, Kaikoura 7373, New Zealand
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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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 2 weeks ago

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
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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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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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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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 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
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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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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

We stayed for 2 nights with our 2 year old son. We were warmly welcomed by Joy and Ross who made us feel right at home. This place is a wee gem with magnificent views. It is so peaceful here. We were the only guests so we had the lodge to ourselves which was lovely. The rooms are well kitted... More

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Macau, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

My husband and I have stayed with Joy and Ross for 2 nights, we love the room, everywhere is clean and tidy. There is kitchen in the lodge, and Joy is so kind that she allow us to use the kitchen for our dinner. The living room (public for guests) is nicely decorated which I love the most! SPECIAL !... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
4 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

What more is there to say, the views are magnificent, the accommodation luxurious, the hosts, Joy and Ross are very welcoming. We were lucky in that we were the only guests for our 2 night stay and wre able to have run of the Lodge, which was really nice to be able to cook a meal after a week or... More

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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

They say the second time is never as good as the first.How wrong!.This time we had the pleasure of staying two nights and that still wasnt long enough.We recently stayed at Braemer Lodge and quite frankly this place is streets ahead.Joy makes the place ten times more inviting.The views are far greater,and the over all experience is simply far and... More

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Address: 243 Scotts Road | RD3, Kaikoura 7373, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Kaikoura
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Waikene Lodge is a rural retreat on 2200ha of rugged farm land, nestled between the Inland and Seaward Kaikoura Ranges. Alpine Pacific Triangle. Extensive tracks suitable for tramping and mountain biking. All rooms are spacious with en-suite bathrooms (3 with spa bath). Unsurpassed views of snow-capped mountains. Camping facilities also available. ... more   less 
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