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The Factory

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5 Hapuku Road, Kaikoura 7371, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We absolutely loved The Factory. Paul and Janet are charming and delightful hosts and they have pulled together an absolutely incredible luxury experience. All the rooms are great and we adored the evening hot tubs. Paul makes the best flat whites on the South Island - period. And their breakfasts!!! Multi-course savory deliciousness with fresh herbs and homemade muesli, yogurt,... More 

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frimley
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75 reviews
41 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

What a fantastic place to stay, hosts Janet and Paul provide an exceptional experience second to none! Lovely location, slightly outside the town, next to the beach, peaceful seclusion at it's best. Interesting accommodation, unique, individual style of decor, wonderfully comfortable beds, soft down pillows, lovely bedding and great towels, all make for a great nights sleep. Apart from the... More 

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Corona del Mar, California
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We just finished a 7 week trip to Australia and New Zealand, which included 18 different accommodations, and breakfast at The Factory was by far the best. No exaggeration it is absolutely fantastic with multiple courses and variety from day to day. Highlights include homemade yogurt, freshly squeezed juice and crayfish omelettes. Janet and Paul have created a very special... More 

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Janet B, Owner at The Factory, responded to this review

Well thank you for all your lovely comments - very much appreciated! We are so glad you enjoyed your time with us and hope to see you guys again one day. More 

Sydney, Australia
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I stayed at The Factory last week with my husband and 8mo son, and we had the most wonderful stay. The place itself was amazing, a special mix of old and modern furniture and fittings, with plenty of space and comfort . I was stunned to see an old picture of the dairy and it looked almost exactly the same... More 

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Janet B, Owner at The Factory, responded to this review

Thank you so much for all these wonderful comments. We loved having you stay with us and miss those beautiful smiles from your gorgeous son - thank you so much for sending us the photo. All the very best, it was great to hear about your interesting lives and we hope you keep in touch. More 

Sydney
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35 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed here on our last night of our three weeks family trip to the South Island . Without a doubt this was one of the best place we stayed. Janet and Paul made us very welcome. They were amazing host . The breakfast was second to none. The Factory has to be one of the best example of a... More 

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Janet B, Owner at The Factory, responded to this review

Thank you so much for writing such a nice review for us. It was great to meet you all and we are so glad we helped to end your holiday on a high note. All the very best More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Factory in Kaikoura, South Island,NZ is a gem of a place to stay! We went there for the whale watching. Stunning accomodation for up to 6 people (we were 4) beautifully furnished and appointed with a real log stove, which gave a great atmosphere at night. Janet and Paul Boocock couldn't have been more welcoming and lovely. Delicious fruit... More 

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Janet B, Owner at The Factory, responded to this review

Why thank you William for all your kind words - we really appreciate the time taken to let others know of your thoughts about The Factory. We are so glad you enjoyed staying here as much as we enjoyed meeting you all. Hope the rest of your holiday went well. More 

San Diego, California
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My girlfriend and I learned about The Factory from friends that had stayed there a couple of months prior to our trip. Upon my friend raving about the property, I decided to book it during our stay in Kaikoura. I'll say now, this was the best property we stayed in during our three week trip to New Zealand. Incredible place!... More 

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Janet B, Owner at The Factory, responded to this review

Thank you so much for this lovely review of The Factory. We are very happy you enjoyed your time with us even if it was only for one night. Do please keep in touch - we look forward to hearing all about your plans for the future and maybe we will see you both back here again one day. More 

Singapore, Singapore
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

We stayed here for 2 nights and it was absolutely unforgettable. The owners, Janet & Paul Boocock, are brilliant hosts who are sincere and warm and attended to us with so much thoughtfulness and graciousness. They attended to every detail, such as providing play things for my 8 year old son (without us asking), cooking heartwarming homemade breakfasts for us,... More 

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Janet B, Owner at The Factory, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words about your stay here at The Factory. We had fun meeting you and your family and hearing all about your interesting lives too. We are so glad your son enjoyed himself as well and tell him Poppy is still laying an egg each day. Our best regards to you all. More 

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22 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

Janet and Paul have a gem of a place which it really is worth making a special trip from Christchurch to visit. It was cold and windy when we spent a night at the Factory in late October but with a windproof jacket the beach was mesmerising and as isolated as they describe. The Factory is a beautifully restored industrial... More 

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Janet B, Owner at The Factory, responded to this review

Many thanks for this lovely review - glad the weather didn't spoil your stay here. We love the fact that the beach is often completely empty and in bad weather can be wild and exciting. We hope to see you again one day. More 

Toronto, Canada
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17 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

We stayed only one night at The Factory in Kaikoura but wish it could have been a week ! The property is beautiful, eclectic and peacefully located on a great stretch of black sand beach. The furnishings are top notch and with everything you need to just enjoy the property. Our 10y old son loved exploring the zip line, climbing... More 

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Janet B, Owner at The Factory, responded to this review

It is very kind of you to take the time to leave this nice review for us. We are glad you all enjoyed your time here - it is a great place for children to explore and have fun - so happy your son enjoyed the treehouse. Hope you all had a great Christmas and 2106 is a happy year... More 

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