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The Factory

5.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   5 Hapuku Road, Kaikoura 7371, New Zealand
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Ranked #1 of 34 Kaikoura B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Factory was a welcome discovery on my tour of New Zealand. Hosts Janet and Paul have created a beautiful place to stay which is surprisingly hard to find on the South Island. They have created very stylish yet comfortable and practical accommodation suitable for a couple or a group looking for a special place to stay. The attention to... More

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

Thank you. We really appreciate the time taken to write us this lovely review. It was great to meet you and hear all about your interesting life - so glad you enjoyed your time with us. More

Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed an absolutely fabulous weekend away at The Factory recently. Paul and Janet are great hosts and the property is very unique. Only about 10km out of Kaikoura itself, it is close enough to enjoy all the local attractions, but far enough out of the township that it feels a different world. The beach is only a short stroll... More

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

We are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us; we loved having you both here and loved hearing all about your interesting lives. Thank you for taking the time to write a review for us; we really appreciate it and look forward to meeting the rest of the family some time in the future. More

Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We loved our stay at The Factory. Janet and Paul have a beautiful place we were lucky enough to be able to share for a night. The accommodation was beautifully presented with high quality decor and lovely little touches. Janet and Paul are lovely hosts and we felt right at home, shame we couldn't stay longer. Its a great place... More

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

Thank you so much for writing a review for us; we really appreciate the time taken to tell others about your stay here. We are so glad you enjoyed your night and look forward to meeting you again in the future. All the best with your business. More

Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Our family loved our trip to Kaikoura, made all the more special by our stay at The Factory. The accomodation is very well thought out and comfortable. Paul and Janet are both very accomodating and look after all your needs. This was definitely a highlight of our holiday. We would recommend this hotel to all our friends and family as... More

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to write this lovely review for us - we really enjoyed your stay with us. It was so good to find out all about your busy lives and we were so pleased so hear the rest of your trip went so well. Hopefully see you in Sydney sometime! More

Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Our family enjoyed a wonderful experience at The Factory, the boutique accommodation was perfect and the owners Janet and Paul are such lovely people. Many thanks for one of the highlight stays of our NZ holiday!

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

Apologies for the late response to your lovely review. Many thanks for taking the time to share your thoughts about The Factory - we really enjoyed meeting you all and look forward to chatting again sometime in the future. More

New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

We loved this place. Everything about it was perfect: location, scenery, comfort, charm and helpfulness of hosts. I'll go back if I'm lucky enough to be on the northern part of the South Island again! Recommend for couples, families or groups of friends.

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

Thank you so much for your kind review - so glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Hope you are back home safely enjoying some beautiful summer weather! More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

We decided to add a Kaikoura visit to our south island trip since we were going to arrive early in NZ because of some free first class tickets that were only available on an earlier date. We found The Factory on Trip Advisor and were amazed to see 100% 5 star glowing reviews. After having stayed there for two days... More

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

Thank you for such a glowing review. Was great to meet you both and to spend time learning about all the difficulties you experience and overcome taking photos of the night sky. Sorry about the weather, will have to work on that one. More

Overland Park, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

We stayed 2 nights at The Factory and it was lovely. The owners were so accomodating and even fixed us a take away breakfast for an early morning excursion. Janet is a fantastic cook and Paul made a fabulous omelet with crayfish. The Factory is a very unique and charming accomodation. We would definietly stay there again. Pam and Jim... More

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

Was really nice to meet you both and hear about all your travels. The baby seals are now up under the waterfall. Glad you liked it here and hope that one day you can return to New Zealand. More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014 via mobile

We were lucky enough to receive a voucher for our honeymoon to stay at the factory. The factory is uniquely located about a 5 min drive from the kaikoura town right across from the water with beautiful mountains in the background (unfortunately the weather didn't behave itself on the day so we were unable to see them). The kit out... More

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

Thank you so much Rhiannon, for taking the time to write such a great review for us. We are so glad we helped to make your honeymoon special and we loved hearing all about your wonderful New Zealand adventures. I will look forward to seeing some photos of the wedding! All the very best for a happy future. More

Blenheim, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

Thanks Paul & Janet for sharing The Factory with us. The whole package is fabulous. The guest wing is so luxurious and comfortable. We enjoyed strolling along the beach in the sun and relaxing in the spa. It is not every day that you celebrate your first wedding anniversry and the Factory was the perfect!. Thanks so much. And thanks... More

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

Hi you guys - many thanks for writing this lovely review. It was great to meet you both and we are so glad you felt you had celebrated your wedding anniversary in style! Hope Cyclone Lusi is not causing you too much grief. More

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Address: 5 Hapuku Road, Kaikoura 7371, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Kaikoura
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:5 star — The Factory 5*
Number of rooms: 3
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