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5.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   5 Hapuku Road, Kaikoura 7371, New Zealand
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The Factory
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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 1 week ago
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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent 4 nights at the Factory with our two kids aged 6 and 8. It is a wondeful place, one of the best B&B we have ever been, with a great location, superb furnishings, and most of all a first class service with an amazing attention to details. Janet and Paul succeeded to create the perfect balance, offering a... More 

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

We really appreciate the time taken for you to write this kind review for us. It was lovely to meet you all and hear about your wonderful trip. We wish you all the very best and look forward to updates as you continue your great family adventure. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We both agree that staying at The Factory was one of the highlights of our 6 week trip down under. Initially we had been uncertain at staying so far out of town, but little did we know that once we had settled in we would be so reluctant to set out again. So we opted for lunches out sampling the... More 

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

Such a nice review - many thanks - we really appreciate your time taken to share your experience here at The Factory. We are glad you enjoyed your stay here - we even find it hard to leave at times. We hope the rest of your trip went well. More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

Our short stay at The Factory was the best possible break for our small family. The attention to detail in every aspect made us feel welcomed and quite special. Thanks also for the gift and the good conversation.

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

Thank you so much for your kind comments. Was really good to meet you all and I'm sorry that Janet was away visiting our girls. Please do come back and visit - Even if you just drop in for a coffee when passing. Happy New Year. Cheers Paul More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

As a family of four, with two adult children, we recently spent an amazing - albeit far too brief - two days at The Factory. The industrial chic décor presented a stylish interior as well as points of keen discussion and interest. We were totally taken by the attention to detail and luxurious furnishings - it was like a visual... More 

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

Thank you. You guys are so kind with your remarks about The Factory. The fish were leaping onto lures today right out front. You will have to come back and sort them out. Failing that we might be able to go out in the boat. Was so good to meet you all and thank you for such an easy clean.... More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

We are so sad to leave Kaikoura - a huge thanks to Paul (flying solo sans Janet) for his incredible unparalleled hospitality in their utterly gorgeous property, we've totally fallen in love with the area. The Factory is absolutely stunning vintage chic mixed with industrial urban hip designs, with gorgeous splashes of colour - coupled with a stunning garden, bbq... More 

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

Thank you so much for your very kind comments about The Factory. Was great to meet you both and please come back and stay longer next time. Must also give you a big thanks for introducing me to Sixto Rodriguez whom I had never heard of. Amazing that he was so well known in South Africa and forgotten in the... More 

Seattle, W
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Suffice it to say, we were last minute planners for our trip around the south island. Having booked only several hours before, and welcomed to Kaikoura by a rare rainstorm, Paul made sure we were able to get into their phenomenal property early. The property is absolutely gorgeous with all the amenities one could hope for and then some for... More 

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

Thank you for choosing The Factory to stay at such short notice. Was great to meet you both and hear of your plans for Africa. With both your jobs you can make such a difference. Hope your busy schedule will allow time to come back and visit New Zealand for longer next time. Have a happy holiday season. All the... More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

We had a wonderful time, the setting was lovely, very well equipped and comfortable, special unexpected treats. The Factory is modern but has cleverly retained it's origins. The first wet day was warmed by the lovely heated floors and the cosy log fire while we played cards and sipped champagne. The spa was clean and hot. The kitchen so well... More 

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

Thank you for coming and staying at The Factory and your generous comments. Sorry about the weather and that I couldn't find a single game of scrabble anywhere in town. Have one on it's way from Sydney on Sunday. The TV is certainly not easy to work out. The single remote is meant to solve all that. Not every one... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

We loved every moment of our stay. The cottage was thoughtfully decorated, cosy and with every luxury we could have wanted. Paul spoilt us with fresh crayfish and champagne! A walk on the beach, soak in the sauna and lazy evening by the fire. Our only regret was that we had to leave! The experience certainly was enhanced by our... More 

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

Thank you for your kind comments about The Factory. Was great to meet you both. Hope your stay in Nelson and your trip down the West Coast went well. Maybe one day you can leave Australia for a longer visit to New Zealand. All the best Paul. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Another reviewer described The Factory as an idyllic, restful retreat, and we agree. We had stayed in other great places on New Zealand's South Island on this holiday, but this was a step change in relaxation. A stunning property with access to an even more stunning beach. Janet and Paul are the most welcoming hosts, and they have created something... More 

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

Thank you so much for your kind comments. By spending 3 days here you really were able to relax. The majority of overseas guests only stay for a night. Such a shame. Hope you can come back to New Zealand for 6 months at a time. All the best Paul. More 

Canberra, Australia
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Nestled between the sea and snow-capped mountains, The Factory is an idyllic, restful retreat. Wake to the sounds of nature and step out of the door on to the beach. Sympathetically restored historic building with a harmony of industrial chic and luxurious soft furnishings. Attention to detail is second to none (we loved the monogrammed pillowcases and pebble door handles).... More 

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

Wow, what a beautifully written review! Thank you so much for all your heartfelt words, we really loved chatting with you all and we are so glad you enjoyed your stay here. 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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