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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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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

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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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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Seattle, W
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 3 weeks ago

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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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 

Sydney, Australia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014 via mobile

This was our first trip to New Zealand South Island and we can't wait to return - just so we can stay at The Factory again. Janet and Paul have created a wonderful 3 bedroom guest wing with the utmost attention to detail. They are great hosts and gave us tips on places to visit and even booked restaurants for... More 

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

Thank you so much for writing this review for us. We are glad you loved The Factory, we feel lucky to be here and are so glad that you feel the same way. We hope the rest of your trip went well and look forward to an update on your plans for the future. More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

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 

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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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