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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 35 Kaikoura B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 5 days ago
Shane C Sydney, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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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

Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

We can't say enough great things about The Factory! Janet and Paul were wonderful hosts- made us a delicious breakfast and had excellent conversation. Everything was so tastefully done from the sparkling wine, to the chocolates, to the pile of heart rocks by the front door, beautiful decorations....every detail was thought out and artistic. Janet and Paul also directed us... More

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

What a lovely compliment - we felt like old friends too! We are so glad you enjoyed your stay here and look forward to the next visit - perhaps when the baby seals are up at the waterfall? Good excuse to come in our winter! Hope spring is well and truly on the way for you. Thank you for taking... More

Humboldt, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

Our whole family enjoyed the time spent in this wonderful place. Our son loved the treehouse, beach across the road, and the cats. Wonderful welcome, delicious drinks and snacks. Outstanding stay. Our hosts were so kind and friendly. Even showing us beautiful photographs of baby seals and monarch caterpillars and preparing a delicious breakfast in their home for us. One... More

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

Oh, thank you so much for all your lovely comments. We are so glad you had a wonderful stay - we really enjoyed meeting you all and hearing all about your interesting lives. Your lovely son wrote the most wonderful entry in our visitors book - please thank him so much and let him how impressed we were! More

Grantham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I stayed at The Factory for one night only in February 2014 but so wish it could have been more. Janet & Paul are such fabulous hosts and nothing was too much trouble and the conversation was fun. Janet recommended some great places to eat and the best place to go for fresh crayfish and to catch... More

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

Such a lovely review for The Factory. Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience here with us - we are so glad you enjoyed yourselves - we had fun too! We loved hearing all about your plans and your exciting renovation - would love to keep in touch and hear how it is all going. 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*
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Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Room Service Suites
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The Factory offers luxury accommodation in an historic building on the beachfront at Hapuku. Here, you can relax in peace and privacy with views of the ocean on one side and stunning snow-capped mountains on the other. Hapuku is less than 10 minutes drive from Kaikoura which is famous for its amazing marine wildlife. The Factory offers exclusive use of the guest wing and is perfect for couples, families or small groups of friends. ... more   less 
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