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The Factory

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5 Hapuku Road, Kaikoura 7371, New Zealand
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Ranked #1 of 35 Kaikoura B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived at The Factory after a driving from Christchurch and it was the perfect place to put up our feet (after seeing the seals of course). Janet and Paul have created a very comfortable hideaway for visitors to relax and enjoy the beautiful and amazing surrounds Kaikoura has to offer. Beds were very comfortable, kitchen had everything you needed... More 

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

It means a lot to us that you have taken the time to write this lovely review - thank you so much. We really enjoyed meeting you and your family and we would love you to come back and visit us again some time. More 

Oslo, Norway
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

From the moment Paul picked us up at the train station, Kaikoura and The Factory proved to be amazing. The service is fantastic, the guesthouse itself is a dream for a honeymoon couple, and the breakfast probably made us gain a couple of extra pounds - not because it was unhealthy - on the contrary it was scrumptious homemade food... More 

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

Thank you so much for all your kind words - we had a lot of fun while you were too - so glad you enjoyed your stay. Hope you are having a lovely long hot summer! More 

Los Angeles, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 via mobile

The Factory is a GEM. Private setting, large spaces and everything we needed to make our stay one of the most memorable. Janet and Paul are excellent hosts. They went above and beyond! Breakfast was so delicious and prepared beautifully. Fresh squeezed juices, eggs from their chicken, crayfish caught by Paul. We loved our stay.

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

Thank you for taking the time to tell others about your experience with us - we really appreciate and look forward to a return visit sometime maybe? More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

The proprietors, Paul and Janet, have created a unique and private experience for visitors to enjoy the varied activities in Kaikoura. We were thrilled by the dusky dolphin encounter. The Factory provides a very private setting on a picturesque beach. Paul and Janet are most accommodating and look forward to their outstanding farm to table homemade breakfast.

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

We are so glad you had a great stay here in Kaikoura - the Dolphin Encounter experience is amazing isn't it? How lucky we are to live somewhere so special. Thank you for taking the time to write a review for us. More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

You actually could not fault this place even if you tried and anyone who has any negative feedback should probably stay at home with a DVD box set of New Zealand. The owners are friendly, scenery outstanding and worth every cent. The cottage is designed to a high level and cannot be faulted. DO NOT MISS THE CHANCE TO STAY... More 

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

Thank you, thank you for such a heartfelt review -certainly put a smile on our faces! All the very best for your future travels and hopefully see you again sometime. More 

London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Just one word describes the accommodation, space and location- STUNNING Absolutely everything has been considered by the owners from underfloor heating to a lovely veranda hot tub and delightfully comfortable beds. Disappointed that we only booked in for one night but wouldn't hesitate to stay here again, explore more vineyards and enjoy the relaxed feel of Kaikoura.

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

Why thank you! So glad you loved The Factory - we are so lucky to live in this great place and yes, people often comment they wished they had stayed longer. Great to have met you both and hope the rest of your trip goes well. More 

Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We booked our stay at The Factory on a whim-it was a last minute trip and a last minute decision, we were concerned that the property would be too big for us (as there are 3 bedrooms and we were only 2). In hindsight, it was a decision we did not regret! The property is absolutely stunning, so well decorated... More 

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

How lovely - thank you for those great comments and so glad we helped cure your jet lag. It was fun to meet you both, so glad you enjoyed all the little touches that we have here that make The Factory special. Thank you too for pointing out the importance of following our directions here - The GPS doesn't always... More 

Toronto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Loved this B&B. Paul and Janet have created a unique accommodation. The former cheese factory is part urban loft/rustic chic/retro kitsch. The wing has 3 bedrooms but is only rented to one party at a time, so my husband and I had tons of space. Heated floors make the entire unit cozy, which I really enjoyed. Huge bathroom with lovely... More 

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

Wow, thank you so much for the time taken to write this lovely review for us. We feel very lucky to have found a special place that gives so much pleasure to people who stay here. We really enjoyed meeting you both during your time here and hope you are looking forward to lots of lovely spring sunshine! More 

London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I find it difficult to add to all the words others have written, just enough to say we just didn't want to leave, ever. A little place of serenity and absolutely delightful to stay eat, sleep, read and talk to Paul and Janet who are great hosts. Nothing was too much trouble and the crayfish omelette was the icing on... More 

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

Why thank you for this! We are so glad you loved it at The Factory, we enjoyed having you here too and look forward to your return one day. More 

Nyon, Switzerland
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24 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

The Factory is the most amazing place. Ever. And I mean it! Our hosts, Janet and Paul, were nothing short of fantastic! The cottage itself is beautiful, the spa is perfect, and we even got to use the chimney, even though we were in summer (the weather got bad - and the chimney worked very well!). By the way, you... More 

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

What a lovely review - thank you so much for taking the time to write this and we are so glad you found The Factory a great place to stay. We really enjoyed meeting you both and hope you are beginning to see some signs of spring in Switzerland. More 

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