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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 December 10, 2013
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York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

What a place! We have just been on a 3 week round the world trip staying in some of the most amazing hotels including the Peninsula in Hong Kong. But hands down...we both agreed that the Factory is the best place we have stayed.....ever! We were welcomed by Paul who showed us round, making us feel right at home. He... More

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

Ha Ha! Love your diplomacy in giving us equal scores for breakfast although I am sure I can't compete with Paul's coffee! Thank you so much for this wonderful review - we feel very privileged to be compared with some of the best hotels in the world. We really enjoyed meeting you both and hope the rest of your trip... More

Durham
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

It's difficult to say what the best thing about this place is. It has all the comforts of home and has a stylish urban chic feel. The coffee Paul makes is fantastic and the breakfasts and little snacks are amazing too. Right near the beach for a stroll which is beautiful whatever the weather and a 10 minute drive to... More

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

Thank you so much guys for your very lovely review. We really enjoyed meeting you both and hearing about your amazing jobs and lives and having Kaikoura Helipcopters bring you home was a highlight for us too! A very Merry Christmas to you both and we look forward to catching up with you again sometime in the future. More

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

As a treat for my dear old dads birthday, I booked us a night at The Factory (after a night in Hanmer Springs) BIG MISTAKE......We should have had both nights at the Factory !!! The old dairy factory turned guest house is nestled on a narrow strip of farmland, with the snow capped mountains towering behind you, and the wild... More

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

Love your review!! Thank you so much for taking the time to write it - it certainly gave us a laugh and a big lift for the day. It was so great to meet you all and glad your Dad enjoyed himself - so funny that we have so many friends in common. Hope to see you again soon. More

Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

Had a great time at The Factory even when we struck bad weather. We stayed for 4 nights with 4 kids... the beach and spa was perfect for them; the house was perfect for us all. Loved the setup, the whole house, wish we could take it with us!

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

So glad you enjoyed your stay here with your lovely family despite the weather! Was great to meet you all and hope we catch up again sometime. Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review for us. More

LA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

Reading the written reviews is informative, but staying at The Factory is an A+ experience!!! And if you think staying at The Factory is an A+ experience, then take the time and get to know Paul and Janet (The HOSTS)...and you won't want to depart!! On a cold dark rainy August evening, my family (wife and twin daughters) arrived at... More

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

Thank you so so much for your lovely review. We had such fun while you were here, lots of laughs and swapping photography tips, and we have loved keeping up with all your adventures on Facebook. We look forward to keeping up with all your exploits and maybe see you here again another time? More

Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

We were visitors from Canada. The Kaikoura district was quite stunning, beautiful ocean, beaches, marine life and snow capped mountains. We had booked two nights at The Factory and were lucky to add a third. The Factory has a great concept, whether there are two or six guests in your party, you get the whole place. We took the B&B... More

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

Thank you so much for your lovely review - we were glad you could stay the extra day too! So glad you had a great stay, we really enjoyed hearing all about your adventures. More

London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

We found this amazing place by chance, driving south towards Kaikoura. We spent only one night there and had the whole house to ourselves. We absolutely loved it and wish we could have stayed longer (but unfortunately the next day it was fully booked...) The location is unforgettable, along the most charming deserted beach. On one side we had the... More

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

Well, that is a wonderful compliment - to think you are still thinking about your stay at The Factory - six months after your trip. Many, many thanks for taking the time to let others know what a special place this is - we feel very lucky. More

Cambridge, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

Kaikoura is a must when touring the South Island - whales, dolphins, albatross, penguins, seals - just incredible. The Factory is a few minutes north of Kaikoura but is THE place to stay. Janet and Paul are a really lovely and engaging couple, the definition of perfect hosts, allowing you all the peace and privacy that you might like but... More

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

Such a lovely review - many thanks for taking the time to let others know of your experience here at The Factory. We hope the rest of your trip went well and you are enjoying those lovely summer temperatures. It feels like spring here already so we are making the most of it too. More

Methven, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

Simply the nicest place I have ever stayed, ever. Wonderful hosts with so many interesting stories and just so kind (Paul drove into town on our first night there to pick up a take away for us after we had a long drive!) Stayed for 2 nights and never wanted for anything, chose the self-service option and he still offered... More

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

Thank you both so much for your kind words. We really enjoyed meeting you both and hearing about all your plans. We wish you all the best and hopefully see you again some time. More

sydney
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69 reviews 69 reviews
24 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013 via mobile

We had the time of our lives The sea at our front door where we saw dolphins frolicking Snow covered alps at the back door Whale watching just down the road and yes whales were watched basking in the blue waters Beautiful coastal walks Exciting helicopter drop offs to do a lazy meander down those alps behind The Factory Hospitality... More

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

Thank you so much Deb, for taking the time to write such a lovely review about your stay at The Factory. We really enjoyed having you both here and hearing all about your travels. Thank goodness the weather behaved and you were able to see whales, seals, dolphins and albatross as well as do all those wonderful walks. 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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