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Waves on the Esplanade Kaikoura

5.0 of 5 78 The Esplanade, Kaikoura 7301, New Zealand
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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41 reviews 41 reviews
19 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

An absolutely great place to stay in Kaikoura. 2 bedroom 2 bath apartment with well appointed kitchen and laundry. Master with ensuite bath. 2nd bedroom with hall bath and laundry worked well for us--2 couples travelling together. Balcony had a beautiful view of the ocean and the snow capped mountain further away. Manager is delightful. Would stay again.

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Brisbane
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed 4 nights in early October. The property managers Liz & Damer were just lovely people they made our stay perfect !. The apartments are very comfortable and spacious - 2 bedrooms 2 bathrooms- a great little kitchen & a large open plan lounge dining area with a balcony overlooking the ocean and the snow peaked mountains. Kaikoura is... More

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Sydney
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From the moment I booked our stay at the Waves on the Esplanade I knew we were in for a lovely stay. Liz was wonderful! We were allocated a lovely apartment with the most magnificent view. We were able to take advantage of the balcony,sit back in the sun and take in the surroundings. Snowcapped mountains, ocean across the road... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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11 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A great place to stay. Really lovely units. Big and spacious, modern and clean. Full kitchen with absolutely everything you could need. Beautiful view of the mountains and stunning Kaikoura coastline. There's a nice hot spa to soak in. Bikes and scooters to hire. A huge stock of dvds to choose from. I loved that this motel has all the... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Only stayed one night. Great apartment, very clean and modern and excellent location. Would certainly suit those who wanted to stay longer as had plenty of room and was well equipped. Friendly service.

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Rochester, UK
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

We stayed here for one night in February. This was a huge, 2 bedroomed apartment, with an extremely smart “proper” kitchen – ie with oven and hob. In the second bathroom (!!) there is a washing machine and tumble drier, which was really handy. We were on the top floor, in the block furthest from the road, (room 11) and... More

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Nelson, New Zealand
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

This fully deserves a 5 spot rating. Fantastic attention to detail and a perfect location. Very very nice. Spent just the one night but wish we could have stayed longer. Friendly and attentive hosts.....nothing was too much trouble even after I burnt the toast and set off the fire alarm (opps sorry about that!!). We will be back.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Pictures on the internet do not do justice to these spacious 2 bedroom apartments. There are spotless and comfortable bedrooms, two generous sized bathrooms, and a huge living room. The stunning ocean views are of the bay with the Southern Alps in the background. I was happy just to sit in the living room, open the balcony doors for the... More

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Blenheim
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Great wee gem of an apartment! Gorgeous view, right accross from the beach. Very modern, clean and tidy. Well equipped with everything you need. Bathroom is fantastic and the beds are very comfy. Would be good if they offered brown sugar in the caddy as well.

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Adelaide Hills, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

We stayed here in July. The view was fantastic. Ocean & snow covered mountains all from the lounge room window. Nice walk along the sea front. The apartment was clean, comfortable & warm in winter. Friendly hosts as well.

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Address: 78 The Esplanade, Kaikoura 7301, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Kaikoura
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Waves on the Esplanade Kaikoura 5*
Number of rooms: 11
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