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Waves on the Esplanade Kaikoura

5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   78 The Esplanade, Kaikoura 7301, New Zealand
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Nelson, New Zealand
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 6 days ago NEW

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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25 reviews 25 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Singapore, Singapore
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39 hotel reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

excellent value for money; very nice location on the esplanade and every room will have a view of the pacific - how much you can see will vary but every balcony will give you a chance to sit and have drink looking out over the sea; i guess from some rooms maybe even the bedrooms may have asea view especially... More

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Townsville, Australia
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful view from our room of snow on mountains. This is such a pretty little town and a perfect place to stay in Kaikoura. Rooms were large clean and had everything that you could need. The only thing preventing a 5 star review is the stairs to get to top floor not a big issue but with 5 bags a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

The apartment we stayed in at Waves (No. 4) was stunning, with views of both the sea and the snow capped mountains. Ideal location for walking into Kaikoura. A very friendly welcome and wonderful place to stay. Worth spending time relaxing in the gorgeous apartment, as well as using it as a base for sightseeing.

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Sydney, Australia
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Beautiful modern 2 king beds 2 ensuite . Free outdoor spa, best location in Kaikoura, highly recommend Brilliant kitchen, everything you could need, the perfect accommodation especially in winter, heaters, electric blankets, perfect !

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Jakarta, Jakarta Raya, Indonesia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014 via mobile

The owner: Liz and her husband are very nice. I've keep changing dates and yet they were still nice. Location is the best in Kaikoura, cause positioned right in the middle of the beach front street. Nearby within walking distance, you could find several decent restaurants. Rooms' interiors are still new. The warmers which are the most important element during... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

beatiful 2 bed apt., modern, new, great taste, it has anything you need and more in the beautiful kitchen, comfortable new couches for the entire family, large bedrooms with luxury linen, washing machine and dryer in one of the 2 bathrooms, outstanding vies to the beach. the hosts at the reception are kind, caring, and just a pleasure to meet.... More

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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*
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Waves apartments all have two bedrooms and two bathrooms. The main bedroom has a king-size bed and an ensuite bathroom, and the second bedroom can be either a second king-size bed or twin single beds.The second bathroom contains full laundry facilities.All apartments have a fully equipped kitchen opening out to a spacious dining and living-room area.Large glass doors open up for outdoor dining on a large private balcony with views to the sea.Each apartment has a DVD player, stereo system and Sky TV for guest entertainment.FREE Wi-Fi (200MB) is available along with the use of a laptop should you require that.For outdoor pursuits, we have available sea kayaks, bikes, skateboards and other sports equipment for hire. In the evening you can take a stroll along the beach or into town, which is just 5 minutes away.We have an outdoor spa and BBQ area that is private and relaxing. A minute's stroll along the waterfront will bring you to 'Cafe Encounter' where you can enjoy award-winning café-style food. Breakfast from 7am.Tennis courts are just a two-minute walk away.Skate park — you can view it from your balcony. ... more   less 
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