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Fyffe Country Lodge

5.0 of 5 Lodge   |   458 State Highway 1 | Peketa, Kaikoura 7374, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Leicestershire, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014 via mobile

We stayed for one night in a room in the annex, so we may have been unlucky. I am surprised, given our experience, to read reviews saying what a quiet, peaceful place this is. The hotel is situated only yards from SH1. All night long we could hear lorries roaring past. The owner is obviously aware of this, because without... More

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cacr, Owner at Fyffe Country Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. Fyffe Country Lodge is made from 100lb mud blocks (adobe) which are sound proofing and enables us to be in close proximity to the highway for the ease of guests finding us. Most of the windows have laminated glass. We survey guests as to traffic noise and 95% advise us they are aware of the... More

Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania
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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

About 5 km beyond Kaikoura with 6 perfectly designed and elegant rooms. The on-sight upscale restaurant ( unquestionably best in Kaikoura) offered wonderful dishes (Blue Cod was perfect)and a small wine offering. Owners have been at Fyffe for 18 years and have developed perfection

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cacr, Owner at Fyffe Country Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful comments. It is lovely that you were able to appreciate the quality that is offered at the lodge. It was excellent that you enjoyed the Blue Cod ...it is a superb dish. More

Loudon, Tennessee
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

Chris and Collin are most gracious hosts. The grounds and lodge are beautiful. Our room was quiet and very well appointed. Ask Chris about hooting a wedding for one of the All Black players. She is rightly proud of it. There is much to do in Kaikoura with the whale watch topping our list. I Liked that the lodge is... More

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cacr, Owner at Fyffe Country Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review and I am happy you were able to appreciate the beautiful surrounds you were in when you stayed with us. We find reviews are so encouraging as we strive to make our guests welcome and experience the comfort they deserve. More

Blauzac, France
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29 hotel reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013

This hotel is set in a beautiful garden with views over the mountains. Our hostess Chris was a lovely person and did everything to make us welcome, including inviting us for drinks before we went out for dinner (the restaurant was closed as we were the only guests in off peak season).The rooms are spacious, comfortable and clean and a... More

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cacr, Owner at Fyffe Country Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I was happy to read you were able to enjoy our garden and I am happy to report the free wifi is working well in the cottage rooms. The repeater signal had moved in the high winds but is now working fine. Coffee in the garden is great with the... More

Blenheim, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

Great place to stay and only a short trip from Blenheim. Great room and very clean. We enjoyed walking and sitting in the garden area. Hosts are friendly and very welcoming, good down to earth people who want their guests to have a great stay. Food was fantastic, best blue cod meal I have ever had, great flavours. We have... More

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cacr, Owner at Fyffe Country Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your amazing review. This is so encouraging for us and we strive to make our guests stay a wonderful experience. We are always looking for ways to improve things or offer something more special....Our guests are so special to us and we never think of them as just a number. More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013 via mobile

We stayed here for a short romatic weekend away. We were met in reception by the owners, who were friendly and warm and could not have done more to make our stay with them as pleasant as possible. Our room was stunning, absolutely huge, high quality furnishings and immaculately clean. We stayed for dinner in the restaurant and thoroughly enjoyed... More

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cacr, Owner at Fyffe Country Lodge, responded to this review

Your review has nearly bought tears to our eyes !!! We strive to offer something special to our guests and always look for way to make things even better. Your review has been so encouraging...Thank You !! More

Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

Fyffe Country Lodge would be one of the best places to stay in Canterbury. The rooms are wonderfully decorated and very upmarket. It is 6 star quality! The outdoor surroundings are beautifully kept by Colin (host) and are so picturesque with specatular views of the mountains. The hosts are very friendly and served us the absolute best Seafood Chowder we... More

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cacr, Owner at Fyffe Country Lodge, responded to this review

Your review was amazing...it is so lovely when guests get to experience and appreciate the lodge. We try exceptionally hard to get everything right and wonderful guests such as yourselves make it a treat for us too !! Thank you !! More

Derby, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

When making our bookings for our N.Z. trip from the U.K. we relied to a great extent on Tripadvisor reviews. I'm wondering whether we did stay at the same place! This place was the only disappointment of the whole trip. We appreciate that this was the winter 'off' season but everywhere else had kept up the expected high standards. On... More

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cacr, Owner at Fyffe Country Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you Chris and Carmen for your interesting review. Firstly I would like to address the issue of you carrying a small jug of fresh milk 10 mitres to your room,…. … I actually thought I was going to be carrying some luggage and this was the reason you had the milk…my apologies. Heating: Your room was warm on arrival... More

Napier
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30 reviews 30 reviews
20 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

beautiful setting , hosts make you feel at home, close to town , but very private , we as a family loved the place and will be back,the grounds are beautiful , the whale watching is very close and that is spectacular, kiakoura is a homely little town a great stop when travelling to christchurchfrom picton

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cacr, Owner at Fyffe Country Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your encouraging review it is so nice that you were able to appreciate the the lodge and grounds. Colin is so particular with the buxus and it is pruned to perfection and the lodge has such a beautiful back drop to the mountains. More

Helsinki
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

Best place we stayed during our trip to New Zeeland, beautiful small lodge outside city of Kaikoura, where you woke up in the early morning for rooster's singing. Thanks to Chris and Colin we had all our meals there, everything was excellent from breakfast to dinner. Stay in Kaikoura was culminated in seeing two huge sperm whales during our whale... More

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Address: 458 State Highway 1 | Peketa, Kaikoura 7374, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Kaikoura
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Fyffe Country Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 6
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