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Nikau Lodge

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53 Deal Street | close to State Hwy 1, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
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Ranked #4 of 35 Kaikoura B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015
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San Diego, California
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

We visit New Zealand a wonderful country with great people. Quentin and Jane owners of Nikau Lodge, are a great example on that. We arrived with my wife sick. We share with the previous all the good comments they wrote. We want to add a few that put this BB above the other very good we stay in. The first... More 

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NikauLodge, Owner at Nikau Lodge, responded to this review

We were happy to hope with a little soup and some extra care. Your wife looked so miserable when you arrived. We did enjoy exchanging recipes; the Prune Pasta Frolla was delicious. Thank you very much for your "Amazing" review. More 

London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

We really enjoyed the friendly, relaxed atmosphere of Nikau. After a few other more formal B and Bs, we liked Quentin and Jane's relaxed atmosphere. We enjoyed the hot tub and the DVD collection, as well as the homemade cookies and complimentary glasses of wine. Our room had a stunning view and we were given complimentary bubbles for our honeymoon.... More 

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NikauLodge, Owner at Nikau Lodge, responded to this review

We are very pleased you enjoyed our homely atmosphere on your honeymoon. We are sorry you felt awkward when you left. Our son and daughter were home just for the one night and we cooked them breakfast after we had cooked yours. We did offer to help you with your bags and did say you were not in any way... More 

Key West, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

January 2015 visit for one night in Whale king room. Coming into town we were able to take our whale watching flight a few hours early and were able to watch a sperm whale for about 10 minutes - awesome! Then onto the lodge. Jane showed us to our room which was light and Bright with a clean bathroom. Breakfast... More 

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NikauLodge, Owner at Nikau Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review. We do provide quite a lot of choice in our breakfast menu and cook all our food from fresh. We can only do this if we know ahead of time what our guests choices are. However we are happy to accommodate changes in the morning if guests change their minds. More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

We really had no good reason to visit Kaikoura, and the weather was rainy, but Quentin went out of his way to make our stay memorable - drove us around to see sights, picked us up at the station and delivered us back, and simply did far more than we could have asked for. The place it self is nothing... More 

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NikauLodge, Owner at Nikau Lodge, responded to this review

We are glad you found us friendly here at Nikau Lodge. Quentin likes our guests to see what Kaikoura has to offer so is happy to help out with short trips around town. Thank you very much for your review More 

Bangkok, Thailand
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51 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Quentin and Jane went out of their way to make our stay comfortable and to help us with local information. Our 'Dolphin Suite' had an amazing view of the bay and the mountains. The small extras (such as electric blankets and the communal wine and beer fridge) were a great touch. Breakfast was excellent - Quentin makes the best scrambled... More 

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NikauLodge, Owner at Nikau Lodge, responded to this review

We are very happy you enjoyed Quentin's scrambled eggs. We are sure sourcing our eggs from a local farm where the hens are roaming free and happy makes a real difference to the taste of the eggs. Not to mention the skill of the chef of course! Many thanks for your great review. More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

What a fantastic B&B in such a beautiful location. We stayed in the Whale Room and the owners had put some extra touches on for us as it was my partners birthday. The room was charming and the bed was comfy and the view was to die for. The whole villa is absolutely gorgeous and has a very homely feel... More 

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NikauLodge, Owner at Nikau Lodge, responded to this review

What a great review, thank you for your recommendation. We do enjoy being able to help make our guests special occasions such as birthdays just that little bit more special. We are also happy that you felt at home and relaxed here. More 

Odessa, Ukraine
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314 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1,407 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

After 5 years I returned to Nikau Lodge which has changed owners since then. The new owners are absolutely fantastic, down to earth and very helpful. The B&B itself remains to be beautiful and we were able to have a very good sleep even it's near to the highway (traffic is very low until 08:00). The breakfast was outstanding, especially... More 

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NikauLodge, Owner at Nikau Lodge, responded to this review

Then you so much for your review, we are very pleased you enjoyed your stay and our breakfasts. We believe we do offer good value with the complimentary beer and wine, free unlimited good WIFI, use of our laundry... we do not charge for any extras including our drop off and pick up service. Future guests should note that the... More 

Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

An easy going and helpful couple. A feeling of luxury and charm to the house and room. Very clean and spacious. Neat and organised - well routined. A sweet and spacious garden with areas to sit. I would definitely recommend it!

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NikauLodge, Owner at Nikau Lodge, responded to this review

"Luxury and charm", what a great description. Thank you very much. More 

Lichfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

We stayed 1 night, but would have loved to have stayed longer. We were collected from the train station, and taken to the house. It was beautifully clean and comfortable with a homemade little treat waiting for us. Dressing gowns were provided, which was a surprise. Tea and real coffee provided in the room with fresh milk outside the room... More 

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NikauLodge, Owner at Nikau Lodge, responded to this review

Many thanks for your excellent review. We are happy to help guests arranging activities and provide transport to the track and the train. More 

North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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69 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Quentin and Jane were wonderful hosts as well as Jack the family dog. We had a lovely view from our room, it included a lovely sun room and the bed were very comfortable There was a shared fridge just outside our room with complementary wine and beer. We were late in arriving as we had stopped to do a wine... More 

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NikauLodge, Owner at Nikau Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your wonderful review. We are pleased you enjoyed the peninsula walk, it is one of our favourite spots. More 

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