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Nikau Lodge

4.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   53 Deal Street | close to State Hwy 1, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We recently stayed at the Nikau Lodge for one night on our automobile tour of New Zealand. We arrived on Friday afternoon after driving from Christchurch in the rain. We were trying to get to the 12:45 whale watch trip so it was nice to easily find this gem of a B&B. Quentin was super helpful in getting us situated... More

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NikauLodge, Owner at Nikau Lodge, responded to this review

Wow, what a fantastic review of Nikau Lodge and Kaikoura. Thank you very much. More

Amsterdam
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Very good B&B!! Most pleasant hosts and atmosphere, nice rooms, cosy and comfortable and a very very good breakfast!!! Special touch is the fridge with beers and wine, which just makes the feeling so welcoming.

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NikauLodge, Owner at Nikau Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you very much for giving us such a great review. We think breakfast is a very important meal and love cooking for people so are very pleased you rated our breakfast so highly. More

Watford, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Loved our stay at Nikau Lodge. Jane and Quentin are great hosts and put in lots of extra effort to ensure you have a great stay. The views from the rooms are fantastic and we really enjoyed our stay in Kaikoura. The lodge is close to the town centre so you can leave the car behind in the evening. If... More

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NikauLodge, Owner at Nikau Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your great review. You are not the only guests you want a dog like Jack, we even had one guest who sent us a photo of their new Border terrier puppy. More

Queenstown, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Nikau Lodge is in an unbelievably beautiful spot - Kaikoura - and it has great location and views. Quentin and Jane couldn't have been any nicer and helpful and so was Jack, their border terrier! Kaikoura is a fantastic stop if you are traveling in NZ, and Nikau Lodge is the place to stay!

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NikauLodge, Owner at Nikau Lodge, responded to this review

We are very happy you enjoyed our special place in the world. We appreciate you recommendation. More

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152 reviews 152 reviews
45 hotel reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014 via mobile

I am late doing this so may overlook some features, sorry. I do know we had absolutely no complaints at all. Our memories of Nikau are only warm ones. A lovely place easy to find if you are driving. Good location for easy walking to the waterfront, even to the whale watching tour place. Jane & Quentin were a delight.... More

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NikauLodge, Owner at Nikau Lodge, responded to this review

We are so pleased you have warm memories of Nikau Lodge and your stay in Kaikoura and that you enjoyed our wonderful views. Thank you very much. More

Wellington
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 via mobile

absolutely beautiful lodge and Jane and Quinton (the owners) couldn't have been more lovely! wonderful people and really made my stay and trip to kaikoura very worthwhile! would definitely return! the lodge is in the perfect location, on a hill so you have wonderful views of the sea and mountain range, but then the perfect distance from the town centre... More

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NikauLodge, Owner at Nikau Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review. We were so pleased you enjoyed your stay in Kaikoura after all the difficulty you had getting here! More

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

My wife and I stayed at this lovely lodge for one night in April, but wish it could have been longer. It is located close to, but just enough away from the main business and tourist areas of Kaikoura, and up high enought to offer incredible views of the mountains and the ocean. Looking out our bedroom window was a... More

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NikauLodge, Owner at Nikau Lodge, responded to this review

We are very glad you loved your stay with us and thank you for your fantastic review. Our upstairs rooms do have great views and will be very stunning through our winter months as the snow cover on our mountains builds up. We were happy to help with the return of your phone and jacket, unfortunately it can easy to... More

Pasadena, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

A wonderful lodge on Deal Street. The room provided excellent views and was spacious Near enough to town to walk. Quentin and Jane were wonderful hosts. Breakfast was outstanding and the service the best. Walk along the cliffs. Also stop to see the seal pups frolicking if driving in from the North.

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NikauLodge, Owner at Nikau Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you very much for giving us such a wonderful review and we are very plesaed you enjoyed your time in Kaikoura. More

Cambridge
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33 reviews 33 reviews
21 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 via mobile

Quentin and Jane made us very welcome and also helped us with our bags up to our room. We arrived on a very wet and wintry day ( despite it being February) after a long drive up from Tekapo. Nikau lodge commands a spectacular view across Kaikoura as we discovered the following morning. Our room was lovely and cosy and... More

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NikauLodge, Owner at Nikau Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your excellent review. We are happy that you were able to experience our spectacular views depite the weather being so horrible the day you arrived. More

Bristol, United Kingdom
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57 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

A lovely two night stay in Nikau Lodge, Deal Street. We booked via their own website in order to receive some discount, and as a stopover during our Coastal Pacific train journey. The highlights were the lovely sea and mountain views from our room and the super breakfasts which are cooked to order. These can be served in the guest... More

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NikauLodge, Owner at Nikau Lodge, responded to this review

Glad you worked out that the best deals at Nikau Lodge are on our own website and that our direct booking system worked well for you. We are sortry the weather was not kind to you and hope you will be able to come back when the sun is shinning and the sea is calm! thank you very much for... More

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Address: 53 Deal Street | close to State Hwy 1, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Kaikoura
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Nikau Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 5
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