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4.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   53 Deal Street | close to State Hwy 1, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
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Ranked #2 of 34 Kaikoura B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Quentin & Jane were fabulous hosts, made us feel very welcome from the moment we arrived. Very informative and helpful for our stay, we only had one night in Kaikoura and after staying at Nikau Lodge we will definitely be back. Lovely cozy room with everything you need. Highlight was the breakfast in the dining room cooked by the hosts.... More 

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calgary
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

House was beautiful, rooms were comfortable and airy, hosts very helpful with dinner recommendations. The second choice was even better then the first. House was very quiet ,away from the hustle of the tourist centre but an easy drive to attractions

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Gold Coast, Australia
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Unfortunately we arrived at Nikau lodge to find our room had been double booked. Our hosts, Quentin & Jane, were obviously very embarrassed and were very apologetic. They organised a room for us at the Bella Vista Motel (not recommended, but that's another story) which wasn't easy as the town was pretty full and insisted we come down for breakfast... More 

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NikauLodge, Owner at Nikau Lodge, responded to this review

We were horrified to find this double booking and have been working with our online booking server to find the cause and ensure that it does NOT happen again. We are very pleased to now be able to say the cause of the problem was found and sorted out. Thank you very much for your understanding and we hope the... More 

Liss, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent 2 nights here in January and wished we had had longer. Nikau Lodge is slightly away from the town set up on the hill with beautiful panoramic views. It is only a short walk down through a walkway to the Main Street with plenty of restaurants and the shops. Quentin and Jane are fantastic hosts with a great... More 

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NikauLodge, Owner at Nikau Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your great review. We do have to agree about the views form our lodge, we never get tired of it. More 

Stockholm County, Sweden
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I spent two nights here in January, while touring New Zealand. The B&B was honestly the best we have stayed at in our years of travelling, thanks to the gracious hosts and great atmosphere. The B&B is situated just up the hill from the city center, in a beautiful old converted house. The room, although not huge,... More 

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NikauLodge, Owner at Nikau Lodge, responded to this review

Best B&B.. high praise indeed, thank you very much. We hope you are enjoying your muesli back at home. More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We are regular tripadvisor researches so we chose this for its exemplary reviews so whilst we are more a Hotel type couple, we had to go for it. It was certainly worth it. It is very much on the upper end of Boutique Bed and Breakfast. The view from the Dolphin Room was quite incredible. Huge wide bay windows of... More 

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NikauLodge, Owner at Nikau Lodge, responded to this review

What an amazing review! Thank you so much. We are especially pleased that you felt at home here. That is exactly the atmosphere that we strive for here. More 

Glasgow
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Owners very friendly and accommodating. Also helpful with recommendations. Beautiful views of Kaikoura. Great breakfast. A short walk into town and seafront. Nikau Lodge is lovely with lots of character. Well recommended.

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NikauLodge, Owner at Nikau Lodge, responded to this review

We are very pleased you enjoyed our views. We never get tired of our Mountain and sea vistas. Thank you very much for your fabulous review. More 

Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, United States
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3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Jane and Quentin are the consummate hosts with touring recommendations, bookings for me and the best breakfasts I've enjoyed in 2 months touring New Zealand. Jane's Hollandaise sauce on the eggs Benedict is solely worth a stay here. Wonderful!

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NikauLodge, Owner at Nikau Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your high praise for our breakfasts, the secret is the hollandaise has to be made fresh! We hope the rest of your New Zealand odyssey is progressing well and that your are finding some great golf courses and are catching many fish! More 

Toronto, Canada
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3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

My husband and I, as well as another couple travelling with us, stayed for 2 nights at Nikau Lodge in November, 2014. It is a lovely bed and breakfast and the rooms were very accommodating. The views from the guests rooms are spectacular and our hosts, Jane and Quentin, couldn't have been more helpful. Quentin went out of his way... More 

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NikauLodge, Owner at Nikau Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much, we are very glad you enjoyed our views, the complimentary drinks and the peninsula walk. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

We started our 3 week journey in NZ with just a one night stay at Nikau Lodge. If we had time to stay and explore, Nikau house would be the perfect base. The hosts were so welcoming and offered many great local tips of things to see and places to eat...and Kaikoura is just a short walk away all while... More 

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NikauLodge, Owner at Nikau Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review. We are glad up felt welcome here and hope the rest of your New Zealand journey went well. 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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