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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 #3 of 35 Kaikoura B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Bangkok, Thailand
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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Kiev, Ukraine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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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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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 

Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Quentin and Jane's relaxed welcome made us feel at home straight away. We had a lovely room with great views The B&B is in easy walking distance from the town and Whale station and has a lovely garden in which we were able to enjoy a complimentary glass of wine/beer. Quentin & Jane were great hosts and jointly prepared an... More 

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NikauLodge, Owner at Nikau Lodge, responded to this review

We are very pleased you felt at home and found Nikau Lodge a good location to explore Kaikoura from. Thank you very much for your review. More 

Elizabeth, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

We were able to spend one night at Nikau Lodge, but found the home lovely and quaint. If you're looking for sleek and modern, this is not the place. The home is old and full of antiques. Even the floors squeak! Quintin and Jane were fine hosts and I enjoyed watching them jointly prepare our delicious breakfast. Amenities included unlimited... More 

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NikauLodge, Owner at Nikau Lodge, responded to this review

We are happy you enjoyed the character of Nikau Lodge and were able to make the most of what we offer. More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Great place to stay with a lovely garden. Walking distance of the town centre - dolphin trips, restaurants etc. Quentin and Jane looked after us really well – great breakfasts and help with arranging our busy itinerary. Swimming with dolphins was undoubtedly the highlight of our travels around New Zealand and this was a great place to stay to do... More 

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NikauLodge, Owner at Nikau Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your great review and we are glad you enjoyed our garden. It is a lovely spot to sit with a cool drink! We hope you are able to make it back next year. More 

texas
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 via mobile

Maybe it is just Kaikoura, but for $260/night, I expected a little more. Quentin met us at the train station, barefoot with his dog in a dirty SUV. I understand that this is a casual country, but this isn't a casual rate. The biggest disappointment was the spa was not working. The spa was the extra something that made me... More 

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NikauLodge, Owner at Nikau Lodge, responded to this review

We are sorry you were disappointed with Nikau Lodge and we also apologise for our dirty vehicle. It is used for everything including our FREE pick up service from the train and taking guests to and from the peninsula walk. We didn't know you wanted to use the spa and it breaking down was out of our control. We are... More 

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