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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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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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Glasgow
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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4 reviews 4 reviews
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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 

Frankfurt
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138 reviews 138 reviews
54 hotel reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

This is an older style building which ticks all the boxes. The rooms are nice and comfortable and in addition to their own rooms the guests have access to a really cosy lounge area with a wood burning stove (which was lit when we arrived on a chilly December afternoon). Although it’s close to the main road this is more... More 

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NikauLodge, Owner at Nikau Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your excellent review and we are very happy you enjoyed the service we like to provide. More 

Ban Hua Hin, Phetchaburi, Thailand
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

We paid 540 NZD for two nights nothing wrong with The hosts and our room but it should not cost that much, sorry. It was many vacancies in the area so if we would have known...The breakfast was very good and we had wine, beer and a out door Sauna was nice. The regret is to book and not check... More 

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NikauLodge, Owner at Nikau Lodge, responded to this review

We are sorry you found Nikau Lodge expensive. We believe we do offer value as our room rates include everything; a full gourmet breakfast chosen from our menu, wine and beer, very good WIFI, outdoor spa and use of our laundry. We even bring your washing in if it starts to rain. It is true that it can be possible... More 

Seville, Spain
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

We ve had a lovely time in Kaikoura and our hosts were super lovely. Breakfast is included and delicious and you can even order it to be brought to the room. They only thing we d recommend is to book one of the rooms upstairs in the house that has the view. It's really worth it (we swopped rooms because... More 

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NikauLodge, Owner at Nikau Lodge, responded to this review

We are so pleased you had a lovely stay in Kaikoura and enjoyed our fantastic views. Thank you very much for your review. More 

Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

Nikau Lodge was such a beautiful and peaceful place to stay in Kaikoura. It's located in the heart of town but away from the main street which was quite. It's also close to some great restaurants so that we could walk there and not drive. The hosts Jane and Quentin are the nicest hosts you could ever meet. They went... More 

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NikauLodge, Owner at Nikau Lodge, responded to this review

What a great review, thank you very much. We are very glad you enjoyed our great views and our lodge. We hope you will make it back for longer next time. More 

New Canaan, Connecticut
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

The Dolphin room has great views of the mountains and the beach! Quentin and Jane were excellent hosts with a wealth of knowledge on what to see in Kaikoura. Breakfast was delicious and we also enjoyed late afternoon drinks in their garden.

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NikauLodge, Owner at Nikau Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review and we are very pleased you enjoyed our hospitality. More 

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Address: 53 Deal Street | close to State Hwy 1, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
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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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