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Bendamere House Bed and Breakfast

4.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   37 Adelphi Terrace, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
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Ranked #10 of 34 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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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Phoenix, Arizona
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Arrived late in the dark at this charming B&B, took the "garden" view room only to wake up to stunning ocean and mountain views and a glorious sunrise. Breakfast was really good and the hospitality excellent. room was a good size, very modern and had a balcony overlooking the garden and ocean.

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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
14 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

We booked 3 rooms for our party. Kerry & Julie were very welcoming and we really enjoyed their company at breakfast. There was plenty to eat and it was all very relaxed. The rooms were spacious and the big french windows provide plenty of light and uninterupted views of the Pacific. We played a bit of football out on the... More

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London, United Kingdom
19 reviews 19 reviews
13 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Julie's father met us at the station and gave us a great welcome. Our room on the first floor of the annex had a superb view over the Pacific Ocean and breakfast the following morning was continental style and plentiful. We were driven down to the station for an excellent whale watching trip and were sorry that we had to... More

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Maplewood, New Jersey
19 reviews 19 reviews
18 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

Bendamere House Bed and Breakfast is conveniently located on a hill, about a 10-minute walk to the seaside town of Kaikoura. The grounds of the house are beautiful, with its bedrooms looking out onto a wide expanse of lawn, followed by the rich turquoise of the sea and beyond that snowcapped mountain peaks. The lawn is the perfect place to... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014 via mobile

We stayed in room 5 for 2 nights. It is a converted garage decorated in shades of brown and reminded us of a budget motel rather than a luxury en suite bedroom. The bathroom is a corridor approx 1 metre wide, making it impossible to dry yourself after a shower without banging your elbows, or cleaning your teeth without banging... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014 via mobile

Bendamere is just 5 minutes walk from the centre of kaikoura but could be miles away. The view from the garden over the north bay to the distant snow capped mountains is magnificent. Most of the accommodation is in a purpose built annex to the house and is designed to a very high standard. Julie made us most welcome and... More

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14 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

Perched just above town and a short walk to the main street, this is a lovely BnB with amazing water views. The hosts are very nice as well. The only draw back and why I give only 4 stars was the less than stellar breakfast. But, the view and location make this worth the stay.

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Prestbury, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

If you like staying in B & B's you'll love this place. If you don't like B & B's you'll still place this place! We finished our three week tour of NZ here and couldn't have found a better place for our final three nights - the views are stunning (possibly the best in the area), the rooms spacious, clean... More

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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85 reviews 85 reviews
28 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

We liked this B&B. Very clean, spacious and views to die for. Parking is free, shower is hot and for taller people convenient hung up high and the bed is comfortable. It is located near town centre and you can easily walk to the restaurants and shops. Slightly negative was that our bed was located directly underneath a wall window... More

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Howden_clan, Owner at Bendamere House Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments.We are pleased that you enjoyed our amazing bed and ocean and mountain views. We recently reviewed our curtains and found the chocolate brown thermal curtains we have put in have the best light block out that we could put in. Will certainly ask more customers but so far have had good favourable comments on this.... More

Mackay, Queensland, Australia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013 via mobile

Perfectly placed on the hill above the town centre, but in comfortable walking distance, the views from the front balcony are just spectacular. A nice tidy room, very comfortable and clean with all the necessary mod cons. And the hostess is very friendly and kind and was very hospitable particularly when I accidentally left soem clothing behind. And the in... More

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Address: 37 Adelphi Terrace, 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 — Bendamere House Bed and Breakfast 4*
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Bendamere House Bed & Breakfast is a quality property featuring 5 ensuite rooms all with their own balcony and superb ocean and mountain views! All rooms feature Quality King Sleepyhead beds, silent fridges, air conditioners, bathrobes, full tea and coffee facilities and yummy homebaked shortbread on arrival.Free broadband internet for all guests in your room and coin operated laundry facilities on site! Our property features half an acre of lawns and rose gardens where you can sit and relax while enjoying a wine on our garden furniture and at certain times of the year catch the dolphins performing in the bay!! Minutes walk to the Kaikoura township and all sightseeing ventures. Secure off street parking and courtesy pick up and drop off to all trains/buses. Our tariff includes a delicious breakfast with fresh fruit salad, cereals, juices,freshly toasted savoury croissants, toast, honeys and spreads,tea and coffee and delicious homebaked muffins every day! Kerry and Julie have great knowledge of the area and the South Island so we are only to happy to help you plan your activities and trip further on! ... more   less 
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