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Kaikoura Cottage Motels

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Corner Old Beach Road | Mill Road and State Highway 1, Kaikoura, New Zealand
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Darwin, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

After spending 1 night at Kaikoura Cottages 5 years ago whilst going on the Whale Watch cruise, there was no hesitation in deciding to spend 3 nights on this trip. Whilst the weather was not the best the accommodation still remains exceptional. The cottages are well maintained, very clean and possess everything that you require. Thankfully on our last morning... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The couple that runs this place is amazing! They were really sweet to us, walking us over to show us the room upon checking, etc. But what was special was that our one-year old daughter was crying in the morning as we checked out, due to some teeth coming in. The owner went back into her bathroom, got us the... More 

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Christchurch
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We recently stayed here for the third time in about 5 years. It has become our go-to for quick weekends away in Kaikoura. The cottages are small and cozy, immaculately clean, comfortable (feather duvets and pillows and nice thick towels were noted this visit) and very good value. The bed in the living area arrangement might be a bit strange... More 

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Hobart, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

We had a wonderful stay here. Our hosts were very friendly and knowledgeable about the local area. Our room was clean and fit our needs perfectly. We had plenty of space very comfy beds and kitchen facilities. We will be back next time iin NZ. Thank you

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NewZealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We were warmly welcomed and within minutes we were in our cottage ,and what a delight it was .On a cold winters afternoon the cottage was already warmed up and with the double glazing it remained nice and warm and comfortable all night . The cottage was lovely and clean ,excellent bed and we had a great nights sleep.Excellent en... More 

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Beijing, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

My family and I had stayed there nights in 2-bedroom apartment as our final stop of round trip in south island. We were very enjoyable to stay with Daryl family. Thank you so much again! Position: 15 - 20 min by walk to town center, 5 min by walk to the beach, quite good place to catch up the beautiful... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015 via mobile

We had a wonderful stay here. Our little cabin was spotless and very cosy. It had everything we needed. We had only planned to stay for a night and ended up staying 3! Daryl and his wife are so welcoming and really made us feel at home. We rented DVDs which was a real bonus. Great location. Would definitely recommend.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

This is my second stay at the cottages and it was as good as I remembered from the first time. Cottages were sparkling clean and beds were so comfortable! Cottages are toasty warm with heaters and electric blankets provided. Shower pressure was perfection also. Free wifi was an added bonus as well as plunger coffee, fantastic! Thanks for the great... More 

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Havelock, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

A lovely place to stay. Stand alone cottages which are beautifully presented . A lovely homely feel , would of liked to have stayed an extra night had we been able to. Excellent hosts who made us feel very welcome. We will defiantly be back. Highly recommended.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

We were pleasantly surprised by the modern cottages when we arrived. Very clean and new. Really happy with everything, the service was as kiwi as you would hope for. There is some road noise but not too intrusive

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