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Kaikoura Cottage Motels

Corner Old Beach Road | Mill Road and State Highway 1, Kaikoura, New Zealand
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Just have been here for one night but this has been the best stay in whole NZ for us... They do have the best rooms for sure and the owner was extraordinary kind and nice. Beeing close to the center of Kaikoura also a shopping center and the sights are just 3 minutes away

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Hi. Stayed two nights here with my adult daughter and thoroughly enjoyed it. The cottages are separate, very modern, warm(double glazed) with nice outdoor, private areas. Everything was spic and span with Raewyn being an excellent host with a formidable supply of DVD's. It's on the northern outskirts of town so I guess it's more convenient to have transport. Just... More

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Santiago, Chile
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

I was stay for about 4 night's and i wanted to stay for more . The owners were great with their amazing movie collection . The units were furnished great with their own oven , fridge and youncould borrow a bbq

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Barcelona, Spain
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105 reviews 105 reviews
40 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

This place is a set of cottages setlled nord to the town in a quiet area, five minutes by car (20 min. on foot) to city center, only 10-15 minuts on foot to countdown supermarket, 10 minuts by car to whale watching station and other attractions. The cottages are very well distributed, with distance between every unit, great privacity, very... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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193 reviews 193 reviews
50 hotel reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

Kaikoura cottages were a gem of a find and one of our favorite places to stay in all of NZ. I had read on Trip Advisor that cottage #7 was most private, with a front porch overlooking a mountain view. Although it wasn't until our last morning that it cleared enough to see the mountain, it was well worth it... More

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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

Don't look any further. We stayed for two nights and were very impressed with the cottage. Our cottage No 5 was spotlessly clean well set out and perfect for our stay. The owners were very friendly and welcoming and gave us lots of information. The weather during our stay was terrible but we had a good supply of DVD's compliments... More

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Madison, Wisconsin
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42 reviews 42 reviews
15 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

We had one night in Kaikoura and I was glad we spent it here. Our cottage (#3) was spotlessly clean and had a well-supplied kitchen. The bed was comfortable as was the couch in the living area. The front porch looks out to the Seaward mountain range, a great view. Despite its proximity to the highway, traffic noise wasn't noticeable.... More

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Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

We stayed for one night. The cottages are set in lovely gardens and are very cosy. Each cottage has an outside sitting area and private car parking. Inside the cottages are split up into different areas for sleeping, lounging and cooking. We had a second bedroom which we used for storage. Everything was very clean and fresh and the owners... More

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Bangalore, India
12 reviews 12 reviews
10 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

We stayed for two nights. The cottage was very comfortable, clean and cozy. The owner was very friendly and helpful guiding us about the places to visit, eat etc. He had a nice collection of DVDs. It was just a little away from the main town center but if you have your own vehicle then it should not be a... More

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Zurich, Switzerland
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83 hotel reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

The Kaikoura Cottage Motel is a fantastic property located just north of the town of Kaikoura. The cottages are set in a nice garden setting and you can park your car directly in front of the one assigned to you. There is a nice patio and sitting area in front of the room. Inside, you find a nice living room... More

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Address: Corner Old Beach Road | Mill Road and State Highway 1, Kaikoura, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Kaikoura
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 16
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