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Norfolk Pine

124 The Esplanade, Kaikoura, New Zealand
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Ranked #22 of 35 Kaikoura B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015
johnny_5_bellys Hong Kong, China
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Stayed here for one night, before swimming with dolphins with ‘Dolphin Encounter’ (which would also highly recommend). The motel is run by a very friendly husband and wife team, and the rooms are fairly basic but are clean and peaceful, just across the (quiet) road from the sea and a two and five minute walk from Dolphin Encounter and Kaikoura,... More 

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Jervis Bay, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

As we arrived in the dark and the first motel we checked into had no one on the desk we chose this one. Glad we did the delightful managers - husband and wife - gave us a very comfortable room and even though it was an older style of motel it was still very well cared for. We had free... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

After finding ourselves double booked at our original accommodation we weren't very hopeful of finding anywhere dog friendly at 5pm on a Friday afternoon but the visitor centre put us onto this motel and we couldn't have been happier. The staff were really welcoming, and the two bedrooms comfortable and roomy. It's a little old fashioned but clean, and the... More 

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Wirral
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Directly facing the beach. Very handy to the town for restaurants and better than the average motel. Staff helpful. Ideal for a stopover when passing through. Price very reasonable $135. Would stop here again next time.

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Midlands
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

I stayed here with my two friends. We had the room on the sea front (10) which offered stunning views out to sea. The proprietor owns two tiny griffon dogs and they all offered a warm welcome. A small bottle of fresh milk was provided and we were able to park next to our accommodation. My friends had the double... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

Great location. Rooms were nice a spacious, but it could do with more couches, as a room for up to 5 people only had a couch for 2-3 people. The staff were very friendly and helpful, and the motel us nice and close to town

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

Note that I only give a place a 4 or 5 if it's exceptional - I still recommend a stay here. Cozy 2 bedroom for a young family of 4. 5min walk to town. Sounds of the beach (and a view) and away from the traffic noise that a lot of other Kaikoura motels have. Loved it with a old... More 

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Blenheim, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

We arrived unbooked & grabbed the 2nd last available unit. Meredith, who greeted us was an absolute bubbly pleasure to meet. The unit was large, quiet & well equipped. Will we stay here again??? Hell yes, we will be very disappointed if when we next stay in Kaikoura we can't stay here. Thank You Meredith

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Manila
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

We booked this hotel via Tourist Information Office of kaikoura when we did our Whale Watching cruise. We only stayed for one night in a two bedrooms unit. Clean and comfortable bedding. It was quite cold and we appreciate the heated bed. If you do not have car, it is unlikely convenient as it is not so close to restaurants.... More 

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North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

We turned up late in the day without a reservation. we got a two bedroom unit... The rooms adjoined with a sliding partition between the two. the beds were very comfortable, and the area very quiet. We got a fabulous recommendation for dinner, and the next morning the owners stopped by to make sure that we knew that a popular... More 

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