Driving up to the house I wondered if we had come to the wrong place as it looked so small from the road, how wrong first impressions can be. Inside the lodge is fantastic and very tastefully decorated. The room was spacious, comfortable with a beautiful view of the mountains, the common rooms were warm and well equipped. Jessica and Greg were very welcoming and helpful with anything we wanted. Greg drove us into Kaikoura for our evening meals and helped us with choices of restaurants, breakfast was excellent. First class and a definite revisit when we return to New Zealand.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Backed by snow-capped mountains, looking out to the Pacific Ocean, the historic Kincaid homestead has stood for over 100 years. Kincaid has the peace and tranquility of the country, yet is just 5 minutes drive to Kaikoura. The recently refurbished homestead provides 3 luxuriously appointed guest rooms each with their own en-suite and private verandas. Country hospitality is a big feature and the new owners (01-09-08) Jessica and Greg Frost will do their utmost to ensure that you feel right at home. Welcome to Kincaid Lodge! ... more less