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“Kaikoura Gem” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Bendamere House Bed and Breakfast

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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 #8 of 35 Kaikoura B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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“Kaikoura Gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2008

Stayed for 2 nights between Chrismas & New Year whilst travelling throughout NZ. The House has excellent views over Kaikoura and it is an easy walk into town to sample the local restaurants/bars . Julie is a mine of local information and even had an ariel solution when our trip on the whale watch boats was cancelled. Thanks Julie.
Rooms are next to the main house, large with good views . Julie is happy for guests to use the garden and look out to sea and see what can be spotted.
Breakfast is taken in the owners kitchen and the conversation and exchange of experiences around the breakfast table helps establish the must dos and how best to do them.
A good value stop if travelling through Kaikoura
Would recommend a two night minimum to ensure you get a chance to see whales, dolphins, seals and sea birds.

Stayed December 2007
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2008

This is a new facility, very clean and roomy. We were on the second floor and the view was unbelievable. On the left was a range of mountains and on the right was water. We were picked up and dropped off at the train station at no charge. Kaikoura is very small so we could easily walk downtown from the B&B.

Our only surprise was that the breakfast was continental unless your asked for a regular breakfast and then there was a charge for that. That was not my understanding from their website.

We did have a balcony and there was also a huge lawn in front of the B&B with lawn chairs and umbrellas so you could just relax and enjoy the view.

  • Liked — The View
  • Disliked — Messy kitchen where we had breakfast
  • Stayed November 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2008

The hospitatlity was severley lacking. They have 5 rooms 4 new and the original one. If you do stay here never have the original room. It was cold and was overlooked from the passageway, so to get privacy you have to close the curtains all the time. The bathroom window (not frosted) was also overlooked from the drive. It was divided from the garage by a flimsy stud wall with virtually no sound proofing, in which the kids play football, bounce balls on the wall, run across the roof, and mend their motorbike engines. The other rooms maybe a lot better? The views are good.

The breakfasts were not hearty but below average and the worst we had on the 6 week trip.

When we pointed out the lack of privacy and noise, we were not given a lot of sympathy.

Stayed November 2007
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Address: 37 Adelphi Terrace, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Kaikoura
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Wheelchair access
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Ranked #8 of 35 B&Bs / Inns in Kaikoura
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Bendamere House Bed and Breakfast 4*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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