We very much enjoyed our stay at Aspen Court as part our honeymoon around NZ in November 2012. A week or two prior to our arrival we were most impressed to receive an email from our hosts full of local information and advice. On checking in the excellent customer service continued as we were greeted by Kevin who gave us a friendly welcome and swifly familiarised us with the area, recommending places to eat nearby. We had booked the seaview studio at the rear of property (away from the road) and we were very pleased with our choice - the room was comfortable, well equipped, clean and tastefully decorated. We liked the all-singing all-dancing shower and we loved the view from our balcony too, although it was a little chilly to make full use of this at the time of year we visited! Lots of traveller-friendly facilities on site also - BBQ, a laundry, free wifi, parking. It is a few mins drive or a good 20-30 min walk from the centre of Kaikoura, but we prefer this anyway. We didn't find the trains in the night to be a significant problem either, even though my husband is a light sleeper and we were in one of the rooms closest to the track! Overall, a great stay and a motel that we would recommend - if their new motel at Mt Cook had been open when we visited, then we would have stayed there too!
We liked the seaview studio with a balcony and a view, located at the rear of the property.
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Thank you TheOriginalLiverBird for your lovely review of our complex. It is really nice to receive such positive comments so thank you.
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The pre-stay email is great for reminding people about their booking as well as giving ideas on things to do and see in Kaikoura. We get lots of positive comments about this. Those back units have great views don't they and yes the occasional train passes by but it is nice to hear you were not bothered by them.
You will be pleased to know that Aoraki Court Motel within Mt Cook Village opened early December so next time you come back to NZ you can stay there and AGAIN with us at Aspen Court Kaikoura. We are looking forward to seeing you again!
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