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“Nice location” 3 of 5 stars
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The Point Bed and Breakfast
4.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   The Point, 85 Fyffe Quay, Kaikoura, New Zealand   |  
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Ranked #16 of 35 Kaikoura B&B and Inns
Victoria, BC
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5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Nice location”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2008

The B&B is located outside of the town centre, so it is a peaceful and quiet. The hosts are friendly.

We were traveling in May (late fall) and arrived at 6pm to find no one home, but a key was left for us. The heater had not been turned on in the room for us, so it took many hours for the room to warm up to a comfortable temperature. The breakfast was average.

  • Stayed May 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2007

The Point B&B is the last house you pass when driving out to the end of the Kaikoura Peninsula, where the seals rest on the rocks, just yards from the parked cars and tourists' cameras. It's small (only 2 guest rooms) and a little bit out of the town but provided you have transport it is only 5-6 mins drive right into the centre and all the restaurants / bars. The benefit is its location a couple of hundred metres from the seal santuary and great walks round the headland.
Rooms are clean and well maintained. The owners run a tiny (by NZ standards) small-holding but keep enough sheep to be able to do sheep shearing demonstrations twice a day through the season! Made to feel very welcome and given free access to the kitchen facilities. Breakfast is included - but is of the cereal / toast type rather than cooked which was a shame and the only reason they didn't get 5 stars. But at £36 (Pound Sterling) a night for a room, you really can't complain too much.
Lovely gardens round the house, and views over the coast line with the Kaikoura (pronounced "Kai-kouda" in Maori!) mountains in the background. Great place to base yourself while doing the whale watching (totally fantastic trip, worth every cent) etc that the town is renowned for. Bookable through their own website [--] and highly recommended as good value, clean, well maintained house with nice owners.

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Address: The Point, 85 Fyffe Quay, Kaikoura, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Kaikoura
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #16 of 35 B&Bs / Inns in Kaikoura
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Point Bed and Breakfast 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We offer you a warm and friendly welcome to our home. Enjoy the quietness and the special location of this beautiful 125 year old farmhouse. Our unique location offers you picturesque views overlooking the sea and the speculator Seaward Kaikoura mountain range. Surrounded by the beauty of the sea and farmland (part of the Kaikoura peninsula) we are ideally situated for walking around the Kaikoura Peninsula, the Seal colony, Fyffe House and 4 km from the town centre and sightseeing activities. Our two guest rooms have comfortable queen beds, TV (Freeview TV) and their own private ensuite. We have free wireless broadband Internet service available and a lounge for guest use ( board games and books to peruse). Our property is surrounded by gardens which you are more than welcome to walk around or sit and enjoy. Our tariff includes a continental breakfast consisting of 5 cereals, fresh fruit, peaches, yogurt, tea & coffee, orange juice, toast, home made spreads and farm eggs on toast. At The Point we operate a daily Sheep Shearing Show, show times 1-30pm and 4pm( during the winter months please check show times). In Kaikoura we are spoilt for choice with a vast number of restaurants to choose from; within 10-15 minutes walk we have two of Kaikoura's top restaurants and the local seaside BBQ's. ... more   less 
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