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Kaikoura Cottage Motels
Corner Old Beach Road | Mill Road and State Highway 1, Kaikoura, New Zealand   |  
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Melbourne, Australia
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“nice place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2012

great mountain views, quality cottages and friendly hosts.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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welington, new zealand
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2012

Everything you could want from a self contained cottage: super clean, awesome hosts, and free DVD's . . . peaceful, comfortable and lovely beds and bean bags!

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Yass NSW
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4 hotel reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2012

We returned to Kaikoura in April and were welcomed back by Daryl. We got Cottage number 5 which has a wonderful view, and as expected it was absolutely immaculate. The boys enjoyed the DVDs from the very large library, and we enjoyed being able to sit out on the deck and enjoy the view (with a nice glass of Sav blanc!)
Raewyn and Daryl are perrfect hosts and go the extra mile to welcome you. This property is one of our absolute favourite places to stay and is simply wonderful.

Room Tip: Cottage Nunber 5 has the BEST view!
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2012

Our family loved staying here. The cottage was clean and modern. Even though it was a very cold night, the cottage was warm and cosy. If the weather had have been nicer I would have loved to put the gorgeous courtyard to use.
The host was also lovely.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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East Midlands
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4 hotel reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2012

We only stayed here for one night and soon after arriving realised our mistake that we should have omitted Nelson from our trip and had at least two nights here instead. We received a really friendly welcome from the owner Raewyn who showed us to our timber cottage (No 8). We loved the modern furnishings, two beds and the porch overlooking the countryside (perfect for a local beer or wine watching the sun go down). Internet is available free for the first 100MB. Raewyn was very helpful with our attempts to book a whale watch trip for the following day, she called round to our cottage to make us aware of an additional trip that had been laid on. There was an extensive selection of DVD's available to borrow which if we had stayed longer i'm sure we would have made use of.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2012

The 4 nights we spent in Kaikoura Cottages will remain as one of our more memorable stays during our 3-month holiday in New Zealand. These perfectly clean, self-contained units are serviced daily and provide every comfort. The managers were extremely helpful in sending back some of the belongings I had left. Kaikoura Cottages is definitely a good value for people on a long independent trip.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London
2 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2012

We stayed for 2 nights in February 2012 with a 1 year old and were extremely well looked after, being provided with both a cot and highchair. The unit was modern and very clean and had everything we needed. The units are very well laid out, providing lots of privacy and great views of the mountains. Overall, incredibly friendly and relaxed owners, and a spacious and very clean unit.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Kaikoura Cottage Motels

Address: Corner Old Beach Road | Mill Road and State Highway 1, Kaikoura, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Kaikoura
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 34 Specialty Lodging in Kaikoura
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 16
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