My adult daughter and I stayed here three nights while doing a self drive through New Zealand. I had originally booked for two nights in their one bedroom unit but decided to add an extra night in Kaikoura. When I couldn't add an extra night on my reservation via Booking.com, I changed to the spa/studio with beachfront view and am so glad we did!
There is really only ONE unit that has a full view of the ocean and that is the studio with spa beachfront-number 14. Because two of the days we were in Kaikoura were filled with overcast skies and wind at hurricane forces we were glad to have the unit with the view but not having to be outside to enjoy it.
The hotel staff is wonderful and very helpful.
The hotel is located towards the end of the area where the other hotels are so its about a 20 minute walk into town if you don't have a car. The hotel is actually across the road from the ocean divided by a two lane road that goes through town and the beach area is rocky,full of a lot of kelp and wood.
The hotel reminded me of a lot of the hotels from the 60/70's and appears to have been redone in the bathroom only with a jacuzzi tub and shower head.The usual price of the unit is supposedly $190 but the owner had reduced it to $170 when I made the reservation on booking.com. I feel it was a bit overpriced but the view out of the studio was gorgeous . The kitchenette area had a french press,water kettle,stove and fridge and was well appointed. Our unit had a full bed along with a twin bed;small sofa and coffee table with two chairs/table to eat off of. There was a bench to view the ocean outside of the unit along with a table set right on the side of the unit.
Kaikoura is a beautiful town-enjoy and be sure to do the Whale watch tour!
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