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Farnborough, United Kingdom
Reviewed January 31, 2017

Having arrived late from Picton due to detour, we found a note on reception door giving full details of how to get to our studio room. We found the room clean and tidy with milk in the fridge, coffee and tea etc. The room had a very comfortable bed with table and chair and small kitchenette with microwave and toaster....

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TheFairwaysKaikoura, Manager at The Fairways, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, we do appreciate the feedback. The studios are good for a 1 night stay when all you need is a bed and the basics; priced to suit. All the best with future travels and hope we may be able to host you again in the future; Ka Kite Ano, Ross and Jen.

Birmingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed January 15, 2017 via mobile

Fantastic luxury self contained accommodation on the coast with a 105 year old golf course next door. Ross was an absolute gem and couldn't be more helpful with great advice and recommendations. He even provided golf clubs! Fantastic value, we stayed an extra day as the location was so peaceful with great views. Loved it!

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TheFairwaysKaikoura, Manager at The Fairways, responded to this review

Hi Jim, really appreciate you taking the time to provide such positive feedback. Hope you will be able to stay with us again in the future. Safe travels. Ross and Jen.

Reviewed January 6, 2017 via mobile

When I first entered the area I was shell shocked because I thought it is a Motel of some sort. However, this beautiful haven is situated just outside the main town of Kaikoura. Extremely clean and well maintained private apartments, its luxurious and well equipped. Its been a year however, the people at the reception were extremely hospitable. Suggestion :...

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TheFairwaysKaikoura, Manager at The Fairways, responded to this review

Hello Chaitanya, thank you so much for taking the time to review your stay, much appreciated. Unfortunately the Cellar View has closed its doors post the earthquake and is one of the casualties that will require a major effort to reopen. The owners at that time have now moved on. All the best. Ross and Jen

Beijing
Reviewed December 28, 2016 via mobile

Based just 3 minutes outside of town the apartments are new and very well appointed. With a large lounge area, a well equipped kitchen, comfortable bedroom and a luxury bathroom with spa bath and shower these apartments are a home from home. We had booked a studio and the (very helpful) manager recommended we upgrade for a further 20 NZD,...

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TheFairwaysKaikoura, Manager at The Fairways, responded to this review

On behalf of Jen and I and the Fairways Team, thank you for taking the time to write this review, much appreciated. We wish you well and look forward to the possibility of hosting you again in the future. Wishing you good health and prosperity for 2017. Ross and Jen

Hong Kong, China
Reviewed December 25, 2016 via mobile

We stayed 2 nights as Kaikoura roads just reopened. The place is perfectly clean and really modern and comfortable. It is really quiet and perfect for a good sleep. It is a 3' walk to the beach to enjoy a perfect sunrise or sunset. The roads opening have been complex so we were really tired after a 6 hours 1/2...

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
Reviewed December 19, 2016

Very scenic location. Not far from the centre of activities. We had two apartmetns - two room and one room. Fully self contained , modern and well furnished. We reached late in the evening but the hosts ensured that we had a smooth check in. As it was quite chilly, they had also kept the fireplace of our apartment on...

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TheFairwaysKaikoura, Manager at The Fairways, responded to this review

Dear Guest (vsa2605), Thank you for taking the time to write a review, both Jen and I appreciate it. We wish you all the very best for the future and thank you for staying with us at The Fairways. Regards Ross

New Zealand
Reviewed November 9, 2016

We had one night in this hotel. Studio is small but big bathroom with awesome shower.Apartments looks amazing so for longer stay opt out for them rather then studio. Most comfortable and super huge bed ever!

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TheFairwaysKaikoura, Manager at The Fairways, responded to this review

Thanks Irene, really appreciate your review. Totally agree with the studio comment. We encourage our wholesalers and direct guests to choose the 1 and 2 bedroom apartments as they are our 5 star and primary product. They offer so much more and anyone staying more than 1 night is encouraged to consider that option. The 4 star studios are great...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed September 29, 2016

Very comfortable apartment next to the golf course. Fully self contained, modern and ideally furnished. Only stayed the one night so didn't have time to use the BBQ Very scenic location, only 5 minutes to the supermarket. Will stay here again on our next trip to the South Island.

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TheFairwaysKaikoura, Manager at The Fairways, responded to this review

Greetings, Thank you for taking the time to write your review, it is appreciated. We look forward to being able to host you again when next in the South Island. Kind Regards, Ross and Jen

Reviewed September 20, 2016 via mobile

Stayed here for 2 nights recently on our honeymoon. We got a free upgrade and our 1 bedroom apartment was spacious yet cosy (especially with the fireplace going). Kitchen was well stocked with utensils and there were 3 different types of wines glasses. The spa bath was a nice way to relax after a long walk around the Kaikoura peninsula....

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TheFairwaysKaikoura, Manager at The Fairways, responded to this review

Hi Sophie, Thank you very much for your honest review. Was an absolute pleasure hosting you and we hope to have you back again in the future. Regards, Ross and Jenny

Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed September 18, 2016

We had the pleasure of staying here for 3 nights this month with a group of family members. The apartments were beautiful, with breathtaking views of the snow capped mountain range! Our 2 bedroom apt was nice and spacious and had everything we needed to kick back and relax. You can either self cater or you do have the option...

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TheFairwaysKaikoura, Manager at The Fairways, responded to this review

Hi Vicky thank you very much for your review. Was a pleasure to have you stay with us, look forward to hosting you again in the near future. Regards, Ross & Jenny

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
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  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Modern 1 and 2 bedroom apartments and studios offering luxurious fully self contained accommodation for travelers looking for some quality and friendly service that will your make to trip to Kaikoura a memorable one. Located just 3 km south of Kaikoura within Ocean Ridge between the Kaikoura Golf course and the Kaikoura winery. Your hosts are Graham and Robyn Lamond who live on site. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Fairways

Address: 1 Kersage Dr | Ocean Ridge, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Kaikoura
Price Range: $114 - $204 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The Fairways 5*
Number of rooms: 24
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See which rooms travelers prefer

“All the apartments would be ideal, all ground level - no under cover parking as its a villa style complex”
 of 5 bubbles phantomhq, Sep 29, 2016 | Read review
“Rooms with a view”
 of 5 bubbles colt295, Aug 21, 2016 | Read review
“Whales watch was the best part of our visit. Got to see a few whales, albatrosses, seals and Dolphins. Cannot recommend enough”
 of 5 bubbles dakism, Aug 3, 2016 | Read review
“Rooms a little further back have more privacy, we were in room No1 had to keep the drapes closed but not a problem”
 of 5 bubbles lawrenceh50, Jun 26, 2016 | Read review
“We were in Unit 2 which was wonderful, I think there would not be much difference given the design.”
 of 5 bubbles 751stephenj, Jun 26, 2016 | Read review
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