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Certificate of Excellence


Certificate of Excellence
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The Factory offers luxury accommodation in an historic building on the beachfront at Hapuku. Here, you can relax in peace and privacy with views of the ocean on one side and stunning snow-capped mountains on the other. Hapuku is less than 10 minutes drive from Kaikoura which is famous for its amazing marine wildlife. The Factory offers exclusive use of the guest wing and is perfect for couples, families or small groups of friends.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast Available
Hot Tub
Laundry Service
Non-smoking hotel
Public Wifi
Self-Serve Laundry
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Refrigerator in room
Non-smoking rooms
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Three great nights at the Factory hosted by Skip and Sean during our visit to Kaikoura. Quiet, in the country, luxurious and with scrumptious breakfasts, a perfect stay to enjoy visiting Kaikoura. Big beach next to the entirely renovated old dairy factory, mountain views and
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Response from Seangregory12, Owner at The Factory
Responded 4 days ago
Thank you Jacques for your kind words, we are glad you enjoyed your stay and hope the rest of your holiday went well. All the best for the future Sean and Skip
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I recently stayed at the Factory with my family of three. Our hosts Skip and Sean welcomed us in to their 'little piece of paradise' like long lost friends. Their hospitality, beautifully furnished apartment, and the best breaky ever, made our time in Kaikoura definitely worth
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Response from Seangregory12, Owner at The Factory
Responded 3 weeks ago
Thanks Bronny, we enjoyed having you and your family stay, and was great you got to see the Dolphins. Look forward to your next stay!
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Post-earthquake Kaikoura is a stunning place to visit. The Factory is a stunning place to stay; uniquely tranquil and majestic at the same time. The new hosts (Sean and Skip) were very welcoming and The Factory is well appointed (great beds!). The beach is a short stroll away
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Response from Seangregory12, Owner at The Factory
Responded Jan 23, 2019
Thank you Brett for your kind review, we thoroughly enjoyed having you and your wonderful family stay. Best of luck with your future vineyard adventures, Sean & Skip
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A gorgeous stay just outside of Kaikoura township itself, across the road from an amazing rocky beach, with views of the mountain ranges out the back. This is an amazing spot to really unwind for a couple of days. Only a few minutes into the Kaikoura township to explore or for
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Response from Janet B, Owner at The Factory
Responded Jan 20, 2019
Thank you so much for your kind words. Yes, you were our very last guests. We know that The Factory is in very capable hands with Skip and Sean, who will continue to provide a high level of service in this beautiful location.
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I’m two months late writing this review but the reason I was prompted to do it was because my son was again reminiscing about The Factory. He was pretty much glued to the tree-house, the zip-line and any train passing by. My wife and I remember the outstanding and luxury
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Response from Janet B, Owner at The Factory
Responded Jan 20, 2019
I remember your bright spark of a son. Thank you for taking the time down the track to write a review. And such kind words. We have moved back to Sydney to be closer to grandchildren and have handed the reins onto Skip and Sean who will continue running The Factory in a very capable manner. Cheers Paul
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View from the beach.
Fresh lavender - both flowers and in the handwash and moisturiser - luscious
There are 2 cats in the main house. They are not allowed anywhere near the guest wing and they know it. We have done that just for anybody with allergies. We have had lots stay who have been allergic to cats and we haven't had a problem yet. Cheers Paul
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"Choose how long you'd like to stay...than add a day!"
"You have a choice of three when you book this accommodation (all three) great if you have friends or children with you"
"one suite only"
"All 3 rooms a beautiful"
"This is a wonderfully restore cheese factory!"
$325 - $372 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
the factory hotel kaikoura
New ZealandSouth IslandCanterbury RegionKaikoura
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