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The Factory

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

Not only is the accommodation first class (luxury fixtures/ fittings/ bedding), in an amazing setting (snow cap mountains on view from one side of the property and beach from the other), with amazing little luxuries (wood burner with plenty of fuel, huge blueray library, chocolates, home made lemonade, cheese platter, champagne and beer in the fridge and a gift when... More 

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Janet B, Owner at The Factory, responded to this review

Wow - thank you for this fabulous review - so good of you to take the time to do so. We really enjoying chatting with you guys and are so glad your little car got you safely back to the airport. See you next time! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016

We spent part of our honeymoon touring New Zealand and my favorite lodging during our stay was undoubtedly at The Factory. The cozy and delightfully eclectic interiors were the perfect antidote to the typical "hotel" setting, and as you can see in many of the reviews below, the attention to detail at The Factory is unmatched. A beautiful, locally sourced... More 

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Janet B, Owner at The Factory, responded to this review

Thank you so much for this lovely review and we are so glad to have helped make your honeymoon memorable. Hope the rest of your trip went well and all the best for the future. More 

Laguna Niguel, California
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53 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016

Janet and Paul made us feel so welcome for our recent one night stay. The accommodation is immaculate, with everything that you could need for your stay. We were just a couple, but there was plenty of room to accommodate a family. There is a separate gate for guests so that you are free to come and go without disturbing... More 

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Janet B, Owner at The Factory, responded to this review

Thank you for this lovely feedback on your stay at The Factory. We enjoyed meeting you both very much and wish you all the best. More 

Silverado, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016

It is really hard to overstate how remarkable a place this truly is. Personal, charming, eccentric, delightful, romantic, tranquil, fascinating, unforgettable, unique, stellar. We've stayed in some of the top-rated hotels and B&Bs on the planet. But it's frankly hard for me to come up with any that even close in on The Factory. (Note to Sofitel: I don't recall... More 

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Janet B, Owner at The Factory, responded to this review

Gosh! What a fabulous review - thank you so much! We are so grateful you have taken the time to tell people about us and how wonderful to hear we seem to have got things right. We hope the rest of your trip went well and hopefully you will be enjoying some lovely spring weather in your part of the... More 

Broomfield, Colorado
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2016

Our travel agents booked us into The Factory, so we didn't really know just how wonderful the experience would be. In short, after three trips to NZ and having stayed in upscale B&Bs all over the islands, we'd recommend The Factory without reservation as one of the top two or three lodgings we've seen. The owners are delightful hosts, the... More 

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Janet B, Owner at The Factory, responded to this review

Thank you! We are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us and we really appreciate your taking the time to tell others. All our very best for your future travels - we look forward to seeing some more of your amazing photos. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2016 via mobile

We stayed in the Factory for 3 nights as a family of 5 in late March. We arrived early but were warmly welcomed by the hosts Paul and Janet. The accommodation was funky, comfortable and great for our family with plenty of space for the kids to play. The location is a few minutes walk to the beach were the... More 

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Janet B, Owner at The Factory, responded to this review

Thank you so much for letting other families know of your experience with us. We loved meeting you all and hope the rest of your stay goes well. Please thank your lovely daughter for all her art work - I have all the gorgeous shells arranged by the spa for others to enjoy! More 

Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2016 via mobile

The factory is a fantastic bed and breakfast! We stayed for 2 nights with our 3 kids. It is located close to the sea, in a quiet area. It is nicely decorated, clean and spacious. The kids loved playing outside. We had an amazing breakfast with ingredients from the garden. A great start of our holiday!

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Janet B, Owner at The Factory, responded to this review

It's very kind of you to take the time and review The Factory for us - it is much appreciated and we are so glad you enjoyed your time here. We wish you all the best for the rest of your trip. More 

Boston MA
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72 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2016

We feel so fortunate to have spent 2 nights staying at The Factory. It is about 10 minutes outside of Kaikoura in a very cool renovated dairy factory. Country meets industrial-chic. The apartment is fantastic in so many ways. The bed was comfortable (we were 1 couple and only used 1 of the 3 bedrooms) and the living area was... More 

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Janet B, Owner at The Factory, responded to this review

How kind of you to write this lovely review for us! We are really glad you enjoyed your stay with us and hope the rest of your holiday went well. Many thanks. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2016

My family and I stayed at The Factory a few weeks ago and had such a lovely time. The space is uniquely their own, with meticulously made beds, fresh roses daily, fruit and freshly home made pastries upon arrival. Having been previously converted from an old dairy factory, the space is delightfully eccentric and perfectly prepped for visitors. From a... More 

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Janet B, Owner at The Factory, responded to this review

Thank you so much for letting others know of your experience here with us at The Factory. We loved having your family stay with us and we missed having the children around when you left. Hope the rest of your trip went well. Tell the children that Poppy is laying eggs again finally! More 

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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2016 via mobile

We absolutely loved The Factory. Paul and Janet are charming and delightful hosts and they have pulled together an absolutely incredible luxury experience. All the rooms are great and we adored the evening hot tubs. Paul makes the best flat whites on the South Island - period. And their breakfasts!!! Multi-course savory deliciousness with fresh herbs and homemade muesli, yogurt,... More 

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Janet B, Owner at The Factory, responded to this review

Thank you so much - glad you had a great time with us. It's such a privilege to see those amazing stars at night and happy that you enjoyed the hot tub after your dolphin swim. Maybe see you next time! More 

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Amenities

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  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
GreenLeadersPlatinum level
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
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  • Hot Tub
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Factory

Address: 5 Hapuku Road, Kaikoura 7371, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Kaikoura
Price Range: $289 - $349 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The Factory 5*
Number of rooms: 3
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