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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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Free Parking
Public Wifi
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hot Tub
Laundry Service
Non-Smoking Hotel
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Breakfast Available
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Non-Smoking Rooms
Refrigerator in room
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Blenheim Airport57 mi
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Host Paul who was very welcoming gave us a brief tour of the factory. Wonderful blend of historic building, modern industrial decor, plus luxury bedding and linen. Wonderful private setting with mountain views and a stone throw from the beach. A cooler day so the...More

Thank Metronel
Response from Janet B, Owner at The FactoryResponded 2 days ago

Thank you so much for all your kind comments. Am so glad you got to see our resident Hector Dolphins. And thank you for choosing to stay at The Factory to celebrate your 50th birthday. Cheers Paul

Reviewed September 30, 2018 via mobile

We stayed here on a Saturday night - just for 1 night. The reception from Paul was amazing - very welcoming . We indulged immediately in a spa - complete with complimentary beer and chocolate. Then moved inside to relax with the occasional duck visiting...More

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Response from Janet B, Owner at The FactoryResponded October 2, 2018

I'm so glad you got to see the local Hector Dolphins. We are so lucky to have them here most mornings. Thank you so much for your kind comments. All the very best Paul

Reviewed August 20, 2018 via mobile

The natural beauty of The Factory location is absolutely breathtaking, just steps from a black pebble beach where we encountered a fur seal, with soaring snow-capped mountain peaks in the background and wide open skies above. The Factory itself is filled with its own architectural...More

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Response from Janet B, Owner at The FactoryResponded August 22, 2018

Thank you so much for taking the time to review The Factory. And such kind words. Funny how you said next time you will bring dinner and not go out, we have had couples and families do that for up to 3 days. They just...More

Reviewed August 13, 2018

Our family absolutely LOVED this place! Our only regret is we didn’t stay longer. The Factory really delivered on all three elements required to make an accommodation unforgettable. 1/ Location. The Factory is a mere ten-minute drive North of Kaikoura and its associated activities such...More

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Response from Janet B, Owner at The FactoryResponded August 14, 2018

Wow! Thank you so much for all your kind comments. Am just so sorry it was a bit rough and we never caught a fish. Maybe next time we could aim for a Salmon right out front of The Factory. Am so glad the kids...More

Reviewed August 12, 2018 via mobile

This place is everything they say and more it is absolutely beautiful, it’s clean, modern and has all amenities you could want! The owner is so accommodating and friendly I highly recommend this place to make beautiful memories with your family or for a couples...More

1  Thank cristyhill79
Response from Janet B, Owner at The FactoryResponded August 14, 2018

Thank you so much for your kind words. Hope you finally found the path to the beach so you could see our resident Hector Dolphins. Enjoy the rest of your holiday. Cheers Paul.

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Susie E
September 26, 2015|
Response from Janet B | Property representative |
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... More
Room Tips
"Choose how long you'd like to stay...than add a day!"
Aug 13, 2018
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"You have a choice of three when you book this accommodation (all three) great if you have friends or..."
Mar 14, 2018
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"one suite only"
Mar 21, 2017
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"All 3 rooms a beautiful"
Feb 20, 2017
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$315 - $344 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
the factory hotel kaikoura
New ZealandSouth IslandCanterbury RegionKaikoura
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