We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Dylans Country Cottages

Save
Share
268 Postmans Road, Kaikoura 7371 New Zealand
Expedia.com
Hotels.com
eDreams
Travelocity
Orbitz.com
Priceline
View all 12 deals
Prices above are provided by partners for one room, with variable occupancy rules as provided by the property, and do not include all taxes and fees. Please see our partners for full details.
Traveler (79)
Room & Suite (43)
Dining (3)

About

#10 of 43 Specialty lodging in Kaikoura
Location
Cleanliness
Service
Value
Dylans Country Cottages are approximately 7 kms from the Kaikoura township, 2.5 kms from SH1 on the edge of the dairy flats. You are surrounded by the peace of the countryside with views to both the mountains and the ocean. Your own private, self contained cottage set amidst the extensive flower and display gardens of Lavendyl . The cottages each has it's own private balcony, accessed from the bedroom, with views over the gardens to Mt Fyffe. Many of the internal features are handcrafted from Macrocarpa grown one the farm. French Doors open from the lounge to the garden, bringing the indoor/outdoor experience New Zealand is famous for. There is a selection of books to read and guests are invited to take away an unfinished tale at a nominal cost or in exchange for another. We also provide a small selection of card and board games in the cottage and guests may also borrow from our games library. Our friendly sheep like to be hand fed and petted.
Read more
Full view
Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Free breakfast
Babysitting
Non-smoking hotel
Laundry service
Room features
Kitchenette
Microwave
Refrigerator
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Good to know
HOTEL CLASS
HOTEL STYLE
Charming
121Reviews1Q+A14Room tips
Traveler rating
  • 101
  • 13
  • 2
  • 3
  • 2
Time of year
Traveler type
Language
  • More
Selected filters
  • Filter
  • English
Popular mentions
Cruising the Countryside wrote a review Feb 2021
1 contribution
We paid top dollar for what we thought was going to be a lovely weekend....we were so disappointed! The website is very misleading! It was dirty, the kitchen cupboards smelt old and damp, the wee cooker was grotty. The bathroom you have to squeeze past a hand basin and part of the shower door to get in The dust and mank behind the head board to get the bed side lamps to work...we didn't even try. The duvet hadn't been washed in a long long time... Little things like new dish brush, new linen/robes or just give it a real good clean will help!
Read more
Date of stay: February 2021
Value
Cleanliness
Service
Helpful
Share
HPGoh wrote a review Dec 2019
5 contributions1 helpful vote
Rustic cottage amdist beautiful lavender gardens in a quiet and peaceful location, yet a mere 10min drive to the town centre. Host Myra delivers delicious freshly baked bread every morning, and you should not miss her honey lavender ice cream! The Irish pub at Donegal House offers a good dining option if you do not wish to drive to town. Highly recommended!
Read more
Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Traveled with family
Helpful
Share
Ellen H wrote a review Nov 2017
Christchurch, New Zealand10 contributions5 helpful votes
We stayed for one night over Labour Weekend, we wanted a relaxing escape from our busy life in Christchurch. Staying in Kowhai Cottage on Lavendyl Lavender Farm ticked every box. The farm is in a great location, just a short drive from the town, but far enough away for pure peace and tranquillity. The cottage was very clean and homely, as we had made the trip to escape and relax we spend the evening in. We enjoyed a glass of bubbles on the balcony whilst watching the sunset. We loved the range of lavender products to try and the spa bath was very relaxing. We made use of the bbq which topped off a very chilled evening. The next morning, after a very peaceful sleep, we had freshly baked bread and eggs, and gave the lavender tea a try. This place really is more than just a bed to rest your head :-)
Read more
Date of stay: October 2017
Rooms
Service
Sleep Quality
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Helpful
Share
CookMeSomeEggs wrote a review Dec 2016
Blenheim, New Zealand29 contributions4 helpful votes
Was actually shouted a night here with the missus for doing some stuff for the bros. Ended up staying an extra night! Cheeky fullas must've known we were gonna stay cause they paid for 2 nights!!! Hey guys if it's lavender season, and you think your gonna get lucky with the missus, forget it... There's that much lavender smell around the place you'll be out for the count as soon as you hit that pillow! And if course with lavender, there's bees... and lots of bees! So don't go walking through the farm armed with a fly swat like the idiots next door to us!
Read more
Date of stay: October 2016Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Helpful
Share
Marieke L wrote a review Apr 2016
Copenhagen, Denmark16 contributions8 helpful votes
We hoped for more and it sounded very romantic to be on a lavender farm outside Kaikoura. The farm itself is nice so the setting is lovely. However, the cottage was not, it was really cold, dark and it was not clean. The little garden and the bathtub were not inviting, just faded and not well maintained. The price is unreasonable for that quality!
Read more
Date of stay: September 2015Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Helpful
Share
Responded Sep 23, 2016
You stayed in September when we had been operating the business for less than a month. What a shame you didn't pass on your comments at the time as we would have welcomed them. Aspects of the accommodation had been neglected and since you stayed we have done a significant amount of work around that cottage. Trees have been felled and pruned around the cottage to allow in more light. The garden has had significant work with updated screening, new planting and the craft-room walls, which border the garden, have been painted to brighten it up. The bath is being re-enamelled and a new cover will be made for it. The upstairs balcony has been completely replaced. We plan to replace the bathroom and kitchen at a suitable point. All of this has to be done while retaining the unique character of the cottage. New management photos will be posted soon and I would welcome your view on the cottage as it is now.
Read more
Previous
PRICE RANGE
$107 - $168 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
New ZealandSouth IslandCanterbury RegionKaikoura
NUMBER OF ROOMS
2
Is This Your Tripadvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Frequently Asked Questions about Dylans Country Cottages
Which popular attractions are close to Dylans Country Cottages?
Nearby attractions include Kaikoura Peninsula Walkway (3.9 miles), Ohau Point Seal Colony (4.2 miles), and Kaikoura Museum (3.9 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Dylans Country Cottages?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Dylans Country Cottages?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Dylans Country Cottages?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Dylans Country Cottages?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Old Kaikoura Winery, Black Rabbit Pizza, and Zephyr Restaurant.
Are there any historical sites close to Dylans Country Cottages?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Fyffe House (5.4 miles).