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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016 via mobile

Really enjoyed are one night stay, would have stayed longer but it was a bit of a last minute decision. We think it was a great find! Very comfortable, the laundry in the apartment and full kitchen is added bonus. Really liked the views - we were on the top floor.

Thank CJRenn
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016

Stayed in a two bedroom apartment (Apt 10) for a night and it was the right choice! Apartment was clean and comfortable with a balcony. There were two bathrooms, which was great for four people and a washing machine and dryer with laundry powder. It's also just a short walk to town!

Thank Elaine K
Te Anau, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016 via mobile

We had booked a 2 bedroom for one night. Apartment was huge with all the amenities and services. They had free wifi and 50 sky channels. Room and a balcony overlooking the sea. Apartment had all the cooking facility and even had washing machine and dryer. Apartment had public spa bath which we enjoyed very much. Will definitely stay here... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2016

We stayed at the apartments twice, both apartments identical, first time on the top floor, which had a fabulous view along the waterfront, the second time on the first floor and view was a bit blocked by buildings in front, the apartments were well fitted out with nice furniture and the kitchen excellent. Spotlessly clean. We would book there again... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2016 via mobile

We spent 2 nights in apartment 10 at the Waves and were really happy with our stay. The apartments are just across the road from the beach and the views from the balcony are beautiful. The apartment is spacious, comfortable and really well equipped with everything you might need. The location is excellent - 5 minutes walk to the main... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2016

We would thoroughly recommend the apartments. We had a top floor two bedroom apartment with a sea view view that was partly obstructed by some trees! Very well equpiped and it was easy to get to all the attractions in Kaikoura.

Thank Travelling_Col
Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2016

We were only there one night but for a longer stay this would be perfect. The people are friendly, every apartment has a water view, and you can walk both to town (short) and to the seal colony (longer). Full kitchen. Arranging the stay and checking in were both easy and convenient. Parking is provided. Two full bedrooms plus extra... More 

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Århus, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2016

We stayed in this lovely new and large apartment situated just next to the sea in Kaikoura. We stayed in an apartment for 5 people which had two large bedrooms, two bathrooms and an extra bed in the living room, a large kitchen and living room and view to the sea from the terrace. The facilities were great with free... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2016

Spacious, clean apartment very near to the center of downtown Kaikoura. (But not close enough to be bothered by the noise and traffic.) Two bedrooms, two bathrooms, kitchen, living room, outdoor balcony overlooking the Pacific. Reasonable prices. You can't go wrong. Although our correspondence with the property suggested there was no staff on site, there was, in fact, a very... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2016

We fell for Kaikoura and area on our first trip, but staying at Apartments Kaikoura made the trip perfect the second time. We had a 2 bedroom apartment on the 2nd floor, with a good balcony and nice view. The apartment was well furnished and although we had a problem getting the laundry machine going, it was quickly resolved by... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service

Additional Information about Kaikoura Apartments

Address: 78 The Esplanade, Kaikoura 7301, New Zealand (Formerly Waves on the Esplanade Kaikoura)
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Kaikoura
Price Range: $185 - $247 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Kaikoura Apartments 5*
Number of rooms: 11
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Also Known As:
Waves On The Esplanade Kaikoura Hotel Kaikoura
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Kaikoura
#2 Luxury Hotel in Kaikoura
#3 Romantic Hotel in Kaikoura
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