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Bay-view Homestay Kaikoura

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Braintree, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2016

We received a very warm welcome from Janet and her mum Margaret (despite the fact we had made them late for their dinner, as it had taken us ages to drive from Oamaru!). Margaret is a lovely lady, 86 years old, who does all her own gardening - a garden we can only dream about, it is so lovely! Bayview... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2016

Margaret & Nicky provided a wonderful welcome, great amenities, a beautiful garden and amazing breakfasts! All rooms have doors to the outside. There is a lounge and kitchen area for the use of guests. Also the use of a washing machine. Bay View is situated on the Peninsula and was a nice quiet place. Minimal street lights made it a... More 

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Warwick, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2016

Really enjoyed this home from home. Margaret is lovely. By the end of our very enjoyable stay, we felt like we were saying goodby to a good friend. We were very well looked after, from the yummy welcome banana cake to the lovely wood burner on a chilly evening, to the scrumptious breakfast with home made toasted bread. We will... More 

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2016

We spend a wonderful night at the BB. Our hosts where great, we had a very confortable and quiet room. Enjoyed also the guests lounge, with home made biscuits and fire in the chimney. Delicious home made breakfast. Thank you !

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Kalmar County, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2016

Wonderful in all matters! Warm welcome, the hospitality, the room, the beds, the breakfast, the surrondings. A perfect B&B stay if you are in the neithborhood of Geraldine. We for sure will recommend this to travellers in NZ. And Margreth, you just love her and she loves her guests.

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

Usually I'm don't use surperlastives to describe anything but can't think how else I could sum up the excellence of Bay-View Homestay and our host Margaret (85 years old). She provided a lovely home away from home, comfy ensure bedroom with use of a fully equipped kitchen and a sitting room with TV, Internet, videos, etc etc etc - everything... More 

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Melbourne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

Recently my wife and I spent 2 very relaxing nights at Bayview. We have extensively used B&B's in Australia, U.K. And Ireland. Bayview was our first experience in NZ. We arrived inKiakoura without a booking so used the information centre for assistance. They gave us several within our price range, Bayview being one of them Ideally, we wanted something close... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 via mobile

Good little basic lodge comfortable and warm right across the road from the water good friendly family area. 5 minute drive up to the shops. Stunning view right out the front door plenty of room for kids and lots of kids movies and dvds to keep them busy if need be.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 via mobile

Stayed one night during Easter weekend. Lovely breakfast, went to Easter Sunday service in the little chapel down the road, was really memorable.was a shame we arrived late at night didn't have time to enjoy the view from the deck. Next time we will make sure come n stay for 2 nights!

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

We stayed in Bay View in Kaikoura for just one night in March 2015, arriving in the late afternoon. The house is located on the top of the peninsula overlooking the town, and is surrounded by a beautiful garden full of flowers. The owner Margaret met us and immediately made us feel very welcome, supplying tea and cakes immediately we... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Margaret Woodill is the classic Kiwi grandmother and thinks nothing of getting up at 5.30 am to cook a full breakfast including homemade bread before your whale watching or dolphin swimming trip in Kaikoura, New Zealand. She’s lived in her Kaikoura peninsula home with its sweeping views of sea and mountains since 1934. She began taking in passing travellers over 20 years ago, just before the whales and dolphins turned the township into a tourist Mecca. When her four children left home, opening a bed and breakfast seemed a logical use for spare bedrooms and bathrooms. Since husband Bob’s death in 1999, Margaret says guests are her family and that’s why she calls it a HOMESTAY rather than a B&B. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Bay-view Homestay Kaikoura

Address: 296 Scarborough St., Kaikoura, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Kaikoura
Price Range: $59 - $66 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
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