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Kenilworth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016

Great view from the front bedrooms, super breakfast, hot tub was very enjoyable and the complimentary wine/beer was a bonus. Only issue was the noisy night traffic. But overall a great B & B and very handy for the Whale watching.

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NikauLodge, Owner at Nikau Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks very much, we are happy you enjoyed Nikau Lodge. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2016

We enjoyed 2 nights in the Whale room in March and had a great time. The room was large with a gorgeous view and super comfortable bed. The breakfast was plentiful (although we missed the first one because we went on the early morning Whale watch trip), and there is even complimentary beer and wine for guests to enjoy. We... More 

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Thank Samantha B
NikauLodge, Owner at Nikau Lodge, responded to this review

We are very happy you enjoyed our hot tub and that fabulous big bed in the Whale room. Thank you very much for your review. More 

Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2016

A wonderful welcome to this small 6 room B&B with the best breakfast of a whole month trip. The view is stupendous over the pacific. Rooms comfortable, welcoming hosts, can walk into town. Only minimal drawback is occasional heavy artic on the hill nearby (this is the main N-S route of South Island......but in NZ that's less busy than a... More 

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Thank Norman D
NikauLodge, Owner at Nikau Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks so much. Best breakfast... we do love cooking. More 

Elgin, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2016

We stayed for two nights. Breakfast was very good and the hosts were friendly and helpful. They were even kind enough to drive us to the start of the Kaikoura Peninsula Walkway in South Bay. The walls are quite thin and we could hear guests in the next room using the toilet and the decor is a bit dated, which... More 

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Thank Brian S
NikauLodge, Owner at Nikau Lodge, responded to this review

We are very happy you enjoyed our views and our central location. We like our decor to match the style of our house and redecorate every off season. More 

Brisbane, Australia
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29 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2016

We were blown away by this lovely little Bed and Breakfast and in particular with the view from the Whale Room and with the warm welcome by Quentin when we arrived late in the afternoon after a long day of flying from Brisbane then driving up the coast to Kaikoura. He organised for a local restaurant to pick us up... More 

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Thank Heather H
NikauLodge, Owner at Nikau Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your fantastic review and high recommendations! More 

London, United Kingdom
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20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2016

We stayed for two nights during which we did a whale watching trip. The whale watch centre is around a 15 minute walk away. Breakfast was very good and the hosts were friendly. The walls are quite thin and we could hear guests in the next room using the toilet. On the plus side the hosts provide free wine and... More 

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Thank Snapper440
NikauLodge, Owner at Nikau Lodge, responded to this review

We are happy you found Nikau Lodge a convenient location. Most of our guests really enjoy being able to walk into town and to Whale Watch or Dolphin Encounter. More 

Worcestershire, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2016

We stayed here for one night in order to go whale watching but our trip was cancelled due to bad weather. Our room was fine, the bed was comfortable and the breakfast was excellent. Centre of town for restaurants etc is just down hill past the church by a walkway. We have a Border Terrier called Jack so it was... More 

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NikauLodge, Owner at Nikau Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks very much for your review. We are glad you enjoyed Jack's "songs". More 

Horsham, United Kingdom
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29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

We arrived well after check in time due to error by travel agent. All local restaurants closed. They found us food & drink which they need not have done. View from bedroom window next morning was amazing. Breakfasts excellent. Free mini bar as well.

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Thank BazzerWestSussex
NikauLodge, Owner at Nikau Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your review. We could not have our guests going hungry (its not the kiwi way) and were happy to provide a sandwich. More 

Sydney, Australia
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8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2016

Love it, very accommodating, friendly hosts both Quentin and Jane. Nothing like good rivalry with Kiwis against the Aussies and of course what comes up is the Rugby. Great place to stay, central, and such a lovely touch.

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Thank janelle_rob
NikauLodge, Owner at Nikau Lodge, responded to this review

We just love that Kiwi / Aussi banter. All in good fun of course, we just love our neighbours! Glad you enjoyed your stay and thanks a lot for the review. More 

Plymouth, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2016 via mobile

Arrived a little late due to incident on the road. Excellent hosts and a very well appointed room. Breakfast in the morning was very good and they do what I think is best in a b&b is sit everyone on a long ta Le which encourages conversation. Short walk downhill for dinner.

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Thank bunjinan
NikauLodge, Owner at Nikau Lodge, responded to this review

As you found everybody sitting around our breakfast table can be lots of fun. For any shy guests we also offer breakfast in their room. Thank you so much for your review. More 

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Breakfast
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Situated 10 minutes walk from Kaikoura's main town centre, Nikau Lodge has magnificent views of the Kaikoura Mountain Range and the Ocean. Come relax in the lounge, unwind in the garden or just come for a good nights rest. Continental and Full Cooked Breakfast using fresh local produce is served to you in the morning. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Nikau Lodge

Address: 53 Deal Street | close to State Hwy 1, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Kaikoura
Price Range: $184 - $203 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Nikau Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 5
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