Fairways is a modern apartment complex adjacent to a golf course a few miles out of Kaikoura. I'm not quite sure how it is owned and managed - I may be wrong but it seems to be like a kind of timeshare where the individual apartments are let out when not wanted by their owners. Anyway, we had been allocated a studio, which is basically a bedroom which could be part of a larger apartment but can be let out on its own. It had a double bed, fridge, desk, en-suite shower room, but it was all rather cramped. The entrance was via a sliding glass patio door, and the only other window was in the bathroom. The room was not air-conditioned, and it got rather airless and stuffy unless you left the sliding door open.
We'd been expecting to have more of an apartment style room with BBQ etc., but these are attached to the larger non-studio apartments. When we asked we were allowed to use the BBQ of a neighbouring unoccupied apartment, but the lack of outdoor furniture meant we had to eat at the small writing desk in the bedroom.
There is WiFi available, but we'd have had to pay extra for it, so didn't use it. I'm sorry but I think it's unacceptable for hotels etc. to charge for Internet access these days - it's like putting a meter on the hot water tap. I'm sure they would make more out of it by just factoring the cost into the room rate.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Modern 1 and 2 bedroom apartments and studios offering luxurious fully self contained accommodation for travelers looking for some quality and friendly service that will your make to trip to Kaikoura a memorable one. Located just 3 km south of Kaikoura within Ocean Ridge between the Kaikoura Golf course and the Kaikoura winery. Your hosts are Graham and Robyn Lamond who live on site. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Fairways Hotel Kaikoura
- Fairways Motel Kaikoura