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“Came in from the cold to a lovely fireplace ...”
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The Fairways
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Reviewed April 25, 2014

...and the apartment was just as welcoming. It is modern, light with lots of big open windows and the heating worked perfectly.

We stayed in the 2 bedroom apartments and the layout was friendly, the bathrooms functionally elegant. It is the type of place you look forward to coming back to and although we stayed for just one night, we enjoyed the welcoming living area as the family huddled planned the next stage of our trip. There is time limited WIFI.

The Fairways is a little out of town, but this was not an issue for us at all. Kaikoura is a beautiful place with the dolphins as the main attraction.

The Fairways is perfect for small groups on a road trip that are looking for a high standard place with a modern touch.

  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed April 24, 2014

Very modern with a beautiful architecture . The apartment 2 is very spacious , comfortable and nicely decorated . A little hot because of the glass but with the air conditioner it was all right . The apartment has all the amenities we can imagine even a barbecue grill and laundry . Very quiet and calm with beautiful views . I recommend !

Room Tip: I think the studio is a little bit small even for a couple .
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Stayed: March 2014, traveled as a couple
Thank Liz B
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Reviewed April 13, 2014

This small complex of units is located on a golf course-hence the name. It is situated about 4 Km south if Kaikoura.
We were greeted at reception by lovely friendly staff who took us to the unit. Wow was our first impression.
Our one bed unit was huge with separate bedroom, bathroom & living/dining/kitchen area. Large TV in lounge & another in bedroom.
There is lots of glass so it was very light & airy. Could get warm with the sun on it but there was air conditioning so no problem. The kitchen had full sized facilities so you could have cooked a banquet! Complete with full laundry too.
There was a private terrace outside with BBQ & outdoor furniture.
Basic continental breakfast was available at $18.
This was such a luxurious place to stay. My only regret was our one night stay didn't give us sufficient time to enjoy it. Stay longer!!

Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 22, 2014

Passing through Kaikoura for only 1 night, we felt it was not worth taking an apartment but we were shown around our adjacent unit. Studios and en suite shower rooms are stylish, clean and modern but small and with little space for luggage. On the other hand, the adjacent (and inter-locking) apartments with full bathrooms are large and well equipped. Groups/families would be recommended to book an apartment and adjacent studio, especially if staying longer than a day or 2 and wanting to self cater. As our adjacent apartment was unoccupied, we were told we could use its outside space to sit out and enjoy sundown.

The property is located about 2-3 miles out of town with nice mountain views but no sea views (at least not from the lower numbered rooms). We were permitted a late check-out until after our successful early morning whale watching cruise had ended and then we enjoyed an excellent full breakfast at the nearby cafe a short distance up the road to town (The Cave) before driving on to Christchurch.

Room Tip: Studios adequate for 1-2 nights but apartments recommended for longer stays and self catering.
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  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank Roger V
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Bigfella10, Owner at The Fairways, responded to this reviewResponded August 6, 2014

Kia Ora
We are pleased that you had a pleasant stay with us here at The Fairways. The subdivision is an ongoing development which we enjoy being part of. The area, scenery & peacefulness from the hustle & bustle of the town is wonderful.

We endeavour to provide the top quality of service, cleanliness & equipped apartments & studios. You do have everything you require & more, as you pointed out.
We do have free wifi as you correctly pointed out, which is limited, however we are happy to provide another voucher if required. It's based on usage not time though.

Once again thank you for staying with us & for your review.

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Reviewed March 15, 2014

Stayed here on our way down the coast for our wedding anniversary and enjoyed having the beautiful kitchen to cook in and the lovely spa and fireplace to relax in. One of the larger places we have stayed in, will look at using other fairways apartments when we return to NZ with kids.

  • Stayed: March 2014
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Reviewed February 13, 2014

Booked into a studio room for 3 nights but immediately upgraded to an apartment (#5 recommended). For a small premium the apartment offers so much more, extremely well equipped, spacious and very comfortable. We enjoyed it so much we decided to stay an extra 3 nights and I would recommend doing this in the middle of a reasonably intensive driving holiday with frequent changes of location.
The couple who look after the property could not have been more helpful and this contributed to our enjoyment. The only downside is that it is a little out of Kaikoura but the upside is that it is very peaceful with a pleasant 18 hole golf course a short par 4 away!

  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 30, 2014 via mobile

The unit we had was beautifully appointed, this seems to be just about the best accomodation in Kaikoura - clean, modern, with a good range of amenities, and beautiful spaces. For those expecting 5 star hotel attention or b&b personalised hospitality, you may be disappointed. The place felt like a serviced apartment, which suited our needs. One minor letdown was that one of our hosts was less than hospitable whenever inconvenienced in any way, though generally our other hosts were friendly enough.

Stayed: December 2013
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Additional Information about The Fairways

Address: 1 Kersage Dr | Ocean Ridge, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Kaikoura
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 36 Specialty Lodging in Kaikoura
Price Range: $115 - $213 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Fairways 3.5*
Number of rooms: 24
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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