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The Fairways
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Reviewed August 21, 2008

The Fairways is a few minutes outside Kaikoura and you'll need a car to get around but if you don't mind not having a sea view (the mountain views are glorious) then this is perfect for you.

The accommodation is brand new and stylish. We opted for a one bedroom apartment as we wanted to stay for three nights and have the flexibility of cooking for ourselves.

Contacting the Fairways directly meant I managed to negogiate a really good Winter rate.

Everything is first class, good finishes and fixtures with lovely wooden floors. The gas log fire is a god send in winter and I would imagine in summer, the great design of the apartments (lots of patio doors and decks) mean it's a nice place to chill with a bottle of wine. It's also got a proper kitchen with oven and hob (not just microwave) and the layout means it's private, quiet and you're not disturbed by other guests.

We had a look round some of the other places within this price bracket and this is miles better. Even the apartments on the waterfront who are charging over $200 a night are looking pretty dated now.

This is the place to stay in Kaikoura.

  • Stayed: August 2008, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 26, 2008

This place is just couple miles outside the town of Kaikoura. It's a brand new motel extremely clean in a beautiful environment. We stayed in a nice studio unit but when I looked at the bedroom unit, it was much bigger with more luxury. The couple managing the place were extremely nice and very helpful and did everything so we can enjoy our stay. I will definitely go back and stay there if I have a chance and would recommended it to anyone.

  • Stayed: March 2008, traveled with family
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Reviewed May 18, 2008

We stayed for 2 nights in a 1 bedroom apartment. It is a brand new apartment and was very comfortable. We had a washer and dryer inside our unit and could catch up on our laundry which was very convenient. This was so much nicer than staying at a Motel or Hotel. We had more privacy and we were able to prepare a couple of meals in the modern kitchen The location, as you might have guessed by the name is right next to a golf course. Downtown Kaikoura is just a few minutes away by car. The Managers, Sarah & Stephan were very cordial.
The Sudio unit is quite small but the 1 bedroom worked out great for the 2 of us and if you have 4 people, the studio room is unlocked and becomes part of the apartment. I wouldn't hesitate to stay at this lovely place again if we were to return to New Zealand.

Stayed: April 2008
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Reviewed March 26, 2008

The motel just opened in December 2007. Nice surrounding area (inside golf course). We stayed in studio unit, which is part of two bedroom apartment.
The location is close to the main shopping area, and the beach. Got LCD tv, nice king size bed.
Overall, high quality furniture, highly recommended. We'll go back again.

  • Stayed: March 2008, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 21, 2017
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  • Stayed: May 2017, traveled as a couple
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