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Waters Edge Bed and Breakfast
Ranked #25 of 32 Kaikoura B&B and Inns
Reviewed March 20, 2012

We only stayed one night in Kaikoura, but Water's Edge was perfect for us. The location is ideal, right by the water at the edge of town, quiet spot, but an easy walk into town. The view is spectacular, mountains, sea, the wharf, right outside your door. The room includes a huge lounge and a lovely deck, so lots of space to spread out. The DIY breakfast of toast, cereal, juice, fruit, coffee, tea, etc. suited us perfectly to have before we headed off to our whale watching trip. The Green Dolphin restaurant right across the road was excellent for dinner.

  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 25, 2012

Watersedge is located just outside the town centre of Kaikoura - 3 or 4 min drive, 15 min walk. Beautiful view over the bay and excellent hospitality. Breakfast was ok, toast, yogurt, muesli and some tinned fruit. Bed was rather soft. Room was great size and there is also a private lounge to relax in, although much better to be outside enjoying the scenery! If you stay here, definitely try out the Green Dolphin restaurant, just a couple of minutes walk away. Am still dreaming of the seafood pasta - to die for

  • Stayed: February 2012
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Thank ChezNoi
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Reviewed January 30, 2012

Marilyn and Keith have hived off half their house to create a self contained apartment right on the water. There is a microwave, kettle and toaster but no real cooking facilities if that is your interest. Breakfast is a basic continental offering: bread, cereal, juice, coffee, tea. However for dinner you are right across the street from one of the best restaurants in town: The Green Dolphin. Both the bedroom and living room areas have wonderful views of the water and at night you can step out onto the deck for a breathtaking view of the milky way. It's a good 25 min walk into town so a car is a must. However if you are up for it, it is a great starting point for the circular walk around the end of the peninsula (about 3 hours).

  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank rarheaume
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Reviewed April 18, 2011

Our room was in fact half a house, though we had complete privacy with our own entrances, own porch with deck, and even the whole driveway. Very comfy and a view to die for, waking up to mountain n sea right outside our bedroom window. In the evenings if weather permits, sit on the deck n enjoy a glass of wine, and just enjoy the view. The beach is right next to the deck, and we had a lovely time just walking along the beach. The only improvement I can suggest if any, is a slightly bigger breakfast table.

Stayed: April 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed December 11, 2010

Marilyn & Keith were very friendly and accomodating. The view was wonderful. Our "room" included a large sitting area as well as the kitchen area. Deck availability. No on-site internet. Breakfast table was quite tiny. The large space was great for re-packing. Excellent recommendation for a restaurant.

  • Stayed: December 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 21, 2010

We will never stay anywhere else when in Kaikoura - this is truly the best! It has the rare combination of total privacy as well as the warmth and friendliness of a b& b.
All aspects of this amazing accommodation are excellent, and we were tempted not to ever leave! One of Kaikoura's best restaurants is 2 minutes walk down the road.
Keith and Marilyn were so welcoming and immediately made us feel at home. They were there if we needed them, yet we had amazing privacy.
Location is stunning - right on the waters edge with those spectacular views of the sea and snow covered mountains that is a world speciality.
We had a truly wonderful long weekend there, and we are looking forward to returning again and again.

  • Stayed: June 2010, traveled as a couple
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Thank squirrel79
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Reviewed April 24, 2010

Appropriate value for the $. While the view is good, it's not tremendous. The only reason I say this is if you're in the guest suite, your straight out view is 1/2 over an abandoned fish shack and 1/2 a beautiful view to the water. If you angle your chair just right in the sitting room, you've got a great 100% view of the water. Very friendly and accommodating hosts. A 15 - 20 minute walk from town.

  • Stayed: April 2010, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank chicagotravels
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Address: 27 Avoca Street, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Kaikoura
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Ranked #25 of 32 B&Bs / Inns in Kaikoura
Price Range: $103 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 1

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