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The White Morph Heritage Collection
Ranked #3 of 20 Hotels in Kaikoura
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Reviewed February 27, 2013

This was our second night in New Zealand and we found the room excellent. Very clean, modern and easy to find - it exceeded our expectations. The chap at the reception desk was very friendly and informative and the private parking behind our room made us feel that the hire car was secure! Overall I cannot recommend this place highly enough. We had a ground floor room overlooking the sea. Morning coffee on our little terrace outside was lovely!

Room Tip: Try to get a room facing the sea
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  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed February 24, 2013

I hadn't been to Kaikoura for years and wanted to have a night on route to Picton from Queenstown. We didn't have a booking so just drove along the main road until we found a vacancy sign. We got one of the last rooms which was also the most expensive - $300+ but we had a great stay over looking the beach. The town was lovely and quiet and the room contained everything we needed including a washing machine/dryer which was great for us after being on the road for a few days. We had dinner in the restaurant next door which was pretty average for the price and for this type of restaurant to be seated as a couple next to a family with a baby and a toddler was pretty disappointing. However I loved Kaikoura and would most definitely go back.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 19, 2013

Stayed the one night. Facilities excellent. Parking secure, Close to resturants. Rooms were cranking hot. No aircon. Got very little sleep as bed was uncomfortable. Heat did not help. A little expensive but apart from that it was okay.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled solo
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Primelocation, Manager at The White Morph Heritage Collection, responded to this reviewResponded February 21, 2013

Thank you 'Bikehiker' We are glad that you enjoyed Kaikoura and our proximity to the towns amenities, cafes and the waterfront. All our luxury rooms with a 'nice view' have air-conditioning along with our Superior rooms and we are upset that you were unable to familiarise yourself with it. If you were unsure, the reception does have cooling fans for the guests use on the occaisional hot day and would have been delighted to help you.

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Reviewed February 16, 2013

Our room was very nice with a great view of the sea. The room was spacious and our bed was very comfortable. My only complaint would be, considering the price we paid for the room, wifi should be free. To get wifi you had to pay to use the local hotspot and the charges are quite high.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Surelynotme, Manager at The White Morph Heritage Collection, responded to this reviewResponded February 18, 2013

Thank you for your stay in a Luxury spa room at the White Morph Inn on the waterfront.
We appreciate your staying with us. We are sorry that you were unaware of our free 80 megabytes for each room and our two high speed touch-screen computors in the lobby free of any charges to our guests to use as they wish. Please ask at reception when you check in for
your voucher. thank you again for your kind words.

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Reviewed January 31, 2013

We had booked this motel before leaving the UK as it was our first night in New Zealand. It's easy to find but felt that the star ratings was a bit too much for the standard of room. It was a little bit musty smelling inside. However, it was clean and tidy but didn't feel the rooms were very secure. Views are limited. Restaurant next door is a little expensive.

Room Tip: Sure all rooms are the same. None had particularly good views of the ocean
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  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 27, 2013 via mobile

We booked a family room and there were kitchenette, bathtoom and living room downstairs and two bedrooms with a toilet upstairs. Spacious and clean room. The kettle was a bit dirt inside but guess it is from the water?

Patrick is very nice and helpful, he suggested where to go and stored luggages for us.

For those who smoke, please be reminded no smoking in the room as it is the law of NZ. My friends who stayed the other room got caught and there were penalty. I appreciate the law as I am a non smoker and it makes the room fresher. Please be reminded to smoke outdoor.

  • Stayed: January 2013
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Reviewed January 22, 2013

Had an excellent stay - been here a few times now and the rooms are always clean with plenty of space to chill out. There is a selection of cafe's and restaurants nearby with a lovely seafood one right at the door which is vey handy. I would return in the future

Room Tip: For the extra dollars the rooms on the ocean side are just lovely for watching the world go by
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  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about The White Morph Heritage Collection

Address: 92-94 Esplanade | post code: 7300, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand (Formerly White Morph Motor Inn)
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Kaikoura
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Luxury Hotel in Kaikoura
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Kaikoura
#5 Romantic Hotel in Kaikoura
Price Range: $132 - $230 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The White Morph Heritage Collection 4*
Number of rooms: 31
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Set on the Esplanade in iconic Kaikoura, The White Morph enjoys commanding views of the ocean right to the distant horizon and mountains, and gives you access to all of the region's many experiences. We offer a range of 5 Star and 4 Star Qualmark rated studios and self-contained apartments. Our 5 Star Premium studios include an ocean views and a hydrotherapy spa en-suite. Our 4 Star Garden Studios and Family Apartments look out to the garden area. Cafe Encounter, Shops, movie theatre and all activities are in close vicinity. 8 Premium Studios, king beds, with hydra-therapy spa baths. 4 Premium Studios, with either a king bed or twin beds,with spa baths. 4 Deluxe Studios, king bed with bath and shower. 3 Family Apartments, accommodation for up to 6 persons. 12 Garden Studios with queen and single beds ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
White Morph Motor Hotel Kaikoura
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