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“Beautiful view, lovely room & friendly staff.”

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The White Morph Heritage Collection
Ranked #3 of 20 Hotels in Kaikoura
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Beautiful view, lovely room & friendly staff.”
Reviewed August 6, 2014

Having a room that overlooked the ocean was such a treat and made our stay all the more special. The room itself was spacious and fully equipped with all amenities to cook ourselves and enjoy our balcony. The hotel staff were all very friendly and housekeeping looked after us well, making sure we had everything we needed.

The only thing I could fault was the weak internet signal in our room, it kept cutting out and 200mb allowance isn't really enough. For the price of room, it should be unlimited like most hotels.

Apart from internet, I give this place 5*s and hope to return again in the future.





Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
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MIke R, Manager at The White Morph Heritage Collection, responded to this review, September 18, 2014
I will be sure to let the housekeeping team know how appreciative you were of their attention to your needs.

We are continually looking at what we are offering our guests, and internet is a high priority to work on to be able to offer a better service to our guests.
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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed July 31, 2014

This hotel is everything you need and that little bit extra. Reception staff were very helpful with local information, nice stroll to shops & great places to eat. We had a room at the back with a particial ocean view, rooms are large, beds comfy, good shower. On our return trip stayed again, this time in a premium water front room, 'just beautiful' for sunrise & sunset the only place to be (even in July) is on the balcony!

Room Tip: Pay the extra and get a ocean view room, good price for what you get!
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
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MIke R, Manager at The White Morph Heritage Collection, responded to this review, September 18, 2014
Glad you enjoyed your stay with us, not once but twice. The sunrises are wonderful to see each morning, especially from the uninterrupted views from the Premium Studios balcony or patio.
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed July 12, 2014 via mobile

Stayed in the premium water front room. It was just what the doctor ordered. AMAZING view, huge spa bath, comfy bed, walking distance to town. All pristinely clean and tidy. Waking up to sunrise over the ocean was a real pleasure. Definitely worth the money.

Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
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MIke R, Manager at The White Morph Heritage Collection, responded to this review, July 29, 2014
Glad we could help rid you of your ills and woes. lol :-) Very happy you enjoyed your stay. Nothing more life affirming than watching the beautiful sun rise over the ocean.
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed June 11, 2014

Arrived around 7pm. Check in was open and the receptionist on at the time was very helpful and was able to provide information about dining at the time of night. Room was clean and beds comfy. Have stayed before in the past and the service is still excellent. Will return next time we are in Kaikoura or passing through.

Room Tip: Ocean view is a must.
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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MIke R, Manager at The White Morph Heritage Collection, responded to this review, July 29, 2014
Glad you enjoy our high standards of service and help. There's nothing like a pleasant welcome to help get you settled in.
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Alphen aan den Rijn, The Netherlands
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102 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed June 3, 2014

Neat, trim, tidy. These words refer to this hotel. And the word old fashioned (in a positive way). Stayed in July, when it was very, very quiet in Kaikoura! Had a big 2 floor family apartment (NZD 175 per night). Staff was very friendly. Wifi was free of charge (but by far not enough!).
We had a lovely dinner at the nearby Whitemorph Restaurant. Unfortunately this is closed now due to a fire.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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MIke R, Manager at The White Morph Heritage Collection, responded to this review, July 29, 2014
Thank you for your slightly late feedback to your stay in July 2013. The wifi allowance has been increased for some time now. We offer 200MB per person per day of free internet access, plenty to keep in touch with family and friends back home.
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13 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed May 16, 2014 via mobile

Our rooms were clean and tidy. The customer service was great. The only drawbacks were that we could hear people walking upstairs and that the car park space wasn't comfortably large (though more than enough slots).

Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
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MIke R, Manager at The White Morph Heritage Collection, responded to this review, July 29, 2014
Happy to hear you enjoyed our pleasant welcome.
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Twizel, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed May 13, 2014

Just an average room for an average price. However was clean and tidy. Location was pretty good, just a short walk to most bars and restaurants. Staff were pleasant and friendly. Expected a little more from the Heritage chain

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
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MIke R, Manager at The White Morph Heritage Collection, responded to this review, July 29, 2014
The housekeeping team take pride in their work, glad you noticed our high standards.
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Property: 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 (Based on Average Rates): $$
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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