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“Recent Stay at Koura Bay Lodge”
Review of Koura Bay Lodge

Koura Bay Lodge
Ranked #22 of 58 Restaurants in Kaikoura
Price range: $6 - $28
Cuisines: Contemporary
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Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Koura Bay Lodge is just 5 km North of Kaikoura, and set between the Beautiful Kaikoura ranges and the Ocean on a 9 Hole Golf Course. Our Restaurant is open for Lunch and Dinner 7 days a week (only on booking), serving Kaikoura's local Cuisine. Bar open anytime Lodge is attended for Food, Coffee & Drinks. Great for Functions including Weddings!!
Rangiora, Canterbury, New Zealand
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47 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
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“Recent Stay at Koura Bay Lodge”
Reviewed March 19, 2013

Had a fantastic stay at Koura Bay Lodge. The people there were amazingly nice and did everything they could to make our stay there the best. The food was incredible. Would recommend the restaurant to everybody - so those of you who live Kaikoura -Go there and experience this world class restaurant on your very doorstep complete with wonderful views and reasonable prices... what more can you ask?

The rooms were lovely with views of the bay and Kaikoura, which looked great at night all lit up. And the facilities were all you could expect and then some. We had a great time and are looking forward to our next visit.

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank STW2012
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Superb location, great food, lovely room, wonderful hosts”
Reviewed December 29, 2012 via mobile

We stayed at Koura Bay Lodge for two nights and had a wonderful time. The management team were fantastic to us - extremely helpful and able to help us plan our few days in the beautiful surrounds of Kaikoura. We did the mandatory (and fun) whale watching, drove some quad bikes south of the town and played golf on the course that is part of the lodge property (and free of charge for guests). A great little 9-hole course with pristine greens and well kept fairways. We were even given a buggy to ride around on!

The lodge itself is a great venue - it would be great for parties or weddings, or as a destination dining spot. It is understated but beautifully positioned with the mountains and the sea both visible from the restaurant.

One of the highlights of our stays was the food. We have eaten in some great restaurants around the world, and head chef Viv van den Bosch did not disappoint. He prepared fantastic, fresh and delicious meals for us. We had breakfast included in our package which was made to order, and accompanied by freshly ground coffee - a great touch that really got us ready for our daily outings. The evening meals were equally good and the simple but brilliantly executed menu (new each day) made it easy for us to choose to dine at the lodge both nights. There was also a good selection of locally sourced wines and beers. I would strongly recommend the food at the lodge to tourists and locals alike.

The room was perfect for us - a beautiful en suite room with quality finish and a very comfortable bed. Our private patio opened directly onto the golf course and had a sweeping panorama of the bay. Shannon, the front of house manager, was a great host - she was very attentive and really looked after us.

If you stay at this place you should love it - we will definitely return on our next trip to Kaikoura.

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