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Kaikoura Apartments
Ranked #5 of 20 Hotels in Kaikoura
Certificate of Excellence
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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17 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“Great,great,great!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2011

What an adventure! Kaikoura has it all! Waves was a great location to see it all. Lovely, friendly people at Waves with local knowledge and the places to go! Great food at Encounters for breakfast and lunch just down the road. Lovely views.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with family
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Maitland, NSW Australia
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42 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 10, 2011

Excellent location, close to shops restuarants and attractions. Comfortable rooms. Very Clean

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
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Godalming, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 29, 2011

This hotel is very convenient for the whale watching as it is only 5 minutes drive away. Great views over the ocean and nearb mountains. The managers were very friendly and arranged for flowers to help celebrate our wedding anniversary. Not a lot seems to go on in Kaikoura.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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296 reviews
69 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 23, 2011

We liked it so much in 2009 we came back in 2011 and it was still as good, we even had a welcome back sign made on our door!

The apartment is fantastic, has great facilities (free wifi, huge TV, washing machine & dryer, two bathrooms …… the list is endless) and glorious views of the sea and mountains. It’s a 5 minute walk to the main street in town where there are loads of restaurants.

Don’t stay anywhere else other than here when in Kaikoura, it’s superb.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled with family
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Horsham, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 23, 2011

We stayed in Waves for 3 nights it was without a doubt one of the best and most friendly places we stayed during our 5 week holiday. Liz and Damer couldn't have been more helpful even to the extent of lending us a lap top to make our onward bookings. Liz's sense of humour and kind heartedness made our stay.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled as a couple
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new zealand, west coast
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28 reviews
15 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 13, 2011

We had 2 nights here and would highly recommend.Modern spacious apartments with 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and a laundry facility. We booked the room above reception as it has the BEST views.Made use of the heated private spa too.Owners are very friendly and helpful, they deserve to be rated number one in Kaikoura.Right next door is Kaikoura's best restaurant.

Room Tip: room 1 above reception has BEST views
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Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 11, 2011

We really couldn't have asked for more, the view was amazing and everyone was so helpful. We spent our morning just appreciating the view from the apartment... it really is very beautiful.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Kaikoura Apartments

Property: Kaikoura Apartments
Address: 78 The Esplanade, Kaikoura 7301, New Zealand (Formerly Waves on the Esplanade Kaikoura)
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Kaikoura
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Kaikoura
#3 Romantic Hotel in Kaikoura
#4 Luxury Hotel in Kaikoura
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Kaikoura Apartments 5*
Number of rooms: 11
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