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“Prefect location great management and perfect view of the Ocean and right next to the Dolphin experience office.”

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Kaikoura Apartments
Ranked #6 of 20 Hotels in Kaikoura
Reviewed March 20, 2013 via mobile

We weren't the best customers late arrival, wanted a parking space et etc. Staff were brilliant helped with bags and advice on food etc. We had my 80 yr old M in law with us and she loved it too.
The two bed apartment was excellent it towas in good condition with everything we needed. Sky was a bonus but weather was perfect so we had dinner on the balcony looking out room sea.

We even forgot our suit holder and dresses it was posted back to us before we even new we had forgotten it.

Great service nice people.

  • Stayed: March 2013
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Reviewed March 18, 2013

Spent 4 weeks touring NZ in our Roadcraft Base Jumper, both stealth camping and doing the Caravan Park/National Park thing. After 2 weeks we needed a few days break from the rig and Waves was recommended by an American Expat we met in town. We were stoked upon checking in and getting settled in our room. Waves was just the break we needed. Thanks!

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  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 15, 2013

We stayed in a 2 bedroom 2 bath apartment and I could have moved in it was so nice! The bed is amazingly comfortable with luxurious linens, and the kitchen is beyond well appointed. There is a washer/dryer and they provide plenty of powder. The hosts are meticulous about cleanliness, I don't think I have ever been in a hotel that was so clean. This place met and exceeded my expectations and was one of the nicest we stayed in on our trip and we stayed in some really great places!

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  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed March 14, 2013

Directly across from the beach the apartment had everything you could possibly need - heaps of info about the area, fresh coffee, real milk, 5 choices of tea, moisturizer etc in the bathroom etc. Managers are only too willing to chat or give advice. Pity we couldn't have stayed longer.

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Reviewed March 10, 2013

We had a two bedroom suite with two bathrooms and ocean side balcony. All super clean, with Excellent beds, nice linens, and new decor. The Cooking tools were adequate. Overall it was Great value, with pleasant proprietors, and comfortably Furnished. We would return.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed March 10, 2013

Booked into the front suite with 2 balconies both facing the sea with views of the mountains in the distance.
Large lounge area, 2 double bedrooms one with en-suite, nice kitchen area. Free wifi and good ground coffee.
Everything was clean and presentable, the owners lovely.
Could have stayed in K another night, whale watching was fantastic but didn't get to see the seal colony or penguins as we were on a tight schedule.
Encounters cafe a couple if doors down was recommended but the food was a real disappointment.

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Reviewed March 8, 2013

The appartment was very well appointed, the decor good with plenty of space. Overall it was very comfortable and relaxing. Staff were friendly and helpfull. Situated a little outside the busy centre ( 10 mins walk away) next to the tiny cinema. A really good stay.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled with friends
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Address: 78 The Esplanade, Kaikoura 7301, New Zealand (Formerly Waves on the Esplanade Kaikoura)
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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
#5 Luxury Hotel in Kaikoura
Price Range: $191 - $227 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Kaikoura Apartments 5*
Number of rooms: 11
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