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Kaikoura Apartments
Ranked #6 of 20 Hotels in Kaikoura
Reviewed November 28, 2010

Having spent some time overseas in Europe, Australia, USA etc., to find accommodation of the calibre of Waves on the Esplanade in Kaikoura, we felt proud to know that overseas visitors to New Zealand could enjoy such affordable and luxurious accommodation. Liz and her delightful husband (I think it was her husband!!) could not have made our 39th wedding anniversary more enjoyable. No amount of hospitality was spared. The location, the spacious rooms, including the bathrooms, the fully equipped kitchen etc., etc., etc., everything about Waves was magical. Thank you to you both. You know we will be back.

  • Stayed: November 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 27, 2010

What more is there to say in addition to the other reviews.... I liked both Kaikoura and the Waves so much I went back for a second stay while traveling New Zealand.

The units are very large with a nice big living room/kitchen and two bedrooms/bathrooms. One of the bathrooms is ensuite. The other one includes a washer/dryer. The kitchen also has anything you will need.

And the views from the balcony (both the sea and the mountains) is really fantastic.

In addition there is also a heated spa/jacuzzi outside that you can use. Really nice at the end of the day.

If you're in Kaikoura and want to spend a little more for a very nice apartment this is really the place to stay.

  • Stayed: November 2010, traveled with friends
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WavesKaikoura, Manager at Kaikoura Apartments, responded to this reviewResponded November 29, 2010

You were just the perfect guests - we were happy to see you return. Maybe you will be back one day. Enjoy the rest of your travels.

warm regards

Liz & Damer

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Reviewed November 20, 2010

We had a 2 bedroom unit at Waves. We arrived earlier than the official check in time, but were allowed to check in and made welcome and given good advice about where to get some good value and excellent quality local seafood (Oceanlink) and the local sites. We wanted to cook a lamb roast that evening and the manager even loaned us her own baking tray and knives and gave us cloves of garlic and rosemary to accompany the roast.

  • Stayed: October 2010, traveled with friends
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Reviewed November 17, 2010

The rooms were really nice, modern, very spacious & clean with everything you could want including a view of the water and snow capped mountain peaks. Staff were friendly and helpful with any requests. It is a little more expensive than the other places in kaikoura but its worth it especially if you've driven to get there and just want to wind down and relax in nice surroundings and the staff treat the place and the guests like the luxury accommodation that it is. It is a reasonable walk to town centre or a short drive.

  • Stayed: November 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 10, 2010

We stayed in a two bedroom apartment on the top floor of the building. The apartment was spacious and equipped with everything you could ask for, including washing machine and tumble drier. It was excellently maintained, very clean and the views from the front windows are outstanding.

  • Stayed: October 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 7, 2010

We stayed at Waves for our honeymoon having checked out their website. The room specification and service provided by the staff exceeded all our expectations. The rooms are modern, well furnished and with beautiful views overlooking the ocean. The staff are friendly, welcoming and went out of their way to make our stay there enjoyable and relaxing, providing us with tips on where to go, what to do, where to eat and inviting us to watch their family firework display on Bonfire Night! Only in NZ have we met such friendly people!
We will definitely be going back there and be recommending a trip to Kaikoura and stay at Waves to all our friends and family who will be visiting NZ in the future. Fantastic value for money and ideally located for all the activities in Kaikoura.

  • Stayed: November 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 25, 2010

Great place to stay. Friendly hosts and the accommodation could not be faulted. Would recommend this place to anybody travelling to Kaikoura

  • Stayed: September 2010, traveled with family
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Additional Information about 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
#6 Luxury Hotel in Kaikoura
Price Range: $187 - $231 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Kaikoura Apartments 5*
Number of rooms: 11
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