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Kaikoura Waterfront Apartments
Reviewed December 8, 2008

We only stayed for one night but the owners couldn't have been more welcoming and helpful.
Great accommodation - clean with everything you could possibly need, including a very comfortable bed!
The location is ideal - right on the Esplanade opposite the beach - with a short walk to the Dolphin Encounter and good restaurants.
Highly recommended - we will be going again!

  • Stayed: December 2008, traveled with family
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Reviewed April 28, 2008

We stayed here for 5 nights in March 2007.
The location is good – the resort is on the esplanade and all rooms have a short walk to the beach. We could actually see dolphins jumping out of the water from our apartment on one occasion, although apparently this is not common.
As the resort was almost full, we finished up with a 2 bedroom apartment, and this had plenty of room for 2 of us. The price was higher than we normally pay, but was actually good value considering the quality of the accommodation. 4 people could easily have stayed there, and that would have made it a good price.
The kitchen was well equipped, and included a dishwasher and washing machine. The hosts provided powder for both free of charge, and this reflected their overall attitude. They were generally helpful, they were not intrusive, and they made our stay there easy.
The sleeping and living accommodation was clean and comfortable, and it was good to have a sofa to stretch out on to watch TV and a large dining table.
It was well equipped, clean, comfortable accommodation.
Overall, a very good stay in a little more luxury than we usually treat ourselves to but at a slightly higher price than we usually pay.
By the way, we enjoyed Kaikoura. There is plenty to do, and all of the trips we did were good value.

  • Stayed: March 2007, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 15, 2008

Once arrived were greeted by a very friendly and helpful man (owner), who was more then happy to draw us a map and tell us of things to do, he seemed disapointed we were only there for a night. The teenagers loved the sky tv with all of the chanels. Was a bit dirty though, had a washer which was needed, bit away from the town site, not that there was much of a town anyway! would probably not go back to kaikoura as my family didnt really like it, but if i did, id try another place before making up my opinion about this place.

  • Stayed: November 2006, traveled with family
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Reviewed May 26, 2007

We stayed in two of their apartments as there was my husband, myself and our 6 children. The location is brilliant, but is let down so much by cheap construction and a complete lack of housekeeping. The dust was so thick that you could write on everything. Probably would choose to stay somewhere else next time.

  • Stayed: May 2007, traveled with family
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Reviewed February 7, 2007

Stayed at Waterfront Apartments for 2 nights. There were 4 of us sharing an executive apartment which had superb views over the ocean. The apartment was very well equipped and beautifully clean.
We ate on the balcony in the sunshine on one of the nights and at the White Morph Inn, which is a short walk away and a great place to eat, on the other night.
The owners/managers are very friendly and helpful and if visiting Kaikoura again I would choose the Waterfront. We liked the fact that it was on the way out of the main part of town so not quite so busy.

  • Stayed: January 2007, traveled with family
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Reviewed November 24, 2005

We enjoyed our stay in one of these new, clean apartments. They have very good kitchens and a washer/dryer. Some units have sea views. The staff were helpful and friendly. The development feels a little soulless - needs a little more greenery etc - but that didn't bother us. We thought it was fair value at NZ$150. The website is
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Additional Information about Kaikoura Waterfront Apartments

Address: 126 Esplanade, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Kaikoura
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 36 Specialty Lodging in Kaikoura
Price Range: $102 - $260 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Kaikoura Waterfront Apartments 4*
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Beautiful, modern 1 and 2 bedroom courtyard or balcony apartments with stunning sea and mountain views. Only 50 metres to the beach, 100 metres to Dolphin Encounter, Albatross Encounter, award winning cafes and restaurants and a 2 minute drive to Watch Watch and town. Located on the sea edge of the famous Peninsula Walk. Executive double spa bath, access and family apartments. Apartments all have a fully self-contained kitchen (stove top, oven, rangehood, microwave, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, toaster, kettle, plunger coffee machine), in-room laundry (washer/dryer), 50+ channels on SKY LCD TV, wireless Internet access, super king and twin bedrooms, double glazing, air conditioning/heat pumps, electric blankets, hairdryer, alarm clocks, a private balcony or a private gated courtyard to enjoy the views, indoor and outdoor dining settings, free on-site parking. .Continental breakfasts available for purchase. 2 Studio units with kitchenette, ensuite, Queen or King bed, 50+ Sky channels at complex rear - perfect for a quiet restful overnighter. ... more   less 
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