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Nikau Lodge
Ranked #4 of 32 Kaikoura B&B and Inns
Manchester
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“lovely B&B, fabulous views”
Reviewed March 25, 2011

This is a fantastic B&B. We were made very welcome. The breakfasts are lovely and the rooms have beautiful views on the mountains and the sea. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay there.

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Reviewed March 23, 2011

The view from the bedroom of the mountains and sea was stunning. Lovely brekkie, friendly helpful hosts and clean bathroom.

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Matlock, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed March 16, 2011

We felt very well looked after from the moment of our arrival until our departure. Quentin and Jane were ideal hosts, making us feel quite at home. We very much appreciated their local knowledge, useful advice, and sense of humour. Also a very talented and artistic family - their own works hanging on the walls.
Nothing was too much trouble, the breakfasts were interesting and superb, and the room was nothing short of luxurious, with wonderful views of mountains and sea. We stayed two nights but wished we could have stayed longer. Can highly recommend this very friendly and welcoming B&B. It's in a hilltop position but only a short walk from town.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled as a couple
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed March 9, 2011

This was the last of eight different B&Bs we visited last month. Hot tub was awesome, complimentary drinks were a relaxing plus, nice, clean bedroom with ensuite bathroom, and our cooked breakfast was the best of the trip - true, gourmet omelets! All around wonderful stay. Thank you Quentin and Jane!!!!

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
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Whangaparaoa, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
Reviewed March 4, 2011

Nikau Lodge was the second B & B we had stayed in and we were not disappointed. The views from our room were superb, right the way around the bay. Great little touches from the hosts helped to make our stay here special. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed March 2011
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed February 24, 2011

We booked Nikau Lodge for one night. Our room was very spacious and comfortable, with great views from a big bay window which we could sit in and look at the mountains on one side and the sea on the other from the B&Bs elevated location. Good size ensuite bathroom was clean with an excellent shower and nice bathrobes. Tea, coffee and delicious home made cookies were provided in the room every day, and there is a fridge on the landing stocked with beers, wine, milk etc - all complementary! There is a jacuzzi outside and spa towels were provided. The breakfast was superb, large quantities, freshly made. Jane and Quentin could not have been more friendly and helpful. Free WiFi is also provided.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
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Wokingham
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed February 23, 2011

Nikau Lodge is situated well above the bay at Kaikoura so the views from the bedrooms are excellent.

The rooms themselves are spacious with, in our room, a large bay window in which it was possible to sit and view the scenery.

The rooms had the usual drinks making kettle etc but there were no fridges in the rooms and milk was kept in a fridge on the landing. There were also wines available in the fridge (red wine on top of fridge) for guests to help themselves.

The hosts were attentive and the breakfasts good and filling.

An out-door spa pool was available for the use of guests.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
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Property: Nikau Lodge
Address: 53 Deal Street | close to State Hwy 1, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Kaikoura
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 32 B&Bs / Inns in Kaikoura
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Nikau Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated 10 minutes walk from Kaikoura's main town centre, Nikau Lodge has magnificent views of the Kaikoura Mountain Range and the Ocean. Come relax in the lounge, unwind in the garden or just come for a good nights rest. Continental and Full Cooked Breakfast using fresh local produce is served to you in the morning. ... more   less 
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