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Bendamere House Bed and Breakfast
Ranked #3 of 32 Kaikoura B&B and Inns
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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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25 reviews
12 hotel reviews
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“Location, location, location”
Reviewed February 20, 2012

I can't speak highly enough about our stay here. The location and views are stunning and just a short walk down a path to the main street. Good sized room with an outside area, table and chairs to soak in the sea vista and mountains. Kerry and Julie were gracious and friendly hosts and their cat was pretty cute too.

Carol & Dennis

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 18, 2012

We stayed only one night on our way back to Christchurch airport. We welcomed by Julie and shown our room. A nice room and the homemade shortbread biscuits were delicious. The highlight was the view out to sea and across the bay - pity if was a misty and cloudy day. Breakfast was a substantial continental style, including fruit and ham and cheese croissants. Julie wrapped up our homemade muffins for later.
Short walk down to the shops and restaurants in the may part of Kaikoura.

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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
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Oxton, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed February 17, 2012

Bendamere is on the hill, conveniently located above the town of Kaikoura, which is hidden from view by the pleasant garden. There are lovely views of the sea. Our room was clean, light and spacious and we appreciated being on the ground floor. Our host Julie had booked a whale watching trip for us before we arrived which helped us to make best use of the one day we had there. Breakfast was satisfactory with sufficient cereals, fruit, toast etc.. We enjoyed the filled hot croissants and took away the home-made apple and cinnamon muffins for later in the day - a nice touch! Nevertheless, breakfast with all the guests on one table was a bit strange - rather like a hostel - and we too found the shower was a bit low.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
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Huissen
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed February 5, 2012

We stayed two nights in this comfortable b & b. Our hosts were really friendly and helpful, and our room was clean and had a fantastic sea view. The garden was a lovely place to sit and relax overlooking the bay. The quiet location is a pleasant five minute walk from the village centre. For some reason, breakfast together with all the guests on one table didn't quite seem to work, and otherwise the accommodation had more of a motel feel about it. Also the shower was a bit low for taller people.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
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Gran Canaria
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Reviewed December 29, 2011

As others have said, very convenient for the town but located above it so not noisy and fantastic views from their lovely garden over the sea. The rooms are spotless with big bathrooms and spacious shower cubicles (can be rare). The hosts were very friendly and made us feel very welcome. I don't understand the older complaints about breakfast not being enough, that is certainly not the case anymore, there was ample cereals, toast, croissants with cheese and ham and plenty of tea and coffee. Fresh homemade muffins to takeaway too. Great place

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
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Thane, India
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Reviewed November 29, 2011

Each day was a pleasant surprise for us in New Zealand and Bendamere is no exception. With amazing views of Kaikoura sea we were hosted by Julie and she ensured that we our completely at home. The breakfast was elaborate and was made to our taste considering that we were vegetarians. The walk to the sea can be a long one but all the restaurants are close by. We had amazing views from our room with sea on one side and snow-claded mountains on the other. Definitely a place to stay while in Kaikoura.

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled as a couple
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Mississauga, Canada
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Reviewed October 6, 2011

We loved this B&B for several reasons! 1) The location is just off the main road in Kaikoura, so it is peaceful. It is about a 5 minute walk from the main street pubs, so really an excellent location. 2) The views from the balcony were stunning! The pictures provided on Bendamere House's website do not to these views justice. We were amazed. 3) The hosts were so friendly and helpful. We had booked our whale watch tour prior to visiting. Julie (hostess) helped us plan out our day in Kaikoura after we arrived and actually phoned ahead to the whale watch company to rebook our outing so that we could make better use of our time- so helpful. The breakfast was also superb and the "treats" that Julie sent along with us for our journeys were tasty! Overall, my husband and I could not have asked for a better location, accommodation, or hosts!

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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Property: Bendamere House Bed and Breakfast
Address: 37 Adelphi Terrace, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Kaikoura
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 32 B&Bs / Inns in Kaikoura
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Bendamere House Bed and Breakfast 4*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Bendamere House Bed & Breakfast is a quality property featuring 5 ensuite rooms all with their own balcony and superb ocean and mountain views! All rooms feature Quality King Sleepyhead beds, silent fridges, air conditioners, bathrobes, full tea and coffee facilities and yummy homebaked shortbread on arrival.Free broadband internet for all guests in your room and coin operated laundry facilities on site! Our property features half an acre of lawns and rose gardens where you can sit and relax while enjoying a wine on our garden furniture and at certain times of the year catch the dolphins performing in the bay!! Minutes walk to the Kaikoura township and all sightseeing ventures. Secure off street parking and courtesy pick up and drop off to all trains/buses. Our tariff includes a delicious breakfast with fresh fruit salad, cereals, juices,freshly toasted savoury croissants, toast, honeys and spreads,tea and coffee and delicious homebaked muffins every day! Kerry and Julie have great knowledge of the area and the South Island so we are only to happy to help you plan your activities and trip further on! ... more   less 
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