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Review of Bendamere House Bed and Breakfast

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Bendamere House Bed and Breakfast
Ranked #4 of 34 Kaikoura B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Stoke-on-Trent
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47 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Home comforts”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2012

We stayed here for 2 nights and wish it could have been longer. The rooms are immaculate, the views stunning and Julie is a mother hen and superwoman rolled into one. She gave us home baking for our room and to take with us on our trips. Lovely king beds with mattress toppers.you wil not be disappointed.

Room Tip: Book an upstairs room for fantastic views and a lovely balcony
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank ChardonnaySheila
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2012

Wonderful top class accomodation with patio doors that open onto a beautiful lawn overlooking Kaikoura and the bay.
We stayed there early spring so the Kaikoura range was covered in snow. Another stunning view from the property.
Easy access down to the town.
Not the cheapest B&B we have used but you get what you pay for and the breakfast was superb and included a muffin each to fortify you on your travels when you leave.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Perth, Australia
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16 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2012

Pleasant B&B with nice lawn area overlooking central kaikoura town centre. Great Views to the mountains. Hosts friendly and helpful. Great place to just relax on front lawn overlooking bay and mountains. Breakfast was good.

Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2012

We stayed here for over 2 nights in 2010. The location is purely blissful with a well manicured lawn overlooking the cliff and the sea. There is no better feeling than lounging on lawn chairs and reading a good book. The rooms are functional and clean, and the breakfast is quite a large spread! I would choose this place purely for the location - its absolutely fantastic and I still remember the images 2 years since I visited!

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Cervo, Italia
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87 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 227 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2012

Very pretty rooms/cottages, very pleasant atmosphere, friendly hosts, superb breakfast, unbelievable views, secluded, exceptionally quiet, yet central. The Whale Watching centre is very close. The area is one of the most spectacular of the South Island, with so we MUST return!

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank opossumd
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Geelong, Australia
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15 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2012

We spent two nights at Bendamere House in one of the upstairs units, and what you see on the website is exactly what you get - nicely appointed, very comfortable accommodation with a stunning view of the sea and mountains.

Julie is a very welcoming host, having made sure the heating and lights were turned on and escorting us to our unit; fresh milk was in the fridge, home-baked shortbread on the bench, it felt like home away from home.

Breakfast is served from 7.30 to 9.00 and is a plentiful continental selection – juice, cereals, yoghurt, fresh fruit salad, toast and spreads, home-baked muffins and savoury croissants. The dining room has those stunning views of the sea, and we enjoyed sitting around the large table, conversing with other guests.

Julie is a fount of local knowledge; when we were departing she gave us directions to a waterfall where many baby seals frolicked in a freshwater pool. It was a magical place; thanks for the advice Julie.

Room Tip: I'm sure all the rooms have the terrific views; the downstairs rooms give direct access to the g...
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Wayne L
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Wellington, New Zealand
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126 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2012

Bendamere is custom-built, modern, four units - two ground, two first floor. One of the ground floor units is wheelchair access. First floor rooms have stunning view over gardens and out to sea, and a little balcony from which to watch the sun rise. Clean. Owners very friendly and efficient. WiFi worked, too. Great breakfast served en famille in the owner's home adjacent.

Room Tip: If carrying your bags up stairs is a challenge, choose a ground floor room.
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Bendamere House Bed and Breakfast

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 #4 of 34 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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