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Kaikoura Cottage Motels
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Reviewed March 30, 2014

We stayed for one night. The cottages are set in lovely gardens and are very cosy. Each cottage has an outside sitting area and private car parking. Inside the cottages are split up into different areas for sleeping, lounging and cooking. We had a second bedroom which we used for storage. Everything was very clean and fresh and the owners were very friendly and welcoming. We would happily return to stay here.

  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 19, 2014

We stayed for two nights. The cottage was very comfortable, clean and cozy. The owner was very friendly and helpful guiding us about the places to visit, eat etc. He had a nice collection of DVDs.

It was just a little away from the main town center but if you have your own vehicle then it should not be a problem. There is a grocery shop pretty close by for all your basic needs.

  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 16, 2014

The Kaikoura Cottage Motel is a fantastic property located just north of the town of Kaikoura. The cottages are set in a nice garden setting and you can park your car directly in front of the one assigned to you. There is a nice patio and sitting area in front of the room. Inside, you find a nice living room with sofa and TV, a comfortable bed, a small kitchen as well as a spacious and very clean bathroom. Some cottages come with an additional room and can host up to four people.

The owner couple are very friendly people who will help you plan your activities and choose the best restaurants based on your tastes. The only very minor negative was that the room felt quite cold and humid in the morning, but this did not create us any problem.

All-in-all, we would suggest the property to anyone staying in Kaikoura. We only stayed one night, but the cottages would be ideal for a longer stay, too.

  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed March 14, 2014

This was our second stay and it was just as good as our first. The hosts are the most welcoming & friendly we have come across in all the years we have been traveling NZ. The accommodation [Cottages] are wonderful, clean and homely with views to remember. We will be staying again & again.

  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed February 25, 2014

Really pleasant 2 night stay. Our cottage was clean and quiet. We were less than a five minute drive to some good restaurants. Our host was super attentive. I sprained a knee and she was there with remedies and extra towels for cushions. There is a huge selection of DVDs. She had good suggestions for coffee shops and travels. It was a great choice for us.

Stayed: February 2014
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Reviewed February 25, 2014

Lovely cottage with a secluded porch and mountain view. The cottage was large, clean, comfortable and very private. Darrell (host) was friendly, helpful and happy to share his knowledge about what to see and do. Kaikoura is a gorgeous place-- be sure to check out Point Kean and Ohau seal colonies!

Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 1, 2014

Best beds ever! Warm welcome from Darryl who couldn't do enough for us. Zapped up to local supermarket (what a great selection) - very well appointed, cosy, comfortable and quiet motel.
Take a stroll on the gorgeous beach.

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  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled with friends
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Address: Corner Old Beach Road | Mill Road and State Highway 1, Kaikoura 7371, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Kaikoura
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Ranked #3 of 36 Specialty Lodging in Kaikoura
Price Range: $105 - $157 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Kaikoura Cottage Motels 4*
Number of rooms: 8
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