We landed in the Norfolk Pine on the first night of the first leg of our road trip around New Zealand. It was a great start - a good omen. The owners had booked us into the studio apartment but when we happened to mention we were brother and sister, they immediately offered the beachfront apartment at no extra cost. There was plenty of space in the room and it was warm and clean, with a spacious bathroom too.
The motel couldn't be better located for exploring Kaikoura. They have good wifi and a laundry room which was all we really needed to get ready for the next chunk of the drive. They heartily recommend their neighbours in Encounter Kaikoura for DELICIOUS cooked breakfasts (I recommend the scrambled eggs) and they also gave us some great pointers for our foray into wine country. Their top pick for vineyards? Yealands estate. And we were so glad to have seen that as well.
It's definitely on my list of must-stays for the next trip to NZ.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Water front Motel with spectacular sea and mountain views. 9 Units ranging from studios to apartments all on ground level. Beach across road, children’s playground on site. Close to Dolphin Encounter and 2 licensed restaurants, close to township 6 minutes walk (1km). Ample off street parking. Quiet and clean with friendly atmosphere. Able to help organise Whale Watch etc. ... more less
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