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The Fairways
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Reviewed 13 April 2014

This small complex of units is located on a golf course-hence the name. It is situated about 4 Km south if Kaikoura.
We were greeted at reception by lovely friendly staff who took us to the unit. Wow was our first impression.
Our one bed unit was huge with separate bedroom, bathroom & living/dining/kitchen area. Large TV in lounge & another in bedroom.
There is lots of glass so it was very light & airy. Could get warm with the sun on it but there was air conditioning so no problem. The kitchen had full sized facilities so you could have cooked a banquet! Complete with full laundry too.
There was a private terrace outside with BBQ & outdoor furniture.
Basic continental breakfast was available at $18.
This was such a luxurious place to stay. My only regret was our one night stay didn't give us sufficient time to enjoy it. Stay longer!!

Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
Thank francophile5310
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Reviewed 22 March 2014

Passing through Kaikoura for only 1 night, we felt it was not worth taking an apartment but we were shown around our adjacent unit. Studios and en suite shower rooms are stylish, clean and modern but small and with little space for luggage. On the other hand, the adjacent (and inter-locking) apartments with full bathrooms are large and well equipped. Groups/families would be recommended to book an apartment and adjacent studio, especially if staying longer than a day or 2 and wanting to self cater. As our adjacent apartment was unoccupied, we were told we could use its outside space to sit out and enjoy sundown.

The property is located about 2-3 miles out of town with nice mountain views but no sea views (at least not from the lower numbered rooms). We were permitted a late check-out until after our successful early morning whale watching cruise had ended and then we enjoyed an excellent full breakfast at the nearby cafe a short distance up the road to town (The Cave) before driving on to Christchurch.

Room Tip: Studios adequate for 1-2 nights but apartments recommended for longer stays and self catering.
  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Roger V
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Bigfella10, Owner at The Fairways, responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2014

Kia Ora
We are pleased that you had a pleasant stay with us here at The Fairways. The subdivision is an ongoing development which we enjoy being part of. The area, scenery & peacefulness from the hustle & bustle of the town is wonderful.

We endeavour to provide the top quality of service, cleanliness & equipped apartments & studios. You do have everything you require & more, as you pointed out.
We do have free wifi as you correctly pointed out, which is limited, however we are happy to provide another voucher if required. It's based on usage not time though.

Once again thank you for staying with us & for your review.

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Reviewed 15 March 2014

Stayed here on our way down the coast for our wedding anniversary and enjoyed having the beautiful kitchen to cook in and the lovely spa and fireplace to relax in. One of the larger places we have stayed in, will look at using other fairways apartments when we return to NZ with kids.

  • Stayed: March 2014
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Thank Dazmaz13
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Reviewed 14 February 2014

Booked into a studio room for 3 nights but immediately upgraded to an apartment (#5 recommended). For a small premium the apartment offers so much more, extremely well equipped, spacious and very comfortable. We enjoyed it so much we decided to stay an extra 3 nights and I would recommend doing this in the middle of a reasonably intensive driving holiday with frequent changes of location.
The couple who look after the property could not have been more helpful and this contributed to our enjoyment. The only downside is that it is a little out of Kaikoura but the upside is that it is very peaceful with a pleasant 18 hole golf course a short par 4 away!

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Worlands
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Reviewed 30 January 2014 via mobile

The unit we had was beautifully appointed, this seems to be just about the best accomodation in Kaikoura - clean, modern, with a good range of amenities, and beautiful spaces. For those expecting 5 star hotel attention or b&b personalised hospitality, you may be disappointed. The place felt like a serviced apartment, which suited our needs. One minor letdown was that one of our hosts was less than hospitable whenever inconvenienced in any way, though generally our other hosts were friendly enough.

Stayed: December 2013
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