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“Exquisite Views & excellent hotel in Kaikoura”

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The White Morph Heritage Collection
Ranked #3 of 20 Hotels in Kaikoura
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Reviewed 21 June 2011

My mom and I have stayed at the White Morph numerous times when we travel to visit family in Kaikoura. This hotel has very comfortable rooms; and the located is perfect! I love getting up in the morning and walking along the coast line - literally across the street. It's truly perfect and close to great dining and lively bars. Plus the staff and service are always top notch. We'll be back again - thank you so much for the Kiwi Hospitality!

Room Tip: View of the ocean is amazing
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  • Stayed: September 2010, travelled with family
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Reviewed 12 May 2011

The location across the street from the beach was fantastic, with killer views of the ocean from our balcony. The room was modern and appeared to have been remodeled at some point. Contrary to what others have said on here about the staff, the people working at the front desk were perfectly OK and very helpful. I'd definitely stay here again and worth the few extra dollars for a front facing room on the street, which was very quiet although we were there on Christmas Day and the day after.

Also, we were only here for two days while passing thru from Christchurch to Marlborough. We missed out on swimming with dolphins due to crappy weather on the day that we'd booked that activity long in advance, but a visit to the sheep farm for a guided tour was pretty entertaining, so would recommend that if you have a couple hours.

Stayed: December 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 24 April 2011

we had just one night here on our way up to Nelson- should have allowed for longer! Kaikoura is amazing for wildlife and the White Morph is right in front of the ocean. Very enjoyable short stay. Highlighy recommend their restaurant for excellent dining

  • Stayed: December 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 18 April 2011

Situated a short walk from the small centre. Sparkling clean comfortable room with small balcony and some outside shared seating.

  • Stayed: February 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 20 March 2011

Patrick and his staff were brillant in catering for our friends and us when we celebrated my wife's 50th birthday in Kaikoura.
Nothing was a problem and our every need was met with a minimum of fuss.
For anyone staying in Kaikoura the White Morph is definitely the place to stay!

  • Stayed: March 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 March 2011

Stayed here a few nights while on a small group tour. Our room was absolutely immaculate and the view of the beach was lovely. We had a waterfront view and it definitely looked like they were the nicest ones. We also dined at their restaurant and enjoyed the food and service.

  • Stayed: February 2011
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Reviewed 22 February 2011

Our room was well equipped and spacious. This motel is right on the beachfront, just a short walk to shops and bars. A number of dining options. Would recommend and return to this motel.

  • Stayed: February 2011, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about The White Morph Heritage Collection

Address: 92-94 Esplanade | post code: 7300, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand (Formerly White Morph Motor Inn)
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Kaikoura
Amenities:
Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Kaikoura
#2 Luxury Hotel in Kaikoura
#5 Romantic Hotel in Kaikoura
Price Range: £90 - £184 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The White Morph Heritage Collection 4*
Number of rooms: 31
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Set on the Esplanade in iconic Kaikoura, The White Morph enjoys commanding views of the ocean right to the distant horizon and mountains, and gives you access to all of the region's many experiences. We offer a range of 5 Star and 4 Star Qualmark rated studios and self-contained apartments. Our 5 Star Premium studios include an ocean views and a hydrotherapy spa en-suite. Our 4 Star Garden Studios and Family Apartments look out to the garden area. Cafe Encounter, Shops, movie theatre and all activities are in close vicinity. 8 Premium Studios, king beds, with hydra-therapy spa baths. 4 Premium Studios, with either a king bed or twin beds,with spa baths. 4 Deluxe Studios, king bed with bath and shower. 3 Family Apartments, accommodation for up to 6 persons. 12 Garden Studios with queen and single beds ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
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