We spent two nights during our 26 day driving adventure through New Zealand, and it was NOT near enough. We chose Kaikoura for the whale watching but unfortunately the seas did not cooperate. However, Janet and Paul made up for missing out on that planned adventure. They met us from the train and took us to their beautiful home and we were so very pleased with the vacation unit. We could choose from any of the 3 bedrooms, and choose the larger one. The furnishing are very modern but comfortable and the kitchen amazing...not that we used it. Paul and Janet kept us well fed including freshly caught crawfish (rock lobster to those of us from US). It is fully equipped if we did want to cook for ourselves. The first day it was late so they drove us into town so we could have dinner while they visited with friends who had been away. We ate at Maxton's Restaurant and it was delicious. The next morning the winds were high and it didn't look like we would make the whale watch. Janet drove us in just in case and when it was cancelled she took us on a site seeing trip to see the seal colony and all the baby seals. She even picked wild blackberries while we were there. We didn't get to see the whales but we had a very relaxing 3 days and 2 nights which was needed after a busy first half of our driving vacation. Janet and Paul are amazing hosts and we can't wait to go back. Plus what a beautiful location on a beach where you can see for miles and miles!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Factory offers luxury accommodation in an historic building on the beachfront at Hapuku. Here, you can relax in peace and privacy with views of the ocean on one side and stunning snow-capped mountains on the other. Hapuku is less than 10 minutes drive from Kaikoura which is famous for its amazing marine wildlife. The Factory offers exclusive use of the guest wing and is perfect for couples, families or small groups of friends. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Factory Hotel Kaikoura