We didn't want to stay at the busy city center, so we choose Lyell Creek lodge. This was a well maintained, clean and cosy accomodation. It has 2 kitchens (one small downstairs, and one bigger with a lounge upstairs), both were very well equipped. The owner Aaron was very friendly and welcoming, however the 2-3 girls (cleaning the rooms, etc.) were a bit rude.
We were unfortunate, because we got the room next to the main door and as a big french group stayed there at that time, our sleep was ruined by the continous door slamming, and loud voices all night long. The house itself stays next to a main road heading north, so the traffic is relatively heavy which may disturb your sleeping as well.
Off street parking available.
Well worth money anyway, we'd chose Lyell Creek Lodge again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Quality Backpackers for the independent & mobile traveler. Small, clean, quiet & homely. Mountain views and a peaceful garden & creek area. Eight private rooms, three with en-suite bathrooms. Two fully equipped kitchens. Log fire in lounge, off-street parking. TV & heaters in all rooms. Wireless & internet access. Guests laundry facilities. Free use of mountain bikes & BBQ cooker. Winter specials / discounts. All linen provided including towels & soap. Complimentary hot drinks. Relax & unwind in beautiful Kaikoura. ... more less