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Inn the Bay Bed & Breakfast
Ranked #9 of 32 Kaikoura B&B and Inns
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York, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
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“An excellent place to stay.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2014

The room was large and spotlessly clean. Nothing was too much trouble for our hosts who are very keen to please and offer good advice on the area. Good breakfast. The perfect base for whale watching and walk around the headland.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Navarre, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2014

Inn the Bay was a wonderful place to stay in Kaikoura. There are many bed and breakfast inns as well as motels, but the Inn the Bay beat them all. The Inn is just south of town across from the bay with beautiful views of the bay and the mountains. There are only two rooms at the Inn with a common area in between. The room was large, comfortable and nicely furnished and decorated. Kylie was a great hostess: very pleasant, personable, informative and gracious. This is the only place to stay in Kaikoura, but book early as the Inn is often full.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Market Harborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2014

What a lovely place to stay with lots of nice touches and attention to detail. Kylie was so helpful and friendly and collected us from the station and took us back for the next train journey. We arrived early, but that wasn't a problem for her and she gave us coffee and biscuits while she prepared the room for us. We thoroughly recommend this accommodation and would go back ourselves. Excellent position right on the sea front. Good sized room and everything we needed.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Espoo, Finland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2014 via mobile

We arrived early afternoon and stayed one night. Kylie helped us to carry our luggage. We had a nice wellcome Coffee. The room was spacious and comfortable and quiet. We got good suggestions for the restaurants and walks in the area. She also adviced us where to by crayfish and spot seals on our way to Marlborough. Thank you Kylie.

Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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UK
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2014 via mobile

A lovely spot with very friendly hosts who made us feel welcome. Very modern room and bathroom both nicely decorated. Tea and cake were waiting for us when we arrived which was a nice touch. There is no TV or kettle in the room but there is a shared lounge which had a big satellite tv, lots of comfy chairs and a fridge with tea and coffee. Sharing this space may not be to everyone's taste if you want a bit more privacy but it was fine for us. Breakfast is in the hosts living space and again will be served alongside other guests - again this may not be right for everyone if you want to eat on your own but we really enjoyed it. Location is about 20 minute walk to the strip but quite near the Green Dolphin restaurant that we would recommend. Good value too.

Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2014

Kylie and Luke have a smashing home and we were lucky to share some of it. Location good with stunning views but with a 20 minute walk into 'town' but on the flat all the way and well lit. 2 minutes by car with ample parking available and there are a good number of places to choose from to eat.
Kylie and Luke offered good advice on eateries and attractions and they do love the area and what it has to offer.
A really good continental breakfast with home cooked goodies which, weather permitting, can be taken on the balcony with stunning views.
Ample car parking, tea/coffee making in guests lounge with, when we were with them, a smashing piece of home made cake!
A delightful couple hosting this great B&B.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2014 via mobile

We stayed at Kylie and Luke place last week and had a wonderful time. They are running a lovely little place and are very friendly people! We had few drinks with them at their local bar and had a real laugh. Recommend it to anyone who want to go shale watching!

Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Property: Inn the Bay Bed & Breakfast
Address: 196 Esplanade, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Kaikoura
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Ranked #9 of 32 B&Bs / Inns in Kaikoura
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Hotel Class:4 star — Inn the Bay Bed & Breakfast 4*
Number of rooms: 2
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