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Private Room, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Kaikoura, Canterbury Region, South Island

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Excellent - based on 11 reviews
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Haven M
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11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“unique high quality boutique accommodation in an amazing setting!”
Reviewed 9 January 2015 for a stay in April 2013

I stayed here nearly two years ago now but it 100% sticks in my mind. The railway carriage is obviously a huge passion project for the owner and the small details really made the difference. Very spacious and tidy with high quality features and loads of little touches that really added to the experience. Hapuku is just 5 mins from the main shops in Kaikoura but feels so remote - such a special place right across the road from the beach with only half a dozen houses nearby - it felt like it was your own private beach. BRAVA - a little piece of paradise.

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Liked best: location, unique high quality boutique accommodation. outdoor bath
Travelling group: Solo Traveller
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
4 Mar 2015
Thanks it was great having you stay maybe you will get back sometime as its always great to catch up with guests again
Thanks Mike & Susie-lee
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Merv02
Gisborne, New Zealand
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“Fantastic”
Reviewed 4 January 2015 for a stay in January 2015
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An absolute delight for any train enthusiast. I am not a train enthusiast but We were blown away by my random selection for accommodation. In the country with roosters and wild life, the bath under the moon was a treat. The accommodation, a lovingly restored railway carriage was better than I remember when I used to travel in them. So authentic.
Host hospitality/ service was delightful. Recommended, added to our travel memories.

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Liked best: The classy carriage and the ambiance
Liked least: No sign at gate identifying property, but was at end of the road.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
4 Mar 2015
We love having people stay meeting new people is the best part .Hope you had a great holiday.
Thanks Mike & Susie-lee
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