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“Waves is a great place to stay in Kaikoura” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Kaikoura Apartments
Ranked #5 of 20 Hotels in Kaikoura
Certificate of Excellence
New York City, New York
2 reviews
“Waves is a great place to stay in Kaikoura”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2011

My apartment was spacious, clean, very nicely decorated and had a GREAT view from the balcony. Damer and Liz are great hosts. Damer was kind enough to pick me up from the train station when I became stranded. Not only did he pick me up, he then took me on a quick tour of some of the more scenic areas. The customer service at Waves is simply above and beyond. This will be my "home" whenever I return to Kaikoura.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled solo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2011

We stayed for two nights in Sep 2011 and had a great stay. The apartments are very spacious and could easily have held two couples rather than just one as there was two bedrooms and two bathrooms. Everything was spotless and the views were great. We would highly reccommend Waves.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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West Midlands, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2011

Spotlessly clean, comfortable, spacious, well equipped apartment. Lovely setting. Friendly, helpful, patient hosts, a very relaxing stay. On our last night, they were fully booked with french fans, but the structure and design of the building ensures you don't hear your neighbours. The thoughtfulness of Liz and Damer is extraordinary, they will do what they can to enhance your stay, without being intrusive. We had lifts to supermaket, restaurant, railway station etc They didn't charge us for the fresh milk and internet we had and their recommendations of places to eat and things to do, were spot on. Plenty of scope to cater for yourselves. Dolphin Encounter Cafe next door great for brekkie/lunch and you still get that view!

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Cambridge, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2011

Very new, clean apartment. Spacious and smartly decorated. Nice sea view from the balcony. Very friendly host

  • Stayed October 2011
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2011

Waves is an excellent place to stay - superb location, both close to the beach but also close to town yet very quiet. (as an aside, the Dolphin Encounter a couple of doors along does great coffee and food during the day....)
The apartments are very well appointed, super clean with nice linen and comfortable beds. Having an in apartment laundry was really useful. The service was excellent and nothing was a problem. When we called to book the great spa pool, within minutes spa towels were delivered to the door.
We'll be back and will recommend to others

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with family
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2011

these apartments are modern well appointed, clean and warm. Fantastic location and the owners have thought of lots of the little things that really make your holiday and stay very special. Thoroughly recomend for a weekend away or a longer stay.

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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled solo
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2011

We found this apartment very modern, spacious and comfortable, a good escape for a couple of days from Christchurch! And the owners went out of their way to be friendly, courier posting my pillow that I inadvertently left behind, it arrived early the next morning affter we arrived home, they had even washed the pillow cases!
We also loved visiting the seal pups at Ohau Stream, which was recommended to us by the owners. I would recommend this apartment for anyone wanting a relaxing time with a wonderful view in Kaikoura.

Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Kaikoura Apartments

Property: Kaikoura Apartments
Address: 78 The Esplanade, Kaikoura 7301, New Zealand (Formerly Waves on the Esplanade Kaikoura)
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Kaikoura
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Kaikoura
#3 Romantic Hotel in Kaikoura
#4 Luxury Hotel in Kaikoura
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:5 star — Kaikoura Apartments 5*
Number of rooms: 11
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