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Kaikoura Apartments
Ranked #6 of 20 Hotels in Kaikoura
Bethesda, Maryland
1 review
“Melissa C”
Reviewed 24 October 2013

Perfect spot to enjoy Kaikoura. We had a lovely two-night stay here as we made our way around the South Island. We were amazed at how spacious and well-furnished it was with two bedrooms/full bathrooms, laundry, wonderfully well-equipped kitchen and a beautiful view of the ocean and mountains both at sunrise and sunset. Everything was perfectly clean and the hosts were helpful and friendly. Highly recommend and excellent value for the price.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
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Christchurch
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Reviewed 13 October 2013

As much travelled guests, all four of us couldn't speak highly enough of our stay at the Waves. Wonderful hosts, great spacious and spotless accommodation. All the comforts of home away from home. Would definitely recommend the apartments to anyone wanting an unforgettable break away in Kaikoura.

Room Tip: Higher floors have wonderful sea views.
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 5 October 2013

These apartments are justly rated #1. Very comfortable two bedrooms, at the front with stunning views of the ocean and mountains on a clear, sunny day. Helpful hosts and many useful, provisions. A walk to town, but a more comfortable drive to the whale watching tour.

Room Tip: Front rooms get the full mountain view and traffic is not too noisy.
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
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Oamaru
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Reviewed 25 September 2013

Two couples shared a two bedroomed apartment which was very roomy and had two toilets and a lovely shower.
The kitchen had everything to make you feel at home and the furniture was comfortable and stylish.
Have booked to stay again next year.

Room Tip: We were in room 5 in the middle but I think room 12 may be better on the top floor
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 28 August 2013

I stayed here the night before I went whale watching. The apartment I had was beautiful and had a sea view. The standard of the decoration was excellent and it was nice to be a bottle of milk to have a brew with.

These apartments are lovely

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled solo
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Farnham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 26 August 2013

We arrived for a one night stay in one of the top floor apartments. When we drew back the curtains in the morning we had a majestic view of blue sky and snow-clad mountains leading down to a view of the Pacific Ocean.

Fantastically equipped and stylish family accommodation. Nothing had been overlooked; everything had been very well thought through. Top amenities and comforts, accompanied by very friendly and welcoming service.

I would definitely recommend this as a great place to stay and wish we could have stayed longer.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Wellington, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2013

This was a top-notch property and would love to stay here again. We had a very comfortable two bedroom apartment and it had everything. They even have a low counter in the handicap apartment so you can cook from a wheelchair. great location. Couldn't be better.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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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
#5 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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