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Kaikoura Apartments
Ranked #6 of 20 Hotels in Kaikoura
Reviewed 29 April 2014

We stayed here for 2 nights and were so happy with the apartments. Best apartments we stayed in on our trip. It was my birthday and the owners had put a Happy Birthday sign on our apartment door along with balloons and a gift for me inside. What a lovely touch! The beach was across the road and it was a short distance to town. Had a lovely time, many, many thanks!
The bedrooms were great, 2 king sized beds with their own bathrooms, a laundry yea!!!, and a very comfortable lounge room, what more could you want. Thanks once again!

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  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 27 April 2014

We stayed here for 1 night and were sorry we weren't in Kaikoura for a longer period as the apartments are fantastic, well situated away from the noise and bustle of the main street and have great views of the sea and towards the mountains. We stayed in a 2 bedroom apartment (no.6) and found the bedrooms were very comfortable (the beds gave us our best night sleep all holiday!) and the bathroom shower was a pleasure as it had good water pressure (something our other holiday accommodation had sorely lacked!). As other reviewers have stated the apartments are very well equipped, clean and the owners/reception staff are very helpful. We took their recommendation of the Encounter cafe for breakfast and were not disappointed. We would stay here again should we visit Kaikoura again.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 24 April 2014

The apartments are fully equipped and have laundry room inside the apartment which may be helpful for some (better than carting it to a public one). They are also very spacious.

The owners were very friendly and helpful. The location was decent, being able to walk easily into town or do the longer walk towards the seals.

The downsides were no bath and the pillows were not the comfiest.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 April 2014 via mobile

Stayed here with my parents on their first trip to New Zealand. Having stayed in some backpackers, we thought we'd treat ourselves in Kaikoura and this didn't disappoint. The apartment was lovely, well equipped and clean. Although a little walk from town, it's ideal for an early trip with Dolphin encounter next door, which I've now done twice and loved. Friendly chap welcomed us to the apartment and we'd be more than happy to go back

Stayed: January 2014
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Reviewed 19 April 2014

We stayed here for one night on our tour of the South Island and loved it. The apartment was fabulous with every possible thing you might need from fresh milk in the fridge to a washing machine and tumble dryer ( great when you have been away for 3 weeks!). And the views across to the sea and the mountains are wonderful. Damar, the manager, was great and nothing was too much trouble. He also gave us a good recommendation for dinner which was really welcome after a long and difficult drive south from Picton due to land slips and flooding. I would have no hesitation in recommending this as a fabulous place to stay.

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Reviewed 16 April 2014

Would definitely stay here again, in fact thinking of making another booking in 6 months time! Loved the room layout and the balcony, would be better in summer apart from the tourists! Very well appointed and managed.

Stayed: April 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 16 April 2014

We loved Waves on the Esplanade! Immaculate room. Very spacious. Lovely bathrooms and bedrooms. Very well equipped. Excellent laundry facilities too. Amazing location and great views (from our room: room 9!)
Liz was very helpful and friendly. Would highly recommend and definitely return.

Stayed: March 2014, travelled with family
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Additional Information about 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: £144 - £173 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Kaikoura Apartments 5*
Number of rooms: 11
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