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Kaikoura Apartments
Ranked #5 of 20 Hotels in Kaikoura
Jakarta, Jakarta Raya, Indonesia
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31 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Clean and Strategic”
Reviewed 5 August 2014

The owner: Liz and her husband are very nice. I've keep changing dates and yet they were still nice.
Location is the best in Kaikoura, cause positioned right in the middle of the beach front street. Nearby within walking distance, you could find several decent restaurants.
Rooms' interiors are still new. The warmers which are the most important element during winter time worked perfectly ok.
The view from the top level apartment are breathtaking. You could see the ice mountain shined by the sun and the wind making damask swirl on top of the sea.
Highly recommended for family.

  • Stayed July 2014
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28 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 July 2014

beatiful 2 bed apt., modern, new, great taste, it has anything you need and more in the beautiful kitchen, comfortable new couches for the entire family, large bedrooms with luxury linen, washing machine and dryer in one of the 2 bathrooms, outstanding vies to the beach. the hosts at the reception are kind, caring, and just a pleasure to meet.
only sorry we had to leave

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Noosa, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 July 2014

This place was the best apartment style accomodation we had on a month trip.
The unit was out standing, very we'll fitted out with all the amenities you need for a base on holidays. Situated just near dolphin encounter offices, right across from the water and easy walking distance into town where there was lots of little cafés, pubs etc.
The owners were also outstanding and couldn't have been more helpful, even arranging for us to lengthen stay at greatly reduced rate.
The heating was great, heaps of cooking equipment etc.
Wifi was free, there is free towels for beach, book exchange etc, etc.
Absolutely fantastic stay, thanks

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Brisbane, Australia
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10 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 July 2014

We checked in for one night - we were welcomed by fantastic hosts. The apartments were very comfortable with great views do the snow-caped mountains and beach.The king sized beds were very comfortable and the apartments had everything needed for an enjoyable stay. We would have happily stayed there for on week. Thank you to the wonderful hosts for a great stay.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 July 2014

We really enjoyed our three day stay; couldn't have been better. We had read the reviews before selecting the Waves, and after only a short time there we realised that it is the pick of the places to stay in Kaikoura. Certainly it is a bit more expensive than others nearby, (although this was helped by a winter-time deal), but in our view it was definitely worth the additional cost. The hosts were great, with a mixture of courtesy, helpfulness and kiwi humour. The apartment itself was perfect in terms of comfort, quietness, cleanliness, facilities, spaciousness and location.

Our only "complaint" would be the noise of the waves crashing on the beach across the road!

We would recommend these apartments in all respects, and we look forward to staying there again.

Room Tip: Room No.8 was upstairs, near the front and had an outstanding view of the curving beach and mountain...
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Christchurch, New Zealand
Level 4 Contributor
42 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 June 2014

We arrived to a very nice warm welcome. Our apartment was spacious, warm, clean and luxurious.
It was so nice that we got takeaways for dinner, (even though there is a well catered for kitchen) and sat looking out at the sea, so peaceful. King size beds in both rooms very comfy. Washing machine and dryer in cupboard in second bathroom. Over all a very comfortable stay indeed.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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Hillsborough, California
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56 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 2014

Helpful and friendly hosts, very welcoming and knowledgeable about the area. Suggested several places to go to see seals and seal pups, great suggestions that only locals seemed to know about. Spacious living/dining area, provided fresh milk for plunger coffee. Views from living room are nice but need to go out on balcony and peer around partition to get better ocean view; so side views rather than frontal, but the apartments are just across the road from the ocean so not really a major issue.

Room Tip: Two of the apartment have ocean front views, the rest have side views but still more than adequate.
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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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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