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“Fantastic stay with very and helpful friendly Hosts”
Review of Nikau Lodge

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Nikau Lodge
Ranked #4 of 32 Kaikoura B&B and Inns
Reviewed 26 May 2013

My wife and I stayed at the Nikau B&B lodge while attending the celebrations at the Marae across the road for business. (We own a filming company) Our one night planned stay turned into two nights. We were very happy to stay another night so we could actually relax and have a chance to sit down chill out and get to know our hosts. As a kiwi myself I feel that Quentin and Jane are fabulous hosts and an asset to my country's tourism. The warm friendly atmosphere fantastic warm rooms and very comfortable beds made our stay perfect. The breakfast is just terrific and Quentin even cooked us a little surprise evening meal after our long busy day filming which was way above and beyond the call of the B&B duty. All up a fantastic stay.
A great way to sample "Kiwi" hospitality with the fantastic surroundings of Kaikoura NZ.
I fully recommend the Nikau Lodge B&B

Room Tip: All rooms were nice we stayed in the Dolphin room first night and the Whale room second night (It ha...
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  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled on business
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NikauLodge, Manager at Nikau Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 20 June 2013

We are very pleased you enjoyed our "Kiwi" hospitality. We are very proud to be a 100% New Zealand owned and operated B&B. Look for the 100% NZ banner on our website.
Thank you very much for your review.

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Reviewed 25 May 2013

We stayed 1 night last month on our way to Picton, and was blown away by the location and spectacular views from the room.
The hosts were fantastic and very helpful, and the gourmet breakfast was better than at some of the best hotels that I have stayed at.
Thanks you for a great experience and we will be back.

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled as a couple
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NikauLodge, Owner at Nikau Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 28 May 2013

So pleased you enjoyed our breakfast. We enjoy cookiing for our guests. We look forward to seeing you both again.

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Reviewed 22 May 2013

I stayed at Nikau Lodge for a few nights just recently and I truly can't fault the experience. The rooms were lovely with spectacular views and the breakfasts were delicious! Quentin and Jane were amazing hosts, and with lots of little special details and touches, I felt right at home. Would definitely recommend.

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled on business
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Thank Kelly S
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NikauLodge, Owner at Nikau Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 28 May 2013

Thank you very much for your complimentary reviw. We are very pleased you felt at home.

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Reviewed 7 May 2013

We spent one night at Nikau Lodge and really wished we could have stayed more...we were leaving South Island the next day and what an amazing, welcoming, friendly and so comfortable stay we had with Quentin and Jane. We so loved the walk along the cliff top and exploring the beach and rocks below. Restaurants, so many to choose from, all easily accessible. Our room was so comfy, clean and what a view! Loved the breakfast and we both voted it the best breakfast on the South Island. Have no hesitation in highly recommending Nikau Lodge to everyone.

Room Tip: Ask for sea view, but I think they all have spectacular rooms.
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  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled with family
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NikauLodge, Owner at Nikau Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 10 May 2013

Thank you so much for voting our breakfast the best in the South Island and for your high recommendation.

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Reviewed 26 April 2013

Me and my boyfriend stayed in Kaikoura for one night and found the place fantastic!! Our whale watching trip was cancelled and Jane gave us plenty of activities to do in the rain including seeing the seal cubs at the waterfall (a particular highlight of ours) and enjoying glass of wine in the hot tub in the rain. We had breakfast in the room with an amazing view over the bay of Kaikoura. Jane and Quentin made us feel at home and the B&B was beautiful - We would highly recommend this place!!

Room Tip: Dolphin room was fantastic and very cosy. Excellent views of the town.
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  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled as a couple
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NikauLodge, Owner at Nikau Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 10 May 2013

It was a shame your Whale Watch trip was cancelled, but as you found out there are lots of other things to do in Kaikoura and the seal pups are a hightlight for lots of our guests. Thank you very much for your review.

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Reviewed 24 April 2013

On Frommer's recommendation, we booked our stay in Kaikoura at the Nikau Lodge. This B & B is even better than the write ups! Quentin & Jane were very gracious hosts. The rooms were great, the views were superb and the breakfast was delicious!

  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled as a couple
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NikauLodge, Manager at Nikau Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 10 May 2013

Thank you very much for recommending us.

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Reviewed 23 April 2013

My husband and I stayed here for two nights whilst on a 4 week trip around New Zealand. What a wonderful place to stay! We had the Dolphin room - beautifully appointed, really comfortable bed and fantastic views over Kaikoura. Great to sit in the window with a glass of wine admiring the views! Only a few minutes walk to main street and eating places. Breakfasts here are brilliant as both host and hostess are fantastic cooks and the selection was worthy of a 5* hotel. (Probably better). There are also little extras provided and the hosts go out of their way to be helpful. Don't think anyone could be disappointed here. We would definitely return here again.

Room Tip: Front rooms with views over the bay.
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  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled as a couple
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NikauLodge, Manager at Nikau Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 10 May 2013

Thanks very much for your review and rating our breakfasts as 5*! We do love cooking for people and serving a breakfast that sets them up for the day.

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Additional Information about Nikau Lodge

Address: 53 Deal Street | close to State Hwy 1, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Kaikoura
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 32 B&Bs / Inns in Kaikoura
Price Range: £142 - £169 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Nikau Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated 10 minutes walk from Kaikoura's main town centre, Nikau Lodge has magnificent views of the Kaikoura Mountain Range and the Ocean. Come relax in the lounge, unwind in the garden or just come for a good nights rest. Continental and Full Cooked Breakfast using fresh local produce is served to you in the morning. ... more   less 
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