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Nikau Lodge
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Reviewed 5 January 2014

We stayed there at the start of January 2014. The "Whale" room was light and airy, with large windows to open. Small fridge in the hallway has milk for your tea and coffee. The owners/hosts were happy to help guests with whatever they needed to enjoy the town. The weather was nice when we were there, so we were out and about, but I think the downstairs area would be nice to sit in on a cold or rainy day. The included breakfasts were great, and you had lots of choices from light, (cereal, fruit, porridge), to a "full" breakfast that will keep you going most of the day. We were surprised to find out that much of the artwork was done by the owners' son, who happened to be there during our stay.

Room Tip: We stayed in the Whale room, which was nice, but did not get a chance to look at any of the others, so we could not say which you should choose. Our room had a small alcove with a small table, a couple chairs, and lots of windows, so it was almost like sitting outside.
  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank sfordjasiri
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NikauLodge, Owner at Nikau Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 14 January 2014

A great review, thank you very much. We are very lucky we have a son who can decorate our walls with his art work!

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Reviewed 1 January 2014

Stayed here for the second time. You are warmly welcomed by your hosts the rooms are well appointed and comfortable. The upstairs rooms have great views ( when the clouds allow) and the complimentary wine goes down a treat. The breakfasts are delicious and set you up for a day exploring all kaikoura has to offer.
It has no pool so my rating is unfair....just can't remove it :-(

Room Tip: Upstairs have the best views
  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled with family
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NikauLodge, Owner at Nikau Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 14 January 2014

Thank you very much for the fantastic review. We are very pleased our Spa pool is now fixed, we had to wait ages for the new motor. Now our guests can enjoy a glass of our complimentary Sauvignon Blanc in the Spa.

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Reviewed 16 December 2013

We had a room with great views in two directions (or it would have done had the weather been better) and it was very comfortable. The breakfast had different choices each morning which was a bit confusing and meant that it you liked something one morning it wasn’t there the next day. The hosts were welcoming and helpful with advice about the locality.

Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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NikauLodge, Manager at Nikau Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 20 December 2013

Thank you for your review. We are sorry you found our changing breakfast menus confusing. We like to give our guests choices for their breakfast because we do hear from some that they get sick of bacon and eggs every morning. We have 2 menus we alternate and each menu has 3 choices of cooked breakfasts.

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Reviewed 30 November 2013

Quentin and Jane are incredible people and hosts...we were warmly welcomed and given great recommendations for lunch, dinner and walks..oh and it was so wonderful to have breakfast in our room with the beautiful views. Thanks for the recommendation of Black Estate Winery, Jane, the lunch was very nice and the scenery was gorgeous..great place to stop on the way to Christchurch!

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Susan M
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NikauLodge, Manager at Nikau Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 20 December 2013

Thank you very much for the fabulous review. We are very happy you enjoyed your stay with us and having breakfast in your room with those stunning views we have.

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Reviewed 25 November 2013

On arrival at Nikau Lodge we received a very warm welcome from our hosts, Jane & Quentin. Jane showed us to our room (we'd requested the Dolphin Room) which had fabulous views over Kaikoura Bay and the snow-capped mountains. The room & en suite were very well 'equipped' and the bed itself was very comfortable. Breakfast was excellent and made lunch totally unnecessary!! Our visit to Kaikoura came at the beginning of our trip to NZ and made for a really great start. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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NikauLodge, Owner at Nikau Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 20 December 2013

Thank you so much for your high recommendation and your great review.

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