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Kaikoura Cottage Motels
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Reviewed 26 February 2014

Really pleasant 2 night stay. Our cottage was clean and quiet. We were less than a five minute drive to some good restaurants. Our host was super attentive. I sprained a knee and she was there with remedies and extra towels for cushions. There is a huge selection of DVDs. She had good suggestions for coffee shops and travels. It was a great choice for us.

Stayed: February 2014
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Reviewed 26 February 2014

Lovely cottage with a secluded porch and mountain view. The cottage was large, clean, comfortable and very private. Darrell (host) was friendly, helpful and happy to share his knowledge about what to see and do. Kaikoura is a gorgeous place-- be sure to check out Point Kean and Ohau seal colonies!

Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 2 January 2014

Best beds ever! Warm welcome from Darryl who couldn't do enough for us. Zapped up to local supermarket (what a great selection) - very well appointed, cosy, comfortable and quiet motel.
Take a stroll on the gorgeous beach.

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  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 2 January 2014 via mobile

Great friendly service, lovely wee cabins that were nicely furnished, comfortable and clean!
The rooms had everything you needed to make a simple meal and they were easy to get to just outside of town! Good recommendations of things to do and places to eat in town

Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 25 December 2013

Daryl (host) was very friendly, with a relaxed attitude and so welcoming. The cottage that we stayed at was very spacious, well-equipped, clean and cosy. There are even dvds to borrow if you want to have a quiet evening in (in addition to the various TV channels that are available).
Very well located - it is peaceful and quiet, as it is 2km from the town centre but a very short drive into town.
Highly recommend staying here!

Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 19 December 2013

Am loathe to write a good review for somewhere SO nice - next minute it will be booked out - great news for R & D, bad news for the next time I visit!!!

Accomodating, relaxing, hassle free, following up with lost property, nothing was too much or too small to be looked after. The quality of the units is first class - bedding, towels, facilities - everything worked and nothing was scrimped on. We were there for 2 days and while the usually reliable Kaikoura weather let us down, the cottage was perfect for a day of movies, food and wine!

I will definitely be back!

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 11 December 2013

If you reach Kaikoura by car, Kaikoura Cottage Motels is a great place to stay. About 2 km from the centre, it is a 2 minutes drive from the action, yet peaceful and quiet .The cottages are spacious and well-equipped and the setting is truly beautiful; A comfy bed, good reading lamps and a great shower are just few of the details which make your stay a pleasure. Having been to other motels in Kaikoura in the past, this will definitely be our first choice next time we visit.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Address: Corner Old Beach Road | Mill Road and State Highway 1, Kaikoura 7371, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Kaikoura
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Ranked #4 of 36 Speciality Lodging in Kaikoura
Price Range: £80 - £110 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Kaikoura Cottage Motels 4*
Number of rooms: 8
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