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Kaikoura Boutique Hotel

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Great location . Room had views of the ocean and snow covered mountain peaks. Very friendly hosts. Tastefully decorated with many of the little luxury extras you would expect. Tasty continental breakfast with cappuccinos made by the host.

Thank trish c
Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 26 October 2016

We stayed for two nights, love the place (beautiful decor), comfortable bed and well-insulated room (nice and warm in winter). Jen and Warren (the owner) are every nice and make you feel welcome. The service was great with a good quality breakfast.

Thank Pia528
Denver, Colorado
Reviewed 11 October 2016

We started our vacation on the South Island with two days in Kaikoura at the wonderful Kaikoura Boutiqr Hotel. It was the perfect choice. The location is superb. The owners and staff are supremely helpful and friendly. The room was very comfortable and tastefully decorated and had everything we needed. And breakfast was an unexpected treat with salmon and beautiful...

Thank OldPachaMama
KaikouraBoutiqueHote, Owner at Kaikoura Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

High praise indeed, sincere thanks to you. Glad we kicked your trip off well. Hope your travels are treating you just as well. Jen

Exeter, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

Stayed for one night in a rainy Kaikoura. Lovely warm welcome and a gorgeous room to stay in. The bed was comfortable and the shower wonderful. Really tastefully decorated, a lot of thought has been put into the rooms. Breakfast the next morning was lovely, Warren was kind enough to check if our whale watching tour was available - 'not...

Thank sixeightthree
KaikouraBoutiqueHote, Owner at Kaikoura Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Warren, aka "old salty" - is a wealth of knowledge about local sea and weather conditions. It's uncanny how consistently right he about the best maritime activity to do when. If staying with us, pick his brain over breakfast. He's annoyingly accurate :)

Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

Had a great stay, rooms were very comfy and owners very friendly and helpful. They gave great recommendations of places to eat and to visit. Wish we had booked for longer as Kaikoura is such a beautiful little place

Thank sunnystraddie
KaikouraBoutiqueHote, Owner at Kaikoura Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

"Wish we stayed longer" - if I had a dollar for every time we hear this, I'd have.... $345! It's true, Kaikoura is so much more than a whistle-stop. Try to stay two nights minimum. There's so much to see and do - and we're always happy to help get you organised. If you're wanting to dolphin swim or whale...

Reviewed 5 October 2016

Room was unbelievable with balcony and view over bay. Owners were extremely helpful and professional and made you feel very welcomed. We stayed for two nights and it was the perfect ending to our two week holiday. The rooms are very tastefully decorated and extremely comfortable. Very relaxing sitting in bar area drinking beer and wine and discussing what the...

Thank Craig M
KaikouraBoutiqueHote, Owner at Kaikoura Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Another comment about my bar (yaaay!) Thank you. Kaikoura is quite often either the start or end of holidays - a fact not lost on us - glad we gave a suitably fabulous farewell from middle earth.

Reviewed 28 September 2016

This hotel is in a class of its own in Kaikoura. Waterfront views - good location -- top notch service - large luxurious rooms. Like I said - it is by far the best hotel in the town. We'll definitely be back again

Thank Inukshukasia
KaikouraBoutiqueHote, Manager at Kaikoura Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

What a lovely review. Thank you very much. You've encapsulated everything we aim for. Thanks for enjoying and appreciating it. It means the world to all of us.

Denver, Colorado
Reviewed 24 September 2016

We arrived for a two night stay after a week long stay in the North Island. We arrived to the lovely room furnished in comfortable colors and smartly organized kitchen set-up. There was plenty to choose from in the mini-bar, ask the front desk for prices. We sat in the front bar area for a drink before heading to dinner....

Thank AnnofIreland
KaikouraBoutiqueHote, Owner at Kaikoura Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Yaaaaaay! You're the first person to mention my bar - especially making comment about our fabulous rose and martini! Thank you. So glad you likey :) Jen

Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

Beautiful heritage building with stylish decor and furniture throughout. We stayed in room 9 and the view over the ocean was breathtaking, the room was extremely comfortable and had everything we needed (room 9). Breakfast was delicious, but the coffee was amazing!!! Best we've had in NZ so far. The owners were friendly, professional and very helpful - Jen even...

Thank BritishbornAussie
KaikouraBoutiqueHote, Owner at Kaikoura Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Glad you had a lovely stay - and that The Store hit the spot too :) Room 9 had a front row seat for the Kaikoura Hop just after you left - hundreds of classic cars cruising past the hotel, all rather festive too! Wasn't as peaceful as your experience, that's for sure... Yay for you and your review, thanks!!...

Greater Newcastle, Australia
Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

Lovely upstairs room overlooking the ocean. Bed is great, as were the pillows, excellent linen and heated bathroom floor. Breakfast is good, smoked salmon was delicious, and the coffee hit the spot. The sound of the ocean is all you need to get you relaxed at the end of a big day.

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KaikouraBoutiqueHote, Owner at Kaikoura Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Appreciate your comment on our bedding - we think it's divine too and have the same standard through the entire hotel... Yes, even our smaller courtyard rooms have the same quality mattresses, linen and pillows. A fabulous sleep ensured.

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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Kaikoura Boutique Hotel is an historic hotel right on the waterfront on Kaikoura's majestic Esplanade. The rooms have recently been upgraded to an extremely high standard, with stunning contemporary interior design, brand new furniture and flat screen TVs. The guest lounge has spectacular views over the ocean.. The rate includes free parking and free Wi-fi. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Kaikoura Boutique Hotel

Address: 146 Esplanade, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand (Formerly Maxtons On The Shore)
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Kaikoura
Price Range: $172 - $252 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Kaikoura Boutique Hotel 4.5*
Number of rooms: 12
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#2 Luxury Hotel in Kaikoura
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“We stayed in a courtyard room and it was quiet with a lovely garden view.”
CaitlinS478, 13 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Courtyard rooms don't have a view, but the lounge and dining areas have amazing views .”
, 5 Nov 2016 | Read review
“pick a room facing the water,”
handbagtraveller, 28 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Courtyard rooms aren't good value!”
AK2808, 3 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Main building with a balcony for good views.”
Voyager28, 25 Aug 2016 | Read review
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