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Kaikoura Boutique Hotel

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Reviewed 7 May 2016 via mobile

Good location, nice view, clean, friendly and helpful staff. Free WiFi and good breakfast. Only thing that could be improved on is the water pressure in the shower is a bit weak but otherwise a good stay.

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

After the most amazingly busy time at the hotel, we're finally able to do upgrade work to some of the rooms over winter - some bathrooms are getting a complete overhaul, not just shower pressure. Thanks for your review - we agree.

Bolton
Reviewed 7 May 2016

From the moment we arrived, a little jet-lagged and weary , they were only expecting 2 of us (there were 3) they couldn't have been more accommodating, we were given wonderful advice for eating and adventures! We all fell asleep incredibly early and we all had the same experience, the mattress was incredible. Only to wake to a delicious breakfast,...

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

I remember you well.... Wasn't it you wanting to check out and take our mattress with you? LOL. Thanks for staying with us, hope the rest of your travels were fabulous :)

Reviewed 3 May 2016 via mobile

Settled a few short minutes from the center of town and some wonderful restaurants the Kaikoura Boutique Hotel is a fantastic place to stay! The owners Jen and Warren are a lovely couple that know the area. They booked us for dinner the moment we arrived which was wonderful. The view from the breakfast and reception area is beautiful, just...

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

Thanks for your feedback - specifically re breakfast and WiFi - we've spent a lot of time and money on these areas since taking over the hotel in February, so to learn that these are highlights warms the cockles! Hope to welcome you both back sometime - always a joy having fun-loving spirits in the house.

Reviewed 1 May 2016

Lovely couple run this hotel and provide a homely type light breakfast within the tariff. Our room was behind the hotel so no sea view but was very clean and comfortable. Overall a nice experience and value for money.

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

Thanks, we appreciate your feedback - especially re building our breakfast into the room rate - a change only recently made. Seems to be a winner!

Saint Louis, Missouri, United States
Reviewed 24 April 2016

We absolutely loved our experience at Kaikoura Boutique Hotel. The building is lovely and thoughtfully appointed, and the gardens are stunning. We stayed in a gorgeous, luxurious room on the second floor of the main building (which has an interesting history) and highly recommend it. Everything is impeccably clean, modern, and comfortable. The location is great--an easy 15-minute walk to...

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

Thanks for your kind review. Great that Warren's coffee rated a mention. His cappuccino is gathering fame - currently best in the southern hemisphere ;) (Self rated)

Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 23 April 2016 via mobile

What a perfect spot to spend to stay when you are in Kaikoura. This place is perfect with comfy rooms with good facilities including wifi and lovely Gardens and lounge with a View. The owners are superb and so friendly. The Breaky is also a highlight. Give it a go.

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

Yay - thanks for your review. You've pin-pointed the key things we've spent so much time and energy getting right - breakfast, wifi and gardens. So happy these things are not only noticed, but appreciated.

Southampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 April 2016

This is a recently refurbished hotel on the seafront. Rooms at the front of the hotel overlook the sea and there is a lovely view in the mornings. The room was to a high standard, although not especially large. The television unfortunately was not working and the internet was not fast enough to watch TV on a tablet. The main...

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

Thanks for your review - which left us collectively without words - and sorry you felt this way. In response, you mention "you didn't like to ask". Had you asked, you would have discovered: 1. We have never charged any guest for any barista-made coffees during breakfast. Not once. 2. Our continental breakfast buffet at that time included an 'Egg...

ajijic, Jalisco
Reviewed 15 April 2016

Kaikoura Boutique Hotel is housed in a historic 1880s building, just 10 minutes' walk from Kaikoura Town. Each room features a refrigerator, a 32-inch flat-screen TV and a coffee/tea plunger. All rooms include an en suite bathroom with toiletries and a hairdryer. There is free WiFi and parking on site

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

Thanks for your review. As you rightly mentioned, the building is one of the oldest in Kaikoura and certainly one of the most beautiful examples of the architecture of the day / 1880's. We're all very proud to be the loving custodians of this grand old building.

siem reap
Reviewed 13 April 2016

I messed up my booking (wrong date!), and the owner/manager could not have been more helpful in sorting me out. Really took the attitude of "let's sort this out", and took a personal interest in making sure I was comfortable. I wish all hotels were like this! Room itself looked refurbished relatively recently, although before the change in hands, and...

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

LOL! I remember you, based on your booking kerfuffle. Relieved this happened at a time of year when we could juggle rooms. You'll be pleased to learn we're up-specking the last of the bathrooms over the winter months. Happy you enjoyed your stay :)

Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 13 April 2016

The new owners are lovely and very helpful. They also have two cute dogs and they are very passionate about their property. Rooms: Although the rooms are small, they are nicely decorated and colorful. They seem to be just renovated. The beds and the bedding are comfortable. There are plugs by the bedside for phone chargers and reading lights. Bathroom:...

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

What a considered and comprehensive review, thank you! As you rightly point out, our courtyard rooms surround the large courtyard garden. Perhaps it's a reflection of the kind of guests our hotel attracts, but we've not had any noise related issues to deal with. Good to see our pups rating a mention - they don't get to meet and greet...

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Smoking rooms available
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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: $168 - $243 (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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“Courtyard rooms don't have a view, but the lounge and dining areas have amazing views .”
 of 5 bubbles , 5 Nov 2016 | Read review
“pick a room facing the water,”
 of 5 bubbles handbagtraveller, 28 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Room 7 has a skylight with no curtains or blinds, so is ideal if you want to be woken up very early in the summer!”
 of 5 bubbles Prisonerfan, 10 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Courtyard rooms aren't good value!”
 of 5 bubbles AK2808, 3 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Main building with a balcony for good views.”
 of 5 bubbles Voyager28, 25 Aug 2016 | Read review
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