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Reviewed 13 February 2016 via mobile

I am Linh from Viet Nam, my husband and I make a tour South Island Nz. We found Waikene Lodge for a night then it is a great place so we make another night here then we make 2 more nights here. Great owner, great neighbour so we will make another trip back here in winter time this year or... More 

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Reviewed 28 April 2015

We found this place by accident and what a happy accident. We camped in our caravan and enjoyed using the kitchen and bbq for our dinner. Nice view of the hills and the deer on the hillside behind us. The following morning one sheep strolled through the campsite. Lots of hot water for showers in a sparkling facility. Would highly... More 

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China
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Reviewed 6 March 2015

Looking for a quiet place in a lovely countryside near Kaikoura, we've found this wonderful lodge and spontaneously decided to stay longer than planned. Joyce and Ross are very friendly and helpful hosts, they make it really easy to feel like home. The room was comfortable and spacious and the lounge is really cosy like a living room at home.... More 

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Thank Freddie S
2 reviews
Reviewed 18 November 2014

Great place with fantastic views, a real farm lifestyle, little cow follows you around in the yards, deer right beside your camp, and all the animals a farm has to offer, thanks Ross and joy you are such lovely people, you made our stay such a fantastic one. To the rest of you, a must to doo, you will love... More 

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Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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Reviewed 6 October 2014

Although we only stayed there for 1 night, we had a very warm welcome from Joy and the lodge environment and view are splendid! We enjoyed socialising with their cows and sheep, and Joy's cat!! The room includes pretty much everything you need, free wifi, Sky TV, stereo, alarm clock, hairdryer, fridge, electric blanket, coffee and tea, spa bathtub, heater,... More 

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Port Motueka, Nelson, New Zealand
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Reviewed 30 September 2014

It's over a month since my husband and I had a night at Waikene Lodge and the memories are precious... wonderful hospitality from the moment we drove in, outstanding views, an evening relaxing in the Lodge in front of the fire listening to music ;returning to breakfast the following morning with more music playing, the fire lit and table set... More 

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Cologne, Germany
1 review
Reviewed 21 September 2014

We had originally only booked one night but loved the place so much that we dicided to extend our stay. Joy is a wonderful host who made us feel welcome and home right away! We spent the evenings in front of the cozy fire place. Fresh eggs delivered right from the stabel were a nice treat for breakfast. The rooms... More 

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Thank brahmsHH
Copenhagen, Denmark
1 review
Reviewed 1 September 2014

My husband, son and I recently spent a weekend at Waikene Lodge together with a group of friends. What a magnificent place it is. Luxurious rooms, wonderful lounge with an open fire, stunning views of the mountains and so peaceful! We'll be back!!

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 31 August 2014 via mobile

My Husband and I had a 1 night stay. As soon as we arrived and were given such a warm welcome by Joy (who really does go above and beyond to ensure you have the best stay) we wished that we had more time at Waikene Lodge. The fire was roaring and any stresses were left outside. I thoroughly recommend... More 

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Thank ExeterGirl1
Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
1 review
Reviewed 20 August 2014

Waikene Lodge is an amazing place, so beautiful and peaceful, we are so glad we found it! The rooms are spacious, warm and immaculate and the views are spectacular! Joy and Ross are fantastic hosts and go the extra mile to make your stay special. We will definitely be returning soon!

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Waikene Lodge is a rural retreat on 2200ha of rugged farm land, nestled between the Inland and Seaward Kaikoura Ranges. Alpine Pacific Triangle. Extensive tracks suitable for tramping and mountain biking. All rooms are spacious with en-suite bathrooms (3 with spa bath). Unsurpassed views of snow-capped mountains. Camping facilities also available. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Waikene Lodge

Address: 243 Scotts Road | RD3, Kaikoura 7373, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Kaikoura
Price Range: $146 - $165 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
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“We stayed in room 3 which is just next to the living room and kitchen”
  • homemade ice cream with mango
  • breakfast
  • view from room
 of 5 bubbles patlorick, 6 Oct 2014 | Read review
“All rooms are beautiful with a view and open outside onto a deck”
 of 5 bubbles Waihekebeachstay, 15 Jul 2014 | Read review
“Bring your own food to make dinner - and breakfast and lunch too if you're so inclined, which you can enjoy on the deck with amazing views (or in front of the fireplace during winter!). A well equipped kitchen and BBQ are available for guests to use. Make sure to bring sandfly repellent if you visit during summer and are allergic to or affected by sandflies.”
 of 5 bubbles deborahc762, 15 Feb 2014 | Read review
“If you prepared to cook in Waikene, go to supermarket first. Because there is no shops or supermarket near the lodge. It simply takes 20 min drive to town.”
  • our room
  • bathroom
 of 5 bubbles Caroline_1124, 10 Dec 2013 | Read review
“All the rooms are great”
 of 5 bubbles Mwalker47, 15 Oct 2013 | Read review
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