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The White Morph Heritage Collection

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Parkland, Florida
Reviewed 14 March 2016

The best hotel/motel/apartment in Kaikoura. As good as many 5 star Auckland/Sydney hotels, but unfortunately the same price! If you want the best hotel in town with the best view, look no further. But it's not cheap! The reception gave me a choice of rooms. I believe the courtyard view was $NZ160 all the way up to the top of...

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MIke R, Manager at The White Morph Heritage Collection, responded to this review

Dear gabirds Thank you for the exceptionally positive feedback. We are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed our facilities and your wonderful dolphin experience. Regards Mike Manager

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 9 March 2016 via mobile

Wonderfully located hotel in Kaikoura. Faces the ocean and a very short walk into town. We had an ocean facing room which provided spectacular views. Room was very clean and tidy and well appointed with a kitchenette. Staff helpful in suggesting activities. Easy walking distance to the nearby seal colonies. Definitely recommend the ocean facing rooms.

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MIke R, Manager at The White Morph Heritage Collection, responded to this review

Dear DomerMike Thank you for your comments on your recent stay at The White Morph. Glad to hear you enjoyed the view from your room and found the staff most helpful. Regards Mike Manager

Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 March 2016 via mobile

We stayed here for two nights, we had a 2 bed apartment with lounge, 2 toilets, shower, kitchenette and 2 balconies. We were so pleased to be able to spread ourselves out! The rooms were clean with free fudge and free biscuits with coffee and tea. The laundry facilities were good. Next door was an excellent cafe for breakfast, dolphin/albatross...

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Pukekohe East, Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 3 March 2016

If your travelling as a family or group the White Morph is ideal. I'm not sure if all rooms were like the one I was provided but it had two massive bedroom, two toilets and 1 full bathroom and kitchen.

Thank Neil S
Hitchin, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 March 2016

This hotel is just out of town and facing the sea. Our room had a balcony where we could sit and look at the sea - we saw dolphins in the bay early in the morning - a magical experience. The room was large and clean and the bed very comfortable, there is a small and functional kitchen area which...

Ipswich, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 February 2016

Lovely and clean. Room had everything we needed. Good location with garden view including patio area where we could sit and eat. Located near enough to town and eateries but far enough away to be quiet.

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Varsity Lakes, Australia
Reviewed 22 February 2016

First floor rooms would be recommended especially those facing the ocean. The proprietor was so helpful with attractions to see, especially as we had our Whale Watching trip cancelled due to rough seas. The seal colony was an eye opener. Breakfast is served in the cafe next door, good and quick. A short drive to main "action" area, catering for...

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Wilmington, Delaware
Reviewed 21 February 2016

This small hotel is located just outside of town center and right on the water. It is modern with very updated furnishings, including the very best beds we have had on this trip. Our room had a very modern kitchenette that was well equipped. The large bathroom had a big jetted tub. We were only in Kaikoura for 2 nights...

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 February 2016

Well located on the seafront but some distance from the town centre (15/20 minute walk). Not really a Heritage hotel as it is quite modern. No restaurant facilities although there is a decent cafe next door. Our De Luxe room had a sea view and a small balcony looking across the main road to the seafront. Ideal for our purposes...

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MIke R, Manager at The White Morph Heritage Collection, responded to this review

Dear RVP Thank you for your feedback on your recent stay. Heritage Boutique Collection is a brand name not a property description. The Heritage in Heritage Boutique Collection is speaking to the heritage of the company not the buildings. Glad you enjoyed your room and the offerings available at Café Encounter next door. Regards Mike Manager

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 February 2016

The rooms were spacious and very clean and offer a nice view. There's ample parking space and ideal if you go for a dolphin encounter next door ! Highly recommended if you are around in this marvellous place.

Thank Paniek
MIke R, Manager at The White Morph Heritage Collection, responded to this review

Dear Paniek Thank you for your review. Glad to hear you enjoyed your stay at The White Morph. Regards Mike Manager

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  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Accessible rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Laundry Service
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Set on the Esplanade in iconic Kaikoura, The White Morph enjoys commanding views of the ocean right to the distant horizon and mountains, and gives you access to all of the region's many experiences. We offer a range of 5 Star and 4 Star Qualmark rated studios and self-contained apartments. Our 5 Star Premium studios include an ocean views and a hydrotherapy spa en-suite. Our 4 Star Garden Studios and Family Apartments look out to the garden area. Cafe Encounter, Shops, movie theatre and all activities are in close vicinity. 8 Premium Studios, king beds, with hydra-therapy spa baths. 4 Premium Studios, with either a king bed or twin beds,with spa baths. 4 Deluxe Studios, king bed with bath and shower. 3 Family Apartments, accommodation for up to 6 persons. 12 Garden Studios with queen and single beds ... more   less 

Additional Information about The White Morph Heritage Collection

Address: 92-94 Esplanade | post code: 7300, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand (Formerly White Morph Motor Inn)
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Kaikoura
Price Range: $144 - $294 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The White Morph Heritage Collection 4*
Number of rooms: 31
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Also Known As:
White Morph Motor Hotel Kaikoura
White Morph Hotel
White Morph Kaikoura
Hotel Style:
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Kaikoura
#3 Luxury Hotel in Kaikoura
#5 Romantic Hotel in Kaikoura
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“Ask for a sea view”
149johnw, 21 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Rooms at front have balcony and sea view.”
Whiskyclark, 18 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Sea facing rooms on the first floor are the best. Other rooms overlook the parking area.”
Philipvg, 16 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Ask for sea view room if available”
DomAustralia, 18 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a room with a sea view. The main road is just below, but we were not bothered by traffic sounds.”
AlanRJ, 14 Mar 2017 | Read review
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