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    Manakau Lodge

    198b Parsons Road, Kaikoura 7371, New Zealand
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    Breakfast included
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    Reviewed 1 week ago

    We only booked one night, to make it easy to do whale-watching in Kaikoura. Wish we'd stayed longer: it's a terrific location at the foot of snow-capped mountains, ten minutes from Kaikoura town by car. The rooms are world-class, and Neil is a delightful and...More

    Thank JRandom
    Response from ManakauLodge, Owner at Manakau LodgeResponded 4 days ago

    Thank you for reviewing us. We have many guests who wish they'd booked two nights instead of one, or even three nights instead of two, so your comments will hopefully be helpful to others who may wish to enjoy all we have to offer. It...More

    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    Just loved my stay at Manakau Lodge. Every element of my stay was just perfect. Neil warmly welcomed me after a long day driving... an excellent host going above and beyond in making my stay memorable with great advice. Fortunate to be offered room 1...More

    Thank Alison K
    Response from ManakauLodge, Owner at Manakau LodgeResponded 4 days ago

    Thanks so much! It was a great pleasure to have you stay and I very much enjoyed our conversations. Your recommendation is greatly appreciated. Do come back and see us again next time you head across the Tasman!

    Reviewed 4 weeks ago

    We stayed for 2 nights - we are pleased that we choose to do so any less and you wont be able to explore beautiful Kaikoura. The lodge is separate from their main house so very private, our hosts Neil and Eileen were amazing greeting...More

    Thank LJBOI
    Response from ManakauLodge, Owner at Manakau LodgeResponded 4 days ago

    Thank you so much for taking the trouble to post such an informative and complimentary review. It was a great pleasure meeting you and having the opportunity to chat (and indeed to compare notes!). We look forward to next time, and send our best wishes.

    Reviewed 20 July 2017

    We arrived after dark and after a long road trip, to be greeted by Neil who immediately made us feel welcome, with a drink and a delicious cold supper after showing us around. The view of the mountains from our room in the morning was...More

    1  Thank Mike S
    Response from ManakauLodge, Owner at Manakau LodgeResponded 4 days ago

    It was such a pleasure meeting you and having you stay at Manakau Lodge. We had been eagerly looking forward to the Lions tour but the 2016 earthquake severely disrupted things, so we do appreciate all the trouble you went to in visiting us, and...More

    Reviewed 23 June 2017

    We stayed here during our honeymoon tour of the south island and whilst we stayed in some incredible accommodation during our time in New Zealand, Manakau Lodge was our favourite. The lodge is in a beautiful setting where you can see the sea from one...More

    Thank nix84
    Response from ManakauLodge, Owner at Manakau LodgeResponded 4 days ago

    We are honoured to be named as your favourite accommodation during your wonderful honeymoon holiday here. Thank you for choosing us, and for taking the trouble to write such a complimentary review of your stay. It would be great to welcome you back one day!

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