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Inn the Bay Bed & Breakfast

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We should have been staying 2 nights but unfortunately due to the earlier earthquake and then road slides etc we couldn't get into Kaikoura as all access was closed . Luckily we got in for what would have been our second night originally. Kylie had been keeping us up to date with the road conditions by e mail which was...

Thank midge_10
Reviewed 3 February 2017

Unfortunately we didn't get to stay however I am writing this review because of the exceptional customer service. I booked for 1 night, however a couple of weeks before we were due to arrive, I received an email from Kylie to check if we were aware that the road north of Kaikoura had been closed. I had checked a couple...

Thank jloPerth
United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 November 2016

We spent one night at the Inn The Bay B&B as part of our four week road trip around New Zealand. Luke and Kylie could not have been more helpful in making sure we were met at the B&B when we arrived, suggesting places to go and places to eat. The B&B is on the waterfront and it is an...

Thank greentractor
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 November 2016

We stayed at 'Inn the Bay' for one night in July and wish we had planned to stay longer! Kylie met us as we arrived which was a lovely welcome. She was able to recommend places to eat and a few walks that we could go on. The room was amazing, lots of space and a huge bathroom with a...

Thank Matthew C
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 October 2016

We were in Kaikoura for the whale watch experience, having found the Whaleway Station (seriously) we needed to find accomodation for the night prior to our trip. We spotted this place and it sort of appealed, so, a knock on the door and we were shown the room etc which was fabulous, mine hosts offered us a welcome coffee in...

Thank Carl J
Leicester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 September 2016

Just stayed here for one night on my way through Kaikoura. Beautifully situated property right on the front. a little way away from the main town - but i take this as a plus - lovely and quiet. very near to dolphin encounter and seal colony. Hosts very helpful and chatty which was lovely as i was travelling alone. Room...

Thank Kim L
Reviewed 18 May 2016

This B&B is directly across the street from the waterfront and about a 7-minute walk from the heart of downtown Kaikoura, so it's very conveniently located. A spacious room, homemade bread at breakfast, and a friendly host added to the charm. Assigned parking directly behind the building.

Thank ScandiScot
Hampshire, England
Reviewed 21 April 2016

We only stayed one night in the small town but liked this B&B. Our room was very big and comfortable with a huge walk in shower. The location is not bad on the sea front about 15/20 minutes walk from the centre of town along the seafront Kylie the owner was a delight and made us feel really welcome and...

Thank Mike48
Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 13 April 2016

My wife and I had an absolutely delightful and amazing stay at this beautiful B&B. Kylie and Luke were fantastic hosts who were really friendly and helpful. We looked forward to having our breakfast every morning upstairs where we could take in the magnificent views of Kaikoura. Kylie was such a gracious host and we really enjoyed chatting with her...

Thank Pipetius
Kaikoura, New Zealand
Reviewed 27 March 2016

What a wonderfully friendly, helpful and welcoming couple. Nice large room and a super position for the house right on the beach road , near enough to walk to the town centre but far enough away to miss the noise and bustle. Nothing Easton much trouble and Kylie and Luke made it a real home from home. Don't look anywhere...

Thank rdjdavies915

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  • Breakfast included
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service

Additional Information about Inn the Bay Bed & Breakfast

Address: 196 Esplanade, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Kaikoura
Price Range: $162 - $182 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Inn the Bay Bed & Breakfast 4*
Number of rooms: 2
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“The room on the front was lovely. Woken by the sunshine and sea in the morning”
midge_10, 20 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Sea view right on the bay!”
724carlj, 26 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Only has two rooms so book early!”
howardm951, 21 Jan 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are good.”
S8248VQalanc, 13 Dec 2015 | Read review
“Ask for the en suite.”
CarolizB, 27 Feb 2015 | Read review
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