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Farnham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 August 2013

We arrived for a one night stay in one of the top floor apartments. When we drew back the curtains in the morning we had a majestic view of blue sky and snow-clad mountains leading down to a view of the Pacific Ocean. Fantastically equipped and stylish family accommodation. Nothing had been overlooked; everything had been very well thought through....

Thank guy1067
Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 14 August 2013

This was a top-notch property and would love to stay here again. We had a very comfortable two bedroom apartment and it had everything. They even have a low counter in the handicap apartment so you can cook from a wheelchair. great location. Couldn't be better.

Thank Khaybee
Reviewed 11 August 2013

We had a one night stay in a top floor apartment in early July. We drove past the property as we entered the town, it was dark and late and we missed the sign, so we were pleased to park up underneath our room. The apartments are very well furnished, so we decided to chill out with a take away...

Thank SteveP1874
Reviewed 6 August 2013 via mobile

My husband and I initially booked a 2 night stay in a ground floor apartment through booking.com. A few days before our arrival we recieved an email asking if we needed ground floor access as we could be upgraded to a top floor apartment free of charge. Having now stayed in these apartments it would definitely be worth paying the...

2Thank TripMember101720162
Reviewed 3 August 2013

We booked this apartment because we always look in tripadviser before we book anything to see the reviews and get an idea about the Hotel/Motel/Apartment etc. We were very pleasantly surprised. What a great 2 Bedroom apartment we had. With all the bells and whistles. Great appliances, spacious, clean and nice views over sea and mountains. Our stay was far...

Thank MargitandJim
Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 29 July 2013

Over the last fifteen years we've chosen self-catering apartments wherever possible in Europe, North America, Asia, Oz and even the Pacific Islands. Of those many places, Waves on the Esplanade was the very best on all counts - and it is only 181km from home! As well as the positive reviews, I had a hint from Liz's profesionalism in handling...

1Thank Kiwi_rua
Inverness, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 July 2013

We stayed three nights at Waves. Had a two bedroom apartment - one en-suite and the other separate which also had a washing machine, drier and sink in a well appointed cupboard. Own parking space below the apartment and a lift to our floor. Met by the Manager (Liz) who was most helpful and informative not only about the apartment...

Thank Poppy61268
Reviewed 17 July 2013

After reading reviews in trip advisor we chose this accommodation. We had a two bedroom apartment with an ocean view. It wasn't cheap and we booked online, I noticed in the tourist info in Kaikoura that they were advertising 30 percent off the rooms but we had already booked. The apartments really are very good, they are spacious, well furnished...

Thank jl_ck
Bangkok, Thailand
Reviewed 12 July 2013

This is a fantastic place to spend a few days in Kaikoura. Very well maintained and beautiful apartments. Two bedrooms with a bathroom each. Perfect for a family of four as we are. Well equipped kitchen, washing machine and dryer made life easy. Liz and Damer manage the Waves in an outstanding manner. They went out of the way to...

Thank Peter Henri H
Reviewed 11 July 2013

We stayed here to go whale watching the next day - with our two kids 12 and 9. We only stayed one night and the only problem we had there is that none of us wanted to leave. We checked in after an incredibly scenic drive down the rugged and remote coastline from Blenheim. The manager - Damer really warmly...

Thank Peter Z

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  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
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Additional Information about Kaikoura Apartments

Address: 78 The Esplanade, Kaikoura 7301, New Zealand (Formerly Waves on the Esplanade Kaikoura)
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Kaikoura
Price Range: $247 - $324 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Kaikoura Apartments 5*
Number of rooms: 11
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Also Known As:
Waves On The Esplanade Kaikoura Hotel Kaikoura
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#1 Family Hotel in Kaikoura
#3 Romantic Hotel in Kaikoura
#4 Luxury Hotel in Kaikoura
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“Be mindful of the lack of elevators, you could be climbing two flights of stairs depending on the apartment you get.”
  • Sunrise view from Apartment 10
 of 5 bubbles InfrequentFlyer22, 2 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Top floor is best”
 of 5 bubbles Didge77, 5 Apr 2016 | Read review
“every apartment has a sea view!”
 of 5 bubbles cantravnut, 22 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Room 11 was great, but all rooms seem to have the same good view.”
 of 5 bubbles LandALot, 4 Mar 2016 | Read review
“We recommend the second floor, mid way between street and back”
  • View from our room over bay and mountains in background
 of 5 bubbles LynnSmithOntario, 2 Feb 2016 | Read review
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