From the moment Tony picked us up at the coach stop to the early morning lift to the Whale-watching station we felt like real VIPs during our stay at the Admiral Creighton. Our room backed onto a delightful terraced seating area overlooking a babbling brook, fields dotted with milliion dollar horses and in the distance beautiful, snow-capped mountains. The room itself was spotless, beautifully appointed and extremely condusive to cool relaxation. (we loved the huge shower!).
We were greeted first by Molly, an adorable and friendly little dog who amused herself by playing throw-the-tennis-ball with my smitten wife Sue. Then our hostess Yvonne introduced herself with charm and with a cold beer for me and a chilled white wine for Sue. We felt instantly at home. And then we met the eponymous Creighton, a beautiful, white cockatiel with a charming line of patter all of his own. (Make sure you say "goodnight" back to him when tip-toeing in late, otherwise he'll wake the household trying to get an answer out of you!).
Tony and Yvonne booked our whale-watching trip and our star-gazing night (HIGHLY recommended!! The one with Hussain) and coudn't do enough for us; after dropping us off at the whale-watching Tony even paid the i-Site office himself to look after our luggage!
Our only regret is not being able to stay longer in such a welcoming, hospitable and comfortable environment. Would LOVE to go back!!
Thank you Yvonne, Tony, Molly and of course Creighton who we are sure will be calling out "People coming" many, many more times!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We are the family originally from China,it is our luck to find Kaikoura and this Beautiful Property to live. Its a beautiful world come and enjoy some of the best with us.Four star rated the Admiral Creighton B&B is located inside the Kaikoura Township. Close to everything including the Whale Watch Departure, Restaurants and shops.Set back from the main Highway well away from the Main Trunk Railway line which runs through the heart of Kaikoura. This property offers a tranquil environment with views to the magnificent Seaward Kaikoura mountains near by.Feed the trout & huge eels & ducks in our award winning native stream gardenThe spacious living in our comfortable B&B enables us to offer services such as a small conference, family reunions, fishing parties, and the like. ... more less
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