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The Factory

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Reviewed 2 October 2016

We came to Kaikoura with the kids to go whale watching and a few other things and stayed three days at The Factory. Janet and Paul are fantastic hosts and the property is brilliant. There was plenty of room for us and two kids (one teenager). It is close to the ocean, and has a lovely garden to sit and...

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Janet B, Owner at The Factory, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words. We are so glad you and your family had a great time here at The Factory; it's a lovely time of year with all the spring growth and the snow on the mountains. Hope the rest of your trip went well.

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

We had a wonderful stay at The Factory. The setting is fabulous and the hosts, Janet and Paul, are great. They have thought of all the necessary details which made our stay comfortable and enjoyable and nothing is too much for them - they even lent us their fishing gear and gave us tips on the best places to catch...

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Janet B, Owner at The Factory, responded to this review

Many thanks for taking the time to write such a lovely review for us. It's a shame the fish weren't biting for you - maybe next time! Hope the rest of your holiday went well.

Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

The Factory is a uniquely modeled gallery hotel located in a farm overlooking both the glacier mountains AND the ocean. Every detail is of exquisite taste including the beautiful ocean colored tea set, the red doors, modern cabinets, nice showers, very comfy beddings and bathrobe, the champagne glasses/lotion/etc. we're embroiled, all accommodations are selected with care; they are useful, comfortable...

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Janet B, Owner at The Factory, responded to this review

Such a wonderful review, thank you so much, we are so glad you loved The Factory and glad we were able to help make part of your New Zealand trip special. Thank goodness we found your keys and I hope the rest of your trip goes well. Hopefully we will get to see you again sometime - all the best...

Reviewed 4 September 2016

We stayed for four nights and had the most wonderful time. The Factory is full of lovely touches to make you feel welcome and pampered. We had lots of adventures in Kaikoura - seeing whales, seal cubs, and walking up Mt Fyffe for spectacular views. Can't beat returning from a snowy hike to some time in a hot tub. Thank...

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Janet B, Owner at The Factory, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to write such a lovely review for us. We really enjoyed meeting you both and we are so glad that you were able to make the most of this amazing town we live in. Hopefully we will see you both again one day. Janet

Reviewed 12 July 2016

Not only is the accommodation first class (luxury fixtures/ fittings/ bedding), in an amazing setting (snow cap mountains on view from one side of the property and beach from the other), with amazing little luxuries (wood burner with plenty of fuel, huge blueray library, chocolates, home made lemonade, cheese platter, champagne and beer in the fridge and a gift when...

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Janet B, Owner at The Factory, responded to this review

Wow - thank you for this fabulous review - so good of you to take the time to do so. We really enjoying chatting with you guys and are so glad your little car got you safely back to the airport. See you next time!

Reviewed 10 May 2016

We spent part of our honeymoon touring New Zealand and my favorite lodging during our stay was undoubtedly at The Factory. The cozy and delightfully eclectic interiors were the perfect antidote to the typical "hotel" setting, and as you can see in many of the reviews below, the attention to detail at The Factory is unmatched. A beautiful, locally sourced...

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Janet B, Owner at The Factory, responded to this review

Thank you so much for this lovely review and we are so glad to have helped make your honeymoon memorable. Hope the rest of your trip went well and all the best for the future.

Laguna Niguel, California
Reviewed 8 May 2016

Janet and Paul made us feel so welcome for our recent one night stay. The accommodation is immaculate, with everything that you could need for your stay. We were just a couple, but there was plenty of room to accommodate a family. There is a separate gate for guests so that you are free to come and go without disturbing...

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Janet B, Owner at The Factory, responded to this review

Thank you for this lovely feedback on your stay at The Factory. We enjoyed meeting you both very much and wish you all the best.

Silverado, California
Reviewed 21 April 2016

It is really hard to overstate how remarkable a place this truly is. Personal, charming, eccentric, delightful, romantic, tranquil, fascinating, unforgettable, unique, stellar. We've stayed in some of the top-rated hotels and B&Bs on the planet. But it's frankly hard for me to come up with any that even close in on The Factory. (Note to Sofitel: I don't recall...

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Janet B, Owner at The Factory, responded to this review

Gosh! What a fabulous review - thank you so much! We are so grateful you have taken the time to tell people about us and how wonderful to hear we seem to have got things right. We hope the rest of your trip went well and hopefully you will be enjoying some lovely spring weather in your part of the...

Broomfield, Colorado
Reviewed 7 April 2016

Our travel agents booked us into The Factory, so we didn't really know just how wonderful the experience would be. In short, after three trips to NZ and having stayed in upscale B&Bs all over the islands, we'd recommend The Factory without reservation as one of the top two or three lodgings we've seen. The owners are delightful hosts, the...

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Janet B, Owner at The Factory, responded to this review

Thank you! We are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us and we really appreciate your taking the time to tell others. All our very best for your future travels - we look forward to seeing some more of your amazing photos.

Reviewed 31 March 2016 via mobile

We stayed in the Factory for 3 nights as a family of 5 in late March. We arrived early but were warmly welcomed by the hosts Paul and Janet. The accommodation was funky, comfortable and great for our family with plenty of space for the kids to play. The location is a few minutes walk to the beach were the...

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Janet B, Owner at The Factory, responded to this review

Thank you so much for letting other families know of your experience with us. We loved meeting you all and hope the rest of your stay goes well. Please thank your lovely daughter for all her art work - I have all the gorgeous shells arranged by the spa for others to enjoy!

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  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Factory offers luxury accommodation in an historic building on the beachfront at Hapuku. Here, you can relax in peace and privacy with views of the ocean on one side and stunning snow-capped mountains on the other. Hapuku is less than 10 minutes drive from Kaikoura which is famous for its amazing marine wildlife. The Factory offers exclusive use of the guest wing and is perfect for couples, families or small groups of friends. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Factory

Address: 5 Hapuku Road, Kaikoura 7371, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Kaikoura
Price Range: $369 - $470 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The Factory 5*
Number of rooms: 3
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“one suite only”
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“All 3 rooms a beautiful”
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“This is a wonderfully restore cheese factory!”
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“Travellers get whole guest wing to themselves, perfect for small family. Cheerful setting with excellent hosts. Close to town.”
BrendaLim1874, 1 Jan 2016 | Read review
“You get 3 rooms for the price of one! All rooms are so warm!”
christopherland, 14 Aug 2015 | Read review
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