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Kaikoura Apartments

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24/06/2017 25/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed recently in a two bedroom apartment at the Waves. The location was perfect and we enjoyed our stay but there are a few points to make........ firstly there was no electric blanket in the second bedroom which also had a king sized bed. The electric blanket in the main room was only working on one side and the...

Thank Nanchch
Southampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

Second visit to these apartments, we were impressed last time so booked again. Still as good as ever however one or two issues. Very well equipped apartments good standard of furniture and very spacious! You even get a garage! Two bathrooms and two bedrooms so we had more than enough space! Plenty of towels and no complaints about anything other...

Thank MikeJ2497
Reviewed 3 January 2017

We traveled in New Zealand for two weeks and Kaikoura was the highlight of the entire trip! Our apartment at Waves was very comfortable and spacious - perfect for our family. It had all the amenities we needed and a gorgeous view of the water. Everyone in the town was friendly and warm. The wildlife encounters were a life experience...

Thank Nicole G
KaikouraHolidayHomes, Director of Sales at Kaikoura Apartments, responded to this review

Hi Nicola Thank you for being such lovely guests and supporting Kaikoura! So pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay. Best wishes Julia and the team at Waves at Kaikoura Holiday Homes

Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

Firstly I have never stayed in a luxury hotel/apartment without daily service to give fresh towels! Not so luxury washing and drying your own towels not to mention taking the rubbish to the bin outside! The apartment I stayed in had a good view of the sea, unfortunately I don't think this apartment had been used in a long time...

Thank Nicnac23
Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
Reviewed 6 October 2016

We stayed here for 6 nights as a Family, 2 Adults and two teenage children. This was a great place to stay. The apartment had two bedrooms and two bathrooms (one was ensuite). A full kitchen, and a decent lounge with a separate dining area. A small balcony held a table and two chairs to enjoy the view. It's a...

Thank Clare F
Perth, Australia
Reviewed 27 September 2016

Right on the beachfront. Lovely large 2 bed apartment. Décor very modern and had everything we needed for 2 coupes. Washer and dryer a bonus too. Everything that you need if you are self catering. Under cover parking. Nice beach for a walk on the pebbles. Not too far from great cafes and bars.

Thank famwood
KaikouraHolidayHomes, Manager at Kaikoura Apartments, responded to this review

We look forward to welcoming you back to Kaikoura! Best wishes from the team at Kaikoura Holiday Homes

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 3 September 2016

With no elevators to get us to the second floor, I was greatful that our stay here was at the beginning of our holiday... while our suitcases were still light. That being said, the ocean view from Apartment 10 was lovely and the breeze coming through the large balcony doors was refreshing. The apartment has a full kitchen, dining area,...

Thank InfrequentFlyer22
KaikouraHolidayHomes, Director of Sales at Kaikoura Apartments, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review, we note your concerns. We have since warned all international guests with regards to payment by international transfer that their bank will charge a fee and also ours bank for receiving, so the option of paying by credit card may be the most cost effective of the two options. All our bookings are required...

Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

Really enjoyed are one night stay, would have stayed longer but it was a bit of a last minute decision. We think it was a great find! Very comfortable, the laundry in the apartment and full kitchen is added bonus. Really liked the views - we were on the top floor.

Thank CJRenn
KaikouraHolidayHomes, Manager at Kaikoura Apartments, responded to this review

We look forward to welcoming you back to Kaikoura! Best wishes from the team at Kaikoura Holiday Homes

Reviewed 10 July 2016

Stayed in a two bedroom apartment (Apt 10) for a night and it was the right choice! Apartment was clean and comfortable with a balcony. There were two bathrooms, which was great for four people and a washing machine and dryer with laundry powder. It's also just a short walk to town!

Thank Elaine K
KaikouraHolidayHomes, Manager at Kaikoura Apartments, responded to this review

We look forward to welcoming you back to Kaikoura! Best wishes from the team at Kaikoura Holiday Homes

Te Anau, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

We had booked a 2 bedroom for one night. Apartment was huge with all the amenities and services. They had free wifi and 50 sky channels. Room and a balcony overlooking the sea. Apartment had all the cooking facility and even had washing machine and dryer. Apartment had public spa bath which we enjoyed very much. Will definitely stay here...

Thank Manish_Nz
KaikouraHolidayHomes, Manager at Kaikoura Apartments, responded to this review

We look forward to welcoming you back to Kaikoura! Best wishes from the team at Kaikoura Holiday Homes

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  • Self-Serve Laundry
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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: $249 - $322 (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
InfrequentFlyer22, 2 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Top floor is best”
Didge77, 5 Apr 2016 | Read review
“every apartment has a sea view!”
cantravnut, 22 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Room 11 was great, but all rooms seem to have the same good view.”
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
LynnSmithOntario, 2 Feb 2016 | Read review
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