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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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... More 

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Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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... More 

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Perth, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
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.

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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 More 

Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
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,... More 

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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... More 

Wellington, New Zealand
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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.

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KaikouraHolidayHomes, Manager at Kaikoura Apartments, responded to this review

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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!

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KaikouraHolidayHomes, Manager at Kaikoura Apartments, responded to this review

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Te Anau, New Zealand
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66 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
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... More 

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KaikouraHolidayHomes, Manager at Kaikoura Apartments, responded to this review

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2016

We stayed at the apartments twice, both apartments identical, first time on the top floor, which had a fabulous view along the waterfront, the second time on the first floor and view was a bit blocked by buildings in front, the apartments were well fitted out with nice furniture and the kitchen excellent. Spotlessly clean. We would book there again... More 

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KaikouraHolidayHomes, Manager at Kaikoura Apartments, responded to this review

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 30 March 2016 via mobile

We spent 2 nights in apartment 10 at the Waves and were really happy with our stay. The apartments are just across the road from the beach and the views from the balcony are beautiful. The apartment is spacious, comfortable and really well equipped with everything you might need. The location is excellent - 5 minutes walk to the main... More 

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KaikouraHolidayHomes, Manager at Kaikoura Apartments, responded to this review

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London, United Kingdom
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39 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2016

We would thoroughly recommend the apartments. We had a top floor two bedroom apartment with a sea view view that was partly obstructed by some trees! Very well equpiped and it was easy to get to all the attractions in Kaikoura.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service

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: $266 - $353 (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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