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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What an absolutely amazing place on this earth! We had been to Kaikoura on past trips to New Zealand - we love the entire area and especially the dolphin encounter swim - but this was the first time we stayed at The Factory. We loved it so much we already have a return visit booked for next year! Absolutely incredible... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a fab place Janet and Paul have here- we loved every minute of our 4 day stay. The accommodation was spotlessly clean, well equipped , super warm and beds that we couldn't seem to leave in the morning! The location is idyllic- peaceful and quiet ( yes the train goes by daily but we hardly noticed) and surrounded by... More 

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Phoenix
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3 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Factory should be the top on everyone's list when visiting New Zealand and the Kaikoura area. Janet and Paul are wonderful hosts and are very helpful in every way. The Factory is a unique, and cozy B&B. Janet and Paul cook up a gourmet breakfast that will last the entire day. The facility has everything you could ask for.... More 

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

Thank you so much for your kind comments. It was great to meet you both while you were here and we really loved finding out about your amazing lives. We look forward to the next visit perhaps? More 

Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

We were lucky enough to spend a night at the Factory and meet Janet and Paul. Stunning from the moment we walked in. The location, decor and attention to detail -but most of all the most wonderful breakfast! Can't say enough about how fabulous The Factory is. Thanks! Will be back.

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

That's very kind of you to take the time to write this lovely review for us. Many thanks and we look forward to seeing you both again soon. More 

Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

The night I spent at The Factory was an absolute highlight of my holiday !! Janet and Paul were so friendly , warm and knowledgeable about the local area . The backdrop is snow top mountains and the sea in the others direction ... Sooo beautiful . They pointed us in the direction of wonderful restaurants serving the best and... More 

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

Thank you so much for your lovely review. So glad you enjoyed your stay here even if it was for only a night - we had fun hearing all about your NZ adventures. Look forward to a another visit in the future! More 

Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

My besties and I spent a night in the Factory at Kaikoura. The BnB is snuggled between coast and towering snowy mountains with. Seals lolling on the rocks nearby and local seafood abounding. Janet and Paul are delightful hosts making us feel very much at home. The accommodation has a historic backdrop overlaid with moderne and exotic decor. Its very... More 

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

Why thank you! So happy that you enjoyed your time here and glad we could offer you one of our local delicacies as part of your breakfast. Hope your trip home was uneventful - you will be pleased to know that the cold wind blowing while you were here has left us with some new snow on the mountains and... More 

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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... More 

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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. More 

London, United Kingdom
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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... More 

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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. More 

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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... More 

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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... More 

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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... More 

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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 More 

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
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  • Hot Tub
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  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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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: ₹ 22,090 - ₹ 24,948 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The Factory 5*
Number of rooms: 3
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“Travellers get whole guest wing to themselves, perfect for small family. Cheerful setting with excellent hosts. Close to town.”
 of 5 bubbles BrendaLim1874, 1 Jan 2016 | Read review
“You get 3 rooms for the price of one! All rooms are so warm!”
 of 5 bubbles christopherland, 14 Aug 2015 | Read review
“You will have the whole place for yourselves.”
 of 5 bubbles Anfosse, 26 Apr 2015 | Read review
“All 3 double rooms are achingly gorgeous and individually designed with the most impeccable taste in furnishings!”
  • Fresh lavender - both flowers and in the handwash and moisturiser - luscious
 of 5 bubbles ladyjl0, 20 Dec 2014 | Read review
“The guest wing has three bedrooms and one bath.”
 of 5 bubbles ShannonB70, 14 Dec 2014 | Read review
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