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Kaikoura Apartments

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
US$ 199*
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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 29 May 2013

We had 5 family members staying in the one unit and there was plenty of space. Lovely decor and very well appointed. The views out to the ocean and mountains are absolutely stunning. Liz, was great fun and looked after us very well. My mother-in-law left a toiletry bag in the unit and Liz very kindly arranged to have it...

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Boonah, Australia
Reviewed 20 May 2013

Stayed here for a night as we were touring with the World Shorthorn Conference. Very welcoming excellent service the apartments were spacious and very clean. Thoroughly recommend them would have loved to had longer. Location was excellent. We had a two bedroom apartment which we share with our 2 older children. All good.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 May 2013

First 10/10 I've given. Fabulous apartments. If I have to make a comment it would be this. Try not to arrive too late in the evening because restaurants in the area close early, Didn't get to see any whales but still had a fabulous time.

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 9 May 2013

My wife and I stayed in appartment 5 for 3 nights and thoroughly enjoyed it. From the moment of check in we were made to feel welcome and given a good run down of how things work. The room was very clean and comfortable with superb views. A big thankyou to the team for making our stay at Kaikoura very...

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Thank BradvL
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 May 2013

We have just had 6 weeks touring Australia and New Zealand staying in wonderful hotels, however nowhere was better than the Esplanade. The apartment was fantastic and the views were unbeatable. Liz was absolutely charming and so helpful. I would recommend this to anyone. The local restaurants were great and although the whale watching didn't produce whales we saw lots...

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Thank christine r
Canberra, Australia
Reviewed 29 April 2013

Unfortunately we only had one night here at the waves -it (and us) deserved longer. A very spacious apartment with some fine dining 5mins up the road. Not cheap but if you want to spoil yourselves stay a week!

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Thank leonemoff
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 April 2013

We stayed at the Waves with an NZ resident friend on a trip around the South Island. When my partner & I told the manager, Liz, we had recently celebrated our civil partnership she was so kind she gave us a thoughtful but fun gift to celebrate! New Zealand is generally a very gay friendly country (the Gay Marriage Bill...

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Geelong Australia
Reviewed 15 April 2013

Waves on the Esplanade was the last night of our two week tour around the south island and we weren't disappointed. Our second floor apartment had wonderful views of the beach and was well equipped with everything we needed to make our own crayfish dinner. The bed was very comfortable and it was lovely sitting on the balcony looking at...

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Ettalong Beach NSW
Reviewed 13 April 2013

I research pretty thoroughly before I travel so I wasn't expecting to be disappointed with my selection of accommodation in Kaikoura. I wasn't expecting perfection though - and that's what Waves offers. We stayed in the first floor 2 bedroom apartment that offers fantastic views across the ocean, with the pebbly beach just across the road. The apartment is very...

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Guernsey, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 April 2013

Whilst visiting New Zealand we stayed at Waves for two nights. It was my birthday when we arrived and much to my surprise the hotel owners had prepared the door to our apartment with a birthday banner and balloons! Not only that, but I had a small present waiting inside too! It was the perfect start to what turned out...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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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: ₹ 11,548 - ₹ 15,008 (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”
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