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Inverness, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 September 2012

We had a fantastic time in Kaikoura thanks to Margaret and Nicki. They made us feel at home from the get go and offered terrific advice about the area and the towns Restaurants. The cooked Breakfast was perfect and the stewed fruits and homemade Jams all sourced from her garden were delicious. It makes a big difference to stay with...

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Shanghai Region, China
Reviewed 3 June 2012 via mobile

Margaret and her daughter Nicky were great hosts. I originally planned to stay two nights, but after just the first one I booked two extra, making it four in total. For a walker like me, the location was great - about 25 minutes down into town and on the doorstep of the peninsula walk. Lovely accommodation - vintage, clean and...

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1Thank naomiam
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 10 May 2012 via mobile

Up on the hill overlooking Kaikoura, this is a great wee home stay / B&B. Friendly and warm hosts, and homegrown fruit with breakfast to boot! Cheers - definitely reccomended, and at only $75 a night if you're travelling solo, it's a great deal...

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Thank Robert C
Canberra, ACT
Reviewed 27 April 2012

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay with Margaret and her daughter Nikky. They were very warm and friendly and made us feel welcome. Guests had their own shared lounge, kitchen and bathroom. The beds were comfortable and the home very clean. We did have mosquitoes and moths in the bathroom - the only reason we could not rate Bay-view as excellent....

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Thorpe Bay
Reviewed 25 March 2012

We stayed with Margaret and her daughter on our recent trip to New Zealand and could not have found more welcome hosts. Nothing was too much trouble and both accommodation and breakfasts were excellent. We loved talking to Margaret over breakfast and listening to her b & b tales over the years. She is a truly lovely lady and fantastic...

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Thank Andrew1012
Kendal, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 February 2012

good location, attractive garden, a comfortable bed, a good breakfast and lovely hosts. Thanks

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Thank fumblefish
Reviewed 19 February 2012

Selected this location on a whim for a one night stay in Kaikoura (a wonderful destination for nature watching). Nicki and her mom "granma" Margaret are absolutely delightful as is the charming home they maintain. - breakfast is comprehensive and prepared right in front of us - the garden is just beautiful - our room was basic, clean, warm and...

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Thank EitanNYC
Singapore
Reviewed 11 February 2012

We had a wonderful stay with Margaret and Nicky, it was like being with my own Grandmother. We felt very much at home and our room was very cosy. Breakfast was lovely, we won't forget those homegrown tomatoes -delicious! It was such a nice stay, we were sad to go!

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Thank SingaporeKathleen80
warwickshire
Reviewed 10 February 2012

Thank you Margaret and Nicky for making us feel so welcome in your home

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 December 2011

We felt at home and the views from the house are stunning! Extras like laundry faciliies, and Margaret's lovely garden is a delight. Excellent value for money. Home made bread and produce for breakfast too!

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Margaret Woodill is the classic Kiwi grandmother and thinks nothing of getting up at 5.30 am to cook a full breakfast including homemade bread before your whale watching or dolphin swimming trip in Kaikoura, New Zealand. She’s lived in her Kaikoura peninsula home with its sweeping views of sea and mountains since 1934. She began taking in passing travellers over 20 years ago, just before the whales and dolphins turned the township into a tourist Mecca. When her four children left home, opening a bed and breakfast seemed a logical use for spare bedrooms and bathrooms. Since husband Bob’s death in 1999, Margaret says guests are her family and that’s why she calls it a HOMESTAY rather than a B&B. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Bay-view Homestay Kaikoura

Address: 296 Scarborough St., Kaikoura, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Kaikoura
Price Range: ₹ 4,099 - ₹ 4,581 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
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