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Reviewed 8 July 2013

We have just stayed at Nikau Lodge recently and had a fantastic experience. You could not find a more friendly host anywhere. The owners are exceptionally helpful and offer great advice on local attractions and dining. We had difficultly booking a dolphin company and Jane was very helpful phoning back and forth to the dolphin company for us to assure...

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NikauLodge, Owner at Nikau Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your excellent review. It was fantastic that you did manage to go Dolphin Swimming and we were very happy to help with your booking.

Reviewed 5 June 2013

We stayed at Nikau Lodge en route to Wellington and enjoyed a very comfortable bed in a spacious room that boasted great views. The hosts were welcoming and friendly, they treated us to a glass of wine and were good company which made the evening special. After a great breakfast we were on our way to the ferry but we...

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NikauLodge, Owner at Nikau Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you very much for the great review and we are very happy that you found your room comfortable. We know how important it is to have a good quality bed for optimum confort.

Christchurch
Reviewed 26 May 2013

My wife and I stayed at the Nikau B&B lodge while attending the celebrations at the Marae across the road for business. (We own a filming company) Our one night planned stay turned into two nights. We were very happy to stay another night so we could actually relax and have a chance to sit down chill out and get...

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NikauLodge, Manager at Nikau Lodge, responded to this review

We are very pleased you enjoyed our "Kiwi" hospitality. We are very proud to be a 100% New Zealand owned and operated B&B. Look for the 100% NZ banner on our website. Thank you very much for your review.

Ballarat, Australia
Reviewed 25 May 2013

We stayed 1 night last month on our way to Picton, and was blown away by the location and spectacular views from the room. The hosts were fantastic and very helpful, and the gourmet breakfast was better than at some of the best hotels that I have stayed at. Thanks you for a great experience and we will be back.

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NikauLodge, Owner at Nikau Lodge, responded to this review

So pleased you enjoyed our breakfast. We enjoy cookiing for our guests. We look forward to seeing you both again.

Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 23 May 2013

I stayed at Nikau Lodge for a few nights just recently and I truly can't fault the experience. The rooms were lovely with spectacular views and the breakfasts were delicious! Quentin and Jane were amazing hosts, and with lots of little special details and touches, I felt right at home. Would definitely recommend.

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NikauLodge, Owner at Nikau Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your complimentary reviw. We are very pleased you felt at home.

London
Reviewed 7 May 2013

We spent one night at Nikau Lodge and really wished we could have stayed more...we were leaving South Island the next day and what an amazing, welcoming, friendly and so comfortable stay we had with Quentin and Jane. We so loved the walk along the cliff top and exploring the beach and rocks below. Restaurants, so many to choose from,...

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NikauLodge, Owner at Nikau Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for voting our breakfast the best in the South Island and for your high recommendation.

Guildford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 April 2013

Me and my boyfriend stayed in Kaikoura for one night and found the place fantastic!! Our whale watching trip was cancelled and Jane gave us plenty of activities to do in the rain including seeing the seal cubs at the waterfall (a particular highlight of ours) and enjoying glass of wine in the hot tub in the rain. We had...

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NikauLodge, Owner at Nikau Lodge, responded to this review

It was a shame your Whale Watch trip was cancelled, but as you found out there are lots of other things to do in Kaikoura and the seal pups are a hightlight for lots of our guests. Thank you very much for your review.

Arlington Heights, Illinois
Reviewed 24 April 2013

On Frommer's recommendation, we booked our stay in Kaikoura at the Nikau Lodge. This B & B is even better than the write ups! Quentin & Jane were very gracious hosts. The rooms were great, the views were superb and the breakfast was delicious!

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NikauLodge, Manager at Nikau Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you very much for recommending us.

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Reviewed 23 April 2013

My husband and I stayed here for two nights whilst on a 4 week trip around New Zealand. What a wonderful place to stay! We had the Dolphin room - beautifully appointed, really comfortable bed and fantastic views over Kaikoura. Great to sit in the window with a glass of wine admiring the views! Only a few minutes walk to...

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NikauLodge, Manager at Nikau Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks very much for your review and rating our breakfasts as 5*! We do love cooking for people and serving a breakfast that sets them up for the day.

Bearsden, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 April 2013

What a fantastic place to find in Kaikoura. The best B and B we have ever stayed in! The hosts Quentin and Jane were very welcoming and go out of their way to make your stay enjoyable. The B and B is located slightly above the main street but has easy access through some short cuts which Quentin informed us...

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NikauLodge, Owner at Nikau Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. We hope you can come back and share our front garden again. A fabulous spot to enjoy a glass of wine and soak up the view.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
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  • Accessible rooms
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  • Breakfast included
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Situated 10 minutes walk from Kaikoura's main town centre, Nikau Lodge has magnificent views of the Kaikoura Mountain Range and the Ocean. Come relax in the lounge, unwind in the garden or just come for a good nights rest. Continental and Full Cooked Breakfast using fresh local produce is served to you in the morning. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Nikau Lodge

Address: 53 Deal Street | close to State Hwy 1, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Kaikoura
Price Range: ₹ 13,016 - ₹ 13,310 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Nikau Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 5
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