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Accommodation in New Zealand

A comprehensive range of accommodation options are available within Kaikoura township itself and the local district... hotels, motels, guesthouses, hostels, farm stays, bed and breakfasts and camping grounds.

Ardara Lodge B&B
We welcome you to our modern home set on eleven acres of farmland. You can experience the magic of the beautiful Seaward Kaikoura mountains from our viewing deck. The changing cloud formations, sunrises and sunsets makes this area unique.

The view can be seen from all ensuite bedrooms. You will have your own private entrance and you can come and go as you please.

Accommodation: Cottage
Our Cottage, 30 metres from house, has a private setting, with a panoramic view of the mountains and sea. It is built of macrocarpa grown and milled on our own property.

Accommodation: House
Our house is set on 11 acres of farmland. The three bedrooms, with doors opening onto the terrace, have a panoramic mountain view.

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Anchor Inn
15 ground floor units, serviced daily, access facilities (2 units). Most rooms with sea and mountain views. Fully equipped kitchen, microwave, fridge, shower or bath (spa bath in some suites), hair dryer, phone, Sky TV, in-house video, electric blankets, heating, queen & King size beds. Air conditioned rooms individually controlled. Cot/highchair available. Cooked/continental breakfast, guest laundry, barbecue.

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Fyffe Country Lodge
One of Kaikoura's best kept secrets, just five minutes driving time south of the township. A luxery hotel/inn masterfully created of Rammed Earth with roofs of Canadian Cedar Shakes surrounded by gardens with some of the worlds most intricately perfumed roses gives this property a timeless atmosphere.

From the sun captured courtyard million dollar views of Mt Fyffe and the Kaikoura ranges standing unopposed on the western horizon, a traveller's haven with a gourmet restaurant serving the best of local produce, boutique accommodation plushly decorated in keeping with the surrounds.

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Kaikoura On-The-Beach Holiday House
Panoramic views of mountains and sea 1km from the township on the beach front in Hawthorne Road. Quality non-smoking fully furnished self contained beach house. Upstairs large open plan, fully equiped kitchen, dining, lounge and deck for in-door out-door living. Downstairs 3 double bedrooms sleep 8, bath and seperate shower, seperate toilet and laundry.

Fully fenced private section with double garage. Digital TV with SKY & Video player, auto washing machine, wood burner, electric heaters, gass BBQ and outdoor furniture.

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Nikau - The Inn with the View
Nikau looks out over a colourful garden to the sea and mountains.

The beautifully restored house is only a few minutes walk to restaurants, shops and the Visitorís Centre. The six individually coloured bedrooms all have ensuites and guests enjoy chatting at the biggest breakfast table in town

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The Old Convent
Experience the atmosphere in our beautifully preserved homestead built in 1911. Owned by French architect Marc and his New Zealand wife Wendy, you will find personal service, charm and French cuisine. Set in farmland amid the majestic scenery of Kaikouraís mountainous coastline, it is a wonderful place to relax in a quiet and peaceful environment.

We look forward to meeting you and will promise you that your stay with us will be a memorable one.

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Whalers Cottage
Secluded and completely private quality cottage. Ideal honeymoon location nestled at the foot of Beacon Hill - situated on an authenticated moa hunter archaeological site. Experience the unique alpine and sea views.

Completely self contained with tub and shower. Sleepout with ensuite for 1 - 4 additional persons available. All non-smoking. Located across from the beach, and next to historic Fyffe House, it's an ideal base for all local activities.

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White Morph Motor Inn
Quality accommodation complex on the waterfront with panoramic views. 19 units, 13 non-smoking, serviced daily. Access facilities. 4 luxury units with spa bath and in-room video. Fully equipped kitchen, mini bar, shower, hair dryer, phone, Sky TV and heating. Licensed restaurant and bar open 7 days.

Cooked/continental breakfast and room service available. Guest laundry facilities.

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Norfolk Pine Motor Inn Motel
Nine ground floor units on quiet beachfront with spectacular sea and mountain views. Studios, 1 and 2 bedroom motel apartments serviced daily. Adjacent to Restaurant, Supermarket and Town Centre.

Cooked/continental breakfasts available. Large off street parking. Children's playground. Private indoor Spa.

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Kaikoura Mediterranean Motel
Magnificent mountain views & sheltered from cold coastal winds. 13 fully self contained ground floor non smoking studio units, double glazed for guest comfort. Units sleep 1-3 persons. 4 units with interconnecting doors for family accommodation and two units with wheelchair access facilities.

Cooked and continental breakfasts to Units. Close to bush walks and five minutes walk to surfcasting beach. All tours arranged. Courtesy pick from bus/train.

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