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Lancaster, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My favourite place to eat in kaikoura. Staff friendly and food fresh and very tasty. Great chowder and the feta and pumpkin pie was delicious. Good little park for the kids to play on too and the kids meals were fabulous.

Thank Rachel F
Faro, Portugal
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Staying locally and we wondered along from the town centre for a morning stroll . This restaurant / hotel was about 40 mins away , we took the chance to go in for lunch and it was very good Has both restaurant and bar food

Thank Graemejs2014
Jakarta, Indonesia
Reviewed 2 August 2016

Ideal sea-side location at the end of the main street (Esplanade) towards the peninsula where we could walk to the historic old pier and ex whaling Fyffe House. Stunning view of the Ingals' Bay with Kaikoura range on the background. The room we got was clean but too dated and lacked lighting (visited a few years back). The shared bathroom...

Thank GabyVM
Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

Really good food, but typically the service was only good. Staff where friendly, but I'm guessing understaff as they where too busy attending to many tables to really serve any of them. The food was excellent, I had the Pork and it was fantastic. The salad was fresh, the chips home made, and the pork cooked perfectly. I'd go back...

Thank deang243
Reviewed 30 April 2016 via mobile

Falling asleep to the squawks of seagulls didn't bother me at all. Our room had a wardrobe, two twin beds with a ton of blankets on it, and a sink. The beds were ridiculously squashy so it felt almost like sleeping in a hammock or bean bag chair. The showers were down the hall and simple but clean! The toilets...

1Thank Emily L
Dunedin, New Zealand
Reviewed 21 March 2016

I have stayed twice, once in an en suite room, once in one with shared facilities. The price is cheap for Kaikoura, but a good bit more than you would pay in a less touristy spot. The showers in all are superb - lots of water pressure, no temperature fluctuations. The beds are clean and comfortable, the breakfast plain and...

Thank BronwynCarlisle
Nelson, New Zealand
Reviewed 28 February 2016

An old, historic building with great views across the bay, clean, comfortable beds, lots of towels and modern showers (very clean shared bathrooms). It is on the waterfront but no beach. The restaurant downstairs is excellent with very fresh fish and crayfish (book for dinner as it is very popular). Breakfast is simple & self-service - cereals, yoghurt, fruit, toast...

1Thank Jill2323
Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 8 February 2016

The view, the food, the service all top class, old hotel. Character oozing out of the walls, clean, comfy beds and great staff. A veranda you can eat breakfast, wile away the time peacefully listening to the waves lap on the shore, smell the sea, hear the sea and the busy multitude of folk downstairs enjoying all that glorious food...

Thank tripadviserhappy
Mandurah, Australia
Reviewed 7 November 2015

My stay at the Pier Hotel was a fantastic experience, the hotel has all of the old world charm you would expect of such a fabulous historic hotel, it is very clean and modern and it is a great testament to the people who run this establishment, the rooms are beautifully appointed, clean and modern for all tastes

Thank Roger B
Penang Island, Malaysia
Reviewed 16 October 2015

The view..fantastic. snow topped mountains, sea and seals! Ate both nights,meals good. Rooms basic but comfy enough. Constructive criticsm....needs some sort of bedside table/cupboard. There is room!! Had to get up in night for water from the lounge breakfast room. Pet hate: drinking water out of thick mug. Why no glasses? Then as no table,had to bend down to put...

1Thank anitabarnes88

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  • Beachfront
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Additional Information about The Pier Hotel

Address: 1 Avoca Street, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Kaikoura
Price Range: $89 - $92 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — The Pier Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 10
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“Didn't stay , only a lunch”
Graemejs2014, 24 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Front rooms for best views and easy access to the upstairs verandah.”
Jill2323, 27 Feb 2016 | Read review
“front rooms get better WIFI reception”
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T9822HOrogerb, 7 Nov 2015 | Read review
“Rooms at rear are further away from the bar not that noise was an issue in”
Murry_Cave, 6 Jan 2015 | Read review
“All rooms are upstairs and quiet. The two front verandah rooms are gold.”
753alexisr, 3 May 2014 | Read review
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