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Taunton, United Kingdom
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stayed in the cottage here for 2 nights including New Years Eve. I would say it was the best of our accommodation choices during our visit to New Zealand. We considered ourselves very lucky to have made it into Kaikoura in light of the recent events and this accommodation was not our original booking when we planned our trip...

Thank EastCoastBrit
nashville, TN
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in the Cottage room here. This was a two bedroom suite with a full kitchen and TONS of living space. The location of the hotel is convenient to town with views of the ocean and lovely gardens. Free laundry! The most important thing, though, is how helpful Liz is. She was helpful in letting me know the status...

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Lewes, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was a stunning place on the peninsula so you can see the sea in 2 directions The Cottage was well equipped and immaculately clean Liz was very helpful advising us on where to eat, walk etc The location is excellent we went whale watching and did some hiking to see seals This is a perfect spot do come to...

Thank Gill S
Elizabeth B, Owner at Barnacle Bills, responded to this review

Thanks for staying at Barnacle Bills, It was lovely to meet you both and great to see you out and about enjoying and seeing everything Kaikoura has on offer. Look forward me meeting you again one day.

Montreal, Canada
Reviewed 17 December 2016

We were one of the first tourist going to Kaikoura after the earthquake, as the road wasn't opened every day, and we stayed a few nights at Barnacle Bills, one of the few places opened there... This place is really amazing I would recommand it to anyone. The garden is wonderful, the kitchen is well furnished, beds are comfy, view...

Thank mathilde3366
Elizabeth B, Owner at Barnacle Bills, responded to this review

What a suprise to see guests turn up while Kaikoura was in recovery mode. It was so lovely to meet you both and great to hear your positive comments about Kaikoura and Barnacle Bills as well. Hope to meet you both again one day. Take Care. Liz Beazley.

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

We had a fantastic stay here! It was peaceful with a lovely garden and outlook. Had everything we needed including wifi and fully equipped kitchen. A great place for couples and/or families to hang out away from the crowds. Thanks to host Liz for a wonderful weekend!

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Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 October 2016

My wife and I and our 10 month old daughter stayed at The Cottage at Barnacle Bills for one night. Liz has made the accommodation very comfortable with great beds and comprehensive kitchen, as well as very useful and fast wifi which came in handy to do further research into our trip around the South Island. Unfortunately the weather couldn't...

Thank Tom L
Waimate, New Zealand
Reviewed 20 October 2016

Without doubt one of the best places I've stayed at, great value for the monies paid which must be cash. Very spacious and as the rest of the reviews say exceptional host. I had the cottage which I would recommend to Families, it had a fridge a separate freezer for those fisherman plenty of everything you would need for a...

Thank Richard H
Elizabeth B, Owner at Barnacle Bills, responded to this review

Thanks Richard for your lovely review. It was nice to meet you, hope you had a safe trip back home down south and are feeling better now. Hope to see you again one day. Liz Beazley

The Hague, The Netherlands
Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

We stayed here 2 times, as it was such a good accomodation with beautiful views of the sea and the mountains. The cottage is very cosy and felt a bit like home. Rooms are very clean, best equipped kitchen we had in NZ and also the Wifi is perfect (high speed and unlimited) there are a lot of walking tracks...

Thank Elinediana
Elizabeth B, Owner at Barnacle Bills, responded to this review

Thanks for staying at Barnacle Bills twice in 2 weeks. I was a pleasure to meet you both and get to know you as well. Yes I love all the walks around Kaikoura as well, especially the ones on my doorstep and I never tire of the beautiful views of the changing sea and mountains. Hope to see you both...

Ripon, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 August 2016

Elizabeth was friendly , welcoming and full of useful local information. Nothing was too much trouble for her. The accommodation was warm and comfortable and provided us with everything that was needed. The garden at the back was a lovely bonus. Just wish we could've stayed longer.

Thank millerk851
Reviewed 17 August 2016

We had a very pleasant stay at Barnacle Bills. It is in a great location (many walking tracks nearby) with an awesome snow mountain and sea view. The accommodations and host make us feel comfortable and welcome. The room are fabulous, cozy, furnished nicely, spacious, beautifully decorated and super clean.In the morning I used the kitchen to make breakfast and...

Thank Cindy Y

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
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  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located on the Kaikoura Peninsula with sea and mountain views just 500 metres from State Highway One. Barnacle Bills offers 2 styles of accommodation. A comfortable, modern cottage sleeping up to 5 people and a family/group lodge sleeping up to 8 people. Both are fully self contained with ample car and boat parking provided. Walkways to South Bay and town centre are at the gate. Central to Kaikoura's activities with shops, the South Bay boat ramp and the Information Centre, only 5 minutes drive away. Local Charters are available for Whale watching, swimming with the Dolphins or Seals or deep sea fishing. The diving along the coast and offshore is exceptional for Crayfish, Butterfish and Moki. Also only a few minutes drive away is the local golf course. Pets are welcome but not inside, outside only. Free unlimited Wifi available in rooms and public area. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Barnacle Bills

Address: 86 Scarborough Street, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Kaikoura
Price Range: $138 - $181 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
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“The lodge is great plenty of room in lounge to relax and outdoors. Plenty of beds one being a queen size and 7 singles.”
 of 5 bubbles , 21 Jul 2016 | Read review
“The cottage is perfect for friends and / or family to share.”
 of 5 bubbles ladybug602016, 20 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Best ever!”
 of 5 bubbles dugul, 20 Jan 2016 | Read review
“Cottage could be a lovely romantic stay for a couple - perfect girls weekend accomm.- 2 x Rooms. Lodge great for larger groups.”
 of 5 bubbles theresaanneh, 14 Dec 2015 | Read review
“The Cottage is very romantic and has a beautiful balcony to enjoy the views.”
 of 5 bubbles angeladH5206OS, 7 Dec 2015 | Read review
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