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Sydney
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed here for 2 nights. We had a very pleasant stay. It is about a 5-10 min walk into the main town. We stayed in an Oceanview Room, just above the reception area. It was lovely waking up to the oceanviews. Staff were helpful, and gave us an extra hr late checkout. Would come back next time we visit...

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Portland, Oregon
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

Many places in Kaikoura are damaged from the earthquake. This motel is open and what we needed. We stayed in a "garden view room" the first night but moved to an ocean view room the second night. There are no proper "ocean front" rooms in Kaikoura as the road runs along the beach. But the ocean view rooms here are...

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Coatesville, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We had a lovely room on the 2nd floor, ocean view with private terrace. Although right on the road, it was quiet and the ocean was very close. Beautiful view. It is more like a motel but clean, convenient and great location to explore Kaikoura. Come to Kaikoura, they are recovering well from the earthquake and am sure would appreciate...

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Whitchurch, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Having just read some other reviews about this hotel I'm wondering if we're talking about the same place. We arrived late after a very long journey due to the damage to the roads caused by November's earthquake. Reception was closed but the manager came very swiftly in response to our call and gave us some fresh milk for the room....

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were supposed to stay in Kaikoura Boutique but because of the earthquake damage they weren't able to open until mid 2017 so they pointed us to The White Morph, and we are really glad we went with there recommendation. Its a small place so there isn't a lot of options for 'nice' places to stay, but WM is right...

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We booked here after Fyffe country lodge couldn't reopen due to earthquake damage. We are so glad we went ahead and made the trip to Kaikoura. We had an upstairs room facing the ocean... great view and ocean waves crashing right across the street. Our room was spacious, clean, comfy bed and updated bathroom... loved the strong water pressure and...

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Stevenage, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Unfortunately when we arrived in kaikoura they were still trying to pick themselves up from the earthquake that had hit them. Unlike many people who had cancelled because of it we decided to still go and everyone was very grateful to those who did. It took a long drive as they had been cut off and roads were being made...

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Kandy, Sri Lanka
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very nice and quiet Studio room at a good price. Friendly and helpful staff. Good bed, bathroom and shower, cooking and eating facilities. Great spot for our 6am Albatross Encounter. Pleasant walk to shops

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Filey, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have a room with a balcony overlooking the ocean, the view is magnificent the room is complete with kitchen, fridge, microwave. The bathroom has a spa bath. The bed is very comfy as well as a flat screen TV and video player.

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Suffolk, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed for 2 nights. Spacious and clean studio. Microwave fridge and hob. New bathroom. Bed was super comfortable. Easy walk into town and seal rocks. Washing facilities a bit expensive but very convenient.

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Accessible rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Set on the Esplanade in iconic Kaikoura, The White Morph enjoys commanding views of the ocean right to the distant horizon and mountains, and gives you access to all of the region's many experiences. We offer a range of 5 Star and 4 Star Qualmark rated studios and self-contained apartments. Our 5 Star Premium studios include an ocean views and a hydrotherapy spa en-suite. Our 4 Star Garden Studios and Family Apartments look out to the garden area. Cafe Encounter, Shops, movie theatre and all activities are in close vicinity. 8 Premium Studios, king beds, with hydra-therapy spa baths. 4 Premium Studios, with either a king bed or twin beds,with spa baths. 4 Deluxe Studios, king bed with bath and shower. 3 Family Apartments, accommodation for up to 6 persons. 12 Garden Studios with queen and single beds ... more   less 

Additional Information about The White Morph Heritage Boutique Collection

Address: 92-94 Esplanade | post code: 7300, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand (Formerly White Morph Motor Inn)
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Kaikoura
Price Range: $155 - $293 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The White Morph Heritage Boutique Collection 4*
Number of rooms: 31
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Also Known As:
White Morph Motor Hotel Kaikoura
White Morph Hotel
White Morph Kaikoura
Hotel Style:
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Kaikoura
#2 Luxury Hotel in Kaikoura
#5 Romantic Hotel in Kaikoura
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“Oceanview Room”
 of 5 bubbles miaw744, 19 Feb 2017 | Read review
“2nd floor facing ocean for view”
 of 5 bubbles Happy415, 17 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Upstairs spa room with a view of the beach. There are also rooms that overlook a nice garden area at the back I believe and family suites.”
 of 5 bubbles Owingee, 16 Nov 2016 | Read review
“If you want a sea view ask”
 of 5 bubbles dbw625, 2 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Try for a sea view - that would be lovely!”
 of 5 bubbles Vandrhen, 27 Sep 2016 | Read review
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