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The White Morph Heritage Boutique Collection

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Toronto
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stayed for one night in an upper floor premium room where you are paying for the view, but what a view of the ocean and mountains. The room had floor to ceiling, wall to wall glazing to really make the most of that view, and at 400 square feet, plus an 80 square foot balcony, it was a good... More 

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Sydney
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27 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wow - what a view! We had an upstairs spa suite - arrived in the rain and cloud and awoke to discover the amazing snow capped mountains meeting the sea as a view from our balcony. Incredible. The beach is actually straight in front of the unit, only separated by a very quiet road. The service was friendly. Offered fresh... More 

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Thank Owingee
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Right on the seafront, which has incredible views, only a short walk into town and a long relaxing stroll to the seal colony. I'd recommend walking to it even though it's about a hour each way as we passes lots of seals on the way. Loads of parking at the motel. Kitchen facilities have everything you need, local small supermarket... More 

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25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2016

We stayed here for just one night because we were going on a whale watching tour. We had a great room at the front of the property, which meant we had a view across the road to the beach. It was probably close enough to walk into town, but because of the temperature we tended to drive around.The room was... More 

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London
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

The White morph seems to describe itself as a hotel (or at least it's economical with the truth) but it's a motel. No where does it say motel. As a motel it's not too bad, clean and modern and to a reasonable standard. But when it's billed as a hotel and as such it's very poor

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2016

We stayed in a first floor premium studio. The room had beautiful ocean front views. The room was full of quality inclusions a deep spa bath, thick towels, heated towel rack, kitchenette, tea coffee making facilities, lounge and comfortable king size bed. We had a really pleasant nights rest until the people in the rooms around us got up. The... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

We stayed here for a night for kaikoura whale watching. We love the room a lot, with view facing the seaside, fantastic designated room with very comfortable beds and pillows. The only drawback was the kitchenettes - almost complete but not detailed enough compared to some of the hotels/inns we stayed along our trip in new zealand. You may cook... More 

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Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

Good central location, with only a small walk to town centre. Easily accessible, plenty of car parking, friendly staff. Great shower pressure which was a bonus! We stayed in the standard room which had a queen and single bed. Had everything we needed.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2016

Stayed for two nights, en route, going to and retuning from Blenheim. Had a delux ground floor studio which was spacious and equipped with all that was needed. The room had a great sea view and we were able to sit outside the unit at the end of the day and have a drink. Would highly recommend!

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Riverton, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2016

We have stayed here before and came back because we were impressed. This time was just as good, but we missed the White Morph restaurant that existed back then :( We stayed for one night on a roadtrip again and enjoyed our stay. The room was at the back of the site, facing the sea, which was nice, but there... More 

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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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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
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  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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: $142 - $306 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The White Morph Heritage Boutique Collection 5*
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
#3 Luxury Hotel in Kaikoura
#5 Romantic Hotel in Kaikoura
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“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
“Top floor to get the best morning sunrise.”
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“Lake front”
 of 5 bubbles sweety3, 7 Sep 2016 | Read review
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