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The White Morph Heritage Collection

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11/06/2017 12/06/2017
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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 2 February 2016

We stayed at the White Morph for one night and were very comfortable. They offer recycling in the rooms which is very nice. They have large patios to relax on. We had lovely views of the ocean across the street and were within walking distance to the main part of the town.

2Thank Kristy T
MIke R, Manager at The White Morph Heritage Collection, responded to this review

Dear Kristy T Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback on your recent stay. The Kaikoura community is keen on making a concerted effort on recycling where possible. Regards Mike Manager

Chennai (Madras), India
Reviewed 1 February 2016 via mobile

We had a great time driving around New Zealand and picton to kaikoura, was one of our best drives, white morph is an excellent hotel, small but elegant in a location which was very isolated at night. I strongly recommend the hotel if anyone is travelling to kaikoura and definitely do not miss the whale watch experience.

1Thank Kevinholmes
MIke R, Manager at The White Morph Heritage Collection, responded to this review

Dear Kevinholmes Thank you for taking time to place feedback on your recent stay. The South Island has some wonderful driving roads with some awesome views and the coastal drive around Kaikoura does not disappoint. Happy to hear you enjoyed your stay with us, and your whale watch experience. Regards Mike Manager

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 31 January 2016 via mobile

Spent 1 night while traveling around South Island with 2 other couples. Stayed in historic waterfront rooms on first floor with ocean view. All rooms slightly different but each with balcony, good size rooms, really well appointed & classy finishes. Ocean views & hearing the ocean as you sleep was fantastic. Location of hotel is also very good. The receptionist...

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MIke R, Manager at The White Morph Heritage Collection, responded to this review

Dear Garry M This comment as been posted to the wrong property. The correct property is Kaikoura Boutique Hotel. Kind Regards Mike Manager

Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 26 January 2016

Arrived late due to delayed ferry sailing. Night Manager was bright, cheerful, and helpful. Plenty of off-street parking. We had a deluxe, partial ocean view room on level 1. Generous sized room. Spotlessly clean. Good bathroom facilities and comfy bed. Great to be able to hear, smell, and see the ocean. We were late leaving but 'not a problem' for...

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Staines, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 January 2016

We spent two nights at the White Morph. Check in was quick and easy and we got a choice of milk. The receptionist was really helpful, booking us a restaurant for dinner and giving directions when we left. Wifi codes were given to us without having to ask about Internet access. The room was a good size and clean and...

Thank Gemma B
Raleigh, NC
Reviewed 23 January 2016

The White Morph is just across the road from the beach, so offers nice sunrise walks. It is convenienlty located close to town. The rooms are spacious enough and quiet, so sleep quality is good. They do not serve brekfast but you have a restaurant nearby and a fridge in your room, so you have optins there.

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Perth, Australia
Reviewed 20 January 2016

We spent two nights at The White Morph. It's in a great location, with an old quaint cinema on one side and the Kaikoura Encounters Office (dolphin and albatross encounters) on the other. Stunning view, beach is just across the road. The rooms were large and clean, though a bit dated. Staff were helpful and friendly. There is a coin-operated...

1Thank John H
MIke R, Manager at The White Morph Heritage Collection, responded to this review

Dear John H Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback on your recent stay. We are currently working on a solution for our Wi-Fi and hope to have a better speed for our guests soon. We hope that you get the chance to come visit Kaikoura again soon and enjoy our rooms at The White Morph. Kind Regards...

Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 18 January 2016

It is a good location on beachfront and close to Seal colony as well as restaurants. Reception staff is polite and helpful. We went with a Superior room with partial ocean views, not the best room type to select as all these rooms are located at the rear of the luxury rooms and share common balcony and big glass door/window...

Thank worldlywise2015
MIke R, Manager at The White Morph Heritage Collection, responded to this review

Dear Worldlywise2015 Thank you for your feedback on your recent stay. As you say our Deluxe Room (which used to be called Superior room) are located at the back of the property but do have wonderful views directly out to the ocean, albeit not as full an ocean view as from our Premium Room located at the front of the...

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 17 January 2016

This place has probably the best locaton in Kaikoura. The room was large, well appointed and clean. Kitchen was a bit small but functional. We had a good night sleep and went to see the whales in the morning.

Thank Oleg_Sveta_Tim
MIke R, Manager at The White Morph Heritage Collection, responded to this review

Dear Oleg_Sveta_Tim Thank you for placing feedback on your recent stay. Glad you enjoyed your room and had a good night sleep. Kind Regards Mike Manager

Reviewed 16 January 2016 via mobile

We stayed here for one night while in Kaikoura. It is located right on the seafront which is a little drive outside the main centre. We ate at the green dolphin which was delicious. (Ensure you book in advance)

Thank Mocharlo
MIke R, Manager at The White Morph Heritage Collection, responded to this review

Dear Mocharlo Thank you for taking the time to write your review on your recent stay. That is a different true at this time of year to book early for some of the restaurants, especially the Green Dolphin and The Pier Hotel. Kind Regards Mike Manager

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  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Laundry Service
  • 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 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: $134 - $282 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The White Morph Heritage 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
#2 Luxury Hotel in Kaikoura
#5 Romantic Hotel in Kaikoura
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“Upstairs have good views of the sea. We liked our downstairs room as easy access”
FranJ266, 23 May 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a sea view”
149johnw, 21 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Rooms at front have balcony and sea view.”
Whiskyclark, 18 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Sea facing rooms on the first floor are the best. Other rooms overlook the parking area.”
Philipvg, 16 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Ask for sea view room if available”
DomAustralia, 18 Mar 2017 | Read review
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