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Reviewed 18 September 2015 via mobile

My hobby is traveling and I have never stayed in a more luxurious or stylish property anywhere in the world. This three-bedroom renovated dairy factory is straight out of Architectural Digest. As other guests have noted, the online pictures don't begin to do justice to the place. The stainless-steel wardrobes and tables in the bedrooms were custom-made to reflect the...

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Janet B, Owner at The Factory, responded to this review

Thank you so much for writing such a glowing review. It was an absolute pleasure having you here and hearing all about New Orleans. Hopefully you will think of coming back to New Zealand for your next birthday as well - make it 3 in a row. All the best.

Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 14 August 2015

I drive up to what would seem a humble, small settlement by the sea. Little do I know that I am about to walk into one of the most unique overnight experiences I have ever had. From the industrial chic to the warmth reality of Janet and Paul, who are by far the best, family driven, hosts I have stayed...

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Janet B, Owner at The Factory, responded to this review

Wow! What a wonderfully descriptive review about the joys of The Factory! We can't thank you enough for taking the time out to write such a fabulous piece for us and we are so glad our little dolphins made their guest appearance right on cue. Look forward to your return visit soon we hope!

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 21 July 2015

We arrived at The Factory after a driving from Christchurch and it was the perfect place to put up our feet (after seeing the seals of course). Janet and Paul have created a very comfortable hideaway for visitors to relax and enjoy the beautiful and amazing surrounds Kaikoura has to offer. Beds were very comfortable, kitchen had everything you needed...

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Janet B, Owner at The Factory, responded to this review

It means a lot to us that you have taken the time to write this lovely review - thank you so much. We really enjoyed meeting you and your family and we would love you to come back and visit us again some time.

Oslo, Norway
Reviewed 26 April 2015

From the moment Paul picked us up at the train station, Kaikoura and The Factory proved to be amazing. The service is fantastic, the guesthouse itself is a dream for a honeymoon couple, and the breakfast probably made us gain a couple of extra pounds - not because it was unhealthy - on the contrary it was scrumptious homemade food...

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Janet B, Owner at The Factory, responded to this review

Thank you so much for all your kind words - we had a lot of fun while you were too - so glad you enjoyed your stay. Hope you are having a lovely long hot summer!

Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 31 March 2015

The Factory is a GEM. Private setting, large spaces and everything we needed to make our stay one of the most memorable. Janet and Paul are excellent hosts. They went above and beyond! Breakfast was so delicious and prepared beautifully. Fresh squeezed juices, eggs from their chicken, crayfish caught by Paul. We loved our stay.

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Janet B, Owner at The Factory, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to tell others about your experience with us - we really appreciate and look forward to a return visit sometime maybe?

Reviewed 31 March 2015

The proprietors, Paul and Janet, have created a unique and private experience for visitors to enjoy the varied activities in Kaikoura. We were thrilled by the dusky dolphin encounter. The Factory provides a very private setting on a picturesque beach. Paul and Janet are most accommodating and look forward to their outstanding farm to table homemade breakfast.

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Janet B, Owner at The Factory, responded to this review

We are so glad you had a great stay here in Kaikoura - the Dolphin Encounter experience is amazing isn't it? How lucky we are to live somewhere so special. Thank you for taking the time to write a review for us.

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 March 2015

You actually could not fault this place even if you tried and anyone who has any negative feedback should probably stay at home with a DVD box set of New Zealand. The owners are friendly, scenery outstanding and worth every cent. The cottage is designed to a high level and cannot be faulted. DO NOT MISS THE CHANCE TO STAY...

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Janet B, Owner at The Factory, responded to this review

Thank you, thank you for such a heartfelt review -certainly put a smile on our faces! All the very best for your future travels and hopefully see you again sometime.

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 March 2015 via mobile

Just one word describes the accommodation, space and location- STUNNING Absolutely everything has been considered by the owners from underfloor heating to a lovely veranda hot tub and delightfully comfortable beds. Disappointed that we only booked in for one night but wouldn't hesitate to stay here again, explore more vineyards and enjoy the relaxed feel of Kaikoura.

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Janet B, Owner at The Factory, responded to this review

Why thank you! So glad you loved The Factory - we are so lucky to live in this great place and yes, people often comment they wished they had stayed longer. Great to have met you both and hope the rest of your trip goes well.

New York City, New York
Reviewed 19 March 2015

We booked our stay at The Factory on a whim-it was a last minute trip and a last minute decision, we were concerned that the property would be too big for us (as there are 3 bedrooms and we were only 2). In hindsight, it was a decision we did not regret! The property is absolutely stunning, so well decorated...

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Janet B, Owner at The Factory, responded to this review

How lovely - thank you for those great comments and so glad we helped cure your jet lag. It was fun to meet you both, so glad you enjoyed all the little touches that we have here that make The Factory special. Thank you too for pointing out the importance of following our directions here - The GPS doesn't always...

Toronto
Reviewed 18 March 2015

Loved this B&B. Paul and Janet have created a unique accommodation. The former cheese factory is part urban loft/rustic chic/retro kitsch. The wing has 3 bedrooms but is only rented to one party at a time, so my husband and I had tons of space. Heated floors make the entire unit cozy, which I really enjoyed. Huge bathroom with lovely...

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Janet B, Owner at The Factory, responded to this review

Wow, thank you so much for the time taken to write this lovely review for us. We feel very lucky to have found a special place that gives so much pleasure to people who stay here. We really enjoyed meeting you both during your time here and hope you are looking forward to lots of lovely spring sunshine!

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  • Beachfront
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The Factory offers luxury accommodation in an historic building on the beachfront at Hapuku. Here, you can relax in peace and privacy with views of the ocean on one side and stunning snow-capped mountains on the other. Hapuku is less than 10 minutes drive from Kaikoura which is famous for its amazing marine wildlife. The Factory offers exclusive use of the guest wing and is perfect for couples, families or small groups of friends. ... more   less 

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Address: 5 Hapuku Road, Kaikoura 7371, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Kaikoura
Price Range: $387 - $462 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The Factory 5*
Number of rooms: 3
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“one suite only”
 of 5 bubbles 1Bobbie2015, 21 Mar 2017 | Read review
“All 3 rooms a beautiful”
 of 5 bubbles avenue12016, 20 Feb 2017 | Read review
“This is a wonderfully restore cheese factory!”
 of 5 bubbles dpowell2017, 15 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Travellers get whole guest wing to themselves, perfect for small family. Cheerful setting with excellent hosts. Close to town.”
 of 5 bubbles BrendaLim1874, 1 Jan 2016 | Read review
“You get 3 rooms for the price of one! All rooms are so warm!”
 of 5 bubbles christopherland, 14 Aug 2015 | Read review
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