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Reviewed 3 January 2016

The park is excellent, with brilliant views to the mountains. It is well protected from winds by hedges. We had a 'motel', which, in NZ, often means an independent-standing small building with own facilities and kitchen. In this case there was a shared site kitchen, with rather less equipment than we have found elsewhere. We chose it as we came...

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Lynne N, Owner at Kaikoura Top 10 Holiday Park, responded to this review

All of our motels are fully self contained with own bathroom and fully equipped kitchen I believe you were staying in one of our cabins where you use shared bathroom and kitchen

Home Counties
Reviewed 1 January 2016 via mobile

We booked a motel room. Great welcome by helpful staff. Everything made easy. Located in the centre of Kaikoura close to where the whale watching tours start and near restaurants and cafes. Room reasonable size for what we paid and clean. Parking right outside unit. Laundry facilities good as well

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Lynne N, Owner at Kaikoura Top 10 Holiday Park, responded to this review

Thanks for the feedback We are pleased you enjoyed your stay and our great staff

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 December 2015

En suite helicopter pad takes of every hour in the day. The sea is warmer than the shower, shower not clean. Been in Nz a month, worst Top 10 we have been in and second worst site overall. Wifi is piad for and slow. Nz is awsome...

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Lynne N, Owner at Kaikoura Top 10 Holiday Park, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to review Whale Watch Helicopter movements are dependent on time of the year and demand The showers do not run out of hot water as they are heated by gas Maybe the button for a hot water was not pushed prior to entering the shower In peak season our showers and bathrooms are cleaned 3...

Reviewed 28 December 2015 via mobile

We stayed in a studio with kitchenette, heater and ensuite, with all bedding and towels provided, which was clean, modern and well appointed. Whilst we were next to the road we weren't bothered by it at all. Huge thanks to the staff who were super helpful and friendly.

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Broadbeach, Australia
Reviewed 22 December 2015 via mobile

Never stayed in a top 10 before, so wasn't sure. We had family cabin, which didn't have a bathroom, had to walk to block, which was ok. Stayed in cabin 50 and heard the trains and helicopters a bit, quite noisy. Jumping pillow broken. Room wAs clean, Bathroom block clean Grounds clean Kids enjoyed swimming pool. Staff friendly at check...

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Lynne N, Owner at Kaikoura Top 10 Holiday Park, responded to this review

Thanks for the feedback Pity you noticed some noise Some people do others don't Pleased to advise that we have patched the rip in the jumping pillow Hopefully it will last until the replacement is installed

Perth, Australia
Reviewed 6 December 2015

The holiday park was in a great location. Even being off the main road, the traffic noise was minimal. The room was clean and adequate size for two people with luggage. We had a room that had a bathroom. The bathroom was clean and well maintained.

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Lynne N, Owner at Kaikoura Top 10 Holiday Park, responded to this review

Thanks for feedback Pleased you enjoyed your stay with us

Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 7 November 2015

You need to bring your own bedding (or sleeping bag) but they tell you that in advance. The room was basic but clean and warm enough. The toilets and kitchen were clean. It had everything we needed for a quick stopover.

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Lynne N, Owner at Kaikoura Top 10 Holiday Park, responded to this review

Thanks for the review Jacqi

New York City, New York
Reviewed 7 November 2015 via mobile

We enjoyed our small well heated room. It was perfect for the night. We got a room without toilet and shower, so we walked outside to shower room. No complaints, very happy with the price. Did not read fine print. Had to rent blankets for $7. Would stay again while whale watching.

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Lynne N, Owner at Kaikoura Top 10 Holiday Park, responded to this review

Thanks Tony Our standard cabins are good value for money

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 19 October 2015 via mobile

Great location - easy 15 minute walk to Whale Watching tour boats, and across the road from Hislop's Cafe ( which was FANTASTIC!). Kids loved the jumping pillow and the original, crazy, ninja light game - that kept them amused for hours! Camp kitchen was adequate and very clean. The only downsides for us were the unheated, draughty bathrooms and...

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Lynne N, Owner at Kaikoura Top 10 Holiday Park, responded to this review

Thanks for your review ..good and not so good Yes we are set for kids and yes some people notice the train line As for the showers it must have been a cold wind blowing that day Timers on the showers are part of our sustainable tourism strategy and we believe 8 mins for a shower is reasonable

Stockholm, Sweden
Reviewed 14 October 2015 via mobile

We rented the beachfront villa for two nights to get some rest during a long campervan vacation with our baby daughter, and we ended up staying an extra night and not leaving the house for the full day. The house is wonderfully charming, the beach view beautiful and the fireplace heaven. And the price (160NZD per night) is a bargain,...

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Lynne N, Owner at Kaikoura Top 10 Holiday Park, responded to this review

Great to receive such good feedback

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
While visiting Kaikoura come and stay at our centrally located, award-winning Holiday Park and Motel. Just 300 metres from the town centre we are the perfect base whilst exploring Kaikoura, head out on foot to local tours, shops, restaurants and cafes. Kaikoura TOP 10 Holiday Park offers a range of quality, affordable accommodation options to suit everyone and every budget. In addition, we offer motel accommodation with a difference - relax and unwind in park surroundings with a welcoming atmosphere of open spaces, landscaped grounds and stunning mountain vistas while still enjoying the benefits of quality, comfortable motel units. . Choose from our 4-star Qualmark rated motels or our cabins or for those travelling in motorhomes we also offer sites in our 5-star Qualmark rated Holiday Park.We pride ourselves on being able to offer some of the best motel accommodation options and service in Kaikoura. Not only do we offer quality and comfort in a park-like setting but we also have excellent, modern facilities that you won’t find anywhere else in Kaikoura. Along with Wi-Fi and SKY Guest Select 50+ channels in every motel and freeview in cabins, we also have fantastic family facilities including an adventure playground with the popular jumping pillow, heated outdoor pool, private hot tub, games room, TV lounge and fun bikes for hire. With so much on offer it’s a wonderful chance for you to enjoy your holiday your way. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Kaikoura Top 10 Holiday Park

Address: 34 Beach Road, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Kaikoura
Price Range: $75 - $172 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Kaikoura Top 10 Holiday Park 5*
Number of rooms: 20
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