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Reviewed 6 October 2013 via mobile

The cottages are very clean and spacious in a lovely pace in the south bay of kaikoura , only 2km far from the city center.
If you are lucky, as we were , the owner will invite you to catch crayfish and after that to eat it with him . Wonderful experience

  • Stayed: October 2013
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Thank lenor80
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Reviewed 1 May 2013

Kaikoura itself is very touristic. So we chose to stay in the quieter South Bay (a tip from Lonely Planet). The accommodation is located in a normal resident area, there are no other motels around. The cottage complex is small, 5 Cottages and 2 motel units are very near to each other. The motel unit itself was very spacious but seemed a bit “basic” without any private decoration we experienced and liked so much in other accommodations we visited on our South Island trip. The king size bed was very good and the unit had everything we needed. The free WIFI worked only next to the main house. Graeme recommended to do the walk along Kaikoura Peninsula’s coastline which is only possible when the tide is low. We walked throw a seals colony – an amazing experience! The peninsula’s landscape is spectacular – it was a beautiful day.

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank EuleRichard
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Reviewed 5 April 2013

Spent a night here at Bay Cottages and we were pleasantly surprised at how peaceful and beautiful this place is. Situated along South Bay Parade away from the hustle and bustle of the town centre (which is only a couple of minutes drive away), the view from the front of the establishment is breathtaking! Our host, Graeme was very hospitable and the first thing he asked upon showing us our room was whether he could help us with anything or getting around the area. He was always approachable and always ready to help whenever needed! An excellent and unforgettable experience for us!

  • Stayed: April 2013
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Thank Bryan_Kam
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Reviewed 19 January 2013

We found this cosy little place and were plesently surprised. The rooms are spacious, functional and very clean. And we were even lucky enough to join Graeme on his daily run to catch crayfish. We were even able to see his superb motorcycle collection... We can certainly recommend this place!

  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Dominique B
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Reviewed 8 January 2013

Bay Cottages is just perfect if you want quiet comfortable accommodation, self contained with everything you need including laundry facilities. Light, bright, clean and roomy. The cheapest and best we stayed at during our three weeks in NZ. Owner Graham is extremely friendly and helpful and it's true, he will take you cray-fishing if you're lucky! Thank you Graham from Ken and Sue!

  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank SUE M
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