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Kaikoura Apartments
Ranked #6 of 20 Hotels in Kaikoura
Reviewed 18 May 2017

We stayed recently in a two bedroom apartment at the Waves.
The location was perfect and we enjoyed our stay but there are a few points to make........ firstly there was no electric blanket in the second bedroom which also had a king sized bed. The electric blanket in the main room was only working on one side and the volume on the television could not be increased even to a normal sound.
There was no tea towel but all other provisions were provided. In saying this we would stay again because it was ver clean and the beds comfortable.

  • Stayed: May 2017, travelled with friends
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Thank Nanchch
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KaikouraHolidayHomes, Manager at Kaikoura Apartments, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2017

Thank you for your feedback. This has been noted and forwarded on to our staff to rectify.

We look forward to welcoming you back to Kaikoura.

Best wishes

KKHH

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Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

Second visit to these apartments, we were impressed last time so booked again. Still as good as ever however one or two issues. Very well equipped apartments good standard of furniture and very spacious! You even get a garage! Two bathrooms and two bedrooms so we had more than enough space! Plenty of towels and no complaints about anything other than the apartment needs a good spring clean! Superficially everything was clean and tidy but the furniture and carpets are getting a little musty (understandable with the amount of use) but also all the crockery, cutlery, cooking implements were in need of a good scrub (which we did)
Don't let this minor issue put you off, these are great apartments with great views! Few flights of stairs to go up so if you are elderly or infirm then be prepared!

Stayed: February 2017, travelled as a couple
Thank MikeJ2497
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KaikouraHolidayHomes, Manager at Kaikoura Apartments, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2017

Thank you for your feedback, much appreciated. We do our best to ensure a great stay.

Your concerns have been forwarded on to our housekeeping department to ensure high standards are met.

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Reviewed 3 January 2017

We traveled in New Zealand for two weeks and Kaikoura was the highlight of the entire trip! Our apartment at Waves was very comfortable and spacious - perfect for our family. It had all the amenities we needed and a gorgeous view of the water. Everyone in the town was friendly and warm. The wildlife encounters were a life experience we will never forget - especially the swim with dolphins - truly magical! Thanks to the whole town of Kaikoura for making our stay so special!

  • Stayed: January 2017, travelled with family
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Thank Nicole G
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KaikouraHolidayHomes, Director of Sales at Kaikoura Apartments, responded to this reviewResponded 5 January 2017

Hi Nicola

Thank you for being such lovely guests and supporting Kaikoura!
So pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay.
Best wishes
Julia and the team at Waves at Kaikoura Holiday Homes

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Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

Firstly I have never stayed in a luxury hotel/apartment without daily service to give fresh towels! Not so luxury washing and drying your own towels not to mention taking the rubbish to the bin outside!

The apartment I stayed in had a good view of the sea, unfortunately I don't think this apartment had been used in a long time as it had a very musky smell even after having the doors open for hours the smell came right back!

There was no lift to the apartment I stayed in which again isn't very luxury! Hiking suitcases up flights of stairs is not fun!

The wi fi was terrible... but then it is in New Zealand! Don't expect to face time anyone or google anything!

On a positive there was a free washing machine and dryer. The beds were comfortable.

The price tag is a luxury but I'm afraid this apartment just isn't quit luxury.

Stayed: October 2016, travelled with family
Thank Nicnac23
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Reviewed 6 October 2016

We stayed here for 6 nights as a Family, 2 Adults and two teenage children. This was a great place to stay. The apartment had two bedrooms and two bathrooms (one was ensuite). A full kitchen, and a decent lounge with a separate dining area. A small balcony held a table and two chairs to enjoy the view.
It's a maybe 10 min walk into township where there are plenty of cafes/ bars and other eating places. It's a two min walk in other direction to the encounter cafe and gallery.
We stayed in Apartment 4 which had a king and twin beds. The Beds were very comfortable. There was extra bedding in the wardrobe if required and towels for the Spa pool. The bathrooms were an excellent size and the showers were hot with good water pressure.
The Apartments are upstairs. there are no lifts. however we didn't find this an issue. A lot of places where we have previously traveled don't have lifts either.
The apartment had wi-fi and I found it ok for what I wanted but my kids not so. However we have fibre at home so they are spoilt.
We enjoyed our stay here and would stay here again.

  • Stayed: September 2016, travelled with family
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Thank Clare F
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KaikouraHolidayHomes, Manager at Kaikoura Apartments, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2017

Thank you for your feedback. Most appreciated.

We look forward to welcoming you back to Kaikoura!

Best wishes

KKHH

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Additional Information about Kaikoura Apartments

Address: 78 The Esplanade, Kaikoura 7301, New Zealand (Formerly Waves on the Esplanade Kaikoura)
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Kaikoura
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Kaikoura
#3 Romantic Hotel in Kaikoura
#5 Luxury Hotel in Kaikoura
Price Range: $248 - $297 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Kaikoura Apartments 5*
Number of rooms: 11
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