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1 Avoca Street, Kaikoura 7300 New Zealand
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#17 of 33 B&Bs / Inns in Kaikoura
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Historic Hotel
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Free parking
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Free breakfast
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Quentinn R wrote a review Aug 2021
Wellington, New Zealand22 contributions2 helpful votes
Had to stop and have a crayfish meal at the home of, we’ll crayfish! In addition to the standard drinks choices a few craft beers on offer. The staff are really friendly and accommodating, even including a courtesy vehicle back to the hotel after too much to eat and drink. We’ll worth a visit, with great outdoor area to enjoy a drink and soak in the amazing views.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Gail wrote a review Mar 2021
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Booked on a busy night. Arrived & waited 15 minutes for drink, & menu. Placed drinks order & meal order together. Had ordered entree & 2 mains, one without mushrooms. Drinks arrived, then main meal arrived 35 minutes later with NO ENTREE and also mushrooms on the plate ? Drinks were not refreshed or offered to be refreshed, which we would have and we would have ordered a dessert but with no service we decided to pay & leave . Went to counter THREE staff members walked past us with NO acknowledgement. We waited to pay finally got served , we were not asked were the meals okay or anything . What happened to good old fashioned service? Very disappointed in the service or lack of . The meal was however nice.
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Date of stay: March 2021
John Botton wrote a review Feb 2021
Auckland, New Zealand12 contributions3 helpful votes
The legendary Pier Hotel restaurant certainly lived up to it’s reputation. We were told about the place while on a walk up the Kaikora heads and warned to book ahead. Luckily we did as the place was packed when we arrived. Service was excellent and the food lived up to its reputation. I had the crayfish chowder and my partner tucked into the calamari. Both dishes were good but the salads were exceptional. Definitely a place to add to your list for this area.
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Date of stay: February 2021
Dannel wrote a review Dec 2020
Palmerston North, New Zealand142 contributions85 helpful votes
We recently stayed a night at The Pier as a stopover en route to Christchurch. It is a lovely historic old building. We were running late due to a delayed ferry, however, the staff member was accommodating and it was not an issue. The room was very comfortable and clean. A free continental, help yourself, breakfast was provided which even included some gluten free options. Gorgeous views from our room and the balcony. Would not hesitate to stay again.
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Richard B wrote a review Dec 2020
Auckland, New Zealand8 contributions1 helpful vote
Great service and an excellent meal after a long trip from Wellington. We arrived into Kaikoura town at 7pm and ended up here. What an oasis. We appreciated the welcoming staff who found us a table with no prior reservation. We will be back!
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Date of stay: December 2020
LouieRPS wrote a review Nov 2020
Oamaru, New Zealand33 contributions12 helpful votes
Went here for dinner on Sunday night. Had no reservation but were seated immediately. The staff were very attentive despite it being quite busy. Had drinks refreshed and food arrived quickly and was plentiful and very good quality
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
StrykerNZ wrote a review Oct 2020
Lyttelton, New Zealand6 contributions6 helpful votes
The Pier Hotel is an old fashioned pub style Hotel that sticks by the old principals of providing great customer service. Dinner was excellent so you need to book if you want to get in over a weekend. But it's worth the extra effort The rooms are pub rooms with mostly shared amenities but the price reflects this. Great value for money. Like the title says - a fantastic experience and a great weekend away.
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Date of stay: October 2020
Bronny wrote a review Jul 2020
Blenheim, New Zealand2 contributions
Had a quick stop in today. Sat outside while kids shared a bowl of hot chips. Ordered a single shot Americano with a side of cream. Coffee was stronger than when I've accidentally received a double shot from any coffee cart/shop before. Took it back and it explained it was too strong to drink. Was told 'sorry about that'! No offer to make another one or to have my money back. Extremely disappointing.
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Date of stay: July 2020
Laura M wrote a review Apr 2020
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We were recommended here by our hosts and it was worth the walk, which is a lovely walk along the beach anyway. The pier is full of atmosphere and buzzing, so not a quiet romantic sort of placeb but great for people watching. The food was great, we both had lobster. You can also sit outside and watch the world/sea go by - if you can grab a seat on the verandah even better! They even offer a free taxi service back to town which means you dont have to drive, I'm hoping this catches on in the UK! It is very busy so book early.
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Date of stay: March 2020
Christopher E wrote a review Mar 2020
Avondale, New Zealand60 contributions56 helpful votes
We stayed on a thursday night - when we arrived the earliest we could get a table at the restaurant was 8:30pm so if you plan to eat there call ahead and book a table. The rooms are upstairs and are quite basic with shared toilet and bathroom facilities. There is a hand basin in the room. The decor is tired and in need of renovvation but that is reflected in the price. That said we enjoyed our stay and sat out on the veranda upstairs with a bottle of wine while we waited to be seated in the restaurant. The outlook is fantastic up to the fishing pier and across the bay to the mountains - quite magical. The restaurant was busy and good value with a nice choice of seafood. I would stay there again,
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Pier Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to The Pier Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Kaikoura Peninsula Walkway (2.0 km), Ohau Point Seal Colony (2.2 km), and Peninsula Seal Colony (1.6 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Pier Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at The Pier Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Pier Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Pier Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Black Rabbit Pizza, Zephyr Restaurant, and Kaikoura Indian Restaurant&Cafe.
Are there any historical sites close to The Pier Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Fyffe House (0.5 km).