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Waves Luxury Apartments

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Twelve luxurious apartments just a stone's throw from the water's edge, and yet the closest luxury accommodation to the town centre, offering the ideal combination of lifestyle, location and a great holiday destination with the ultimate combination of expansive ocean and mountain views. Waves Apartments are within close walking proximity of Kaikoura's town centre and its amenities and exactly 1km from the well-known Whale Watch centre. Each architect-designed apartment has two bedrooms and two bathrooms (1 ensuite) and is fitted and maintained to the highest standards with modern kitchen and laundry facilities. These apartments suit a wide range of guests from couples, families, corporate groups, tour groups and, of course, overseas guests. They are double glazed, smoke-free, with heat pump/air conditioning and fully equipped with modern appliances: DVD player, CD player/stereo unit, free wireless internet access and 50+ Sky channels. Beautifully appointed full kitchens feature fridge/freezer, dishwasher drawer, microwave, cook top and oven. Washing machine and dryer are also included in every apartment. Master bedroom has ensuite and king-size bed, bedroom 2 offers king/twin option and own separate bathroom. All of our apartments have their own completely private balcony - the ultimate spot for that relaxed drink and outdoor dining. All apartments are located on the 1st and 2nd level. Four are accessible by lift and eight are accessible via internal stairs. Free Wireless internet. Sky Guest Select offers 50+ channels.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Beach
Bicycle rental
Shuttle bus service
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Wifi
Golf course
Hiking
Mini golf
Canoeing offsite
Fishing
Walking tours
Umbrella
Clothes dryer
Washing machine
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Room features
Air conditioning
Additional bathroom
Dining area
Housekeeping
Kitchenette
Flatscreen TV
Sofa bed
Walk-in shower
Private balcony
Safe
Seating area
Sofa
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Clothes rack
Iron
Private bathrooms
Dishwasher
Microwave
Oven
Refrigerator
Stovetop
Electric kettle
Kitchenware
Electric blanket
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Mountain view
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Nora R wrote a review Feb 2024
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We had a first floor apartment on the front corner so both balconies had stunning view overlooking the sea front (there is a road between the apartments and the sea front but we didn’t find that a problem at all - slept very well). Apartment was very comfortable and had everything we needed, including washing machine & tumble dryer. The apartment is great location if you are booked to go swimming with dolphins or kayaking -offices for both literally a couple of minutes walk away. Also lovely little cinema right next door.
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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IloveOz wrote a review Jan 2024
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We loved our stay in Apt. 8 which is close to the front, on the top floor with a lovely view. Two bedrooms, bathrooms and open plan kitchen, dining and living space with a lovely balcony, complete with table and chairs. We had everything we needed, fully equipped kitchen, ironing board, iron, air conditioning in the main living space, heated towel rails in both bathrooms (plus heaters) and a washing machine with separate dryer. There’s Alexas in all rooms, TV, sound system etc. The location is superb, parking is below the apartments in allocated spaces and there was a really useful information folder in the apartment. This was a lovely chance for us to catch up on our laundry, enjoy some home cooked food and explore the fantastic area. I’d definitely book to stay here again if we are ever fortunate enough to return!
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Date of stay: January 2024
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David R wrote a review Nov 2023
Preston, United Kingdom45 contributions35 helpful votes
Perfect location in Kiakoura. Walkable distance to everything but just far enough away for a quiet night sleep. Perfect communication from Sue and a lovely welcome. Lovely and clean apartment with a great view from the balcony. Parking was simply under the apartment and provided rear access. Would certainly stay here again and recommend a stay!
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Date of stay: October 2023
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KiwiTraveller wrote a review Aug 2023
Bay of Islands, New Zealand43 contributions46 helpful votes
Greatt location right on the beachfront close to the seal colony (a few minutes drive then a 15 min walk )easy walk to town and restaurants . Not much more to add I would definitely stay there again . Crayfish was a must as it’s from Kaikōura and we enjoyed a couple of meals .
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Waves Apartments, General Manager at Waves Luxury Apartments
Responded 17 Aug 2023
Thank you so much for your great review. Hope to welcome you back again. Warmest regards, Sue
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Elaine C wrote a review May 2023
Capalaba, Australia274 contributions117 helpful votes
From the moment we walked into Waves, we knew that we were going to enjoy ourselves. There is parking underneath that it is a bit difficult to get in and out, thank goodness for reverse cameras in cars. The view from the room is spectacular and we were lucky enough to have two perfect beautiful days. We had a two bedroom apartment, one of which had an ensuite. Each room had a queen size bed and luggage rack. There was a washing machine and dryer and you could ask for an airer too. The unit was very comfortable, had magnificent views and was nice and quiet. It also had a pod coffee machine. The room is serviced daily. Towels, tea towels, etc are all replaced and the beds made. Would definitely recommend Waves.
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Date of stay: May 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Owen W wrote a review May 2023
Brisbane, Australia14 contributions1 helpful vote
Contacted the agent on arrival, left a message as no one answered, we are still waiting for a response 6 days later. Aircon not working, had a knock at the door 2 workmen were there to fix it, they had been told no one was using the apartment. Let them in to fix, an hour later, sorry the system needs to be replaced, won’t be booking again
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Date of stay: May 2023
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Response from Waves Apartments, General Manager at Waves Luxury Apartments
Responded 16 May 2023
There are 13 apartments in the Waves complex, we manage apartments 2,3,4,5,6,8,10,12,13. we do not manage 1,7,9,12. We have no booking for Owen, and have had no one staying in our managed apartments for 6 days?? Was the booking under another name in apartment number 6 dates 5th May 2023 for 2 nights? If so the air Conditioning Tradesmen that I sent to fix the unit said that there was nothing, wrong with the unit. They said that the hot air was hitting a shelf below the air conditioning unit. They shifted the flow to go into the room which it did. The Service men did this on their visit which you say was when you were in the apartment. i am very confused as you are saying that they did not fix, whereas the Tradesmen say they fixed, and all is good. we have also had guests staying in the apartment since your visit who are very happy with the heat. I do not believe that you stayed in one of the 9 apartments that we manage. Could you advise us the apartment number that you stayed in Regards John Manager apartments 2,3,4,5,6,8,10,12,13.
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G. M . K. wrote a review Feb 2023
Woking, United Kingdom86 contributions56 helpful votes
No negatives at all in regard to our 2 night stay here. Clean & comfy, with plenty of room to just sit & relax. We didn't use the kitchen for cooking, but the washer & dryer were very much appreciated! Location was good, pleaasant walk along the coast to shops & restaurants. Wish we had booked another night!
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Date of stay: January 2023
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Todd M wrote a review Feb 2023
Victoria Point, Australia12 contributions10 helpful votes
Ver nice apartment, clean, modern with everything you need to stay and cook etc. The apartment is walking distance to most things. One annoying thing is people park in the driveway it makes getting into your parking spot impossible. Staff very friendly and helpful. Highly recommend.
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Date of stay: February 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Stair to all apartments so if you have mobility issues maybe not?
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MJR wrote a review Feb 2023
McLean, Virginia9 contributions2 helpful votes
The apartment was clean and well equipped. The location was nice. Two couples had plenty of space for all belongings. A bit of a tight squeeze to fit a large SUV in the parking space but we managed.
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
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sue wrote a review Feb 2023
Darwin, Australia12 contributions19 helpful votes
We stay here as they have disabled apartment as one of our family is in a wheelchair. The manager is always accommodating. The unit is well equipped for wheelchair access to all areas of the unit including the rails in the bathroom and has a lovely folding down bench in the shower not a horrible plastic chair. Highly recommend to anyone and lift the goes up so no stress
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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$354 - $504 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
New ZealandSouth IslandCanterbury RegionKaikoura
NUMBER OF ROOMS
12
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Frequently Asked Questions about Waves Luxury Apartments
Which popular attractions are close to Waves Luxury Apartments?
Nearby attractions include Kaikoura Peninsula Walkway (0.6 km), Ohau Point Seal Colony (0.9 km), and Kaikoura Museum (0.6 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Waves Luxury Apartments?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and a golf course.
Which room amenities are available at Waves Luxury Apartments?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Waves Luxury Apartments?
Guests can enjoy free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Waves Luxury Apartments?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Waves Luxury Apartments?
Conveniently located restaurants include Zephyr Restaurant, Black Rabbit Pizza, and Cafe Encounter.
Is Waves Luxury Apartments located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.5 km away from the centre of Kaikoura.
Are any cleaning services offered at Waves Luxury Apartments?
Yes, a clothes dryer and a washing machine are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Waves Luxury Apartments?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to Waves Luxury Apartments?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Fyffe House (2.0 km).
Does Waves Luxury Apartments have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.