We were coming to the end of our North and south driving tour of the islands and our last Stay was 2 nights at Barnacle Bills in Kaikoura and we were delighted to see our accommodation was just what we expected it to be. We booked the lodge which is really a family accommodation, but just 2 of us we had lots and lots of room. The lodge is ideal for a large family containing 2 bedrooms one with 3 single beds and the other with 1 double and 2 singles. The cooking area and dining area are well equipped with all you need to make any meals you desire. the seating area has 2 settees and an armchair. The property had a bathroom with shower and toilet plus a second room with toilet and basin. We found Bills great value for money. Only downside was the weather (raining) so mist the whale…
We (a family of 4) and stayed 3 days at Liz wonderful place. We were warmly welcomed by Liz and she provided us with super helpful tips for the area and activities. The apartment was very cosy, clean and nicely decorated and located next to hiking trails and very close to town. The whole place inside and and outside was decorated with great attention to detail. Simply a very special place which we highly recommend. Thanks so much for everything Liz!!
We had 2 nights at Barnacle Bills cottage and would have stayed longer if time allowed. The cottage is extremely comfortable and very well appointed, everything we could possibly need. The views of the ocean and the snow covered mountains were breathtaking, magnificent walking tracks for those so inclined or only a short drive to the town centre. Liz is a very friendly host and shared tips on the local area. Sitting out on the deck admiring the view and looking at Liz’s garden is definitely a wonderful way to spend some time. Thanks Liz
My girlfriend and I are currently travelling around NZ for a month and have just stayed 3 nights in the Cottage at Barnacle Bill's. This was easily the best accommodation we have stayed in so far on our trip. On arrival we were warmly greeted by Liz who made us feel so welcome. She showed us round the cottage and also gave us some very helpful tips for things to do and places to eat in Kaikoura which we took full advantage of and we were very glad we did. I would highly recommend this place to stay and thanks again for a wonderful stay.
We liked everything. One very convenient feature was the long wide benches in each bedroom to place suitcases on. Two comfortable settees in the livingroom. The kitchen equipment was worthy of a Masterchef in training. Surrounding the lodge were beautiful garden beds. There would be something flowering in every season to look out on from the kitchen window. Lots of great places to see and go to in the town and nearby, including the closest one would ever get to a seal colony. The historic Pier Hotel was a great place for dinner but be sure to book to get a great window view. An absolute highlight was our wonderful hostess Liz and her huge pet pig Ginger !