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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 week ago

Location is excellent very central for the town and right on the seafront. Plenty of off road parking. Room was modern and clean only issue was the sound proofing between rooms could be a bit better. Staff were helpful and right next door to the dolphin encounter a well

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Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have no idea why it now seems to be called the "White Morph Heritage Collection". Despite this nonsense we had a great stay. The staff were great and the room, overlooking the sea, was very comfortable, very large, and well-equipped. An excellent continental breakfast was served in the cafe next door. This is the meeting point for swimming with...

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MIke R, Manager at The White Morph Heritage Collection, responded to this review

Dear Whiskeyclark Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay. The White Morph, is the name of the motel. A white morph is a bird related to the southern petrel. Heritage Collection is the hotel chain we belong to. The Heritage Collection is a group of 11 properties located around New Zealand from Bay of Islands in...

Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a suite on the first floor above reception. It was spacious, clean and had a good kitchenette. The bathroom was spacious and clean with a good strong shower. The manager was friendly and very helpful. We had driven from Dunedin on the emergency repaired coastal road after the earthquake. Unfortunately our sleep was interrupted just after midnight when...

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Fareham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrived here late in the evening after driving from Picton the long way around due to the damage on the SH1 from the earthquake in November 2016. That really was one hell of a drive let me tell you. The guy on reception was friendly and offered us some milk for the room once we had checked in. We...

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MIke R, Manager at The White Morph Heritage Collection, responded to this review

Dear Brigham69 Thank you for the review of your recent stay at The White Morph. Regards Mike Manager

Saitama Prefecture, Japan
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed three nights in late March,so got a good sense of the room. Our room was the "studio, garden view" type on the ground floor. Overall, it was clean and comfortable, with a good kitchenette (although the mini-fridge was quite noisy). The bathroom was excellent: very clean and with a large shower stall. The only downside was that we...

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East Yorkshire, England
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We recently stayed in a suite, not very big but very clean and well equipped. We had beautiful views over the water. We were very comfortable. The staff were very pleasant and welcoming. Breakfast was included at the cafe next door which was very nice. The free WiFi was good too which is always a bonus!

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MIke R, Manager at The White Morph Heritage Collection, responded to this review

Dear JackieM24 Thank you taking the time to review your recent stay. Kind Regards Mike Manager

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This hotel maybe beautiful and the service magnificent, but we will never know. Even though we paid for a night, they denied us our stay. We made a reservation through Expedia and no one informed us that the only viable route to get from Picton ferry terminal to the hotel had been closed for over a year. When we became...

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MIke R, Manager at The White Morph Heritage Collection, responded to this review

Dear Viajerossssss To put this into some factual prospective. We would never and have never deny a guest to stay with us. If a guest books with us we will accommodate them in the room they have booked. Currently our office hours are 8am until 6pm, however there is an on-site manager who is always available to assist guests arriving...

Bangkok, Thailand
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

We stayed in a premium studio with a jacuzzi bath which was just as in their website. The jacuzzi bath which has quite strong jets became very useful as we arrived very tired as our drive became very long due to detour/highway closure at 8pm etc. The hotel is situated on the esplanade and we had an Ocean view. I'm...

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MIke R, Manager at The White Morph Heritage Collection, responded to this review

Dear Kovit S Great to hear you enjoyed a soak in your spa bath to relive the stress of the day. Kind Regards Mike Manager

Australia
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Traveling with friends I will say first it was not me who booked, but so glad this was our accommodation for two nights! Check in was friendly and helpful, with the ladies providing a couple of tips and answers to our questions. We did ask if a sea view room was available, however as soon as we were told some...

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MIke R, Manager at The White Morph Heritage Collection, responded to this review

Dear DomAustralia Thank you for your review and we are very pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. Kind Regards Mike Manager

Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Spent a night in Kaikoura because we wanted to go whale-watching and maybe spot some seals. The White Morph is a clean and tidy motel, well located to walk to the town centre and nearby cafes and restaurants, Don't expect any human interaction and you'll be fine. In fact, having Scandinavian-style check-in with a digital code would be a good...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Accessible rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Set on the Esplanade in iconic Kaikoura, The White Morph enjoys commanding views of the ocean right to the distant horizon and mountains, and gives you access to all of the region's many experiences. We offer a range of 5 Star and 4 Star Qualmark rated studios and self-contained apartments. Our 5 Star Premium studios include an ocean views and a hydrotherapy spa en-suite. Our 4 Star Garden Studios and Family Apartments look out to the garden area. Cafe Encounter, Shops, movie theatre and all activities are in close vicinity. 8 Premium Studios, king beds, with hydra-therapy spa baths. 4 Premium Studios, with either a king bed or twin beds,with spa baths. 4 Deluxe Studios, king bed with bath and shower. 3 Family Apartments, accommodation for up to 6 persons. 12 Garden Studios with queen and single beds ... more   less 

Additional Information about The White Morph Heritage Collection

Address: 92-94 Esplanade | post code: 7300, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand (Formerly White Morph Motor Inn)
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Kaikoura
Price Range: $156 - $314 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The White Morph Heritage Collection 5*
Number of rooms: 31
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Also Known As:
White Morph Motor Hotel Kaikoura
White Morph Hotel
White Morph Kaikoura
Hotel Style:
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Kaikoura
#3 Luxury Hotel in Kaikoura
#5 Romantic Hotel in Kaikoura
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“Ask for a sea view”
149johnw, 21 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Rooms at front have balcony and sea view.”
Whiskyclark, 18 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Sea facing rooms on the first floor are the best. Other rooms overlook the parking area.”
Philipvg, 16 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Ask for sea view room if available”
DomAustralia, 18 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a room with a sea view. The main road is just below, but we were not bothered by traffic sounds.”
AlanRJ, 14 Mar 2017 | Read review
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