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The White Morph Heritage Collection

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92-94 Esplanade post code: 7300, Kaikoura 7300 New Zealand
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#7 of 18 hotels in Kaikoura
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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
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool / beach towels
Breakfast available
Beach
Hiking
Children's television networks
Highchairs available
Street parking
Wifi
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Patio
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
First aid kit
Umbrella
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Blackout curtains
Dining area
Private balcony
Seating area
Sofa
Kitchenette
Flatscreen TV
Hair dryer
Telephone
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Iron
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Microwave
Refrigerator
Kitchenware
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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Gillian P wrote a review Dec 2020
14 contributions4 helpful votes
Lovely clean rooms, very comfy bed and with tea making facilities. Well appointment bathroom and quality towels. No cafe or restaurant but just a few steps to a wonderful restaurant that provide meals.
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Date of stay: December 2020
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Room Tip: All rooms face the sea
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Response from John Arbuckle, General Manager at The White Morph Heritage Collection
Responded 2 Jan 2021
Hi Gillian our Cleaners take a pride in presenting our rooms spotless Encounters next door has a great breakfast, my favourite is the big breakfast
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nonalyn wrote a review Dec 2020
Tauranga, New Zealand273 contributions120 helpful votes
Clean and fresh with comfortable bed and easy walking distance back to Kaikoura shops. Kitchenette was adequately stocked enabling us to have breakfast. We opted for a sea view at a higher room tarriff as we wanted the illusion of space given we were there for 2 days. If only over-nighting we wouldn't have bothered. Surprised to find recliner chairs in the living space - we did use them. The rate was a bit expensive given the type of accomodation - but we knew that when we booked and it seems all of Kaikoura is expensive to stay.
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Date of stay: December 2020
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Room Tip: upper floors require use of stairs - no lifts
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Response from John Arbuckle, General Manager at The White Morph Heritage Collection
Responded 2 Jan 2021
Thanks for your comments, we added the leather recliners a couple months ago with the big 50 inch smart TV connected to 50 plus channels Sky. The sunrise from the balcony is spectacular
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FreddyII wrote a review Nov 2020
Wellington, New Zealand87 contributions24 helpful votes
Conveniently located on the waterfront. Claims to offer something special but is really quite ordinary. Some rooms have sea views but are more expensive. A personal choice whether or not they are worth the extra cost. Disappointed about a blocked shower in the room. Mentioned it when I checked out. Manager expected me to call the office even though it was 10.30 pm when I got into the shower. Then went on to blame the cleaning staff for not putting the grate in the right way. Really!? Noted that an earlier reviewer had a similar problem. Someone needs to learn that the buck only stops in one place. Notwithstanding the shower problem the motel is very ordinary, underwhelming and overpriced. The worst value for money of the motels we stayed in during our three and a half week holiday around the South Island.
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Date of stay: October 2020
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Response from John Arbuckle, General Manager at The White Morph Heritage Collection
Responded 2 Jan 2021
Hi Freddy I am sorry that you were not happy with the stay at our motels. I would have been happy to fix the shower at 10.30 pm. I appreciate that the buck stops with me. As part of our inspections after our Cleaners have finished , we have added the shower drain to our check list . We all work hard to ensure that our guests stay is relaxing and stress free.
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whattosay wrote a review Nov 2020
Wanaka, New Zealand663 contributions61 helpful votes
We stayed one night in a ground floor apartment facing the courtyard/garden area. Found it to be very clean, a good size for the two of us, quiet and well located. Check in and out were straight forward, we'd stay again.
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Date of stay: October 2020
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Responded 2 Jan 2021
Thanks for your review whattosay. our team at the White Morph take a pride in presentation and service
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Harley2010-11 wrote a review Nov 2020
Whangarei, New Zealand95 contributions16 helpful votes
Getting towards the end of our trip, stayed at the White Morph, this had been booked for us by an agent but when we arrived our booking couldn’t be found. After showing the receptionist our booking voucher the matter was resolved and we were placed in a top room. The room was everything one could want, the sunrise the following morning was incredible. Had breakfast the next morning next door, very nice. Highly recommend..
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Date of stay: November 2020
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Response from John Arbuckle, General Manager at The White Morph Heritage Collection
Responded 2 Jan 2021
Hi Harley we are pleased that you enjoyed your stay, our reception looks out onto the ocean and it is a hight light of the day for me when the sun rises
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PRICE RANGE
US$127 - US$254 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
white morph motor hotel kaikoura, white morph hotel, white morph kaikoura
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
White Morph Motor Inn
LOCATION
New ZealandSouth IslandCanterbury RegionKaikoura
NUMBER OF ROOMS
32
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Frequently Asked Questions about The White Morph Heritage Collection
Which popular attractions are close to The White Morph Heritage Collection?
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 The White Morph Heritage Collection?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and laundry service.
Which room amenities are available at The White Morph Heritage Collection?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at The White Morph Heritage Collection?
Guests can enjoy breakfast, barbeque facilities, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at The White Morph Heritage Collection?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The White Morph Heritage Collection?
Conveniently located restaurants include Zephyr Restaurant, Poppy's Handmade Ice Cream Parlour & Cafe, and Cafe Encounter.
Is The White Morph Heritage Collection located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.5 km away from the centre of Kaikoura.
Are any cleaning services offered at The White Morph Heritage Collection?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to The White Morph Heritage Collection?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Fyffe House (2.0 km).
Does The White Morph Heritage Collection have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbour view available here.
Is The White Morph Heritage Collection accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.