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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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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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Property amenities
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 Coffee
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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Greennz2017 wrote a review Feb 2022
7 contributions9 helpful votes
I think unless you’re in one of the 2 waterfront rooms you’re having a different motel experience. This is not luxury accommodation. The rooms are tired dated and not clean. We had a view of the car park and bugs on the floor. Stayed for a night which was plenty. A long walk to town, need your car to visit any restaurants or shops. Not sure how this is part of the Heritage group as it’s really just a little old motel.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Oscar C wrote a review Dec 2021
Christchurch, New Zealand1 contribution1 helpful vote
Me and my partner stayed there Christmas Eve as booked by a family member living in kaikoura, we were told that it would be lovely and we were not disappointed! Wonderful view and great atmosphere, the room was everything we needed and the spa bath was the cherry on top! Travelling to many hotels this one will definitely be one to remember, highly recommend getting the premium room as it caters all needs and more..A+++ White morph well done
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled
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Response from John Arbuckle, General Manager at The White Morph Heritage Collection
Responded 2 Jan 2022
Hi Thank your for your comments. Our 5 star beach front studio's are the only ones in Kaikoura with a balcony or patio facing the sea, with the high tide mark about 50 meters away. Our 2 leather recliners make viewing the sea even better while drinking a cup of coffee from our Nespresso coffee machine
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nzcopplestone wrote a review Nov 2021
34 contributions10 helpful votes
Such a welcoming place to stay. We ere her for two nights on our way to Christchurch staying to see the sights and of course eat Crayfish!! Whilst across the road from the beach the road was very quiet. Having a walk to the restaurants and main street was not challenging and there are some interesting parks to see along the way.. even catching some locals whitebaiting as it was in season.. Loved out upstairs room - the attention to detail with comfortable reclining chairs was much appreciated.
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Date of stay: November 2021
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Response from John Arbuckle, General Manager at The White Morph Heritage Collection
Responded 2 Jan 2022
Hi thank you for your positive review, there a number of restaurants that offer crayfish and whitebait in Kaikoura
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NZ-B3n wrote a review Oct 2021
Christchurch, New Zealand27 contributions6 helpful votes
We booked 1 night here in a premium spa room for a quick getaway. Check in and out was easy room was very clean and tidy. Spa has a lot of nice massage jets but was a bit noisy and I could hear the one in the room next to us running. Overall we found this hotel to be worth it and will likely book here again in the future.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled
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Response from John Arbuckle, General Manager at The White Morph Heritage Collection
Responded 2 Jan 2022
Hi , thank you for your positive review, we look forward to your return visit
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Quentinn R wrote a review Aug 2021
Wellington, New Zealand22 contributions2 helpful votes
Stayed one night on a road trip. Amazing waterfront views in a comfortable modern and spacious room. Especially enjoyed the under floor heating in the bathrooms #thesmallthings. Easy walk to town. Bonus points for the Nespresso machine and pods !
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled
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Response from John Arbuckle, General Manager at The White Morph Heritage Collection
Responded 12 Aug 2021
Hi Quentinn thank you for your comments. The mountains have a generous coating of snow at present. The sun pops out of the horizon at about 8 am , each morning, the sky is a different shade, most days on sunrise, this is absolutely spectacular.
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PRICE RANGE
US$98 - US$150 (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.