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5 Hapuku Road, Kaikoura 7371 New Zealand
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The Factory offers luxury accommodation in an historic building on the beachfront at Hapuku. Here, you can relax in peace and privacy with views of the ocean on one side and stunning snow-capped mountains on the other. Hapuku is less than 10 minutes drive from Kaikoura which is famous for its amazing marine wildlife. The Factory offers exclusive use of the guest wing and is perfect for couples, families or small groups of friends.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hot bath
Breakfast available
Non-smoking hotel
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Flatscreen TV
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Non-smoking rooms
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cowgirlNZ wrote a review Dec 2021
nz342 contributions61 helpful votes
Everything about The Factory is just gorgeous - from the stunning setting sandwiched between moody mountains and the everchanging surf beach - lie in bed or on the comfy loungers and listen to waves, tui & bellbirds - to the perfect decor along with a character building with an interesting history... Add in wonderful hosts who go above and beyond to ensure you have a great stay, and all I can say is what a winner. So lucky that we can get in the car and drive here in a couple of hours! Thanks so much team Factory - pleasure to meet you. We'll be back!
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Date of stay: December 2021
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Sounds Dweller wrote a review Jul 2020
Picton, New Zealand133 contributions11 helpful votes
We have just spent 2 wonderful days at The Factory. We were looking for 2 days to do nothing and we got that. Welcomed by a nice Pinot and Cheeseboard - Sean and Skip were just wonderful hosts. We spent our time in front of a roaring fire - waking up in the morning to the hot tub overlooking the Kaikoura Ranges. The cottage is just beautiful a with everything you would expect from a luxury property. Thank you guys for allowing us the opportunity to share your spectacular spot. We loved it!
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Travelled
Response from Sean Gregory, Owner at The Factory
Responded 15 Jul 2020
Thank you so much for your lovely review. We are glad you enjoyed your time with us. We are looking forward to heading to your neck of the woods👍
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KeelyM wrote a review Jun 2020
22 contributions2 helpful votes
Sean and Skip were amazing hosts and their hospitality was second to none. Very helpful, gave us recommendations and offered to book us into a restaurant as well as drop us off. Super lovely people, would definitely recommend The Factory, which is just beautiful, and we’ll certainly be back. Thank you!
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Date of stay: June 2020Trip type: Travelled
Response from Sean G, Owner at The Factory
Responded 21 Jun 2020
Hi Keely, It was great to meet you and Bruce and we are thrilled you had a good time. Let’s hope you make the French Open next year! We hope to see you both again, Sean and Skip
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Tony A wrote a review Mar 2020
99 contributions18 helpful votes
This lovely conversion from an old dairy ‘factory’ to a home with accommodation has all the facilities. Hot tub, outside seating, fully fitted kitchen, comfortable lounge area with TV and DVDs, very easy stroll to the beach - and a helipad in the grounds. However, their secret weapons are Sean and his wife ‘Skip’ who run the place and live on site. Go for the Heli trip if you can, you won’t regret it!
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled
Response from Sean G, Owner at The Factory
Responded 4 Mar 2020
Hi Tony, thank you for your review. Skip still has a smile on her face from the chopper ride. Graham and Cilla took your advice and really enjoyed it. We hope to see you both again in the future, Many thanks Sean and Skip
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AndyPUK05 wrote a review Feb 2020
United Kingdom8 contributions10 helpful votes
From the moment we made contact with Sean many months before our stay his communication and assitance not only with the accommodation, but also with restaurant and other local bookings was above and beyond what you would expect! Similarly when we arrived, we were warmly greeted by Sean and his wife Skip and not only shown around the property, but also presented with a welcome platter and various refreshments, including a bottle of bubbly, a few beers and milk in the fridge! The standard of accommodation was simply charming and first class, in fact a real luxury home away from home and in the perfect location to not only walk onto an amazing beach where we saw dolphins swimming (the beach is not suitable to swim due to currents), but also very easy to find, convenient and just a short drive into Kaikoura. Sean, Skip and thier property were amazing and we feel privileged to have found them on Trip Advisor and we would not only highly recommend them and their property, but hopefully we may return ourselves for a future visit!
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Room Tip: As a B&B it has 3 bedrooms and when you book, you book the entire property.
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Response from Sean G, Owner at The Factory
Responded 4 Mar 2020
Hi Andy, We are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us, it was an absolute pleasure having you here. Thanks for not rubbing in the all black World Cup loss😂 We hope to see you both again and many thanks, Sean and Skip
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US$247 - US$295 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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New ZealandSouth IslandCanterbury RegionKaikoura
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Factory
Which popular attractions are close to The Factory?
Nearby attractions include The Emporium (7.6 km), Lavendyl Lavender Farm (4.2 km), and Maori Leap Cave (7.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Factory?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and a hot tub.
Which room amenities are available at The Factory?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at The Factory?
Guests can enjoy breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at The Factory?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Factory?
Conveniently located restaurants include Black Rabbit Pizza, Kaikoura Indian Restaurant&Cafe, and Cods and Crayfish.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Factory?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to The Factory?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Fyffe House (9.2 km).