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Manakau Lodge

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4.0 Star Hotel
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Manakau is one of the most beautiful places we've ever stayed, anywhere. It's set a bit outside the main town of Kaikoura, between the ocean and the mountains - making for ridiculous views and peaceful nights. The host/manager/chef/photographer/renaissance man Neil is so welcoming, and works...More

Thank roselllii
Reviewed 1 week ago

I can't say enough about the quality of this place. It is immaculately clean and extremely well situated at a sufficient distance from the mess that is downtown Kaikoura. The mountain views beyond the well landscaped garden are just stunning (see my pix). Breakfast served...More

Thank hrd2pleez
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a lovely stay at Manakau lodge. The rooms are well designed and of good size. The bathroom was well laid out. We had a spectacular view of the mountains from our deck. Breakfasts were delicious and well presented. My only (minor) complaint is...More

Thank BarbWas
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a wonderful place to stay on our way up to Marlborough. Set in rolling countryside outside the town of Kaikoura with mountains at the rear and a view of the sea in front. The rooms are very well designed & offer a high degrees...More

Thank Kate F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We really enjoyed our stay with Neil at this Lodge. The setting is beautiful - our room looked up at the mountains and as the weather was beautiful we really enjoyed the view. The rooms were spacious and comfortable with everything we needed. Neil cooks...More

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Free Parking
Bar/Lounge
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Breakfast included
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Free Parking
Breakfast included
Multilingual Staff
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US$216 - US$245 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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US$216 - US$245 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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"I would recommend the mountain view rooms!! Our view was truly breathtaking."
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"All rooms are excellent & so comfortable and quiet"
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"I think all rooms would be equally good here!"
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"Pay extra for a deluxe room well worth the price"
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