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Brook House B&B & Cottages

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201 Beach Road, Kaikoura 7300 New Zealand
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#8 of 33 B&Bs / Inns in Kaikoura
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Judy and her 'team' - Charlie (the poodle) and Alice (the cat)- welcome you to their home - come and relax at Brook House. Enjoy kiwi hospitality, comfy beds and cosy rooms. Bed & Breakfast in the house but 2 self catering cottages are now also available. Spectacular mountain views from a peaceful rural setting just off State Highway 1. All this is just 2 km from the town centre and Whale Watch. See you in Kaikoura!
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hot bath
Free breakfast
Bicycles available
Hiking
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
BBQ facilities
Parking
Breakfast available
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Board games / puzzles
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
Self-serve laundry
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Room features
Kitchenette
Dishwasher
Microwave
Oven
Stovetop
Electric kettle
Electric blanket
Hair dryer
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Mountain view
Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Chinese
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SandyAm50 wrote a review Mar 2022
Nelson, New Zealand16 contributions17 helpful votes
A friend and I have just enjoyed a few days away in Kaikoura, staying in the two bedroom cottage on site. It was ideal. Lovely setting with views from the deck over the fields to the mountains, perfect place to enjoy a wine as the sun went down. There’s an attractive garden going down to the brook, a well equipped, roomy, comfortable cottage, and best of all, my dog came with us and was very welcome! She quickly made friends with Judy’s (our host’s) dog Charlie who would pop round to visit. The cottage is set well back from the road, so very quiet, and safe for my dog. Highly recommend.
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Date of stay: March 2022
Room Tip: Cottage two has the best outlook.
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Responded 24 Mar 2022
Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us. Well behaved pets are always welcome. We would love to host you again. Kind regards Judy
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Nihonihoohura wrote a review Feb 2022
Auckland Central, New Zealand473 contributions106 helpful votes
We prebooked for our holiday to South Island. Going whale watching, so booked Brook House B&B. Pictures look alot better than actual property. Run down, shabby garden, hose left across flight of steps, ready for someone to trip on. Room was small. Folding wooden doors in kitchenette wouldn't open or close. Musty smell inside. Upon talking to Judy,vshe wasn't pleased at all she needed to buy gluten free provisions for my breakfast. Seriously, she only needed to buy a loaf of gf bread and could freeze it afterwards. Really made me feel welcome, not. I've never been insulted by a hotelier or restaurant about needing celiacs safe food. It is a B&B though? We drove into town to find somewhere else for the night and secured a lovely place. We returned to Brookby to tell Judy we weren't happy to stay there and collect our bags.we had prepaid two nights there and one night was deducted from our account, which they wouldn't refund us for. Beware of photos online which sometimes aren't a true indicator of the property.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 24 Mar 2022
I am very sorry you decided not to stay with us and give us a chance. After a week of rain the garden was not looking it’s best but there was absolutely nothing wrong with the room and we do have gluten free bread and cereal. I did comment on the price of the products but I thought I was commiserating with you not criticising and I am sorry you took offence. Kind regards Judy
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FellowTraveler654516 wrote a review Nov 2021
Auckland, New Zealand7 contributions
We needed to stay just one night to break our journey from Christchurch to Nelson via Blenheim. Our host Judy was very welcoming and friendly. Our room was comfortable with a door out into a garden area. As it was raining we didn’t get the chance to enjoy that. Our bed was so comfortable we had the best sleep we could remember. Our breakfast was very tasty with plenty of options to choose from. Suffice to say we will return in the bit too distant future for a longer stay.
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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gunnfam wrote a review Jan 2021
Christchurch, New Zealand178 contributions77 helpful votes
We were thrilled to find this awesome accommodation in Kaikoura!! Absolutely pet friendly and the amenities were perfect for the humans too! Outstanding views and appointments inside and out! We watched the sunset from the spa and to be honest....didn't really want to leave when it was time to go. WHAT A GEM!⭐️⭐️
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Saffy2 wrote a review Jul 2020
Auckland Central, New Zealand115 contributions81 helpful votes
Stayed for 3 nights in one of the cottages, it had a large living area, bedroom and bathroom so good for small families or maybe 2 couples. Kitchen was clean with good quality utencils, cookware etc. The cottage has a washing machine and dryer which was great because the weather was too wet for using the outdoor line. Our only issue was that the place was cold and we had to keep the heat pump on to keep it warm and dry, bathroom was freezing but had its own heater too. Best part was that this place had the best mattress I've ever slept on in a motel and it had an electric blanket. So, we slept very well. If you're a poor sleeper then the road noise could be an issue, it is set back from the main road but you can hear the rumbling of trucks at night. The hosts are very informative about the region which was really helpful getting oriented.
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Date of stay: July 2020
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SRDFrench wrote a review Mar 2020
Leeds, United Kingdom67 contributions13 helpful votes
This seems like a cross between a bnb and a hostel! It’s very relaxed - the front door is left unlocked and you pick up your keys from the board w your name on it! You can bring in food if you want and eat it in the family kitchen w Judy and her partner. The room was a bit basic but clean and comfortable and breakfast was ‘continental’ style - yoghurt, cereal, fruit and toast w coffee that you prepare yourself. It’s a little noisy w the trucks going past and the walls seem quite thin (eg we could hear our neighbour taking a very early morning shower!). But it’s cheap and convenient and Judy was informative. Plus you can see the snow capped mountains from the deck!
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Anne M wrote a review Mar 2020
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I am from England. As part of a visit to New Zealand to see our daughter, I stayed at Brook House, having travelled up by the lovely scenic route railway from Christchurch. The owner, Judy, could not be more helpful: picking me up from the station, driving me round Kiakoura, taking me to restaurants and arranging a whale-watching excursion. I loved this (which was so nice: well organized and informative). My room was very very clean and tidy, with nice bed linen. The whole house was well-run and I felt safe. As other guests have said, the breakfast help-yourself was superb, and I loved the fresh fruit salad. Judy works extremely hard.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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golfnutYorkshire wrote a review Feb 2020
yorkshire43 contributions26 helpful votes
Judy was a very informative and interesting lady and looked after us very well, her breakfast was cereals with lots of delicious fresh fruit and yogurts, followed by toast and five different jams to choose from. Also fresh orange and tea or coffee. Beds were comfortable it was a shared bathroom but that did not bother us. I would highly recommend for a one night stay.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Familie M wrote a review Feb 2020
Germany126 contributions64 helpful votes
We had a stopover on the way south in brooks house. The sleeping rooms and the bathrooms are clean and nice. The kitchen and living room also. Honestly there was a smell in the house like somebody cooked cabbage just before we arrived - could also happen at our home. The lady was very nice and told us also about the history and area.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Peter and Jitka wrote a review Jan 2020
Calgary, Canada72 contributions23 helpful votes
We had a very pleasant stay at Judy’s place. She is very friendly, gracious host and ready to help even when she is doing other things. The few shortcomings of the actual room were outweighed by the fantastic breakfast, the veranda ,and Judy’s great tips for sightseeing.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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PRICE RANGE
US$48 - US$69 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
New ZealandSouth IslandCanterbury RegionKaikoura
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Brook House B&B & Cottages
Which popular attractions are close to Brook House B&B & Cottages?
Nearby attractions include Kaikoura Peninsula Walkway (2.4 km), Ohau Point Seal Colony (3.4 km), and Peninsula Seal Colony (5.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Brook House B&B & Cottages?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Brook House B&B & Cottages?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a dishwasher, and a view of the mountains.
What food & drink options are available at Brook House B&B & Cottages?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, barbeque facilities, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Brook House B&B & Cottages?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Brook House B&B & Cottages?
Conveniently located restaurants include Black Rabbit Pizza, Zephyr Restaurant, and Kaikoura Indian Restaurant&Cafe.
Are pets allowed at Brook House B&B & Cottages?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Brook House B&B & Cottages?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Chinese.
Are there any historical sites close to Brook House B&B & Cottages?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Fyffe House (4.5 km).