Brook House B&B & Cottages
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Brook House B&B & Cottages

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4.5
#6 of 20 B&Bs in Kaikoura
3.9 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.4 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.3 of 5 bubbles
Value
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
Room features
Kitchenette
Dishwasher
Microwave
Oven
Stovetop
Electric kettle
Electric blanket
Hair dryer
Kitchenware
Room types
Mountain view
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Family
Mid-range
Languages Spoken
English, Chinese
143Reviews0Q+A22Room tips

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Saffy2 wrote a review Jul 2020
Auckland Central, New Zealand104 contributions81 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
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golfnutYorkshire wrote a review Feb 2020
yorkshire46 contributions51 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Anne M wrote a review Mar 2020
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
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
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Nihonihoohura wrote a review Feb 2022
Auckland Central, New Zealand485 contributions111 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
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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Response from , Owner at Brook House B&B & Cottages
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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Kris Powell wrote a review Oct 2022
Kaiapoi, New Zealand42 contributions
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Property is very easy to find just along Beach Road and close to petrol stations, restaurants and New World Supermarket. We stayed at Queen Room 4 with kitchen facilities. Room is new with a comfortable bed. TV is fixed high up the wall but it has Netflix, free wifi, private entrance that directs to the spa pool and garden. Yes spa pool with mountain view and a stream. Coordinate with Judy (owner) the time you wish to use it because its on scheduled basis to keep its privacy.
Our stay comes with continental breakfast.
Car parking is within the premises not street parking. Upstairs is the kitchen with a milion dollar view of the mountain with snow.
Overall experience for a couple getaway is great. Our needs were met! We will come back again.
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Jane F wrote a review Jan 2020
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed in cottage 2, lovely clean well appointed cottage in beautiful gardens. Charlie the dog visited and a resident duck. Made use of the kitchen and the available barbecue (just ask Judy). Judy gave lots of recommendations for activities and was very accommodating. Lovely spot.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Peter and Jitka wrote a review Jan 2020
Calgary, Canada80 contributions28 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Familie M wrote a review Feb 2020
Germany117 contributions67 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Wendy W wrote a review Jan 2023
Herentals, Belgium11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Great B&B - Judy, lady of the house is super friendly.
She gives a realtime good explanation about the area and local cafés and restaurants and things to do in the city. She even does your laundry without an extra charge!
The place to be in Kaikoura! 👌🏼
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
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SandyAm50 wrote a review Mar 2022
Nelson, New Zealand15 contributions17 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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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Response from , Owner at Brook House B&B & Cottages
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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SandyAm50 wrote a tip Mar 2022
Nelson, New Zealand15 contributions17 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Cottage two has the best outlook."
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nmandppeterson wrote a tip Jan 2019
New Zealand20 contributions2 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Ask for a view"
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Ross C wrote a tip Mar 2018
Richmond, New Zealand258 contributions50 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"ask for view to the west and north"
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Jost-Pauline S wrote a tip Jan 2018
Bay of Plenty Region, New Zealand373 contributions182 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Corner rooms are a bit larger, rooms on the West Side have a better view"
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joyance wrote a tip Dec 2017
Singapore, Singapore199 contributions92 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Upper rooms has great view of sunset. Lower rooms can easily access the garden"
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PRICE RANGE
$98 - $129 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
New ZealandSouth IslandCanterbury RegionKaikoura
NUMBER OF ROOMS
7
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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 Zephyr Restaurant, Black Rabbit Pizza, and Cafe Encounter.
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).
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