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53 Deal Street close to State Hwy 1, Kaikoura 7300 New Zealand
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • All employees are fully vaccinated
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Updated 01/12/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 01/12/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#3 of 33 in Kaikoura
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2022 Travellers' Choice Best of the Best
Situated 10 minutes walk from Kaikoura's main town centre, Nikau Lodge has magnificent views of the Kaikoura Mountain Range and the Ocean. Choose your breakfast from a range of cafe quality, cooked options, or home made granola served with yoghurt and berries. Toast and spreads, local percolated coffee and a range of teas are also available.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hot bath
Free breakfast
Diving
Hiking
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Street parking
Wifi
Breakfast available
Special diet menus
Mini golf
Snorkelling
Fishing
Outdoor furniture
Sun terrace
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Bathrobes
Desk
Safe
Seating area
Iron
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Bath / shower
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
Radio
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Mountain view
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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Charming
Mid-range
Languages Spoken
English
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0Zero00 wrote a review Apr 2022
Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand6 contributions2 helpful votes
Nice central location giving access to all that Kaikoura has to offer. Mick and Karen were wonderful hosts. Mick's breakfasts are outstanding. Thanks for helping us have a fantastic weekend. We'll be back.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Response from Mick Karen, Owner at Nikau Lodge
Responded 5 Apr 2022
Thank you so much for the great review. We are really pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and had a great weekend in Kaikoura.
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Chchhome wrote a review Feb 2022
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Couldn't have asked for anything more for a weekend away (except maybe the weather). Very welcoming, homemade biscuits, comfy bed and amazing breakfast to finish off. Will. definitely be back to stay.
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Date of stay: February 2022
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Response from Mick Karen, Owner at Nikau Lodge
Responded 28 Feb 2022
Thank you so much for taking the time to give us such a good review, yes the weather was not the best but you will just have to come back again, you try in winter with the snow on the mountains...its stunning. Thanks again.
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ayay2020 wrote a review Feb 2022
5 contributions2 helpful votes
Our room (Seal) had a great view of the harbour; would have been even better if the clouds & rain had lifted! It is a beautiful house, nestled in a neighborhood overlooking Kaikoura and the bay; just off the main road and walking distance to the town. There is a lot tucked into the bedroom, including a little sitting nook. We enjoyed the spa pool on a cool day and the breakfasts were outstanding! Mick and Karen are very friendly and helpful hosts; Jazz was a bonus! Our room and the house in general was super clean--that was a treat. Thanks again.
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Date of stay: February 2022
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Room Tip: Upstairs, front rooms have bigger view of the bay.
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Response from Mick Karen, Owner at Nikau Lodge
Responded 18 Mar 2022
Thank you very much for the great review, so pleased you enjoyed your time at Nikau, we would love to see you again.
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Aaron wrote a review Feb 2022
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An amazing place to stay!!!, the hosts are very very welcoming and went through everything with us upon our arrival. The room was very clean and tidy with an amazing view (even though only seen half the view due to the heavy rain 😂). The breakfast was perfect and a great start to the day.
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Response from Mick Karen, Owner at Nikau Lodge
Responded 18 Mar 2022
Thank you so much for such a nice review, glad you enjoyed your stay, maybe you should come back in winter next time and see the snow up on the mountains its awesome, would love to see you again.
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ShellA wrote a review Jan 2022
7 contributions2 helpful votes
We can't rave enough about Nikau Lodge!  The house is beautiful, the gardens are like something out of a magazine, and the rooms are spacious and spotless with amazing views.  Hosts Karen and Mick are warm, kind and always helpful with ideas on how to spend your time in Kaikoura - eating, walking, or soaking up the stunning scenery.  Breakfast...did I mention breakfast?  It's better than a 5 star restaurant, Mick is an outstanding chef with a great variety that caters for everyone. Get the idea we loved the place?  Well we sure did and can't wait to return.  Arohanui Karen and Mick (and Jazz), you made our stay that little bit more special.
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Date of stay: December 2021
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Responded 19 Jan 2022
Thank you so much for such a lovely review Michelle, we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us at Nikau and had such a great time experiencing all that Kaikoura has to offer. We would love to see you again sometime.
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PRICE RANGE
US$159 - US$203 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
New ZealandSouth IslandCanterbury RegionKaikoura
NUMBER OF ROOMS
5
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Frequently Asked Questions about Nikau Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Nikau Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Kaikoura Peninsula Walkway (0.4 km), Ohau Point Seal Colony (0.8 km), and Kaikoura Museum (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Nikau Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Nikau Lodge?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, a desk, and a view of the mountains.
What food & drink options are available at Nikau Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Nikau Lodge?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Nikau Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Black Rabbit Pizza, Zephyr Restaurant, and Kaikoura Indian Restaurant&Cafe.
Is Nikau Lodge located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.3 km away from the centre of Kaikoura.
Are there any historical sites close to Nikau Lodge?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Fyffe House (2.5 km).
Does Nikau Lodge have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.