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Situated 10 minutes walk from Kaikoura's main town centre, Nikau Lodge has magnificent views of the Kaikoura Mountain Range and the Ocean. Come relax in the lounge, unwind in the garden or just come for a good nights rest. Continental and Full Cooked Breakfast using fresh local produce is served to you in the morning.
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Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Public Wifi
Breakfast included
Non-Smoking Hotel
Breakfast Available
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Non-Smoking Rooms
Accessible rooms
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

When going to a B&B this is what everyone is looking for: a great house with super friendly hosts, giving you a sense of attachment to the local way of life. What Nikau Lodge will give you in addition is some of the best views...More

Thank Kamen_777
Response from Rachel B, Owner at Nikau LodgeResponded 4 weeks ago

We are so glad you loved our place, we still look out and are amazed with the view! Was an absolute pleasure to meet you both, and hope to see you again one day.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful location , lovely garden, gorgeous room ( I think we had dolphin) elevated position so fabulous views. Really homely atmosphere , very friendly owners who offer lots of local information too. The place is spotless, warm and welcoming,Great sleep quality. Complimentary wine and beer...More

Thank ange55
Response from Rachel B, Owner at Nikau LodgeResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to give us a fabulous review! It makes all our hard work worth while.

Reviewed 6 September 2018

... was given by Rachel and Nigel and we enjoyed our stay at Nikau Lodge. Our visit was in the off-season (September) so our whale watching trip was cancelled due to bad weather and that was the main reason for visiting Kaikoura but that couldn't...More

Thank DeeWhy51
Response from Rachel B, Owner at Nikau LodgeResponded 8 September 2018

Thank you for taking the time to give us a review, yes you did strike bad weather which is unfortunate when you have trips booked. The sea is still very rough.

Reviewed 27 April 2018

We stayed for two nights and the view from our room was just amazing. Good location for whale watching and an easy walk into the town for an evening meal (can highly recommend Zephyr). Breakfast was good. As mentioned in another review, the walls are...More

Thank 186402Jane
Response from Rachel B, Owner at Nikau LodgeResponded 29 April 2018

Thank you for taking the time to give us a review, we are happy you loved the view and yes Zephyr is our favourite too.

Reviewed 24 April 2018

Nikau Lodge was like finding paradise. Our hosts Rachel and Nigel were friendly and very helpful. Their home is beautiful and as for the view we had from our room - wow! mountains and the ocean, a dream come true. The whole experience - the...More

Thank helenjslade1
Response from Rachel B, Owner at Nikau LodgeResponded 25 April 2018

What a fantastic review! Thank you.

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"Dolphin room was lovely with beautiful views"
4 weeks ago
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"Service, sleep quality and cleanliness all excellent."
23 Apr 2018
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"The north facing rooms offer the best of the views."
8 Apr 2018
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"We loved the views from the whale suite"
21 Jan 2018
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US$181 - US$188 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
New ZealandSouth IslandCanterbury RegionKaikoura
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