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53 Deal Street close to State Hwy 1, Kaikoura 7300 New Zealand
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#4 of 33 B&Bs / Inns in Kaikoura
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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. 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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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hot bath
Free breakfast
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Street parking
Breakfast available
Special diet menus
Mini golf
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Sun terrace
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Wake-up service / alarm clock
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Flatscreen TV
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alanbF7073VB wrote a review Mar 2021
Whangaparaoa, New Zealand37 contributions10 helpful votes
Karen & Mick are hosts who really know how to make their guests feel welcome and at home. Our room (Seal) offered wonderful panoramic views out over Kaikoura and the mountain ranges beyond. A selection of teas, fresh ground coffee and a TV, comfortable bed, small table & chairs and ab en suite that catered to our needs all worked to make this a venue we wouldn't hesitate to revisit. All this and Mick's breakfasts? It would be hard to find somewhere better!
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from Mick Karen, Owner at Nikau Lodge
Responded 2 weeks ago
Hi Alan Thank you so much for the review, we really enjoyed your company and were so glad you had a great day out on the water with Whale watch. Maybe next time when you come you should try swimming with the Dolphins, there are hundreds of them around in South Bay at the moment. We look forward to seeing you again.
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Pammy wrote a review Feb 2021
9 contributions
The only thing wrong here is that we didn’t stay for 2 nights. It is an amazing place - Karen and Mick were most welcoming and such a sociable couple. Jazz, the dog, fell into the same category! Our room - Dolphin - was extremely comfortable and spotlessly clean. We sat in the bay window sipping a wine looking out on to the mountains and the bay - truly special. Breakfast was delicious - one veggie breakfast and one homemade granola with berries and yoghurt, fruit juice, toast and preserves. Fine attention to detail and Mick is a fabulous cook and he has an amazing accomplice - Karen. This is THE place to stay in Kaikoura - thank you both.
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Date of stay: February 2021
Response from Karen and Mick Moorhouse, Owner at Nikau Lodge
Responded 8 Feb 2021
Thank you so much for the great review, we both really enjoyed your company, you were great guests and we hope to see you again sometime.
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Alan C wrote a review Jan 2021
Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand3 contributions2 helpful votes
Couldn't recommend Nikau Lodge enough. Karen and Mick are some of the nicest and friendliest people, the location is perfect and a short 5min stroll to the shops and restaurants. The rooms and their views make you never want to leave. Finally the food....Mick is genuinely passionate about cooking and this shows, amazing breakfast!! Will be back for sure and am recommending staying here to all who listen and will be passing through Kaikoura.
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from Karen and Mick Moorhouse, Owner at Nikau Lodge
Responded 25 Jan 2021
Thanks for the great review, great to have you stay with us and we look forward to seeing you again
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Mark G wrote a review Jan 2021
Christchurch, New Zealand7 contributions1 helpful vote
We stayed for two nights and found this a perfect retreat. The spacious, comfortable bedroom had good views over the town towards the coast and mountains. The hosts Mick, Karen & Jazz (the dog) were very friendly and helpful and prepared a lovely cafe-standard breakfast to set us up for the day. The Lodge is a short downhill walk to the central area for restaurants and information centre. It is an easy drive from the lodge out to the peninsula with its seal colony and walks. We would definitely stay again.
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Date of stay: January 2021
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Response from Karen and Mick Moorhouse, Owner at Nikau Lodge
Responded 25 Jan 2021
Thanks for the great review Mark, hope to see you again.
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Heather wrote a review Jan 2021
5 contributions
Nikau Lodge has excellent friendly and accommodating hosts who provided helpful information on the best things to do and the best places to eat which were spot on. We were given the beautiful 'Whale Room' with a peaceful view over Kaikoura. A high standard of cleanliness is maintained in a warm, home style environment. We enjoyed the lovely seating on the deck overlooking the garden with a cuppa and a book on our first afternoon. Mick's culinary skills provided us with restaurant quality breakfast on both days that really set us up for our day trips. Over breakfast we loved sharing travel stories with Mick and Karen - they have got some great stories! Although we rented a car, it is a fairly short walk down to the main part of Kaikoura village (steps but good exercise with outstanding view). We highly recommend any one spending some time at Mick and Karen's Nikau Lodge for relaxing, refreshing and taking in the local culture.
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Date of stay: January 2021
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Room Tip: All rooms appeared to be well appointed and with windows that open wide to enjoy the view.
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Response from Karen and Mick Moorhouse, Owner at Nikau Lodge
Responded 25 Jan 2021
Thank you so much for the lovely review, we enjoyed the "chats" too and hope to see you again.
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US$167 - US$177 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
New ZealandSouth IslandCanterbury RegionKaikoura
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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 Poppy's Handmade Ice Cream Parlour & 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.