Lemon Tree Lodge
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Lemon Tree Lodge

31 Adelphi Terrace, Kaikoura 7300 New Zealand
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4.5
#4 of 20 B&Bs in Kaikoura
4.9 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.9 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.7 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Value
Lemon Tree Lodge is set on limestone cliffs above Kaikoura township. We are looking out to the wide magnificence of the blue Pacific Ocean with the backdrop of the breath-taking Mountain Ranges. All, just a few footsteps away from downtown Kaikoura. Enjoy our stylish boutique Bed & Breakfast accommodation with six non-smoking, en-suite bedrooms. Four units with an ocean view, overlooking the sea and the mountains with their own private decks or balconies, two units with a garden view, set in the relaxed Lemon Tree Lodge Garden with its own private garden decks. Relax and unwind in an informal B&B atmosphere. Lemon Tree Lodge is the place to leave your troubles behind.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Breakfast available
Baggage storage
Outdoor furniture
Self-serve laundry
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Room features
Blackout curtains
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Seating area
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Bath / shower
Bottled water
Iron
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Mountain view
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
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HOTEL CLASS
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4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Bay View
Boutique
Languages Spoken
English, Czech

Location

31 Adelphi Terrace, Kaikoura 7300 New Zealand
Getting there
Good for walkers
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Grade: 85 out of 100
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Christchurch Intl Airport
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PopsPeter wrote a review Jan 2020
Witney, United Kingdom155 contributions24 helpful votes
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here in the Poppy room. Whilst a little quirky, like being in a beach hut (in the nicest way), the room met all our needs. The bathroom was good and everywhere was spotlessly clean. Being on the ground floor meant we had a large balcony and since this lodge is on top of the cliff above Kaikoura, the views are fantastic.
Breakfast is continental which you choose the evening before and at a time that suits you. Delivered to your room on time with fresh fruits, croissants, toast, yogurt, fruit juice and eggs if you wish.
Check-in was very welcoming, friendly and helpful and we were advised on the places to eat in town (Zephyr is good); which is only 5 mins walk away.
This B&B ticked all the boxes for us.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Vicki wrote a review Jan 2020
Bures, United Kingdom332 contributions75 helpful votes
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We were booked here at short notice by our tour operator as our other accommodation was unavailable and we were so pleased with the outcome!
We had a very warm welcome and were shown to the Lavender Room / Suite which was gorgeous and had the most amazing views.
You order breakfast the night before and it’s delivered to you room at the time you request. The fruit was fresh and delicious.
The Lodge is located just above the town but only a short walk away. The bathroom was modern, the bed very comfortable and having a seating area looking out to sea was a bonus. A really lovely place to stay!
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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andrewomahony23 wrote a review Feb 2020
Stockton Heath, United Kingdom140 contributions107 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed for two nights in the Poppy Flower ocean view room which provided us with beautiful views of the bay. The room was comfortable (although no AC) and perfectly suited our needs. Breakfast was brought to us at the requested time and was nice. It’s a 10 min walk downhill into the town centre where there are a mix of restaurants and bars. A lovely location
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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rachael wrote a review Feb 2024
Sheffield, United Kingdom594 contributions26 helpful votes
+1
1.0 of 5 bubbles
We’ve honestly stayed in better quality and better equipped Motels. What’s with all the 5* reviews? I guess if you stay in the front rooms overlooking the bay it’s a different experience. However the garden rooms (which we stayed in) offer little.
We could hear traffic from the road behind all night and our neighbours conversations and tv. The rooms are extremely basic, it felt harsh with no comfort. Broken toilet flush, mould on the ceiling, rusty towel rail, cheap sachets of body wash, cobwebs, stains of the worn carpet and grubby kettle, chipped mugs and breakfast plates, dirty splashes on the wall next to the bin, the bin just had a supermarket carrier bag in. Bizarrely there is a display of rotting fruit on the table. I thought it was fake, no it’s real rotten oranges! What?!
We brought back some lovely food we’d bought in town to find a table, chairs and fridge but no plates or cutlery to eat off. So you need to out really.
There is zero human contact, it’s so impersonal. There is basically a note on the front of a locked reception door with your name on explaining where your room is and that the key is in the door. What a welcome! Not!
Breakfast is collected on a tray from a room opposite. It was ok. Boiled eggs too over cooked to eat. The rest was basic but ok.
The bed was comfy.
When we walked back into the bedroom this morning we could smell the damp. Just awful.
We’ve never been to a ‘hotel’ with zero interaction from anyone. It’s a bit odd.
I’m sorry but for what we paid it’s just not worth it or value for money. We wouldn’t recommend a stay here. Go elsewhere, there’s nicer options.
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Sherree V wrote a review Mar 2024
Winnipeg, Canada20 contributions5 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This B&B was pricier than my other bookings on my long trip to New Zealand, however, saying that, I felt that it was good "bang for buck".

The first thing is that you are not located on the main highway, North of the town. If you want access to groceries, liquor, etc, this is where you want to be (and you'll be on a noisy highway with many motels).

But, if you want an experience that you will never forget, then stay here. I was dropped off by the bus and walking and, even with pushing my 50 lb suitcase up a steep path and sweating my brains out, I was so impressed with where I landed up (and I'm 64 yrs old!).

The Lemon Tree Lodge is a small B&B, run by a family. I met the lady (can't remember her name, sorry), and she was lovely. The manager of the hotel, a young woman from Italy working on a Work Visa, was also very attentive to anything that I asked for.

I can't understand how anybody could complain about the self-serve breakfast here. They had everything (other than fried foods - eggs, bacon) that you could imagine. I never get why some tourists consider things "bad" if it's not exactly what they eat at home. That's why you travel :)

And, as far as stating that you talk to nobody in this B&B and that it is very inpersonal, that is probably because you never said hello to anybody. Again, take responsibility for your happiness and talk to people. I spoke with the owner, the manager (many times) and at least 3 other couples staying there from different countries (over a 2 day period).

I stayed in the Sunflower Room (not ocean view) and I might as well have been in the room with a view because every chance I had, I walked around (30 seconds) to the front and sat in the area that was there for the back rooms to enjoy the views, which are stunning by the way! I must have sat there 4 times in 3 days.
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled solo
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chitza wrote a review Dec 2022
Brussels, Belgium220 contributions94 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed two nights here, we had a room (poppy) very nicely located looking over the seafront.
The lodge is walking distance from the sea and even the whale watching boat, very quiet.
Some mixed feelings as to how the breakfast was arranged, it was available in the kitchen area, to be combined and brought to your room. No hot dishes, but much better than a traditional continental (typically it was breads, muffins, boiled eggs, cheese and ham, jams, different types of granola and fruits)

On the other hand the privacy was appreciated, for once we didnt have to engage in conversations with other tourists or host, it was a welcome change.

Just dont expect a B&B experience with common table etc as many other B&B we had in New Zealand.
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Date of stay: November 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: overlooking the ocean is the best view, some have garden view
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Petrus61 wrote a review Dec 2022
Nice, France3,577 contributions400 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We spent 2 nights in one of the top bedrooms with a balcony and a nice view over Kaikoura and the ocean. The room offered all expected amenities and had a fridge and coffee machine too. Breakfast was available between 8 and 9 AM and could be taken to our room. Service was very friendly.
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Take one of the top rooms offering the best view.
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Yorkshireman59 wrote a review Jan 2024
Huddersfield21 contributions15 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Reasons to book
Some of the rooms have stunning views out to the Ocean.
The lodge is handily located so that it’s an easy downhill stroll to the restaurants in Kaikoura. Equally it’s no more than 15mins to walk to the whale watching station

Things to consider
The owners understandably ask that you let them know if you are going to be checking in late. Our ferry into Picton meant that we wouldn’t be arriving until circa 7pm.
It took 4 days of unanswered phone calls and a non replied e mail before we finally got through as we were leaving Wellington.
Instructions were left on the kitchen door as to where to find our room.

2 of the rooms do not have an Ocean view. It would be a very different experience if staying in one of these.

Breakfast is somewhat unusual. A continental selection is left out in the kitchen. You come in, load your tray and take it back to your room. Trays are to be returned afterwards.
The daily quantity of food available is driven by the number of guests. I didn’t see anything being replenished during the 8.00 - 9.00 allocated time.

Our room was perfectly fine although the bathroom was a bit poorly lit.

No safe in the room and no air con. Then again, non promised either.

Keys are deposited in a box as you leave.

The strange thing is that you could have no interaction from start to finish. If self scanning checkouts and checking in your own luggage at airports is your thing, look no further.
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Glen and Jackie wrote a review Mar 2020
29 contributions2 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We spent 2 nights in this lovely B&B in January this year. Our room was at the back of the property and therefore had no views as such. However, the garden was so beautifully cared for with lovely sculptors and carvings it was a joy to sit on the veranda and pass the time of day. Room was very comfortable as was the bathroom.
Enjoyed our stay very much, host was pleasant as was the two young people who delivered the breakfast and serviced our room.
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Date of stay: January 2020
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: If you want a view make sure you ask for a room at the front of the B&B
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Lesley M wrote a review Nov 2023
17 contributions2 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
A lovely property in a fabulous location overlooking Kaiakoura and the beach. Stunning views to the snow capped mountains in the distance. We had a sea view room with a private deck area, good sized room and bathroom with slipper bath and walk in shower. Very clean and tidy. Breakfast was a ‘help yourself’ affair left out in a communal kitchen and it was lovely to be able to have this on our deck. My only negative is that it would have been nice to have met the owners - we let ourselves in and let ourselves out etc. This was described as bed and breakfast so we thought we would get to chat to local owners as we had at other b&bs. Great accommodation but lacking the human interaction.
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Date of stay: November 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Ask for a sea view room
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Lesley M wrote a tip Nov 2023
17 contributions2 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Ask for a sea view room"
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Simon L wrote a tip Apr 2023
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Book a sea view room"
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chitza wrote a tip Dec 2022
Brussels, Belgium220 contributions94 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"overlooking the ocean is the best view, some have garden view"
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Petrus61 wrote a tip Dec 2022
Nice, France3,577 contributions400 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Take one of the top rooms offering the best view."
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Glen and Jackie wrote a tip Mar 2020
29 contributions2 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"If you want a view make sure you ask for a room at the front of the B&B"
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PRICE RANGE
$280 - $295 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
New ZealandSouth IslandCanterbury RegionKaikoura
NUMBER OF ROOMS
6
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Frequently Asked Questions about Lemon Tree Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Lemon Tree Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Kaikoura Peninsula Walkway (0.2 km), Kaikoura Museum (0.1 km), and Southern Paua Shop & Factory (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Lemon Tree Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Lemon Tree Lodge?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, a refrigerator, and blackout curtains.
What food & drink options are available at Lemon Tree Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, complimentary tea, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Lemon Tree Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Lemon Tree Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Zephyr Restaurant, Black Rabbit Pizza, and Poppy's Parlour.
Is Lemon Tree Lodge located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.8 km away from the centre of Kaikoura.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Lemon Tree Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Czech.
Are there any historical sites close to Lemon Tree Lodge?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Fyffe House (2.6 km).
Does Lemon Tree Lodge have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
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