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Reviewed 2 November 2023 via mobile

Our travel agent had pre-booked this motel for us but when we arrived our booking had gone astray. As an apology and out of the kindness of her heart, our hostess with the mostest, Sue, gave us a free upgrade to one of the 5-star spa suites. We thought we'd died and gone to heaven! The bed was like sleeping on a cloud, the room and bathroom were very spacious, and the view . . . just wow 👌. Thank you for making our short stay in Kaikoura so memorable 💖

Date of stay: October 2023
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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John Arbuckle, General Manager at The White Morph Heritage Collection, responded to this reviewResponded 6 January 2024

Thanks for your fantastic review. We are so pleased to hear that you loved the free upgrade. It was the least we could do after your less than perfect arrival. You have made my day after reading your review! All the very best for 2024 and warmest regards, Sue

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Reviewed 8 July 2023 via mobile

Very happy with our stay, we booked the wrong day, not managements fault, but it was very quickly remedied with a phone call which we really appreciated, even received an upgrade. Very tidy place, very comfy bed, the room was nice and warm. Bonus was the cafe next door that did a lovely breakfast, thanks

Date of stay: July 2023
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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John Arbuckle, General Manager at The White Morph Heritage Collection, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2023

Thank you for your positive review Karen. All the best, Sue

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Reviewed 27 April 2023

This is one of the places where we wished we could stay longer. We had a ground floor, sea view room, beds were great, everything we needed was included, including fudge, fresh milk and great service. It took about 15 minutes for a gentle stroll into the main part of the town, but with parking at a premium there, we left our rental car at White Morph. Taking advice from the great hosts, we were able to try Crayfish at the popular outdoor barbecue along the front, and also went to the Cinema, which is next door. Highly recommended.

Room tip: Try for a sea view if possible.
Date of stay: April 2023
  • Trip type: Travelled with friends
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John Arbuckle, General Manager at The White Morph Heritage Collection, responded to this reviewResponded 6 January 2024

Hi and many thanks for your fabulous review, we really appreciate it. Hopefully we get to host you again. All the very best for 2024 and warm regards, Sue

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Reviewed 24 April 2023

Situated right across the street from the beach, it is a beautiful scene to wake up to. Easy 15 minute walk to shops and restaurants or about 1 hour to the seal colony. We didn't realize that we had booked a handicap-accessible room, which meant that the shower was a curtain around with no raise to the floor. This meant that the bathroom got wet with a shower. Clean room and very friendly staff.

Room tip: If you don't need handicap accessible, make sure that you don't get it, as shower will get bathroom wet.
Date of stay: April 2023
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Reviewed 11 April 2023 via mobile

We stayed three nights at the White Morph and really enjoyed it. We had a nice big room with a small kitchen and Ocean view. Everything was very clean! Staff was very friendly and helpful. Can only recommend to stay here would return at any time

Date of stay: April 2023
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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