Places to stay in Kaikoura

Accommodation on offer in Kaikoura is extensive and varied with something available for all budgets and tastes.

Kaikoura has a wide variety of quality accommodation available ranging from Backpackers through to luxury lodges and to follow is just a taste of some on offer:

Anchor Inn Motel: The Anchor Inn is a luxury motel superbly located on the Kaikoura waterfront with most rooms enjoying magnificent sea and mountain views.

This award winning complex offers a choice of Executive, Luxury and Standard Studios as well as One & Two Bedroom Family Apartments.

All units are luxuriously appointed and are serviced daily for those guests staying more than one night.

The Fairways at Ocean Ridge: This luxury 5 star Kaikoura accommodation offers 1 or 2 bedroom ensuite apartments and ensuite studio rooms ideal for couples and families wanting a relaxing Kaikoura holiday retreat or for those enroute between Picton, Nelson, Marlborough and Christchurch on their South Island tours.

They also have an exclusive in-house catering menu including breakfasts, fudge, cheese boards and antipasto platters from the Kaikoura Food Company and fudge factory for those guest who would prefer to eat in and enjoy the relaxing surroundings at the Fairways. www.thefairways.co.nz

The White Morph Luxury Waterfront Apartments: The White Morph offers some of the best accommodation in Kaikoura including luxury spa rooms, superior studios and standard studios. This central Kaikoura accommodation has it all in the one place and has every accommodation style for you to choose from.

Stay at The White Morph and dine at the historic Kaikoura White Morph Restaurant. The White Morph restaurant menu features fresh fish, crayfish and delicious 'Pacific rim' cuisine complimented with a selection of local wines. www.whitemorph.co.nz

Waves on the Esplanade Apartments: Eleven luxurious 5-star Qualmark-rated apartments just a stone's throw from the water's edge, and yet the closest luxury accommodation to the town centre, offering the ideal combination of lifestyle, location and a great holiday destination with the ultimate combination of expansive ocean and mountain views.

These apartments are within close walking proximity of Kaikoura's town centre and its amenities and exactly 1km from the well-known Whale Watch centre. Award-winning restaurants are only a matter of metres away.

Each architect-designed apartment has two bedrooms and two bathrooms (1 ensuite) and is fitted and maintained to the highest standards with modern kitchen and laundry facilities. www.kaikouraapartments.co.nz

Aspen Court Motel: Opened in 2006 Aspen Court Kaikoura is one of the town’s newest motels, each of the 20 units are lavishly decorated and open onto either a courtyard or balcony.

The extensive balcony and central courtyard areas provide guests with the ability to peacefully relax while either admiring the rugged Seaward Kaikoura Mountain Range or gazing at the Pacific Ocean. www.aspencourt.co.nz/kaikoura

Bella Vista Motel: The Bella Vista Motel in Kaikoura invites visitors to experience its friendly accommodation provided by its owner/operators.

The accommodation has 18 units which are modern and clean, it has guest laundry facilities and accessible units for disabled guests.

It also has varying ranges of units from tea/coffee making studios up to 1 bedroom Family units, cooked or continental breakfasts is available as is high speed broadband Internet for those guests travelling with their own laptop computer.

 This Motel is within walking distance of the Town Centre and Information centre (5 minutes), Kaikoura Whale Watch and the Dolphin and Albatross Encounter. www.stayinkaikoura.co.nz

Hapuku Lodge & Tree Houses: As a family of architects and builders, they designed Hapuku Lodge & Tree Houses to be a contemporary country hotel.

Not limiting their design efforts to the building, they also designed and handcrafted - with local wood working friends - the majority of the furniture throughout the Lodge, including the custom designed beds that some guests say are, "the most comfortable beds in the South Island.”

They began in 2003 with six guest rooms in the Main Lodge and the Olive House. In 2006, added the five luxury Tree Houses. In 2009 remodelled the Main Lodge, converting the six rooms into four - two Suites, one Lodge Room, and the Hapuku Room - and also added a lap-pool, sauna, and massage room. www.hapukulodge.com

Kaikoura Gateway Motor Lodge: Kaikoura's Gateway Motor Lodge is just a few minutes’ walk from the charming seaside town of Kaikoura, the busy hub of eco-tourism ventures and a thriving rural community.

Whether you are a visitor, planning on staying in Kaikoura for a day or two or three, or planning a Kaikoura conference with a difference; this Kaikoura motel accommodation, opened in August 2005, will meet all of your needs with 20 self-contained units from studio to two bedroom units, as well as three wheelchair friendly units.

There is also a solar-heated swimming pool, outdoor spa pool, sauna and barbecue, and a playground is adjacent to the Motor Lodge. Wireless broadband internet is available throughout the complex. www.kaikouragateway.co.nz

Lobster Inn Motor Lodge: Beneath New Zealand's largest crayfish icon rests the Lobster Inn Motor Lodge, located adjacent to New World and Kaikoura's new shopping complex, and an easy walk through to the cafe scene and novelty shops one kilometre away.

Quality modern accommodation offering studio to family-style units as well as a holiday park camping ground. Unique street level access from both floors is available with ample parking provided.

Guest laundry on site, separate à la carte restaurant and lounge bar and solar-heated swimming pool and BBQ area. www.lobsterinn.co.nz

So there it is just a taste of the accommodation on offer here in beautiful Kaikoura and to find more please visit www.kaikoura.co.nz

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