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10 Best Hotels in Kaikoura

Kaikoura Waterfront Apartments
3 out of 5
126 Esplanade, Kaikoura, Canterbury
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The price is AU$144 per night
1.15 km from city centre
4.6/5Exceptional! (11 reviews)

"Property clean, very good location and staff friendly."…"

Reviewed on 1 Jun. 2020

Kaikoura Waterfront Apartments
Kaikoura TOP 10 Holiday Park
3 out of 5
34 Beach Rd, Kaikoura
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The price is AU$80 per night
0.45 km from city centre
4.2/5Excellent! (226 reviews)

"Well equipped family cabin with central shared facilities."…"

Reviewed on 27 Feb. 2020

Kaikoura TOP 10 Holiday Park
Mondello Kaikoura
3 out of 5
29 Beach Rd, Kaikoura, Canterbury
Free Cancellation
The price is AU$114 per night
0.4 km from city centre
4.3/5Excellent! (63 reviews)

"The property is very clean and near to amenities. Would recommend this property"…"

Reviewed on 15 Mar. 2020

Mondello Kaikoura
The White Morph - Heritage Collection
4 out of 5
92-94 The Esplanade, Kaikoura
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$221 per night
1.51 km from city centre
4.3/5Excellent! (402 reviews)

"Great service for people arriving late at night. It was easy to get into the room with everything all set up"…"

Reviewed on 24 Feb. 2020

The White Morph - Heritage Collection
Te Mahuru Retreat
3.5 out of 5
233 Schoolhouse Rd, Kaikoura, Canterbury
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The price is AU$120 per night
4.12 km from city centre
4.7/5Exceptional! (62 reviews)

"Enjoyed the kitchen/dining / lounge situation . Also the lovely calm environment. Very country but so close to town. Would have liked a more varied breakfast even if I had to pay extra."…"

Reviewed on 14 Feb. 2020

Te Mahuru Retreat
The Fairways Apartments
3.5 out of 5
1 Kersage Drive - Ocean Ridge, Kaikoura
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$148 per night
3.24 km from city centre
4.6/5Exceptional! (240 reviews)

"A nice quiet and convenient apartment which is near Kaikoura, but not too near."…"

Reviewed on 28 Feb. 2020

The Fairways Apartments
Bella Vista Motel Kaikoura
4 out of 5
45-47 Churchill Street, Kaikoura
The price is AU$115 per night
0.67 km from city centre
4.2/5Very Good! (130 reviews)

". The room and surrounding were excellent. Close to town centre. Wi excellent and easy to access"…"

Reviewed on 15 Feb. 2020

Bella Vista Motel Kaikoura
Kaikoura Cottage Motels
4 out of 5
Cnr Old Beach RoadMill Road, Kaikoura
The price is AU$120 per night
2.74 km from city centre
4.8/5Exceptional! (251 reviews)

"Very tidy units, very friendly hosts A+ Would recommend to anyone staying in kaikoura"…"

Reviewed on 24 May 2020

Kaikoura Cottage Motels
Glenburn Coastal Retreat - Adults Only
4 out of 5
413 Old Beach Rd, Hapuku, Canterbury
The price is AU$417 per night
6.6 km from city centre
5/5Exceptional! (30 reviews)

"The location and quality of this property were second to none with views out to sea at front and mountains out back. There is a nice decked area both front and back and having an electric blind in the bedroom was a fantastic idea. You could just lay in bed, open the blind and watch the sunrise over ..."…"

Reviewed on 17 Mar. 2020

Glenburn Coastal Retreat - Adults Only
Alpine-pacific Holiday Park
3 out of 5
69 Beach Road, Kaikoura
The price is AU$69 per night
0.81 km from city centre
4.1/5Very Good! (246 reviews)
Comfy Wood cabin with Immense Shower Pressure!

"Comfortable stay, great neighborly atmosphere, and immense shower pressure!"…"

Reviewed on 3 Mar. 2020

Alpine-pacific Holiday Park
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Accommodation in Kaikoura

Kaikoura is a walkable, family-friendly neighbourhood with convenient options for restaurants. The neighbourhood's friendly people and natural features are just a couple of its charming qualities. Outdoor settings, such as the mountains, sea, and beaches, attract many visitors. Book your hotel now and use Kaikoura as your home base for exploring the sights in and around Kaikoura.

Sightseeing around Kaikoura

Attractions like Kaikoura Museum and Kaikoura District Museum highlight the local culture. Notable landmarks include Fyffe House, Point Kean Seal Colony, and Ohau Point Lookout.

Popular activities in the area include shopping, surfing, and kayaking. Soak up some sun at Kaikoura Beach and Okiwi Bay. You can spend a leisurely day outdoors at Mount Fyffe or Kaikoura Coast Seal Colony.

Getting around Kaikoura

At 152.5 km (94.7 miles), Christchurch (CHC-Christchurch Intl.) is the closest major airport to Kaikoura.

Frequently asked questions

What's the best place for a stay in Kaikoura?
Awatea Country Bed and Breakfast is a favourite property for Expedia customers. This 4-star B&B offers free breakfast and free WiFi. Reviews from our site also recommend Admiral Court Motel and Te Mahuru Retreat as top choices for your stay.
If I need to cancel my hotel reservation in Kaikoura, will I receive a refund?
Yes! You’ll find that most hotel room reservations are fully refundable if you cancel before the hotel’s cancellation deadline, which is often 24 or 48 hours before your scheduled arrival. If you booked a non-refundable reservation, you might still have the option to cancel and receive a refund within a 24-hour period of booking. Enter dates and click on “Search”, then you can filter by “free cancellation” to review the best deals in Kaikoura.
What's the best budget-friendly hotel in Kaikoura?
Based on reviews, Mediterranean Motel Kaikoura is a popular 2.5-star property for our travellers looking for an economical choice, and features free WiFi and free parking. Other options for your budget-friendly stay include Alpine View Motel and Seaview Motel.
What's the best accommodation option for families in Kaikoura?
The White Morph - Heritage Collection is a top 4-star property on Expedia for families, and features laundry facilities and free WiFi. Other choices for your child-friendly holiday include Alpine-pacific Holiday Park and Austin Heights Bed & Breakfast.
What's the best accommodation for a romantic holiday to Kaikoura?
Nikau Lodge is a favourite 4-star B&B for couples, and features pillowtop beds and a bar. Other good choices for your romantic getaway include Inn the Bay Bed & Breakfast and The Point Bed & Breakfast.
What's the best pet-friendly accommodation option in Kaikoura?
Dylans Country Cottages is a top cottage for people travelling with their pets, and offers laundry facilities and in-room kitchenettes for its human guests.
What's the best place to stay to stay near the beach in Kaikoura?
Awatea Country Bed and Breakfast is a top 3-star beach property with a seasonal outdoor pool and free WiFi. Other good options to stay near the beach include Austin Heights Bed & Breakfast and Bendamere House Bed & Breakfast. Spend a relaxing afternoon at Kaikoura Beach during your stay.
What's the best luxury accommodation option in Kaikoura?
Austin Heights Bed & Breakfast is a 4.5-star B&B with a restaurant and private balconies, and it’s a popular choice for Expedia travellers looking for an elegant place to stay. Kaikoura Boutique Hotel and The White Morph - Heritage Collection are two other upscale options for your stay.
What's the best boutique hotel in Kaikoura?
Kaikoura Boutique Hotel is a favourite 4.5-star hotel with Expedia travellers looking for stylish accommodation, and features a bar and free parking.
What is the best spa hotel in Kaikoura?
Kaikoura TOP 10 Holiday Park is a top spa hotel with 30 rooms, free WiFi and an arcade/games room. Why not spend some time relaxing in the hot tub? Other popular spa hotels in Kaikoura include The White Morph - Heritage Collection and Kaikoura Gateway Motor Lodge.
How is it to stay in Kaikoura?
Travellers to Kaikoura give high marks for the beaches and magnificent mountain views. Tourists to the city can also enjoy its relaxing setting. In Kaikoura, there are 83 hotels and other accommodation options to choose from.
What should I see while I'm in Kaikoura?
The beaches and mountain views highlight the natural beauty with places to discover including Kaikoura Beach, Mount Fyffe and Mount Cookson. Whale watching is a great activity, and Peninsula Walkway is one place to visit. A couple of additional sights to add to your itinerary are Kaikoura Museum and Fyffe House.

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