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8 Best Luxury Accommodation in Kaikoura

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Luxurious Stays in Kaikoura

When you’re going to a once-in-a-lifetime destination like Kaikoura, make your stay a once-in-a-lifetime experience with luxury accommodation. From indulgent bed and breakfasts to stylish apartments, Kaikoura knows how to impress. After a day of flying over the whales or swimming with curious fur seals, retreat to your luxurious abode with a glass of wine, mountain and/or ocean views, and extra comforts that you never knew you needed until now. We go through some of our top picks in this list of luxury accommodation in Kaikoura.

While you’re here, you might also be interested in 10 Incredible Things to Do in Kaikoura, as well as The Luxury Guide to Kaikoura.

1. The Hamptons

Sitting just across the road from the majestic Kaikoura coastline, The Hampton’s location is just the start of what this luxury bed and breakfast has to offer. The boutique accommodation has a small selection of double rooms opening out onto its own seaside deck or garden. The rooms are kitted out with quality amenities from the ensuite to the kitchenette and keep things modern with a Smart TV and free WiFi. Breakfast is served in your room where you’ll have a wealth of choice of locally-sourced ingredients. See more accommodation like this in our 10 Best Romantic Accommodation in Kaikoura.

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2. The Fairways at Ocean Ridge

An ideal retreat for families or groups of couples travelling together, take a look at The Fairways at Ocean Ridge. Home comforts are combined with luxury at these beautifully-designed apartments reflecting the natural environment. Each apartment has a king bedroom and a king/twin bedroom, both with ensuites and one with a spa bath. The designer kitchen is equipped to cook in style to a mountain view or even opt for home-cooked breakfasts delivered to your door. The accommodation a short drive from the town centre and beside the golf course. See more like this in the 10 Best Family Accommodation in Kaikoura.

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© The Fairways at Ocean Ridge


3. Kaikoura Quality Suites

For the discerning traveller who wants to stay in Kaikoura in style, check out Kaikoura Quality Suites. The One-Bedroom Suite is a great choice for families and groups, sleeping up to five guests across a private king room and an open-plan lounge/kitchen with a super king bed. Corporate travellers or couples will experience space, comfort and style in the Executive Studio opening up onto a courtyard or deck. Facilities include underfloor heating, free WiFi and a kitchenette.

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© Kaikoura Quality Suites


4. Inn the Bay Bed & Breakfast

Get the “locals” experience in a beautifully renovated home, the Inn the Bay Bed & Breakfast. Fall asleep to the sound of the waves lapping onto the coastline in one of the two superbly-appointed rooms. The rooms feature timber-lined walls and fully-tiled bathrooms with underfloor heating and a monsoon shower head. Breakfast is served in the dining room or on the balcony, or simply help yourself to a continental breakfast if you prefer.

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© Inn the Bay Bed & Breakfast

5. Koura Bay Golf Resort

A Kaikoura stay with a difference, Koura Bay Golf Resort features a private nine-hole golf course with panoramic views of the Kaikoura Peninsula and Kaikoura Mountain Ranges. After a round of golf, relax in The Dining Room serving breakfast and lunch every day, while the bar is open until 8pm. Your room choices include the hotel-style King Studio Room with a minibar, plunger coffee, Sky TV and free Wifi, and the Superior King Suite with additions like underfloor heating and a private balcony.

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© Koura Bay Golf Resort

6. Manakau Lodge

Celebrate a special occasion or simply treat yourself to this luxury boutique lodge at the foot of the Kaikoura Mountain Ranges. Manakau Lodge features elegantly-appointed guest rooms with pillow-top beds, fine cotton linens and New Zealand rimu-made furnishings. Rooms are kitted out with 4K Smart TVs with an extensive movie and music collection to enjoy from deep-cushioned armchairs. More modern conveniences include USB power points, an in-room iPad and full air-conditioning. The breakfast of freshly-prepared favourites is sure to make you want to stay for dinner to experience Manakau Lodge’s famous platters!

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7. Bendamere House Bed & Breakfast

Experience ultimate privacy and comfort in your detached guest room with a balcony at Benamere House. The B&B is set among a half-acre of lush rose gardens with garden furniture and a viewing platform for keen photographers and dolphin-spotters. Rooms are comfortable and sleek, while the main house has a real homely ambience to enjoy while indulging in a breakfast of homebaked muffins, croissants and other continental breakfast foods. What’s more, it’s one of the closest luxury accommodations to the town centre.

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© Bendamere House Bed & Breakfast

8. The Factory

Escape the hustle and bustle of Kaikoura and stay at The Factory in Hapuku, just 10 minutes north of Kaikoura. Enjoy dramatic views of the Kaikoura mountains on one side and ocean views on the other all to yourself with only one party of up to six people able to book the exclusive accommodation at a time. Either choose a bed and breakfast option or self-catering option where you’ll have use of three beautifully-designed king bedrooms, along with a kitchen and living area. Summer evenings are also best spent around the spa pool and barbecue. See more accommodation with self-catering facilities in 10 Best Accommodation in Kaikoura for Foodies.

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Laura S.

This article was reviewed and published by Laura, editor in chief and co-founder of NZ Pocket Guide. Since arriving solo in New Zealand over 10 years ago and with a background in journalism, her mission has been to show the world how easy (and awesome) it is to travel New Zealand. She knows Aotearoa inside-out and loves sharing tips on how best to experience New Zealand’s must-dos and hidden gems. Laura is also editor of several other South Pacific travel guides and is the co-host of NZ Pocket Guide’s live New Zealand travel Q&As on YouTube.

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