Inn the Bay Bed & Breakfast
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8 Best Romantic Accommodation in Kaikoura

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Romantic Getaways and Honeymoon Accommodation in Kaikoura

If your honeymoon travelling around New Zealand has brought you to Kaikoura, then you’re in for a treat. Not only do you have amazing wildlife encounters awaiting you, but the accommodations are an experience in themselves. Romantic boutique bed and breakfasts, luxury lodges and even renovated railway carriages make up the romantic accommodation scene in Kaikoura. We lay out some of our favourite options on this list of romantic accommodation in Kaikoura!

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1. The Fairways at Ocean Ridge

Home comforts are combined with luxury at these thoughtfully-designed apartments reflecting the natural environment. Relax in your king bedroom with a spa bath, cook a romantic meal in your designer kitchen to the stunning views of the surrounding mountains, or even opt for home-cooked breakfasts delivered to your door. The town is just a short drive away, while the golf course is right on your doorstep.

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© The Fairways at Ocean Ridge

2. The White Morph – Heritage Collection

Located on the Esplanade of Kaikoura, The White Morph offers unbeatable views from mountains to sea. The self-contained accommodation is a 10-minute walk from town, yet feels a world away when you’re indulging in your Premium Spa Studio’s spa bath or listening to the waves gently lapping onto the shores from your king-sized bed. Rooms also have a kitchenette to make simple meals.

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© The White Morph Heritage Collection

3. Hapuku Carriages

For something a little quirky and undoubtedly memorable, check out Hapuku Carriages. That’s right, as the name suggests, this accommodation is a B&B in a restored railway carriage. Experience this unique accommodation together with a warm log fire to enjoy your full cooked breakfast front of with real cafe-style coffee. The main event, however, is the outdoor bath in your own private courtyard! Hapuku Carriages is located in Hapuku, 10 minutes drive north of Kaikoura.

© Hakupu Carriages

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4. Manakau Lodge

Definitely one for a special occasion like a honeymoon or anniversary, Manakau Lodge provides the full luxury experience. The boutique lodge at the foot of the Kaikoura Mountain Ranges features elegantly-appointed guest rooms with pillow-top beds, fine cotton linens and New Zealand rimu-made furnishings. Rooms are kitted out with contemporary features like 4K Smart TVs with an extensive movie and music collection, USB power points, an in-room iPad and full air-conditioning. The included breakfast of freshly-prepared favourites is sure to make you want to stick around for dinner to experience Manakau Lodge’s famous cheese platters! See more recommendations like this in 10 Best Luxury Accommodation in Kaikoura.

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© Manakau Lodge

5. Brook House B&B & Cottages

Something more affordable but no less experiential, Brook House B&B & Cottages provides the “local experience”. The homely B&B offers well-appointed rooms with ensuites and a communal lounge, dining area and kitchen. The rate includes a breakfast of fresh fruit, yoghurt, cereals, bread and jams, as well as “Judy’s Fabulous Chocolate Muffins”. Find the accommodation just a short drive from the town centre near the New World supermarket. See more like this in our 10 Best Budget Accommodation in Kaikoura.

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© Brook House B&B & Cottages

6. The Hamptons

Sitting just across the road from the majestic Kaikoura coastline, The Hampton’s location is just the beginning of what this luxury bed and breakfast has to offer. The boutique B&B accommodation has a small selection of double rooms opening out onto a private seaside deck or garden. The rooms are kitted out with quality amenities from the ensuite to the kitchenette. Plus, the Smart TV and free WiFi are welcome additions. Breakfast is served in your room where you’ll have a morning feast of locally-sourced ingredients.

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© The Hamptons

7. Inn the Bay Bed & Breakfast

Stay in a beautifully renovated home at the Inn the Bay Bed & Breakfast. Fall asleep to the sound of the waves against 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. Indulge in breakfast in the dining room or on the balcony. Alternatively, simply help yourself to a continental breakfast if you prefer.

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© Inn the Bay Bed & Breakfast

8. Bendamere House Bed & Breakfast

Enjoy ultimate privacy and comfort in your detached guest room with a balcony at Benamere House. The boutique 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 homely ambience to enjoy while divulging in a breakfast of homebaked muffins, croissants and other continental breakfast foods. What’s more, it’s moments away from the town centre.

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© Bendamere House Bed & Breakfast


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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