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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On our recent round the world trip we stayed at Absolute Waterfront and this was truly the highlight our trip. Fantastic location with a awesome view. Woody and Rosie the owners were very welcoming and the accommodation was absolutely pristine in everyway. We will definitely be back again to stay at your wonderful accommodation. Thanks for being "super hosts". Kind...

Thank alanBrocklehurst
Cranleigh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This waterfront apartment was outstanding. It was immaculate & spotless with the bonus of a spectacular view of South Bay that was forever changing with the light. We were lucky enough to see many seals, a penguin & even a whale out in the bay! Crayfish were in abundance & it was fascinating to see local fishermen launching their boats...

Thank Hancomajor
Alton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

Our second visit to stay with Rosemary and Woody and as previously a wonderful couple of days. Perfect digs with a perfect view and perfect hosts. Still a beautiful location despite the recent unfortunate earthquake and glad we were still able to visit Kaikoura. We will be back again.

Thank Alyandfamily
Rosemary A, Owner at Absolute Waterfront, responded to this review

We really enjoyed seeing you again Aly made more special as you made that extra travelling distance to support us and the town. Beautiful day here today calm seas and quiet after a busy holiday weekend, hope you and fam enjoyed the rest of your holiday time together, you are all always very welcome, By your next visit you will...

Filey, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 January 2017

Agree with past comments. We loved our stay here. Rose and Woody are the perfect hosts and their place has quiet possibly the best sea views in Kaikoura. Enjoyed our fishing trip ! Thanks for making us feel so welcome. x

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Rosemary A, Owner at Absolute Waterfront, responded to this review

Really enjoyed your company KevBev and hope you are having a great time on the rest of your holiday and family catch up. Kaikoura has so many lovely views at every turn, we certainly enjoy ours, it's always interesting outside that's for sure! very quiet here today, time for that gardening Bev! Very best wishes to you both and thank...

Llandeilo, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Lovely apartment, lovely view of the sea, lovely friendly owners, lovely Kaikoura. What more can we say? Very clean and comfortable with all amenities and nice and quiet. Great walk around the peninsula. Highly recommend.

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Rosemary A, Owner at Absolute Waterfront, responded to this review

Thank you Judy and Dave for writing us this fantastic review, especially as I am sure you are still travelling, and on a busy schedule. Hope you are having a great time, it was lovely to meet you both, and glad you enjoyed your stay here in South Bay Best regards to you both.

San Francisco, California
Reviewed 6 October 2016

Truly do not have enough good things to say about this beautiful spot on the water—or about Rose and Woody, the owners. I feel so lucky to have stumbled upon this gem and wish I could've stayed there many more days. It's steps from the water and beautiful walks around the peninsula, and close enough to town so that you...

Thank Sara B
Rosemary A, Owner at Absolute Waterfront, responded to this review

Thank you Sara for this fantastic review and I hope you are enjoying your time in the South Island. I was just thinking about you earlier as I walked up the hill to the viewing deck on the walkway and it was stunning in the early morning sun. I know you would have appreciated the view. Have a safe journey...

Reviewed 19 September 2016

We stayed in the Waterfront room for 2 nights. It was warm, cosy, clean and tastefully furnished. The views of the bay are beautiful from the lounge. Staying with Rosemary was a lovely experience as she kindly checked our stay was going well and dispensed useful advice on local fare. Being on the south side of the Kaikoura Peninsula, we...

Thank Reza J
Rosemary A, Owner at Absolute Waterfront, responded to this review

Thank you Reza for your great review of our Waterfront unit, I only wish we could have turned on better weather for your stay, Pleased you found the unit warm and comfortable on a cold weekend, hopefully you will return one day when you can enjoy all the area has to offer in the sunshine instead. Many thanks to you...

Mumbai (Bombay), India
Reviewed 29 July 2016

As somebody said, it is so well maintained that you actually feel like you're the first person to stay there. It was one of the best properties we stayed in NZ. It offers views to die for. Very comfortable bed. Well equipped kitchen. Alot of space to move around and all the privacy one would look for. The host(s) are...

Thank Mumbaikar_Biker
Rosemary A, Owner at Absolute Waterfront, responded to this review

Thank you very much mumbaiker_Biker for writing this review it is much appreciated. We rely totally on reviews and ratings as our advertising and as a small personal accommodation provider I am always a little concious of asking our guests to write, especially as they are here on holiday, and knowing that our reviewers have done so without expectation means...

Reviewed 25 May 2016 via mobile

Stay 1 night at the Waterfront Unit. Excellent, cosy apartment with well appointed little kitchenette. Very clean, tidy and comfortable bed. The stay exceeded our expectations and we wish we could have stayed longer. Great view of the ocean with just a short drive to town. One of the best stay we had in NZ. Absolutely recommended! Keep up the...

Thank 676maggiel
Wadhurst, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 May 2016

We only stayed one night here but wish it could have been more. We will return one day. The apartment has all the facilities you require and Rose was very welcoming and helpful. The name doesn't lie - the property is as close to the waterfront as you can get, with fantastic views. This is not a B&B, so you...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Beachfront
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Two self catering units (please note not B&B) in popular South Bay Kaikoura, looking out over the Bay with sea views The Waterfront has a queen bed in a separate bedroom and a sofa bed in the lounge which will sleep a third person. The Waterside has a queen bed only and has a more limited sea view, however is still only 75mtrs from the foreshore. All amenities and well equipped kitchens to prepare simple meals, a good selection of tea/coffee etc is provided, warm clean and very comfortable accommodation at a very good price, a lovely location with always a changing land and seascape, walking tracks close by and only 5 mins by car to town centre if you prefer to drive. kayaks available at no extra charge for you to to use. you are always assured of a warm welcome. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Absolute Waterfront

Address: 9 Kaka Road | South Bay, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Kaikoura
Price Range: €65 - €97 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 2
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“Great location for walking, the beach, boating, or just relaxing.”
 of 5 bubbles alanBrocklehurst, 9 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Both the options are good at it's own price”
 of 5 bubbles Mumbaikar_Biker, 29 Jul 2016 | Read review
“We stayed in the front unit, with a view of the bay.”
 of 5 bubbles jdfelton, 16 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Front apartment has great views, but the other apartment is equally lovely”
  • Very comfortable bed
  • View to the start of the peninsula walk
 of 5 bubbles SusieG, 17 Feb 2016 | Read review
“There are two apartments, both excellent. One overlooking the sea and one tucked behind where we stayed with its own lovely seating area.”
 of 5 bubbles Alyandfamily, 6 Feb 2016 | Read review
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