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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had an amazing stay at The Factory! The location is breathe taking, sandwiched between the kaikora mountain range and the rugged coast of Hapuku. The rooms are spacious and very tasteful! We opted to take the self catering option and the kitchen had everything we needed along with a BBQ on the deck! The spa bath outside is a...

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Heiloo, The Netherlands
Reviewed 1 week ago

From the moment we arrived we felt at home in thuis beautiful equipped place. The hospitality of Paul, the owner was great and throughout our 3night stay he was always there whenever we needed help. The beds were excellent and the hottub was a joy after our outdoor activities. Certainly a place where we want to go back to.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed with Paul and Janet for the third time and they are amazingly good hosts and such interesting people to chat with .There are so many extra touches which are so nice and so much appreciated .The breakfasts are outstanding and very substantial. One morning we had crayfish together with a crayfish omelette and all the trimmings. After that...

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Janet B, Owner at The Factory, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely review. It was so lovely to see you guys back again - just like old friends now - we are so lucky. Hope the rest of your trip goes well and we look forward to next year's visit!

Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 15 January 2017

We were thrilled to enjoy a few days at this restored bed and breakfast and would highly recommend it to anyone seeking an adventure in New Zealand near the ocean. The hosts are superb excellent. The food is delicious and the location is unbelievable. There is no reason avoid this beautiful property because of road conditions or the recent earthquake.

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Janet B, Owner at The Factory, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to tell others about your stay here especially for those who are worried about the effects of the earthquake. Kaikoura is still an unbelievably beautiful place to visit and is now enhanced by the extra coastline that has appeared since November.

Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

What an absolutely amazing place on this earth! We had been to Kaikoura on past trips to New Zealand - we love the entire area and especially the dolphin encounter swim - but this was the first time we stayed at The Factory. We loved it so much we already have a return visit booked for next year! Absolutely incredible...

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Janet B, Owner at The Factory, responded to this review

How wonderful! What a lovely review and we are so grateful you took the time to let everyone know about our gorgeous place. We will look forward to catching up again next year.

Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

What a fab place Janet and Paul have here- we loved every minute of our 4 day stay. The accommodation was spotlessly clean, well equipped , super warm and beds that we couldn't seem to leave in the morning! The location is idyllic- peaceful and quiet ( yes the train goes by daily but we hardly noticed) and surrounded by...

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Janet B, Owner at The Factory, responded to this review

Thank you so much Tara for your lovely words and for taking the time to let everyone know of your experience with us. Thankfully we suffered no damage in the earthquake and we are welcoming visitors back now to our beautiful area. Thank you for your sensible tip regarding eye masks - we now have some gorgeous ones tucked away...

Phoenix
Reviewed 10 November 2016

The Factory should be the top on everyone's list when visiting New Zealand and the Kaikoura area. Janet and Paul are wonderful hosts and are very helpful in every way. The Factory is a unique, and cozy B&B. Janet and Paul cook up a gourmet breakfast that will last the entire day. The facility has everything you could ask for....

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Janet B, Owner at The Factory, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind comments. It was great to meet you both while you were here and we really loved finding out about your amazing lives. We look forward to the next visit perhaps?

Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

We were lucky enough to spend a night at the Factory and meet Janet and Paul. Stunning from the moment we walked in. The location, decor and attention to detail -but most of all the most wonderful breakfast! Can't say enough about how fabulous The Factory is. Thanks! Will be back.

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Janet B, Owner at The Factory, responded to this review

That's very kind of you to take the time to write this lovely review for us. Many thanks and we look forward to seeing you both again soon.

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

The night I spent at The Factory was an absolute highlight of my holiday !! Janet and Paul were so friendly , warm and knowledgeable about the local area . The backdrop is snow top mountains and the sea in the others direction ... Sooo beautiful . They pointed us in the direction of wonderful restaurants serving the best and...

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Janet B, Owner at The Factory, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely review. So glad you enjoyed your stay here even if it was for only a night - we had fun hearing all about your NZ adventures. Look forward to a another visit in the future!

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

My besties and I spent a night in the Factory at Kaikoura. The BnB is snuggled between coast and towering snowy mountains with. Seals lolling on the rocks nearby and local seafood abounding. Janet and Paul are delightful hosts making us feel very much at home. The accommodation has a historic backdrop overlaid with moderne and exotic decor. Its very...

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Janet B, Owner at The Factory, responded to this review

Why thank you! So happy that you enjoyed your time here and glad we could offer you one of our local delicacies as part of your breakfast. Hope your trip home was uneventful - you will be pleased to know that the cold wind blowing while you were here has left us with some new snow on the mountains and...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Factory offers luxury accommodation in an historic building on the beachfront at Hapuku. Here, you can relax in peace and privacy with views of the ocean on one side and stunning snow-capped mountains on the other. Hapuku is less than 10 minutes drive from Kaikoura which is famous for its amazing marine wildlife. The Factory offers exclusive use of the guest wing and is perfect for couples, families or small groups of friends. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Factory

Address: 5 Hapuku Road, Kaikoura 7371, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Kaikoura
Price Range: €294 - €330 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The Factory 5*
Number of rooms: 3
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“This is a wonderfully restore cheese factory!”
 of 5 bubbles dpowell2017, 15 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Travellers get whole guest wing to themselves, perfect for small family. Cheerful setting with excellent hosts. Close to town.”
 of 5 bubbles BrendaLim1874, 1 Jan 2016 | Read review
“You get 3 rooms for the price of one! All rooms are so warm!”
 of 5 bubbles christopherland, 14 Aug 2015 | Read review
“You will have the whole place for yourselves.”
 of 5 bubbles Anfosse, 26 Apr 2015 | Read review
“All 3 double rooms are achingly gorgeous and individually designed with the most impeccable taste in furnishings!”
  • Fresh lavender - both flowers and in the handwash and moisturiser - luscious
 of 5 bubbles ladyjl0, 20 Dec 2014 | Read review
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