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“Nice little place”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Norfolk Pine

Norfolk Pine
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Norfolk Pine
Ranked #28 of 32 Kaikoura B&B and Inns
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“Nice little place”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2010

We had no problems at all here - Kaikoura was pretty full when we arrived, without booking ahead, and we managed to nab the last room here, a spotlessly clean spacious two bedroomed unit directly in front of the little swing and see-saw, which delighted the three year old travelling with us. The owners were very pleasant, and happy to book the whale watching excursion for us. Nice location over the road from the beach, and a pleasant ten minute walk into town.

  • Stayed March 2010, travelled with family
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2009

Kaikoura was a place we thought we might spend a night in but we stayed for two.It's a couple of hours north of Christchurch and one of the best places we visited in our two week holiday on the South Island. Kaikoura is a beautiful coastal town with spectacular mountains running down to the ocean, plenty of wildlife and good restaurants. While the rooms at this motel are average it is right on the beach and ten minutes walk to the centre of town. We did not have a booking but were glad we came here. The managers (owners?) were outstanding and nothing was a problem.

  • Stayed December 2009, travelled as a couple
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2008

We stayed in some amazingly friendly and scenic places in NZ, but this wasn't one of them - the welcome was rather brusque, the bedroom had no outside window and the view was of the road. Plus it seemed quite expensive for the size of accomodation. But it was clean and nearly everything worked.

  • Liked — Convenient
  • Disliked — Gloomy
  • Stayed December 2007, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Norfolk Pine

Property: Norfolk Pine
Address: 124 The Esplanade, Kaikoura, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Kaikoura
Amenities:
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #28 of 32 B&Bs / Inns in Kaikoura
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): €
Hotel Class:3 star — Norfolk Pine 3*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Water front Motel with spectacular sea and mountain views. 9 Units ranging from studios to apartments all on ground level. Beach across road, children’s playground on site. Close to Dolphin Encounter and 2 licensed restaurants, close to township 6 minutes walk (1km). Ample off street parking. Quiet and clean with friendly atmosphere. Able to help organise Whale Watch etc. ... more   less 
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