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15 Deal Street, 7300 Kaikoura – Show map
|Single Bed in 6-Bed Dormitory Room|
|Double Room with Shared Bathroom|
|Single Bed in 5-Bed Dormitory Room|
|Single Bed in 4-Bed Dormitory Room|
|Double Room with Private Bathroom|
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BBQ Facilities, Grounds, Terrace
Hot Tub, Bicycle Rental
WiFi is available in public areas and charges apply.
Free! Free public parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
Safe, Non-smoking Rooms, Heating
From 12:00 PM
Until 10:00 AM
Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to room type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.
Children and Extra Beds
Children older than 12 years are welcome.
There is no capacity for extra beds in the room.
Pets are not allowed.
Cards accepted at this property
Dolphin Lodge accepts these cards and reserves the right to pre-authorize your card prior to arrival.
Based on 160 reviews
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Kaikoura Gateway Motor Lodge features, free WiFi, free off-street parking, a large solar-heated outdoor pool, sauna and conference centre.
Score from 159 reviews Excellent
Brook House B&B offers free continental breakfast, free Wi-Fi and free parking. Just 2 km from Kaikoura town centre, the property has a communal lounge, a dining area and shared kitchen facilities.
Score from 125 reviews Very good
Situated next to the Indian Ocean, this motel is 5 minutes’ drive from Kaikoura Racecourse. All rooms are equipped with a cable TV with satellite channels. Free parking is offered on site.
Score from 153 reviews Good
Admiral Court Motel Kaikoura is a 5-minute drive from Kaikoura Train Station, and a free 2-way transfer is available with a prior arrangement.
Score from 149 reviews Excellent
Comfortable, clean, the host was amazing and so helpful. The hot tub was fabulous too. The rooms were fresh and clean and so were the shower facilities. We will definitely stay here again. Great value for money!
Love the kitchen! no opportunity to use it though as we only stayed one night. Staff was friendly and helpful. Had a nice and cosy room.
Theres nothing much here to dislike!
Great location overlooking the sea, good facilities
Room was a bit cold
Great views from the spacious lounge Friendly host and guests Very tidy and clean Easy to find location, 150 metres to the bus stop, cafes and restaurants etc. Fully equipped kitchen Lovely open fire! 10 minutes walk to Dolphin Encounter and Whale Watching
Shared bathroom facilities were clean and tidy but pretty basic. Not a problem though.
Nice homey hostel, close to the town centre, in a quite street. Very friendly and helpful owner.
Clean n quiet. Shower was good and good heater
No television in room and no toiletries in bathroom and no mini bar
good price and quality good personal warm place near to centre
Just absolutely bang on! Really clean, great facilities and a beautiful garden, all a very short walk from the beach. Also Helen was my saviour in my hour of need with my knitting!
Nothing, all great.
Best of all was the owner's helpfulness, but the location is also perfect (just up from the bus stop and the information site) and the facility is 100% amenable.
There's nothing not to like. This is the go-to place in Kaikoura.
Ocean view from the deck (and hottube) Well-equipped kitchen. Indoor fireplace. Free hot-watter bottles.
Great views of the sea. Very friendly staff.
great location nice staff
location not easy to find, drive big round to find
Very nice and helpful hosts. Great location. Incredible view.
Room configuration strange and not great. It's backpacker style so the shared facilities, though great, could be a drawback.
Location and view was perfect.
the spa and the location should have stayed longer
Pretty pricy, but very nice. Clean, secluded but close to the center.
No real chairs around the table so just some sort plateau you can sit on but you sit against the wall. Not really comfy, but ok.
Great location and friendly staff
Little bit noisy but comfortable and basic for one night
Location Spacious rooms Garden with hottub
Less charchingpoints for electronica Difficult to get in contact with people Everything is a little bit old (but clean) Tv room (only 6 canals and old videotapes)
Noisy, unpleasant radio in communal kitchen. Hostel was a bit hard to find.
It was one of the larger lodges that I'd stayed at so didn't have such a homely feel but was light and airy with a gorgeous view from the hottub and lovely garden! Also the staff were great when I lost my phone - it was handed in and they posted it back to me which made my stay!
It felt a little like school camp with the toilet and shower cubicles and the rooms could do with just a few homely touches, but that apart not much!
We only had a night at Dolphin lodge and was alright. It´s quite clean, cozy and enough for a short stay
One of the receptionists seemed to be quite unhappy having to work on weekends and unfortunately her customer service wasn´t that good, maybe a bad day.
Friendly and welcoming. Clean with good facilities for backpacking and a nice, very hot tub outside.
Carrying heavy bags up the steep hill!
Great place with excellent location. Super value for money. Nice garden and tables for eating.
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