Just 2 minutes' walk from Kaikoura town center, Dolphin Lodge features views of the coastline and the mountain ranges. Guests enjoy free on-site parking. Guests can choose to stay in a dormitory room or in the comfort of a private room. Each room includes free linen, heating and daily cleaning. Most rooms have shared bathroom facilities. There are deck chairs in the garden for you to unwind in. Coin-operated laundry facilities are available. The property has a fully equipped shared kitchen with a stove, an oven and a microwave. Barbecue facilities can be found on site. Kaikoura Dolphin Lodge is 4 minutes' drive from Kaikoura Train Station. The Whale Watch and Seal Swim booking offices are each 10 minutes' walk away.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.2 for a two-person trip.

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Property highlights

Located in the top-rated area in Kaikoura, this property has an excellent location score of 9.3!

Free Private Parking Available On Site


Availability

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Room Type
Number of guests
 
2 twin beds
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Property practices

This property told us they've implemented certain practices across some or all of these categories: waste, water, energy and greenhouse gases, destination and community, and nature.
Guest reviews

Categories:

Staff
9.2
Facilities
8.1
Cleanliness
8.3
Comfort
8.4
Value for money
8.7
Location
9.3
Free WiFi
8.4
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See what guests loved the most:

  • Pauline
    France France
    Ths stadf is friendly, the view on the mountains and the sea is amazing. It's clean.
  • Tonicarty
    New Zealand New Zealand
    The staff was friendly, property was easily accessible, there were nice views and decent privacy from others despite being in a backpackers, and there is a lovely, friendly black cat that popped by for a visit.
  • Anna
    United Kingdom United Kingdom
    Staff lovely and helpful. Great location. Spacious rooms and overall general vibes were great.

Area info

Amenities of Dolphin Lodge
Great facilities! Review score, 8.1

Most popular amenities
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking rooms
Bathroom
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Toilet
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
Bedroom
  • Linens
Outdoors
  • Picnic area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • BBQ facilities
  • Terrace
  • Garden
Kitchen
  • Shared kitchen
Activities
  • Hiking
    Off-site
Internet
WiFi is available in public areas and is free of charge.
Parking
Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not possible).
  • Street parking
Services
  • Baggage storage
  • Laundry
    Additional charge
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Board games/Puzzles
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Smoke alarms
  • Security alarm
  • Safe
    Additional charge
General
  • Designated smoking area
  • Smoke-free property
  • Heating
  • Carpeted
  • Non-smoking rooms
Accessibility
  • Entire unit located on ground floor
Spa
  • Full-body massage
  • Hand massage
  • Head massage
  • Couples' massage
  • Foot massage
  • Neck massage
  • Back massage
  • Massage
Languages Spoken
  • English

House rules

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Check-in

From 3:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Check-out

From 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM

 

Cancellation/
prepayment

Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

Children 2 and above will be charged as adults at this property.

To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

Crib and extra bed policies

Cribs and extra beds aren't available at this property.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

Mastercard Visa Cash Dolphin Lodge accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print
Must-know information for guests at this property

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result.

Spa and gym facilities at this property are unavailable due to the coronavirus (COVID-19).

FAQs about Dolphin Lodge

  • Check-in at Dolphin Lodge is from 3:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM.

  • Dolphin Lodge is 1,500 feet from the center of Kaikoura. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • The prices at Dolphin Lodge may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • Dolphin Lodge offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Massage
    • Hiking
    • Head massage
    • Foot massage
    • Full-body massage
    • Back massage
    • Hand massage
    • Couples' massage
    • Neck massage