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.

This is our guests' favorite part of Kaikoura, according to independent reviews.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.1 for a two-person trip.

Dolphin Lodge has been welcoming Booking.com guests since Jan 17, 2013

Property Highlights

Located in the top-rated area in Kaikoura, this property has an excellent location score of 9.1!

Free Private Parking Available On Site


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4 reasons to choose Dolphin Lodge

  • Prices you can't beat!
  • Booking is safe
  • Manage your bookings online
  • The staff speaks English
Closest beach
  • Kaikoura Beach

    Kaikoura Beach

    8.3 Very good beach
    650 feet from property
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Area Info *
Guests loved walking around the neighborhood!
Excellent location – show map
Restaurants & cafes
  • Restaurant The Whaler
    0.2 miles
  • Cafe/Bar Thai Siam
    0.2 miles
  • Restaurant Zephyr
    0.2 miles
Natural Beauty
  • Mountain Mt Fyffe
    11.2 miles
Beaches in the Neighborhood
  • Kaikoura Beach
    650 feet
How to get to Dolphin Lodge from Christchurch International Airport
    Car
    Free parking is available.
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Amenities of Dolphin Lodge
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
  • Secure 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
  • Non-smoking rooms
Health & Wellness Facilities
  • Hot tub/Jacuzzi
  • Spa
Languages Spoken
  • English
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Sustainability initiatives
This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and eco-friendly travel

House rules Dolphin Lodge takes special requests – add in the next step!

Check-in

3:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Check-out

9:00 AM - 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 are considered adults at this property.

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Crib and extra bed policies

There's no capacity for cribs at this property.

This property doesn't offer extra beds.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

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

The fine print

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.

  • The following parking options are available to guests staying at Dolphin Lodge (subject to availability):

    • Parking on site
    • Private Parking
    • Parking
    • Secure parking
    • Street parking
    • Free parking

  • Yes, there's a hot tub. You can find out more about this and the other facilities at Dolphin Lodge on this page.

  • 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):

    • Spa
    • Hot tub/Jacuzzi
    • Hiking

  • From the nearest airport, you can get to Dolphin Lodge by:

    • Car 2h 40min

  • Dolphin Lodge is 1,500 feet from the center of Kaikoura.