Just 5 minutes’ walk from Kaikoura Beach, Nikau Lodge features a hot tub and a sunny terrace. Built in 1925, it offers rooms with free Wi-Fi, free breakfast and free transfers to and from Kaikoura Railway Station. Nikau Lodge Bed and Breakfast is located in the heart of Kaikoura, just 3 minutes’ drive from Whale Watch Kaikoura. Kaikoura Racecourse is a 2-minute drive away. A flat-screen TV and DVD player are standard in all rooms. Each room has tea and coffee making facilities and a bathroom with bathrobes, a hairdryer and free toiletries. The breakfast includes a variety of cooked breakfast options or homemade Granola with yoghurt and berries.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.6 for a two-person trip.

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Property highlights

Situated in the best rated area in Kaikoura, this property has an excellent location score of 9.6

Free private parking available on-site


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Room type
Number of guests
1 large double bed
1 extra-large double bed
2 single beds
1 large double bed
1 large double bed
2 single beds
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Travel Sustainable Level 2
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Guest reviews


Value for money
Free WiFi
High score for Kaikoura
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See what guests loved the most:

  • Robert
    Location is central, rooms are excellent and breakfast wonderful
  • Mrs
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Friendly hosts, very clean and comfortable, good breakfast.
  • David
    It’s cosy and the host and hostess were affable and welcoming.

Managed by Mick and Karen

Company review score: 10Based on 144 reviews from 1 property
1 managed property

Company information

After travelling extensively, Mick and Karen, originally from the North of England, settled in New Zealand to marry and raise their 2 children. They took over Nikau Lodge in November 2020, located in what they consider a very special place, where the mountains meet the sea.... Kaikoura.​ They enjoy meeting guests and exchanging travel stories over breakfast. They, (and Jazz the dog) look forward to welcoming you to Nikau Lodge.

Property information

Conveniently located in the heart of Kaikoura with spectacular hilltop views of sea and mountains, Nikau Lodge offers high quality Bed and Breakfast accommodation. 10 minutes walk to town, free WIFI, and cafe quality breakfasts. Nikau Lodge is a Silver 4 stars plus rated accommodation provider.

Language spoken


Property surroundings

Facilities of Nikau Lodge
Great facilities! Review score, 9.8

Most popular facilities
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Airport shuttle (free)
  • Private bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Bathrobe
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Alarm clock
  • Mountain view
  • Garden view
  • Sea view
  • Picnic area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Sun terrace
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Electric kettle
  • Bike tours
    Additional charge
  • Beach
Living Area
  • Dining area
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • DVD player
  • Radio
Food & Drink
  • Special diet menus (on request)
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free private parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed).
    • Shuttle service
    • Daily housekeeping
    • Luggage storage
    • Wake-up service
    • Tour desk
    • Airport shuttle
    Reception services
    • Invoice provided
    Safety & security
    • Fire extinguishers
    • CCTV outside property
    • Smoke alarms
    • Key access
    • 24-hour security
    • Safety deposit box
    • Adult only
    • Electric blankets
    • Designated smoking area
    • Non-smoking throughout
    • Heating
    • Carpeted
    • Fan
    • Non-smoking rooms
    • Spa facilities
    • Hot tub/Jacuzzi
    Languages spoken
    • English

    House rules

    Nikau Lodge takes special requests - add in the next step!


    From 15:00 to 18:00


    From 07:30 to 10:00



    Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.

    Children and beds

    Child policies

    Children older than 16 years are welcome.

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

    Cot and extra bed policies

    Cots and extra beds are not available at this property.

    Age restriction

    No age restriction for check-in. (Only children 16 and older are allowed)

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


    Smoking is not allowed.


    Parties/events are not allowed


    Pets are not allowed.

    The fine print

    If you expect to arrive outside reception opening hours, please inform Nikau Lodge in advance, using the contact details found on the booking confirmation.

    There is a free transfer available to and from Kaikoura Railway Station and the bus terminal. Please inform Nikau Lodge in advance if you want to use the service, using the contact details found on the booking confirmation.

    This property will not accommodate hen, stag or similar parties.

    FAQs about Nikau Lodge

    • The prices at Nikau Lodge may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.

    • Nikau Lodge is 700 yards from the centre of Kaikoura. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

    • Room options at Nikau Lodge include:

      • Double
      • Twin/Double

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

      • Hot tub/Jacuzzi
      • Bike tours
      • Beach
      • Spa facilities

    • Check-in at Nikau Lodge is from 15:00, and check-out is until 10:00.

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