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.

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

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.5 for a two-person trip.

Nikau Lodge has been welcoming Booking.com guests since 27 Aug 2012.

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Property highlights

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

Breakfast info

Continental, Full English/Irish, Gluten-free

Free private parking available on-site


Availability

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Guests need to meet one or more requirements to stay in this property: proof of full Coronavirus (Covid-19) vaccination, a recent valid negative Coronavirus PCR test, or recent proof of Coronavirus recovery.

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  • The staff speak English

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About Nikau Lodge

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  • Hi are you able to accomodate a special diet for the breakfast ie dairy free and gluten free?

    Yes we can cater for all dietary requirements. Thank you


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    Answered on 12 March 2021
  • How can I get to the closest beach from the property?

    Just walk 5 mins down the hill


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    Answered on 20 October 2019
  • Do you have king sized bed rooms, or just queen sized?

    Hi there The Crayfish and Whale rooms both have super king size beds, the other rooms all have queen beds. Regards


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    Answered on 11 April 2021
  • Is there a shuttle available to get to the closest beach nearby? What are the other transportation options?

    There is a shuttle, but it is only a 5 min walk to the beach


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    Answered on 20 October 2019
  • Good Evening, Are your "large double" beds queen or king sized? Also, are any of your rooms on the opposite side of the lodge from the road?

    Hi, The Whale Suite is the quietest room and has a superking bed.


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    Answered on 7 October 2020

Hosted by Mick and Karen

Host review score 9.7
Mick and Karen

Mick and Karen

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.

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.

Languages spoken: English

Property surroundings *
Guests loved walking around the neighbourhood!
Excellent location - show map
Beaches in the neighbourhood
  • Kaikoura Beach
    400 yards
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Facilities of Nikau Lodge
Bathroom
  • Private bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Bathrobe
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
Bedroom
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Alarm clock
View
  • Mountain view
  • Garden view
  • Sea view
Outdoors
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Sun terrace
  • Terrace
  • Garden
Kitchen
  • Electric kettle
Activities
  • Beach
  • Spa facilities
  • Hot tub/Jacuzzi
Living Area
  • Dining area
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • DVD player
  • Radio
Food & Drink
  • Special diet menus (on request)
Internet
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Parking
Free private parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Secured parking
Services
  • Shuttle service
  • Shuttle service (free)
  • Luggage storage
  • Wake-up service
  • Tour desk
  • Laundry
  • Business centre
Reception services
  • Invoice provided
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Smoke alarms
  • Safety deposit box
General
  • Electric blankets
  • Designated smoking area
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Heating
  • Carpeted
  • Fan
  • Non-smoking rooms
Wellness facilities
  • Pool/beach towels
Languages spoken
  • English
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Sustainable initiatives

This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and environmentally friendly travel

House rules
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Check-in

14:00 - 18:00

Check-out

07:30 - 10:00

Cancellation/
prepayment

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.

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Cot and extra bed policies

There is no capacity for cots at this property.

There is no capacity for extra beds at this property.

Age restriction

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

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Smoking

Smoking is not allowed.

Pets

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.

Guests need to meet one or more requirements to stay in this property: proof of full Coronavirus (Covid-19) vaccination, a recent valid negative Coronavirus PCR test, or recent proof of Coronavirus recovery.

FAQs about Nikau Lodge

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

    • Parking on site
    • Private parking
    • Parking
    • Secured parking
    • Free parking

  • Guests staying at Nikau Lodge can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 9.5).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Continental
    • Full English/Irish
    • Gluten-free
    • À la carte

  • Nikau Lodge is 700 yards from the centre of Kaikoura.

  • Check-in at Nikau Lodge is from 14:00, 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.

  • Room options at Nikau Lodge include:

    • Double
    • Twin/Double

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

    • Hot tub/Jacuzzi
    • Spa facilities
    • Beach