Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
|Value for money||8.7|
|Distance to city center||0.5 Km|
This stylish hotel, with luxury apartments right across from the ocean, offers stunning views with high-end comforts. The Waves by Kaikoura Holiday Home has only two-bedroom-two-bathroom apartments with fully equipped kitchens and large glass doors leading to private balconies. All rooms have spectacular ocean and mountain views, Sky TV, DVD players, and Internet access. The hotel is a five-minute stroll from the city center, and close to the Whale Watching Center. Restaurants and shops are close by and the award-winning Café Encounter is about a minute from the hotel. Sea kayaks, skateboards, and other sports equipment can be hired from the hotel. Please enter your dates on our secure online booking form to make a reservation at Waves by Kaikoura Holiday Home.
Children and extra beds
Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.
All children are welcome.
|Guest's age||Extra bed|
Infant 0-1 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
Baby cot/crib available upon request
Children 2-3 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 4 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
Waves by Kaikoura Holiday Home
Avoid ! Only location is great , but then other hotels/apartment is also in good location. Manager is rude and not bother to send email although i sent email few times asking for apartment code. luckily when we arrived, just after 5 mins of waiting , we seen her, otherwise i read reviews saying they had to wait longer for that. Electric cooker wasnt safe to use, it was not turning it off and made a big noise. We called the service helpdesk and been given another apartment to use. Lots and I actually mean lots of pan, pots and dishes were truly filthy and sticky. first time i ever come across something like this. When i spoke to Manager, She said , we have provide you a dishwasher so you can wash it. ( LIke seriously ??!!) My advice would be DON'T WASTE your Money. and if you have already booked it then ALL the Best !
Extremely comfortable beds, well equipped kitchen with dishwasher. 2 bathrooms was a bonus and washer and dryer was great. The exhaust fan didn't work in th en suite bathroom which was annoying as there are no windows. Would have appreciated a couple of board games or a pack of cards as we have experienced in other apartment rentals. Overall a very comfortable apartment for 2 adults and 2 teenaged children. Directly opposite the beach and a 10 minute walk to the main shops . We would definitely stay again.
The location is absolutely stunning. Incredible views of turquoise waters and snow covered mountains. Perfect layout with two bedrooms and two baths. I only rated it less than perfect because the wifi was not working at all, and I'm not sure the staff acknowledged our concern about needing to contact our families back in the US.
Love the Waves ”
I do think it is a mistake not to service the room daily as you used to. Particularly as the room rate is unchanged.
Luxury 2 bedroom - 2 bathroom apartment.”
Although initial confusion because premises had changed ownership we thought this (No. 10) apartment was really good value having the 2 bedrooms / bathrooms plus excellent kitchen and living areas. Parking for 2 cars under cover at ground level - however this means the apartment is on 2nd floor. No lift. The steps are worth the climb and if only staying 1 or 2 nights you can plan in advance what items you need and not carry everything to the apartment.
An amazing place to stay”
Fabulous stay. Staff were very kind and friendly, let us drop off baggage before checking in so we could go swimming with dolphins, excellent apartment and very good value for money. We would happily come again. Highly recommended.
Absolutely love the place, the apartment was very cozy and clean, everything was in good condition. The staff were friendly and helpful. The view from the balcony was lovely. It's a pity we didn't stay longer!
Great stay, very friendly and funny man we met at the reception to welcome us. Good location and love the place.
it was wonderful. Our only issue was that we didn't have more days to stay there!
Go for the whales!”
A great place if you want to do your own thing in Kaikoura. Off road parking, luxury apartment with plenty of space for a small family. A short drive from restaurants and takeaways. If you visit then the whale watching is a must.
Lovely apartment/motel ”
This was a lovely motel located right near the beach. The staff was very nice. There was nothing wrong with this motel, I just would not rate it five stars. I would highly recommend staying here if you are traveling to Kaikoura. Beautiful scenery, lots of seals and several whale watching tours (boat, helicopter, small plane).
Great location with good facilities”
We had a great time staying there. Would recommend to anyone. The hotel facilities are good and well kept
wonderful location, very good amenities , only downside was the fact that if you are on the top floor it is a long haul up with a full Esky, so be aware of asking for ground floor if you are a bit creaky
Comfortable cozy 2 bedroom apartment ”
great apartment-style rooms in a great location”
We (my parents, husband and my two children) were only in Kaikoura for one night but we were impressed with the Waves and wouldn't have minded staying longer if our schedule would have permitted it. Very clean, comfortable, nice ambience, quiet, and perfect for our needs. Most comfortable bed I slept in during our two week stay in New Zealand.
great location and very clean room, recommend it”
Great rooms and friendly staff”
My girlfriend and I stayed with another couple here and it was fantastic. The staff were very friendly, its right across the road from the ocean and walking distance into restaurants, bars and shops.
Outstanding in every respect.”
Great in every respect. Absolutely ideal for us - 2 adults and 2 15 year old twins. Note that the only reason for a '3' rating on food/dining is that we did not eat in the apartment. That said, all kitchen appliances were available if required.
Hotel with ocean view”
Quite impressed with staff, comfortable room. Reasonable price and value for money.