Kaikoura Boutique Hotel is committed to reducing its impact on the environment wherever possible without compromising on guest comfort.
Chemical Free Cleaning with Enjo
At Kaikoura Boutique Hotel we use the Enjo product range for all our cleaning, which allows us to reduce chemical use by up to 90% on site. We are proud to restrict chemicals entering our local sewage system.
This cleaning initiative provides a safer and cleaner environment for our guests and also reduces water consumption.
ENJO has ISO and HACCP accreditation & has been accepted onto the Sensitive Choice Programme by the Asthma & Respiratory Foundation of New Zealand for asthma & allergy sufferers.
We are fully committed to recycling, including cardboard, plastic/ glass bottles, tin cans and paper.
Wherever possible we buy in bulk.
Animal Friendly Bathroom Products
Our bathroom amenities are not tested on animals and are New Zealand made.
Getting Guests Involved
As part of our guest services, we request that guests clearly indicate which items they require laundered each day. Our common aim is to provide the highest level of service, without creating unnecessary water usage, handling and transport costs.
Consciousness in Design
The hotel’s Historic Waterfront Rooms have double glazing throughout. A larger amount of heat is retained within the building, reducing the consumption of electricity necessary to heat the hotel.
Break it Down Before it Goes Down
Grease traps allow grease and other fatty products that may have been poured down the sink to be broken down via a bacterial process before entering our drains.
Automated Control System for Air Conditioning and Lighting
Mitsubishi Electric Air Conditioning and Control System
The hotel’s Historic Waterfront Rooms have this system which allows us to monitor the property via a web management system for easy adjustments remotely. This means we can pay careful attention to energy consumption levels and maintain a comfortable environment for our guests.
We are pleased to have sourced biodegradable plastic bags for rubbish collection in our rooms.
Buy New Zealand Made and Locally Made Products
Wherever possible and when practical, we source products not only produced in New Zealand but especially from the Canterbury and Marlborough regions. By sourcing locally we aim to reduce transport costs, while supplying high quality products that support local business.
This philosophy has been a major focus for our restaurant and canapés, which are made by our on-site chef.
We also support local designers by featuring merchandise designed and made in New Zealand.
The introduction of a worm farm was a simple way of turning vegetable and fruit waste into a great potting soil for our vegetable garden.
Vegetable and Herb Garden
A vegetable and herb garden has been created to utilise the compost created by our worm farm and to provide wonderful fresh ingredients for our chef.
We are continually working on ways to protect our environment.