Kaikoura's only boutique hotel
... and champagne bar!
This is one seriously enchanting boutique hotel on Kaikoura's waterfront esplanade. Having undergone a total transformation in style and service following the November 2016 earthquake, the hotel has gone from great to magnificent. Everything has been sumptuously reinvented - "elegantly out-there" - paying particular attention to hospitality, lighting, and style, inside and out. All guest rooms are delightfully stylish and comfortable - our beds and bedding still the best. The dining room (serves breakfast for in-house guests and superb barista-made coffee all day) and the swanky outdoor areas have taken the hotel to another place in terms of hospitality, but it's the addition of a champagne bar that has delivered magnificence. The most far-flung-from-France champagne bar on the planet, Phenix is the perfect spot for a pre-dinner drink or elegant celebration - open afternoons through till pre-dinner drinks time. Serving champagne, great local wine, Kaikoura's own craft beer, canapes and toe-tapping tunes. This is a hotel to rejoice, reconnect or relax. Popular with honeymooners, romantic-retreaters and discerning travelers from all over the globe. Children 15 and under cannot be accommodated.
Historic Waterfront Room
The views from your super luxurious room are stunning. The room is 5-star and the perfect balance of style and comfort. Watching the magnificent sun rise is a guarantee – catching sight of dolphins likely – spotting a whale from your window, for the truly lucky.
Room features: Ultra comfortable King bed, Superior linen, Bespoke furniture, Stunning interior design, Designer bathrooms, Rain-water shower-head, New Zealand made luxury pamper products, 40" flat screen smart TV, Mini bar and fridge, Tea & Coffee making facilities, Balconies in most rooms,
Room rate includes breakfast for two in the dining room and high speed WiFi internet.
Room size: average 34 square metres
The grounds of the hotel are a large sun-soaked courtyard garden. Edging the courtyard are these charming & contemporary rooms, all with ensuite bathrooms (great showers) and own large outdoor veranda areas. Great little crash-pad style rooms.
Room features: Ultra comfortable queen bed with superior linen, bespoke furniture, stunning Marimekko inspired interior design, new functional ensuite bathrooms with great showers, New Zealand made luxury pamper products, flat screen television, mini bar, fridge, coffee/tea making facilities.
Room rate includes breakfast for two in the dining room and high speed WiFi internet. .
Room size: 15 square metres
Courtyard Delux Room
The grounds of the hotel are a large sun-soaked courtyard garden. Edging this courtyard are these spacious stylish, newly refurbished rooms. They have large bathrooms, large verandas and dreamy bedding.
Beds are ultra comfortable queen-plus with superior linen. Interior design is contemporary and fresh. Flat screen televisions, mini bar, fridge, tea & coffee making facilities, New Zealand made luxury bathroom products.
Breakfast for two in the dining room included, as is wifi internet.
Room size: 24 square metres
Fabulous Breakfast for two
The famous breakfast spread at the Kaikoura Boutique Hotel truly does have something for everyone.
Barista coffee, specialty teas, house-made breads, local free range organic eggs, A1 sashimi grade Marlborough salmon, cold cuts, bagels, fresh local fruit, juices, preserves and yoghurts - and so much more.
Complimentary for all guests - you'll love it!
The marine geography off the coast makes Kaikoura one of the world's best places to observe these incredible mammals. Some resident, many migrating at various times of the year. Winter is arguably the best time of year to whale watch - migration is in full swing and they're closer to shore. By boat, helicopter or small plane - the staff at the hotel can happily advise and arrange.
New Zealand Fur Seal
The definition of innocense, the NZ Fur Seal is one of the more delightful creatures on the planet. Whether you want to seal-spot the main Kaikoura based colony on the foreshore beyond the hotel, take a 20 minute drive north to the famous Ohau Waterfall where baby seals learn how to be big seals, or go swimming with seals - Kaikoura is the seal capital of the universe. Hotel staff will happily point you in the right direction.
A mega-pod of Dolphins call Kaikoura and South Bay home. Regularly viewed from the dining room of the hotel, these are the most playful of all creatures. In Kaikoura you can kayak, swim or stay onboard and simply view dolphins at close range. Hotel staff are happy to advise and arrange for you.
By boat, helicopter or small plane, Whale watching is what Kaikoura is internationally famous for. Unique marine geography and position on the southern ocean's migratory route ensures year-around joy for visitors to Kaikoura. In high / summer season, book well in advance - contact the hotel for advice and to make arrangements for you.
A mega-pod of Dolphin call Kaikoura home. Regularly seen from the dining room over breakfast, they truly are the most playful and delightful of creatures. You can swim-with, kayak-with or simply view them by boat. Bookings essentially in advance for swimming encounters in high / summer season. Hotel staff happy to arrange bookings for you.
NZ Fur Seals
The definition of innocense, the NZ Fur Seal is thriving around the Kaikoura area. Whether you simply want to walk alongside the major colony just along the foreshore from the hotel, to driving 20 minutes north to Ohau Waterfall where baby seals play among themselves learning to be big seals, or swimming with the seals - it will be an experience you'll never forget. Hotel staff happy to arrange or point you in the right direction for an excellent experience.
Amazing river, country-side, horses and guide - this is one very special experience. Treks range from 2-5 hours and need booking in advance. Let us know at time of booking if this is something you'd like to do.
Great gear for guests to hire
For the guests looking to do a little free-styling, considering hiring some of our great quality equipment direct from us at the Hotel:
Dive & Snorkling gear
(Advanced Reservations Recommended)