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Bay Cottages, Kaikoura

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29a South Bay ParadeKaikoura7300New Zealand, 800-491-6126

Comfortable Kaikoura accommodations with kitchenettes
  • Free WiFi and free parking
  • Collect nightsFor every 10 nights, get 1 free!
Very Good8.0
  • This is a gem of a motel. Five separate "cottages" close to the ocean within easy reach…Apr 5, 2018
  • Cute beach cottage close to great hikingMar 29, 2017
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From 59 reviewsTripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Bay Cottages, Kaikoura

Hotel Info: 866-539-8117

  • Comfort Cottage, Accessible, Ocean View (Adult Only)
  • Comfort Cottage, Accessible, Mountain View (Adult Only)
  • Deluxe Cottage, 1 King Bed, Fireplace, Mountain View (Adult Only)
  • Comfort Cottage, 2 Twin Beds, Accessible, Mountain View (Adult Only)

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 5 rooms


  • Check-in time 2 PM-7 PM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM
If you are planning to arrive after 7 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Reception hours are 7:30 AM-10 AM and 2 PM-7 PM daily. For more details, please contact the office using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • Children (15 years old and younger) not allowed

  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Free self parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Barbecue grills
Things to do
  • Free bicycles on site
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Multilingual staff
  • Number of buildings/towers - 5
  • Year Built 2000
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower

In the room

Home comforts
  • Coffee/tea maker
Sleep well
  • Premium bedding
Things to enjoy
  • Separate dining area
  • Patio
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
Be entertained
  • LED TV
  • Digital TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Kitchenette
  • Stovetop
  • Cookware, dishware, and utensils

Bay Cottages, Kaikoura’s small print

Also known as

  • Bay Cottages House Kaikoura
  • Bay Cottages Kaikoura


Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

Optional extras

Onsite credit card charges are subject to an extra charge

We have included all charges provided to us by this hotel. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

What’s around Bay Cottages, Kaikoura


  • Kaikoura Beach - 32 min walk
  • Kaikoura Museum - 34 min walk
  • Fyffe House - 2.4 mi / 3.8 km
  • Mount Fyffe - 7.4 mi / 11.9 km
  • Ohau Point Lookout - 17.8 mi / 28.6 km
  • Okiwi Bay - 20 mi / 32.2 km

Getting around

  • Christchurch (CHC-Christchurch Intl.) - 147 min drive
  • Free self parking

Recent reviews

Very Good 8.0 From 28 reviews

Bay Cottages, Kaikoura
Very Good8.0
convenient, clean, and good value hotel
The cottage we stayed in actually had 3 beds; one queen and two singles. we were just 2 people traveling, so if you have 4 people then one cottage has great value. The wifi worked pretty well, the room size was decent, and the location was great. There was a TV and a kitchen, but we didn't really watch any TV or cook anything, so not much to say there. The lady who greeted us was really nice and helpful.
A Traveler, us1 night romance trip
Bay Cottages, Kaikoura
A nice place to stay very quiet, clean and I would stay again
Bernice, nz2 night trip
Bay Cottages, Kaikoura
Pleasant but poorly located
The room was well equipped and comfortable but the location was poor. There were no shops or restaurants in that bay. Everything was in the North Bay ...........a drive away.
Simon, nz2 night trip
Bay Cottages, Kaikoura
Quiet,spacious, and well equipped. Friendly. South beach,away from the bustle of the town.
Russell, nz2 night trip
Bay Cottages, Kaikoura
Fine for a motel
We were slightly confused by the name of the place and were expecting something more cottage-like rather than a motel with a bigger kitchen... Perfectly fine though, just a shame as we would have happily paid more for something more upmarket. I think we also had the plainest room (no fireplace etc). WiFi was good!
Chris, au2 night romance trip

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Bay Cottages, Kaikoura

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