Hotels in Kaikoura, New Zealand

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Discover well-known properties in Kaikoura that are favored by visitors more than others. There are 204 hotels in Kaikoura and price data was last updated on February 29, 2024. The average price for a hotel in Kaikoura is $152/night.
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266 Esplanade, Kaikoura, New Zealand
This comfortable motel in Kaikoura offers free Wi-Fi, as well as a swimming pool and snow sports. It is ideally located for guests wanting to visit the area's popular attractions.
Free Wi-Fi
Parking
9.0
Excellent
984 reviews
Location
0.7 mi from city centre
205 Beach Road, Kaikoura, New Zealand
Heritage Court Motor Lodge provides comfortable 3-star accommodation in Kaikoura. It also offers luggage storage, a ticket service and a playground.
Free Wi-Fi
Parking
Airport shuttle
8.3
Excellent
242 reviews
Location
2.5 mi from city centre
92-94 The Esplanade, Kaikoura, New Zealand
The White Morph Heritage is located on South Island and offers 5-star facilities in addition to free Wi-Fi. The numerous amenities this modern motel features include highchairs, DVD/video rental and luggage storage.
Free Wi-Fi
Parking
8.7
Excellent
588 reviews
Location
0.6 mi from city centre
18 Churchill Street, Kaikoura, New Zealand
Kaikoura Gateway Motor Lodge is situated on South Island and provides 4-star accommodation as well as free Wi-Fi. Popular facilities, such as an outdoor pool and a sauna, make for a satisfying stay in Kaikoura.
Free Wi-Fi
Parking
8.4
Excellent
1254 reviews
Location
0.9 mi from city centre
233 Schoolhouse Road, Kaikoura, New Zealand
This luxury bed & breakfast in Kaikoura offers free wireless internet, as well as a playground and a Jacuzzi. It also provides luggage storage, meeting rooms and a ticket service.
Free Wi-Fi
9.2
Excellent
848 reviews
Location
3.7 mi from city centre
146 Esplanade, Kaikoura, New Zealand
Kaikoura Boutique Hotel is situated on South Island and provides 4-star accommodation as well as free Wi-Fi. The various facilities this contemporary hotel offers include luggage storage, a ticket service and a concierge.
Free Wi-Fi
Parking
Air Conditioning
Location
0.5 mi from city centre
160 Esplanade, Kaikoura, New Zealand
Sierra Beachfront Motel is situated in Kaikoura and offers free wireless internet. It provides laundry facilities and a designated smoking area, and is an easy walk from Gold Art & Design Gallery.
Free Wi-Fi
Parking
8.2
Excellent
1112 reviews
Location
0.4 mi from city centre
115 Beach Road, Kaikoura, New Zealand
Lobster Inn Motor Lodge is located on South Island and offers 4-star facilities as well as free Wi-Fi. It also provides free private parking on site and Gold Art & Design Gallery is a brief car trip away.
Free Wi-Fi
Parking
8.2
Excellent
538 reviews
Location
1.9 mi from city centre
222 Esplanade, Kaikoura, New Zealand
Blue Seas Motel is located in Kaikoura and is close to Kaikoura Beach. It is conveniently positioned for those wanting to sightsee in the area.
Parking
8.4
Excellent
812 reviews
Location
0.5 mi from city centre
1 Avoca Street, Kaikoura, New Zealand
The Pier Hotel Kaikoura is located in Kaikoura and offers free Wi-Fi. It is also a short car ride from Kaikoura Beach and the Kaikoura District Museum & Archives.
Free Wi-Fi
Parking
7.9
Good
573 reviews
Location
0.9 mi from city centre

Tips for booking hotels in Kaikoura

Gain useful insights and advice for booking the perfect stay in Kaikoura. Price data is based on averages over the past 12 months and was last updated on February 29, 2024.
Cheapest month:October
Most expensive month:May
Average price in Kaikoura:$152/night
Cheapest price found:$21/night
Cheapest day:Friday
Most expensive day:Wednesday
$22 - $726
Average price per night / 3-star hotel. Prices are not fixed and may vary with time.
$65 - $324
Average price per night / 3-star hotel. Prices are not fixed and may vary with time.

Cheapest hotels in Kaikoura, New Zealand

Discover affordable stays in Kaikoura that provide a quality experience without breaking the bank. Hotels in Kaikoura can be found for as low as $94 per night. There is currently one property in Kaikoura that can be booked for this price. Kaikoura Quality Suites is one of the hotels that can be booked for the lowest price in Kaikoura. Price data was last updated on February 29, 2024
At the moment, these hotels offer the lowest nightly rate out of those we've come across in Kaikoura. As prices can vary by date, change the dates if you're flexible to compare rates.
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154 Beach Road, Kaikoura, New Zealand
2.2 mi from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
Parking
Airport shuttle
$94
Avg. per night
75 Koura Bay Drive, Kaikoura, New Zealand
5.7 mi from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
Parking
$112
Avg. per night
183 Beach Road, Kaikoura, New Zealand
2.4 mi from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
Parking
$125
Avg. per night
37 Adelphi Terrace, Kaikoura, New Zealand
1.0 mi from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
Air Conditioning
Airport shuttle
$164
Avg. per night

Hotel prices in Kaikoura

Get a sense of the average price and most popular properties to stay in Kaikoura to help you budget for your trip accordingly. Hotels that are booked the most in each class receive the “Most popular” badge. Hotels with the “Best value” badge are the most popular hotels in Kaikoura at attractive prices. Price data was last updated on February 29, 2024.
A breakdown of the average price per hotel class in Kaikoura. For added insight, we've also noted the most popular and best value hotels within each hotel class.
2 stars
2 stars and under
160 Esplanade, Kaikoura, New Zealand
1 Avoca Street, Kaikoura, New Zealand
67 Beach road, Kaikoura, New Zealand
3 stars
3 stars
233 Schoolhouse Road, Kaikoura, New Zealand
222 Esplanade, Kaikoura, New Zealand
205 Beach Road, Kaikoura, New Zealand
4 stars
4 stars +
146 Esplanade, Kaikoura, New Zealand
18 Churchill Street, Kaikoura, New Zealand

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Other accommodations in Kaikoura

Find the perfect hostel, theme hotel, or vacation rental for your stay in Kaikoura. There are 204 hotels in Kaikoura and price data was last updated on February 29, 2024. The average price for a stay in Kaikoura is $152/night.
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1 Station Road, Kaikoura, New Zealand
7.7 mi from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
Parking
$728
Avg. per night
67 Beach road, Kaikoura, New Zealand
1.6 mi from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
Parking
$20
Avg. per night

Where to stay in Kaikoura

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About Kaikoura

The seaside settlement of Kaikoura rests where the Pacific Ocean meets the snow-capped peaks of the Seaward Kaikoura Ranges. It’s one of New Zealand’s best places to encounter whales, catch and eat crayfish and hike coastal trails.

Things to do in Kaikoura

Encounter Kaikoura's most majestic marine life on a whale-watching cruise between November and March. If you’re lucky, you might even glimpse the annual migration. You can also go snorkeling with wild dolphins.

Point Kean Seal Colony is another must-see for wildlife enthusiasts, offering a peninsula boardwalk and viewing platform where you can see the fur seals up close. On your return journey, stop by Kaikoura Seafood BBQ, a long-standing roadside restaurant and top-rated place to sample affordable crayfish and scallops.

One of the best provincial museums in New Zealand, the Kaikoura Museum offers an insightful look into the culture and traditions of the Maori people and Kaikoura’s whaling and farming history. For an outdoor adventure, follow a wilderness trail in the Kaikoura Ranges, such as the Mt Fyffe and Kowhai-Hapuku circuits.

Arrive in time for Kaikoura Seafest, a one-day celebration in early October that blends seafood, wine, beer and music. Costumes are encouraged, so feel free to join in with the local folk by dressing as a penguin, dolphin or whale. After all the festivities, stroll through purple gardens at Lavendyl Lavender Farm.

Getting around Kaikoura

Kaikoura is a scenic 2.5-hour drive north of Christchurch International Airport. Intercity buses arrive from Christchurch, while trains come from Picton in the north. Rental cars and shuttle buses are available for local transport.

Facts about staying in Kaikoura

Find useful tips and insights about staying in Kaikoura to help you make the most of your experience. FAQs were last updated on February 29, 2024.
  • What are the best hotels in Kaikoura?

    1,136 reviews rated Sudima Kaikoura with an average score of 8.8/10. It may also be worth looking into the The White Morph - Heritage Collection, which received a rating of 8.7/10 from 588 reviews. Dusky Lodge could also be a good option, with a score of 7.8/10 from 1,006 reviews.

  • What is a good hotel near Kaikoura Beach?

    The White Morph - Heritage Collection is a good hotel close to Kaikoura Beach - it has scored 8.7 over 588 reviews from HotelsCombined users.

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