Hotels in Kaikoura, New Zealand

Search and compare Kaikoura, New Zealand hotels from hundreds of travel sites and save

Kaikoura, New Zealand
Sep 24 — Sep 252
Kaikoura, New Zealand
Sat 9/24
Sun 9/25
...and more

Refine Your Search

Star ratings
Guest Ratings
Amenities
Freebies
See all filters

Popular Hotels in Kaikoura

Filter by star ratings
All filters
Blue Seas Motels Kaikoura
6.9 Good
222 Esplanade, Kaikoura, New Zealand
Show on map
0.8 km from city centre, Kaikoura, New Zealand 
GoodBased on 1,288 reviews
6.9

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.

Kaikoura TOP 10 Holiday Park
8.7 Excellent
Kaikoura, New Zealand
Show on map
2.3 km from city centre, Kaikoura, New Zealand 
ExcellentBased on 569 reviews
8.7

Featuring a Jacuzzi and an outdoor pool, Kaikoura TOP 10 Holiday Park is located in Kaikoura and provides comfortable accommodation. It also offers a sun deck, a playground and meeting rooms.

Kaikoura Boutique Hotel
8.2 Excellent
146 Esplanade, Kaikoura, New Zealand
Show on map
0.7 km from city centre, Kaikoura, New Zealand 
ExcellentBased on 422 reviews
8.2

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.

Lobster Inn Motor Lodge
8.2 Excellent
115 Beach Road, Kaikoura, New Zealand
Show on map
3.1 km from city centre, Kaikoura, New Zealand 
ExcellentBased on 466 reviews
8.2

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.

Kaikoura Quality Suites
8.9 Excellent
154 Beach Road, Kaikoura, New Zealand
Show on map
3.5 km from city centre, Kaikoura, New Zealand 
ExcellentBased on 1,349 reviews
8.9

Kaikoura Quality Suites is located in Kaikoura and offers free Wi-Fi. It also provides an airport shuttle, a 24-hour reception and luggage storage.

Kaikoura Motor Inn
8.0 Excellent
205 Beach Road, Kaikoura, New Zealand
Show on map
4.1 km from city centre, Kaikoura, New Zealand 
ExcellentBased on 358 reviews
8.0

Heritage Court Motor Lodge provides comfortable 3-star accommodation in Kaikoura. It also offers luggage storage, a ticket service and a playground.

The Fairways at Ocean Ridge
8.5 Excellent
Kaikoura, New Zealand
Show on map
3.2 km from city centre, Kaikoura, New Zealand 
ExcellentBased on 786 reviews
8.5

The Fairways at Ocean Ridge provides 3-star accommodation, plus a private beach, an express check-in and check-out feature and a 24-hour reception. It is also a short car trip from Kaikoura Beach and Gold Art & Design Gallery.

Kaikoura Waterfront Apartments
8.8 Excellent
Kaikoura, New Zealand
Show on map
0.8 km from city centre, Kaikoura, New Zealand 
ExcellentBased on 1,473 reviews
8.8

Kaikoura Waterfront Apartments is set on South Island and offers 4-star accommodation as well as free Wi-Fi. It also features a ticket service, luggage storage and a tour desk.

Willowbank Motel
8.3 Excellent
183 Beach Road, Kaikoura, New Zealand
Show on map
3.8 km from city centre, Kaikoura, New Zealand 
ExcellentBased on 28 reviews
8.3

Willowbank Motel is located in Kaikoura and is close to the Kaikoura District Museum & Archives. It also provides a playground, a 24-hour reception and a diving centre.

Austin Heights Boutique Bed & Breakfast
19 Austin Street, Kaikoura, New Zealand
Show on map
1.2 km from city centre, Kaikoura, New Zealand 

Austin Heights Quality Bed & Breakfast is situated on South Island, and offers 4-star accommodation in addition to a private beach. Popular amenities, such as a swimming pool, outdoor tennis courts and a Jacuzzi, make for an enjoyable stay in Kaikoura.

Tips for booking hotels in Kaikoura

Cheapest month:June
Most expensive month:April
Average price in Kaikoura:₱353,302/night
Cheapest price found:₱2,804/night
Cheapest day:Thursday
Most expensive day:Sunday
₱4,680 - ₱8,893
Average price per night / 3-star hotel. Prices are not fixed and may vary with time.
₱4,485 - ₱7,843
Average price per night / 3-star hotel. Prices are not fixed and may vary with time.

Top Rated Kaikoura hotels

1
Kaikoura Gateway Motor Lodge
8.2 Excellent
18 Churchill Street, Kaikoura, New Zealand
Show on map
1.5 km from city centre, 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.

2
Waves Luxury Apartments
9.1 Excellent
Kaikoura, New Zealand
Show on map
1.0 km from city centre, Kaikoura, New Zealand 

Waves Apartments Kaikoura provides a unique setting while in Kaikoura. It also features free bicycle rental, a 24-hour reception and highchairs.

3
Panorama Motel
8.6 Excellent
266 Esplanade, Kaikoura, New Zealand
Show on map
1.1 km from city centre, 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.

4
Sierra Beachfront Motel
8.0 Excellent
160 Esplanade, Kaikoura, New Zealand
Show on map
0.7 km from city centre, 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.

Cheapest hotels in Kaikoura, New Zealand

The White Morph - Heritage Collection
8.7 Excellent
92-94 The Esplanade, Kaikoura, New Zealand
Show on map
0.7 km from city centre, 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.

₱6,512
Avg. per night
Nikau Lodge
9.4 Excellent
53 Deal Street, Kaikoura, New Zealand
Show on map
1.3 km from city centre, Kaikoura, New Zealand 

Nikau Lodge is set on South Island and offers 4-star facilities in addition to free Wi-Fi and a free shuttle service. The multiple amenities this Victorian bed & breakfast features include luggage storage, a tour desk and a ticket service.

₱9,486
Avg. per night

Hotel prices in Kaikoura

2 stars and under
3 stars
4 stars +

Best prices found by HotelsCombined users in the past 24 hours.

Where to stay in Kaikoura

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.

Kaikoura travel FAQs

  • What are the best hotels in Kaikoura?

    Kaikoura Gateway Motor Lodge is a very popular hotel in Kaikoura with a score of 8.2 from 1,161 reviews. Alpine-Pacific Holiday Park (8.4 from 736 reviews) and Dusky Lodge (8.2 from 1,114 reviews) are also highly rated Kaikoura hotels based on recent feedback from HotelsCombined users.