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Overview of Manakau Lodge

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Terrace/patio
Terrace/patio
Terrace/patio
Pillow top beds, desk, iron/ironing board, free WiFi
Pillow top beds, desk, iron/ironing board, free WiFi

4.7/5 Exceptional

Guests rated this property 5.0/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Air conditioning
  • Restaurant
  • Housekeeping

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Temperature checks

Explore the area

    Popular LocationKaikoura Beach8 min drive
    Popular LocationOhau Waterfall Walk and Seal Pups9 min drive
    Popular LocationMount Fyffe12 min drive
    AirportKaikoura (KBZ)15 min drive

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  • Lodge Room Mountain View

    Room amenities

    • 30 sq m
    • Mountain view
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed
    More detailsLodge Room Mountain View
  • Lodge Room Ocean View

    Room amenities

    • 30 sq m
    • Ocean view
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed
    More detailsLodge Room Ocean View
  • Deluxe Room, Ocean View

    Room amenities

    • 32 sq m
    • Ocean view
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed OR 2 Single Beds
    More detailsDeluxe Room, Ocean View
  • Deluxe Room, Mountain View

    Room amenities

    • 32 sq m
    • Mountain view
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed OR 2 Single Beds
    More detailsDeluxe Room, Mountain View

About this area

Hapuku

Located in Hapuku, Manakau Lodge is in a rural area and in the mountains. Ohau Waterfall Walk and Seal Pups and Peninsula Walkway are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Seaward Kaikoura Range and Kaikoura Beach. Looking to get your feet wet? Kayaking and surfing/boogie boarding adventures can be found near the property.
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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Kaikoura Beach - 8 min drive
  • Ohau Waterfall Walk and Seal Pups - 9 min drive
  • Kaikoura Museum - 9 min drive
  • Mount Fyffe - 12 min drive
  • Fyffe House - 18 min drive

Getting around

  • AirportChristchurch (CHC-Christchurch Intl.) - 144 min drive

Restaurants

  • The Top Shop - 6 min drive
  • Donegal House - 7 min drive
  • Kaikoura Food Company - 8 min drive
  • Cods and Crayfish - 8 min drive
  • Kaikoura Bakery - 8 min drive

About this property

Manakau Lodge

4-star guestrooms with patios and pillowtop beds
Along with a restaurant, this smoke-free lodge has coffee/tea in a common area and tour/ticket assistance. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Other amenities include a garden and a fireplace at reception. All 4 rooms offer free WiFi, patios and Smart TVs with digital channels. Guests will also find pillowtop, separate sitting areas and Netflix.
Manakau Lodge offers 4 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with complimentary bathrobes and a hairdryer. Rooms open to patios. This accommodation offers separate sitting areas and includes desks. Beds feature pillowtop mattresses. 43-inch Smart televisions come with digital channels and Netflix.

Bathrooms include a rainfall showerhead and complimentary toiletries. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is offered on a daily basis and an iron/ironing board can be requested.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
Property is disinfected with electrostatic spray
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Guest accommodations are sealed after cleaning
Follows industry sanitisation guidelines of Intertek Cristal (3rd party expert - Global)

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Free self-parking on site

Food and drink

  • 1 restaurant
  • Coffee/tea in a common area

Conveniences

  • No lifts

Guest services

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken

  • English
  • French

Outdoors

  • Garden
  • Terrace

Accessibility

  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)

More

  • Fireplace in reception
  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Air conditioning
  • Pillow-top mattress

Bathroom

  • Bathrobes
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Towels

Entertainment

  • 43-inch smart TV
  • Digital channels
  • Netflix
  • Streaming services

Outdoor space

  • Patio

More

  • Desk
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Separate sitting area

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Policies

Check-in

Check-in from 3 PM - 9 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18

Check-out

Check-out before 10:30 AM

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 7:30 AM - 9:30 PM
This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children younger than 12 are not allowed at this adults-only property; all guests 12 and older are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Payment types

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation
This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system and a first aid kit
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property
This property does not permit food in guestrooms.

We should mention

This property's policy is to refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, including stag and hen parties
Guests under 12 years old are not permitted at this adults-only property

National rating

This property does not have a Qualmark® rating. For the benefit of our customers, we have provided a rating based on our ratings system.

Property is also known as

Manakau Hapuku
Manakau Lodge Hapuku
Manakau Lodge Lodge
Manakau Lodge Hapuku
Manakau Lodge Lodge Hapuku

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Manakau Lodge and receive a full refund?
Yes, Manakau Lodge offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Manakau Lodge cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
Is Manakau Lodge pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
How much is parking at Manakau Lodge?
Self-parking is free at this property.
What time is check-in at Manakau Lodge?
Check-in is from 3 PM - 9 PM. After-hours check-in is not available.
What time is check-out at Manakau Lodge?
Checkout is at 10:30 AM.
Where is Manakau Lodge located?
Situated in the mountains, this lodge is within 9 miles (15 km) of Seaward Kaikoura Range, Kaikoura Beach and Mount Fyffe. Kaikoura Museum and Ohau Waterfall Walk and Seal Pups are also within 9 miles (15 km).
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5.0/5

Cleanliness

4.8/5

Staff & service

4.8/5

Amenities

4.9/5

Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

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Impeccable service and cleanliness
We had an excellent experience staying at Manakau Lodge. It is only a 15 min drive from Kaikoura. This is a very modern B&B and you can tell that the owner Neil has put a lot of thought and attention to every detail. Breakfast was delicious and worth the additional charge.
Stayed 1 night in Jan 2020

4/5 Good

Travelled with family
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Great location near Kaikoura and a very well appointed property. The owner Neil is very helpful in organizing a picnic breakfast for early excursions. The bedroom and bathroom are high-end with very nice views of the sea. The mattress is extremely comfortable. If you plan to eat in, note there is no set up in the room. The community dining room seems off limits, however if you ask nicely you might be able to use it. Plates and silverware are on your own. Overall, it is a nice place to stay.
Stayed 1 night in Jan 2020

2/5 Poor

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Disappointing - stay away from this place
Only thing good about this lodge is the mountain view from the rooms. The host was not at all welcoming right from the moment we walked in. He was definitely not happy when he saw we didn't book breakfast at this place. He asked us if we still want to book it, but I told him we are vegetarians and not sure if there would be any veg options in breakfast. He didn't like it and said oh you should go to town, you can find YOUR kind of food there. As this lodge is away from town centre you have to drive 15 mins if you need anything,Later he asked us where we are from, my wife asked if the hotel has a microwave where we can heat food if we like to, the guy said no we don't allow heating curries here as they are heavily scented. I was amazed with this response. Anyway, there are many other better options in the town centre you should go to rather than paying huge price here and not even being able to eat freely. Also, the milk in the fridge was expired. It's a shame for a 4-5 star hotel to not even have fresh milk for coffee
Stayed 1 night in Dec 2019

5/5 Excellent

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Happy to recommend
We were impressed by the quality of the lodge, beautiful and high quality design, dedicated management und friendly service. Very happy to recommend to other people!
Stayed 1 night in Nov 2019

5/5 Excellent

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Perfect stay in Kaikoura
My husband and I spent two nights here and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Neal is an excellent host. The property is beautiful with gorgeous views on all sides. Our room was very comfortable. Neal prepared a delicious breakfast for us. One morning we were up very early for whale watching and he prepared a breakfast for us to take along. We really appreciated that. The lodge is adorned with spectacular photos of New Zealand, taken by a very talented photographer (Neal).
Stayed 2 nights in Oct 2019

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