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Manakau Lodge

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Pillow-top beds, individually furnished, iron/ironing board, free WiFi
43-inch Smart TV with digital channels, Netflix, streaming services
43-inch Smart TV with digital channels, Netflix, streaming services

Overview of Manakau Lodge

Manakau Lodge

4 out of 5

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
  • Sheets and towels washed at 60°C
198b Parsons Road, Hapuku, 7371

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationKaikoura Beach5 min drive
  • Popular LocationOhau Waterfall Walk and Seal Pups9 min drive
  • AirportKaikoura (KBZ)15 min drive
  • Popular LocationOkiwi Bay18 min drive

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About this area


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 Kaikoura Beach and Mount Fyffe. Looking to get your feet wet? Kayaking and surfing/boogie boarding adventures can be found near the property.

What's nearby

  • Kaikoura Beach - 5 min drive
  • Ohau Waterfall Walk and Seal Pups - 9 min drive
  • Kaikoura Museum - 9 min drive
  • Mount Fyffe - 17 min drive
  • Okiwi Bay - 18 min drive


  • 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

Getting around

  • Christchurch International Airport (CHC) - 145 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 individually furnished rooms feature free WiFi and pillowtop beds. For a bit of entertainment, guests will find Smart TVs with digital channels and Netflix, and other amenities include patios and private gardens.
Manakau Lodge offers 4 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with complimentary bathrobes and a hairdryer. Rooms open to patios. Each accommodation is individually furnished. Beds feature pillowtop mattresses. 43-inch Smart televisions come with digital channels and Netflix.

Bathrooms include a rainfall showerhead and complimentary toiletries. This Hapuku lodge provides 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 the industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Intertek Cristal (third-party expert - Global)

Safety measures

Gives staff 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


  • 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


  • No lifts

Guest services

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

Languages spoken

  • English
  • French


  • Garden
  • Terrace


  • 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 (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)


  • Fireplace in reception
  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning
  • Pillow-top mattress


  • Dressing gowns
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Towels


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

Outdoor space

  • Patio
  • Garden


  • Individually furnished
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

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


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 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.

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

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Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 26 out of 31 reviews
5 - Excellent 84%
Rating 4 - Good. 3 out of 31 reviews
4 - Good 10%
Rating 3 - Okay. 1 out of 31 reviews
3 - Okay 3%
Rating 2 - Poor. 1 out of 31 reviews
2 - Poor 3%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 31 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Very comfortable stay with beautiful views.
Stayed 2 nights in Apr 2021

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Beautifully designed property with gorgeous views
Stayed 1 night in Apr 2021

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
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
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
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

Liked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Disliked: Staff & service
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