The Pier Hotel

The Pier Hotel 1 Avoca Street, Kaikoura view on map
The Pier Hotel
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Welcome to the Pier Hotel, sited on the waterfront at Kaikoura, in New Zealand's South Island; a classic 'Kiwi' country pub. Your host, Steve Kirkpatrick, has brought a lifetime's hospitality experience to his refurbishment of this nineteenth-century character guesthouse.

The Pier is situated 2.5km from the town centre, offering a quiet retreat with magnificent ocean and mountain views. A courtesy coach is available to take guests to and from the town centre (by pre-arrangement).

The bar, with historical photographs and open fire, has been patronised for over a century by the whaling and fishing fleets. It has the authentic atmosphere you'd expect in a country local.

The newly upgraded accommodation features new king-sized or twin beds, with character shared bathrooms in keeping with the 122-year-old history of the hotel.

The 10 bedrooms upstairs in the hotel are configured into single twins, triples (one King, one single bed) and king-bed rooms (share bathroom facilities in keeping with the 122-year-old era of the hotel). The majority of the rooms have access onto the sunny balcony, where many a breakfast and evening cocktail have been enjoyed to the smell of the sea and sun and ocean views. Sunrise and sunsets are in a word—awesome!

We are pleased to be able to offer full Bed and Breakfast at a very affordable rate: breakfast is included in the room price.

All the rooms have recently been refurbished, and have new beds, pillows and linen.

  • 3 Stars
  • Balcony/Courtyard
  • Bar
  • Breakfasts
  • Cafe/Restaurant
  • Check-in Time: 2:00pm
  • Check-out Time 10:00am
  • Courtesy Vehicle
  • Non Smoking
  • Parking - Off street
  • Serviced Rooms Daily
  • Sports Bar
  • TV Room
The Pier Hotel
  • Identifying where to check in was a bit difficult but staff were friendly and helpful. Nice pub room with en-suite. Had a delicious meal and some drinks and had no trouble getting to sleep as the dining room noise stopped quite early. 5
    PETER HUNTER - May 2, 2019 (Stayed Apr 2019) Travelbug verified review
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  • Kaikoura has always been our holiday destination during the festive season.seen that our accommodation in the township was booked out 5 months in advance. Not wanting to move to far from the township and the walks we settled here at the grand old pier hotel . Rooms were victorian style not 5 star but comfortable. We had awesome 4 days here, staff were friendly approachable as was the head chef too. Meals were well presented and tasty. Mention also to the girls that had the task of cleaning the rooms and and doing the stocking....would definitely stay again and recommend to friends. 5
    ROSS HEMARA - Jan 8, 2016 (Stayed Dec 2015) Travelbug verified review
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  • Great place to stay would recommend it to fellow travellers. Lovely food in the restaurant. 5
    JILL HONG - Mar 9, 2015 (Stayed Mar 2015) Travelbug verified review
  • Thanks for your review Jill, we are very pleased you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again.
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  • We stayed at the pier on our way to southland via wanaka. The pier was a great old style country pub with pleasant staff, a great location and an excellent dinner menu. Good value for money. Quiet. Will probably make it my place to stay in future and will and have recommended. 5
    MURRY CAVE - Jan 13, 2015 (Stayed Jan 2015) Travelbug verified review
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  • Had a great time staying here on new years eve. The other guests upstairs were great and i had a really good time. The breakfast included was an added extra and was good value for money overall. The only downfall for me was having no ensuite which i thought being a hotel the room would definitely have. . 5
    HAYDEN JONES - Jan 7, 2015 (Stayed Dec 2014) Travelbug verified review
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  • We had a pleasant stay, we had an ensuite to our room, which was comfortable but no heating which was odd for mid winter, but in fact we weren't cold. A more budget hotel in a lovely setting, with pleasant and helpful staff and we found the continental breakfast adequate. I thought it was better than a youth hostel. 5
    DIANE EATON - Jul 14, 2014 (Stayed Jul 2014) Travelbug verified review
  • Hi Diane, Thank you for taking the time to write this review and for your feedback! We appreciate your input in regards to the heater, apologies there wasn't one in your room; but we're pleased you didn't need it. Hope you come to visit and stay with us at another time. Have a great day! Kind regards, The Pier Hotel Team
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The Pier Hotel
  • Lovely location, beautiful old place. Staff were pleasant. Rooms tidy and well presented. Menu was “auckland expensive” which was a disappointment. But i’d be happy to stay there again. 5
    ANDREW PETHER - Apr 30, 2014 (Stayed Apr 2014) Travelbug verified review
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  • The hotel did not received our booking. We've arrived by bus in the evening and they were fully was 18th april- good friday. Road to blenheim was closed and lots of people stuck in kaikoura. They claimed that they did not have internet connection bu? the booking was paid and the confirmation received before the disaster started. As i can see from the comments it was not the first time it's happened. The manager finally found the place for us to stay (very nice b & b ), but it was not a nice situation at all. I would recommend if you make a booking via website call the hotel to confirm they've got the booking. . 1
    HELEN PIKE - Apr 24, 2014 (Stayed Apr 2014) Travelbug verified review
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  • Fantastic location, and comfortable. If a great location with shared facilities, quiet but basic rooms are you i would recommend . 5
    DAVE CLARK - Mar 5, 2014 (Stayed Feb 2014) Travelbug verified review
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  • Disappointing. The online booking was not passed on to the hotel so they did not have us booked in and were not expecting us, which was awkward for us all. Luckily for us they were not fully booked and had a vacant room. Very budget though. Our room had one small window overlooking nothing, dark and gloomy room. Tiny "lounge" with minimal seating for 4 people only, a tight squeeze when there were 5 people wanting to sit there. Help yourself continental breakfast marginal. No knives available, milk spilling out of fridge. We were disappointed with our experience, the only saving grace was that the showers were great and the staff were very friendly. . 1
    TINA KOCH - Jan 21, 2014 (Stayed Jan 2014) Travelbug verified review

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