After the recent earthquake that Kaikoura has suffered, we would like to let you know that we are both well, and luckily our property is perfect and free from damage.
We still have the superb views, sea sparkling and plenty more rocks to view after the sea bed uplift. The district is looking good with just a few businesses not functioning as yet. Whalewatch does need to be booked well ahead as they have limited trips going out but Dolphin Encounter is pretty much business as usual.
Access via SH70 is open but extra time is required as there are lots of roadworks. SH1 from South is open but is touchy at the moment due to rain and does close at short notice when dangerous. The word is that SH1 North will be open by Christmas 2017 but could be earlier.
We look forward to welcoming you soon, and thank you for continued support for our town.
- Julie and Kerry
Host's Kerry and Julie Howden, extend a warm welcome to all guests at Bendamere House Bed & Breakfast, and hope you enjoy your time in beautiful Kaikoura, New Zealand.
We offer five quality ensuite rooms, all detached from the main house adding to the privacy and comfort, with superb views from your balcony overlooking the Pacific Ocean and Seaward Kaikoura mountain range. Set among half an acre of rose gardens and lawns with ample garden furniture to relax on, and a viewing platform - a true photographer's dream! At certain times of the year the dolphins will perform for you in the bay! All within a minute's walk to the Kaikoura Township and all local sightseeing attractions.
Our location in the area is very central in a private and secluded street, directly off SH 1 north or southbound. Please refer to our map for details.
All recently built rooms feature full ensuite, tea and coffee facilities, silent fridges, air-conditioning, quality Sleepyhead beds, TV, bathrobes, hairdryers, electric blankets, home-baked shortbread and, of course, your own balcony where you can take in the breathtaking views and enjoy the peace and tranquillity our property offers. The Hampden Room on the ground floor has full wheelchair access.
Free wireless broadband internet and coin-operated laundry facilities are just some of the services we offer. Courtesy pick-up/drop-off to all trains and buses and secure off-street parking directly behind your rooms.
At Bendamere House we can offer advice and a booking service for all local attractions as well as accommodation further on your journey. Just let us know and we will be happy to help. As our summer season is so busy, please be aware it is essential to book well ahead. As Kaikoura is a seaside town and most attractions are marine, it is advisable to allow 2 nights stay as trips may be cancelled due to bad sea conditions. Bendamere House is not suitable for children under 12 years.