Ratings based on 73 Verified Reviews

4.8 out of 5
100% of guests recommend
4.8 Room cleanliness
4.8 Service & staff
4.7 Room comfort
4.7 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from england

Beautiful view.

Posted Nov 19, 2017
This is a very special B&B. The owner is very welcoming & informative. The accommodation is great and the location & view just amazing
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Singapore

Lovely host.

Posted Aug 31, 2017
Good view and a understanding host.! Do note that there's a cat in the premise. Thanks!
Comment from Hotel Management
Sep 2, 2017 by Julie, Hotel Management
Thank you so much for your review. Yes Diesel is our family cat who wanders around the property and our own house but never has access to the guest rooms.
4 out of 5
by A verified traveler

And great shortbread!

Posted Aug 3, 2017 on Hotels
Julie was most highly accommodating to our needs chauffeuring us around as we did not have a rental car. Beautiful views from what must be the most enviable location in town.
Comment from Hotel Management
Aug 5, 2017
Enjoyed having you both to stay! Hope the rest of your travels have gone to plan!
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from UK

Fantastic view Overlooking the sea

Posted Jul 5, 2017
Comfortable and felt at home straight away. Julie was the perfect host
Comment from Hotel Management
Sep 2, 2017 by Julie, Hotel Management
Thanks for your kind words! Like to think that our home is your home away from home!
5 out of 5
by Lauren

Posted Jul 2, 2017 on Hotels
Our stay here was perfect! Julie was welcoming and friendly, breakfast was delicious, the view was unbelievable, and the room was comfortable. I want to go back to Kaikoura just to stay here again - highly recommend!
Comment from Hotel Management
Aug 5, 2017
Hi Lauren, Thank you so much for your great comments. Look forward to hosting you again at Bendamere!
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Tasmania

Superb accommodation at a superb location

Posted May 8, 2017
Every aspect of our single night experience was perfect. We drove the inland road both in and out of town. But Bendamere and our welcoming host made our efforts more than worthwhile.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from mcpherson, kansas

Bendamere

Posted Apr 19, 2017
Pros: Everything
Cons: Nothing
Location: Everything within walking distance
Really great experience! Friendly people. Nice room and location. Snacks given daily to take on the road, all home baked. Best shortbread cookies on earth! Host Julie was friendly, nice and knowledable. She was kind and friendly which was just the right touch, not overdone. I normally stay in hotels, was my first b & b and was very pleasantly surprised. Was a excellent time. Awesome view from the rooms. You have full access to the back yard with a deck and chairs overlooking the ocean. Was the most breath taking sunset ever! Parking space is assigned. I loved my stay at my first b & b! Rooms were clean spacious and great! Loved it!
5 out of 5
by Bhanu

Loved it

Posted Apr 18, 2017 on Hotels
Amazing place Head on ocean view from my bed! Very clean updated and well kept Very nice breakfast included.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Weymouth, Dorset UK

Clean, comfortable and great views

Posted Feb 14, 2017
Pros: Friendly welcome, spacious and very clean room, great views to sea and mountains, easy parking, adequate continental breakfast. Large gardens.
Cons: Not a lot
Friendly welcome, spacious and very clean room, great views to sea and mountains, easy parking, adequate continental breakfast.
5 out of 5
by Traveller from London

A great few days

Posted Feb 10, 2017 on Hotels
We had 3 nights at Bendamere whilst travelling around South Island. The location is great - just a short walk down into the town centre and whale watching base. Our room was well appointed with a lovely balcony with fantastic sea views. Julie was a great host - very helpful and knowledgeable.