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Carmel was the perfect hostess and we enjoyed her company at breakfast. The room is nice and has a grand mountain view. The accommodation is walking distance away from the whale watching tours and town restaurants. I recommend staying with Carmel if you are in Kaikoura.
Carmel very kindly met us at the railway station and drove us back to her house. She made us feel very welcome and the accommodation was very private. After a very nice breakfast Carmel again took us back to the station where we were able to leave our luggage for loading on the afternoon Coastal Pacific train. She suggested a walk around the peninsula which gave us the chance to see many seals basking in the sun on the rocks. We would recommend Carmel's b&b if staying in Oamaru. Bob & Penny Barratt
Thanks for that nice review Robert. Just one thing I am in Kaikoura, not Oamaru!!
Cheers to the 3 of you. Carmel
Our stay at Carmel's Rest'n'Kai was wonderful in every way. The booking was very easy and, fortunately, we could use her second bedroom too, as we were a group of three. The big room has the most amazing view of the mountains. All beds were exceptional comfy. Carmel is the most delightful host. We enjoyed the conversations while having breakfast. We would definitely recommend Carmel's B&B and will come back, too.
I loved staying with Carmel. The separate entrance for the bedroom with a bathroom was nice because it felt like you had your own space. I loved having breakfast chats with Carmel. She was happy to answer any questions I had about the area. It is an easy 10-15 minute walk from her place to the shore in Kaikoura. I woke up one morning to see the sunrise. It was amazing.
Thank you Carmel for everything. :-)
Stunning view!! The house is really well placed and it was a pleasure to have the mountains standing front of us with a bit of snow on it. Our host Carmel was really friendly and she did prepare and amazing breakfast! She had been really convenient with us knowing that we have a 6 years old and a 11 months baby. We had a perfect stay.
By the way, the bed was really comfy!
Carmel is very nice, she told us her lovely family and this town. We all like her~ Thank you Carmel for trading us so kind~
Thank you for that kind review Yang & Yu. Also for the key, which arrived yesterdaay. Cheers Carmel
Carnell is such a sweet and elegant lady who has prepared everything so thoughtfully and welcomed us with open arms. Her BNB is absolute the cleanest and tidiest we have stayed. We felt like home in her BnB and having breakfast with her is the sweetest thing. Kaikoura is beautiful with amazingly friendly people like Carmell. Thank you for everything. We wanna come and stay in your BnB again!!! Highly recommended!
Thank you for the kind words Maggie. I hope you 3 ladies have had a happy time in NZ
The house is very beautiful and clean,it's wonderful remember of our NZ first stop.
Carmel was a wonderful host who provided a very comfortable bed and a delicious spread In the morning. She was very helpful and informative with everything. It was a fantastic few days in a stunning place.
Spent a day at Carmel's lovely place. The place is exactly as described, self contained & clean. Carmel was a wonderful host & made us feel very comfortable. Breakfast was excellent too. Highly recommend the place to everyone.
I have stayed at Carmel's lovely home a number of times over the past few years. The room could not be more comfortable, with great mountain views. Breakfasts are great, and she could not be more helpful and friendly, whilst offering a private, peaceful place to stay. I highly recommend this B&B in a lovely town with many attractions.