Guest Testimonials

Chopper landing

 Our guest book is full of wonderful comments written by our guests.  We are so lucky to meet such interesting and enthusiastic travellers and we thank you for your lovely feedback.  Here are just a few examples:

Nestled between the sea and snow-capped mountains, The Factory is an idyllic, restful retreat. Wake to the sounds of nature and step out of the door on to the beach. Sympathetically restored historic building with a harmony of industrial chic and luxurious soft furnishings. Attention to detail is second to none (we loved the monogrammed pillowcases and pebble door handles). Thoughtfully stocked with all you need to relax and enjoy the breathtaking scenic views from each window (local sparkling wine and beer in the silver fern Smeg fridge were much appreciated). Wifi lets you stay in touch with the outside world (if you have to). Janet and Paul are perfect hosts: warmly welcoming, nearby if you need anything (yes, Paul’s coffee really is as good as everyone says), but unobtrusive as you enjoy the privacy of the self-contained luxury beachfront accommodation. Luxury is an understatement: it’s paradise.

Nawis Canberra, Australia

Thank you so much for a wonderful break.  We now have to leave your piece of heaven and return to travelling.  This is a beautiful home in a truly stunning place. Your welcome and friendliness has made this perfect.  We have loved New Zealand and this is a wonderful place’.

Karen & John (UK) 

‘Thank you for your hospitality and this amazing place!  It’s a shame we’re only staying one night but we are already making plans to return here as soon as we can!  We love everything about The Factory and looking forward to more of it.’

Lee Family (Indonesia)

‘Thank you so much for allowing us to share your slice of paradise.  We had a great stay, super location and a unique building.’

Andy & Lynn (NZ)

‘Thank you for a wonderful stay! The Factory is a hidden gem in Kaikoura.  We had a wonderful meal last night at The Green Dolphin thanks to your recommendation and we are so glad we got to see the seal pups under the waterfall.  Many thanks!’

Travis & Andrea (Dubai)

‘Thank you for offering such a delightful getaway.  The beautiful mountains, the beach, your kindness and this amazing property.  What a find!  Enjoy it.’

Andrew & Sabrina (Australia)

Thank you so  much for an amazing stay.  The accommodation was the best we have ever stayed.  The interior design was like walking into an inside out magazine!  Your generosity will never be forgotten.  Our son, the city kid, had a great time with the chooks and the treehouse.’

Ian & Vicky (Australia)