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A1 Kaikoura Motels & Holiday Park

9 - 15 Beach Rd, Kaikoura, New Zealand
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Wellington, New Zealand
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The amenities and room were tolerable but the staff working there are appalling. This is the rudest service I have received in years. We wanted to leave a review as booked through Booking.com but the owners falsely claimed we never stayed there even though we had the payment on our credit card. They did this as they would have realised... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having checked in late this morning we paid 105.00 , we were not told after 4 hours we would have to check out. Now... we had manager pop over to say to check out or else she would have to pay extra to her cleaners to clean our room. As we were only there for 4 hrs it was untouched... More 

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New Zealand
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4 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Recently stayed at this place ,toaster in kitchen not working,no sanatation facilities in womens toilets,i used the toilet and there were sanitary pads just thrown in a bucket with no lid.In mens toilets guests had a shave and left facial hair in basin.Overall very run down and in need of maintenance.

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Craigieburn, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We rocked up to Kaikoura without a reservation anywhere and because many places were full, we decided to try this one. Looks fairly shabby from the front but the staff were lovely. We got a cabin for the night for $60. The cabin itself is nothing more than a small shed. There's no window screens on the window, so you... More 

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Thank miz_mandah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015 via mobile

The A1 is walking distance to The Esplanade in Kaikoura = very central. The cabins we had were freshly renovated, so were kitchen and bathroom. Many older reviews do not reflect what we found, it appears management did work to freshen the place up. There was a half collapsed trampoline outside our cabin and old trailers and building debris on... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

We chose it because it's very close to the town centre, which it is, except, it's a very run down place. The rooms are extremely damp and smell musty. We got given Cabin No 7 at first, but we were extremely unhappy with it and decided to leave. The reception convinced us with a bigger, tidier looking room right next... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

We stayed there over easter 2015. We left it to late to book anywhere else and had to stay there.$800.00 for three nights for 3 of us. We did have a 3 bedroom motel as the 1 bedroom ones were right on the road, no outdoor seating just car's going by.This unit was totally disgusting and dirty. One of the... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We stayed here only because they had availability and we needed a powered site whilst waiting for the delivery of a replacement (working) key for our campervan (don't ask) $11-20 but charged $20 and $5 for the power, no pricing structure visible so not sure why the top end ... maybe we looked gullible or rich? The toilet and shower... More 

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Norfolk
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

We stayed here 5 years ago in a room with kitchen and bathroom at the front of the area. Clean and tidy we thought we would stop here again. This time we stayed in cabin number 7 at the back. A main room with a table, seats , sink, a double bed with bunk over the top. (The one you... More 

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Raglan, Waikato, New Zealand
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

We stay here for two nights,the place is very run down in need for some major TLC,but the rooms were clean and tidy very close to township 2 minute walk.Was cheap and cheerful,Wifi didn't work.Was quite noisy with traffic no double glazing.

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