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Heritage Court Motor Lodge

205 Beach Road, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand (Formerly Colonial Court Motel)
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Ranked #17 of 20 hotels in Kaikoura
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014
sumana940 Bangkok, Thailand
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Bangkok, Thailand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Our two-bed room apartment was very clean and comfortble. Beautiful surrounding. The owner is very friendly. We have a wonderful stay at this lodge. The baby seal, recommended by the owner, is lovely and free look out. Kaikoura is worth to visit. Beautiful coastal view.

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London, United Kingdom
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26 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

We enjoyed our 3 night stay here, it was a great base to explore Kaikoura from. Our studio room was quite small but comfy, with a good kitchen and lots of heaters for the cold weather! The location is just out of town, but only by a few minutes if you have a car. We spoke to the owner a... More

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Canberra, Australia
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

Is was getting a little worried I'd missed the hotel it was getting towards the outskirts of town, however that only means its a 7-10 min drive into the center of town. There is a small shopping centre not too far away. The decor was getting dated, the kitchen especially - not sure I'd use it for anything other than... More

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Opotiki, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

Stayed just the one night . that was enough. the room put us off ever eating crayfish again. the smell of crayfish juice in the carpet and sticky kitchen floor. Very sorry for the lovely couple the where motel sitting. Very friendly greeting.

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Ivan K, Manager at Heritage Court Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your feedback. This is the FIRST TIME we are using motel minder. They are very experienced motel minder. Their responsibilities include making sure the units are ready for the next customer besides giving friendly greetings. Apparently in your case they have not checked if the cleaners have done their job properly before checking you in.... More

Concord, New Hampshire
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

My parents, five year old daughter, and myself stayed for one night recently and were very pleased! We received a friendly welcome and were happy with the comfortable, tidy bedrooms as well as a larger living room area than a lot of places that we stayed on our trip. The kitchen area was semi-separated and also had everything we needed... More

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

What a wonderful motel this is. Very helpful in all ways and very very clean with all one needs. We were 2 couples and had a 2 bedroom unit which suited us all. It was a tad out of town but with a car it was good to be out of the business area. Very happy hostess with t

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

We stayed in a one bed studio. Great value for money as it has excellent facilities, including washing up liquid, salt/pepper, toiletries and we got a complimentary breakfast as we stayed for 2 nights. The owners were so helpful. Definitely recommend for a short stopover in Kaikoura. Only down side was the distance from the main part of town. It... More

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Melbourne, Australia
14 reviews 14 reviews
10 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

We stayed for a night on the way up to Nelson, and were really happy with our choice. When we arrived, we realised that we'd erroneously chosen a studio instead of a 1 bedroom apartment (travelling with a baby makes staying in a studio a bit trickier). They had a 2 bedroom apartment available so we took it. It was... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014 via mobile

Location was perfect for us as we were going to a wedding north of town. Friendly staff and nice clean rooms. Studio unit was good size for our portacot and looks like it would be a good place to stay with kids admire grassy area in the middle. Would stay again!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

Away from the town centre but near enough for all facilities with supermarkets and restaurants to hand- clean and with all facilities to hand with hosts more than willing to help- this base would suit any travelling on the go

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Address: 205 Beach Road, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand (Formerly Colonial Court Motel)
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Kaikoura
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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We have recently refurbished ground floor studio and 2 bedroom apartments set in very sunny, spacious surroundings with spectacular mountain views. We are also pleased to offer Great Country cooked and continental breakfasts. We offer a courtesy pick-up and drop-off for bus, train and local activities. We are only minutes from Whale Watching, Dolphin and Seal Swimming, a great Surf Casting beach. ... more   less 
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