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Beachcomber Motel

169 Beach Rd, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
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Beachcomber Motel
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Ranked #34 of 35 Kaikoura B&B and Inns
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013
minniepearl10 new zealand
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  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Christchurch
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Very, very tired motel. Such a pity. Comfortable bed but interior shocking so sad to see. Motel on the market so no money is being spent on interior. Unfortunately we paid for what we got. Would not stay there again.

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Sydney, Australia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
20 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Let's do the time warp again. The motel is in dire need of a makeover. Looks like nothing has happened to it since the sixties. Free parking. Handy location near new world supermarket. Would benefit from free wifi.

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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49 reviews 49 reviews
28 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

This place is very run down. Dirty with dog hair on the carpet, old toilet / shower and in general just felt unclean and run down. Would not stay there again. There was a for sale sign at the front and it seemed like the owner had given up.

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new zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

I found Richard [ the host ] to be charming with his honesty and pleasant mannerism. I appreciated how he warmly welcomed us and our dog, which by the way is a Rottweiler. This place is dog friendly which I believe a lot of people didn't know. I also appreciated how he left us alone for the whole two days... More 

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Vatican City, Italy
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

was good place is cheap .. kinda like entering the twilight zone. tis a roof over the head and is what it says to be. dont expect too much if ur rich and snooty. was pleased to see a pleasant older man and a younger chirpy woman cutting back hedges and painting the walls. very friendly. would recommend.

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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013 via mobile

The room is old and needs some maintenance. No insect screens meant the room had many flies inside when we arrived. Outside light didn't work. Heating was only a small fan heater, which was inadequate for a night when snow fell on the outside hills! Also, the internet advertised wasn't working. However, the bed was clean and comfy and the... More 

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Wellington
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013 via mobile

We booked online and purely on price. It was our last stop before heading to the ferry at Picton. It was like stepping back in time, as the room seemed untouched since the 60's, but it was what I expected, A hotel room in Kaikoura for the price I wanted to pay. It had everything an expensive hotel had just... More 

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London
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4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

Another long day on the road, meant that we would be arriving in Kaikoura late at night. We called ahead to inform the reception. Richard the owner was extremely pleasant, telling us not to worry about what time we arrived and was more concerned about us arriving safely. He said that he would turn the lights on in the unit... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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243 reviews 243 reviews
55 hotel reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2012

The motel is an older motel and a bit dated but it is tidy and clean and the manager is friendly and helpful and it is nearby to new world and some other shops as well as subway and only a few minutes by car to the centre. There is no noise from the road and there is undercover parking... More 

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Oamaru, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2012

our room was old but well maintained and clean the bed was so comfortable i did not want to get up. the view of snow covered mountains was very nice to wake up to. a bit far from the town but we found everything we needed at the shopping centre nearby as well as a friendly pub with good meals.... More 

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