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Admiral Court Motel

4.0 of 5 Motel   |   16 Avoca Street, Kaikoura, New Zealand
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Ranked #12 of 20 hotels in Kaikoura
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014
peter i l Liverpool, United Kingdom
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

This was our sixth overnight stay on a south island roadtrip,staying with my cousin in Christchurch who I hadn't seen since 1966,so lot of catching up to do! Great location and friendly staff,food was very good and general atmosphere very relaxing,would have like two nights there ideally

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Victor Harbor, Australia
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

Our overnight in beautiful Kaikoura was more memorable due to our stay @ Admiral Court. Welcoming owners, spacious, well appointed and warm (important that night) studio. The appalling weather was offset by a great seafood dinner @ nearby historic hotel. Within walking distance .. even better.

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Dunsborough, Australia
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107 reviews 107 reviews
27 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

We arrived late(ish), to a sign posted on the reception door which said “[My name], Sorry I and not hear to meet and greet you. Your unit is 3 downstairs. Your key, wi-fi and milk is in the room. Call me on 0800 xxx xxx if you have any problems. Otherwise see you in the morning. Thank you, Karla”. There’s... More

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Brisbane, Australia
19 reviews 19 reviews
15 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

We had stayed at this motel about four years ago and were happy to stay again on this occasion. It is a little way out of the centre of the town - we walked it once but it is a bit of a hike. The room we were in had sea and mountain views and it was beautiful to wake... More

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47 reviews 47 reviews
19 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014 via mobile

Good service, but no Sea views. There's a row of houses/buildings between the motel and the sea. You can get some sea glimpses only. Nice enough quiet rooms. Bed we found too soft, with roll together.

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Cheshire, UK
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131 reviews 131 reviews
49 hotel reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

I was disappointed not to have been allocated a room facing the sea as requested when we booked but the studio we had was comfortable, spotlessly clean & well equipped. Parking was right outside our patio door. The wifi was sometimes hard to get in to but then worked fine and it was free. There is also a PC set... More

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Belfast, United Kingdom
18 reviews 18 reviews
13 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

We had nothing booked when we arrived in Kaikora and after stopping at aother motel where advised to try Admiral COurt. We where greeted at the reception by what i would assume was the owner - a very friendly lady who showed us the last room avaliable. It was a spacious clean room where all was provided. The Motel was... More

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Union Bridge, Maryland
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56 reviews 56 reviews
32 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013

Very friendly and helpful front desk. We were walk- ups, but picked the place from the AA book. We had a very nice, studio room, friendly hosts. There was only a Frig and tea pot in our room. We stayed for 2 nights, and would again. There is off street parking, and in walking distance to several restaurants.

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Koh Chang, Thailand
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48 reviews 48 reviews
33 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

We only stayed one night in a 2 bed unit, but were sorry that we didn't have more time. Steve and Carla are amazing hosts; very friendly, helpful and caring. The rooms were very clean and comfortable. The one we stayed in does need a revamp, which we understand is happening soon. The motel is close to the local hotel,... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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77 reviews 77 reviews
33 hotel reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

We stayed for 2 nights and the owner gave very warm welcome and hospitality. We stayed in a studio unit for 3 adults.This motel is the cleanest place we stayed in NZ. The daily cleaning came as a surprise. Other motels we stayed in do not clean the room when its occupied. It is a little off the city centre... More

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Address: 16 Avoca Street, Kaikoura, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Kaikoura
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Admiral Court Motel 4*
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