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Alpine View Motel

3.5 of 5 Motel   |   146 Beach Road | State Highway 1, Kaikoura, New Zealand
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Ranked #17 of 20 hotels in Kaikoura
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
6 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I am not one to leave negative reviews, but this motel was a huge disappointment. It is a pre fabricated building which is very dated. Yes they have views and are one the beach, but so is everywhere else in kiakoura! It is also on the north side of town, away from the centre. Given the price we paid, 185NZD... More

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Perth, Western Australia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
22 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

In January this year my wife and I with our 3 children spent a night at this lovely motel in Kaikoura. Having booked 4 months earlier directly with the owners Jenny and Ken, they were so welcoming, friendly and very helpful upon our arrival. It is very good value, very close to the centre of town and the magnificent seal... More

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KenJenny J, Owner at Alpine View Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for you lovely review. We are very pleased that you all enjoyed your time with us and we hope if you are ever back in Kaikoura you will again return to stay with us.It was a pleasure having you and your family. Once again many thanks. Take care Kind regards Jenny More

London, United Kingdom
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116 reviews 116 reviews
42 hotel reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

We stayed in the campground part of this holiday park. All was well cared for, working and efficiently run. The manager was really helpful in helping us get wifi set up, and in pointing us towards interesting things to see and do in Kaikoura. The holiday park is a relatively short (10 minutes) walk to the town, but is too... More

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KenJenny J, Owner at Alpine View Motel, responded to this review

Hi Thank you for your kind review but I am sorry you have the wrong property. We have motels only and are situated on the north side of the New World Supermarket / Hunting and Fishing shopping complex. I am sure your review was for Alpine Pacific Holiday Park. Kind regards Jenny Jordan More

16 reviews 16 reviews
12 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

We stayed here after swimming with dolphins in Kaikoura. It's a little way out of town but with a car it was absolutely fine. We found the heater and electric blanket came in handy after a cold day on the sea and we were lulled into an afternoon nap before dinner. The kitchen was well equipped for our needs and... More

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KenJenny J, Owner at Alpine View Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are glad that you had a good time in Kaikoura and that you found our motels to be clean and warm after a day out at sea. Our cleaning staff made a comment that your unit was lovely and tidy after you left which from our prospective is also greatly appreciated. Kind regards Jenny More

Dre-fach Felindre, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014 via mobile

A disappointing motel which is very tired and needs updating. We were greeted with the information that the fridge was not working properly. The kitchen was very old and tatty. The railway line ran right next to our room and although it was not very busy was noisy right into the late evening and early morning. Attention to the customer... More

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KenJenny J, Owner at Alpine View Motel, responded to this review

We are sorry you were not happy with your stay at our property. We did apologies on arrival about the fridge. We had a new one on order but we are in Kaikoura which can take time to get items delivered. We did out best with what ice packs and we made an offer of using our own fridge. All... More

Wellington, New Zealand
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

Only stayed one night as on a road trip. Location was good, close enough to shops and restaurant but not to close to cause noise. Host were very friendly and accommodating. The rooms we had did have a bit of an odd layout for the bathroom but everything is there and clean to provide a good stay

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KenJenny J, Owner at Alpine View Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review.I am glad you had a comfortable over night stay with us. Regards Jenny More

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38 reviews 38 reviews
9 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

Spacious, very clean and well decorated main living space with functional but rather tired and cramped bathroom area. Friendly and helpful owners. Well maintained gardens, washing line and outside seating by units and on other grassy areas. Situated on a main route so easy to find, which isn't noisy at night, with beach access from the back. However, adjacent to... More

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KenJenny J, Owner at Alpine View Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. It is nice to get a review that appreciated our clean units. Most guests are happy with the allocation of 100MB as Wi-fi reception is difficult in Kaikoura with being so close to the mountains and the sea. Even our local volunteer fire service still relies on the old fashion sirens as mobile service is... More

Melbourne, Australia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

When we arrived, we were greeted by friendly staff who were very helpful. The rooms are very comfortable and the sleeping, dining, kitchen, couch area is very spacious. The bathroom is a little smaller but still good. We enjoyed the short walk to the beach and being close to a supermarket and a short drive into town.

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KenJenny J, Owner at Alpine View Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to give us a very nice review. As I have said to others it is greatly appreciated getting positive feedback. Regards Jenny More

Hamilton, New Zealand
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46 reviews 46 reviews
15 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

We didn't arrive till late, around 9pm, but called while we were traveling to advise, the staff were really friendly from the first phone call, and on arrival they were equally pleasant. The room was abb older style motel unit, but was not old style decor, it was possibly the cleanest motel unit I have stayed in. Everything was spotless.... More

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KenJenny J, Owner at Alpine View Motel, responded to this review

Thank you Guys. I really wish everybody was as kind as you have been with your review as it is greatly appreciated and makes what we do worth while. It is when we get this type of appreciation we do feel we are doing something right. Again what can I say but thank you and we would love you to... More

Dubbo, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

A very decent family accommodation. We are a family a four with two teenage kids and stayed in this motel for two nights recently. Kim was very helpful and made our stay very comfortable. Though the motel is old, the two room units are quite nice and well maintained. Kids were happy and we don't have any hesitation in recommending... More

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KenJenny J, Owner at Alpine View Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review as it is lovely to get a guest that would come back and recommend it to others. Again it is appreciated. Kind regards Jenny & Ken More

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Address: 146 Beach Road | State Highway 1, Kaikoura, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Kaikoura
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Hotel Class:3.5 star — Alpine View Motel 3.5*
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We warmly welcome you to Alpine View Motel situated in a lovely garden setting situated next to the beach with our very own beach access ― ideal for a lovely evening walk or if you want to try your hand at surf casting. Our desire is to ensure your stay is both comfortable and memorable. All 12 apartments are ground-floor, with parking outside your door. We have a range of apartments from studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom family apartments. All are fully self-contained and serviced daily. All are spacious and away from the road in a lawn and garden setting.We proudly received 3rd Place in (November's 2011) the Commercial Section of the Kaikoura Garden Competition. ... more   less 
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