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Willowbank Motel

183 Beach Road, Kaikoura, New Zealand
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Wellington, New Zealand
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16 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Motel is lower end of the scale. It was a cheap 2 bedroom unit, which suited the 3 of us travelling. A tired motel but did what we want. Very friendly staff. Easy off street parking. I have never seen before a penalty for not washing dishes and cleaning up kitchenette area. Good for a 1 night stay though you... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed here for two nights with 2 kids. Room was comfy, warm and suited our needs. Owners were helpful and friendly. Parking was good, free wifi and a well equipped kitchen. Nice grounds and a little park for the kids.

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1 Thank Iain F
Singapore, Singapore
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12 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Apartment was not spacious. It was very cold though they had heaters . The offered breakfast at 10$ per head which we took but it was very basic just bread butter and jam . We would have been better of if we bought this in the supermarket. Overall not very impressive

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Thank KrishThulps
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3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015 via mobile

The motel we booked lost our booking so found us this place - there was a reason it still had vacancies. Terrible motel - dirty carpet, cold and in bad need of complete overhaul. For $170 for a 2 bed unit stay somewhere else even if desperate. We would stay here again - would keep driving even if exhausted.

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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

No frills motel with clean rooms, basic amenities and cooking facilities. 10 mins walk to New World supermarket to get your groceries. Good service and nice staff. They allowed us to check out later as our whale watch only ended at 10.30am. Thank you.

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Lille, France
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7 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015 via mobile

The place is a bit old fashioned but quite big and it's perfectly fine for a one night stay with a group of friend, where everyone can have its own room. The staff was nice and let us check out a bit later.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

We ended up having to stay in a motel last minute and this was only place available. Hotel is very outdated and musty smelling. Staff were pleasant. Was surprised to see sign saying a $50 penalty if kitchen not clean and dishes done!

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Whanganui, New Zealand
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

Brilliantly furnished, homely with a touch of luxury. Wonderful hosts who are more than willing to ensure a hassle-free experience. Rates are extremely reasonable and would definitely stay again, hopefully for longer next time.

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

Stayed at this motel on a rather cold and dreary spring day. The host was super friendly. And told us not to get cold. Which we didn't. Three heaters and electric blankets on ALL beds. So we kept nice and warm. The motel is not flash and requires a little up grade/paint. But was definitely clean and comfortable. Other than... More 

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Orange, New South Wales, Australia
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20 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015 via mobile

When we arrived we were greeted and shown to our rooms and we got a room with 2 seperate bedrooms for $135 which woyld have been ok except for the sink leaking in the bathroom, the heater being small and did not heat the room sufficiently and the hotplates which was confusing although admittedly we were assisted by reception to... More 

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