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Willowbank Motel

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   183 Beach Road, Kaikoura, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
Yvonne K Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand
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  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Madison, Wisconsin
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The unit (and especially the bathroom) were clean and sufficiently spacious. Many of the details were dated (carpets, bedspreads, etc.) and there was a bit of dinginess underlying the clean surfaces. We did find it a bit odd that guests must wash their own dishes if they use the ones stocked in the sink, but there was a sign up... More

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Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand
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100 reviews 100 reviews
24 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

will stay here again others say not but the price reflects it is not a modern up market motel,the staff very helpful,unit clean warm and cosy,to many signs up though on what and what not to do but apart from this had a lovely stay and will return,it is defintely 100% better than 1 down the road that we stayed... More

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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46 reviews 46 reviews
6 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

I found my room very pleasant, smelled nice as they had a glade bottle in the room,I did find the staff were a bit slow to answer the door bell, I got in my car to leave, once they found out I was there they showed me to my unit. there were signs up in the bathroom to show you... More

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Rangiora, New Zealand
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 via mobile

This motel has very musty smell, very dated and not good value for money. Photos on the Internet were very misleading. On the pictures it looked more modern but in reality it's very old. Does not deserve 3 stars that it displays. We were charged for baby cot, it came packed - not made-up. I would not recommend this place... More

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Queenstown, New Zealand
19 reviews 19 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

While my room was quiet it was horribly outdated, signs of mould around the shower, peeling paint, cracked basin. I also found the heating woefully inadequate - as it struggled to combat the cold. Positively the welcome was warm and helpful. This will be an excellent stay when/if the rooms are refurbished - currently simply not good enough at the... More

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Ashburton, New Zealand
5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

My family stayed over for the week end and after reading negative reports on here i pleasantly surprised to find the room clean and the staff friendly. Ming the manager went out of his way when i told him i wanted to have a barbecue on the Saturday night he cleaned the barbecue and got it all ready for us.... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

We stayed here for one night. There were five of us and we were accommodated in one unit with two bedrooms. The place was clean and the linen fresh. What lets the place down is the tired décor, though the carpets look new or near new. The place was full. If you stay here, be prepared for backpacker standard. It... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

Told by information centre (who rang willowbank on our behalf) that there was a room for 6. We drove around there straight away and were ignored for 20 minutes . Man with dirty gloves on finally reluctantly dealt with us, after we rang the bell lots. He said as computer network down they may have let the room already to... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

Having read the reviews, we knew not to expect too much. What the Willowbank offered that couldn't be duplicated elsewhere was a unit that would accommodate an extended family of seven. On that, they delivered: a large unit with one double and five single beds. Plenty of space for all. On the down side, the place had a funky smell.... More

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26 reviews 26 reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

This accommodation was a two bedroomed one with lounge/dining, kitchen and separate bathroom. It was basic, spotless and had everything we needed. Free tea bags, coffee and milk is in the kitchen to start you off. There was a separate laundry which is very convenient if your travelling light. The managers were very helpful too. Very convenient but not walking... More

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Address: 183 Beach Road, Kaikoura, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Kaikoura
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Willowbank Motel 3*
Number of rooms: 12
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