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Sierra Beachfront Motel

160 Esplanade, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
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Ranked #19 of 20 Hotels in Kaikoura
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 4 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed for one night on our way up to Picton and this motel was perfect. It's location across from the beach and only a ten min walk down the Main Street to shops etc was convenient. The rooms are compact and relatively dated but very clean and well presented. The bathroom, however was very dated but, once again, very... More 

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Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We were booked in for two nights. On the first night we discovered our unit did not lock securely. We informed the owner to be told "this is Kaikoura not Auckland so you will be fine". None of the units has a sea view. The bedroom area is very small and the bathroom and toilet had an awful smell unless... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Motel is set back off the seafront road and is a 10-15 minute walk into the town centre. The owner was very helpful. Free wifi was available but signal was very weak in room 8 - we needed to sit by the reception office to get a useable signal. Room was functional and clean.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

The attendant was very nice to us as he accepted make do with our booking error at no additional charge. We really appreciated. The rooms are functional, but not specifically charming. The wifi is operational only next to the office. It s a good value for the price.

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Hastings, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

This is a typical motel, basic room but everything that you need. Our room was clean and tidy and we found the staff friendly and helpful. The motel is well situated and it is a short walk to the seafront and the town. This is a good value for money motel, you can get wi fi but you may need... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

My wife and I spent the night at this motel. We were looking for a place that offers free WiFi. The wifi signal did not exist even though the owner was telling me something different. Rude and not customer oriented! If you're looking for free WiFi I would avoid this place.

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