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Sierra Beachfront Motel

160 Esplanade, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
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Sierra Beachfront Motel
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Ranked #19 of 20 Hotels in Kaikoura
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

I arrived in Kaikoura and the motel my company usually books was full, I hadn't booked so had to take my chances. I tried a couple of places as I wanted wifi to work and Sky to watch the Rugby league nines that was on that weekend. I was told both were available. I paid and went to my room.... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

The front office staff were very rude and unhelpful. Very unfriendly and offered very poor service. Their attitude made us feel unwelcome which made this a most unpleasant experience. The room is very average compared to the other motels with similar pricing. There wasn't a hair dryer as well. However if the office staff weren't so rude it wouldn't be... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We only stayed one night here but we were happy with the level of the accommodation given the price paid and the office was friendly. Yes it's basic but that's what we expected. The motel is an easy pleasant walk into the main restaurants and attractions down the beach.

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Almost impossible yo choose a motel in this town as so many so I left it to tourist information to recommend on. A bit expensive at 125 dollars, so !much that I decided to only stay the one night. Could not fault the room or closeness to the sea front. Manager was helpful and room had all the facilities I... More 

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Memphis, Tennessee
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We had a horrible time at Sierra Beachfront. The office people were the rudest and least helpful people we met in the entire country. The room was freezing and the small space heater they provided was dirty and smelled moldy. Our sheets and pillowcases were dirty when we arrived. The 'living room' was uncomfortable. There was no view of the... More 

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Hokitika, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

Stayed one night at Sierra Beachfront after an amazing day whale watching! Located right opposite bay, about 5 minute drive to town centre. Room was basic but clean and tidy. Could do with update and more kitchen facilities, there is limited cooking equipment. Good for short one night stay.

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