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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 January 2, 2015
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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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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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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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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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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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Stayed here overnight on a journey from Nelson to Christchurch. Great location opposite the beach (stunning views). 2.5 hours from Christchurch. We ate at the Pier Hotel and had an excelent meal. Check out the seal colony.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

i booked this motel for 3 nights for my wife and i and our 2 grandsons while we were visiting my daughter and her family in new zealand. on arrival we were told we were not booked in but after about 20 minutes she told us she had made a mistake and booked us in for the following week and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

It is a very good value for money and I guess most of us choose it for that reason, so , to be fair the place is very clean , the carpets are new , the kitchen has a good size fridge and a good oven as well as microwave. The shower need some work but again all very clean... More 

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