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2.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   164 Esplanade, Kaikoura 8115, New Zealand
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Seaview Motel
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Ranked #20 of 34 Kaikoura B&B and Inns
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I stayed here while doing a short road trip. Our room was nice with a nice view out of the side window of the sea and sunset. Bed was comfortable and room clean. The people above us, however were very noisey. Shower was hot but not great pressure. Notes on kitchen wall telling guests they had to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Driving down from Blenheim we had to stop to see and photograph the dozens of fur seals on and around the rocks just before arriving at Kaikoura. This whetted our appetites as we had come to Kaikoura for whale watching and swimming with seals (both highly recommended). The Seaview Motel is situated at the quieter end of the town towards... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Asked for a room with a sea view (as advertised on their website). Instead my view was obscured by a giant truck belonging to one of the other guests. When I asked the owners if they could arrange the truck be moved, my request was ignored. Gorgeous night, full moon, but NO SEA VIEW - see photo "my actual view"... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

The view is very very nice. It is simple clean affordable and best of all the view is fantastic! Donna and Gordon are very accommodating and helpful. They made our visit so fun 5 finding really affordable and interesting activities.

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Marlow, United Kingdom
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015 via mobile

Kaikoura is a super little town and we would gave loved to have stayed longer than one night. Donna and Gordon, the hosts were very friendly, informative and kind. We were in room 3, at the front and what a fab spot. A really clean, super comfy room, with great value for money. Fabulous location, with a 10 min walk... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Accommodation pictures a little overrated. Unit was neat and tidy but a little on the dated side. Hotel itself is an older style hotel, but it is located in a good location. Kaikoura itself is a pretty place and like everyone else was there to do the Whale Watching cruise which we had to cancel due to the bad weather.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

We had a lovely stay at the Seaview Motel. The view from the upstairs front room was beautiful overlook the beachfront. Our hosts, Donna and Gordon were extremely helpful and friendly. They even offered to set up a fishing trip for our group with a local service provider. Spent the best of two nights here. Walking distance (10 mins stroll)... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

I stayed at this beach-front motel for two days in late Nov. While it was short, I really enjoyed my stay here. The water is right across the street and very inviting for a relaxing stroll. The street is fairly quiet at night. The wrap around windows give the room a lot of light and the room is very clean.... More 

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57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Stayed here one night on a round the Island tour. Pity it wasn't longer. As other reviewers have said it doesn't look much from the road but a pleasant suprise when we got in. We were warmly greeted by staff who showed us to our unit which was at the back tucked away. No sea view but hey. The unit... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

We had a lovely stay at the Seaview Motel. The view from the upstairs front room was beautiful across the bay looking onto the mountains. Our hosts, Donna and Gordon were extremely helpful, booking a table for us at a local restaurant. The next day we were planning a walk around the headland and Gordon advised us where to begin... More 

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Address: 164 Esplanade, Kaikoura 8115, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Kaikoura
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Seaview Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 8
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