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Seaview Motel

164 Esplanade, Kaikoura 8115, New Zealand
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Seaview Motel
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Ranked #19 of 35 Kaikoura B&B and Inns
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
Paul B Yeppoon, Australia
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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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Yeppoon, Australia
16 reviews 16 reviews
13 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Comfortable double and a single bed. Has small kitchen with frying pan, microwave, fridge and basic cutlery. Friendly and helpful check in with information on nearby seal colony and bluff walks. This is the closest you will get to any seal colony in NZ. The babies will even come up to you. Back to the motel. It consisted of 2... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

In the Front Unit, which had a Conservatory. Very sunny spot to sit, with stunning view across the Bay. Old style unit, but spacious and clean. Beds very, very comfortable. Kitchen minimal, with no real cooking facilities. Frypan & microwave only !! But guess when in Kaikoura, you need to eat the local seafood on offer..............

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Geelong, Australia
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32 hotel reviews
139 helpful votes 139 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

We arrived, and from the street the property looked old. But we have long learnt not to judge a book by it's cover. Good move, because this motel has had serious money spent on it, and our rooms were large, up to date and comfortable, with the best views in the house. We would stay there again in a heartbeat.... More 

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Queensland, Australia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Some reviews have described this motel as tired and to be honest it was a bit. However, it was very clean and comfortable and the owners could not have been more friendly or helpful. The main reason for staying here however has to be the amazing sea views. We had the upstairs apartment and it was fantastic.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

We stayed in the 2 bedroom apt which had a fantastic view from the main area and the sunroom. Beds were comfortable. Only critcism was that the kitchen had no rings so cooking was limited. There were plenty of restaurants nearby.

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hamilton new zealand
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18 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

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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Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

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 January 29, 2015

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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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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