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Seaview Motel

164 Esplanade, Kaikoura 8115, New Zealand
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Ranked #18 of 35 Kaikoura B&B and Inns
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Geelong, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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26 helpful votes 26 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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15 hotel reviews
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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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26 helpful votes 26 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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Newcastle, Australia
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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