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Seaview Motel

2.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   164 Esplanade, Kaikoura 8115, New Zealand
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Ranked #18 of 34 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
  • 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Dorchester, United Kingdom
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8 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 hotel reviews
174 helpful votes 174 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Arrived late on a Saturday afternoon, and we were greeted warmly at reception and we were told as it was my birthday we had been upgraded to another larger room, in the sun, so that was a lovely surprise. The rooms are well equipped and have everything you need for a comfortable stay and are very clean as well, you... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We stayed here for one night. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The motel looks dated on the outside as driving past however inside it is modern and lovely. The room is well resourced and the bed is comfy. We had a couch and tv so was like a little home away from home.!the room was warm also. One... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

The welcome given from the owners was very warm and welcoming. They were able to answer questions about the local area, regarding places to eat and drink. Our room had good range of facilities available, nice sofa with TV and fridge. The bathroom was a tad dated but everything was still in working order. I would recommend a stay here.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Last minute trip to Kaikoura with 8 people. Seaview Motel was available and very welcoming. Rooms were decorated tastefully and fitted out adequately, although a cafettiere and fresh coffee would be nice. Will be back to visit this peaceful, out of the way motel in the future. The beach access and seaview were great. Also, although we didn't use it,... More 

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Havelock North, New Zealand
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9 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

This motel is in a great position, right by the sea, and away from the bustle of the township centre. As a result, you can go to sleep with just the sound of the waves breaking on the shore. No sound of those enjoying a few drinks at the local pubs. This motel is now run by a lovely couple,... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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3 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

We stayed on the train stop-over between Christchurch and Picton. The staff was so friendly and helpful...we were astonished! They gave us great advice on a yummy place for dinner, allowed us to store our luggage until train departure, then took us to train station and wouldn't accept money for it. Wow...it was like visiting family. The only negative was... More 

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Busselton, Australia
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6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

We stayed as a couple in one of the back units. The units were clean and spacious and located right across from the beach. The bathroom was rather small but definitely adequate. We were picked up and dropped off from the train station at no extra cost.The managers who had only been there for a week were very friendly and... 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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