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Seaview Motel

164 Esplanade, Kaikoura 8115, New Zealand
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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
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Wellington NZ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Welcomed by very pleasant owners. Shown to unit and milk provided for coffee etc. The units are quite old but they are totally adequate and very clean. It was very cold weather when we arrived and the small electric fan heater struggled to heat the room. Electric blankets on bed helped a lot.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed here for one night as we were going whale watching. Gordon and Donna were friendly and informative hosts and we were extremely lucky to be upgraded to room 1, which had a breathtaking view of the ocean and the mountains. It was clean and had everything we needed. It's only a 5 minute walk into the centre of Kaikoura... More 

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Nelson, Nelson, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

My family and I only stayed for one night and the view from the front window was superb and so handy just to walk across the road and enjoy the whole vista. The road outside was not particularly busy and it was an easy 15 mintue stroll into town and no shortage of places to eat. The main bedroom was... More 

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

What a way to end our holiday - after 10 days travelling around, one night in Kaikoura was fantastic, location location location and great friendly owners, fantastic set up - big enough for us and three kids, nice and warm and just right of what we needed.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Warm welcome on arrival, answered all our questions and recommended the best place to view the seals Lovely clean, comfortable and pleasant room . Great view from the window of the ocean & bay. Great location.

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Gold Coast, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Loved this motel. Brought back memories of the motels we stayed in as kids. I had the best nights sleep here must have been the sound of the waves and sea air. Comfy cosy bed. Only negative was the water pressure in the shower. Great value for the price.

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Yeppoon, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

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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NEW ZEALAND
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93 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 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
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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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