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Sails Motel

134 Esplanade, Kaikoura, New Zealand
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Seoul, South Korea
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17 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here for one night over the Christmas period. We had a large family room (1 bedroom apartment) which was spacious and clean with it's own patio area out the front. The kitchenette is basic (no cooker) but does have a microwave and a toaster. Deb was very welcoming and had helped my husband to organise a surprise birthday... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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18 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were lucky enough to get accommodation at the motel as a last minute decision to stay in Kaikoura during the busy January period. The hosts Deb and Ted couldn't have been any more helpful. The rooms are clean and tidy and the motel is situated down a long drive away from the road and is quiet. The drive is... More 

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Levin, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand
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34 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Found our room was clean and bright. The units are in a back section, so they are nice and quiet. Only point to note is the drive is a bit tight, but Deb the host ensures us that all vehicles have made it in and out ok. Deb and Ted are great hosts and Deb is happy to explain everything... More 

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Invercargill, New Zealand
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14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The hosts Deb and Ted made me feel so welcome at their motel. Deb informed me of all the local attractions and places to eat with what specialties were on offer. My stay at Sails Motel was so enjoyable and I was made to feel so welcome that I didn't want to leave. Thank you Deb and Ted for all... More 

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Masterton
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

We were running out of time to find a place to stay before it got too dark and too late and I rang Deb at Sails she was wonderful. We were shown to our room and given a demo on how to get the tele working, which can sometimes be the most frustrating thing out. She turned down the bed... More 

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Thank Debbie J
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 via mobile

Nice apartment, very clean but the landlady was over zealous, was around every corner, wanting to know where we were going, what we had to eat, turning on the light in our room while we were out. We were going to stay 2 nights but decided against it. Nice lady but too much for us. Kaikoura one of the nicest... More 

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Llantwit Major
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33 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

We only booked in for 2 nights, we wished it could've been longer. Our room was very comfortable, tidy & clean. The facilities were excellent. The location was ideal. Deb & Ted were brilliant hosts, they couldn't do enough for you. All Deb's recommendations were spot on. If we're ever in the Kaikoura area again we will definitely try &... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015 via mobile

Secluded location, quiet and attractive. Spacious unit (esp. bathroom) and al fresco dining on our own deck. Turndown service was an unexpected delight. Cannot fault the friendliness of our hostess. Spotlessly clean. Wish we had stayed longer. Our quiet pre-teen and teen sons were very comfortable here too and made to feel very welcome. Thank you.

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Konigswinter, Germany
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291 reviews
69 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

We booked a studio room (a larger one was not available for our time in Kaikoura). Booking by email was quick and efficient. Location ======= On the Esplande is walking distance (5 to 10 min) to town. You don't have a seaview as the motel is down a driveway away from the water. But the garden setting is rather nice,... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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38 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014 via mobile

Well, how should I say. This place is not one of those modern top notch motel. But the service and hospitality by the owner, Deb, was top notch. She was so so helpful right from the time you step into the place. She explained to me all the places that I could visit since I only have basically an afternoon... More 

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