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Blue Seas Motel

222 Esplanade, Kaikoura, New Zealand
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Ranked #9 of 20 hotels in Kaikoura
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Lawrence, Kansas
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34 reviews 34 reviews
10 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Friendly couple (soon to retire to their bach); I love the all glass front. It was wonderful to sit and watch the birds and the rain. Nicely located between the main part of town and Point Kean. Very clean and had a kitchenette.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

Well appointed rooms, very clean and comfortable with a great range of kitchen equipment. The owners were really friendly and informative. They gave us great advice on the area. Awesome location and stunning views. Would recommend this motel for both short and longer terms stays while in Kaikoura.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

Reasonable price great location and very clean. Hosts were welcoming and it was a great spot to break our long drive from Timaru up to Picton. Spacious layout with plenty of room for parking. Units well equipped and also quite well laid out.

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Daytona Beach, Florida
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61 reviews 61 reviews
23 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 via mobile

At least when camping we can make a fire for warmth and the mattress isn't lumpy. We are shocked by the positive reviews. Our experience was very poor. The bed was soft and lumpy. The portable space heater was no match for the bare concrete block walls on a cool autumn night. We had to get a second space heater... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

Not only great views but also clean and tidy with great service from owners. We arrived late at night after ferry problems however nothing was too much problem. Beds were very comfortable and kitchen well equiped

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Adelaide, Australia
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57 reviews 57 reviews
45 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014 via mobile

This motel is in a great location on the beachfront. The view from the "patio" at the front of our unit was superb. Sea and snow capped mountains. We had a two bedroom unit which was clean and comfortable. Each bedroom had a double and a single bed in it and were roomy. Basic kitchen and a small bathroom with... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

stayed here for 4 nights with our grandsons after being let down at the sierra beachfront motel which booked us for the wrong dates and were fully booked when we arrived. they did us a great favour though as the blue seas was far superior to the sierra beachfront and the owners, geoff and his wife were marvellous. they couldnt... More

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22 reviews 22 reviews
18 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014 via mobile

Room 14 is the pick; ocean front with spa bath. Kitchen was adequate with all requirements. We were here during some very stormy weather so spent a lot of time in the room; comfortable, warm and spacious although the TV channel selection was sparse so spent a lot of time reading and enjoying the views and spa bath. Pity the... More

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Basel, Switzerland
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

For a family of three persons we got a very nice unit, lot's of space, comfortable beds, modern bathroom. The owners were very helpful and kind. Settings and surroundings beautiful and peaceful. Not far away from restaurants and center.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
20 reviews 20 reviews
15 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

We were a family of 5, 4 adults and a 4 year old. Bedrooms were nice, just the kitchen and lounge a tad small, but still enough room. Needs better lighting in the lounge, the light bulb was a bit dim for the size of the lounge. Very clean and tidy in general. Good location to see seals. Good quite... More

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Address: 222 Esplanade, Kaikoura, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Kaikoura
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