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Blue Seas Motel

222 Esplanade, Kaikoura, New Zealand
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New York City, New York
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29 reviews 29 reviews
27 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a quick one night stay in Kaikoura (not long enough!) so we tried to find an online deal. We drove here before we booked online and they matched the deal we found including free wifi. The owner also gave me great advice on how to spend one day in town including a great place for dinner and a wonderful... More

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37 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we arrived at the motel after doing the trip up and down the road and settled on The Blue Sea the room was comfortable but a wee bit overpriced as is in need of some TLC The room was clean and tidy but showing signs of wear and tear especially the carpets and furnishings the view was great the owners... More

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42 hotel reviews
162 helpful votes 162 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Even though we stayed for one night(30 Aug 2014), it was a awesome stay. We were three couples from the Lion City looking for an overnight stay when we arrived at Kaikoura. Having stayed in one of the other motel on our previous trip, we wanted something better. We found what we wanted at the Blue Seas Motel. The car... More

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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

The room was absolutely spotless with plenty of space to move around. Friendly owners. Our room was Looking straight out to the ocean and we could hear the waves all night. You would need a car to stay here as there's no shops nearby. Great value

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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We were in front motel room, so spectacular views of snow capped mountains and ocean. There is no where in the world like Kaikoura in winter especially on a beautiful clear sky day it is absolutely beautiful. Sunrise is spectacular. Motel room - ultra clean and has everything you need, including electric blankets!. Spacious layout. New owners just taken over... More

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Lawrence, Kansas
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34 reviews 34 reviews
10 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
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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
23 helpful votes 23 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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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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Address: 222 Esplanade, Kaikoura, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Kaikoura
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 13
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