Kaikoura has a gorgeous beach area and this motel is one of the many along the beach. \Spectacular to sit and watch the water - just don't stay in The Clearwater. It's so run down it isn't funny. We have been in motels across both islands for 4 weeks now and this was the worst by far. The shower was rotting away, there was no coffee or tea pot, no hair dryer and they didn't give us milk like ALL the other places have done. It smelled of mold and the plumbing drains and walls are so poor that you hear every thing from the unit beside you as they pee and whatever. And we paid $123 for this dump. We booked on line so couldn't back out when we saw the place.The man who runs the place is very nice but I think he knows he's robbing people asking this kind of money for such a piece of crap. There are many new motels along this strip so wait until you are there and find one you like. Drive past the wharf and aquarium (don't go in - there is nothing in it) and past the trailers selling awful sea food around the corner to the little park. There are seals all over the rocks. Walk out on the flat rocks but watch the tides. They come in and trap you out on the rocks with not way back if you aren't careful. If you want a taste of great crayfish from a trailer, drive a few kms north of town to Nin's Bin.
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