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“Spacious, clean, comfortable!” 4 of 5 stars
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Aspen Court Motel Kaikoura
4.5 of 5 Motel   |   154 Beach Road | PO Box 181, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand   |  
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Ranked #3 of 20 Hotels in Kaikoura
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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8 hotel reviews
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“Spacious, clean, comfortable!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

We stayed one night in the two bedroom unit. The hosts were really sweet. We had booked the dolphin swim the next day and were going to return after check out. They gave a room to take a quick shower after our dolphin swim. They also gave us towels to take for the swim.

The room itself is very comfortable. Both rooms (of the two bedroom units) were en-suite (which was great cause we didn't find that elsewhere within our budget in NZ). We didn't quite figure out the fancy spa/shower mainly cause we were too tired to do so.

It is not in the town center but very easily accessible by car. Not sure how long it would take it one had to walk it, but it took us barely a few minutes by car.

There was free wifi (I think it was upto 300 mb) which was fine with us because all we needed to do was check our bookings.

Everyone had spoken about the train sounds, but I didn't hear it at all. And I don't think anyone from my family heard it either.

Overall, lovely stay and very warm hosts.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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113 reviews 113 reviews
40 hotel reviews
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60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

Lovely motel. Exceptionally well looked after - the rooms and the public areas & grounds. Hosts were very welcoming, friendly and helpful. Really enjoyed our stay here and would certainly return again in future if lucky enough to go to NZ again.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

We loved the room, especially the bathroom, extremely clean, comfy bed, own little balcony area, the location right beside a little shopping village and large supermarket. Late check-in was easily accomplished. Nice little lounge area in reception area with TV and coffee. Kaikoura is a must visit place! Best to stay if you have your own car as it is not right in the centre of town. You get used to the train line noise very quickly

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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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AspenCourtKK, Manager at Aspen Court Motel Kaikoura, responded to this review, January 9, 2014
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Singapore, Singapore
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36 reviews 36 reviews
17 hotel reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

Stayed 1 night in an executive studio. Hotel looks new and modern. Room was clean and new too. Bed is very comfortable. Aircon and TV were all in good working conditions. Reception was friendly. Very satisfied overall.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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AspenCourtKK, Manager at Aspen Court Motel Kaikoura, responded to this review, January 7, 2014
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New Delhi, India
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11 hotel reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

We stayed here for only a night last December but it was great, we were really tired after driving first from rotorua to auckland then flight to christchurch and then drive to kaikoura but hotel was worth it. Kaikoura is a very relaxing place and the hotel adds to it. The welcome was great. There was free wifi. Rooms are spacious and open up either ways into the driveway and inside the hotel. The kitchen is small but clean. The bathroom great. Not much to do in town for night but stay was good plus the hotel helped us to book the whale cruise well in advance.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Singapore
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305 reviews 305 reviews
95 hotel reviews
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157 helpful votes 157 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013 via mobile

Yes, the managers are quite proud about the spaceship shower capsules in the rooms. There are special instructions, your require training to handle the 10 buttons and switches with water and steam coming from all different directions in different intensities. No, you don't come for this (even though for some it is a new experience). This little motel stands out for the extremely welcoming and warm managers, their obsession about cleanliness, hygiene, and order (just look at how the kitchen utensils are disposed in the drawers). We enjoyed how well everything worked and, if back in the area for some more wale watching (5 min drive) we would clearly come back. Well done.

Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
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San Diego, California
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

We only stayed here 1 night but were happy with our stay

Pros
People were nice
Room was spacious
Bathroom was nice
Was a nice value
It was a quiet place to relax

Cons
A few miles from downtown
Carpet was old and a little dirty

We would stay here again

Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Aspen Court Motel Kaikoura

Address: 154 Beach Road | PO Box 181, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Kaikoura
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Family Hotel in Kaikoura
#3 Romantic Hotel in Kaikoura
#3 Luxury Hotel in Kaikoura
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Aspen Court Motel Kaikoura 4.5*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Aspen Court Motel prides ourselves on Comfort and Cleanliness. Our commitment to hygiene has set a new high standard in the industry with our 5 star Hygiene Certificate. All rooms have Super King size beds. We offer FREE internet access. ... more   less 
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