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Greymouth, New Zealand
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132 reviews
75 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2016

Beachcomber Motel is an older motel. They offer under cover parking for cars or off street parking. The units are in need of a major refurbish being of 1970's style. The mirror is behind you when at the hands basin, the door locks by key from both inside and out. A small balcony for each room with table and chairs.... More 

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Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
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53 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

This motel is close to all the wonders people love about the area - whales, seals, dolphins, walking and your pets are welcome too. Free parking and there is under-cover parking as well. Supermarket nearby and I have been advised that bit by bit the owner will be doing a make-over. I go on holiday to get to know the... More 

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South Island, New Zealand
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218 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Time for the Bull Dozer Folks. Dirty, Old and uncomfortable. I'm not sure what I can say about this place. Kaikoura is a lovely place but this really lets the side down. There are much better motels in Kaikoura at a similar price.


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14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Very, very tired motel. Such a pity. Comfortable bed but interior shocking so sad to see. Motel on the market so no money is being spent on interior. Unfortunately we paid for what we got. Would not stay there again.

Thank nannie48
Sydney, Australia
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130 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Let's do the time warp again. The motel is in dire need of a makeover. Looks like nothing has happened to it since the sixties. Free parking. Handy location near new world supermarket. Would benefit from free wifi.

Thank Wayneaa
Copenhagen, Denmark
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82 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

This place is very run down. Dirty with dog hair on the carpet, old toilet / shower and in general just felt unclean and run down. Would not stay there again. There was a for sale sign at the front and it seemed like the owner had given up.

1 Thank jonashomaa
new zealand
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11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

I found Richard [ the host ] to be charming with his honesty and pleasant mannerism. I appreciated how he warmly welcomed us and our dog, which by the way is a Rottweiler. This place is dog friendly which I believe a lot of people didn't know. I also appreciated how he left us alone for the whole two days... More 

3 Thank minniepearl10
Vatican City, Italy
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

was good place is cheap .. kinda like entering the twilight zone. tis a roof over the head and is what it says to be. dont expect too much if ur rich and snooty. was pleased to see a pleasant older man and a younger chirpy woman cutting back hedges and painting the walls. very friendly. would recommend.

Thank rileyroger3
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73 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013 via mobile

The room is old and needs some maintenance. No insect screens meant the room had many flies inside when we arrived. Outside light didn't work. Heating was only a small fan heater, which was inadequate for a night when snow fell on the outside hills! Also, the internet advertised wasn't working. However, the bed was clean and comfy and the... More 

1 Thank Mrs_Mc_AU
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57 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013 via mobile

We booked online and purely on price. It was our last stop before heading to the ferry at Picton. It was like stepping back in time, as the room seemed untouched since the 60's, but it was what I expected, A hotel room in Kaikoura for the price I wanted to pay. It had everything an expensive hotel had just... More 

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About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Laundry Service

Additional Information about Beachcomber Motel

Address: 169 Beach Road, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Kaikoura
Shuttle Bus service
Price Range: $67 - $91 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Beachcomber Motel 3*
Number of rooms: 4
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