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Lobster Inn Motor Lodge

06/04/2017 06/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed March 19, 2017

We only stayed here for a night as we had planned to go whale watching. The weather was inclement so we did not get to go. The room were standard and not too large. The staff here were helpful. Most places were only a 5-10 minute drive from where we stayed.

Thank Richard W
Windsor, Canada
Reviewed February 19, 2017

This is about the restaurant itself not the motel, should be separate reviews. First and foremost Kate, James and the other staff are excellent!!!! Food is top notch!! Highly recommend the steak dinner! Very friendly atmosphere, clean and a great way to meet locals. Thanks again Kate & James!!!! Bob & Beth

Thank Beth H
Amberley, New Zealand
Reviewed January 16, 2017

Booked online with no problems. Greeted personally at reception. Lovely fresh studio room with good amenities. Great bed and pillows. Quiet location, although other rooms may not be as they are closer to the bar & road. Will stay again.

Thank Arawata_NZ
Reviewed January 10, 2017 via mobile

Husband & I stayed here for 2 nights as we had booked on the Whale Watching tour. Staff very friendly & although the room was very clean it was very dated. Felt the cupboards needed a face lift. We had tea & coffee facilities plus kettle, microwave etc, but there was no sink for us to wash our dishes, so...

Thank Carol U
Lobsterinn, Manager at Lobster Inn Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Studio units are advertised with having no kitchens - simple tea/coffee and breakfast making facilities. Delux studios are larger rooms with kitchen facilities and more suited to multiple night stays unless you are happy with basics. Rooms have been refurbished over 2015 and 2016, some cupboard doors were marked during the earthquake due to items crashing onto them and are...

Katikati, New Zealand
Reviewed October 13, 2016

We paid more here than the middle of Christchurch. Rooms were small, clearly for the Asian market. Too close to the pub and quite noisy. I wouldn't bother to book here again. Very, very average.....blah.

Thank RoxanneBusan
New Zealand
Reviewed October 8, 2016

We stopped here for a stop over between Picton and Invercargill. The Lobster Inn is clean and comfortable. It's good for an overnight however I would have prefer net curtains on the ranch sliders as I felt it lacked privacy.

Thank Geepnz
Invercargill, New Zealand
Reviewed August 10, 2016

Very good facility located on main road between Christchurch and Picton. Has its own restaurant and bar, with Pokies and a TAB. Meals very good, large in quantity. Well priced and appears also to be popular with locals and travellers. A great place for a group of friends to stay. Has cheaper accommodation at the back of the motels by...

Thank Darryl H
Hastings, New Zealand
Reviewed August 3, 2016

A very clean and comfortable motel.Was very tied from a previous experience and certainly caught up with a good 8 hours in this very nice unit. Having said that the TV station options available were only 4 with a very matter of fact note on not to play with the remote. Little wonder in this days expectation. Clients not to...

Thank Alexander S
Reviewed April 27, 2016 via mobile

Such a friendly local establishment! The room was clean and tidy, the restaurant attached was fun and upbeat offering a great pizza deal. Would stay again. The woman in the front office really went above and beyond - thank you. ☺

Thank Bridget C
Reefton, New Zealand
Reviewed April 25, 2016

We had such a great time here. Such value for money. We arrived early so had lunch at the Hotel and meet the lovely Kate behind the bar. Walked to town then came back for dinner. The atmosphere is awesome and Kate is a star. The motel was quiet, cosy and very clean. What more could you want. We'll be...

Thank LanternCourt
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  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Food & drink at the hotel
Lobster Inn Motor Lodge
Lobster Inn Motor Lodge
Cuisines: Bar, Seafood, Pub, New Zealand
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Room Service
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Conference Facilities
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Studio rooms with tea/coffee and breakfast making facilities to delux studios and family units with kitchen facilites. Delux poolside units have own balconies and look over leisure area and out to Kaikoura Mountain ranges. Ample free car parking and boat parks available. Guest Laundry. Free internet,Zenbu wireless . Holiday park off Hawthorne Road access offers quality sites all with power and water. Fish filleting area, waste station and ample parking. On site Restaurant and Sports Bar offering full TAB and Gaming Lounge. Your one stop solution for your travelling requirements. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Lobster Inn Motor Lodge

Address: 115 Beach Road, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Kaikoura
Price Range: $94 - $133 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Lobster Inn Motor Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 24
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“Don't bother.”
RoxanneBusan, Oct 13, 2016 | Read review
“Rooms behind restaurant and bar help deaden the traffic noise of the main road”
640darrylh, Aug 10, 2016 | Read review
“all rooms are fine it is a modern motel with restaurant and bar next door.”
Davidb365121, Mar 2, 2016 | Read review
“best thing about the hotel - convenient.”
PlanItPlanet, Jan 31, 2016 | Read review
“This room was great and area very quiet”
449trishg, Sep 12, 2015 | Read review
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