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Willowbank Motel

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Ashburton, New Zealand
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92 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I stayed here with a group, for two nights. The book in process, is smooth. My room was clean, with a good kitchen area. The bathroom, had a cantilever basin top, with a huge crack, in the sink, which had been repaired. The remainder of the bathroom was of a good standard. I noticed that some parts of the room... More 

Thank 62Peter1952
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22 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2016 via mobile

we arrived around 8pm and have no problem checking in. after checking in, we found out that the tv in the room wasn't working and contacted the receptionist. we are allowed to switch to another room provided if we haven't messed up any settings from the previous room. (because they don't have many cleaners during winter season). overall, the room... More 

1 Thank Tiffany L
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9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2016 via mobile

Had a great night at Willowbank. Greeted by a lovely and very helpful member of staff who showed us to our unit. Was very clean and had amazing facilities. Fully kitted out Kitchenette so that enabled us to eat in for the night. Local shop short drive away to get any necessities. Two heaters and electric blanket so a very... More 

1 Thank Laura B
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 3, 2016

Stayed here for one night on a weekend trip away. The host Alice was very friendly and helpful. The studio unit was extremely tidy, cosy and quiet. It is self contained and had everything you needed. Bed was comfy and shower was great. Thanks for making our weekend a good one. Would highly recommend and will stay again.

1 Thank Duncan A
Queenstown, New Zealand
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14 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 16, 2016

Situated on the north side of town which was ideal for the travel onto Wellington the next morning. Very very clean and tidy, a true compliment to the staff as well as the friendly check in and the big wave and smile on departure in the morning

1 Thank fiona w
Christchurch, New Zealand
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64 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2016

Friendly owner/managers who were courteous. Didn't take too kindly to the neighbour's dog barking early in the morning and waking us up. Adequate for our purposes. The best part was the heavily discounted charges. Not sure of the legality of sign in the kitchenette?!!

2 Thank Southlandrover
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 26, 2016 via mobile

Not much was available in Kaikoura over Easter weekend for a late booking. This motel is an easy, flat walk to the main part of town. Takes about 15 minutes. I found it to be very clean, tidy and comfortable. It was fully booked with families, couples and a group. I don't think you could ask for more for the... More 

1 Thank Duncan W
Raumati Beach, New Zealand
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28 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 25, 2016 via mobile

On the main road out north so a car is useful if you don't want to walk into the town centre. We had a large unit out the back and all was clean and tidy. Nothing flash but good basic accommodation. Staff were helpful. Laundry facilities which is useful after a long road trip. Would use again.

Thank Horst G
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2016

We stayed here in late November 2015, whilst on a 37 day tour of NZ. It is a long way out of town, if walking in for supper. We found the accomodation to be very average, with mixed furniture (chairs/table not matching), cracked basin in bathroom and negative notices everywhere. Manageress was quite off hand, and when we complained about... More 

Thank BerkshireTravelHog
Wellington, New Zealand
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17 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2016

Motel is lower end of the scale. It was a cheap 2 bedroom unit, which suited the 3 of us travelling. A tired motel but did what we want. Very friendly staff. Easy off street parking. I have never seen before a penalty for not washing dishes and cleaning up kitchenette area. Good for a 1 night stay though you... More 

1 Thank Margm50
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  • Free Parking
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Public Wifi
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service

Additional Information about Willowbank Motel

Address: 183 Beach Road, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Kaikoura
Price Range: $65 - $116 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Willowbank Motel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 12
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