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Sierra Beachfront Motel

160 Esplanade, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Not flash but spotlessly clean and a comfy bed. Our room had a lovely wee view of the sunrise over the sea. The free wifi was a plus. The kitchen is basic (microwave, kettle) with cheerful and plentiful crockery etc. Easy drive to a selection of takeaways.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Units were very clean and a good size for a family. The one we were in was a little scruffy but ok for a night or two. Lovely location to go across the road and watch the sun rise in the morning. Nice bar at the end of the road. Friendly staff.

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Thank Judith S
Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we thought this was a good location because it was across from the beach and close to the restaurants and boat rides. the hotel was homey and clean. it was a little rundown in places like the carpet and flooring, but the price was unbeatable, so it made up for it. the wifi was free and there was a full... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016

This motel was located probably half way between the shops and the end of the road where you can start the Kaikoura Peninsula walk. The beach is opposite. We had two units booked with a double and single in each one. One was slightly different to the other eg. one had fridge/freezer. Both were very clean with nice crisp linen... More 

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Thank jaybe
Wanaka, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2016 via mobile

We were passing through Kaikoura for a night, and chose to stay at this hotel. The living / bed area had a modernised decor, and provided more than adequate space. The bathroom was dated but serviceable. Furthermore the plumbing fixtures on the vanity were an issue; the cold tap wasn't fixed in its place, and the hot tap was hard... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2016 via mobile

I felt that we were made welcome on arrival, and were were shown to our room personally. Unfortunately, it did smell a little musty but either we got used to it or the place aired. It was a bit difficult to cook in the room but in the end we went out for fish and chips. However, it is quite... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2016

I pushed my bags from the coach stop to the motel but had to carry them up the drive because of thick gravel. All rooms have panorama glass frontages with ceiling to floor net curtains. One's privacy may not be jeopardised but one remains uncomfortable as the only place to be fully out of view is in the wet room... More 

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Methven, null, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2016

Booked through booking.com never used before but was quick and easy. I had thought that I'd paid for room before arrival but not so. Was a good room for myself and my Grandson. It was a very hot 2 days felt we could have been offered a fan.

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Thank Shirley F
Tauranga, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2016

Booked through Trivago and Expedia. Did not look at any other accommodation in Kaikoura as this was the most recommended in town. Room was of a good size and we had everything we needed for a one night stay. Host was lovely and was very welcoming. We all slept well and were ready to continue our travels the next day.

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Thank phil771
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

We stayed at this motel for two days and were very unimpressed. The accommodation is too small for any reasonable comfort, with minimal storage space, breeze block walls painted brown and a minuscule toilet sink as the only washing facility. We would not recommend this property.

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
13 Quiet ground floor studio and 2 large 2 bedroom units ,2 Access units. Photo is of the Newer Studio units we have 6 older units which are clean and comfortable. The other 7 units are approx 8 years old . We are along the Esplanade through the main town centre .away from the busy highway. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Sierra Beachfront Motel

Address: 160 Esplanade, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Kaikoura
Price Range: $66 - $100 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Sierra Beachfront Motel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 13
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#7 On the Beach Hotel in Kaikoura
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