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Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

lovely people but place needs a reno,the rooms look better than the outside appearance,our room was tucked in behind the others no view whatsoever,a disappointment to me as love water views,no parking outside unit had to park down back,also room layout was a bit crazy the bed was in the kitchen area,apart from all this it was cosy and warm,ok... More 

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Moscow, Idaho
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2016 via mobile

We stayed for one night . Pros. - big and nice bed , basic kitchen facilities , clean , TV with a 24/7 movie channel Cons. - bathroom is quite old and cold, old windows If the price was 100 I would give it 5 stars , but for 120 it is a bit overpriced , so 4 stars.

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Sahuarita, Arizona
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35 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2016

Great location IF you book an "ocean view" room. We were 2 couples so we booked 2 bedroom / 1 bathroom unit #17. The glass enclosed sunroom was a big addition that made this unit work well for us. No real cook top or oven. We had originally requested the upper floor apartment but it was under construction (remodel) when... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2016 via mobile

It's an old school motel, it's not boutique accommodation but it's clean and comfortable. The couple who run it are friendly and always available to help. They gave me a lift to my whale watching tour and to my coach when I was leaving. The website tells you which rooms have sea views. Mine didn't, but I could hear the... More 

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2016 via mobile

We have stayed in many motels in NZ in last three weeks and have been pleased with standards and ratings. However we have given Sea-view a 'three rating' as we feel this is a fair rating for this motel. Some reviews have left a 'five' and said how wonderful the motel is. This raised our expectations. If we thought we'd... More 

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Tadworth, United Kingdom
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39 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2016

Stayed here overnight and found it to be clean, comfortable and very friendly staff. The 2 bedrooms and lounge area were great. The airconditioning worked very well as it was really hot when we arrived. Close to all activities.

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2016 via mobile

Their website and the TripAdvisor blurb hypes it up beyond actuality. The room was old, very basic and short on style. The bed was comfy as were the pillows. It was cold when we were there. No electric blankets meant we had to sleep with the heater on. It definitely suited our need for an overnight bed on the way... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2016

We stayed in a small unit , which we found very clean and comfy. We stayed just one night and this was perfect, for our needs. Although this is one of the older motels we found the beds were amazing and so comfy and warm, It was lovely to be able to hear the sea. I would recommend this place... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016 via mobile

A quiet, calm oasis. Perfectly situated a nice distance from town and activities. Fabulous views and the shush of water rippling against the shore to lull you to sleep. Owners were lovely, low key and helpful. A wonderful sense of humor but not in the least intrusive. Accommodation was clean, beds wonderfully comfortable and well furnished for self catering. Highly... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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60 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

We stayed here for two nights and until a car was parked across the front of our unit, the view was beautiful. It is public parking though so there is nothing can be done about it and it was only for one of the nights. The 2 bedroom unit was spacious and, other than there being no lock on the... More 

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Amenities

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  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
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  • Kitchenette
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
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  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Paid Wifi
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  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Seaview Motel ...If you want an enjoyable and memorable experience,thenthis is the place to stay.Sitated on the seafront only metres to the seashore on the Kaikoura Esplanade.With uninterrupted views of mountains and seaviews from 4 of our prime units,easy walking distance to shopping centre,bars & restaurants & Summer swimming pool.Your hosts Gordon & Donna,provide spotless and tidy accommodation,bookings for the many local activities(Whalewatching/Dolphin Encounters/Golf/Seal Encounters/Hiking Trails/Fishing Charters/you name it,we'll book it for you...Summer guest BBQ area,bring along your BBQ food and refreshments,...Or simply kick back in your unit or on the beach,and listen to the sound of the sea lapping away,and enjoy your glass of wine and just RELAX....We look forward to seeing you soon... ... more   less 

Additional Information about Seaview Motel

Address: 164 Esplanade, Kaikoura 8115, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Kaikoura
Price Range: $63 - $93 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Seaview Motel 3*
Number of rooms: 9
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