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Room & Suite (3)
Traveler (6)
Room & Suite (3)
  • Excellent18%
  • Very good41%
  • Average28%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible3%
  • Aug 12, 2016
    “Working but basic and in need of refurbishment ”
  • May 8, 2016
    “Beach views”
124 Esplanade, Kaikoura 7300 New Zealand See on map
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Non-Smoking Hotel
Family Rooms
3 Star accommodation
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Water front Motel with spectacular sea and mountain views. 9 Units ranging from studios to apartments all on ground level. Beach across road, children’s playground on site. Close to Dolphin Encounter and 2 More licensed restaurants, close to township 6 minutes walk (1km). Ample off street parking. Quiet and clean with friendly atmosphere. Able to help organise Whale Watch etc. Less
Hotel class
Hotel Amenities
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Laundry Service
Non-Smoking Hotel
Refrigerator in room
Room types
Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Hotel class
Room types
Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Number of rooms
Price range
$83 - $141 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Kaikoura
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A nice sea front location and everything worked but it is a bit old and tatty. The bathroom is painted breeze block, the door has wonky Venetian blinds, the saggy mattress had us sleeping together in the centre of bed.

There are probably better places to stay in Kaikoura.
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Stayed here before and always get the 1 bedroom Seaview apartment , it's right at the front and great view of the ocean. Very spacious ,well equipped and comfy bed . The wifi is very slow and keeps dropping out . My brother stayed in a studio room and it was old and crampy .,thos
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What should I say....good things first:
Location and friendlyness of the staff is amazing! Just a stonethrow away from the ocean and a few minutes walk to the town centre.
Manager Ron was superfriendly and comforting when checking in but when I wanted to check out the next mornin
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10mins walk from the main shopping strip in Kaikoura. Opposite the water, surrounded by beautiful scenery. Very close to Encounter Kaikoura (we did the Dolphin Encounter, FAB!)

Nice, simple motel. Basic room with a pretty good fridge.
Some SKY channels, but not all.
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We stayed here for two nights. We have to say the staff was so friendly and accommodating! Our room was comfortable and clean and had everything we needed! The location is excellent, right across the street from the beautiful ocean. For the great price, we highly recommend!
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Room #5
The view from our room
The stunning view that I got to wake up to.
"Choose unit ten ,right on the front ,spacious beautiful view"
"There are two rooms on the seafront. I think mine was number 10?"
"the studio's are perfect if you just need a bed for the night, smaller but perfectly cosy and comfy"
"If it's free, ask for the beachfront apartment. There is nothing like waking up to that view of the Pacific with the snowcapped Kaikoura ranges coming round from the left. Stunning!"
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