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Heritage Court Motor Lodge
Ranked #13 of 20 Hotels in Kaikoura
Reading, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Too much traffic noise”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 11, 2014

The unit was well presented and equipped and suitably comfortable for our needs. Our only gripe was the proximity to the road (State Highway 1) and railway line. It is also not as easy to get to the beach as suggested and is also a very long walk from town. We knew of its position in advance as it is made this clear on their website, but we failed to appreciate how many heavy lorries (and a few trains) would pass by during the night. If you're a good sleeper, then this is a good place to stay, but if you are a light sleeper like us, then you won't get much sleep at all.

Room Tip: Ask for a room furthest from the road.
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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24 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 31, 2014

We loved the managers, very friendly and welcoming, loved the view of the mountains, loved the kids play area. The rooms were a little small but the facilities top notch. the grounds are lovely but it is a little way from the main part of Kaikoura. It is on the highway however noise wasn't an issue.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Hokitika
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18 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 29, 2014

The motel was OK but the plug socket in the bedroom had seen better days and did not work so therefore the bedside lights did not. Cleaning in detail needed attention especially around the skirting boards! Helpful and pleasant staff.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Wellington, New Zealand
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2014

Couldn't ask for more for the price. Friendly, helpful staff and clean well presented accommodation. A quite beautiful view of the mountains from the back windows and deck. Close enough to town to be convenient but just far enough to enjoy the serenity of the surroundings.

Room Tip: Pay the extra $10 or so for the mountain views.
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Kurow, New Zealand
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2014

The motel was indeed very clean and everything you needed was there. Plenty of towels for the three of us and I found the manager very nice and helpful. We only stayed 2 nights but would certainly stay there again when going back to Kaikoura.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Inverurie, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2013

We were looking for a clean and inexpensive motel in Kaikoura but could
not find one when we asked at the I-site building. we drove along the road going out of town and found a perfect one in the Colonial Motel. the
motel had changed hands a short time before and was having an upgrade but it was very clean and much cheaper than we expected. The
lady in charge was very nice and helpfull. Would reccommend it .

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Christchurch, New Zealand
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 3, 2013

This motel was very very good and the managers were excellent and most accomodating .
i was , at first a littel concerned as the other reviews certainly did not read well at all , so i rang the motel before arriving --letting them know of my concerns !!
they indicated to me that the reviews were posted on the previous managers and they , themselves had only been there for a month as managers .
they could not do anything about those bad reviews as it was posted on the web page . they reassured me that the motel is not like the reviews and we will be happy there .

this motel was very very good -- very affordable and the motel was very clean -- the bed and mattress was excellent -- the shower was absolutely also very good .
management were very very professional and pleasant .--- nothing was a problem at all .
we will be back there to stay for sure .
many many thanks
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Additional Information about Heritage Court Motor Lodge

Property: Heritage Court Motor Lodge
Address: 205 Beach Road, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand (Formerly Colonial Court Motel)
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Kaikoura
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Room Service Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #13 of 20 Hotels in Kaikoura
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Heritage Court Motor Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
All our units are on the ground floor and set in very sunny, spacious surroundings with spectacular mountain views. We are only minutes from Whale Watching, Dolphin and Seal Swimming, a great Surf Casting beach. ... more   less 
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