We stayed for 2 nights in a 2 bedroom unit, mainly as somewhere to stay so we could go on a whale watch tour. All units are self-contained. Nothing fancy, but adequate. The first night we were there was quite cold for April, so at least there was a heater in the main room, plus spare blankets for the kids. Electric blankets were provided but we did not use them. Kitchen was small and the only power switches (for toaster, kettle) were all located near the microwave. The place is a bit away from the centre of town which can be seen as good or bad, but not more than 5 mins drive. Supermarket short drive away too. It seems the place has not been reviewed for a while, and there could be a change of ownership since the previous reviews. The guys at the front desk were fine. The dairy at the front of the motel appeared closed most of the time, but could be opened on request according to the sign on the door. There does not seem to be much of a playground at the motel anymore - just a swing and rusty old see-saw. However, there is a public playground down the road about 2 houses away.
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- Willowbank Hotel Kaikoura