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“Great, super clean stay right along the ocean!”
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Seaview Motel
Ranked #16 of 32 Kaikoura B&B and Inns
Reviewed July 16, 2013 via mobile

We rolled into town in our big blue campervan during the worst storm in 20 years. Roger and Trish were more than accommodating to make sure we were comfortable. They even gave us candles when the power went out. The rooms were spotless and after a few days the weather cleared and the views of the ocean right across the road are incredible! We tried to stop by and stay here again but they didn't have any vacancies! Despite other super old, bad reviews I think that since Roger and Trish have been running the show they have really improved the place! Go for it! Cheers to them from Jackson and Timo!

  • Stayed: June 2013
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Reviewed June 21, 2013

we had a great stay, in 2 different rooms. 1st room had a sun room and great views of the beach. the room was very clean and comfortable. we thought we had the best , until we went to the upstairs room, which has panoramic views. . the hosts Roger and Trish were great and made us feel more than welcome.we will stay there everytime we get a chance . great holiday thanks to sea view and its hosts

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Fox M
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KaikouraSeaviews, General Manager at Seaview Motel, responded to this reviewResponded June 23, 2013

Thanks for your complimentary review,we try to treat all guests as family,endeavour to ensure we point out the best things and places to visit and see,the best places to dine and that all guests have a memorable and enjoyable stay with us.We thankyou both for choosing us to stay with and look forward to seeing you both again.Model guests and lovely people,even being Aussies.
Regards your new family Roger & Trish....THE CREW at THE SEAVIEW..

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Reviewed June 13, 2013

I thought this was a marvelous place--old, but nicely renovated, spotlessly clean, and everything worked as it was meant to even if it looked a bit out-dated. The view of the coastline was worth the cost of the room. Roger and Trish are wonderful people who desire to make your stay in Kaikoura the best ever. I highly recommend reading the guide book they've created from cover to cover. Not only is it helpful, it's also laugh-out-loud funny. I enjoyed my stay and would return without hesitation.

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  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled solo
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Thank Cynthia N
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KaikouraSeaviews, Manager at Seaview Motel, responded to this reviewResponded July 26, 2013

Thankyou,a pleasure to have had you stay here with us..We hoped you enjoyed your school reunion in Blenheim,and had a safe journey back to the states..We hope you enjoyed Kaikoura,and perhaps you may get back this way soon,Thanks for staying with us at THE SEAVIEW,and we welcome you back anytime,Roger & Trish

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Reviewed May 16, 2013

Our ocean view motel was so clean that my girlfriend and I were very impressed. It was comfortable and looked newly decorated, with a very tidy and spacious bathroom, plus the decor made it feel homely. We loved waking up to the beautiful view. It would have been nice to have a certain amount of WiFi MB free with the room.
My only complaint was that some other Guests very inconsiderate and were noisy during the night, making it a long night, even though the bed was very comfy.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank Toni W
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KaikouraSeaviews, Manager at Seaview Motel, responded to this reviewResponded May 18, 2013

Thankyou for staying with us,cleanliness is the top of our priority list,so thankyou for that.The noisy guests you speak of were warned,and although they were booked for extra night,were asked to leave in the morning,so sorry about that.If you wish to return some time,I will give you a unit at half price as goodwill,Cheers Roger & Trish

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Reviewed March 12, 2013

If location is important, I think it is better to chose your accommodation closer to the city centre. The motel is about 1km away from the main bus stop so it was a long walk to get there. The service was good and the owner gave us a lift to the bus stop the next day. Rooms are basic but clean and tidy.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 3, 2013

I stayed for two nights and found the room to be comfortable, spacious and the bathroom was obviously very new. The kitchen was older but very clean and well equipped. I was blessed with a hot stay and could't quite walk to the centre of the town in 10 minutes but it would't have been much more. I had a car and the train station might be closer to 20 minutes walk if you have luggage but it's a pleasant walk along the coast! All in all I wouldn't hesitate to return myself.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with family
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Thank Paul C
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KaikouraSeaviews, Manager at Seaview Motel, responded to this reviewResponded March 13, 2013

The views are great thanks for that.That is what people come here for.

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Reviewed January 3, 2013

Stayed for two nights in the front 2 bedroom unit. Motel is well located with less than 5 min drive to town or to the seal colony.
Room was comfortable and clean. Well priced for the peak time we stayed.
My only complaint is that the wifi should be free and the Sky TV channels should be more on offer.
From the road the motel looks old but inside was clean and recently refurbished.

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  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Seaview Motel

Address: 164 Esplanade, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Kaikoura
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #16 of 32 B&Bs / Inns in Kaikoura
Price Range: $75 - $111 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Seaview Motel 3*
Number of rooms: 9
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 
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