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“Lovely motel”
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Sails Motel
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Sails Motel
Ranked #11 of 20 Hotels in Kaikoura
Derby, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
35 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Lovely motel”
Reviewed February 12, 2008

This was a lovely motel, well tucked back from the road so nice and quiet but still almost on the beach front and a couple of doors down from the dolphin/albatross encounter building. We had one of the studio units and found it very good value for money. The owners were really helpful and provided a lift to and from the train station for us.

We found Kaikoura quite expensive to eat out except for the seafood barbecue towards the seal colony which the owners recommended to us. The food here was lovely and excellent value.

  • Liked — Peace and quiet, helpful owners
  • Disliked — Nothing
  • Stayed February 2008, traveled as a couple
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Traverse City, MI
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Reviewed April 6, 2007

The room was very comfortable and very beautifully decorated in a nautical theme. Deb and Ted were excellent hosts and very willing to accomodate us with information and additional items we may have needed for grilling our food. The room was right across from the ocean, and in addition, we were able to view the seals within a few feet and unexpectedly (and out of season) we were able to see a group of 5 Orka whales.

  • Liked — Everything
  • Stayed March 2007, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Sails Motel

Property: Sails Motel
Address: 134 Esplanade, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Kaikoura
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
#7 Romantic Hotel in Kaikoura
Number of rooms: 4
Also Known As:
Sails Hotel Kaikoura
Sails Motel Kaikoura

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