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Blue Seas Motel
Ranked #12 of 20 Hotels in Kaikoura
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Reviewed April 23, 2014 via mobile

Reasonable price great location and very clean. Hosts were welcoming and it was a great spot to break our long drive from Timaru up to Picton. Spacious layout with plenty of room for parking. Units well equipped and also quite well laid out.

Stayed: April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 15, 2014

At least when camping we can make a fire for warmth and the mattress isn't lumpy.
We are shocked by the positive reviews. Our experience was very poor. The bed was soft and lumpy. The portable space heater was no match for the bare concrete block walls on a cool autumn night. We had to get a second space heater to make the room temperature bearable. I can't imagine being there in winter. The amenities were so scarce there were no tissues or shampoo provided. Try someplace else.

Stayed: April 2014, traveled on business
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Reviewed March 20, 2014

Not only great views but also clean and tidy with great service from owners. We arrived late at night after ferry problems however nothing was too much problem. Beds were very comfortable and kitchen well equiped

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  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled with friends
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Reviewed March 15, 2014

This motel is in a great location on the beachfront. The view from the "patio" at the front of our unit was superb. Sea and snow capped mountains. We had a two bedroom unit which was clean and comfortable.
Each bedroom had a double and a single bed in it and were roomy. Basic kitchen and a small bathroom with a separate toilet, however you had to go through the bathroom to get to the toilet.
It is a fairly long walk into town (probably 20 minutes or so). Basic supermarket in the town, but if you want a bigger supermarket it is about a 10 minute drive.

Stayed: March 2014, traveled with friends
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Reviewed March 10, 2014

stayed here for 4 nights with our grandsons after being let down at the sierra beachfront motel which booked us for the wrong dates and were fully booked when we arrived. they did us a great favour though as the blue seas was far superior to the sierra beachfront and the owners, geoff and his wife were marvellous. they couldnt do enough for us. we had a memorable stay and would definately book again

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed March 3, 2014

Room 14 is the pick; ocean front with spa bath. Kitchen was adequate with all requirements. We were here during some very stormy weather so spent a lot of time in the room; comfortable, warm and spacious although the TV channel selection was sparse so spent a lot of time reading and enjoying the views and spa bath. Pity the bath does not also come with views! A family run, spotlessly clean establishment, thoroughly recommended.

Stayed: March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 26, 2014

For a family of three persons we got a very nice unit, lot's of space, comfortable beds, modern bathroom. The owners were very helpful and kind. Settings and surroundings beautiful and peaceful. Not far away from restaurants and center.

  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Blue Seas Motel

Address: 222 Esplanade, Kaikoura, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Kaikoura
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Wheelchair access
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Ranked #12 of 20 Hotels in Kaikoura
Price Range: $92 - $135 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Blue Seas Motel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 13
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