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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 9 January 2016

We stayed here for two nights with 2 kids. Room was comfy, warm and suited our needs. Owners were helpful and friendly. Parking was good, free wifi and a well equipped kitchen. Nice grounds and a little park for the kids.

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1Thank Iain F
Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 6 January 2016

The Apartment was not spacious. It was very cold though they had heaters . The offered breakfast at 10$ per head which we took but it was very basic just bread butter and jam . We would have been better of if we bought this in the supermarket. Overall not very impressive

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1Thank KrishThulps
Reviewed 24 December 2015 via mobile

The motel we booked lost our booking so found us this place - there was a reason it still had vacancies. Terrible motel - dirty carpet, cold and in bad need of complete overhaul. For $170 for a 2 bed unit stay somewhere else even if desperate. We would stay here again - would keep driving even if exhausted.

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1Thank 92kxk5
sg
Reviewed 23 December 2015

No frills motel with clean rooms, basic amenities and cooking facilities. 10 mins walk to New World supermarket to get your groceries. Good service and nice staff. They allowed us to check out later as our whale watch only ended at 10.30am. Thank you.

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Lille, France
Reviewed 10 November 2015 via mobile

The place is a bit old fashioned but quite big and it's perfectly fine for a one night stay with a group of friend, where everyone can have its own room. The staff was nice and let us check out a bit later.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 9 November 2015

We ended up having to stay in a motel last minute and this was only place available. Hotel is very outdated and musty smelling. Staff were pleasant. Was surprised to see sign saying a $50 penalty if kitchen not clean and dishes done!

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Thank Laura P
Whanganui, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 October 2015

Brilliantly furnished, homely with a touch of luxury. Wonderful hosts who are more than willing to ensure a hassle-free experience. Rates are extremely reasonable and would definitely stay again, hopefully for longer next time.

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1Thank bkeen-e95
Dunedin, New Zealand
Reviewed 27 September 2015

Stayed at this motel on a rather cold and dreary spring day. The host was super friendly. And told us not to get cold. Which we didn't. Three heaters and electric blankets on ALL beds. So we kept nice and warm. The motel is not flash and requires a little up grade/paint. But was definitely clean and comfortable. Other than...

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1Thank Vicky J
Orange, New South Wales, Australia
Reviewed 11 August 2015 via mobile

When we arrived we were greeted and shown to our rooms and we got a room with 2 seperate bedrooms for $135 which woyld have been ok except for the sink leaking in the bathroom, the heater being small and did not heat the room sufficiently and the hotplates which was confusing although admittedly we were assisted by reception to...

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Taupo, New Zealand
Reviewed 10 August 2015

Room was at the back of the motel. It was uncomfortably cold and rather smelly. We could not get it warm even though there were two ineffectual heaters. They had not been turned on and we had to do ourselves. No oven. WiFi was $5 for 1 hours so did not use it. Limited TV on free view. Radio/clock was...

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  • Free Parking
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Air Conditioning
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  • Public Wifi
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service

Additional Information about Willowbank Motel

Address: 183 Beach Road, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Kaikoura
Price Range: $81 - $198 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Willowbank Motel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 12
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 of 5 bubbles Margm50, 16 Jan 2016 | Read review
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 of 5 bubbles bkeen-e95, 30 Sep 2015 | Read review
“Nothing to support this motel.”
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