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Reviewed 15 October 2015 via mobile

The staff were very friendly and accommodating and went out of their way to ensure we enjoyed our stay. I would recommend the SeaView for accomodation that is clean and facilities that are of a good standard. Good location, about a 15minute stroll into town. Managers will pick up and drop off at the train station if requested and this...

Thank Gregory S
Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 3 October 2015

4 of us stayed here for one night in a 2 bedrooms with a living room and kitchen. Both Gordon and Donna were very friendly. The room view was excellent - can view the ocean, tress and mountains. The room was clean and the place was near to the centre of Kaikoura and the whale watching centre (drive abt 5...

Thank suelingpoh
Reviewed 3 September 2015 via mobile

I have taken a while to do the review, as I wanted to give the accommodation proper thought. In the most part the accommodation was clean, but on a closer look it was apparent that aspects were grubby and some bits dusty. A mention though that this was a one night stopover. And the owners kindly waited for us to...

Thank Joanne D
Wellington NZ
Reviewed 14 August 2015 via mobile

Welcomed by very pleasant owners. Shown to unit and milk provided for coffee etc. The units are quite old but they are totally adequate and very clean. It was very cold weather when we arrived and the small electric fan heater struggled to heat the room. Electric blankets on bed helped a lot.

Thank GerryWellingtonNZ
Reviewed 1 August 2015 via mobile

Stayed here for one night as we were going whale watching. Gordon and Donna were friendly and informative hosts and we were extremely lucky to be upgraded to room 1, which had a breathtaking view of the ocean and the mountains. It was clean and had everything we needed. It's only a 5 minute walk into the centre of Kaikoura...

Thank ColinSchnauzer
Nelson, Nelson, New Zealand
Reviewed 18 June 2015

My family and I only stayed for one night and the view from the front window was superb and so handy just to walk across the road and enjoy the whole vista. The road outside was not particularly busy and it was an easy 15 mintue stroll into town and no shortage of places to eat. The main bedroom was...

Thank Katherine C
Hamilton, New Zealand
Reviewed 9 June 2015

What a way to end our holiday - after 10 days travelling around, one night in Kaikoura was fantastic, location location location and great friendly owners, fantastic set up - big enough for us and three kids, nice and warm and just right of what we needed.

Thank NickiRaffs
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 31 May 2015

Warm welcome on arrival, answered all our questions and recommended the best place to view the seals Lovely clean, comfortable and pleasant room . Great view from the window of the ocean & bay. Great location.

Thank Sharon D
Gold Coast, Australia
Reviewed 23 May 2015 via mobile

Loved this motel. Brought back memories of the motels we stayed in as kids. I had the best nights sleep here must have been the sound of the waves and sea air. Comfy cosy bed. Only negative was the water pressure in the shower. Great value for the price.

Thank didee08
Yeppoon, Australia
Reviewed 20 May 2015

Comfortable double and a single bed. Has small kitchen with frying pan, microwave, fridge and basic cutlery. Friendly and helpful check in with information on nearby seal colony and bluff walks. This is the closest you will get to any seal colony in NZ. The babies will even come up to you. Back to the motel. It consisted of 2...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
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  • Beachfront
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
  • Free Parking
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  • Shuttle Bus Service
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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Address: 164 Esplanade, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Kaikoura
Price Range: $85 - $153 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Seaview Motel 3*
Number of rooms: 9
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“We had the top floor room, the view was amazing.”
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