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Clearwater Motel

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Twello, The Netherlands
Reviewed 10 February 2017

This motel had a sign on the road: 75 $ for a double room with beachview. We decide to book this room immediatly. Its a bit old fashioned, but the owners gave a good service. This motel with an excellent beach view is much cheaper than different other ones on the same boulevard. We had a nice stay for one...

Thank Egbert1947
Mumbai (Bombay), India
Reviewed 10 February 2016

me and my husband were visiting kaikoura as our first destination while on our trip to the south island...its one of the most beautiful places where you enjoy the different moods of the sea....so many varied colours of water depending on the weather! we were staying at clear water motels for 2 nights. Bob and Terry....the owners with their son...

Thank tejalhitesh
Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 29 December 2015 via mobile

My wife and I booked this Motel on line. The location is excellent right over the road from the ocean which great views. The owners were also very friendly. Here is the downside. The motel needs to be bulldozed. It is something out of the 1960's with paint peeling and there was the pull cord from the ceiling to turn...

Thank Caravanerqld
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 May 2015

Next to a not very attractive pebble beach. Limited parking. Quiet, I could hear the waves at night. 20 minute walk into town centre where there is plenty of catering & shops. Accommodation basic. Lounge/kitchen, few utensils/crockery, microwave, fridge, kettle, toaster. Small TV (limited stations) sofa, table & four chairs. Very small bathroom, just sink & shower. Separate WC. Soap...

Thank Glennmore
Reviewed 4 November 2014 via mobile

We went to Kaikoura races and needed a place to stay for the night. we pre-booked and when we arrived I was taken aback by the facade but hey NEVER JUDGE A BOOM BY IT'S COVER. We were a party of 3 in 2 rooms and The owners were very helpful and accommodating. Ned was comfy and the facilities very...

Thank Antof88
Copenhagen, Denmark
Reviewed 22 April 2014

The Clearwater Motel is perfectly located on the Esplanade - the beach road of Kaikoura. If you are lucky you get one of the two sea-view apartments. We were fortunate as the price was under 90NZ$ - which was by far the best value for money we could find on the sea view side. There is a hostel charging 30NZ$...

1Thank Exithamster
Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 23 March 2013

Amongst the swarm of motels on the beach strip at esplanade in the Kaikoura peninsula, the best thing about the motel is the price.$110 for a double occupancy unit during the christmas season was a bargain. Units are old yet spacious. Interiors are cosmetically maintained with a bad insulation a probable turn off during cold nights. The kitchenette is spacious...

1Thank nandu_forever
Curitiba, Brazil
Reviewed 9 February 2013

Kaikoura has a gorgeous beach area and this motel is one of the many along the beach. \Spectacular to sit and watch the water - just don't stay in The Clearwater. It's so run down it isn't funny. We have been in motels across both islands for 4 weeks now and this was the worst by far. The shower was...

2Thank RuthCuritiba_Brazil
Peregian Beach, Australia
Reviewed 16 January 2013

We booked in for 2 nights at the beginning of Jan, 3 adults & 3 teenagers. We had a 2 bedroom, self contained unit right opposite the beach and made ourselves at home straight away. Terry & Bon, our wonderful hosts couldn't help us enough, they even moved another single bed into the unit so that only 1 had to...

1Thank karinalouise
Blenheim, New Zealand
Reviewed 25 November 2012

Classic kiwiana .. great location and awesome views .. nice and quiet away from the town but close enough if you want anything .. clean, comfortable and the host is very welcoming and friendly and happy to share useful tips for the area .. and the price is great given the views .. made for a great weekend away .....

Thank chook004

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  • Beachfront
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Public Wifi
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)

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Address: 168 Esplanade, Kaikoura, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Kaikoura
Number of rooms: 7
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“clean rooms with fantastic beach view”
tejalhitesh, 9 Feb 2016 | Read review
“One of the sea-views with verandah - The traffic is decent - don't worry!”
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