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Reviewed 24 May 2014 via mobile

Lovely private motel units in good location with friendly informative hosts. Lovely comfortable bed. Only thing lacking was a hairdryer and thought it was a bit odd having a clear glass window in the bathroom. Would stay again and recommend to others.

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San Francisco, California
Reviewed 21 April 2014

I feel struggled to rate Sails Motel. Just by Deb's hospitality, Sails deserves more than 5-star rating. Deb wants you to have the best experience you can and goes to great details to help you arrange your trip there, as call up the whale watching company to make booking and call up restaurants to make reservation for you. And she...

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Thank Cozysnow
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 16 April 2014

Well set up studio style rooms with kitchenette, and lounge set back from the Esplanade among lush gardens. Very peaceful and private, but still a short walk into town. Hostess Deb was incredibly warm, welcoming and helpful; suggesting activities in Kaikoura, and for our drive when arriving and then continuing south. A real highlight on our trip. Would love to...

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Thank Jean255057
Fareham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 April 2014

Stayed one night before departing early for whale watching. The room was functional, clean and tidy and perfectly equipped for a short stay. Set back from the Esplanade, Sails is conveniently situated for the town and other amenities. The star of the stay though is Deb - a perfect host who went to the trouble of ordering fish and chips...

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Thank Ian B
Southwell, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 March 2014

Sails is quite small, in a good location, on the beach road but tucked away from any road noise. Deb went out of her way to be helpful and we were almost overloaded with information. It was a relatively short walk into town. Before we booked, Deb helped us with advise about whale watching and when to go. Good pace...

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Thank peterandvivien
Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 7 March 2014

Spent one night here and Deb, the host, couldn't have been more helpful. She gave suggestions on what to do, where to eat, how to get places. Room was private and quiet and spotlessly clean. Wished we could have stayed longer.

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Thank Sue27_11
Lostwithiel, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 February 2014

A gem of a place, off the main road and very quiet. Debbie, our hostess, went the extra mile (kilometer) to ensure that our plans for the weekend were satisfied. Bed: very comfortable; sitting area with tv; small kitchenette with microwave, toaster and kettle providing a facility to prepare simple food if not wanting to eat out. Kaikoura has a...

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Thank Toops_and_Bob
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 January 2014

We stayed here for two nights straight after arriving in New Zealand and Deb couldn't have been more attentive in checking whether the whale watching tour we were booked on for the next day was the best in terms f the weather. She also offered lots of advice on other activities, restaurants and stops for our long drive to Dunedin...

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Thank Kate D
Talladega, Alabama
Reviewed 13 December 2013

Deb seems determined that you have a great time in Kaikoura! Very helpful and sweet. Our room was OK, not my favorite of the trip, but had most of what we needed. It wasn't set up to allow cooking, but we didn't want to there anyway. Not at all fancy, it was clean and convenient to restaurants. No coffee maker...

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Thank fountain2
Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 6 December 2013

While it doesn't have a view, Sails Motel is a lovely spot, tucked away off the road and very quiet and private. The unit we took is a good sized studio, spotlessly clean, with dedicated sitting, eating and sleeping areas as well as a kichenette and ensuite. There is a very nice patio space outside with table and chairs surrounded...

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking

Additional Information about Sails Motel

Address: 134 Esplanade, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Kaikoura
Number of rooms: 4
Also Known As:
Sails Hotel Kaikoura
Sails Motel Kaikoura
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#7 Romantic Hotel in Kaikoura
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“The units are all the same at the back, there was a bigger apartment at the front that may suit a larger group.”
 of 5 bubbles BankerE, 9 Mar 2016 | Read review
“All rooms the same. We were in rooms 3 & 4”
 of 5 bubbles bobbinin, 4 Mar 2016 | Read review
“All rooms appear to be on a par. I don't think any room was better located than any other.”
 of 5 bubbles GlenS361, 11 Apr 2015 | Read review
“We had room 3. Any room would be ok we had plenty of light being on the end.”
 of 5 bubbles 668debbiej, 11 Mar 2015 | Read review
“Book early if you want to get in! I think all 3 rooms were of the same high standard as our's.”
 of 5 bubbles mehefinllanmaes, 17 Feb 2015 | Read review
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