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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

Booked online ahead of going over to NZ. This hotel is a little further up the Esplanade, away from the the main shopping district, but still walking distance. It was very clean and comfortable. The staff were really helpful and very nice. It is a real shame that Kaikoura has been so badly affected by the recent earthquakes. I really...

Thank KaraSian
Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The motel is situated on the sea front. It is a bit out of town but if you have a car, it is just 5 mintues back to town. We arrived a bit early and checked in without problem. The staff was very kind and told us where to go for some free sightseeing. The room is simple but spacious....

Thank P A
Reviewed 24 October 2016

Very welcoming ,clean and very comfortable. Best nights sleep do far. The only glitch was with the the WiFi but the manager spent time ironing out the problem,very helpful snd nothing seemed too much trouble. If in the area again I would definitely use them again and recommend them to others

Thank Jane T
Marlborough Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 26 September 2016

We stayed for one night en route to Christchurch. Friendly welcome. Rooms are comfortable and clean. Car parking right outside door. Great spot across the road from the sea. Had trouble connecting to Wifi , kept cutting out.

Thank The3Gees
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

This is a basic and clean motel, absolutely fine for one night but I wouldn't have wished for an extended stay here. Room was clean if not entirely modern and staff were helpful. Good TV - and not much else to do apart from walking down to the town for food of which there was little choice at this point...

Thank Natasha8910
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

We stayed here in June as part of a South Island road trip. Rooms are big, clean and comfortable with all the basics and car park right out front. Beautiful views to wake up to with the water opposite.

Thank mar8688
Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

Arrived in the dark, so we were totally blown away in the morning with the view! Was a very comfortable unit, comfy bed and warm. Just what we needed before the long drive to Dunedin the next day. The staff were really nice, and we had to call them because the ferry had got in late, and they were fine...

Thank OscarPirate
Reviewed 26 July 2016

It is a nice motel with the beach right across the road. The room is clean and comfortable. Kitchen has everything we need to make our own meal. It is on a main road near the south end of the peninsula so it is easy to find and not noisy. We arrived a bit early when the staff is still...

Thank Alex W
Reviewed 24 July 2016

Arrived late in the dark looking for a budget place to stay. This motel was our second choice and had a sign out the front advertising good rates for the night. It was a good rate for what we wanted. Spacious room with kitchen. Overlooks the ocean but couldn't get a view from our room. We were leaving early so...

Thank Kruzi
Peebles, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 May 2016

My daughter and I were doing a roadtrip round South Island and came back to Kaikoura at the last minute on the way back to Picton so we didn't have a lot of time to find somewhere to stay. While I would agree with some other comments the accommodation is a bit tired, however it was clean, quiet, pretty well...

Thank wiredsteve

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  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service

Additional Information about Blue Seas Motel

Address: 222 Esplanade, Kaikoura, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Kaikoura
Price Range: $118 - $188 (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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#5 On the Beach Hotel in Kaikoura
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“Ask for a room with a view. Also bargain for the right price.”
 of 5 bubbles Kruzi, 23 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Rooms closer to beach have a better outlook and sound of waves”
 of 5 bubbles stoodlee, 27 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Best to choose at least a unit with a separate bedroom;definitely not a studio unit.”
 of 5 bubbles 1margy2, 15 Sep 2015 | Read review
“Best View would be the front unit”
 of 5 bubbles Gramimis, 27 Aug 2015 | Read review
“ocean view, cozy place”
 of 5 bubbles h3niwjy, 24 Aug 2015 | Read review
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