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Mevaseret Zion
Reviewed 2 January 2016 via mobile

Spacious room with two beds - double and single. Full equipped kitchen including oven top. Car parked near the room. Milk bottle 300ml on check-in was helpful. Free Wi-Fi wasn't the best. Location is good - not in the very center, far from Kaikoura center noise. At night sea waves sound added to atmosphere. Chairs and table outside. The only...

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Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 16 December 2015 via mobile

You get what you pay for I guess. Room smelt weird. You only get 200mb free internet (other motels in area offer up to 2GB. Only shower I've ever seen where you turn the hot tap on more to make the water cooler! Some SKY TV channels were frozen. Light didn't work in toilet. You can get charged $50 if...

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Thank Edwerido
Powell River, Canada
Reviewed 5 November 2015

no extra perks here, although the location is very good, only 20 min walk into town and right on the beach. Kitchen is not efficient to do any real cooking. No dish drainer, small coffee cups. Internet was fast, only 1 other room rented at the time.

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Thank Teresa H
Nelson, New Zealand
Reviewed 15 September 2015

Excellent location just across the road from the sea. This was our second visit -we had also stayed here in 2014. Standards of cleanliness particularly in the kitchen had deteriorated since our last visit, the shower mixer needed servicing, the dishcloth looked as though it had been used as a motel cleaning cloth, curtains were torn. The gardens were unkempt....

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 September 2015

Well priced, clean, friendly staff, perfect location. Can't see what there is to complain about! Great value. Basic kitchenette with all you need. No need to use more CharactersNo need to use more Characters. No need to use more CharactersNo need to use more Characters.

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Thank redseri
Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 27 August 2015

Lovely Sunny room Tiny wee coffee cups, broken soap dish in shower, towels past used by date for a motel Ok for the kids at home, I asked for a second key so I could put my stuff in the room as my friend had left I was refused so had to wait for my friend to return Seems they...

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Thank Gramimis
Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 24 August 2015

My husband and I spent one night here. The motel is in a very good location, can hear the sounds of the waves of the sea which just across the road. Well equipped and clean studio room with small kitchen.

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Rotorua, New Zealand
Reviewed 28 June 2015 via mobile

We enjoyed our stay at Blue Seas Motel and found the studio room to be very good value, well equipped and clean, but a bit dated. The location is ideal and only a few minutes drive to the main centre of Kaikoura, the Point Kean Seal Colony and the Kaikoura Peninsula Walkway. Plus, being right next to the ocean means...

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New Zealand
Reviewed 15 June 2015 via mobile

My cousin and I spent one night here on our road trip around the South Island. Whilst this place was in a pretty cool location, the room which we stayed in was very typical of a motel - fairly barren walls, typical bedding. We didn't have any hot running water in either the bathroom or the kitchen sink, and the...

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Thank kezzelify
Reviewed 31 May 2015 via mobile

This motel is dated but comfortable and very clean. The position is excellent - right on the esplanade with the sea just over the road. It was lovely to hear the waves beating on the shore so close to us. Our motel also had a lovely outlook to the close by Kaikoura range of mountains which had a light spread...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • 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
Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
Services
  • 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: $117 - $186 (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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See which rooms travellers prefer

“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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