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Sails Motel
Ranked #13 of 20 Hotels in Kaikoura
Reviewed 28 April 2012

We made our second visit here because we had enjoyed our first stay so much. We received a warm welcome from Ted and Debs who as on our previous visit had plenty of advice on things to do and places to eat. We highly recommend Sails motel to anyone visiting Kaikoura.

  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 April 2012

Quietly tucked away with very helpful hosts, our first experience of a NZ motel and it did not disappoint. The room was well appointed and had everything we needed for our 2 night stay. Good recommendations of places to eat and things to see. Would certainly recommend

  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 April 2012

We were given great advice by the owners Deb and Ted even before we confirmed our booking. Location is great, right on the esplanade but up a lane so no traffic noise. Reaslly comfortable and friendly. Advice and help from owners made our stay in Kaikura much more enjoyable. Good value and would recommend to all ages.

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  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 4 April 2012

We stayed for one night, and have to echo previous reviews...the rooms are a little basic (and maybe a little small in terms of space to put your bag), but the price reflects this, and they were clean and tidy. As others have said, Debbie is a great host and will go out of her way to make your stay enjoyable. So would definitely recommend if you don't need anything 'fancy'!

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank sim0ne84
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Reviewed 1 April 2012

True the drive into the motel was narrow, but not a big deal. The rooms were spotless and in a very quiet setting! The location was great just a half block from the ocean. Deb and her husband were great helping us decide on where to go and what to do and where to eat. When we were ready to leave they even got the ferry information about the weather with all the phone numbers to call if needed as the weather had been pretty wild.




Steve & Imelda

Stayed: March 2012, travelled with friends
1  Thank arnie56513
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Reviewed 12 March 2012

We had the most wonderful time in Kaikoura thanks to Debbie and Ted. Ted picked us up from and to the train station, and Debbie's recommendation on where and what to do really made our time in Kaikoura really special - highly recommend the roadside BBQ, lavender farm and the dolphin swim. The warmth and generosity that we received from Debbie and Ted really stood out for us during our time in New Zealand as they took such great care of us, making sure that we had a good time in Kaikoura. The rooms are clean, spacious and and location is not too far from the town centre too.

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1  Thank GeohT
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Reviewed 8 March 2012

I would agree with all the positive comments, just emphazising Debbie's helpfulness!

That said (the main thing!), I think guests would appreciate a more streamlined booking process, using modern technology, as well as the availability of a WiFi net.

Besides, the narrow driveway is an interesting challenge - where I would fear to meet a bigger car, forcing me to back all the way out again ... :-)

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Sails Motel

Address: 134 Esplanade, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Kaikoura
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
#7 Romantic Hotel in Kaikoura
Number of rooms: 4
Also Known As:
Sails Hotel Kaikoura
Sails Motel Kaikoura

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