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Merseyside
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

Husband & I stayed here for 2 nights as we had booked on the Whale Watching tour. Staff very friendly & although the room was very clean it was very dated. Felt the cupboards needed a face lift. We had tea & coffee facilities plus kettle, microwave etc, but there was no sink for us to wash our dishes, so...

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Lobsterinn, Manager at Lobster Inn Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Studio units are advertised with having no kitchens - simple tea/coffee and breakfast making facilities. Delux studios are larger rooms with kitchen facilities and more suited to multiple night stays unless you are happy with basics. Rooms have been refurbished over 2015 and 2016, some cupboard doors were marked during the earthquake due to items crashing onto them and are...

Katikati, New Zealand
Reviewed 14 October 2016

We paid more here than the middle of Christchurch. Rooms were small, clearly for the Asian market. Too close to the pub and quite noisy. I wouldn't bother to book here again. Very, very average.....blah.

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New Zealand
Reviewed 9 October 2016

We stopped here for a stop over between Picton and Invercargill. The Lobster Inn is clean and comfortable. It's good for an overnight however I would have prefer net curtains on the ranch sliders as I felt it lacked privacy.

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Invercargill, New Zealand
Reviewed 10 August 2016

Very good facility located on main road between Christchurch and Picton. Has its own restaurant and bar, with Pokies and a TAB. Meals very good, large in quantity. Well priced and appears also to be popular with locals and travellers. A great place for a group of friends to stay. Has cheaper accommodation at the back of the motels by...

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Hastings, New Zealand
Reviewed 3 August 2016

A very clean and comfortable motel.Was very tied from a previous experience and certainly caught up with a good 8 hours in this very nice unit. Having said that the TV station options available were only 4 with a very matter of fact note on not to play with the remote. Little wonder in this days expectation. Clients not to...

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Reviewed 27 April 2016 via mobile

Such a friendly local establishment! The room was clean and tidy, the restaurant attached was fun and upbeat offering a great pizza deal. Would stay again. The woman in the front office really went above and beyond - thank you. ☺

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Reefton, New Zealand
Reviewed 25 April 2016

We had such a great time here. Such value for money. We arrived early so had lunch at the Hotel and meet the lovely Kate behind the bar. Walked to town then came back for dinner. The atmosphere is awesome and Kate is a star. The motel was quiet, cosy and very clean. What more could you want. We'll be...

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Claremont, California
Reviewed 3 March 2016

Location? No, nothing to recommend it, just on the main street on the edge of a rather gray little town. You can walk in to "downtown" but it's not close and there isn't much to see on the way. Rooms comfortable enough but have one glass wall that fronts on a corridor so privacy only by pulling the curtains and...

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Lobsterinn, Owner at Lobster Inn Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Im sorry you felt this way about our lovely Town - Kaikoura has an abundance to offer but obviously nothing suited your interests which is a shame as you missed out on some lovely scenery, walks, eco tourism activities and more. Information is available in your room and also the Office staff are only too pleased to point you in...

Derby, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 March 2016

Whale Watching trip was excellent ,three whales hundreds of Dolphins and very professional trip, The Lobster motor lodge Inn modern clean and very professional but it was still very friendly. Bar and restaurant next door friendly with good pub food.

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Lobsterinn, Owner at Lobster Inn Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for this lovely review - it is uplifting to get this sort of feedback and see people enjoy their stay and have a wonderful experience with their activity of choice.

Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
Reviewed 26 February 2016 via mobile

Located about 1.5km on a quite busy highway which is however pretty calm at night time. We arrived by public transport into Kaikoura and had a shuttle bus waiting at the bus stop, taking us to the motel for 8$ each. You can walk back into the city either along the stony beach or on a pathwalk through the dunes...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair access
Food & drink at the hotel
Lobster Inn Motor Lodge
Lobster Inn Motor Lodge
Cuisines: Bar, New Zealand, Seafood
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Room Service
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Conference Facilities
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Studio rooms with tea/coffee and breakfast making facilities to delux studios and family units with kitchen facilites. Delux poolside units have own balconies and look over leisure area and out to Kaikoura Mountain ranges. Ample free car parking and boat parks available. Guest Laundry. Free internet,Zenbu wireless . Holiday park off Hawthorne Road access offers quality sites all with power and water. Fish filleting area, waste station and ample parking. On site Restaurant and Sports Bar offering full TAB and Gaming Lounge. Your one stop solution for your travelling requirements. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Lobster Inn Motor Lodge

Address: 115 Beach Road, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Kaikoura
Price Range: £74 - £110 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Lobster Inn Motor Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 24
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“Don't bother.”
 of 5 bubbles RoxanneBusan, 13 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Rooms behind restaurant and bar help deaden the traffic noise of the main road”
 of 5 bubbles 640darrylh, 10 Aug 2016 | Read review
“all rooms are fine it is a modern motel with restaurant and bar next door.”
 of 5 bubbles Davidb365121, 2 Mar 2016 | Read review
“best thing about the hotel - convenient.”
 of 5 bubbles PlanItPlanet, 31 Jan 2016 | Read review
“This room was great and area very quiet”
 of 5 bubbles 449trishg, 12 Sep 2015 | Read review
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