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Katikati, New Zealand
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27 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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.

Thank RoxanneBusan
New Zealand
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69 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
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.

Thank Geepnz
Invercargill, New Zealand
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7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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... More 

Thank Darryl H
Hastings, New Zealand
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20 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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... More 

Thank Alexander S
Level Contributor
5 reviews
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. ☺

Thank Bridget C
Reefton, New Zealand
1 review
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... More 

Thank LanternCourt
Claremont, California
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126 reviews
64 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
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... More 

Thank R00catt
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... More 

Derby, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
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.

Thank Davidb365121
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. More 

Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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149 reviews
70 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
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... More 

Thank Christiane W
San Francisco, California
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30 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2016

We stayed here in December 2015 during our 2-week vacation. We were here for 2 nights. The rooms are spacious and clean, but rather dated. But all of the hotels in the area are that way it seems. It's just a few minutes from city center where we found some great burgers, Tip Top ice cream and some fun souvenirs.... More 

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

Thank you for your comments, I hope you enjoyed your stay in Kaikoura. We wish to point out that considerable effort goes into the constant maintenance and upkeep of the Motel. The units have all been refurbished 2015 with paint, drapes, carpeting, beds & bedding, shower domes in shower units. The outside building will be repainted in full after Easter... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Pool
  • 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, Pub
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Pool
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • 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 - £120 (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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#9 Luxury Hotel in Kaikoura
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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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