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Las Vegas, Nevada
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The room is quite large with a refrig, microwave, dishes and sink. The room is clean and the beds are comfortable. It's quite basic, but for the price, it is very much worth it. The WiFi is not free, but you can buy 1GB for five NZD. It is right across from the beach and within walking distance from town.

Thank rosieox
Monza, Italy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Seaview motel is nicely located on the waterfront, facing the Kaikoura gulf. After a whale watching tour, the perfect place you can chose for the night is in front of the sea, and we got a wonderful room with a huge window facing the ocean (if you look at the hotel pics, it is the big window on the...

Thank BurgerQueen78
Scottsdale, Arizona
Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Very nice motel without pretense. Comfortable and spacious room. The front room view was priceless with expansive views of the Pacific bay and the snow capped mountains. Hosts Donna and Harold were very nice and take pride in their property The Kelly's

Thank Joe K
Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Had a fab family time in Kaikoura. Seaview Motel topped it off. Great place to be able to spend time altogether in one place. Beautiful views of...the sea, listening to the surf crashing on the beach was magic.

Thank Airportguesthouse
Reviewed 15 September 2016

Love this place. Nice location right off the main road. Clean with great amenities. Was running late, called up the owner. She accommodated by having the room opened with the key in the sloth, ready for us. Love that Kiwi kindness. The Ocean view and sounds of the waves in the morning just elevated the experience. Remember, it's a motel...

Thank L S
Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Booked on star rating 4.5, however I would only give it a 2 star rating. No Seaview in what was a lined shed out the back, one tiny little heater, beds ok. Owners seemed friendly enough- just needs a major face lift, I suppose the old saying is you get what you pay for- however was thrown off by star...

Thank renea_123
Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand
Reviewed 24 June 2016

lovely people but place needs a reno,the rooms look better than the outside appearance,our room was tucked in behind the others no view whatsoever,a disappointment to me as love water views,no parking outside unit had to park down back,also room layout was a bit crazy the bed was in the kitchen area,apart from all this it was cosy and warm,ok...

Thank Yvonne K
Moscow, Idaho
Reviewed 19 March 2016 via mobile

We stayed for one night . Pros. - big and nice bed , basic kitchen facilities , clean , TV with a 24/7 movie channel Cons. - bathroom is quite old and cold, old windows If the price was 100 I would give it 5 stars , but for 120 it is a bit overpriced , so 4 stars.

Thank Dmitry-vgr
Sahuarita, Arizona
Reviewed 10 March 2016

Great location IF you book an "ocean view" room. We were 2 couples so we booked 2 bedroom / 1 bathroom unit #17. The glass enclosed sunroom was a big addition that made this unit work well for us. No real cook top or oven. We had originally requested the upper floor apartment but it was under construction (remodel) when...

Thank AZfreebirds
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 March 2016 via mobile

It's an old school motel, it's not boutique accommodation but it's clean and comfortable. The couple who run it are friendly and always available to help. They gave me a lift to my whale watching tour and to my coach when I was leaving. The website tells you which rooms have sea views. Mine didn't, but I could hear the...

Thank NaomiBeeLondon

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Beachfront
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  • Kitchenette
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
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  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Seaview Motel ...If you want an enjoyable and memorable experience,thenthis is the place to stay.Sitated on the seafront only metres to the seashore on the Kaikoura Esplanade.With uninterrupted views of mountains and seaviews from 4 of our prime units,easy walking distance to shopping centre,bars & restaurants & Summer swimming pool.Your hosts Gordon & Donna,provide spotless and tidy accommodation,bookings for the many local activities(Whalewatching/Dolphin Encounters/Golf/Seal Encounters/Hiking Trails/Fishing Charters/you name it,we'll book it for you...Summer guest BBQ area,bring along your BBQ food and refreshments,...Or simply kick back in your unit or on the beach,and listen to the sound of the sea lapping away,and enjoy your glass of wine and just RELAX....We look forward to seeing you soon... ... more   less 

Additional Information about Seaview Motel

Address: 164 Esplanade, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Kaikoura
Price Range: £51 - £91 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Seaview Motel 3*
Number of rooms: 9
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“ask for seaview”
 of 5 bubbles YvonneK874, 24 Jun 2016 | Read review
“The 2 bedroom / 1 bathroom unit #17 is nice!”
 of 5 bubbles AZfreebirds, 9 Mar 2016 | Read review
“The 2 bedroom apartment overlooks the ocean.”
 of 5 bubbles peterfX4901MK, 1 Feb 2016 | Read review
“We had unit 5 and found it very quiet and we slept well”
 of 5 bubbles 449trishg, 17 Jan 2016 | Read review
“We had the top floor room, the view was amazing.”
 of 5 bubbles 497susanb, 30 Nov 2015 | Read review
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