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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...
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Property amenities
Free Parking
Golf course
Laundry Service
Non-Smoking Hotel
Paid Wifi
Tennis Court
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Non-Smoking Rooms
Refrigerator in room
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This property is greatly in need of maintenance, even several years after the earthquakes! The WIFI was slow and unreliable. While it did connect at times, at others it would not. We were in the upstairs room overlooking the sea (with a great view of the moon over the sea). The
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We only spent one night in Kaikoura, but found it to be a lovely spot for a stopover. Granted, we didn't do any of the big ticket items like whale watching or swimming with dolphins, but found the Peninsula walk to be enjoyable and the views of the ocean and seals memorable. We
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Response from KaikouraSeaviews, Manager at Seaview Motel
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Katherine Thank you for taking the time to post a review - we do appreciate it! We are very pleased you found your unit comfortable and enjoyed our lovely part of the world. Best wishes for the rest of your trip Barbara and Tony
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The motel has a mixed review. It was nicely located across from a beach, about a 1/4 mile to restaurants and the I-Site, and a 1/2 mile to the trailhead for the peninsula hike. The two destinations are in opposite directions, but very walkable, or if driving, the parking was
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Response from KaikouraSeaviews, Manager at Seaview Motel
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Nina Thank you for taking time out of your holiday to post a review. We will raise your comments with the owner. We were not aware of the problem with the hot water to the bathroom sink this is a new issue - so thanks for bringing this to our attention, we will have it looked at. We hope you enjoyed you time in Kaikoura and have a lovely rest of your trip in New Zealand Kind regards Barbara and Tony
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This was a superb stay. Our room faced the Kaikoura sea front and is a 10/15 minute walk from the town centre. Barbara and Tony do a fantastic job running the place. Tony provided some great local knowledge and places to visit and see and eat and drink which were most helpful.
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Response from KaikouraSeaviews, Manager at Seaview Motel
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Guest Thank you for taking time out of your holiday to post a review, we appreciate it very much! We are so pleased you had an enjoyable stay and do hope to see you in the future. Best wishes Barbara and Tony
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We stayed for one night, and it was just fine for that. The hosts were friendly and helpful and whilst our room didn't have a sea view you only had to go to the front of the property and it was there in all it's glory! There were, as with most places, pluses and minuses, but
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Response from KaikouraSeaviews, Manager at Seaview Motel
Responded 9 Dec 2018
Dear TumbleTed Thank you for taking the time to post a review, we are pleased that overall you had a pleasant stay. We too were disappointed with the contractors working all day both days of the weekend, some notice of this would have been nice so we could at least warn our guests. We are expecting the building to be over very soon thankfully. Warm regards
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The View
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Amazing sunrise from your own own
"Look for rooms 1,2,3 or 8 as they overlook the sea"
"Room 2 is great"
"Rooms that face the seashore would be a better buy if you like the views"
"choose a better hotel if I were you but if there are no choice around you reserve the one in front of the road."
"Would only stay here in a sea view room."
US$87 - US$134 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
New ZealandSouth IslandCanterbury RegionKaikoura
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