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Beachcomber Motel
Ranked #31 of 32 Kaikoura B&B and Inns
Reviewed 26 September 2013

was good place is cheap .. kinda like entering the twilight zone. tis a roof over the head and is what it says to be. dont expect too much if ur rich and snooty. was pleased to see a pleasant older man and a younger chirpy woman cutting back hedges and painting the walls. very friendly. would recommend.

  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 10 April 2013

The room is old and needs some maintenance. No insect screens meant the room had many flies inside when we arrived. Outside light didn't work. Heating was only a small fan heater, which was inadequate for a night when snow fell on the outside hills! Also, the internet advertised wasn't working. However, the bed was clean and comfy and the morning view was lovely.

Stayed: April 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 6 January 2013 via mobile

We booked online and purely on price. It was our last stop before heading to the ferry at Picton. It was like stepping back in time, as the room seemed untouched since the 60's, but it was what I expected, A hotel room in Kaikoura for the price I wanted to pay. It had everything an expensive hotel had just 50 years older. We were looking for a comfortable bed and a good nights sleep, and we got it.

  • Stayed: January 2013
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Reviewed 2 January 2013

Another long day on the road, meant that we would be arriving in Kaikoura late at night. We called ahead to inform the reception. Richard the owner was extremely pleasant, telling us not to worry about what time we arrived and was more concerned about us arriving safely. He said that he would turn the lights on in the unit that we were assigned and leave the key on the bed for us. We arrived at 11pm and Richard attended to us extremely pleasantly. These are the small courtesies that make one motel different from another.

  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled with friends
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1  Thank Goirish90
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Reviewed 29 September 2012

The motel is an older motel and a bit dated but it is tidy and clean and the manager is friendly and helpful and it is nearby to new world and some other shops as well as subway and only a few minutes by car to the centre. There is no noise from the road and there is undercover parking for your car and the cost is reasonable so what else could you ask for.

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 21 July 2012

our room was old but well maintained and clean the bed was so comfortable i did not want to get up. the view of snow covered mountains was very nice to wake up to. a bit far from the town but we found everything we needed at the shopping centre nearby as well as a friendly pub with good meals. all in all it was a good place to stay.

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 20 April 2012

Having stayed here many years ago, decided to stay again. This last stay will be memorabile for the comforts LACKING.
The initial suprise, was to find no Dead bolts on the doors, let alone not being to shut some windows! The lighting was so poor, that to read, you were far better off outside.
The refrigerator was not cleaned out from the previous occupant.
No milk was provided, and the shower / hot water had a timer device, allowing approx 2 minutes supply.
There were plenty of visitors, in the form of houseflies, but no means to controll them.
The electric blanket only worked on 1 side. and th Toilet Paper was almost impossible to extract!

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  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled on business
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Thank john h
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Additional Information about Beachcomber Motel

Address: 169 Beach Road, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Kaikoura
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Shuttle Bus service
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Ranked #31 of 32 B&Bs / Inns in Kaikoura
Price Range: £66 - £89 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Beachcomber Motel 3*
Number of rooms: 4
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